Friday, December 24, 2010

Advent Calendar Day Twenty four and 12 Days swap, Day 12

I'm still not here. I'm on autopilot again, but hope you didn't think I would leave you out in the cold. I'm with my friend Scott and his family at his parent's house. Expect pictures after I return home.

This countdown is really nearly over, and I've had so much fun opening the boxes and seeing what pops out each day.

And today is no exception. Out popped a set of vintage sparkly earrings. Now I could have altered them, but at the time I made the box, I just couldn't bring myself to do so. They look too sweet this way.

And they would have been so lonely if they had been separated.

It was fun seeing how artsy and creative I could get photographing these. Now I know why people like to photograph jewelry.

And look at the final day's packaging of the 12 Days of Christmas swap countdown. I sort of hid the packaging, because once again, this one was packaged with the individual's name who it was intended for. Since I was not supposed to play in this swap, the name doesn't match mine. But the one on the package sure does!

Inside I found a clever little Lord Leaping, the final gift in the song and the swap. This one was completed by Rita at Art by Rikae. And it looks like I'm going to be filled with glitter in the coming months, especially when I use all these lovely colors. And we all know how glitter sticks to any and everything, so you might even get some on you.

Don't these look lovely all bunched together? I'm so glad I actually got to play in this swap. Now all the headaches and frustration have melted away and I'm left with some pretty spectacular art.

On the 26th, we will begin opening these, and tomorrow, I will open all these spectacular gifts you see people have sent me. I'm simply overwhelmed by the generosity of this blogging community. Thank you all beyond belief.

Today's blog goes to Rita at Art by Rikae. I met Rita when she took my free online altered book class. Although she admits she hasn't blogged since the class, she should be doing more of it. She is a super artist who thinks she's a novice. I think she's a super person, full of giving, caring, and artfulness. So please say hi to Rita today. And prepare yourself for the big day tomorrow!

3 thoughtful remarks:

~*~Patty S said...

Merry Merry Christmas Elizabeth
Hope you are off having a wonderful time
Sending Lots of Love and Joy to you and our planet

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Stopping by to say hello and to wish you Much Love & Happiness and Many Blessings this Christmas and into the New Year.
Have a wonderful time with your friends!
Hugs & Love,
Carol Anne

La Dolce Vita said...

Buon Natale E! I hope the day is just splendid! xx's cat