Monday, August 7, 2017

T Stands For gifts from my friend Chris

My dear friend Chris (sorry, links still don't work) whose blog can be found at sent me this awesomely awesome envelope.

Somehow I don't think the British PO got the hint.  I've never seen postmarks like that before.

Of course, I had to show the lovely stamping Chris did on the envelope, too.

Once open, I fell over in stunned silence (something quite unusual for me)

as I admired the lovely card made especially for Bleubeard and Squiggles.  Note also how the cups on the ATC glisten in this light.

I simply couldn't believe myself when I saw these dies.  I was not just stunned, but incredibly honored, especially after the paltry gift I sent Chris.

Not only did Bleubeard and Squiggles get a card, I got one, too.

Wonderful goodies, stamped images, dies, and die cuts, too!

Somehow the light didn't capture the beauty of this glittery piece the way it did when I photographed it earlier from high above the table. 

And this gorgeous ATC is what I am using to qualify this as a T post today!

Last week, Eileen asked me if the back of my ATC was a stamp.  I explained mine was computer generated, but knowing Chris, whose middle name should be stamper (or stamping queen), I'm quite certain this is a stamp.

Now it's your turn to share your T entry this week.  The rules are extremely simple.  Your drink related post may be anything from a photo of a glass, cup, or mug, to an actual drink.  You may choose to share a sketch or a digital, hybrid, or traditional page in your scrapbook, art journal, or altered book as I did today.  Maybe you'd prefer to share a tag, or wow us with your photography.  You might choose a postcard or decorated card.  You might even draw an image on a used tea bag.  Or perhaps you prefer to review a place you visited, a movie, or book.  It makes no difference as long as it's drink related.  And don't forget that the more unique and outside the box it is, the better we like it.  Please tie it back here, and please link only to your T post, not your entire blog.  When you link, Bleubeard, the T gang, and I will be by to visit.   Bleubeard would also like to remind you that your photos may be taken any time, even months or years ago, if you choose.

26 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

You got some wonderful gifts from Chris, enjoy. I'm sure the cats are happy, too. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

johanna said...

what a wonderful surprise - and i will Keep the idea to beg the postoffice not to mark the stamps too much:))
happy t-day, elizabeth!

Helen said...

Fabulous gifts from Chris.

kathyinozarks said...

Such lovely fun mail--stunning cards-how special one for you and one for the kitties-that was really sweet. an awesome friend hugs
Happy T Day Kathy

Let's Art Journal said...

What wonderful happy mail you recived from Chris! The cards and ATC are stunning and that was very kind of her to send you all those goodies too, I can't wait to see how you use them :-) . Wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)

Meggymay said...

Enjoy your Happy mail Gifts from Chris, UK post always seems to make a mess of stamps. The cards and ATC's looked lovely.
I think Bleubeard and Squiggles would have liked getting the card as well.
Happy T day wishes .
Yvonne xx

CJ Kennedy said...

Such wonderful goodies. I was so charmed by cards, especially the kitty cards. Love the blue. Awesome ATC and perfect for your T entry. Happy T Day

My name is Erika. said...

Wow. What a great gift you got from Chris. I really like the kitty card. Chris makes the best whimsical and fun pieces. :) Hope you have a fantastic T day. Hugs-Erika

kathyinozarks said...

Hi Elizabeth to answer your question the glycerin soaps are easy to make and ready to use as soon as they set up. I found a supplier when I decided to make and sell soap on etsy a few years ago that sells all natural glycerin soap bases with lots of choices-lots of how to videos and free recipes I enjoyed the process but there are so many soapers I just didn't do well.
when I first retired here to the woods one of the things I wanted to do was make soap from scratch, I picked up a couple books on it and then I decided I really did not want to play with lye in the end-and the curing process plus I discovered from buying some homemade soaps my skin does not like the homemade lye soaps-tou harsh for my skin. I know all soaps have lye in it but the homemade soap didn't work for me.
I love aldi's gluten free items and the price is soooo much better too. they carry bread and flour tortillas even they have allot of choices for gluten free.their brownie mix is really good.
I started canning when I was a little girl helping my Mom-I have always canned every year and I enjoy doing it--I love making things in my kitchen and the canning brings me back to my ancestors too love that

Carol said...

WOW! You made out with the great gifts form Chris. She is such a lovely and talented person. Hopefully next week my brain will be back to working part time at least :)

Cindy McMath said...

Lovely assortment of gifts. Too bad about the postmarks. :(. Love the ATC too and the cards!

Rita said...

Oh, how sweet of her! You will think of wonderful ways to use these gifts. :)

Dortesjs said...

great gifts
NOW I have linked to your t days with my cups, dont know if i did it rigth? and what can i winn?

froebelsternchen Susi said...

You got wonderful gifts from Chris! She sent this all with much love to you- that's for sure!
I am happy with you!
Happy T-Day dear Elizabeth!
oxo Susi

chrissie said...

A Fantastic package from Chris and she will know it has been sent to the right person and we will all look forward to seeing your makes using some of the things.

Have a very happy Tea Day Elizabeth and Bluebeard

Love Chrissie xx

Lisca Meijer said...

Wow! Such happy mail! I love the stamped/drawn envelope with the beautiful stamps. I think all the mail goes through the machine nowadays and there was nobody to read that kind request.
The gifts are awesome and the Little bits and bobs always fun. The ATC is really lovely. With a very special one for Squiggles and Bleubears. Chris has really pulled out all the stops.
Have a great T-Day,

Halle said...

Love the gifts and especially that card from Chris! Just amazing!
Happy T day!

Darla said...

Oh, mail! Mail with goodies! Chris put together quite a package for you and I'm sure you will put every scrap of it to good use.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Honestly, it's looks like the postie who canceled those stamps deliberately defaced three of the four. Must have been having a bad day. They're wonderful stamps - especially the Beatrix Potter cat. It's a good thing the postie couldn't touch the goodies inside. Oh my, what a treasure trove Chris sent you! Beautiful dies, lovely cards for all three members of your family, plus other crafty goodies. It must have felt like Christmas ;-)

Happy T-Day, Elizabeth, Bleubeard and Squiggles! Hugs, Eileen

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Elizabeth! I am so embarrassed yet at the same time so happy that you liked everything! Yes the ATC details is a stamp - I used to belong to an ATC swap group so I have a couple more! The elephant card was always intended for you even though it was a TIOT sample - I just thought it would appeal to you! As for the 'Boys' card it was using a new stamp that as soon as I saw it I thought of Bluebeard and Squiggles! I am hoping to use as an Anniversary card soon! I still don't think my gifts can match those beautiful papers - at the moment they are wishing strokable (Very gently) distance in my craft room! Happy T Day, Big hugs, Chrisxx ps Trust the PO to mess things up…STILL!!! Better than last time though! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Ha! Ha! That's 'within' stroking distance!!! xx

Gaby Bee said...

How nice of her! I am happy for you. There is nothing better than to receive such beautiful gifts, isn't it ;) Enjoy your goodies, Elizabeth!

Gaby xo

Divers and Sundry said...

What a day-brightener! She sent such a wonderful packet. Thx for sharing it with us :)

Happy T Tuesday

Krisha said...

Belated anniversary dear E! What special things the post man brought you too.
Thanks for warm welcome back, seems like ages since I've been to tea.
Still unpacking my supplies, so art post may be far and few between for a while.
Happy T-day

*Vicki* said...

What a very sweet gift from your friend! :) Such fabulous goodies to play with!! :) Thanks for sharing!

Pamela Gerard said...

Whoa -- I have never seen postmarks like those either -- but they are better than the black Sharpie marks my stamps always seem to get.