Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sweet Gift from a Beautiful Friend...

One of the best things to come out of illustrating and blogging has been forming beautiful friendships with women I wouldn't have otherwise known. You know with a shared interest like stamping you'll be friends forever! Tina Gilliland is one of these people. Not only does she send me jokes, offer sage advice and send up prayers for me and my family, check in if she hasn't heard from me or seen me around on STV or my blog just to make sure I'm okay, but also sends gorgeous cards and gifts like this one for no occasion but to make me feel special. She sent this very special mirror she stamped with "Arranged with Love" and colored to look like stained glass( then packed it up like a newborn baby to make sure it survived shipping!) I love it Tina I and I love you!
I pray you have all been blessed to find friends like Tina through your online journeys; if not, try reaching out to someone you feel a kinship with because they have a similar design aesthetic, seem to share a similar sense of humor or have similar things they are going through as you etc. (That's how Tina and I met!) You never know, it could be the start of a beautiful friendship...:)

7 comments:

Nancy said...

These friendships are a precious treasure. You are right - without computers and blogs, we would not ever know these friends who become so special to us. You have a treasure.

Cheri said...

How absolutely endearing to have such a friendship. It's an unimaginable time and place where we are now with all the technology enabling us to "meet" and become lifelong friends. How blessed we all are.

This was a fantastic gift, and so is your friendship with Tina.

Jennie said...

What a beautiful mirror and love the ribbon! Tina has outdone herself with this beauty...she is quite sweet isn't she :o)

I am constantly amazed with how technology has made it possible to meet people all over the world. I just love that we as paper crafters can share with each other via blogs, galleries and online forums. Just so special!

Payne Holler Cards said...

I remember when Tina posted this for her "friend"...now we know who!! it's beautiful...more so because it was done with love! I am always amazed and blessed by my cyber family!!! just a wonderful bunch of "caring" in this crazy mixed up world...

Susan said...

I love the connections I have made via the Internet too :) I have made so many international friends and have learned so much from them all, and been blessed with their love and care. Your mirror is beautiful - a tribute to friendship!

Tina Gilliland said...

Awww thank you Mel... I'm blessed to have you in my cyber-life. What a nice surprise to come home to today. *smile* I am glad you liked it. *hugs*

Jessica said...

You are so right! I met a dear friend online too. We may never meet, but we are bound together because of our love for all things crafty. I've met several wonderful women through their blogs, and they are all so special I can't go a day without checking on them.