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Friday, December 21, 2007

Whole Lotta Beautiful Christmas RAKs!!

Hi Everybody!! I'm back from my blog vacation. It wasn't much of a vacation because a few days after I posted that I was on a blog vacation, I ended up with the flu. I'm so happy that I now feel soooooooooo much better. Unfortunately, I could not make all the projects I intended to send to friends and family. I feel really bad about it. I feel bad because many will not receive them until after Christmas. I still will make them but well. . it won't be a Christmas gift but more like a New Year's gift.

Here are a bunch of Christmas RAKs I received. I can't tell you how happy I am to receive them. While I was sick, they really brightened my day. Everyone is so sweet and I really appreciate that y'all thought of me this Christmas.

This beautiful card and knitted/crochet hot pad and dishcloths are from my lovely friend Joyce. Her card is so stunning. It's beautiful. Her knitted/crochet art work will be definitely put to good use. Looks like she put in a lot of work into her handmade gifts and I really appreciate her thoughtfulness. Thank you Joyce for sending me the beautiful handmade gifts. . .they really brightened my day!

This fabulous card is from Monika of M.A.D. Stamper! Monika's cards are beautiful on her blog site but in person, wow. . .it's much prettier. You can't see it but the image is glittery. I really love the embossed background. Thank you Monika for thinking of me this Christmas!!

I received this lovely card from Angel of Angelosity. Isn't it pretty? I really love the pink and green combo. . . if you haven't noticed that a lot of my cards use this color combo because it's my favorite. I love the circle tag that stands out on Angel's card. Very creative. Thank you Angel for the beautiful card.
I also won a prize for her sketch challenge! Whoohoo! I love ric-rac ribbon and buttons. I also will definitely put good use of the stickers and stamps.

This fabulous shimmery Christmas card is from Rita of Rita's Little Corner. I'm so glad the camera picked up the very shimmery detail of her card. It's really pretty. Can you see it? Thank you Rita. . .I love your beautiful card!

This lovely penguin Christmas card is from Tracy at Tracy's Happy Place. This is one of my favorite images from Stampin Up. Tracy's card is so cute. . .I love it! Thank you Tracy. . .you are too sweet!

This beautiful shimmery card is from Malieta of Life's Simple Pleasures. In person the card is very shimmery, even the embossed BG paper. It's beautiful. I love the rhinestone snowflakes. Thank you Malieta for thinking of me this Christmas.

This fabulously festive card is from Allison of Stampin When I Can. I really love the colors of her card and the image is very pretty. Thank you Allison for sending me your lovely creation. It's always a pleasure.

This beautiful card is from Janaina at 2 Worlds. It's such a pretty card. . .it's very elegant. Beautiful. Thank you Jana for this beautiful card!!


Rita said...

Glad your feeling better & are back to normal for the holidays! I hate being sick for Christmas, it's no fun. What beautiful cards you got in the mail for Christmas. Well have fun over the holidays & don't eat too much!!! Hehehe!

Tracy.H said...

What a great bunch of RAK's. Sure glad that you are feeling better. Now...enjoy the holidays!! :0)

Shannon McGann said...

Wow! You've received some beautiful cards! Glad you're feeling better. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Tejal said...

hi there, welcome back..hope you feel better soon!
Btw, Congratulations...people have voted you as the person whose tutorials have inspired them the most....I think it was a contest over at Allison's blog(stampin when I can)
Cool..always loved your tutorials..can't wait to see what wonderful stuff you make in the new year..

Merry Christmas!!

Deb said...

Nice to see you back Maria, sorry to hear you had flu, hope you are better now.
Have a fabulous Christmas and look forward to seeing your beautiful creations in the New Year!

malieta said...

Welcome back Maria!
Your RAK's are beautiful Maria, I love everyone of them! Congratulations on your blog votes are an inspiration to all of your readers out there.
Happy Holidays to you and your family and I am glad that you are feeling better.

Michelle said...

WOW! Awesome cards! That rejoice sramp is just gorgeous!
Merry christmas!

Anonymous said...

Nice RAKs!!! I really like the snowman!! I hope you are enjoying your vacation. Here's a littel something for you to do ~ I tagged you! Here'sthe rules :
• Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
• Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.
• Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
• Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.


Fe-Fe said...

Sorry to hear you've been poorly Maria. Glad you are feeling better again now.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Hugs Fe x

Heather said...

Happy Holidays! I am so glad you are feeling better now.

Jen Young (Pearl City, HI) said...

you've received some awesome creations, Maria. Thanks for sharing all of these beautiful creations. Love what everyone create. I was totally surprised, and thrilled to receive a box from you! Thank you sooo much for all the beautiful creations you've sent me. Sorry mines to you is coming late - or other words, Hawaiian time.