Wednesday, October 10, 2007


The mail came to my doorstep yesterday! Our Postal Carrrier was laden down with packages, LARGE envelopes and small envelopes! It was just what I needed! I waited until evening came, all of my days challenges were behind me, to open them. It was so well worth the waiting!


Have you ever noticed, or remember, how waiting for something truly enhances the event or item even further! I heard of a study with children about 4-5years old and marshmallows. I think that "Smile, You're On Candid Camera" TV program filmed this for their program. An adult and child were in the room together at a table. The Adult put a marshmallow on the table and told the child that he was going to leave the room for a moment. IF the child waited to eat the marshmallow when he returned to the room, then the child will get to eat two marshmallows. Of coarse, there was loads of laughter! Some kids sat on their hands, with body straining towards the marshmallow... while some waited patiently for his return and their reward. Some gobbled it as soon as the door was closed! SO FUNNY. The study found, as they followed the children (NOt On CAMERA) thru 12th grade that those that delayed the reward of the marshamllow had more success. They knew to delay gratification for increased benifits.
SO how would you do?! : )
What was waiting in the boxes?
The first photo is the most gorgeous tag that Karin SURPRISED me with!!! I fell in love with the tag when she shared with us two new tags on her blog. I do not think either tag sets ever made it to her
shop! So keep your eyes on her place for beautiful products!!!


Lovely packaging! She does it all herself! :)


The above bevy of beautiful paper products came from Angelina's Boutique! I ordered them and waited patiently...I wanted to have them in my hands as soon as I pushed the order button! Patience is rewarding, even when we are forced to wait for the mail person to come.

I love the colors of these Thanksgiving cards!!! It feels warm and friendly to me and evokes thankfulnes for the bounty of the earth around us.


Then she has this great Christmas Card package! The cards are a beautiful shade of pink with just the right touch of green! PARFAIT!!!
And look at this: PA090018.JPG
The christmas tree card and ornament card are Angleina Originals!!!! I do not know how in the world she makes these! SKILL and TALLENT, that is how!
Karin and Angelina! You are both so very sweet and thoughtful!!! Thank You so very much. Your pieces are so beautiful and inspiring. I treasure them and your talents!


Sweet Remembrance said...

Loving the tag & the cards from Angelina...they both do beautiful work!

Kristen said...

gorgeous!!! the pretty cake tag and those thanksgiving cards are just lovely!

Sugar Bear said...

Gorgeous tags and cards from two of my favorites! You lucky gal! I think I would have waiting for the marshmallow just to be sure I had two!

Rosemary said...

Beautiful cards and tags. I really like the Thanksgiving one.
I saw that same study. It was pretty funny.
Have a wonderful day!

Don & Angelina said...

I am so happy you like them! I Love the wonderful collage you made me!I have it featured on my blog under what an artist.YOU ARE A REAL ARTIST AND A SWEET HEART! Hugs,Angelina

Natasha Burns said...

they are all so utterly beautiful!!!

Felicia said...

What lovely new treasures!

Alison Gibbs said...

What beautiful things were in your envelopes. I don't know if I could have waited all day to open them.

Secondhandrose said...

That's funny. I just bought cards too before I read your blog. Great minds....

Stephanie said...

What a pretty "Eat Cake" tag! And aren't Angelina's cards simply the best?!?!

Angelic Accents

Anonymous said...

I think that she used rubberstamped those cards...I am a stameper myself, too.

Merci-Notes said...

Hmm, nt sure about that, rubber stamp idea. these are different I think! Love'em!

FrostingsNSparkles said...

Well those were definatley worth waiting for :) Such pretty goodness, what a good day!

Scrappy Moments said...

Love The Cake Tag, She has such Talent. What a Fun Mail Day :)

Wonderful Blog, So Glad I visited :)


dede warren said...

nothing like a little treat at the door, to top the end of a day. and your treats are especially nice. enjoy dear friend!!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh I love them! I am going to send Angelina Christmas cards this year too!! :) Cant wait to get them!