Thursday, February 23, 2012

Friends are...

My friends Marcia and Jenny are celebrating with a two for one celebration of friends link party. It's Jenny's birthday and Marcia's blogging anniversary. They are having a link party and a give away. Click here to visit our hostess Marcia at In Stillness and Simplicity.

" Our friends are like angels, 
Who brighten our days.
In all kinds of wonderful ways.
Their thoughtfulness comes,
As a gift from above.
And we feel we're surrounded, 
By warm, caring love.
Like upside-down rainbows,
Their smiles bring the sun.
And they fill ho-hum moments,
With laughter and fun.
Friends are like angels,
Without any wings.
Blessing our lives,
With the most precious things."
(Author unknown)

Donna my friend from My Shabby Chateau shared a tutorial on how to up-cycle an inexpensive candle. I thought it was a great project idea and I wanted to give a thank you gift to my friend Kim (a non-blogger). Click here if you would like to find the project tutorial and visit Donna.
Some of you may recall that I made an ATC Valentine and offered to trade it with someone. The first person to respond was my friend JoAnne from Vintage Dragonfly. It was the first time I traded an ATC. I am thrilled with the beautiful art pieces I received in the trade with JoAnne. I encourage you to visit her awesome blog, click here.
 Isn't this the sweetest little fairy ATC ever?
I had a few other friends offered to trade with me as well. We decided on trading art for art. The trade could be a tag or an ATC.  Besides being fun it's a good way to get to know one another a little better. 

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  1. Oh my goodness, Linda, that poem blessed my heart. I'm actually in tears. Sigh...
    I've seen Donna's candle tutorial. This one is GORGEOUS. I can see something like that in my beach room, so I might pay her a visit. What a lovely gift for your friend Kim.
    Love that darling fairy tag too.
    Thank you for joining the party.

  2. Aww, what a great post, adorable ATCs, and your friend will LOVE the candle!! I'm so happy that you added it to the link party!!!

  3. I have made candles covered in pretty print but nothing like yours! I hope I can find that image and make one! Gorgeous! ♥

  4. What a great candle! Thanks so much for swapping atcs with me Linda.

  5. Beautiful candle and ATCs!!
    Hugs, Cindy

  6. Thanks for joining in and your poem...blessed are we to have such friends.
    The ATC's are cute as can be and I love the candle!
    Thank You for the birthday wishes too :)

  7. Gorgeous candle and ATC's. Like your idea on the trades too.

  8. The candle is so wonderful. Aren't they fun to alter?
    Lovely ATCs.

  9. I love the poem, Linda. When I started blogging, I had no idea I'd meet such creative, wonderful women who would become my friends! Thanks for being a faithful follower of my blog!
    Hugs, Cindy

  10. I enjoyed your blog and the poem on friends. You did a remarkable job on the candle.

  11. Happy Pink Saturday. What pretty treasures. Grace

  12. Good Morning Sweetie...
    A beautiful addition this week for Pink Saturday. I love this candle creation. How wonderful it would be for many little corners in a home to give a bright look. Love the graphic that you chose.

    I've seen Donna's candle tutorial, she is so gracious and kind to share her talents.

    Have a glorious weekend sweet friend. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

  13. Great post inspiring creativity. Happy Pink Saturday. Wishing you a lovely weekend. xo P.S. have you entered my sweetheart giveaway yet? Only 2 days left to enter

  14. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane (I am #21)

  15. Another fabulous pink I've seen. Love it!

    The Pianist in Pink, have a great weekend!

  16. Your PINK is very pretty!
    thanks for sharing...and HAppy PINk SatURday!

    ciao bella.
    Creative Carmelina

  17. Thank you so much for a great blog, I love creative ideas and fun things to do, thanks for sharing, Maureen.

  18. Hi Linda~
    Isn't it fun to swap our creative ideas?! I love ATC cards and am always thrilled to be in exchanges. One time we did an art swap for altered books. It was fun! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, Linda!

  19. friends have definetly been a blessing in my life!\Your candle looks great!


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