Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Most Wonderful Unexpected Gift...

With all  of the sadness going on in the United States, and around the world today, I want to share a little part of joy. I want to share one of the reasons why I love our crafting community sooo sooo much. As some of you know, Tim Holtz held a wonderful challenge. The Tattered Floral Challenge. I had seen it when it was 2 weeks into it's inception, after someone who has dubbed me the "Flower Whisperer" ( Cathi O'Neill ) pointed it out. lol...I started looking at all of the entries, going to each individual blog to see the closeups and details, and I was blown away...They were beautiful!! Then I came upon this particular entry. The one that belongs to Lynn Stevens.

I thought to myself...How can I top this??? This piece of art just struck me as gorgeous. And then perusing Lynn's blog, I thought, Now this is a true artist. Her talents are amazing!! You really must go check out her blog. But I went on to thinking, this one is going to win for sure. I fell in love with the piece, and I was inspired to make my own..But I didn't get around to it. 
Then the winners were announced...I was doubly shocked...I had won!!!...But Lynn's gorgeous entry was not among the 5. Shocked....But this is not the reason I write this entry into my blog....

The reason is because I want people to know that our community is a great one. Artists and Crafters have a heart like no other. We share our ideas, we teach what we know and sometimes, we give away what we have to to makes someones "Happy Mail" all the more special. Lynn, sent me that ever so wanted "Happy Mail". 

I had left her a message on her blog telling her how inspired I was by her gorgeous entry. I wanted to let her know that it was a Winner in my eyes. I still do believe that. I saved a picture of her entry on my laptop in a folder I call Antebellum Inspiration. Only the most gorgeous projects I find out there, make it into that folder. For future inspiration. I was planning on making my own. I wanted a piece like that to adorn a beautiful Wire Dress Form that is in my scrap studio.

Then one day not to long ago, I got a message from Lynn....She wanted to give me her beautiful Tattered Floral Lace Necklace. Her exact words..."It's Yours"... wow..I was happy dancing around the house. The generosity from one crafter to the next is just amazing sometimes. I never expected that. It was a gesture that meant a lot to me.

So I want to say a public Thank You to Lynn for her generous gift to me. And I want to share with all of you the detailed photos I took of her beautiful entry, and it's new home around the neck of my wire dress form.  I am sure you will agree that it is a winner. I love it to pieces!!! 
Be warned, to show you every detail, this is photo overload!!!



















24 comments:

Trisha Ladouceur said...

Stunning without a doubt and so very sweet of Lynn!

Sandi Smith said...

Stunning creation Lynn and I just LOVE that dress form!

Darla Walden said...

Wow that is absolutely Gorgeous. I agree the generosity is amazing.

Darla Walden said...

Wow that is absolutely Gorgeous. I agree the generosity is amazing.

Regina Hamilton said...

That is beautiful. And very sweet of Lynn to send it to you....

Lisa said...

What a heart warming story Lisa and Lynn...it's beautiful and love how you displayed it!!!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Wow this is one gorgeous necklace and how sweet of Lynn to pass it on to you Lisa.

Jacqueline said...

Hi,I have to agree with every word you have posted on your blog about the sadness America is experiencing and in the wider world too,the crafting world is such a beautiful place to be.The piece you have received from Lyn is totally stunning,Your creations are truly stunning too,keep on inspiring and thank you for sharing.Take Care.Jacqueline.S

Almo said...

Hi Lisa, What a lovely post with a lovely story and a happy ending. How nice of Lynn to send you this gift. Hugs Mo x

Vicki said...

Lisa, it truly is a gorgeous piece of artwork! Loving the colors and details. It looks fab on your dress form. What a gracious lady you now call friend.

Lee-Anne Thornton said...

Such a happy story! They look beautiful on your dress form.

Sandra said...

I have to agree, there are so many wonderfully generous people in our crafting world, it restores our faith in mankind. What a lovely gesture from Lynn and just as lovely for you to share with us Lisa.

Margyz Paper Games said...

Lisa, it is so heart warming to hear that, amongst all the bad stuff that's happening around the world, there are still people out there who have a generosity of spirit and heart. Thank you so much for sharing this story and blessings to both you and Lynn. ox Marg

Linda Pekrul said...

That really is a wonderful story and you're right ... it is an absolutely GORGEOUS necklace!!

Keren Tamir said...

wow this is beautiful and what a beautiful gesture!!

Lizzyc said...

What a lovely post to read amongst all the things happening in the world... the world of scrapping is a special place.. I agree it is a place where we all learn from each other and share with each other and I have found such generosity too.. this necklace is exquisite and I am going to go over to Lynn's blog and become a follower even though I have not seen her work yet.. and well done on your win too..

Kelly Foster said...

What a stunning creation, and what a sweet gesture from your friend. Also, I just LOVE that dressform, I just might need one of those! Gorgeous!

Lynn Stevens said...

Awe Lisa, What a beautiful post. Thank you so much for doing that.
I'm so pleased that your beautiful dress form is now adorned with the flowers.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs Lynn

Susanne said...

It´s the most beautiful thing I have ever seen... WOW!!! Have a nice weekend:) Hugs Susanne

Cathy said...

The necklace is so gorgeous, it suits your beautiful dress form perfectly! How kind and generous of Lynn, TFS this story :) Cathy

Lorraine said...

How lucky are you!!! It's beautiful. No wonder you lusted after it.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh was that ever so sweet of her and it is so Beautiful, perfect touch for your dress form!!

zandra said...

Love her work, I have been following her for quite some time. How lucky are you! Enjoy it.
Hugz, Z

luv46kdz said...

Aren't flowers the absolute best :) How can you not smile at flowers. What a sweet gesture to give you her piece. We crafters are wonderful people :)

Your work is just exquisite, new follower,
Paula