Mar 1, 2011

It's good to be me!

Hope it's not wrong to say that, but I had such a good morning! I opened two surprise packages! Not one, but two! Some people are just so good at spoiling me . . . .

Shelly Massey of A Wee Bit Warped sent me the most delicious fabulous swanky box of goodies! A hand painted You are Loved sign, a gorgeous print (which you can find here), some spectacular cards (beautifully printed and I hope coming to her Etsy soon), and her Oodles of Doodles booklet! I am just plain giddy! (read more about Shelly below)





(look at Shelly's yummy "Hello, my name is" business card too . . . so clever)



Shelly is one of my oldest new art friends, with me from almost the beginning of my new journey into art three years ago. Not only has she been extremely supportive and encouraging to me and so many others, she has blossomed in the most exciting ways in her own work. In fact, her class with Paper Cowgirl just recently sold out and she is teaching workshops and classes all over the country. She is in high demand and it is no surprise. If you are lucky enough to get into one of her classes, you'll be envied by me and so many others. She is mucho talented and one of the kindest gals I've ever met. Be sure to check your schedule and check her blog here.

Tracey of Glitterbug Studios sent me some real live magic! Tracey has long been one of my favorite artists. She moves between hand cut collage and digital work with the greatest of ease and both are truly magnificent to see. Tracey stays busy with the design teams she creates for and I am truly honored and lucky to have her on my own small Tumble Fish team. Not only does she work in both digital and hand cut mediums but she works in some pretty spectacular formats as well.

This was no ordinary book she sent me . . .



I could tell right away . . . the glitter gave me an idea that this was going to be special!



Opened the cover and inside I found a very magical theater! Look at the special Tumble Fish details she added. Woweeeeee!



Tracey has sent me so many incredible, very special pieces of art over the last couple of years. I've tried and tried to change the fact that she has yet to open an Etsy! You can give her a bad time about that when you visit her blog here.


Well, Tuesday is also "eat dinner out" night at my house and I am getting a hair cut today. So all in all, it was a good day to get out of bed, don't ya think?

Here are a couple of my proverbial irons in the fire. Buckets of pictures and papers to scan and restore . . .



I actually bought some panels to try a little mixed media work soon. Yep, still in the bag a week later taking up room on my work space. But, I am NOT putting them away . . .




Have a couple of new things in my Etsy . . .

Postcards



French Fleurs collage sheets



Have a great first week of March, everybody!

12 comments:

chrisg said...

Ohhhhhh I so love that book of Tracey's - You are a lucky lady. (how did she part with it is beyond me!)
& I so want to rummage through your buckets! (in the nicest possible way LOL).

Looking forward to seeing some wonderful creations on those panels too!

lilylovekin said...

Both of your gifts are wonderful, but I'm especially partial to the glitter book it is divine. No wonder you are happy to be you today, enjoy your dinner out. Lorrie

The Painting Queen said...

Love your postcards! Great idea with your buckets chock-full-of photos! And the glitteratti on the edge of that gift book was wayyyyy cool.

glitterBugStudios said...

Marsha, you are truly an inspiration to ME! I'm so glad you like the book (and the glitter...it's my favorite color, hee hee) I figured you needed something extra tangible, if you will, to showcase your magnificent images! More to come, promise. And I just may have to open an etsy just to make a little extra money to pay for gas, holy cow is it expensive. Loving the goodies Shelly sent too. She is a fellow Ohioan (woo hoo!) and I am so glad her teaching dreams are coming true. I hope these goodies have made you feel even a little better from your bout of the flu. Now get to work woman, I want more images to play with!!! MMmmwwwuuuuahhhhhh!

jenny said...

Oh Marsha... every good reason to get out of bed on days like these...lol
LOVE your magnificent gifts from Shelly and Tracey... how absolutely gorgeous... and your new postcards are divine...

Enjoy the rest of your wonderful day...
Hugs
Jenny x

Kathy said...

Oh, clap, clap, clap!! I love this post. LOVE that book!!!!!!!!! And it was a great day for you to get out of bed. So very glad that you shared, Miss Marsha. Ta-ta, Kathy

Marit said...

Now thát is a beautiful start of this 'Spring-Month' Marsha! You are a very lucky girl, no wonder you are glad to be YOU! I'm in ooh and aaah over your gifts! Enjoy, dear!

Terri Kahrs said...

Great way to start March, Marsha! What fabulous goodies! Thanks for sharing them, and I LOVE your new collage sheets! It's always a good day when you release new work!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

A Dancing Mango said...

well now that is enough inspiration for one year!!
Thank you for sharing this wonderous artwork..
Hugs, Darlene

Joy said...

so dazzled!!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Oooh.. I cannot wait to see what you put on the panels!! And that book is a treasure! I need to go visit your shop next, looks like you've got some new goodies!

Cindy said...

Shelly is such a doll and you are a lucky gal to get such a great goodie in the mail. Now, I'm not going to rub it in and tell you that I claimed the very first spot in her class! :) We are so excited to have her on board for Paper Cowgirl! You need to come down, I'll squeeze over and make room for ya! :)

hugs,
c