Okay, first...who says I don't like Mondays?? Especially when I come home to a pile of *good* mail like this?? I don't even want to open all of it right now. I want to try and drag it out as long as I possibly can, as I doubt I am going to have another stack of boxes like this to come home to later this week!! I have two Amazon boxes with books (yay), two packages from needlework stores (of course one has some things I am giving to another stitcher, but I still get to have the fun of opening it up and seeing new charts!), and two surprise packages. One is from a needlework friend, which I will open after dinner and one was a publication from Stampington. I am sure you have heard me talk about them before. If you are at all into altered art or any sort of paper arts, this is the company for you.
This brings me to my last surprise package. I found out a while back that one of my ATCs had been chosen for one of Stampington's upcoming publications. I had been waiting to order the book--hoping I might find it at the bookstore (to avoid paying postage), and here it is! I am so excited! They have sent a complimentary copy to me for having something included in the book. And it is a lovely publication!! Actually looking at all the exquisite art, I almost can't believe that my artwork was chosen! It is a thick book, chock full of beautiful transparency art. I have to really thank Helga at ArtChix Studio as she submitted cards that she had in her collection (mine was amongst those). Granted I am nearly at the end of the book (you can find my card on page 166), but I am in there!! Now I feel like dragging out all my paper stuff and paste and playing!! Actually I owe (and am very tardy in my work) someone a set of ATCs. I have them started, but now I need to get my nose to the grindstone and get them done!! Maybe this will be just the inspiration I need!!