Pay it forward…..

The kids are thinking about having me checked out by a specialist in mental health, because the mail arrives and I’m squeeling, and jumping up and down, and grabbing at packages, and just generally acting like a ninny!  Here’s why – these are the Big Miss Sunshine’s I referred to yesterday.  Gals that just radiate good vibes and sunlight.

Jen at Painted Fish Studio sent me a coupon organizer very much like this one for my Mom’s birthday.  She made the whole thing from top to bottom – incredible!  And she is one of the loveliest people I’ve “met” via blogging.  I ordered some Lavender Sachets from Orange Flower as well for my mom.  They smelled so dreamy!  She was the organizer for the 30 day Macro Challenge.

These beautiful botanical postcards are from Lea!  She rocks, she’s witty and endearing and cute as a button!  And she takes fantastic pictures.  Check it out, she sent a floating pen too.  Does anyone collect these?  cause I’ve just started my collection with this one.  Maybe a new flickr group…….

These are from Rebecca Horwood, who sent them to me as a Pay It Forward package.  Her illustrations are just amazing!  Her drawings are so delicate, and some of them so intricate and detailed.  I told her that they conjure up entire worlds that draw you in.  You may have seen her illustration on Design for Mankind’s blog banner.  And she played tourist to purchase the Oxford badge to send out with her packages.

So now it’s my turn, as well as a chance for it to be your turn to be a Big Miss Sunshine!  Here’s how it works – the first three commenters on this post will get a Pay It Forward package from me, and then they have to Pay It Forward to the first three commentors on their Pay It Forward post whenever they get around to it.  I don’t know if Rebecca made this part up, but it fits in my schedule – I have 365 days to make good on sending out my packages.  Looking forward to sending some mail sweetness your way!

14 Comments Add yours

  1. I got my Rebecca package, too! 🙂 Now I’ve got to pay it forward, and eek! I have no idea what to create.

    Off to brainstorm… 😉

  2. Erin says:

    Jackie – I think this is a great idea! I love the things you got….how clever. I hope I have something good to make for someone else.

  3. Ellie says:

    This is awesome. Just awesome. Cabin Girl

  4. Ellie says:

    And I promise I will pay mine forward sooner than 365 days. What to make, what to make?

  5. Rachel says:

    Love the Rebecca Horwood prints! Simple line drawings make me crazy with happiness!

  6. MCM says:

    …so I spent the day shopping for foundation undergarments & sparkly eye paint for a certain Miss Fourteen…glad I was late to the game or I would have been tempted to jump in …which wouldn’t be quite fair…as I benefit from all your loveliness 365…wow, sounds like I have an embarrassing girl crush…?

  7. Anna Y says:

    what mail loveliness!!! your mailbox seems to be getting a very good diet and not just those window envelopes. 😀 only sigh about this post is that i am never lucky with pifs. oh well, need to stalk your other commenters i guess. one day one will get lucky with pifs and the 365 day thing is standard. 😀

  8. batspit says:

    So it wasn’t you that had the floaty pen collection…. huh. Oh well, the pen still screamed “BUY TWO OF ME NOW, ONE FOR YOU, ONE FOR JACKIE”. ::::shrugs::: Who am I to question the voice of a floaty pen?


  9. applecyder says:

    Wow. Looks like you’ve had some pretty good mail days lately yourself. Look forward to seeing your PIF creations.

  10. Whaaaaaaaaaaa…….2 days late. Another reason my trip sucked.

    ; ) jan

  11. Amy says:

    I love Rebecca’s work, and everything looks wonderful, especially those itty-bitty cards! 🙂

  12. well geez, where have i been? what a fun post! i’ve been seeing your goodies on flickr, and love the handmade stuff you’ve been getting. i can’t wait to see the pifs!

  13. threesneakybugs says:

    In the same boat as painted fish studio. I’ve got to keep up better on my bloglines. I just hate missed opportunities. Lovely goodies you received!

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