Jan 092010

Look at what I received in the mail! It’s just perfect to share with you today.

Welcome to Pink Saturday !

Many of you would remember that before Christmas I held a Giveaway here and sent off prizes to the winnersJanice from Enchanted Quilling  was the winner of the main prize and she had a little surprise in store for me too.  How gorgeous are these – a beautiful pink roses card and a delightful bookmark. It’s sooo nice receiving surprises in the mail. Janice creates some beautiful designs so do pop over and check out all her gorgeous goodies.

Thank You Janice – they’re a lovely surprise to receive.

Now I just had to share another beautfiul rose with you. These photos were taken between Christmas & New Year. We had gorgeous weather – a little hot but it’s always nice when the rains come to cool things off. (well, we actually had thunderstorms & lighting)

…. and here was this gorgeous rose the day after the rains – my friend drew my attention to it and of course I couldn’t resist taking the photos.

Beautiful, Beautiful – a reminder that we Must take time out in our busy lives (whether it’s family life or work) to ‘smell the roses’.  It keeps us healthy, puts a smile on our faces and, while enjoying the beauty around us, we momentarily forget all the things that weigh us down. It may not solve our problems & worries but it injects new energy & refreshes us so that we can keep on going.

I could’ve missed out on seeing this gorgeous rose – I’m so glad I didn’t.


I hope you enjoyed this week’s entry. I believe everything is now back to normal with my computer & blogs so I’ll be able to visit more & get back into the Pink Saturday challenge by next week.

There are many wonderful entries for Pink Saturday which is hosted by Beverly at How Sweet The Sound. Take time to visit other participants’ blogs and see how Pink everyone’s Saturdays can be – you won’t be disappointed.

Happy Pink Saturday Everyone!

  16 Responses to “A Gorgeous Surprise”

  1. Hi Elana, Such beautiful roses! It was great to meet you today – I look forward to more opportunities to chat and craft! Cheers, Karen.

  2. It was lovely meeting you too Karen. Thank you for visiting my blog. I look forward to our future meetings 🙂

  3. Happy Pink Saturday Elena. The roses are truly gorgeous!
    Beautiful composition and the gifts are pretty.

    Happy weekend.


  4. How nice for you!!! I love the book marker, so pretty.

  5. Happy Pink Saturday, Elena. I know you must be so glad your computer issues are resolved.

    Your goodies you received in the mail are beautiful. And, that rose bloom is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  6. Elena, thank you for sharing that beautiful pink rose on such a cold cold day here and the quilling on your card is so wonderful. HPS

  7. Elena, I just would like to thank you from my heart! Your package arrives today safely. With another one, as well. What a super sunny weekend it is for me. Yeap, we too have a gorgeous weather for a long time. No rain, no snow, nothing to disturb us but only Sun shines upon us:) Happy Pink Saturday wishes to you, and enjoy your Surprise gift, that is really wonderfully done! Come visit me if you have a second;)
    Warm hugs & Smiles~

  8. Your new card and bookmark are lovely. The rose photos are beautiful. We do indeed need to stop and “snap” the roses.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and Happy Pink Saturday.

  9. Hello, Elena,
    Those were wonderful presents from your friend, Janice, and so perfect for you and your sweet personality! That rose covered with raindrops just takes my breath away! I am so longing for spring once again here in Texas. Happy Pink Saturday to you and sending much love your way! Vicki

  10. Hi Elena! That card is just the SWEETEST! LOVE the package you received from Janice, and enjoyed smelling the beautiful roses here at your place today! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you’re enjoying a wonderful weekend! ~tina

  11. Hi Elena – the roses are gorgeous! And the roses on the card are stunning. What a lovely gift to receive! Happy Pink Saturday!

  12. Aww…so sweet of Janice. She does make some gorgeous cards, doesn’t she?

  13. I’m a day late and a dollar short with my Pink Saturday visits. The sun was shining too bright yesterday and just like a little kid I couldn’t stop marveling at how lovely it was as it beamed through my lace curtains and puddled on the floor. My cats were in heaven.

    So, here I am today, a little late but thinking that I got a bonus because I avoided all the traffic!

    Lovely blog and the sweetest pinks that you shared. Thank you so much for making this such a lovely Sunday for me.

  14. I could never turn down roses. And you took such beautiful pictures. So sharp and I like that there are still raindrops 🙂

    Wishing you a blessed New Year!


  15. I believe that that rose is the perfect rose and your picture is the perfect photo, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  16. […] I know I have blogged about this before, but I just came across a great post by Elena over at EP Designs. Just before Christmas she had a giveaway on her blog, and the winner of the grand prize sent her a wonderful thank you gift. Elena has included details, including photos of the gift on her blog here. […]

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