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Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year Everyone



Happy New Year
and may the new year bring nothing
but the best for everyone!

Let's have fun this year,
let's play,
let's dance and sing,
let's have fun with everything!

Love & Hugs,
Meri

P.S.
I've got a ton of new graphics to share in 2013

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Okay, I got some Google space


Hello there,

Well, I went back and deleted two years worth of images, just so I could post these.  Up first is the swap done with eleven other wonderfully talented ladies and hosted by my dear friend Elizabeth of "Creative Breathing."  I know most of the other gals already posted about them, so I'm a little late, but I wanted to let them all know that this was one of the most fun swaps I've ever participated in.  All the ornaments were just adorable, and filled in my tree perfectly.  Thank you to all of you, I will keep them for years to come.


This cute little grouping are some of the goodies I received
from more fellow bloggers.  In the very front left is an additional
ornament that E made to go with the ornament swap.  Behind
that is a lovely little tart tin with a bottle brush tree, pine cone and
greenery from Chris at "Perfectly Printed."  In the very back is a lovely
tag/card that another dear friend, Renee of "My vintage Mending" made.
And last but not least, from yet another dear, dear friend, Laura of
"Decor to Adore" is a sweet little round box with a bottle brush
tree and a kneeling dear.  So many treasures from so many
dear, and most lovely friends.

Here's some of the goodies I got up in Prescott.  Another
roly poly Santa for my collection, and two dolls from
the Sun Rubber Co.  Check out the little boy with
an attitude.

Now check out the little boys behind.........too cute!

I found a plastic bag full of ornaments, inside of a shoe box
for only $11.  There are aluminum bells, a vintage "new" package
of gold mercury bead garland, and even an ornament shaped
like a dog (see image above).  There were about 25 ornaments
total......so awesome.

Check out this vintage Santa in a chimney.

I got these four trees, two of which I've already altered
a little bit, the two vintage wreaths and this wooden
rack which used to hold ceramic drawers.
Not a bad haul from 10 different antique stores.

My youngest sister Jenny got me six of these honeycomb
vintage ornaments (two of each color) in their original box.
They are in almost mint condition.

I recently won a giveaway from Jann over at
(Have a daily cup of Mrs Olsen)
Isn't it lovely?

And finally, here are all the lovely goodies my good
friend Sandy (521 Lakestreet) got me for Christmas.
Can you believe all the vintage goodness....a vintage
Santa squeaky toy, a vintage box of angel hair,
6 die-cut Santa's, two Santa ornaments from the 70's,
two vintage pine cone elves, and what seems like
hundreds of vintage light reflectors.....wow!
It has been a truly blessed year, even with the financial issues.  Although Christmas is coming down from Casa ImagiMeri's, the spirit of this past year and getting to know so many lovely bloggers, will linger and most certainly grow.

I'll post more images after the new year, so stick around.

I wish you all the happiest of new years.

Hugs, N-Love,
Meri






Friday, December 28, 2012

Wow, do I have a lot to be thankful for!

Hello there,

I have much to be thankful for, but unfortunately until I pay my Google storage bill I can't share any piccy's of everything I've been blessed with.  As I mentioned before, we saved our home from auction and along with Christmas and all the celebrating, some things had to be put on the back burner, such as paying my image storage..........oh well.  So once I pay my bill next month, I will be able to post piccy's again, and I promise to have an extremely heavy post of images.

For now, I'll just wish you all the happiest of new years and pray that you all receive everything you've asked for and that this new year will be the best ever......for all of us.

Lot's of hugs,
Meri

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A lovely winter weekend




Merry Holidays all you awesome peeps!

My dear hubby and I went up north over the weekend to our mile high city Prescott.  It was snowing!!!  OMGosh did I have fun and I was the only weirdo running around without a jacket.  Everyone else was hunkered down with heavy coats, boots, galoshes, hats, mittens, etc., and I'm walking around in the flurries like it's a lovely summer day with just a t-shirt and jeans on.  I try to see the bright side of my medical conditions.......LOL.  It was so Christmasy looking around the little town, and I got to shop in 10 different antique stores.  I found so many goodies and took them over to show Sandy and she just about had heart palpitations.  I found a couple of goodies just for her, so she didn't get too jealous.

This is Prescott valley which is a town just outside of Prescott.

A lovely clump of snow

This is a small hill called "Thumb Butte."

My sweet hubby took this picture.

Another view of "Thumb Butte."

A cool church in town.

Looking down Cortez street, where all the great antique stores were.
 
This is the entry to a cute little restaurant  called
"The Raven" where we had breakfast and lunch.

This is a mural of a raven painted on one of the walls.

This is a totally cool sculpture hanging from the rafters and
it's a "deconstructed raven."

More pretty snow

I'm hoping to post about the goodies I found, and some recent gifts I've received, but we're gettin' close to Christmas and I have to clean my craft room again.  There will be about 20-25 for Christmas dinner on the 26th and we'll also be celebrating my husbands birthday (he's a Christmas Eve baby).  We'll be stuffing our faces with BBQ beef brisket, maple soaked pork chops, corn pudding, and various desserts like rum soaked bread pudding.........mmmmmmmmmm, don't you wish you were here?

I'm wishing you all the merriest of holidays, and please remember to hug your loved ones a lot and thank our Lord for every blessing you've received.

God Bless

Saturday, December 15, 2012


Dear Lord,
What is it going to take for us to stand up and take notice?
When are we as a people going to learn our lessons?
Does the killing of 27 people not mean something anymore?
Why does there have to be so much pain and sorrow?

Dear Lord,
Please let the survivors and families know we are thinking of them.

Lord, you gave your son for us, and only you know the pain
you felt, just as only these families know what they are feeling now.

Let them know, dear Lord, let them know,
we know.

Amen

Thursday, December 13, 2012

My Winners


Hello Old Friends and New Friends,

This has been a great experience for me, and I've gotten to meet all kinds of new people.  Thank you to all who participated, it was really appreciated.

As usual, I wish I could send everyone something, and believe me if I was wealthy enough I would, but it's just not possible.  Instead I will continue to have giveaways, celebrating moments in life that are precious to me, and continue to try inserting myself into your lives........sounds pushy, doesn't it?

Without further ado.............here are my winners:

#50 is Deb at Dragonflytreasure - the multi-colored wreath

Please contact me with your addresses at meriw@cox.net, and I will send out your goodies to you.  

Again, thank you all for blessing me with your stories, your handmade gifts and your prayers and good wishes through the years.

My next giveaway will be in 2013, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Lot's of hugs,
Meri

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Okay, here's the giveaway!


Merry Holidays Everyone,

I'm here with the promised giveaway.  It's been a rough year financially here at ImagiMeri's Creations Studios, and yet it's been one of the most blessed years, too.  After a very difficult year, last year, caring for my mother, my two months of detoxing from very high levels of narcotics this past summer, losing 45 pounds of excess FAT by cutting sugar out of my diet, my husband being out of work for almost a year and our house going into foreclosure...........I am happy to report that we have saved our home from the auction block!  My marriage is the strongest it's ever been (I adore my husband), my children are all living their lives and experiencing successes, and my mother's health has vastly improved and she's had a great year.  She still has lymphoma, but is currently considered non-active, but she gets routine check ups every couple of months and Pet Scans and injections to boost her immune system.  I've got so many wonderful blog friends as well as one of my best friends Sandy, and I consider myself excessively wealthy in that respect.  I've grown rather fond of many of you and would love to meet so many more of you either in person or through blogging.  This giveaway is a way for me to insert myself into more lives......I just don't get enough of chatting, sharing art, and meeting new people.  So, there's only a few of small hoops to jump through for this giveaway, and they are:

1.  Be a follower and post my button on your blog with a link, please.
2.  Post about this giveaway.
3.  Leave a comment telling me you have done the above two steps and sit back and wait to see who gets picked!



I have two vintage ornament wreaths to give away, and they each have a substantial amount of ornaments on them.  This first one is comprised of between 60-80 ornaments of varying sizes and colors.  It also has some vintage wooden ornaments and a small vintage china angel on it.  It is approximately 15" in diameter and quite whimsical.  Approximate value is close to $100.


This second wreath is the one from my tutorial HERE, and is comprised of vintage and some newer ornaments.  It has a plaster plaque filling in the center with a vintage decal on it, and touches of platinum garland and a blue bow as accents.  It is approximately 13" in diameter and has about 30-40 ornaments on it.  Approximate value is $85


As you can tell, I will have two winners that I will announce on December 13th, and once I have addresses I will ship them out, hopefully in time for the winners to display them this year.

So, that's it in a nutshell..........I wanna' meet more people, and I'm asking you all to help me out.  Please spread the word.

Thank you all for being such lovely friends and followers..........good luck.

Hugs,
Meri


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Even more Christmas graphics! Oh My!


Hello all you special people out there!

This is my last post for Christmas graphics, so if you don't find what you want here (there's 44 here)......then there's just no pleasin' ya'  wink, wink.  A lot of these are scans of cards that I have, and others are again from some of my Christmas books.  Please enjoy, and since it's my last post of Christmas graphics, please email me if you are looking for something in particular (meriw@cox.net).  I'll be happy to search through my database and find goodies for you.












































I'll be back with a holiday giveaway, so stick around!

Hugs,
Meri