Saturday, January 23, 2016

A box kindness arrived......

Years ago when I first started blogging I got to meet Kris Hurst who blogs at Blissful Elements.  I have gotten many wonderful holiday graphic CD’s from her over the years.  She sells at Etsy.  I was scrolling through her blog one day and happened on some items she had made to sell locally and I just fell in love! Hopefully next year they will be in her Etsy shop too.

People….she makes the boxes and all of the lovelies that go in them!  I contacted her as I just had to buy some of these as you all know my love of retro Christmas kitsch!
We talked back and forth and she asked me for my address….I told her I would pay for whatever she made….she said it was a gift…..I was so touched!  

First she sent Valentines, and not just any Valentines there are really big ones and little ones and adorable repro boxes for them! The photos do not do them justice….the large one are almost a foot tall! Adorable retro boxes remade by her, just like the Christmas ones....such a neat idea!

Then I opened another little package and this was inside….

One big box, with a medium box filled inside that and then a smaller box inside that with tags!  So many pretty images and SHINY BRITE boxes! Reds and greens, pastel pinks and mints!

These are the wonderful cards that were in the one large box….

Behind these cards was this image….

the photo is glued to the back…:)

as well as this one too…..

here is another size and style of different box….had sweet cutouts in it…

The smallest box had tags….the most adorable tags….

Needless to say I was overwhelmed…..such kindness….with all of the pain and heartache we are suffering as a family, this was such a gift !   I cannot think of words that convey how I feel Kris! 
Thanks for all of this wonderful Christmas Kitsch!

An Update on Chris:
I want to take a moment and thank everyone who has prayed, called, sent notes, and supported us through this journey we are on….we are halfway there, the surgery is done, the damn cancer is out….I am going to show you a photo of the evil that wanted to take my son….warning…it is GRAPHIC!

This is a normal femur bone….

This is what the cancer had done to his femur….this shot is of the bone on it's side...


They ended taking most of his femur, but replaced it with a cadaver bone and flat brace…he will never go through an airport machine without lighting up all of the bells and whistles!  We have between 12-24 more rounds of chemo, depending on the results of the biopsies….but the cancer is out of my boy!  Thank you God!


Scrap for Joy said...

So glad that nasty femur is out of Chris!! Now on to the next step...will they have him just recover for a bit before starting? We will continue to pray for continued good progress!! He has lots of folks praying for him and youth on his side. Just remember yo take care of you!! xo
Kris Hurst is an amazing artist and generous woman. When I was first starting my blog many years ago, I purchased one of her CDs and write and asked her about his to create a blog banner. She designed one for me and gifted it to me. Who does that? I was truly overwhelmed by her generosity. The things she sent you are really amazing! The blogging community is awesome!

Debby said...

Oh that bone is scary. Glad it is gone. Cute boxes. Hugs

Patti said...

Oh boy - that bone looks terrible. So glad it is out! And, healing is taking place. Your boxes and banners are just wonderful and I want to check these out. I saved a few boxes this year to take and get copied down so I could make new Christmas boxes - but it would be so much easier to buy some that are already made. I'm glad you were blessed by Kris - because you are a blessing to all of us. Blogfriends are the best!

Unknown said...

Oh Sandy, I'm so glad that awful surgery is behind Chris. I hope and pray for a very SPEEDY recovery for him. And yes, please take care of you, too.
A few years back, one of my boys had a tumor on his brain, he has a large plate in his head, so he too lights up the airport machines! Thank God all that is behind us.

Those boxes are adorable, that artist is very talented!


That was very sweet & kind of her! You needed some happy mail!
WOW, what a photo. It doesn't even look like a femur. WOW! Thank you God, for sure!
Take care, Sandy!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Sandy, thanks for sharing with us. I'm so glad that dreaded bone is out! Sorry Chris still has more treatments to endure and hope they'll be over soon. Sending more prayers. You have all been through it, please take care.

Love love love those boxes. Have to visit her shop.

xo, Pam

vivian said...

Two Kris/chris's in one post! I love Kris Hurst's creations and those retro pieces are awesome! And for your Chris.. wow.. thats crazy. but thank the Lord the cancer is out. Hang in there girlfriend! and be sure to keep us posted. still sending up prayers!

craftyles said...

Those little boxes are the cutest! What a nice gift. SO glad Chris is on the mend. It aounds like you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. That's great news!

Diane Mars said...

Just checking in on you and your sone hope he is doing well and getting close to seeing an end to chemo. He sure is lucky to have such a loving Mama. ox, Diane


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