Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Great Gift and 2 Cards from friends

I wanted to find some time to create something with goodies I got from Stampin' Up yesterday but with so many apples to put up today it just didn't happen. So I remembered there was a great project I got at the Stampin' Up convention that I hadn't shared with you yet.

When people are at the convention they usually make their roommates or the friends going with them a little gift. Well, as much as I had to do the last couple of weeks before I left I didn't get anything made for the ladies going from the Stampin' Sister's team so I bought them one of my favorite books, "The Christmas List" by Richard Paul Evans. I think it is the last book I read cover to cover. It is a wonderful book that really makes you think.

They got me a very much needed large bag I could carry all my swaps and stuff in along with a bag tag, very pretty flower pin and an adorable metal box that had a note pad, matching pen and pad of post-it notes in it as well as a couple of magnets to hold things to the lid of the box. Very cool. I'll have to include a class in my schedule the next couple of months for these. They will make great Christmas presents!
The box uses the Circle Circus stamp set stamped in fun, bright colors. The magnets inside are covered with cardstock that is stamped and covered with Crystal Effects to make them shiny and durable.
Mary and Pam are always more on the ball than I am. OK, pretty much EVERYONE is more on the ball than I am! Anyway, they have both sent me cards since we got home from convention to say thanks for the book and mentioning how much fun we had at convention. Ever the procrastinator, I haven't even started my cards yet . . .
Here are the cards they sent, Mary's used a new stamp that was available in the Memento Mall at convention. I like the way she punched it with the scalloped circle punch and layered it with the red circle. Pam's card is very cool the way she used 3 different embossing folders in 3 different colors. I love the color combination. Thanks girls!

1 comment:

Holly said...

I am so very interested in the tin. I think that would be great gifts for teachers and others that I have to get things for.