May 19, 2007
Hi Ladies! Thank you for the overwhelming response to my new hair cut! I have to say, it's wonderful to feel refreshed and have a new look. Your comments have made me feel so good! You're great friends.
Today's creations are a gift ensemble for a friend who got her master's degree. We had a little party for her last night and this was my gift. It was all done in a strawberry theme, which I just adore! Every year Target comes out with a summer display of delightful, whimsical plastic dishes and cups, etc. This year they have ice cream sundae and strawberry stuff. So fun! My friend is dieting and really wants to give herself the gift of losing weight by the time her birthday rolls around this fall. So I got her a cute little place setting just for her. I've given this type of gift to lots of friends and they just love it. It includes a plate, bowl, glass, place mat, cloth napkin and some paper plates and paper napkins for her little girls so they won't feel left out on the fun. Lori can fix her salads and low fat foods and dine with strawberry delight all summer long.
As I propped all of these goodies for the photo, I wished that I had all this fun stuff!! Oh wait, I do!!!! Cuz I bought this same stuff for me and the girls to have little porch picnics this summer! I am so spoiled! I'll have to post some yummy strawberry recipes soon so you can enjoy some of my favorites too!
For the stamping part: I stamped 6 delightful cards using Papertrey's Green Thumb set. Nichole's strawberries are so fun to work with. Lori can use these for thank you's for all of her graduation gifts she received. I also wheeled the gift sack and tissue with a swirly design and made a matching strawberry tag. Then added lots of curly ribbon for a finishing touch. She loved it.....and I had the cutest gift wrap there!!
On a side note......it's my birthday today! I'm 38 years young and life is good to me! I have a wonderful husband and two cute little redheads named Josey and Jordan that make life so special. They are in town right now buying my birthday gift and some ice cream for brownie sundaes tonight. My DH is taking us for a country drive later to pick a huge bucket of wild flowers. All this rain has made them bloom and they are beautiful!!! There is nothing like seeing two fiery reds running through a field to pick their mama flowers. I couldn't ask for anything more. Then I'm gonna stamp some goodies with my new Little Lady set from Papertrey! I hope you all have a blessed day too!
Tip of the day: If you're like me, you are always rushing when it comes time to wrap a gift. Go to Walmart and purchase some plain gift sacks. Stamp them, wheel them, etc and make some matching gift tags, gift cards and tissue. Fold the tissue up neatly and place inside the sack with the tag and card. Store them in a drawer with other gift wrap items. When you need a gift sack, you will have a darling little ensemble just waiting for you.
Posted by Michelle Wooderson at 5/19/2007 08:16:00 AM