Saturday, January 26, 2008

Secret Sis Final Gift

My poor poor secret sis... I was sick, so I couldn't get the post office to mail this to her. It *finally* went out Wednesday when I went back to work. I ended up having a sinus infection and pleurisy. For those of you who don't know what pleurisy is, let me tell you it's one of the most painful things I've ever had! I've linked the WebMD info... let's put it this way - I was on percoset for the pain. I was basically a veggie on the couch for about a week with those pills. Last night, I had a coughing fit that almost made me pass out from the pain. In any event, I'm feeling MUCH better (even with only Advil/Tylenol), and it couldn't have come at a better time - I am a busy busy bee for the next few weeks. More about that after I show you the goods...

I've already shown you the family portrait frame and the birthday calendar. You've seen the Altoids tin gift card holder, but it's what's INSIDE that counts here... a Cold Stone Creamery gift card, which she says is her favorite treat. I made her a card using the new Sprinkles set and Berry Bliss DSP (up close & deets on that below). She loves ribbon, so I broke off some of my new Bashful Blue Grosgrain, and rolled that up inside a peek-a-boo box. She said she wanted the Dotted Autumn set, so I sent her mine. I also sent her a bit to make a little bling - it's not Stampin' Up!, but I don't think she'll mind TOO much... a Gelly Roll Stardust pen (it's what made the letters sparkle on the birthday calendar cover. Then, some Crystal Stickers Pearls and Hero Arts Gemstones round out the package. Hope she's gotten it by now and likes it!
Now the card (was sick when I took this, so it's a bit fuzzy, sorry)...


Stamp Sets: Time Well Spent Hostess Set, Sprinkles, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Berry Bliss DSP
Accessories: Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker, Purely Pomegranate Double-Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Gelly Roll Stardust pen (around outside of flower on heart), Signo White Gel pen (flower center)
Punches: Round Tab, Spiral, Ticket Corner

Now, to my busy bee stage... Last night, I went to a Lia Sophia jewelry party that my neighbor, Pat, had. I hadn't seen a Lia Sophia catalog since before I moved to California. Needless to say, I'm going to have my own show for her next month with the new catalog. If you're looking for some AWESOME new jewelry, let me know, and I'll get Heidi to hook you up! She is just starting out in her new business, so I'm happy to help. Also last night, I got a Stampin' Up! workshop booked!!!!!!!!!! I'm going to make scrapbooks with the 5x5 art journal and the Crew Kids Girl SSK with a group of 13-14 year old Girl Scouts! I'm SOOO excited! For those you who have made a scrapbook with this journal, I'd be HAPPY to see your ideas... please link your photos if you have them. THANKS!
But that's not all... tomorrow is a baby shower for a girl in my neighborhood, Beth. She is registered at Target, and WOW is that a PAIN to find the right stuff of that registry - those numbers are TINY. From now on, I will order online from gift registries - SO much easier. In any event, I did my time in the baby aisles at Target and found enough of the items to make a gift bag. :) Also, in the dollar spot (LOVE this, don't you??!!), they had these puppy baby sets - onesie, hat, and booties. Of course I *had* to get these. They are from Latte and Gandy for the new baby. Oh yeah, did I mention that she doesn't want to know the sex of the baby? So, it's green and yellow, instead of pink or blue. In any event, I forgot to take a picture of the cute little 3x3 card that I made from Latte and Gandy before I put it in the envy. I'll have to get a pic of it tomorrow when she opens it. Here are her two gift bags...


And here's a close-up of my card (luckily I used a clear envy)... I think I did a pretty good job of keeping it gender-neutral...


Stamp Sets: Bundle of Joy, Fundamental Phrases, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss Craft
Paper: So Saffron, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Petals & Paisley DSP
Accessories: Signo White Gel pen, Whisper White Grosgrain ribbon, Mellow Moss button, Light Pink Gingham ribbon
Punches: Corner Rounder, 1/16" circle

For the shower tomorrow, I'll be making this punch and floating the rubber duckies on the top. I figured the blue was ok, since it looked like water. Well, I'm off to get my hair cut and dyed... going auburn for the rest of the winter. Gonna try it, anyway. :) Then, to the grocery store and back home to work on my swaps for the Stampahawlics gathering next Saturday and 1st birthday cards for 3 special babies. Until then...

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