Monday, December 21, 2009

Gift Set -- Earthy P'Willows

Well....this was a gift set that just kind of happened. I had taken this stamp out to do yesterday's Featured Stamper challenge on SCS, and decided to play around a bit with it. When I make gift sets now I usually do two of each card because I package them in acrylic boxes and can place one of each type on each side for the recipient to easily see what is inside without taking them out.

Some dear friends really do look forward to receiving these sets. AND....I tell them to USE them. Some feel they should use them sparingly. I tell them to USE them as I am sure I will be making more and gifting more.....lol!!!

Well.....today I am off for a Christmas lunch with a very dear friend. I first met her due to our great interest in Japan, and was lucky enough to travel with her and 14 other New England educators to Japan years ago. It was the trip of a lifetime, and we have stayed in close touch since then. She is a recent survivor of breast cancer, having completed both chemo and radiation treatments. She is a totally positive and inspiring person and I consider myself blessed to have her in my "family of friends." She is a wonderful knitter and has a project she is working on for me, so I may have my first view of her 'project'. If so, I may be able to share tomorrow.

After all our snow over the weekend, I am hoping the next storm takes a turn away from our area. We have much too much snow on the ground.....nearly two feet of snow.

Wishing you a wonderful day. Stay safe and warm.

9 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

These are so pretty Joanne.

StampOwl said...

you are rocking these cards

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love Love LOOOOOVE these!! The image is just so adorable, especially stamped on the colored CS. Fun papers too!

Makiko Jones said...

What a lovely set of cards, Joanne! Love the colors and the dp. Your friend will love the gift for sure!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

What a beautiful set of cards, Joanne! I like your clever idea to do two of the same so they can be viewed INside the box.
I hope you've enjoyed your day with your precious friend and that she is doing well. I thought about you this weekend and wondered how you were doing with all that snow. I worried how little Pepster did and hope he didn't have to dig a tunnel to do his duties!!
Snugs to you SnoSnot!!

Silke Ledlow said...

What a BEAUTIFUL GIFT SET - Joanne!!! Hope you had a wonderful time with your friend?!?
I bet she loved her gift :)!!!

Merry Christmas to you and stay safe!!! Hugs ~S~

Traci M said...

Joanne, these are so pretty and your signature style, I bet your friends love getting these!! Hope you enjoyed your day and I love snow...weird I know...but it is so serene and beautiful!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

I always enjoy seeing your sets Joanne!! Your color combos, textures and prints are always used to perfection!! LOVE this!

Connie M. said...

Oh I love these, Joanne! What wonderful colors for this beautiful image!