Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Inspired by Nature to Give Gifts

Two weeks ago I was in Salt Lake City!!! I swear, I can't believe it's been two weeks already!!!! I'm still tired and finally getting over my cold. But you know, the excitement that I had at the end of Convention, despite severe sleep deprivation, is still in full gear! Matter of fact, I just can't get enough time to stamp! Hey, wait, that's every day, now isn't it!!!

As I go through my piles and put things away, I did uncover my unfinished Make and Take projects from convention. Oh yes, I'm sad to say that I missed one of the Make and Take Sessions!!! How did I do that? I'm sure this won't come as a surprise to you, but Vicki and I were gabbing to another demonstrator after breakfast. Beverly and Robin had already gone back to the room. As we check the time and know we are running late, Vicki and I storm into the room, grab our bags and head out the door with Beverly and Robin. We get on the Trax (rail transportation system) and I look down and discover I forgot my name badge! This is a travesty as I can not get into any events at Convention without it! As I blurt out I have to go back to the room, Vicki also looks down and discovers she has forgotten hers too!!! So, Vicki and I get off at the next stop and go back to the room, while Beverly and Robin head on to do the Make and Takes! You can guess that Robin and Beverly were the good girls at Convention!!! By the time Vicki and I made it back to the Convention Center, it was too late to start our Make and Takes! Fortunately, I had everything I needed once I got home to complete them.

This picture is the Gift Bag that was made using the Inspired by Nature stamp set, along with one of the new In Colors -- Tangerine Tango! Isn't this bag lovely!!! Who wouldn't want to get a gift in something this beautiful! Oh and did you check out the bow?? That was so absolutely easy that anyone, and I mean anyone, can create a bow to look exactly like this!!!! For the tag, I used a 3" x 3" note card and stamped on the front. Then you punch a hole in the upper left corner and make a cut from the corner of the cardstock to the hole, which creates the way to adhere the tag to the bag handle. Did you recognize the new Patterns Designer Series Paper? It comes in 14 different colors, including all six of the new In Colors. Remember, the new In Colors will be around until August 2009 -- they will not be replaced when the January 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book and Catalog comes out. I love the patterns on each page of the new Patterns Designers Series Paper (and I bet you do too!)

As I continue to uncover all kinds of goodies, I hope to be able to share them with you. I've missed being able to post frequently on my blog, but think that life is settling down a tad and I can get back to .. well "Phyllis normal".

Thanks for checking out my blog and hope you find time to stamp today!

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