Monday, April 29, 2013

Surprises are fun!

So today's the day! I'm off to Utah!  It's going to be a long day of traveling, from Florida to Utah. . . 5 hours on an airplane, by myself (plus a little time in airports!)  I'm not quite sure what I'll do with all that time to MYSELF. No kiddos to clean up, entertain, chase, and keep safe and accounted for.  I have some books loaded on my ipad though, and I suppose somehow I'll make it through the long trip! :)

I'd like to share some fun little projects that I made for my sweet Go-to Gals.  It's funny how you can consider someone a FRIEND, even if you've never actually MET.  It will make the hugs and giggles even more special, to finally see them all in PERSON for a few days!

So for each of the girls, I covered a mini-composition book, using some gorgeous Teresa Collins paper.  I added their initial on each one.

these first two are for kim kesti, and betsy veldman 

for teri anderson, and kimberly crawford

and for heather campbell

I put each one in a cute bag from Whisker Graphics, and added a Teresa Collins tag.  I diecut the girls initials, and clipped it together with pinwheel clips made from a clothespin and a stamp from The Stamps of Life.

To create the pinwheel clips, I covered each with a small strip of patterned paper.  Then I stamped the pinwheels on cardstock and patterned papers. I paper pieced them together, and adhered to the clip with foam tape.  These clips are SO fun to make, and you can even add a magnet to the back for extra versatility. They are great for packages, for paper clips, or bookmarks. {Love making them!}

A lot of people are hunting for teacher-appreciation gifts right about now. . .this is a quick and sweet little project you could put together for a child's teacher too! 

I hope you like them! These were fun little gifts to make for my friends.  I waited until today to show them, because hopefully they are all enjoying their plane flights and not reading my blog! Come on back on the 1st, because I have NEW goodies from The Stamps of Life to share! (It's SO SO cute!)
See ya on the flipside!

(project goodies: mini-composition books - Dollar Tree, patterned paper and diecuts - Teresa Collins, Memories, alpha rub-ons - Close To My Heart, aqua letters - Heidi Swapp (Pink Paislee) twine - The Twinery, letter diecuts - Lawn Fawn pinwheel stamp - The Stamps of Life, bags - Whisker Graphics)

PS be sure to check out this previous post, with a chance to win a non-crafty giveaway. Non crafty?! I know - what's THAT!?


Nancy Durant said...

These are SO FUN! Love them! Your friends will also LOVE them. I like seeing the group of them. Different variations.
Have a fun trip and a happy birthday!
Love you!

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like how they are personalized and I like the fun pinwheels.