Do you remember this gorgeous Designer Series Paper from last year's catalog? It's called Love Letter and it's beautiful. Vintage but not "farm-ish", classic black & red, distressed at the edges but, not worn out looking. You have one more chance to buy it from our Clearance Rack. Hop over there now.
I always need little treats to give out at Christmas to people that I interact with but, don't necesarrily want to spend a lot of money on. The receptionist at the orthodontist office or the 6 youth group leaders from church or the 10 teachers for one of my daughters. Love these people but can't afford to gift them ALL something. And I really hate to pick favorites, I never want to leave anyone out. Are you like that? That's why I love Stampin' Up!, all those fabulous bloggers and ALL the design inspirations I see in our catalogs, message boards, tweets, etc...
This was one sample I saw while blog surfing that I knew was easy to do and offered an inexpensive gift in adorable packaging. I wish I could remember where I saw it so I could give them credit.
This little treat bag is just big enough to hold 1 package of the instant Starbucks coffee, a chocolate treat and a gift card. I stamped the little paper sack with words,tied ribbon around the package, added a mini label to the ribbon and finished it off with a stack of coffee cups. All these images are from the Morning Cup Stamp Set, #120489(c) $16.95. In a way, I've bought everyone a cup of coffee. I only wish I had the time to visit with them as well. I'd like to get to know them better, over a cup of coffee!
My in-laws are coming today. This is always fun and I sincerely look forward to taking care of them in my house. I'm really blessed to have such good people in my life and even more so that they are my in-laws. One reason they are fun to have around is because they are old (83 & 84) and very set in their ways but, they know it and joke about it. They even tease us that we're not that far behind them and how we're showing our age already. An example, Happy Hour starts at 5:00 p.m. everyday, rain, hail or shine. 5:00 on the dot. Not 4:59, not 5:01. 5:00 p.m. Since they arrive at 4:00 on Tuesday, I'll have their drinks ready for them at 5:00. They'll be very stressed out from the 1 1/2 hour plane ride and ready to relax. I'll be ready for them ;-)