January 31, 2008

A CUTE HOSTESS GIFT - AND, FACT FOUR

So many of you left such kind and sweet things on my last post that I am overwhelmed! Thanks to all of you who thought enough to stop by and wish us a Happy Anniversary! Tony took me to a beautiful restaurant that is on the 6th floor of the casino - what a gorgeous place! And, the views - and the food - and the wine, oh, it was heaven!! He also brought me home a beautiful flower arrangement full of all my favorite pink and white and red flowers! I love that man!! And yes, he did love his card and laughed when he saw I had posted it since he did not have it yet!

Okay, now on to my new little hostess gift set I made. I saw this on someone's blog (not sure who) but if you know, let me know and I will give them proper credit. I thought it was a really cute idea and so I made one of my own! Here it is! Isn't it cute? The little bag fits two cards and envelopes. I made the theme thankyou since I want to give it as a hostess appreciation gift. I thought it came out pretty good if I do say so myself (and I am!) Both the bag and the cards use the new Ginger Blossom DP and everything coordinates. The handles of the bag are ribbon. Here are some close up pics of the two cards. I am not sure if you can tell, but I also stamped on the envelopes. I love using those jumbo eyelets, I think they add a lot. And of course, a little bling never hurt anyone *wink* so I added some rhinestone brads. I did a lot of stitching on both the cards and the bag as well as used several of my punches. I love punches! I also used my stencil to make the swirly design, just flipped it on its side so it does not look like a water spout anymore - LOL! The stamp set I used was Stitched Exotics and the sentiments come from the stamp set Much Appreciated which is very appropriate for this little project! Here is a closeup of the bag. The first pic is the front of the bag, the second is the back, and the third is the sides so you can see what I did. As you can see, these sides of the bag coordinate with the cards - too fun! I loved making this and see myself making lots more as gifts! I did not list the recipe for this so if anyone has any questions, feel free to email me and I will answer them, okay? And, I know this is a long post (sorry! ) but I cannot finish until I post fact number four in my quest for 100 facts. So here it is!
FACT #4

I entered a karaoke contest in Hawaii and took second place out of 150 contestants - I won $500! It was on the beach at a party thrown at one of the resorts our friends were staying at and we had a great time AND I earned scrappin' money!!

Have a wonderful day! I hope I did not bore you too much!!!

30 comments:

Vicki said...

Happy Anniversary (a day late but didn't see the post yesterday). What a nice evening Tony planned. Glad you all had such a great time. Beautiful flowers too.
Love the hostess thank you gifts. You did do a great job on them.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Sounds like you had a great evening with your husband! Yeah! The flowers are gorgeous!

Love this hostess gift! It's gorgeous! Who wouldn't love to receive something like that! I agree with you about those large eyelets . . . great touch!

corinnesomerville said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, GIRLIE !!!! What a beautiful picture that you posted yeserday of the two of you !! Sooooo cute :) Love the hostess gifts....wowza !!! I'm glad you guys had a wonderful evening out for your anniversary !! Big Congrats !!

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

These are just gorgeous. I love all of them and the colours are exquisite. They're good for 3 numbers tomorrow. Way to go, girl!

Melissa said...

Cute, cute cute Alex! I did something similar with the Double Pocket Bag and I'm really looking forward to seeing how my hostesses respond.

Have a good day!
M.

Amy G. said...

What beautiful flowers...glad you enjoyed yourselves! Super cute hostess gift! I'd be interested in how you make the bag. It's nice that you can fit a few cards in there. Love the facts too! How fun! ;)

Flossie's Follies said...

Sounds like a nice restaurant and you won $500 in the Karoke contest, they would pay me that to stop singing, LOL. Love your Hostess gifts they are beautiful.

Tracy said...

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tracyx

Deborah said...

CONGRATS ALEX! Your gift sets are great! Deb

Shannon McGann said...

I'm so glad you had a great time yesterday - what gorgeous flowers! You lucky lady!

I love this hostess set you made. I have a workshop next weekend, so I think I may just have to CASE this!

LuLu said...

Really impressed. Love the way everything co-ordinates.

Erin said...

What a fabulous hostess gift!! Also, you've been tagged, check out my blog for details:)

Manna said...

Wow what a great hostess gift! The colours are beautiful!

Beth Norman said...

Happy Anniversary, once again. Ohhh, your hostess set is lovely. Didn't I recently tease you about kariokee? Way to go. Whatcha doin' with the money? Anything stamp related?

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What a gorgeous set, Alex! LOVE it! Congrats on the karaoke winnings! That's awesome!

The Stampin' Soldier said...

Congrats!

suzann said...

Happy Anniversary!

It sounds like you have a wonderful man and you two look so good together!
Hope you have many, many more happy years together!!

My Paper World said...

The flowers are gorgeous Alex! Glad that you had a wonderful time! and I think that the projects are soooo pretty!
Nicola xx

pescbrico said...

This is really lovely! :) May I be your hostess?! lol :)

Amber Porter said...

Super cute set! These cards are gorgeous! Love the colors!
Sounds like you had a great anniversary!! I tried to leave a comment for you yesterday but blogger was having some issues and kept giving me an error message! Have a great day!

Dawn Easton said...

What a wonderful evening the two of you had! You both deserved it!

Your hostess gift set is AWESOME girl!! LOVE it! I'm loving those jumbo eyelets too!!

Beautiful flowers....my goodness!

lol congrats at winning a singing contest! I wouldn't have the nerve to do it...well maybe...if nobody knew me ;)

Rose Ann said...

So happy to hear you had a wonderful time celebrating your anniversary!! Beautiful flowers!!

LOVE your hostess gift....wow....soooo awesome, Alex!

Congrats on your Karaoke win! What song did you sing? ;)

Suzanne said...

wow wow and double wow.. love the papers. What a great gift!! Sue :o)

Kim Marie said...

What a great post! I love love love love love the projects! They are BEAUTIFUL!! Happy anniversary and maybe a song to your honey is in order??? You could win some priceless rewards ;)
Kim Marie

NattyK said...

The hostess set is fab. It sounds like you had a great anniversary and the flowers are stunning. x

Tracy.H said...

Wow! These sets are beautiful!! Enjoy those flowers! :0)

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

YOWZA, ALex.....this set is beeeeeeeeeautiful!!!!.....ANY hostess would be THRILLED to get this....what an awesome gift!!!....The stitching is most awesome too!......I think it adds so much to the card!....what kind of machine do you use?....I was thinking about adding a STITCHIN' 101 class to my schedule for the studio....I think I need to CASE your hostess gifts to show for samples!...TFS

malieta said...

Your projects are beautiful Alex!!!
malieta:)

Deb said...

Fantastic projects, I love the colours and the flowers. They are fabulous hostess gifts!

Poor you, nursing a sick daughter! Hope she is better!
Have a great weekend!

Maureen said...

love love love this! tfs