Paper - Old Olive, Really Rust, Naturals Ivory card stock, Hawaii Papaya Designer Series Paper
Inks - Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip classic stampin' inks
Stamps - Fresh Cuts
Accessories - Felt Fusion, Vintage Brads, Old Olive brads, Ticket Corner Punch, Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, Styled Vanilla hodgepodge hardware, Designer label punch, mini glue dots
So, are you ready for my feel-good story?? Remember all those packages you all were so generous to mail to me for a friend in need? Well, check this out! This is what one whole side of my craft room looked like until last night when I sorted through everything - isn't it amazing!!!! No, YOU all are amazing - what a fabulously wonderful and generous group you are, I am privileged and humbled that I am surrounded by people like you! My daughter and son helped me last night by breaking down boxes, writing everyone's name down (I put them all in a card with your home state but no addresses), and sorting by type. The kids were in awe and really got into the whole spirit, and want to help me go through my own stuff (again). It was nice to see! So, after it was all sorted, and put into four HUGE boxes AND one of my laundry baskets (lol), I drove it to the store today and gave it all to Tracy! I asked her if I could take some pics to share and she was thrilled to do so - so here they are! She was absolutely amazed at how much paper and albums she received and was really quite overwhelmed (but in a good way) by everything! She just could not stop smiling, which really did my heart good! She just kept going through it, and oohing and aaahing - and I did find out she has never stamped before but loved all the stamps and now wants to learn which is really fun - I am going to meet with her and show her the basics on how to get started because it CAN be a little intimidating when you have never played - but she will love it, I am sure! She was emptying out the laundry basket (so I could have that back!) and discovered all the wonderful embellishments and this for some reason made her tear up - she just could not believe all the ribbon and brads there were (have I told you guys how much you totally ROCK??!!!) The card with everyone's name in it and their home state is proudly displayed on her counter and she was just amazed at how many states were represented (I told her that we stampers are EVERYWHERE, lol!) I had to run next door to the Starbucks and meet a gal about a workshop (sounds like a song!) but she asked me to stop back by when I was done so I did and this is what I found!!