Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Girl's Favorite Things!

My Dear Friend is a Valentine's baby (actually the day after but who's counting) and I wanted to surprise her with a gift card bouquet. After brainstorming on how to do this, I came up with the flower pot with the scallop edge (can't remember which cartridge it came from) and the flowers from Accent Essentials. I glued styrofoam in the box and and added shredded black and brown paper to look like the dirt. From there I assembled several sizes of the flowers to a wood stick and curled the edges in different directions. I inked the edges and sprayed them with my own concoction of glimmer mist.  Then I attached her two favorite splurges.....A wine gift card and a Cold Stone's ice cream gift card. I figured what girl wouldn't want flowers, wine and ice cream for her birthday.

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Birthday Beach Basket

My dear friend is having a birthday this weekend and her wonderful husband is taking her to Amelia Island for some much needed rest and relaxation. My thoughts went to...... How can I make this birthday even more pleasurable without being there?  hahahahahahahha  So, I prepared a little basket for them to get cozy on the beach and enjoy their time together.  Besides the usual finger foods and snacks, I included 2 bottles of wine, glasses and a lantern candle.  This way they can enjoy the beach at night watching the stars and listening to the relaxing sounds of the ocean.
Additionally I proceeded to make my first easel card.  I thought the beach theme would be appropriate for this card since they are going to the beach! LOL  The beach chair, sun and palm trees are some SCAL files I have picked up along the way.  The shells are from the Doodlecharms cartridge. 

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