Good Morning! I hope everyone (in the US anyway) is enjoying the long weekend, and have been getting to spend time with those you love most!
I can honestly say that I have. Got to spend time with some old friends on Saturday, and yesterday was spent at home, just the four of us - we went to the beach, and did some gardening. It was a good day. This morning we're off to march a parade for Memorial Day, and then it will be getting geared up to go back to school/work tomorrow.
Speaking of old friends...I had lost touch with one of my CLOSEST friends, for about 10 years or so...not really sure what happened, if it was that we were in different places in our lives, or what, but thanks to Facebook (and a little guidance from another friend) I found her! Her name is Amanda, and we used to be really tight. Could spend HOURS on the phone, you know the GF you tell EVERYTHING. We went through a lot together. I'm so glad to have found her again, and she doesn't even live that far away...yet.
Now that I've tracked her down, it appears as though she's fallen in love, and is making a BIG move to Florida to be with her boyfriend. I'm happy for her, though a little sad for me. I was looking forward to catching up on time lost face to face, but I guess I will have to settle for Facebook ;). (I promise, I'm getting to the point here!). Next week, her parents are throwing her a going away party, and I plan on heading up there to see her one last time before she moves south. I decided to make her a little something to take with her, in the event of getting home sick...
The Tabbed Tea Box template from My Time Made Easy came to my rescue!! I thought it would be fun to make a project with it that doesn't use tea, actually. You see, the additional cut file, Time for Tea Bag made a PERFECT little 'folder' for a piece of chocolate, and a little note, some funny, some sappy, so if she gets a little homesick, she can head to the box of chocolates for a smile. I did resize the tea bag (width 3.10" height 7.29") in order for the width to be small enough to fit through the opening on the front of the box.
The box itself has panels featuring some NEW digi paper form the Candied Apple Jack collection. The tag uses images from the A Spot of Tea stamp set, and is colored with my Copics.
On the Time for Tea Bag folders, I stamped an image from A Spot of Tea in white on the outside, and in Brilliance chocolate on the inside panels...in the photo - I show you one opened, with the note that tucks in the pocket on the right, while the chocolate is in the pocket on the left -- the Ghiardelli squares fit PERFECTLY in this resized version of the tea bag, and also one closed.
So what do you think?? If you didn't come here from Lauren's, Lesa's, Geny's or Dawn's blogs, be sure to go see theirs as well...LOTS of goodies to peruse today!!
Thanks for stopping by, and check back tomorrow - it's release day, and the whole design team will have lots of inspiration to share!!