Welcome to Stampin' Addicts first Birthday Blog Hop! Stampin' Addicts is a free website dedicated to all things Stampin' Up. They offer SU-oriented galleries, challenges and special events. This Birthday Blog Hop is one of several events being held this week-end to help them celebrate their 1st birthday. Membership at Stampin' Addicts is free of charge, and is open to Stampin’ Up! fans everywhere. When you're done following the hop here, pop on over and check them out!
If you started this tour from the beginning you came upon my blog after visiting Allison. Didn't you adore the young boys birthday ensemble she created? If you're starting the tour at my website, follow the link at the bottom of this post to continue on your journey. If you get lost along the way, you can always jump back on the tour bus by visiting Stampin' Addicts for the complete list of participants. This tour will run through Sunday evening ... so sit back, relax and enjoy!!!
I have created a sister - practical and pampering gift ensemble to share with you. My sister is very special to me and I don't get to see her often as she lives "fur fur away" as we say in my house - but I still like to make something special for her when I can. I decided to take a "celebrate your entire day" kind of approach at this ... are there any of us who wouldn't enjoy celebrating every step of our day? Without further ado, let us begin a journey through my sisters special day ...
*** SPOILER ALERT*** If you are reading this sis, stop now unless you really want to know what your belated gifts are!!!
The alarm clock rings, sis stumbles out of bed and finds her very first birthday gift is eagerly awaiting her ... just look at that trio of pretty boxes stacked high, bright red polka dotted ribbon cascading down the sides and a most beautiful paper bow perched atop (all Stampin' Up! items of course!). Whatever could be hiding inside? Should she open the boxes quickly or just sit and admire them ... this is almost too beautiful to take apart! Alas, curiosity gets the best of
me her and she decides opening would be the best way to start off her day. And what a start it is! Gently removing the bow (don't want to destroy this!) and untying the ribbon, she lifts up each of the colorful box lids to reveal ... an assortment of coffees, teas and mini creamers, specially designed for her to use in her Keurig coffee brewer.
... which brings sis to the second stop of her birthday celebration. As she picks up her keys she finds another package sitting right next to the door - guess she best open that up before heading out for a busy day at the office (or where ever she heads to). Oh my, now who wouldn't want to be seen with this darling note pad holder (and matching file folder!) in their arms?
Unfortunately, due to time restrictions I can not show you today just how cute this is inside ... a junior legal pad sits on one side, with a coordinating pen, and a monthly calendar so I always know what day it is (I seem to forget this little detail quite often).
Sis has had quite a busy day, gets back home to all those nightly household chores, and finally sits down to put her aching feet up ... and sees one last gift sitting on the coffee table. What more could she possibly ask for, this day has already been perfect. Ahhh, something special to help her relax at the end her day ... a lovely hand stamped scented candle and a gift tote of bubble bath and body cream. Wait, turn that tote around (sorry, I can't show you this today) ... there are 3 tiny bottles of instant hand sanitizer neatly snuggled in the box on the other side! Ok, I will admit that my sister is a nurse and I am sure she could use those little bottles of sanitizer!
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you've enjoyed spoiling my sister as much as I have! Check back later in the week for more photos of these projects as well as recipes. Please continue on the tour by visiting Carmen who will be showcasing boys birthdays.