Saturday, February 20, 2010

Stampin' Addicts Birthday Blog Hop

STAMPIN' ADDICTS BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP 
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 CELEBRATE YOUR DAY GIFT BOX TRIObirthday 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.

K-CUP PACKAGINGAfter several minutes she finally decides which flavor to enjoy, then makes her way to get ready to head out the door ... unfortunately, sis still must go to work on her special day. 

 

... 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? 

ALTERED FILE FOLDER
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 BATH/CANDLE GIFT SEThand 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.



28 comments:

MaryR said...

what a beautiful (and thoughtful) gift set! I love your narrative, too - so fun

Ellie said...

OH I know your sister will truly love these beautiful gifts.

Allison said...

What a great idea--I'm sure your sister will love it! I especially love that tote!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Wow! These are amazing. Your sister must be one special gal to recieve such fabulous gifts. I love the stack of coffe/tea boxes. So creative!

Carmen said...

Joyce these are FANTASTIC I don't think I could open that first one ... way too pretty!! And your post way fun!!

Missi said...

Your sister will be delighted, they're all wonderful!

Marie said...

This is a great gift set - I'm sure it will be enjoyed :)

Jen Timko said...

Lucky, lucky sister!! Sounds like a perfectly lovely day (except going to work). What wonderful ideas!!

WebDeb said...

Adorable projects! If you need to adopt a sister, I am in line!

Holly/catrules said...

Great gifts!! Loved all of them!!

Cindy said...

Will you adopt me? These are so thoughtful, and wonderfully executed! What a lucky sister you have!!!

Kandi said...

Love these! The tower of boxes is awesome

Gracie's Blog said...

This is just adorable!!! You have a very very Lucky Sister!!! Wanna adopt me? So beautiful!!

Trina Caraway said...

Awesome gift set! Your sister is one lucky gal.

Yapha said...

What a fabulous gift set! Your sister is one lucky woman!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Such cute projects!! Great gifts and presentation!

Beedubya said...

I adore every single one of these! Such creativity!! TFS!

Brandi

Kim said...

It's all so pretty! What a great gift idea.

Cyndie said...

WOW! These are really great, I have three sisters and I know they would all love any of these gifts. I am going to have to borrow your ideas, thank you for sharing with us today.

Amy said...

*Lovely* projects! It's a good thing my sister doesn't know about this! I'd never measure up!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Okay, Joyce, in my next life, I want to be *your* sister! All your projects are darling--but that tower of k-cups steals the show!

Scrappindad said...

Wow Joyce!! These are all just absolutely gorgeous!! You really went above and beyond in the presentation of each of these. How lucky your sister is!

Melissa said...

Oh, how fun, Joyce! They're all so beautiful! I can't wait to read the details later. I agree, your sister is very lucky! :)

Lisa N said...

Joyce - these are truly beautiful gifts. I hope your sister enjoys them!

Lisa Young said...

These gifts are awesome! I loved your narration of her day too!

HeathersHobby said...

What cute projects, Joyce! I love the sanitizer gift. I hope she unwraps the first set of boxes. I'd be tempted to leave them all pretty!

Linda said...

Joyce, beautiful work as always! I love what you pulled together for this hop! Outstanding!

STAMPIN4TK said...

Awesome, I really love the keuring presents.

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