Friday, December 30, 2011

Moving Away Gifts

So my very close friend Gabriella is moving away next week.
I can't believe that it is already here, as she told me back in
the middle of October that they had sold their house and
would be moving after the first of the new year.
Time sure does fly!!!

So I wanted to make her some special going away gifts that she would enjoy.
I made her a fashionable backpack which is a Becky Roberts tutorial I bought
and enclosed a set of cards in it that matched it.

All supplies used were Stampin' Up! The paper is Spice Cake and
I think it is one of my favorite lines. I love the colors! The sentiment is from
Papertrey Ink and the ribbon is rayon seam binding.

Then I wanted to make her one more special gift that would last her the
whole year and remind her of me when she used it.
I made her a Gratitude Journal using the same Stampin' Up! paper.
I think it turned out pretty good. It is a work in progress and she
can add whatever she would like to it to make it her own.

So that was just a small sampling of some of my favorite things about the
journal. I put it in one of those small 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 binders from Staples.
I used lots of stamps, tags, graph paper, guest checks, envelopes,
punched shapes, ticket stubs, paint chips, washi tape and more....

So maybe this will inspire you to try this for the new year and
write something you are grateful for. It can be a day by day thing
or just a random throughout each month type of deal.

Wishing you and your loved ones a  very
Happy & Healthy New Year!!!



1 comment:

  1. Awesome Jen, this came out fabulous, hope to work on mine SOON!!!