Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Grow Where You are Planted

I keep thinking this is Thursday but it really is only Wednesday. Geesh! Wishing my life away or another senior moment (the more likely of the two!)

I didn't just make tonight's project all in one night or even all in one weekend. I've been working on these for quite some time. Tomorrow night is the annual Girl Scout Recognition Dinner and I usually try to make something for each of the leaders that comes to the dinner. So this year I went with a garden theme. I bought little flower pots; added a bulb in each pot and then decorated an outside wrapper that kind of gives you an idea of what will happen when you actually plant the bulb.

I made 60 of these so it did take me a while. I had them all packed up before I realized that I hadn't taken a picture so I only unpacked one box; so you won't see all 60 of them.

I used a two-step Spellbinder's set that I found at Micheal's one day quite by accident in the clearance bin. I have never seen these sets before. They have stamps and then dies that cut around the images. And the price was marked at 1 cent. No lie! So I took them to the register and the girl actually rang them up for 1 cent. I couldn't believe it. I was in shock. But that 1 cent came in handy for this project. The flourish stems are from a totally different set.

And on the back of each I added a little thank you message to each leader. You can see the scalloped edge better in this picture. I used a variety of border punches; mostly Martha Stewart and EK Success.
Well, now I have to load everything up for the dinner and go make my lemon bars. It's a pitch-in dinner. So I hope you like my little gifts!

I am entering these challenges:
That's it for tonight. Have a wonderful Friday Thursday!



Stef H said...

holy moly girl! this is gorgeous and genius! a 1 cent find? that's way better than what i ever find! we must go shopping together - LOL

is it hot enough for you yet? complaining it's too cold, too hot. never happy are we? i actually have my air on (which i hate) but son is coming today. i'll turn it off when he leaves, unless we hit 90 again! oy vey!

happy thursday.

hugs :)

Holly said...

Donna, I have been the same way all week thinking it was one day later than it actually is! I just love your projects - such a cute and creative idea!

Kristi said...

These are gorgeous and so clever! Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays!

PS-Great score on the stamps and dies!LOL


Shelly Schmidt said...

Holy Cow- what a cool idea- and this is a great lot of work! Your leaders will love these! Thanks for the prayers for my Dad- it is a 6 hour trip and it is also quite the journey we are you well know.

Kathy D. said...

60 wow!! and I thought I took on projects!!! They are beautiful and sure they loved them.

Just a reminder!
Clearly Digi Stamps Blog Hop Today and Freebie images every Sun and Thursday this month. (actually 2 Freebies right now till Monday....they are cute!!)
See you there!

Kathy D.
Clearly Digi Stamps DT Member

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my gosh, only one cent! Lucky you! What fabulous thank you gifts! Boy, these are going to be a big hit!

Debbie said...

You are the bargain queen with that deal!! This a wonderful gift for the leaders!!! Beautiful!

Kelli Acopan said...

Super cute and what a deal to boot! Thanks for playing along with us at Hiding in My Craft Room!

lovies =o) kel

Cath said...

Hey Donna! Thanks for linking this up to the Gift Packaging Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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