Monday, August 4, 2008

Roommate Gifts

I had a wonderful roommate at convention... some of you may know her, as she is another extremely talented stamper/blogger: Jackie Wright, from New York!

This is us on a tour of the beautiful Riverton, Utah Stampin' Up! headquarters. I know she may not like this photo since she has her glasses on, but I think it's cute! We certainly had a great time together! And as tradition holds, we exchanged roommate gifts... You can view the wonderful gift she gave me at this post. It was brilliant!! I tucked my business receipts in there and even got a nice list going of some new contacts I made.

And, as every convention attender needs a notebook... here is what I made for Jackie:

This is a simple marble composition notebook (those black and white ones) that I covered with two different patterns in the NEW Bella Rose DSP - this is definitely one of my favorite new DSPs... I even bought a new Stampin' Up! apron at convention made with this flowery pattern! I stamped a flower from Pretty Peony, cut it out, and adhered it directly to the front of the notebook. This is a gorgeous set that makes beautiful flowers - don't forget that my August Stamp-a-Stack features it as well! The sentiment comes from the NEW Heard From the Heart, which is going to be one of my favorites to use - I love the combination of cursive and print. Then I finished it off with some Old Olive Wide Grosgrain ribbon.

I also made Jackie a matching box that she can put on her desk to hold pens/pencils/scissors:

Again, it uses the Bella Rose DSP, Pretty Peony, and Old Olive Wide Grosgrain, but I also added a couple of Ruby Red brads and this sentiment comes from one of the NEW Level III Hostess sets called Happiness Always. If you like this box, you can see some of my others here, here, here, and here.

My next post will be announcing the winner of the Blog Candy - and since the comments are still trickling in, I will cut the time off at 8pm tonight (Central time) and announce the winner after that! Good luck!


Jenn Greeley said...

AAHH! I totally check out Jackie's blog! I've chatted with her several times too! She's very nice. And I love her hair. She said she didn't like it. Great roommate gifts. I've already seen hers, lucky you, lucky both of you! I wish I could have been at looks like it was a ton of fun.

Doris said...

great set! I love that cute box, could you be so kind and share with us instructions?

Doris said...

ok I've just found that is wooden box, I thougt you made it of cardstock,

anGela said...

Love the covered comp book! Lucky Jackie! Beautiful papers.

Anonymous said...

Hey girl! I LIKE me in my glasses! It's just that they have a glare in photos, that's all! I'm so glad you put the photos of my awesome gifts on your blog already! Now I don't have to photograph them myself. Hee! I'll just send people to YOUR blog to see it! Gets you more hits, eh? I had a great time, thanks for everything! Mucho hugs, Jackie

NotSoccer Mom said...

love the boxes! i made one but used paint instead of paper. i can email you the pix if you're interested.

i'm going to try using paper and ribbons on my next one!

Lisa H. said...

lucky roommate you had! what a fabulous gift you gave her. Convention was blast, too bad we didn't get to meet.