A Captivating Gift

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Peeking in to say hi to you today!  I wanted to share a gift that was sent to me recently that I found absolutely captivating!!  The care and detail that went into the gift absolutely blew me away.  I may be living under a rock but I had not seen this template before but someone has surmised that I’m a calendar-aholic and hit the nail right on the head.  I hope she doesn’t mind me sharing her name, but Wanda Thomas sent me this jewel and I’m not kidding, I marveled over each and every detail for at least 20 minutes and promised some of my stamp club buddies that I would send a picture online.  Dearest Wanda, I hope you if are reading that you accept my thanks and also email me to let me know where we can find the directions – I’ll be sure to publish them and I’d love to make one.  Again, maybe many of you already know where to get this but I honestly don’t get to do that much surfing right now.

Check out additional pictures of this sweet, sweet project.

Wanda, your gift arrived before Christmas but Kelly and I live a bit of a distance apart so we make dates to catch up with each other.  Lately because of the deadlines I have going on, I haven’t been able to see her until just this week.  Imagine my surprise!!!

  • Kimmy KJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:09 pm

    So beautiful. What a lovely set, and your coloring is magnificent!ReplyCancel

  • JaneyJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:16 pm

    What an incredible gift! And what a great idea; I hope Wanda will share the template wiith you. I’ve seen the little boxes with the drawers, but not with the flip uo stand for display. Thank you, Becca, for sharing this with us. Such talent!


  • RebekkaJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:23 pm

    That is a beautiful gift. I just love all the flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret PeltierJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:23 pm

    Stunning – what a lovely gift to receive!ReplyCancel

  • Teri FrankJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:24 pm

    Here is a SCS link to a similar project – the post includes links to templates. I can’t wait to see what you do with it Becca!


  • Sherry LowmasterJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:25 pm


  • Jerry AmundsenJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:25 pm

    Beautiful gift. I have used the flowers on a calendar but it didn’t look as striking as having flowers and calendar separated.ReplyCancel

  • Olga JewellJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:29 pm

    This is a jaw dropper!!! I love it and would love to try to make one too. Will be watching to see you Wanda sends you the info.ReplyCancel

  • Marge (mer)January 3, 2011 - 7:29 pm

    This is I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E !!! !!! !!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara JayJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:30 pm

    This is lovely!! How do you change the large calendars on the lid?ReplyCancel

  • Bev HammackJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:30 pm

    This is Awesome!!! A real beauty~ReplyCancel

  • Carole MillerJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:31 pm

    WOW, I LOVE that. If you get the directions, please, please, PLEASE, be sure to share them. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for sharing your gift.

    Carole MillerReplyCancel

  • Chris KJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:32 pm

    What a beautiful idea!. Hope you get the directions – I would love to make one myself.ReplyCancel

  • DebbieJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:33 pm

    OMG you just blow me away with your projectsall of them. I sure wish I was your neighbors and we were friends I could use so of your teaching.


    Hope your doing ok being thanking of you.

    Hugs Debbie

    I have got to get some of these stampsReplyCancel

  • Kelly MassmanJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:34 pm

    How sweet! It is really pretty! I’m sure you were thrilled!ReplyCancel

  • MargieHJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:36 pm

    BRAVA, Wanda!!!!!!!!
    This is just beautiful and a fitting gift for my beautiful friend! You can tell you put a lot of love in your work! Wonderful job, Wanda :0)

    Thank you Becca for sharing this gift with us! Such a fun and great surprise for the new year! May you have good things happen to you in 2011, my friend!!! xoReplyCancel

  • Margaret B.January 3, 2011 - 7:37 pm

    What a nice surprise. I hope you can get the pattern because I would love to make some for Christmas presents next year…oops..this year 2011.ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn BurnhamJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:38 pm

    I bet you were surprised. That is a gorgeous gift. Hope you get the directions to share.ReplyCancel

  • Barb HardemanJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:39 pm

    What a fabulous gift. Wanda is a very talented gal and I’m sure you blessed beyond belief to have such an awesome calendar!

  • Sandra ltbJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:40 pm

    very pretty!
    Sandra ltbReplyCancel

  • Deborah HooperJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:43 pm

    That is truly a unique and beautiful gift. It is your style and I would have sworn it was made by you. Can’t wait for the template and your version of the calendar. I know you’re itching to make it.ReplyCancel

  • Linda ScottJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:45 pm

    Love this, hope you can get the instructions because I would love to try it.ReplyCancel

  • Pat MorganJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:49 pm

    WOW fantastic Bekka I want to say how I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations A real highlight for meReplyCancel

  • Pat JandacekJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:50 pm

    What a great design! And Wanda did a beautiful job. I look forward to her response. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • paulaJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:53 pm

    what a fantastic looking project and a wonderful gift – so special and personal.

    I’d love to know if there is a template too, so thank you for sharing Wanda’s truly stunning project.

    Paula. Derbyshire, UK. x x xReplyCancel

  • Carol CarriveauJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:54 pm

    Lucky, lucky you! Hope she shares the template. Happy New Year to you and your family and I hope that you and your family have an uplifting year.ReplyCancel

  • CheriJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:57 pm

    How beautiful! You so deserve a nice gift like this, after sharing so much w/your followers!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJanuary 3, 2011 - 7:57 pm

    How BEAUTIFUL!!! Wanda DID put ALOT of work into this!!! It’s SO NICE!!!! I just made an easel card yesterday!!!! OH YES, do SHARE the directions!!!! We’d ALL LOVE to have them!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!! :) Send the directions Wanda, PLEASE!!????!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacJanuary 3, 2011 - 8:07 pm

    Becca, that super duper gift just goes to show how very much you are appreciated. Some people really show their appreciation in deeds eg Wanda. I’m a prime example of someone who is much more selfish with her time and just uses a few words to express gratitude. Perhaps I should consider looking into this for the New Year?

    Wanda’s gift is magnificent and must have taken a lot of time to complete, she sure is an example to me.ReplyCancel

  • LennyJanuary 3, 2011 - 8:07 pm

    This is so beautiful! Wanda created a most wonderful gift for you. She is so gracious, as you are for all your followers. Bless your hearts.ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina aka okimom2girlzJanuary 3, 2011 - 8:10 pm

    Hello sweet Becca, first of allI would like to wish you a Happy New Year!! Been missing you at BC ;D. I just admired that wonderful easel card box you’ve received. I knew I saw something similar before and here is the link. I am not sure it is the same size, but I guess that could be adjusted.

    HTH!! Sending you hugs and blessings, SabrinaReplyCancel

  • Mae CormierJanuary 3, 2011 - 8:11 pm

    I love the gift you received! What a nice desk calender! I saw that the word for today is *****
    I hope I am putting my comment in the right place!

  • Debbie AldersonJanuary 3, 2011 - 8:17 pm

    What a nice & thoughtful gift.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa (LoveLee Notes)January 3, 2011 - 8:18 pm

    Lovely! I believe that is the Easel/Pedestal Card & Drawer Box, if I’m not mistaken. What a wonderful idea!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanielou KaufmanJanuary 3, 2011 - 8:19 pm

    I would love that template also. I can see why you are in awe. How gracious is that for such a beauty. I love how giving of talent so many folks are. Enjoy it, Becca, it is a ‘keeper’. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Hugs, JeanielouReplyCancel

  • Linda EJanuary 3, 2011 - 8:20 pm

    What a beautiful gift! Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us in blog land. Hope to see the template for this someday too!ReplyCancel

  • crystal bJanuary 3, 2011 - 8:22 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I love it. Hope to see the template for this someday. It would make a great gift anytime. I love your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Lori mJanuary 3, 2011 - 8:25 pm

    What a beautiful gift, thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KJanuary 3, 2011 - 8:26 pm

    Just about sweetest calender I have ever seen! I would be captivated too if I received this! Very lovely!ReplyCancel

  • AnnieJanuary 3, 2011 - 8:27 pm

    Absolutely stunning, Can’t wait to see the instructions!ReplyCancel

  • JerilynnJanuary 3, 2011 - 8:31 pm

    Anyone else having problems leaving a comment on the blog candy posting for yesterday? I click on the comments to add and it stops loading for me at posting 175 and then it is black at the bottom and I can’t post a comment. Can anyone help?ReplyCancel

  • Deepa M.January 3, 2011 - 8:35 pm

    Becca that gift is absolutely stunning!!! How lucky are you?? Thanks for sharing it online for everyone to marvel over :) If Wanda gets in touch with you, will you ask her whose stamps she used? I’m guessing flourishes from the detail level. Have a wonderful day! :)ReplyCancel

  • MaryKayeJanuary 3, 2011 - 8:38 pm

    What a fun and thoughtful presentation.ReplyCancel

  • MarianneJanuary 3, 2011 - 8:38 pm

    Wow that is absolutely gorgeous! lucky you. How thoughtful Wanda.ReplyCancel

  • MickieJanuary 3, 2011 - 8:58 pm

    What an absolutely wonderful gift from such a thoughtful friend. This is really cute and yes I would like the instructs on how to do this.ReplyCancel

  • RufusJanuary 3, 2011 - 8:58 pm

    Becca, this is a friend indeed, a very talented friend! Wanda, if you should read this, BRAVO it’s gorgeous! And what a perfect idea to create the box version of this card to use to store all the calendar pages. Great Work!

  • cynthia beynonJanuary 3, 2011 - 9:04 pm



  • DonnaJanuary 3, 2011 - 9:04 pm

    Can’t wait to see the directions for this. It is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJanuary 3, 2011 - 9:06 pm

    What a beautiful gift you have received Becca. Wanda your work is wonderful, so much eye candy and so well put together. As always Becca, TFS!!! Looking forward to the directions. :-DReplyCancel

  • cynthia beynonJanuary 3, 2011 - 9:10 pm

    BLACK DESReplyCancel

  • Judy I, St. Louis MOJanuary 3, 2011 - 9:28 pm

    What a great gift! I can’t wait to see the directions.ReplyCancel

  • JeanJanuary 3, 2011 - 9:32 pm

    What a wonderful gift. One that will last all year! Would love to see how this one goes together.ReplyCancel

  • esther schattschneiderJanuary 3, 2011 - 9:36 pm

    Cool easel card/calendar/treasure box combo! Lucky you!!! and lucky us to get to see all these neat things. Cool blog candy, too! you’re the best!ReplyCancel

  • cynthia beynonJanuary 3, 2011 - 9:40 pm



  • JenJanuary 3, 2011 - 9:49 pm

    Oh wow Wanda did a great job but look who we have to thank you Becca for all you great talent and inspiration you have given us!!!
    Hugs JenReplyCancel

  • DWDJanuary 3, 2011 - 9:49 pm

    This calendar/easel card is amazing!!! I have seen these around but not with this detail. I love the calendar inserts and the colors she used on the flowers (of the month) I assume. I hope you ask Wanda to do a guest slot here and show us how to make these. Or if she has a blog we may visit to find instructions, I hope she lets you post the addy for us. You’re a lucky girl to have someone think so much of you.ReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsJanuary 3, 2011 - 9:55 pm

    Lucky you, Becca!
    What a fantastic job Wanda!!
    What a lot of work you did on this beautiful gift.
    Absolutely love it and look forward to instructions also :o)
    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • scrappygirlJanuary 3, 2011 - 10:04 pm

    SSOOO CCCOOOOLLL!!! This is an awesome project–can’t wait to see the instructions for this! OOOOHHHHH the possibilities……
    Thanks again for a chance at the candy!ReplyCancel

  • BradlynJanuary 3, 2011 - 10:17 pm

    Wow! This is a spectacular gift–very considerate. I am impressed with the enormous amount of work this calendar took…and the coloring is fantastic too…Like you, Becca, I’d like to make one too so when you get the directions, please share! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • CarolenJanuary 3, 2011 - 10:30 pm

    A really beautiful gift Becca! Thanks
    for sharing it with us!ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleJanuary 3, 2011 - 10:34 pm

    Beautifully done and lovely to look at! Lucky You Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Ann LeeJanuary 3, 2011 - 10:37 pm

    Now that’s paper engineering. Great job Wanda!ReplyCancel

  • Angelina WesselsJanuary 3, 2011 - 10:38 pm

    What a really cute little calendar project. One of the nicest that I have seen, and the flowers are so pretty! What a nice gift!ReplyCancel

  • LisaJanuary 3, 2011 - 10:40 pm

    What an elegant idea…I love the ‘drab’ frame surrounding the beautifully colored flower!ReplyCancel

  • Marla H.January 3, 2011 - 10:44 pm

    WOW what an amazing gift and so much work and detail went into this. Enjoy it and I hope you learn how to make them!!!ReplyCancel

  • HeatherJanuary 3, 2011 - 10:47 pm

    This is such a wonderful gift. I LOVE this. When you find the directions I want to try my hand at this also. Each month has been crafted with such care. Lucky girl. :)ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithJanuary 3, 2011 - 10:59 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous. I for one would definitely be interested in directions for making this. Wow what a sweet gift Becca. Let us know any info you come up with please. Thanks.

  • Elin K.January 3, 2011 - 11:06 pm

    Wow – so pretty! I hope she is willing to share directions. :)ReplyCancel

  • Deebi27January 3, 2011 - 11:21 pm

    What a beautiful gift! The rich details are just amazing obviously a gift to be treasured! I would say you are a very lucky lady…but you deserve such beautiful gifts!ReplyCancel

  • Carolina EvansJanuary 3, 2011 - 11:49 pm

    Beautiful gifts!!!I Happy New Year. I am planning on spending my year teaching crafts and having fun. Thank you for the blog!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BJanuary 3, 2011 - 11:51 pm

    I love this box/card/gift. Maybe you will do a tutorial on it sometime for us. This would be a wonderful gift for someone but instead of putting the pictures of the flowers, I would do some Bible verses on the inside cards. Please show us how to do it.ReplyCancel

  • BettyJanuary 4, 2011 - 12:01 am

    What a fabulous gift Becca – certainly something to treasure! Really well done Wanda!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie GJanuary 4, 2011 - 12:55 am

    What a cool calender! I love little boxes too and this one is so unique. I’ve never seen one like this before. You did a great job Wanda! I’m hoping we can learn how to make one.ReplyCancel

  • TrishJanuary 4, 2011 - 12:59 am

    Becca what an amazing gift. Well done Wanda, yes it would be lovely to know how to make this calendar card.
    This is how highly you are thought of and loved Becca.
    Hugs trish.ReplyCancel

  • Catherine KraftJanuary 4, 2011 - 1:07 am

    What a wonderful gift! A lot of thought and work went into this and it’s absolute gorgeous. Great job Wanda!! Thanks for sharing.


  • Lorie B.January 4, 2011 - 1:39 am

    That is a truly wonderful gift! Look at all the wonderful detail! :o) Lovely work, Wanda!ReplyCancel

  • Debby WalkerJanuary 4, 2011 - 1:47 am

    great gift!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJanuary 4, 2011 - 1:55 am

    This is an outstanding project. So gorgeous work, and the coloring isjust perfect. I can see, why you´re sooo happy about this gift Becca, it really is amazing. You did a stunning job on this one Wanfda, and I really hope, you´ll sharethe instructions for it, as thisis simply the perfect gift to that someone, who we´ll like to give a little something, but who we don´tknow what to give, but all needs a calendar tigth? It´s so gorgeous. Thanks sooo much for sharing it with us bessa.
    Have a wonderful week ahead all of you.ReplyCancel

  • MaryKayeJanuary 4, 2011 - 2:03 am

    Clever treasure. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KJanuary 4, 2011 - 2:03 am

    Collecting those words! I just can’t get enough at looking at your beautiful cards Becca! They are all so lovely!ReplyCancel

  • patounineJanuary 4, 2011 - 3:34 am

    très joli meilleurs voeux pour 2011 bizReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKJanuary 4, 2011 - 4:00 am

    Hi Becca this truly stunning gift shows just how much you’re thought in thia wonderful creative world. How thoughtful, clever and so kind of Wanda to send you this and you really deserve it.

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • racheJanuary 4, 2011 - 4:48 am

    Beautiful!!! You are so blessed to have such great friends!
    thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Jacki TobinJanuary 4, 2011 - 6:18 am

    Becca, such a beautiful gift! It’s stunning, I have seen them on SCS but not a tutorial, so hope you can get one done!ReplyCancel

  • laura jJanuary 4, 2011 - 6:55 am

    such a gorgeous project! Wanda chose the perfect recipient for this gift! looking forward to future posts showing us how to make this unique calendar!ReplyCancel

  • Cally YatesJanuary 4, 2011 - 7:17 am

    What a fab gift.
    Can’t wait to see how it is made. What a clever girl she is.
    Sorry( She, is the cat’s Mother as my Mum would say) I mean Wanda.
    Cally (from across the Pond) xReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkJanuary 4, 2011 - 8:04 am

    WOW! I would like to give that a try and haven’t seen it anyplace and neither have my stamping buddies. Have a great day and God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Robyn JosephsJanuary 4, 2011 - 8:20 am

    thanks for sharing the gift and the gift of friendshipReplyCancel

  • Tina Van EickJanuary 4, 2011 - 8:30 am


    The instructions were on last weeks Split Coast Stampers newsletter, but your friend has taken it to new heights…Thank you for sharing.

    Hugs and God Bless You,


  • SharonJanuary 4, 2011 - 9:11 am

    Wow! That’s a wonderful gift. Hope you get directions soon; I’d love to try this one too! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • emilyJanuary 4, 2011 - 9:13 am

    This is adorable. I love the little drawer to hold the different pages. What a sweet gift.
    Thanks for sharing! :o)ReplyCancel

  • deb vandersteegJanuary 4, 2011 - 9:31 am

    Hi Becca,

    What a wonderful surprise! It is beautifully done. I can’t think of a more deserving lady to receive such a gift. Thank you for sharing Wanda’s work with us.

    Hope your day is full of blessings.



  • ConniecrafterJanuary 4, 2011 - 9:40 am

    Wow that is gorgeous, a great deal of work!!ReplyCancel

  • bethann dJanuary 4, 2011 - 9:42 am

    wow that is fantastic, imagine all the work.ReplyCancel

  • SusanJanuary 4, 2011 - 10:08 am

    Wow! The is really beautiful. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia/LittleTreasuresJanuary 4, 2011 - 10:13 am

    The gift of friendship is a treasure. Wanda has made a beautiful creation and a great way to express Thanks for all you do. Thanks for sharing a great surprise.ReplyCancel

  • KarlaJanuary 4, 2011 - 10:13 am

    I am so thankful for all of you talented women who share your creations. May you continually be inspired and as you inspire others.ReplyCancel

  • DawnWJanuary 4, 2011 - 10:14 am

    that is fabulous! Love it.


  • Brenda MooreJanuary 4, 2011 - 11:09 am

    A beautifuly gift. You have a friend who treasures you or she would not have spent the time it must have taken to make this gift. I would like to try this if you are able to get the instructions and share.ReplyCancel

  • DeniseJanuary 4, 2011 - 11:46 am

    Love all your ideas Becca. I wish my brain would come up with such elegant thingsReplyCancel

  • Becky DJanuary 4, 2011 - 11:50 am

    This is absolutely beautiful – how lucky you are Becca to have received such a gift! I too would love the directions!ReplyCancel

  • ChinnuJanuary 4, 2011 - 11:54 am

    What a lovely handmade gift, with so much thought and care put into it. way to go, Wanda! Becca, thanks for sharing with us and I hope you’ll share a tutorial with us soon!ReplyCancel

  • Deb SnearyJanuary 4, 2011 - 1:11 pm

    What an awesome project!!!!!!!!! Wanda did a fabulous job. Becca can’t wait to se what you do with this idea also. You amaze me!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan ShafferJanuary 4, 2011 - 2:16 pm

    Loved the calendar idea!!! Also, thanks so much for the heart tutorial, I tried doing the ornament one and knew I needed HELP!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly V.January 4, 2011 - 4:15 pm

    Perhaps in the future I will have to start actually screening your mail….lol. I cannot believe that I had this in my possession and just handed it over to you, Becca!!

    It is truly fantastic!!! Way to go sweet Wanda!! You rock! Thank you for making Becca’s day. She deserves it!!

    Love, KellyReplyCancel

  • Betty GoodsonJanuary 4, 2011 - 4:19 pm

    What a beautiful and thoughtful gift. Our friends are truly one of life’s best blessings. thanks for being one of ours.ReplyCancel

  • MarieJanuary 4, 2011 - 5:12 pm

    Hello Becca,

    This is stunning, as usual xxReplyCancel

  • Pat JacksonJanuary 4, 2011 - 6:18 pm

    what a beautiful thoughtful gift – and thank you for sharing it with us. And, echoing most of the previous comments PLEASE share the instructions Wanda – this is incredible!ReplyCancel

  • TatankyJanuary 4, 2011 - 6:50 pm

    Really beautiful what a great gift !ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasJanuary 4, 2011 - 10:57 pm

    First of all, thank you all so much for the compliments. It was so sweet of Becca to share this, but as you can see from the ribbon and pearls, she is a considerable influence in my crafting.

    I e-mailed her some details on the project but I am an “ad-hoc” stamper and do not document things well. I’m hoping I gave her enough to duplicate and enhance along with documenting the process. Here are a couple of things to get you going. The easel/box itself was made from this tutorial: http://joaniscardsmadebyhand.blogspot.com/2010/06/easel-box-tutorial.html Every thing else seems standard to me except maybe the backgrounds on the flowers made my masking the flowers and using “scrubbies on a stick” for texture.

    If there is a part that you specifically want to know, you can e-mail me at wandathomas {at} att.net. Again, thank you all so much for the praise and kind words.

    I know each of you realize how much a handmade gift means to people and I encourage you to share your talents in the same way – to total strangers that might need an uplift. Believe me, it does more for you than it does for the recipient! Let’s all pay it forward.ReplyCancel

  • LyndAJanuary 5, 2011 - 3:40 pm

    A beautiful gift for a beautiful person. thank you for sharing it with usReplyCancel

  • Fay MarieJanuary 5, 2011 - 6:31 pm

    What a beautiful, thoughtful gift. Wanda is very creative…just like you, Becca. Thank you for sharing it with us and thank you, Wanda for the added comments. I can’t wait to try it! What great personal gifts for my friends.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TJanuary 6, 2011 - 8:16 am

    Stunning gift!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie ZJanuary 6, 2011 - 9:34 am

    Becca, you have a wonderful friend in Wanda. Wanda thank you for sharing with us on how and where to go so we can try a hand at the calendar.ReplyCancel

  • Ginny K.January 6, 2011 - 1:51 pm

    Since it is a cold and snowy day out today here in Ohio I am working inside on my scrap room. I am working towards my goal of organizing my scrap room so that I can make my cards and do my scrap booking more efficiently. It will take some time to go through everything I have collected over the years, but I’m sure that I will find things I have forgotten about and it will be new to me again. Since money is kind of limited right now, it will be nice to find those old forgotten items from long ago and use them to create new exciting items now. It really is all about organization and ability to find things easily that will contribute to being able to get more done, quickly, and when the mood strikes!! I’m making progress little by little each and every day! ~Gin~ReplyCancel

  • Karen in DallasJanuary 7, 2011 - 2:48 pm

    Hi Becca
    my goal is to clean up after every project and to make more cards to friends and relativesReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonJanuary 8, 2011 - 9:45 am

    Hi Becca,
    I make some Easel boxes with calendar for my card making friends, and they loved them, they don’t like making boxes so thought they would like them.
    They were not as nice as the one your friend Wanda made for you, I love how she made different flowers for the months so you can change them, but how do you change them. I love making hand made things to give to friends.
    I will have to try the eseal box from the link Wanda gave you, it is a little different from the one I made, it looks more sturdy.ReplyCancel

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