Friday, November 03, 2006

Thanksgiving Month - WIP FIRDAY

Works in progress. Messy work stations. Stamps, ink, embellishments. I am spread out on every available surface in my house as I get ready for our church bazaar. Right now I am making stamped gift tags packs and stamped postcards for it. Then adding beads and ribbons will be next. Then packaging. I have clear bags and I am going to use pages out of an old book to make my labeling for these.

I bought a sizzix die with the 3 tag sizes and I am doing an assortment of sizes in each package. The postcards are on blanks of card stock. and stamped with an image and/or words. Simple, fairly quick and straightforward. Trying to do 50 postcards and 50 tag sets for all occasion and holiday gifts.

Acknowledging the blessings in my life is giving me a focus that lessens the stressful feelings of the holiday rush. I have posted over and over about big things. But really focusing on small things has been fun.

Today I am celebrating -- the sound of laughter just out of my sight - we are so busy today at work and I can't be in the midst of the fun - but the laughter says that people are not upset about waiting for us to pull their orders. They are visiting with each other, drinking coffee, and enjoying today. That always makes things better.

I am also celebrating the fact that my sister and I are meeting each other tonite for a quick road trip. I haven't said much about her. She is younger than I am and has boys involved in car stuff. I have girls involved in sports. So we don't see each other as often as we would like to. We will only be away from our families for a couple of hours but it will still be fun.

We have a busy weekend ahead, but I will be back on Monday with more MaggieGrace crafts to share.

Have a beautiful weekend.


Leslie said...

Have a wonderful time with your sister. It looks like the weather is going to be beautiful this weekend.

MaryAnn said...

Those pictures are so fun! I love photos of messy craft stations because they're so inspiring! Yippee!

Sally said...

I love what you are making. I can't wait to see the bundles all wrapped up and ready to go!