I have to start this post by saying that I have the best friends ever. Seriously! It is so amazing how stamping can bring so many people of all walks of life together. I have made so many great friends from all over the country (and world for that matter!) because of this 'hobby' and I am so thankful for each of you!
As some of you might know, Monday was my birthday and the Trendsetters surprised me with an amazing blog hop full of gorgeous cards and projects and birthday wishes. I was completely taken surprised and so touched that they would do this for me. Well, what you don't know is that they also sent me EACH of those projects via my friend Kelli that lives just a few minutes away from me! I guess these sneaky ladies have been planning this for quite awhile and sent their cards and projects to Kelli in advance so that she could hand deliver them on my birthday. I'm sure you could imagine my shock as we (my family and I) were driving down our street (coming home from a wonderful birthday dinner) and I see Kelli standing on my front porch. As I was letting her in the house I noticed that there was a package in front of the door. I asked her what it was and she told me that it was from her and the Trendsetters. I couldn't believe it! It was a gorgeous anitique looking suitcase that was FULL of packages.
So we hightailed it into the craft room and I started opening all of my presents :) It is so awesome being able to see everyone's cards/projects in real life and I can tell you that they are even more amazing! To see all of the detail up close, you can tell how much time and love they put into creating them.
Holly actually decorated the antique suitcase that everything was given to me in and OMG, it is GORGEOUS! She did such a wonderful job on the entire thing! She made custom tags to decorate each side of the suitcase and they are so beautiful. But the really special thing about these tags is that she created each one to represent one of the Trendsetters (and Kelli too!) and the places they are from. Some were hand stamped, some printed from the computer, each absolutely beautiful. I can't even tell you how much I love this suitcase!
Since I am so blessed to have such amazing friends, I want to pass on the giving to you! I am going to be sharing my beautiful ribbon with one lucky winner :) All you need to do to enter for the blog candy is to leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite birthday present of all time was! I will be announcing the winner on Monday.
So THANK YOU to all of my friends that helped to make this birthday such a memorable one for me! I will never forget the love you put into this and will always cherish my beautiful birthday presents :)