Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sweetly Scented Gifts in Pretty Packaging

I love homemade soaps, and Joan Fricker has some gorgeous gifts in pretty packaging on her blog for Sharon's Stamp Simply Celebrates party. She challenged us to do some pretty packaging of our own.
Today I took off work so I could go out to Camp Bullis Army Base with the ROTC kids so they can run the obstacle course. My friend Deborah is going too (her daughters and my son are in ROTC). The 1Sgt and Chief who are in charge of the ROTC group have challenged Deb and I to run the obstacle course as well. Alrighty...what a way to celebrate a couple things - my birthday today, and my last chemo treatment (which was on the 9th). Well, I used to be very physically fit, played several sports, but that was a while back. We're both pretty deconditioned now but we're willing to give it a whirl! I figured since we would be feeling pretty sore by the end of the day tomorrow, I put together this set for Deb to maybe help her unwind a bit. There is a vanilla scented candle that I bought and altered, and some lavender infused bath salts that I made and put into that cute little milk bottle. I wrapped both containers with DP from My Mind's Eye. The medallion on the candle was made with JustRite Harmony II stamper, and the words on the oval were from Brayton font. Then all layers were cut with Nestabilities ovals and circles. The little tag was made from MFT set, colored with Prismacolors/baby oil. Mirror was cut from a piece of shimmery silver CS. Added Liquid Pearls where the bubbles are, and a little flower bling hanging on the "wall". Matted that on the My Mind's Eye DP I used for the bands.
Will let you know how the obstacle course turns out. Will definitely be lots of laughing - Deb and I will probably end up being the poster children for Depends. :)
Stamps: JustRite Harmony II, Brayton font, MFT "Time for Bubbly".
Paper: My Mind's Eye, manilla folder.
Ink: Colorbox Queues, Stazon.
Accessories: Nestabilities, ribbon, Liquid Pearls, rhinestone, candle, milk bottle, bath salts.


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hope the obstacle cource run went well! Your packaging is beautiful and the card is PERFECT. I'm so glad you were able to play along! This Celebration has been so much fun and it's nice to meet new people like yourself. Keep your chin up ... I'll be praying for you!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh how cool is this, awesome job.

Charlene said...

What a good friend you are and what a neat idea!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Love this -- the card is perfect with those beautiful gift items!!!