It's Saturday morning once again and time for my final Just Us Girls post. I have decided that I must step down from this team and this challenge site that I helped to start up. Several aspects of my life have changed and I simply do not have time to devote to this hobby and the blogging that goes along with it. I've been sooooooo blessed, by the many followers of my humble little blog. I never dreamed that so many of you would touch my life in such warm and wonderful ways. I think I have touched a few of you, too.
My oldest daughter is finally back from Afghanistan and we are planning her wedding - coming up quickly in December and my son has moved to Phoenix to attend school. My other daughter and son-in-law live nearby and I want to enjoy time with them. I've been a "victim" of empty nest syndrome but I have picked up and established a new hobby that is wonderful for me - I am now a full-fledged member of the geocaching community and I find great joy in that. It gets me outside and with people and, since I am very much a "people person" that has been a huge factor of giving me back joy and happiness.
I will still stamp and create - just on my own timeline but I most likely will not be blogging about it. I can't say thank you enough to everyone in this community of paper crafters for the encouragement, support, kind compliments and well wishes. A more amazing group of women I have never encountered. I have friends in FAR places that I have made through this hobby and I will continue to enjoy those friendships as a delightful outcome of this fulfilling hobby.
Now - on to today's challenge - I DO hope you will all stick with JUGS and continue your faithful participation with the marvelously talented group of crafty women.
Today I want you to try your hand at creating something three dimensional to package up something for a special woman in your life be it your mom, grandma, daughter, niece, or special friend. Be creative but find a way to make the packaging say "WOW" as much as the gift itself does. I learned that from my tenure on the My Time Made Easy design team and I thank Lauren for sharing that trick with me. It's all about the presentation - right?
Ok - before I get too tearful - here's my favorite template - in my favorite colors - all set to hold a special little "gem" of a gift *tee hee* This is a template from MyTimeMadeEasy and is probably my all time favorite gift box - I've re-created this little box so many times in so many ways but I went back to my original design for this one today. Pink and green and lace and flowers --- my idea of feminine.
JUGS would not be what it is today without the devotion and hard work by the amazing Design Team. You girls rock my world and I am blessed to know you and call you friend. Thank you for everything you have done to make JUGS all that it is today. God bless each of you. Please stop by and leave each of these amazing women a little love.
♥♥ Just Us Girls Design Team ♥♥
Hugs, smiles, a few tears and abundant blessings,