Erica of Golden Egg Vintage inspired me with her ornament wreath. I can cut and create banners telling stories; each of us wanted what the other could do. A plan began to form; a marathon craft day teaching each other.
Asking only that she bring a book we could use for her garland of story tags, we started at the craft table with choosing the graphics. Erica and I both love Little Golden Books and her book: Santa's Workshop! Too perfect. Next up, picking paper from my newly acquired October Afternoon warehouse sale stash. Sheet music or white borders? Out came my button jars, Baker's twine, colored alphabet stickers and assorted garnishes. Finally, four hours and two tired crafters later: five adorable tags that I strung on a vintage tape measure!
Here's my completed bare metal tree adorned with vintage ornaments and a few leftover Shiny Brites. Under the tree the most INCREDIBLE Christmas present ever:
A Cup of Kindness from Elizabeth my idol! When Debby who blogs at Cozy Blanket set up her one to one swap, I joined not dreaming I would be matched with my mentor over at Creative Breathing! Yikes, the MOST CREATIVE WOMAN ON THE PLANET would get something I made?! I learned everything I know about paper crafting FROM HER! This last week has been a tough one personally, but because of the love and friendship of these two amazing friends, I am happy beyond what I dared to dream.