Thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes that you shot my way yesterday. I’m not a big “celebrate me!” person, but I certainly loved all the kind regards and warm wishes.
Since you are so big on celebrating me, I’m happy to share a gift that I received in the mail last week – a surprise parcel from Australia filled with “chocolates and lollies.” How adorable is that?! While I loved all the treats (there’s hardly a thing more delicious than Tim Tam’s), I might have been more excited about the accompanying card. Here’s what I found inside the box:
Don’t worry! You’ll get a closeup of this card in just a second (it could be a minute or more, depending on how quickly you read and how quickly you study what’s inside these beautifully wrapped gifts). Here’s what I found inside:
Lousie Sharp is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Londonderry Australia. I first met Louise during my first Stampin’ Up! Convention in 2013. Justin and I were walking around the convention hall on the first day when we heard a faint screech from a woman behind us. She politely approached us and asked if she could give us cookies and a hug. Are you kidding me? It was one of my first “I know you!” experiences – and she was from 15,000 miles away from me. She’s quite “the big deal” in Australia, too – I see her picture everywhere, and I collected more Tim Tams from her on the Caribbean cruise this past Spring. 🙂
How’s THAT for a wowzer of a card? I’ve not really made many projects with this set, but I love it and have loved what I’ve see with it. According to Louise, this card depicts the side-by-side comparison of Christmas in Atlanta and Christmas in Australia. It’s Summer in Australia, so her house (which is apparently pink) is filled with sunshine when Santa makes his stopover there. I’ve never experienced snow on Christmas, but this is pretty much the image we think of at Christmas in the states. I LOVE how the sentiment, so delicately placed at the base of the two panels, ties the two together perfectly.
I’m so happy to be able to share this card with you. I hope you’ll share your wonder and amazement with Louise as a “thank you” for indirectly making this card for you. 🙂
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