Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Goodbye Gift

Not long ago, we had a surprise going away party at a Tea Room for a very special someone.  Betsy is a friend and mentor to me and so many of my friends.  She and her husband had grown children and grandchildren, but they did not live near the kids and grandkids.  So, this wonderful couple made a point to be friends and mentors to many of us who have young children.  Recently, they made the big decision to move to be closer to their grandchildren.  It was bittersweet news for all of us, but we know that grandparents are a wonderful blessing.  Those grandbabies deserve this time with them! 

I put together this little gift to let Betsy know how precious she is to me. 

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This is how it all started….

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I bought a Target wedding frame on clearance (Love the Target clearance spot!)

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and “sanded” the phrase off with an emery board (yes, this is true laziness!)

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I then printed and cut out her name in vinyl with my Silhouette

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I chose some special words to describe how I feel about Betsy.
I was in a time crunch, so I just used my Silhouette to print off the special words onto cardstock instead of cutting vinyl.  I popped off the back of the frame and put in this little memento.

She said she loved it!  We love her!

photo source (Lauren Durrence Photgraphy)

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Very sweet!

Catherine Fruisen

very nice, Kim!


What a cute way to change the frame. And the emery board is brilliant. I bet it did it quickly, and had you used sandpaper it probably would have scratched up the whole thing.
Thanks so much for stopping by!