Lemme just tell you about my friend Loves2Smock…she’s one of those give you not just the shirt off her back but the pants too kinda gals. She gives to everyone around her, often neglecting herself in the process. I have learned so much from her…many lessons I’m not even sure she realizes she’s taught me. Her and I are a lot alike but there are things about her that challenge me to be better and I am so very grateful to have such a friend as her. She loves to do scrap swaps (if you read Live Faithfule you’ll recall that’s how we met) and is very generous on her end. She doesn’t always receive the same in return and so I’ve decided to make it up to her. Spoiling Loves2Smock with some awesome stuff just because has become my new pet project. Loves2Smock…I luv ya girlfriend…I hope that you will enjoy the “just because you’re awesome” box I’m putting together for you! Here is one of the things she’s getting…the card set that goes inside this box will be posted in a separate entry later, after I mail her package to her so she can still be surprised.
I followed the tut at Splendiferous Creations. In the tutorial it said to make the belly band 1 and 1/4 by 12, but I wanted my band wider so I think I made mine 2 inches. Here are my ingredients for this recipe:1 12 x 12 sheet of Vintage Revisited Stamped Spots from Paper Adventures available at Joann’s or by clicking here. 1 6 x 12 piece of Moonstone Gemstones paper by Core’dinations also available at Joann’s. Lacey Squares Nestabilities purchased from Memory Making Crafts. Flowers and leaves from Archiver’s but I forget who makes them…I want to say Bazzil or Bo Bunny but I’m not sure. Elements Pearl Brads by American Crafts. Purchased from Archiver’s. Miscellaneous sheer ribbon I got at Joann’s.