|beautiful handmade card from Hope!|
A few days after I sent my kit off to Hope, I received a package of my own in the mail. The first thing I opened was an incredibly beautiful and thoughtful handmade card. She even stamped my name onto a metal plate and affixed it to the front! How awesome is that?
|some of the gorgeous packaging|
The next thing I saw was a trio of decorated-by-hand boxes, tied up with lovely ribbons and lace. Inside the boxes were seemingly endless little packages, wrapped up in hand-printed (of course!) brown paper. I was already thrilled.. and I hadn't even gotten to the beads yet!
AND FINALLY.... Here is a picture, albeit a grainy and color-distorted one, of the actual bead soup I received. I wanted to leave some of it mysterious, so this is just a taste of the awesomeness. Note the handmade labels. I just love this girl!
I feel so very lucky to have Hope as my partner, and I just cannot wait to get started playing with all of the gorgeous, amazing, rad, terrific, and thoughtful goodies she sent me.
Don't forget to stay tuned for the final reveal! The actual blog hop takes place on September 17th, so mark your calenders, and be prepared to hop through the three-hundred-and-some (!) participating blogs.
Have a great day!