On the trip back home to MN I was lucky to meet up with a new friend - Judy Neubert. We met at the Mall of America with the intention of having coffee. THAT was until I saw there was an Archiver's there...didn't take much coaxing to get Judy to spend our hour together shopping instead. Got myself hoards of paper, the fave being this new Basic Gray and Creative Imaginations.
Big dent in the wallet later we had to say our goodbyes and she gifted me with a terrific piece that thrilled me beyond measure. It's a real work of heart......
It began with the tag above. Got goosebumps?
Then in the bag was this folded masterpiece. I can't begin to imagine how many hours and how much planning went into this.....my pictures hardly do it justice. Every little detail was thought through.....many pockets to open, revealing many treasures found in the last photo.
Here you can see a portion of the secret compartments opened. Look at the cool imagery everywhere too.
Fully open....more great images, even some of my older designs. You KNOW I'm loving the colors too. Have you ever seen anything like this? I mean, it has three jillion openings. Told ya, work of heart.
And here is all the loot from inside. Yep, she's been in the shackles....has become a HIM fan herself. Love THAT. She is such a clever one.....took the pins and threaded wire through them to create genius danglies. Judy - you're a gem. Was wonderful to meet you and I look forward to our workshop in October. THANK YOU for this special gift. You GET me. I only wish I could have opened it all in your presence so you could see how touched and enthused I was.
The SYNCHRONICITY: the paper I was scarfing up WHILE SHOPPING WITH HER is the SAME PAPER she used here. She never caved. She never hinted that she had already seen the stuff, and had used THE VERY SAME PAPER in this gift. Shown below: back.
Tomorrow: Part Two. Another case of SYNCHRONICITY.