Friends are God’s way of taking care of us.

Posted by Michelle on March 24th, 2011 . Filed under: Doodlebug, Gift Packaging, Glitz Design, It's in the Bag!, Little Yellow Bicycle, My Mind's Eye .

I saw that sentiment on a card as I was galavanting across the blogosphere recently and I thought it was just perfect. 
I was having some not great days last month and Leigh Ann sent me this card.

Better Day

Going through yucky things and feeling like people care is a beautiful thing; thanks, Leigh Ann.

There’s another Lee Anne out there who I thought might could use a thoughtful something in her mailbox as well. So I put together a couple of little gift bags for her and her son using the white window coffee bags from my shoppe.


Patterned paper from Little Yellow Bicycle, pretty flowers from Prima, a fun Flair badge from American Crafts, and a big ol’ rhinestone from Glitz Design.


The Monday journaling tag is from Elle’s Studio and the lil’ birdie is from Martha.


A little taggie made with Doodlebug diecuts and teeny alphas from Glitz Design.


And for her son I brought out the Lil’ Robots collection from My Mind’s Eye.



More teeny alphas from Glitz Design, and some fun ribbon from May Arts.



14 Responses to Friends are God’s way of taking care of us.

  1. Tricia

    oh, I like your card it is cute, it made me laugh and the packaging is so cute. I really like the boy one.

  2. Jessie M

    So cute!! Love the crying flower!! It is classic! The two bags are great!!

  3. Mary W.

    Love these!! What a thoughtful gift!!

  4. Leigh Ann Baird

    You’re welcome. It’s so kind of you to send Lee Anne and her son such nice gifts. I’m sure they will appreciate them very much.

  5. Anna

    Wow! You knocked it out of the park…so creative and fun!

  6. Lisette aka lam

    So much inspiration here, love it all

  7. Lisette aka lam

    yes I am going to Sweden this weekend, it’s neighboring country of Denmark as I live in. I live close to the border and it only takes 20 minutes by ferry, then I’m in sweden. My parents are Danish but living in Sweden with my sister and brother. My parents live in Helsingborg and my sister in Malmø. Sweden is a big country, where does your husband’s family live?

  8. Molly Ritterbeck

    These are just awesome! I love the Robot one!!!!! The card you got – TOO CUTE! I love it….it reflects my mood perfectly yesterday!

  9. LorraineN

    Love that crying flower! And you are so kind & thoughtful to pass on the love & caring. They will love the beautifully wrapped gifts. That little boy one is awesome!

  10. Lisette aka lam

    hello again ;O)
    I go to Sweden about once a month, I’ll see what I can find about prices and stuff. I’m not quite sure what dala horse is, but my brother is married Swedish, so I can probably find out. Besides, I think I have some Christmas pattern paper with Swedish text if you interested ? (I know there is a long time for Christmas) I have surely also a stamp with a rose and some Swedish text. I can make any impression and send it to you.

  11. Margaret M

    Oh your bags are so sweet! I really like the robots and all the colors..what a nice thought!

  12. Jill

    These are so special–not just because of the fabulous design, but because of the meaning behind them. Wonderful, Michelle!

    P.S. I had to go to Leigh Anne’s blog after seeing that card . . . and then on to ABC Toys & Crafts . . . to place an order . . . dang it! ;-D

  13. Emily W.

    Such sweet bags. 🙂 They’re adorable.

  14. Stephanie Washburn

    Super sweet gift bags, Michelle, and you’re so right about friends- they are God’s way of taking care of us! I’m sure Lee Anne and Rustin will love getting some happy, cheery goodies in the mail, might help them escape for just a few minutes. Beautiful thing.

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