Wednesday, May 9, 2012

So Proud of you JJ!

Hello Friends!

Sorry I have been absent lately.  There has been a lot going on.  I have just a quick post for you today.  My little brother (maybe not so little any more) graduated with his Masters in Business on Saturday.  He has worked so hard with a full time + lots of overtime job, going to school at night and having a family.  Well, he finally made it!  We are so proud of him!!

I did not want to get him a traditional graduation present, as it would just sit around and collect dust.  So I started thinking..... He, his wife & daughter have all had to sacrifice for his education.  His little girl will be 3 this July, so I thought a trip to the Zoo would be perfect.  They could spend some family time together and make a lasting memory!

My two brothers and I with my niece.

So I made a simple little envelope with a band wrapped around it for his tickets.  The image is by bugaboo stamps, colored with copics (W1, 3, 5, 7, E13, 99, 97, 40, 41, 42, 43, 50, 53, 55, R22, 24, 27, 29).

The inside had a special note, a gift certificate for breakfast to start their day, tickets to the zoo with parking passes and a map and money for lunch.

I put the envelope in a soft sided cooler along with snacks and drinks for the day (gold fish & animal crackers), sunscreen and a book about the zoo for him to share with his little girl before they go.

He loved it!  His comment was that I could give a whole new meaning to family time.  I am so proud of him and hope they have a fun filled day at the zoo!

Thank you for stopping by.
Until next time...


  1. What a great idea! I love the wrap and your coloring is awesome!

  2. That is a really great gift for all his hardwork!! The card you made is really cool. I like how it opens with all the goodies inside!

  3. Beautiful, heartfelt gift! Your card is adorable too! :)

  4. Athina... that was an awesome idea and of course your card is awesome too... keep mention it in every post you make... THE COLOURING LADY... IS AWESOME!!!. What a beautiful family you have!!! Congrats to your brother!!!

  5. What a cute gift idea! I love your owl!! Which image is it?

  6. Wow, that owl is so cute, and perfect for your brother! Great project!!!

  7. Congrats to your Brother! I love the project. I want one! :)

  8. What a thoughtful gift! I love the owl card. What a wonderful project.

  9. Athina, what a lovely idea for a special gift! I like the envelope you made too:)

  10. A big congratulations to your brother! Love the special gift you made and I hope they have a wonderful, fun filled day at the zoo!

  11. What a fantastic gift!!!!! I hope they enjoyed their day.


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