Monday, December 21, 2009

Receiving Gifts

As I mentioned in a previous post, I visited my extremely talented and funny friend, famed licensed artist Ellen Crimi-Trent the weekend before last. I would like to share with you some of the faboo things she gave me in our fun Holiday Swap... Check it out!

Look at the snowman gift bag! The ear muffs are flocked and they are soft and velvety.

I realize that I am a super geek but I never get tired of seeing friend's/other artists I admire's names in print and on the bottom of a gift bag, for instance. I know it is very geeky of me but hey, it is a big deal. It is something I aspire to myself and I am proud to know Ellen and others who are so successful at market in this business! I think it always will be exciting for me, I will always be cheering. And, look, it had BETTER be exciting and stay that way, if I plan to be in the art licensing biz myself for the long haul -and I do!!  :)

Here is another type of gift package featuring the same collection of art. This one comes with a cute red ribbon. Very snazzy.

Look at this cute gift bag with the adorable character doggie with the funny blue sweater and the gift! On one side (the top pic), there is flat art. On the other side (bottom pic) it is a die-cut 3D dog attached to the bag.(You can see the shadow where the doggy stands out.) Pretty cool! And, there are also greeting cards in this collection, which also feature the 3D design. So neat!

I love this candy cane bag - I especially like how the die-cut candy cane card dangles from the handle. Very creative. Plus, I simply LOVE this shade of green! I also enjoy the background texture.

Here are some beautiful fabrics Ellen gave me from her Woodland Friends line of fabrics from Clothworks. I am not a big sewer, but this collection of cuteness warrants a date with the needle and thread! This fabric is just "too-too", to not be a permanent fixture in my home! :) I'm thinking pillows...


Anonymous said...

Oooh, I really love her fabrics. I have a few friends who make children's clothing on eBay and Etsy. I'll have to turn them onto her fun prints!

Loni Edwards said...

These are so cool! What a talent! I love the bags!

sf said...

Fab fabric!!