It’s all in the packaging…

Don’t you love getting a gift?  And if you’re anything like me, don’t you love getting a gift – in a cute package??

But cute packages take time, and planning, and lots of other things that are in short supply this time of year.  Fortunately, Stampin’ Up! has a solution:

These two collections are perfect to have on hand for that Sure-to-Delight package!  Order these at the Online Store.  I’m stocking up myself because 2012 has been the Year of the Airplane in the Maui Stamper Household, and there just isn’t enough time to do all the things on my list!

Our latest flight was to beautiful Sedona, where we spent time with my family.  My parents have invited us to join them at their timeshare for years, but this was the first time it was practical.  It was a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend that went by too quickly, but I’m so glad we went.  In addition to lots of great time with the family – and great food too – we had beautiful weather that was perfect for exploring.  The sky was amazingly clear and blue, and the sun was brilliant.  We watched a lot of planes fly high overhead, leaving beautiful trails in the sky:

The moon wasn’t quite full, but it was visible in the late afternoon sky; the red rocks, the scrubby vegetation, and that brilliant blue sky created such a stunning contrast:

We stopped for a late afternoon visit at the Chapel of the Holy Cross, pressed tightly into the cliffs:

The chapel interior is extremely simple but has a powerful grace:

And didn’t I do a fabulous job of color-coordination?  We hiked the Courthouse Butte Loop the afternoon before we flew home:

I’ll be back to Stampin’ next time.

2 thoughts on “It’s all in the packaging…

  1. I loved your pictures….. I’ve always wanted to visit Sedona and makes me want to go even more….lol My hubby is retiring the end of April so perhaps I can drag him down there. That church in the hillside was so amazing….Thanx for sharing your pictures….


    1. The natural beauty is incredible but I would definitely go in the winter – I’ve heard the summers are pretty doggone hot! I’m sure you would love it!


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