TODAY Goody Bags

I made it home last night! Had a wonderful time in NYC—especially after I was able to relax when the TODAY Show appearance was over.

When I planned the trip, I invited Shanna to come along; it’s been so long since she’s taken a pleasure trip. When Sara and Shalae heard about it, they asked if they could tag along if they bought their own tickets, so we ended up making it a foursome.

It was fun to have the girls with me in the green room as I prepped for the segment—and they got to meet Hoda and Kathy Lee.

And it was even more fun to spend a couple of days with them in the Big Apple.

Of course, our main objective was to EAT!!! Since we all love food, we planned our activities around which restaurant we wanted to try out. (Liz Gray, Stampin’ Up!’s PR person joined us for our Friday meals.)

We also managed a little shopping, enjoyed the lights at Rockefeller Plaza (a holiday must!), and visited our Church’s meetinghouse, where we watched an amazing Christmas concert. What talent they have in the local congregation!  We got back to the hotel room each night at a fairly reasonable hour and wound down by watching an in-room movie. It was a wonderful weekend!



As promised, here are the “goody bags” (complete with handmade tags) we presented to the hosts, producers, etc., who made our TODAY Show spot possible. We made two versions—one for women, and one for men.


Of course, the main attraction was half a dozen hand-stamped cards; the women got six different cards, and the men got two each of three different cards, so it was quite a task! I’ve shown each of the cards separately, so you can see each one up close.

We also included a pad, a couple of stamps, My Digital Studio (wrapped in Designer Series Paper and a handmade belly band, of course), and some of my favorite made-in-Utah treats (honey and Garden Gate toffee—to die for!).

Now I’m ready to tackle my holiday list in earnest (in between work, of course)! So much to do---shopping, wrapping, decorating, baking . . . and, oh yeah, I’m planning on hosting a Stampin’ Up! workshop in the middle of all this too! Anyone want to come? (smile)