Monday, December 9, 2013
We usually take the girls to lunch/dinner every year and to a Christmas movie, but this year we asked them if they wanted to do that and they both said they would rather get pizza and watch a movie at home :) (I have to say I LOVE that they would rather do that than go out) So we did that Saturday night. On Sunday, we woke up to softest of snows. It snowed almost all morning long, into the early afternoon, but didn't amount to much. It accumulated on the streets, but not on the grass. What? Landry kept wanting to go make snow angels in the driveway :)
So today I want to share with you my favorite, and very quick, hostess gift for the holidays. Wine. Ha!
This year I picked out a couple of pre-made 3x4 cards and then decorated them up a bit, with my Michael's stamp, of course, and one of my stick pins. Oh and some baker's twine, can't forget the baker's twine!
I used my trusty "for a gracious hostess" stamp. I love that sentiment!
Here's a close up of the other tag.
You could also make this for sparkling cider if you have a host/hostess that doesn't partake in wine!! :)
I love how easy and quick these are. You could whip one up right before you head out to the party in fact! Just don't forget it :)
Thanks for stopping by on this Monday. I hope it's a great one for you. Only two more weeks until Christmas! Are you ready? I'll be back later in the week. See you then!
Friday, December 6, 2013
Today I wanted to share with you the thank yous I made for Landry's teacher. I kept them super simple!
One layer, one stamp, thank yous!
To package them up I put them in a clear box, wrapped it up with some twine and adhered the gift card from the other day. So simple!!
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend! I'll be back on Monday with my favorite Christmas hostess gift!! See you then.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Today I wanted to share with you my gift card holders for this year. I use the same template every year, 4x6 and score at 1 1/2 and 4". I almost always round my edges and then decorate that puppy up!
I'm using the 12x12 Theresa Collins *I think* paper pad and my $1.50 Michaels stamp.
Loving my baker's twine this year. I would be LOST without it!
I found those stick pins at Michaels. Recollections *I think* 40% *for sure* I LOVE them! Could I have made them? Probably. Would I have, maybe? Would these gift cards be finished now? No way! I'm all about streamlining this year and being honest with myself :)
Thanks for popping in today for a minute! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and I'll be back on Friday with a new project!!
Monday, December 2, 2013
This weekend we have an ugly sweater party/house warming to go too and since it's the holiday season I thought I would Christmas up their gift.
I picked up this little wire basket and filled it with moss. Then made a simple tag to attach to the side.
I took a large binder clip and adhered patterned paper and some ribbon to hold the gift card. I attached a bit of scor tape to the back of the gift card to help hold it in place.
I bought candy cane scented soap and turned it into one of my favorite gifts! I peeled the sticker off and added some rub ons and another piece of ribbon.
Lastly, I picked up some chocolates and wrapped them in more patterned paper.
Do you ever coordinate a holiday with a gift like this? I don't know if I've ever done it before, but it was kind of fun!! Another way to use my holiday supplies :)
Thanks for stopping in today. I hope you have a beautiful Monday. See you soon!!
Friday, November 29, 2013
Today I wanted to share with you an easy way to package up money or a small gift. I found these pillow boxes at Target, in the dollar spot, there were four in a package.
I wrapped some baker's twine around and then attached a simple embossed tag.
I found the cutest Santa stamp at Michael's and he fits perfectly in a 1 3/4" circle punch! So after embossing him with silver powder, I punched him out, added a couple of banners and was done!
These pillow boxes are just shy of being big enough for gift cards, but there are plenty of other gifts that would fit :)
Have you started any of your shopping or wrapping yet? I have one more gift to pick up, but other than that, I'm done and working on my wrapping here and there.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I'll see you next week!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I whipped up this hostess gift for my sister.
I made her a set of five thank you cards and packaged them in a clear box. Then wrapped the box up with some baker's twine and a stamped tag!
I love how simple it was to make, but the effect it has :)
Here's a peek at the cards I made. Sorry it's out of focus. I just couldn't get a good shot. Even with the darker paper behind. My camera wasn't focusing.
I'm hoping to check back in on Friday with a one of two projects I have finished. I want to take a second and tell each of you how grateful I am that you stop by to read my little blog and leave a comment. It truly brightens my day. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family, or Fakesgiving :) Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon! Have a beautiful Wednesday!
Monday, November 25, 2013
I'm super excited about the holidays this year and I was wanting to make some new dividers for my planner, so I thought why not combine the two?
I picked up this, Teresa Collins *I think*, 12x12 paper pad at Michaels and I'll be using it for most of my holiday crafting this year. I used my other dividers as a template and just traced around them with pencil. Then trimmed them out.
I love opening my planner and seeing this! Puts a happy holiday smile on my face every time! Are there any special things you do to put yourself in the holiday spirit?
The other thing I wanted to share with you today is that a couple of weeks ago I won a book from TAMMY !! I was so excited when I got her email, 1) because I've read these books from the very beginning, 2) because I just went to New Orleans in June (that's the setting of the series) and 3) I found out on Wednesday Mike and I are going to New Orleans in February!!! There's just something about being in a city and then reading a book about that city, AND THEN going back there! Love that!
When my book came from Tammy, it didn't include just the book. She had included a beautiful card AND some scrappy goodies too!
I can't wait to read this newest book in the series! Thank you SO much Tammy!
Thank you for stopping by today. I'm looking forward to a great week this week. Only one and a half days!! Hoping to be super productive at work and at home :) Have an awesome Monday!!
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I used this MME paper as a background and then layered on a simple little cluster for some added deminsion.
I wound up some baker's twine on my fingers and secured it with a couple of small tiny staples to the paper. Then attached the butterfly to the twine with pop dots. I finished it off with a simple pearl. I love how the patterned paper made for some quick work for me on this card!
I'm so happy that we're half way through the week! After today I only have four (really three and half) more days of work until Thanksgiving break!! I hope you have a great Wednesday and I'll be back on Friday with something new :) Thanks for stopping by today!
Monday, November 18, 2013
I added googly eyes (my favorite) and a gold Sharpie to write the names and I was done! So easy, so quick, thanks Target!! I have to apologize for the bad photo here. I took these right on my desk and the lighting was super bad this day.
I'm looking forward to a quite Monday. No volleyball games tonight as Abie's fall league is over. We are just starting her club practice schedule now so Monday nights are free again :) I'm hoping to finish up a little project tonight that I started yesterday. I'll be back Wednesday with something new. Until then, thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Friday, November 15, 2013
This is another card for a 12 year old girl, but her personality is quite a bit different from the one last week.
I found this olllld file folder and it worked perfectly to hold the gift card! I decorated the front it was ready to go!
I added this little baggie to the inside to hold the gift card :) and a few rhinestones!!
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a gorgeous fall Friday and a wonderful weekend!!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made for our little neighbor. We were at his party over the weekend and his mom had made the CUTEST decorations.
This was half of a 4x6 card that I trimmed down and then added some twine. I think it's a little non traditional for a one year old, but I love it!!
I'm meeting up with some friends for dinner tonight and can't wait! An awesome way to celebrate the middle of the week, right? I'll be back on Friday, so I hope you have a beautiful Wednesday and Thursday! Thanks for stopping by!!
Monday, November 11, 2013
The card may look pretty simple, but it actually took me awhile to figure out the proportions. Haha! Math major I was not.
I kept the inside very simple and then wrote a separate note to enclose.
I want to say thank you to all the Veteran's for their service. Hope everyone has a wonderful Monday. Thank you for stopping by today.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Since Abie is heading to her coaches house on Saturday, I thought she (the coach) might need some chocolate. I pulled this little gift together lickety split on Wednesday night.
Just a simple Mason jar, filled with Hershey's kisses. Then I wrapped twine around the lid and added a little leaf and button.
I added just a few embellishments to the lid. A simple little circle and some hearts :) I hope she enjoys it!
Thanks for stopping in on this lovely Friday!! I hope it's a perfect one for you! I'll see you soon!!
Thursday, November 7, 2013
This Friday night, Abie has a birthday party to go to. The first of her friends to turn 12. I wanted to share with you the card I made.
I saw this journal card and thought it was absolutely perfect for a 12 year old girl, or any girl for that matter :) Something we should all remember, don't you think?
Thanks for stopping in today. I'll be back tomorrow with a super quick little gift that will be great for a hostess or friend this fall! See you then. Have a wonderful Thursday!!
Monday, November 4, 2013
Good morning!! Today I wanted to share with you what we're doing at our house this month to express all the things we're grateful for.
I threw this together really quick, but it means SO much! Some simple bags, from Michael's, I stamped on a few, and added the numbers 1-30. Then trimmed out cardstock to write on.
I hung up the bags and each day, we write down what we're grateful or thankful for :)
I have all of the card stock strips and a Sharpie in a jar on the china cabinet, right next to where the bags are.
At the end of the month, I'm going to bind all of these bags into a little book so we have a family grateful journal for 2013!!
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a beautiful Monday!