Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I was delighted to receive this card in the mail from Gilson Graphics. I knew the minute I felt the envelope that a surprise laid inside. The design of this card is really creative and the paper they printed the card on is gorgeous. I think the gift tags are just adorable!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
One of my favorite gifts I'm giving this year is the ICKY bag. I found these adorable, locally made bags at the Beneath the Tree event a few weeks back. They are a lined bag so you can store wet stuff, food, cosmetics etc... inside. I drool over the fabrics every time I look at them. Order yours from etsy!
Friday, December 19, 2008
I made these magnets for a fabulous friend of mine and you can too! Print your designs out on your computer, cut some recycled cardboard for the backing, glue a magnet to the back and adorn your magnets with jewels. I also coated mine with some mod podge to make the paper a littler sturdier. If you're not up to making your own designs go and grab some awesome patterned papers from Hobby Lobby or Michaels and add some jewels. Viola you have some hip magnets and a gift that your friends will love!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I love a fabulously wrapped gift. The wrapping means just as much to me as the gift! This season think about adding some pizazz to your gifts by attaching ornaments, twigs, ribbon and more. Visit your local craft shop and dig through the $1 twigs and holly or stop in at the dollar store and pick up ornaments and bells for $1! Remember this after the holiday season and pick them up at 50% off for next year!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Do you have friends and family that have everything and never put anything on their Christmas list? We go from store to store hoping to find something they'd love and just end up buying something random. This year for my parents my family decided to give the gift of time. We all put together fun themed baskets with notes inside that say, a day on the boat, an evening in Rockford, a dinner at the Stray Dog... In our busy lives all we really want as a family is to spend time together. The memories of laughter and good chats last a lot longer then a random gift from Target. Get creative and think of activities that your friends or family would love to do and go with a theme!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I received my all time favorite card of the holiday season the other day from a dear friend. It doesn't get sweeter and cuter then this delightful little snow man who says "Thanky Very Much" Thanks for the laugh till my stomach hurt my dear friend and for the best homemade gift of the season.
Break out the crayola crayons and glitter this season and create your family and friends a homemade greeting.