It's here folks!! The Christmas rush is officially on!!! I LOVE the hustle and bustle of this time of year. So, you're trying to think of something fun to give your friend or neighbor for the annual gift exchange?? Here's a fun idea. It took me all of about 45 minutes to complete. Can't beat that!! I know I have mentioned it several times before, but I have a deep love for Homegoods, yep deep, undying love. It's where I spend most of my cash. I can browse the aisles for hours. As a matter of fact last Saturday they had to escort me out. I closed the place down. ;)
One of my favorite things to do is check out the clearance asile for unloved items that can be transformed into something new and loved again. :) A few months ago I spotted this cute little library card set. The cards themselves weren't anything fancy, but the box they came in was so cute I just knew I had to do something with it. I wasn't sure what, but knew I could think of something. I think it found it's calling:
I turned it in to a box of assorted homemade gift tags. There are tags with ribbons, regular tags and some little cards with envelopes. Also included are a date stamp (i think it's fun to date cards so that if you save them you can remember when you received it) a small ink pad and a nice black pen. What do you think??? Wouldn't that make a great gift for a neighbor or friend?? All the tags they need for their gift wrapping this season??
I LOVE to wrap gifts and so a little handmade touch like this would really jazz them up. It was SO EASY!!! What really made it so easy was the "tis the season" line from ms. Teresa Collins. It is so cute. The pre-made tags are all on ONE sheet of paper, you just cut them out. The ribbon tags I made by just tracing a tag shape onto her cute papers (8x8 and 12x12 find them here) , the cards I just used her pre-made and already die-cut cards, and her cute stamp is on the front of the green card. I LOVE it when it is so easy to make something so cute and fun looking. I seriously just cut some stuff up and that was IT!!
These cards measure about 3x2...I found the envelopes at a floral supply store
the contents minus the pen, ink pad and stamp......
Once everything was neatly tucked inside I slid the lid on, tied it up with some ribbon and added a handmade tag on the outside. :)
Now who wouldn't want that??? ;)
So search the clearance aisles of your local stores and see what you can create! :)
OK, how cute are these?? NOt only are they cute but practical. Imagine putting these on all your gifts. Once your little ones see these, they'll know right away who the gifts are for even if they can't read! Too fun!
I ran across these the other day and thought you all might like to see them. I see all these cute hangers all the time in scrapbook stores and baby boutiques holding cute pages or outfits. Now you can make your own for a fraction of the cost and use up some of your great scraps at the same time!!
If you'd like some step by step instructions here you go!!
It features pictures of my baby girl!! ;) I did some photo work for one of the sweetest girls on the planet earlier this month..Ms. Teresa Collins, scrapbook designer extraordinaire, and now those shots are being featured in her new Christmas kit soon to be hitting store shelves! :) Love that!! Have you seen the book she designed?? It is SO cute. The papers are to die for. If you're looking for a great set to make Christmas cards out of ths year this is it!! Here's a sneak peek...
and here are a few more you might see popping up soon over on Teresa's blog...
be on the lookout and let me know when you see the book hit store shelves!
I scrapbooked!!! It has seriously been like 10 months since I've even thought about scrapping. Too many things going on with trying to move for 6 months, the remodel for two months and then just trying to get life back to normal here for a little while. But I've definitely had the itch lately. I've been visiting my favoite scrap blogs and sites again here this week and it has been making me want to create! So, I dug out the supplies, made a mess of my kitchen and made this yesterday....
All the pictures from a few weeks ago at willowbrook farms in one little album...
Hopefully there will be more to follow soon now that I've got the bug! :)