Thursday, November 27, 2008

Have you counted your blessing?

I got up early this morning and actually enjoyed my time on the treadmill rockin' out to my tunes and thinking about all the things I am grateful for. I am sure lots of you are counting your blessing as well. I won't bore you with the entire list but I will share a few pics from our summer vacation which is one of my most cherished times this summer. Being with my family, camping and being at the ocean. Does not get much more perfect for us! Today we have both my parents and Gregg's parents. What a great treat!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Yuck! Chocolate milk?

I might have mentioned before that I dislike chocolate. I think it smells like stinky feet. But... I love the color! I made this very cool milk carton holder after I got the pattern from Inkling Idaho. LOVE IT! That would be so fun to fill with little things like chapstick, candy, jewelry, gift card, hand lotion and lots of other Target dollar spot stuff, and if you get the tutorial from her, there is a fun little trick she teaches you so you do not have to disturb the bow on top to open it.
Oh and I wanted to give credit for that adorable little turkey. This blog is where I found the original that I CASED.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I'm here.

I did mention I would never be a faithful blogger but some of you gals are sweeter than candy about sending notes of support. You just rock! So this post is for you! And maybe a few more, let's not get too crazy!
I had my last club workshop of the year last night. **Sigh** December is just too crazy so we will start fresh after the holidays and if you are interested in joining us, let me know - as long as you like to eat and laugh, oh, and stamp of course!!!

I started by making thank you gifts for my gals. They are so much fun to be with. I made the box using the scallop envelope die with the Big Shot (waiting for Santa to get mine, yipee skippeeeeee!) and then used overhead projector sheets to make a simple top. I stamped them, sponged them, made matching cards and even put chocolate wrapped in ribbon on the bottom. I was very happy with the way they turned out and I think the gals liked them too.

Next, if they agreed to sign up for our club starting in Janurary, they got another gift! Yea, love presents! I made them all zipper pulls. See my previous post for the original. All of them were different ribbons. Then I used overhead projector sheets again to make clear pillow boxes with the BS (happy little thing!) so they could see the color. I closed the box using the same ribbon as the pull. I think the gals liked those too and they could make more themselves as gifts.

I don't have pics of the projects we made as I gave my samples away but I will make more and post those later. I also showed lots of samples I made with the pillow boxes and we thought of lots of things you could put in them - candy, chapstick, jewelry, money, USB stick and more!!!

The last sample I shared was this cute little mini pizza box (thanks Avril for the dimensions!) and the MOST adorable turkey I CASED from another blog. Still looking for where I found that - will get back to you on that one. But I thought I would make them for my parents and in-laws since they are the only ones coming for Thanksgiving this year.

Ok, that was a lot. Try for more tomorrow but don't hold your breath!