Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Gifts for Mom's Friends

My mom asked me to make some post-it holders for her friends at work. I decided to use my BIA for these which helped to make these really quick to make. Since I had to make 23 of these in a day, I kept them super simple. I hope her friends like them.
Thank you so much for continuing to stop by (even though I am not a consistent poster) and for all of your kind comments. I am truly grateful for the wonderful friends I have made through my blog. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas filled with love and laughter!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Easel Calendar Boxes

I apologize for the junkie photos in this post...I couldn't find my camera and so I had to use my phone to take these shots. Anyways, I've been making easel calendar boxes as Christmas gifts for the past week or so. I forgot to get pictures of the first 2 I made for my son's teachers since I made them the night before we had to take them in! ;-) I included a gift card in each of the drawers for his teachers. For these, I included these notepad/calendar pocket-folios in the drawers. I got the instructions for the easel calendar boxes through Tammy Maxvill's Fun Paper Candy blog. These were so much fun to make!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

BIA Notebooks for Preschoolers

I've been wanting to use my BIA again so I decided to make these little notebooks as Christmas gifts for my son's preschool classmates. Even though the notebooks didn't turn out the way I had envisioned them, I was still pleased with the finished product. I kept them simple since I realized that at 3 & 4 years old, just seeing their names on something makes them happy, again, I was having time managment issues and found myself putting all 23 of these together a couple of days before winter break was going to start! UGH!! I really think my New Year's resolution will have to be to work on that...I cause so much stress for myself! :-)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Mini Composition Books

I needed to put together some quick little gifts for my all of my friend's kids a few weeks ago. I bought these cute mini composition books and little mechanical pencils a little while back and decided they would be a perfect little something to give to them. I made 5 boy themed ones and 4 girl themed ones in a day! That's a real accomplishment for me since it normally takes me an entire day just to make ONE card!!! hehehe!!

Sorry for the bad picture...I was rushing to get them wrapped up since I was seeing them all the following day (there I go again with my poor time management skills)!!! :-) Here's my solution to gift wrapping when I'm in a pinch! hehehe!
Thank you for taking time out of your, I'm sure, very hectic holiday schedule to check out my blog. I hope you are all enjoying these last few days before Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

More Christmas Gifts

I made these super quick easel calendars for a few of my high school friends that I saw this past weekend. I threw them together the night before our party! I'm definitely a "create as I need" type crafter mostly because my time management skills really suck! LOL!! Anyways, I picked up the easel stands from Cute Stuff a little while ago but never used them and then thought they'd work perfect for these simple and quick gifts.
I hope you're having a great day!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Favors

I saw these cute favor boxes on the Chic' n Scratch blog a while back and decided to make them for the Christmas party I was in charge of this year.
I hope you are all having a good day. Thank you for stopping by.

Thank You from Brenda

I thought I had posted this but looking back on my posts, I realized I didn't (oops...sorry Brenda)!! Brenda sent me this thank you card using the stamp I gave her for her birthday. She even included a few cute stamps!! Isn't she just so sweet?!? Anyways, thank you Brenda for your thank you!! hehehe!! :-)
I hope you're all enjoying your day! Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Gift for Brenda

Brenda stopped by last week to drop of some goodies for me so I thought it'd be the perfect time to give her, her Christmas gift...thank goodness I started early this year!! :-) I placed a few goodies in this gable box (my first one) and thought it was the perfect opportunity for me to use my new Itty Bitty Christmas stamps! I used stickles and liquid pearls to decorate this little Christmas cutie!!

I hope you are all able to take some time to enjoy this holiday season!! For me, I'm counting down the days until my husband returns from his work trip this Saturday!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Tags

Here are some Christmas tags I made use on my Christmas gifts. I've never made my own tags but after Teri surprised me with a set of her tags I thought I'd give it a try (of course, using her tags as inspiration)! :-)
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Gifts

I started on my Christmas gifts last month. I've been hooked on these framed collages ever since I won the "original" from Michelle. :-) These are 5x5 frames so I down sized everything so that it would fit into the smaller area. I thought it was a cute size and a nice gift for a few of my younger cousins.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Another Birthday Gift for Mom's Friend

So sorry that I've been MIA lately! I've had so much going on and I haven't had any real time to just sit at the computer and post things to my blog. So I'm playing catch up now. I'll start with this gift that I made for another one of my mom's friends. I put this together at the end of October.

My mom asked for another Hawaiian themed one but I was just not happy with the way it was coming out when I was putting it together. And since all the ladies that I've been putting these together for are all friends, I didn't want them to be all the same so.... Well, I thought it turned out bright and cheery and I was more satisfied with it in the end.

Here's the card that I put together to go with her gift. I added Crystal Effects to her hair and Stickles to her wings and boots.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are all enjoying this Aloha Friday! :-)

Great RAKS from Great Ladies

I missed another one of Denise's fun filled crafting get togethers at her house this past Sunday, since my husband was being sent to Guam for work. :-( I was so bummed out and thinking about all the fun I was missing out on all day! So I was so pleasantly surprised when I heard from Brenda that she had a bunch of goodies for me from all of the sweet ladies that she met that day. Brenda even surprised me with her make n take that she put together for the group that day (I love it...I was so sad when I saw that I missed out on that)
Sorry I missed another one ladies but thank you so, SO much for all of the goodies...I love them all!!! You are all true crafting talents and I am dying to meet you all, hopefully, some day soon!!!!