Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tag Boxes Take Two

Here are the other two pictures that didn't want to load in my first post today. The boxes came in several different colors so I was able to decorate some of them for different occassions. Altered pencil boxes from Staples. I love this hobby!
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Tag Boxes

One family tradition in my husband's family is to go shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving, just the girls. We call it Girls Day Out. The guys go do something else. We go to a small shopping center and have lunch. the crowds aren't major so shopping is pleasant. But part of the tradition has been to give a little gift to each of the "girls" that go. So this year I made tag boxes for everyone.

I've made 10 boxes in all and filled them with Christmas and all occasion tags. That should help with all that last minute gift wrapping.

The boxes I got for a penny each at Staples when they were on sale during the back-to-school sales. I think they would be great to decorate and fill them with candy kisses or other candy. If you think of anything else they could be used for please share your ideas with me. Thanks for stopping by. For everyone in the US, Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Shower Gift & Card

Well, I'm finally getting a chance to show you what I worked all weekend on. The Saturday after Thanksgiving I am hosting a bridal shower with my sisters-in-law in Cincinnati for my husband's nephew's fiance. And I came up with this gift.

It's a collection of products whose brand or name work into a letter to the bride. She reads the letter out loud and when she comes to a number she opens the gift with that number. Here's the letter:

Dear Jen,
Troy asked you to marry him and you said “Yes.” We’re so ___1___ you will be part of our family.
You are entering a new ___2___. There will come a time in your marriage when you will discover that Troy is not ___3___. Don't ___4___ or send out an ___5___; just ___6___ up Cindy for advice.
Here's another piece of advice for you: when things start to get a little hectic, remember your ___7___ to give Troy your ___8___. After this, things should be simply ___9___. Because, let's face it, Troy is your ___10___!
Also remember, to share a ___11___ at ___12___. A ___13___ isn't bad
Well, the best of luck and good fortune in the years to come. May Troy
always bring you ___14___. We wish you love, happiness, and a marriage that is forever filled with ___15___ and ___16___.

Love always,

The products that are in each number are:
1.Glad (cling wrap)
2. Era (laundry detergent)
3. Mr. Clean (cleaner)
4. Shout (laundry pretreat)
5. SOS (cleaner)
6. Dial (soap)
7. Pledge (dusting polish)
8. All (laundry detergent)
9. Fantastik (cleaner)
10. Honey
11. Snuggle (fabric softener)
12. Dawn (dish detergent)
13. Quickie (cleaning aids)
14. Cheer (laundry detergent
15. Joy (dish detergent)
16. Sparkle (paper towels)

I guess it would help to explain that Jen is the bride, Troy is the groom, and Cindy is Troy's mother.
I made tags for each of the gifts, wrapped them, and gathered them all in the basket. Here's some examples of the tags. Every tag was different.

And of course I made a card. One of the wrapping papers I used had the bride and groom outfit on. I cut those out and used them on the card too. I thought it came out great! I hope Jen likes it!
Thanks for stopping in. Hope you are having a wonderful week.
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Non-traditional Christmas

This evening I had a chance to work on another challenge. I thought I was too late to get this one in but I just checked Lindsay's blog and it says there are a few days left. So lucky me!
Lindsay asked for a Christmas card with non-traditional colors. My MIL loves purple, so I decided I should make her a special purple Christmas card. Here's what I came up with.

I cased the card from the Stampin' with Beate Yahoogroup. I can't say who did the original because lots of people posted similar cards from a question about a Christmas tree made with the photo corner punch. So here's my rendition of the photo corner punch Christmas tree in a non-traditional color.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fall Birthday

This is my very first post to my new blog. I've been trying to decide if I could really keep a blog going, but I'm going to give it a try.
This evening I made a card for my brother-in-law's birthday. I also made it from a sketch on Lindsay's blog .
Wish me luck on winning the blog candy! Hey Lindsay, great sketch!
Thanks for checking out my very first post!

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