And you bought all gift cards instead of presents. So now you're wondering how to make them look fabulous instead of giving them away in a cheesy plain envelope. I've got just the solution. Grab a stack of our Gold Mini Pizza boxes and get wrapping. These gold boxes are so pretty and they really don't need a lot of decoration. I like to wrap mine with a band of pattern paper. Then all of my decorations get attached to the pattern paper and not … [Read more...] about You waited til the last minute…
Winter is coming... I know other parts of the Country are already buried under lots of snow, but here in SoCal, that means the temperature drops below 65' and we'll get a few days of rain. It's expensive to live in Southern California, but that comes with the promise that the only snow we'll see is on the tv. That doesn't mean that I don't enjoy a beautiful snowy winter scene and I couldn't resist the stamp set Snow Front. Snow Front is … [Read more...] about All Is Quiet on the Snow Front
For each OnStage event, I like to make a little gift for the ladies in my downline group that are attending. They get a little box with some goodies in it that will add a little something to their day. I like to use our mini pizza boxes because they are fairly sturdy and travel well. They are also just the right size for a few small goodies. This time the box included a lip balm, a package of cashews, chocolates, and some page … [Read more...] about Downline Gifts
Happy Monday! Today I'm sharing my second make & take from the retreat this past weekend. I really enjoy seeing everyone at the retreats. And I love seeing what everyone is working on. These ladies are pretty dedicated to their crafting. This make & take is actually a gift card holder. The reality is that gift cards are actually a pretty good gift, even if we feel like it's a cop-out when we give them away. Most people I know … [Read more...] about Deck The Halls
One of my favorite things to make around the Holidays is gift holders. I realize I could save myself a lot of time and buy gift bags and boxes at the store, but where is the fun in doing that? My favorite gift holder from the Catalog is our Mini Pizza boxes. These boxes can fit so many different small gifts, like gift cards, jewelry, chocolate, or cash. To decorate these boxes, I make a "belly band". The belly band wraps around the center of … [Read more...] about A Little Merry
Do you ever have an idea that you think is going to be simple and then it turns out not to be? Well, that is today's project. I found an idea for a cute little pocket card that looked so easy, but it involved math. Yikes! This card uses the adorable new Little Elephant stamp set in the Annual Catalog. I was sold on this set when I saw the coordinating elephant punch. O-M-G it is so cute. The set and punch both have a mama elephant and a … [Read more...] about Little Elephant
Well, I made it home from OnStage yesterday. I can’t believe it’s over already. It's weeks of planning and then everything whizzes by in blur. We are up early in the morning and we go to bed very late. I am exhausted. One of the best parts of OnStage is getting to meet up with friends from around the Country that you usually only see at these events. I wanted to have a little something for these ladies. I knew the mini pizza boxes would be … [Read more...] about Painted Harvest
Last Thursday night was our monthly Downline Meeting. I love getting together with this group and hearing about their successes and helping with any challenges they are currently having. This is my class room/meeting space. This space is pretty awesome. My husband and I redid our garage (YES, this is our garage) to make it into a classroom and workshop space. Between the wood flooring, cabinetry, and glitter paint on the walls, our garage is now … [Read more...] about Prize Patrol!