Sunday, December 23, 2012

Are You Stress-Free?

I know that the Holidays are not quite over, but most of us have our gifts purchased and mostly wrapped by now and are working on baking and planning the meals.  My question to you is, "Have you had a stress-free holiday season?"

I wanted my friend Peggy to have just that, so I made her the best countdown to Christmas ever.  She is a wine lover and I thought this would be the perfect gift for her.  She started on December 13 and gets to have a glass/bottle of wine each evening through Christmas Eve!  Nice, right?  It would be fun with beer for a guy or with wine coolers or Mike's Hard Lemonade...anything would work.

I purchased three of the single serving four-packs of wine and covered them with labels I made from the "I Believe" digital kit from Mindy Terasawa shown below .  I love this kit and have used it a lot.  I think I purchased it from 

It was a lot of fun to make and I think she really liked it.  I suggest this next year for any of your friends who love wine or beer and may have a little, or a lot of stress!

Until next time,

Friday, December 7, 2012

Moxxie Winterland Blog Hop

Welcome to our December hop! This month, you could WIN the gorgeous Winterland collection, composed of frosty shades of blues and purples:

To have a chance at winning, you need to follow the hop through all eleven participating blogs, check out the beautiful work of the Moxxie Muses, and leave a comment for each of them. Comments will close at midnight CST on Tuesday, December 11. Winner will be announced the next day on the Moxxie blog. International fans are welcomed to play along if they agree to pay shipping in the event of their win. Ready to hop and be inspired?

       Got Moxxie
       Susie Bentz
       Patti Hamil
       Cathy Harper
       Michelle James - You are here
Rebecca Price
       Misty Rushlow
       Mary Pat Siehl
       Dana Tatar
       Rhonda Van Ginkel
       Ange Weisback

I love this time of year and I always, always make my Christmas cards.  The last couple of years I have made digital cards with Photoshop Elements and some holiday kits.  When I had my store I always made them traditionally with stamps and everything.  LOL!  I love to put my kids pictures on the front so my relative and friends from California can see how they grow each year.  As the years pass, they are not as cooperative (well, one of them isn't).    Anyway, I may have to forget the pictures if he doesn't smile or something.  Or, I guess I could just use the grumpy picture that I do get.

The point to this story is that I love making the cards to send.  And I love to come up with fun ways to give gift cards.  So, I made one of each to show you today and hopefully inspire you to create your own cards and gift card holders.  I hope you enjoy them!

Gift Card Holder - Front



Keep hopping.  You will go to Rebecca's blog next.

Until next time,