Sunday, December 23, 2007

More Hershey Tins

I really love how quick and easy these are - not to mention yummy!
I made a few more, but I didn't take pictures of them all - since they basically look the same.

I really liked the candy cane tin and wish I had picked up more of these. I didn't really have any stamps small enough to use. So I found a candy cane graphic and printed it on the labels. I like the way they came out.

Then I had a very special one to make. I have a dear sweet cousin who ADORES Elvis. I mean, he's been singing Elvis songs for as long as I can remember. (He and I are the same age.) So I made a special Elvis tin for him, using some photos I found online.
I was telling my Mom about this and she informed me that he was diabetic, so I needed a new plan. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any sugar-free candy in the right shape to hold the labels nicely. So I just did the best I could and wrapped the chocolates I found with the labels. It may not look quite as nice as the nuggets, but I'm sure he will like it.

I've been so busy making things that I haven't had much time for blogging. But once Christmas is over, I'll be sharing more of the things I made.

I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Cards

This year I sent out a photo Christmas card to family and friends. But for hubby's buddies at the station I needed some "regular cards". So I made six of these:

I kept them very simple, as I needed to do them quickly. The image and sentiment are both $1 stamps from Michael's. And I finally got a scallop punch which I obviously used here. (I can't wait to get these in the other sizes!)

I also needed a couple more cards to go with some gifts, and so came these:

That's more $1 stamps - love those things! And I kept them quick and simple too. Gotta love simple!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A Couple of Holders

Here's a couple of holder-type things I made. The first is a chap stick/lip balm holder. I saw these on SCS and thought they were so cute. And the ladies there are so wonderful at posting directions and template for so many different projects. I am very thankful for that!

I made these for a couple of the teenage girls in the family in which I needed just a little gift. I may be making a few more of these.

This shows the inside and the outside.

And then I found the M&M Christmas Story on SCS as well. I really liked it and since I had a couple bags of Christmas M&M's I decided to do something with them. I needed a little treat to send with CJ for his Friday Science class. I used small bags to put the M&M's in, so making a topper with this poem was a bit too big.
So I printed it out, scored it in a couple places and make a little tent to hold the M&M's. I had seen things like this done all over the place and it was easy enough to adapt to be the right size.

These two go along with the chap sticks above. I made more for CJ's class, but they were in green. I didn't think to take a picture of them, but other than the color, they were exactly like these.

I'm trying to take pictures of everything I'm making as I go along. I'm just slow getting them posted because I've been so busy! And some of them I won't be able to post until after Christmas anyway.

I'll be so glad when I'm all done! But I'm having fun!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

My First Nugget Tin!

I've been seeing these for a while now and have been wanting to make one. I saw a cute one on Wanda's blog where she used a gift card tin from Michaels. I had been looking in all the wrong places for one. Then she posted a message and told where to find them. Right up at the registers! They had been right in my face the whole time!

She used an adorable snowman tin, I really wanted one like that, so I searched every register. But to no avail. So I picked up this one and a candy cane one. The picture of the candy cane one is still on my camera. I will post it later.

Using these tins couldn't be easier, because you really don't need to do anything to them! And with using labels to go on the Hershey's Nuggets is so easy - and fun!

So here's my first one.

Then I just made a band using cardstock, to go around it and hold it together. It slides right off.

I see many more of these in my future, as they can be used for any occasion! And these Christmas tins? I plan to check Michaels right after Christmas and hope to find them marked down so I can stock up for next year!

Friday, December 14, 2007

A Couple Quick Gifts

I was trying to come up with a gift for my Granddad. He doesn't need anything, doesn't really use most of the stuff he gets, and is just generally a tougher one to get something for.

So this is what I came up with - simple, funtional, and with the pic of two of his great-grandkids, it's cute too!

I used a 5x7 acrylic frame. And I found the calendar at Split Coast Stampers. I think he will really like this.

My husband really liked it and had a great idea. He suggested I make one for his Dad to go in his truck. He drives a big lumber truck all day, and he keeps a calendar up on his dash. So hubby suggested I just add a velcro strip to the bottom, so he could put this there. What a smart man I married!

I made this one in the 4x6 size so it would sit on his dash better. I know without a doubt he's going to like this!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Wow - it's been a LONG time since I posted anything! Well, I've been quite busy preparing for the holidays and haven't had a lot of time for blogging.

I've been making quite a few things, but most of them I can't show yet, as they are Christmas gifts. So I'll be sharing those later.

I joined a calendar swap at Paper Petal Memories. Each of 12 ladies picks a month and creates a 6x6 calendar page for that month. I chose May.

Honestly, I was feeling very uninspired and I'm not totally pleased with my outcome. I just wish I had done something a little more. Because there are some AMAZING pages some of the other ladies created, and I feel bad that mine aren't of the same caliber. I really waited until the last minute to get them done, as I was hoping to be hit with a big dose of inspiration. But that never happened. So I had to do the first thing that came to me, and to me, they just lack something.

And there are 12 of these. They only vary slightly due to where the paper was cut, so the buttons and gems fall in slightly different places. And I used Crystal Stickles to outline the large flowers.

Maybe not terribly inspired, but they are done. Hopefully I'll have something better to contribute next year!