Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas in NYC and Tinsel Trading Company!

We had a wonderful time in NYC!! Short but oh so sweet!

Travel was a breeze. And the weather, well...

just look at that beautiful sky!

A few sights around the city...

Oh, yes, a trip to Tinsel Trading Company...

As if there aren't enough reasons to love Tinsel Trading Company,
they had Christmas items on sale before Christmas!
I snagged this little guy:

Wishing you all happy, healthy, blessed New Year!

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Visit Pink Saturday for some pink holiday loveliness!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December Countdown!

Just a quick little post and freebie.
NYC trip delayed a couple of days due to

Oh, sure, she looks all cute and innocent,
but she started acting up and gave us a worry.
It was quite effective,
so now we won't be staying there as long.

I wanted to share this beautiful little box
that my wonderful friend Marti made for me:

I LOVE it!!

Also, I made this illuminated altered matchbox
for my Secret Santa in my Art Party group:

And lastly, some favorite freebies for you:

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I will most likely not post again until after Christmas,
so I would like to wish you all
a merry and blessed Christmas!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Blossoming Box and Christmas Freebies!

My packages to my friends and family are
That is a huge hurdle!
But now there are not so many presents under the tree : (

I am so enjoying my daily gifties from my my Secret Santa
in JoAnne's Secret Santa Advent Swap:



So sweet!

I have also been having fun making these "exploding boxes":

This pic is of the top:

When you lift the top from the box, it falls open to reveal 20 "pages"
where you can put photos, etc.

I will paste pictures of Christmases past in this one,
which is for my sister. Aw...
I think I will rename them blossoming boxes : )

Here are a couple of Christmas freebies for you:

Don't these birds make you feel peaceful inside?

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Happy Pink Saturday!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

December Countdown

As promised here are a couple of Christmas lovelies for you:

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Also thought I would show a few pix from my New York Christmas last year.
We will be spending Christmas in NYC again this year...
can't wait, but so much to do still!!

So far this year, no snow in NYC we'll see...

Visit White Wednesday for more winter whites!


Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Tin Swap and Freebies!

Well, I am so loving the Secret Santa Advent Swap
that JoAnne of Vintage Dragonfly has organized.
Every day I get a sweet crafty treat from my Secret Santa!

I wanted to post some pics of the
Christmas Cheer Tin Swap that Wendy of BlissAngels hosted--
Here is my tin for my partner Michele...
she said she likes a woodsy, natural look:

Here it is open:

And here is the lovely tin she sent to me:

Thanks Michele and Wendy!

I'm falling behind again with the freebies,
so here are some Christmas favorites that you
might like to use in your holiday crafting:

And here's a little birdie tag from one of my etsy collage sheets:
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Thanks for stopping by!
I'll be posting freebies every day this week!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy December and Friday Freebies!!

Love, love, love December!!
I got to open my very first giftie of JoAnne's Secret Santa Advent Swap!
So sweet! And I get to open another giftie tomorrow!!
Every day til Christmas!!
The rules were to alter two large matchboxes and stuff with 25 little gifties
and number them from 1 to 25 to be opened one each day til Christmas.
I love my Secret Santa aready
because she made this beautiful matchbox for me:

Oh, yes, you had me at velvet leaves and berries! :)

I am Secret Santa to our lovely hostess, JoAnne.
Because she did the Santa assigning,
there was really no way for me to be secret. is the matchbox I made for her:

The "house" lifts up and you can insert a flickering tealight within,
so that it looks aglow.
The vintage looking tree is actually a newish tree which I bleached,
then sprayed with glimmermist.

Here are her goodies:

I wanted to wrap them in a variety of wrapping,
the way gifts under the tree look.
I used some Christmas napkins for wrapping,
so that she could reuse them in her artwork.

Okay, okay, here are a couple of cute freebies
for your Christmas crafting:

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Have a great weekend!

And pop over to Pink Saturday for some pink holiday loveliness!


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