Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Chai Gift Cards

Today  last year I had an idea.   I dug out some card stock from my stash.

I headed over to The Graphics Fairy and had a look at her labels.  Thanks again Graphics Fairy.

  I found one that of course had tea
 written all over it...
"Galon de Coton" means "Drink Tea and Enjoy!"
Don't read that Magali or Heathers' daughters.  
(I am pretty sure they don't speak
 the same French I do!)
I don't think anyone speaks the same French as me!

  I downloaded it, modified it to make it personal,  and printed four per page.  I tore the labels with a ruler into equal sizes as  I didn't want the edges to look cut. (Actually my scissors were nowhere to be found.) 

  I sewed each one  onto a piece of carcardstock

I grabbed another piece of cardstock, and sewed it onto the back, so that  I formed an envelope with a label on the front. 

Two holes were punched in the top.

 My homemade Chai was put into plastic bags from the dollar store and each card was tied with some ribbon.   To see my chai mix recipe, click H E R E !

Now I don't have to sit and hand write a whole lot of cards.

People who speak French know to drink tea and enjoy.....


Saturday, December 13, 2014

A Christmas Ornament Exchange and a bit of Trickery!

My first ornament exchange was full of trickery! 
  The imposter was Vicky from  "Life on Willie Mae Lane". 
 She was also the one who coordinated this amazing exchange and sent me my parcel!
My package went out to Linda from A LA CARTE and I now have a new friend.
  She is a creative inspiration to me and you should RUN and check her out!
Thanks Vicky for this new friend and a fun exchange!!

It was exciting from the get go.  I received an email from Vicky telling me that my parcel would be late!   The person who got my name was waiting on an item before she could send it out!    I think I had a banner across my head that read "SUCKER!"  Yep I fell for it!  You gotta get up pretty early to fool a turtle.....What time do you get up Vicky?

And then notification came!!
  Off to the post office I ventured.  The post office worker informed me that I couldn't open this huge parcel until Christmas......but I had to blog on the 13th????  She insisted....DECEMBER 25th.  She tried to keep the parcel but I wrestled her down to the ground, grabbed my package and darted out the door.  Off to my sisters to unwrap the parcel.....again another wrestling match, this time with a fur baby.
  Nothing was going to get in my way. 
 Not even a hundred pound dog!

Finally after all of that,  I  untied my box of treasures.....

I LOVE HANDMADE ORNAMENTS....Look how cute these are!

This is just pure genius!  A plastic wineglass with the base removed becomes a cloche!  So beautiful.
Sorry for the blurry picture.  I had to drink the wine and then try to shoot.  Easier said than done.


So cute.

A beautiful Christmas towel and yummy yummy chewy mint candies in a cute tinted  jar complete with a Christmas lid.  In the hand stamped burlap bag, was the gorgeous handcrafted clay ornament.

HMMMMM I wonder what was in there. 
 I didn't see anything...it was empty....are there refills?
These little gems caused the delay of shipping the package.
  I say, "What little gems?"

  There were no delightful, mouthwatering, heavenly chocolate covered pecans
 roasted to perfection......
Nope, not one!

And then this happened 
I think that innocent looking snowman ate all my goodies!  He's not just another pretty face.

Thank you Vicky!
Check out all the fun we had over at here at
Life On Willie Mae Lane
So thoughtful and so much fun!