Last year when I came home from a Girls’ Crafting Retreat I found this – A Magnet Wall made for me by my husband and children!! We use this wall to show recent pictures of family members and loved ones and to keep track of a few things!! I love that my husband did this for me!!
This happened over a year ago but I am posting about it now because I want to link up over at AmeroonieDesigns.blogspot.com for their Point of Review Reveal – WALLS! Maybe you could come check it out and see what other people are doing to their walls!
I am happy to present you with the winner of my second giveaway!! I decided even though I did not make it to 15 commenters that I will still be giving the winner a $10 Cold Stone gift card along with the 5 projects. There were 11 commenters and I used random.org to determine the winner!
Comment # 1 was from:
Congratulations Jamyrbz!!! Please look for an email from me so I can get the prize to you! Thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments and for participating!! If you didn’t win this time – never fear – Sunny Side Projects – Takes 11- 15 will be posted in a few days with another giveaway!! Before then, though, I am planning to do a little blurb on Back to School fun so please Stay tuned!!
Oh, Hi there!! I am so glad you stopped by to see what else I was able to create from this:
I have come up with 10 more projects from this paper and I will be showing them to you 5 at a time in this post and then one more post after that! I am so very excited with the response I had to my very first giveaway – the prize is all packaged and ready to deliver to the winner! I am going to offer another giveaway this week but I am going to shorten the comment time but more details on that at the end of this post. All right, now for the projects:
Take # 6 - Butterfly Thank you Chocolate Pouch
Take # 7 – “Smile, It’s a Good day” treat scoop
Take # 8 – “hi, miss you” card
Take # 9 – 4 Pennant Hello card
Take # 10 – “Thanks a Bunch” Kraft Treat sack
Well, there you go – 5 more Takes using the From Me to You page of the Sunny Side Collection by Pebbles, Inc. Yes, I know each Take has added things to it besides just the paper piece but that is what I found so fun – using one, two or even a few pieces as a place to start creating! I hope this has inspired you and helped you realize that a handmade item can start with one cute thing and then be added upon to make it something completely creative and beautiful!! But the best part for me in making these is that now I have 5 things that I can use to shower love and care on loved ones! And you can too if you enter my giveaway!!
Leave me some love and let me know what you think!!! I will be choosing a random commenter to win one of each of these projects that I made – Takes # 6 to 10. That lucky person will receive all 5 of the fun projects I made for this post!! Oh, And I will be adding a $10 Cold Stone Gift card in with the prize IF my comments # reaches 15!!! I will leave comments open until Wednesday, August 14th and then I will post the winner later that evening!!
Wow – I did my first giveaway and I am excited to share with you who the winner is. I used Random.org to generate a winner.
Comment 13 was:
Congratulations Jenny !!! Please look for an email from me so I can get the prize to you! Thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments and for participating!! If you didn’t win this time – never fear – Sunny Side Projects – Takes 6 – 10 will be posted soon with another giveaway!! Stay tuned!!
While shopping in Pebbles in my Pocket the other day during the Pebbles, Inc new logo launch I found this amazing piece of 12 by 12 paper. As I thought of the many possibilities it had I decided to challenge myself to cut it apart and use it to create as many cute items as possible. This blog entry showcases my Takes 1 to 5. So far I have had a lot of fun creating and using this paper. I also have used some of the border stickers from the same collection – Sunny Side.
I also took a picture of the pieces all laid out so you could see what there was to choose form as I created my projects.
So Take # 1 -”Hello Friend” Card
Take # 2 -”You Make Me Smile” Card
Take # 3 – “You Make the World a Better Place” enclosure card
Take # 4 – 3 by 3 mini card “Enjoy the Little Things”
Take # 5 – “Smile, It’s a Good Day” Treat bag
This item has two pictures to showcase it.
Second picture of Take # 5
Well, what do you think? Did I do good so far using up the pieces of this 12 by 12 paper by Pebbles, Inc.? I had so much fun seeing what I could come up with! I think Take # 1 and Take # 5 are my favorites – which one is your favorite?
Leave me some love and let me know what you think!!! I will be choosing a random commenter to win one of each of these projects that I made – Takes # 1 to 5. That lucky person will receive all 5 of the fun projects I made for this post!! (Sorry chocolate won’t be included due to its tendency to melt)Oh, But I will be adding a $10 Target Gift card in with the prize IF my comments # reaches 10!!! I will leave comments open until Saturday, August 10th and then I will post the winner later that day!! Oh, I am so excited – my first giveaway!!! This Giveaway is now closed!
Once a year a cute, fun group of my friends and I go on a Retreat. On this retreat every one brings projects/crafts etc. to work on. We laugh, we eat good food, we get some things done and in general just take a time out. For this post I wanted to share the tradition that I have of leaving love/treat notes for my family when I go on a retreat like this or some other trip. For some reason I have always enjoyed playing on words. Over the years I have come up with many a “corny” saying to put on a love note or what I call a “treat” note. In this post I will share with you the 4 notes that I left for my family to find – one each day for the time I was gone!
You will find below 2 pictures for each days note. The caption under each picture of a single item tells what the “Treat” note said. Under the second picture the text just gives you a time frame of when my family received that note! I was gone from Wednesday at 1 pm until Saturday at 12 pm. The first days notes were left out for after dinner. The other days notes were put by my husband’s bed which is where our family gathers nightly for family prayer. The treats were bagged up and the bags were labeled with which day the treat should be received. Then the work was left to my husband to make sure they got passed out to the children.
This tradition is one that my children love and enjoy. I find myself stretching to come up with new treats and new sayings that I haven’t used before – I am not always able to do 100% original ones but I do try. Take a minute and think of a “treat” note you could give to a loved one and do it today or tomorrow would be ok! Just as long as you find an excuse to share your love through a note soon!!
When I was the PTA President at our elementary school I liked to provide some kind of treat/favor for the fine folks who took time out of their busy schedules to attend one of our meetings! Sometimes I just had chocolates wrapped in school colors laid out on the tables. But other times I was a bit more organized and provided a “thank you favor” at each person’s place along with a copy of the agenda and a pen or pencil.
Shown here are two examples of “thank you favors” given at a couple of said meetings. The top one has a dum-dum sucker with this note attached: I’m no “Dum-Dum” I know you have other places you could be. What a “treat” that you’re here! Thanks!!
The second one, shown below, consists of a mini sack that looks like notebook paper “cute”d up with our school colors and a Bengal “paw”! It reads – We are “paws”itively thrilled that you are here! Thanks! I filled the bag with some of the aforementioned chocolate wrapped in blue & gold (our school colors)! I sincerely hope that the recipients enjoyed their favors as much as I enjoyed making them!
Sometimes a little effort can go a long way towards making someone feel Thanked & Special! And, well, anyway, CUTE matters, so CUTE is what I strive for! How about you think about what you strive for or what you want to share with the world – Then go forth, make a little effort and SHARE!!
One of the things that puts a smile on my face is putting a smile on someone else’s face. And the way I do that, you ask? Well, I create a card, write a simple and sincere sentiment inside, and mail it off to some lucky person’s mailbox. I don’t know about you but I love getting something in the mail that is just for me! (And that is not a bill or junk!) This particular card was sent to thank someone for a totally cool package I had received from them. If you think about it for just a minute or two, I know you can come up with someone who you can jot a note to. The card does not have to be handmade – just send a cheery thought of love and/or praise to someone today. You’ll be so glad you did!!
As a side note, I really want to learn my way around wordpress better so I can be what my husband refers to as a blogger extraordinaire! Please be patient as I figure out how to go about bettering my blog and growing my bloggership!! Thanks so much! Oh, and if you can’t leave me a comment here for some reason then put it on my facebook – I’ll see it there!
I don’t know about you but I am always making lists on this scratch piece of paper or that receipt. I was frustrated by this so I decided to make a book to keep all my lists in. Here is what I came up with. I used the Fruit Stand collection of my favorite company Doodlebug to cute up a composition notebook.
I have since just started to make lists in it and I have achieved success in keeping all my lists together!!