I finally have a quick minute to update here... Christmas was really nice this year - totally low-key and quiet (which I like). Even so, there was still a fair bit of hustle and bustle prior to the doings, and I haven't been online all that much.
The girls I used to work with still include me in a lot of their gatherings, and I was invited to their Christmas party and gift exchange. This is what I made for them:
They are wooden "cigar box" purses with bamboo handles that I found at Michael's and put some goodies in, and some candle tins I also found at Michael's. I used papers from K & Company's "Hannah" Scrap Pad to Go, and inks from CTMH, as well as some gold paint and Royal Coat Decoupage Medium.
This is Della's:
This is Jacquelyn's (my personal favorite):
This is Judy's:
And this is Kim's:
I wasn't all that thrilled with all the black on the pens, so next go 'round I'll have to try a different type (maybe the stick pens wrapped with adhesive sheets and beaded or something), but other than that I was kind of pleased with how they turned out. The other two items are a Post-It note holder and an altered mini composition book. The girls all loved them, so I was happy about that, too!
I have a couple of things in the works for the New Year that I will hopefully be sharing tomorrow, so check back! Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve!
These turned out absolutely beautiful!!! I have seen those at Micheals and thought they were cute!! Was that easy or a pain??? Thanks for sharing!!
Posted by: Kathy | December 31, 2007 at 12:32 PM
Beautiful! Very nice combinations of patterns...I'm sure the recipients loved them!
Posted by: Helen | December 31, 2007 at 12:46 PM
These are beautiful! I would love to get a gift like that! Lucky ladies!
Posted by: Gayle | December 31, 2007 at 03:43 PM
Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing! So inspiring.
Posted by: Allie Gower | December 31, 2007 at 03:53 PM