How's that for a title? I promise they are all crafting related, but that's about all they share in common!
First off let me quickly share a link to the Bella Blvd Blog where you can take a peek at my scrap space if you ever wonder where I keep all my supplies :) All of the Bella Artistas share their scrap Spaces on the blog, so be sure and scroll through the past posts to lots of other great ways to store your supplies.
Next I wanted to share this year's teacher/neighbor gift idea. I've been really racking my brain over this one this year, as I really wanted to do something cute and different than past year's treat bags. Then I remembered a box of mints Marc's aunt had given us many, many, years ago right after we were first married. She had fixed it up to look like a snowman. Perfect! I ran off to the store to get these:
Which Marc, and the boys, and I, turned into 20+ of these :)
We had a lot of giving them out, especially the boys. They were excited to give their teachers something they helped make--which made this an even better project than past years where I did all the work. I'm thinking these would be really cute with some awesome scrapbook paper, but for mass productions sake we just used tissue paper.
Last, I just wanted to share a Video Clip from Real Milwaukee, a local fox morning show where Stephanie Hunt from Bella Blvd recently appeared with a tutorial on making the gift bags I did as part of my December Guest Artista stint :)
Bella Blvd has put together a slightly different version of my template which makes these bags really fast and easy to make. You can download and then print it here.
Would you like to know how to make this fun little ornament for your tree? (Or maybe even a set of them?)
Well then, head on over to the Bella Blvd Blog for my full set of instructions (with photo steps) :)
Plus you can check out a Pebbles Holiday Card I made for their blog here. And if you scroll back a few days you can see a post on their blog where I made this little set of Holiday Decor Blocks for a dear friend.
I was so excited when I was selected as a guest artista for Bella Blvd! I was selected for December so I had lots of time to work on my projects and have been excitedly waiting for my chance to share what I made. Here is a link to my introduction (please excuse the giant pixalated photo--apparently I sent in a photo too small!)
This card was for the Christmas Card Celebration happening all month long in the Cards Forums. Head on over there and see all the beautiful cards being made by the design team and the guest artists. There is a new card going up everyday and you can check out all the past cards too!
For this past month I decided to play with the new Crate Paper School Spirit line. I love the colors and patterns in this line--in fact I think it is currently my favorite release of this year. The projects I made with it came together so easily that they practically scrapbooked themselves! I love it when that happens. :)
This was my favorite layout of the bunch, all about Ty's first day of school this year.
The journaling reads: "This year Ty, you were very excited to start the school year! You were pleased to find out that you knew your teacher and that you liked her. You were also excited that Blake was starting Kindergarten and that you would be able to help him as he learned where everything was in the school! 3rd grade was my favorite year of grade school and I hope it will be one of yours as well! August 2010 "
More from this collection tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!