Friday, November 12, 2010

Handmade Holiday

This holiday season my family and I are celebrating with handmade gifts. All of us are crafters of some sort, so this was nice to be able to do what you enjoy doing anyway. With handmade gifts you have an opportunity to really express your love and thankfulness for the people in your lives. Only love could go into something you made with your own hands.

I want to share with you one of the gifts I intend to share this holiday season. I took an inexpensive oversized post it note pad (5x5 - in the $ Spot at Michael's) and created the perfect item to have in your purse or tote, for those times when you just need a piece of paper.

I've used Deedee's sweet little bear image and sentiment from the Just Chillin' set. Be sure to stop by the store. Deedee has just the sweetest images available and while you're there pick out some of the Fall digis. They're on sale for $1 for the month of November.


Challenge Entered:
Creative Cottage - Someone Special at Christmas

CCEE Stampers - Store Bought Flowers

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Digi's With Attitude! Challenges - Recipe (Sparkle, Ribbon, 2 PP)

Catch the Bug - Anything Goes

Stamping Vacation - Embellish it (Corner embellishment)

Crafty Calendar - Winter/Snowflake

Paper Sundaes - Let it Snow

Magic in the Air - Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

Fresh Brewed Designs - 2 or more patterned papers

A Spoonfull of Sugar - Snow/Snowflakes

free glitter -


  1. What an easy gift! That's the kind of thing I need; there are loose papers all over my purse!

  2. Love the color combination!! Great gift idea for teachers, anybody. Fabulous!!

  3. This is just awesome Lawren! What a great gift idea. We are doing the same thing at work, only handmade gifts. Love it!

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  5. So very cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Digi's With Attitude!

    Tammylee GDT

  6. Beautiful card Lawren I adore both the image and colours thank you for joining us at Stamping Vacation this month.
    Lorraine x

  7. How beautiful!!! Such lovely coloring. I love what you did.
    Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude!


  8. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes.

  9. Great card love the colours thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude!
    Jenny x

  10. Very sweet card! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Cupcakes, hope to see you again! Hugs Nilla

  11. Lawren, love that the dollar spot! This is a really cute image and your coloring and details are so pretty. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Cupcakes.

  12. Oh I love your card/gift.....what a creative way to carry a little note....I love post it note myself and this is awesome....thank you for playing with us at PCC and sharing this with us....

  13. Great idea and so quick to make. Thanks so much for the tips and for joining us at Paper Cupcakes this week. "Hugs" Carol

  14. What a cool little notepad! Love your image too. Thanks for playing at Digi's With Attitude!

  15. Beautiful project - It's so nice to recieve a handmade gift x
    Thanks for sharing it with us at the creative cottage challenge blog x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xx

  16. Awwwww that image is too cute! I love the flower & snowflake together!

    Thanks for playing along in the DWAC =)


  17. thank you for joining in with our anything goes challenge on CCT!
    hugs, annie x

  18. Super cute gift! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


  19. Fabulous sentiment and pink colour combination! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again next week!

  20. Oh this is fantastic!! Great altered item! Lovely image & colors too!! Great take on the Digi's With Attitude! recipe Challenge !!! Thanks for joining us this week!! Make sure to check back to see if you are the winner!! Good luck. Corry GDT

  21. Great project, love the snowflakes and bling. Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude! Challenge.