It's official... I am hooked...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

on making baskets. I just can't stop. lol They are so much fun to put together and give as gifts. Here is a basket I created for a gift we need. It is filled with a onesie, a sleeper, some receiving blankets, some rubber duckies, and a few other baby items in a yellow / green theme. So that it can be for a boy or girl. She ended up having a boy.

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Christmas Gift Basket...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

This is the 2nd gift basket I have put together. They are fun to make and give as gifts. I made this for a Chinese Gift Exchange for an upcoming Christmas party. This one has pink, burgundy and dark green shredded paper, in a basket. The basket has pale pink ribbon, and burgundy with pale pink dots ribbon. Then the cellophane has white snowflakes on it.

Inside, 2 large mugs (red/white candy cane stripes), hot chocolate, candy canes and 2 caramilk bars!

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Gift Basket Fun...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I haven't blogged in forever and so I thought I'd share today's fun project with you! As it may give you an idea for a gift for someone you know...

A co-worker of mine is retiring in a little over a month and today I put a little gift basket together for her. Pretty easy to dress a plain old basket up. I bought the basket for under $5 on sale. The ribbon I had bought a while ago 2 for $1.00, used 2 colors dark turquoise and light turquoise and wrapped them around the handle and did 2 bows at the 2 sides and a bit bigger one in front.

Then instead of buying a bag of shredded paper which the craft store wanted $5 for, I took 5 sheets of turquoise, light blue and light green paper and put it through my shredder. I put the box for the ornament underneath to raise everything up and to save on paper.

Then I filled it with an ornament I bought. A calendar from me, a post card and ACEO from my artist friend Christy Dekoning. I added a magnet strip to the back of the ACEO. My friend loves cats so I know she will love them!

I am going to add a few more little things to it, then cellophane wrap it and tie it off with the matching ribbon. Should look pretty nice when all done!

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Featured Artist: Sticks & Stones

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I would like to introduce my friend Debi, she has been creating beautiful paintings on rocks and other surfaces for many years and now also creates beautiful rock jewelry. To learn more about Debi, visit her Etsy shop, Ebay and her Facebook Fan Page. Check out just a few of her pieces below...

Items for sale by Debi Y (robdale54 on Ebay)
Debi's Facebook Fan Page - Sticks & Stones

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