Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Eve Party Invitations

This year, Mack and I decided to have a get together with a few of our friends on Christmas Eve to celebrate the holiday season! I actually can't wait! I love having friends over and what better time than the holidays? Of course, we'll still have our traditional Christmas Day get together complete with appetizers, a huge meal and TONS of desserts! A full day of food and friends what could be better than that? Unfortunately, neither of us really have family here so we try to make the best of the holidays by inviting our friends over to celebrate with us...I wouldn't have it any other way...UNLESS our FAMILIES could join the festivities too!

Anyways, here's the invitations I made for our Christmas Eve Celebration. Simple but I think they turned out nice! I'll be putting them in the mail tomorrow so some of you should be watching your mailboxes!

Secret Santa Craft Show

Well, the Secret Santa Craft Sale has come and gone! I'd say it was fairly successful considering it was my first Craft Sale ever! I only made $29.50 BUT...I didn't take high dollar items nor did I take a ton of things to sell. I figured since it was a Secret Santa Shop for kids to buy Christmas presents for their loved ones I'd try to keep things fun and cheap!

Besides, it was just a lot of fun hanging out with my friends for a few hours!

Here are a few photos of the items I made to sell...The Snowman Soup was priced at $2.00 each. I sold 10 out of 12. Lip balm holders were $1.00 each. Only sold 3 of 13. Ceramic Tile Coasters/Trivets were $1.00...didn't sell a single one of those! I was shocked...I thought for sure those would sell like hotcakes! Reindeer Food was seventy-five cents. Cheap, but only sold 3 packages. Square Teacher Post-It note holders were seventy-five cents, I sold out of those. BUT...I only made four. The rectangular Post-It note holders didn't sell at all. Oh well, it was a learning experience! I have tons of ideas for next year's sale and I can't wait!

Thanks for looking and for being so patient with me during my "Idle Blog Days"! I will definitely try to do much better in the new year!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Handstamped Ceramic Tiles

Sorry that I've not been posting much at all on my blog lately but with the holidays and the end of the year right around the corner it seems that there's just not enough time in the day to get things on my "to do" list accomplished!

I am the owner of an online scrapbooking group and we get together once a month for a 10 hour crop. Our December Crop is one of the best crops of the year and is always so much fun! BUT...there's a ton of stuff to get done before the crop...which happens to be this coming Saturday! So, I've been planning all our fun activities, wrapping prizes, organizing our day and shopping for last minute necessities.

On top of planning the crop, I've also been trying to make things for a children's Secret Santa Shop that I signed up to participate in on December 8th. Let's just say that I haven't gotten as much finished as I had originally planned! However, I thought I'd share with all of you the ceramic tile coasters that I made and will be selling for $1.00. I was pretty pleased with how they turned out and hope they will sell because I have no idea what I will do with them if they don't.

What do you think?