Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Day 13 of the 12 Days of Christmas

And this brings our 12 Days of Christmas to a close. So sad.

So what is Day 13? Day 13 is a gift from our Hostess Mary-Beth ( in Ontario! We open this gift on the same day everyone else opens the gift we've sent. That way, we don't go a day without opening something special.

Here it is - all beautifully wrapped!

And here it is unwrapped with some close-up photos. Isn't this just the cutest little thing? I can have this little sweetie hanging all year long! Thank you so much Mary-Beth! And thank you for such a wonderful job of hostessing!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!
(or is that mixing my poetry and song??? lol!)
Thank you once again to everyone who participated - this has been awesome!

Day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas

On the 12th Day of Christmas......
I can't believe this is almost over. What a wonderful event this is! I've enjoyed it so much and I appreciate the time and effort everyone has put into their gifts. It's been truly wonderful!

I didn't get too excited and remembered to photograph this wrapping!

Here is an amazing little book/folder that is simply truly a labour of love! It is from Kristy in Ontario and I'm wondering if she knew how much work this would be when she started making them for 17 of us! I'm just glad she did make them!

This is a photo of the front. The whole thing was held together with a snap.

Each envelope is the perfect size to hold a teabag. Not only is this gift eye candy, but it smells fabulous, as well!
Thank you so much Kristy! It's a teasure. Do I have to drink the tea or can I just enjoy the little book forever? vbg.

Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas

On the 11th Day of Christmas.... Whoa!

From Linda in Ontario ( Oh, I love these things! But I have never seen a Christmas one!!! Yippee! Thank you so much Linda! She loves her new home! I love her skirt....

Day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas

On the 10th day of Christmas..... Sweet!

From Carolyn in Alberta!

Even the tag is a work of art!

A wonderful hanging ornament! This is just so interesting. It really has to be seen to be appreciated! Thank you so much Carolyn! I just love this look/style. :-)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas

On the 9th day of Christmas..... Oooo, nice Joanne!

This came from Joanne in BC on a very cool card.

A beautifully decorated and beaded bamboo tile! It's around my neck as I type this! To see more of Joanne's creations, visit her bloggy here:

Thank you so much Joanne!

Oh, ya, and then there was my pressy on Day 9. Ahem, I used it as a Weekly Project this week and you can see it here with complete directions:

Day 1 Redux

On the first day of Christmas.....Canada Post said - too bad for you! It will arrive on Day 8!

This is from Ruth in OK! And I was so excited I didn't photograph the wrapping!!
What a great idea! Ruth decorated a page and slipped it into an acrylic frame, then added a calendar, coordinating ribbon and a post-it note to the front. Brilliant!
Oh, and it's a magnet, too!!! It's on it's way to the fridge as soon as I can get if off the filing cabinet. Thanks Ruth!

Day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas

On the 8th Day of Christmas, Santa said, Suzanne, you better get moving, you're waaaay behind!

The 8th day package came from Sue in Alberta with this very cool wrapping!

It's an angel magnet! Very, very cool Sue! Thank you so much! It's now happily on my filing cabinet.
Here is a close-up!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Day 7 - The 12 Days of Christmas

On the 7th Day of Christmas...... oh, so Sweet!

Love the wrapping!

This is a little scrabble pendant from Beth in KY! Thank you so much Beth! Love the musical notes. Love the colours! Love it!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas

On the 6th Day of Christmas - in the nick of time, it arrived in the mail!
Canvas decorated coasters from Jane in Lethbridge, AB!
Already on the table sending out seasonal cheer! Thanks so much Jane!

Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas

On the 5th Day of Christmas.... something special from Kathleen in Cranbrook!

A wee dragonfly arrived! Thanks you so much Kathleen! What a sweetie this is!

Turning over the dragonfly was the biggest surprise! Scrabble tile jewellery. O!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas

On the 4th Day of Christmas.... Well, it was another bumper day! Two presents!

This first one is from Daphne in Ontario.

Oh, wow! An amazing little purse! What texture! What colour! It is a Phone holder.

Here it is opened.

And here is an up-close photo so you can hopefully see the texture. Beautful! Thank you so much Daphne!

Present number 2 of Day 4 is from Wanda in Iowa.
Awesome Wanda! Simply awesome! (Did you and Daphne get together on colour?? vbg)

Not only did Wanda make a beautiful case, but it's filled with double-sided cards stamped with Quietfire Rubber. Isn't it time for you to be back on the Design Team Wanda?......

Thank you so much Wanda! This is beautiful! Now I see I neglected to flip one of the cards over. Oops. Well, it will be my little secret what is on the back!

Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas

On the third day of Christmas..... It's a cup cozy from Wendy on the Lower Mainland!

Now isn't this just beyond adorable. Gotta go make a cup .... hmmm.... TEA! Too late in the day for coffee.
Thank you so much Wendy!

Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas

On the second day of Christmas.... there was a blue and a red giftie.
It's a Paper Bag Book from Jane S, here on Vancouver Island! I've never even seen a Paper Bag Book, much less made one. Inspection time!! Thank you so much Jane!

And since we had so many players, there are some days we get to open two awesome gifts, so there is a Shaker Snowman ornament from Carmen G. in Ontario! Click on the photo to see it larger. How do you make these things???? It's a mystery - but don't worry, I'm not going to de-construct it to find out. I can see a pending glitter disaster before it happens. Maybe.

Thank you Carmen! It will go on our tree this weekend!