March 14th, 2017
Easter is on Sunday, April 16 – are you getting ready?
I’m looking forward to not only the beautiful spring weather, but also all the fun that comes with Easter like special meals, treats, and traditions.
As with most holidays that we celebrate, I like to do something special for family and friends near and far. I especially like to do something for our aged aunts that live alone and in other states. So I send them holiday happy mail as often as I can.
For this year’s Easter happy mail, I worked with these fun yellow bags from Whisker Graphics, paired them with some peach tags, and punched some little bunnies out of coordinating cardstock.
It doesn’t cost a fortune to send smiles across the miles.
I often buy packages of colored candies and pick out the colors that I need for this holiday and save the rest for the next one.
I packaged all my goodies up in their fun little sacks.
And topped them with paper grass and my bunny confetti.
And then I stamped a doily, added some carnival tickets and a strip of washi, and these are ready to go in the mail!
February 18th, 2017
I’m back today with a little Valentine’s redeux. It’s still the month of love, so we’re good, right?
Happy Mail is my jam and this year’s Valentine Happy Mail was sent in these gorgeous Casablanca red and pink Bitty Bags from Whisker Graphics.
I stamped a little Valentine sentiment on these large colored tags and then finished them off with a little heart sticker.
I had a couple of bigger Valentine packages to send, so I pulled out my favorite gold metallic Bigger Bitty Bags for those.
I hope your month of LOVE has been super fabulous and that you’re feeling refreshed and happy as we head in to the spring!
January 24th, 2017
HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRIENDS!
I’ve always been big on happy mail, but between a car accident, major surgery, and building a new house, I sort of slacked off last year. So this year one of the things on my list is to send more happy mail. I have a list on my phone of the holidays I want to send something for: New Year’s, Valentine, Mother’s Day, Spring/Easter, Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
First up is New Year’s.
I stocked up on Christmas clearance from Target at 90%-off and thought I could use the gold and silver items to embellish my Gold Metallic Horizontal Bigger Bitty bags for some new year pizzazz.
I got some fun tissue and included a family picture from Christmas, a card, and some chocolate gold coins.
I embellished the outside of my bag with a lace doily, a large colored tag, gold and silver initial ornaments, and gold & silver Divine Twine that I stitched down.
Starting 2017 spreading good cheer – check!
December 27th, 2016
Can we just stop and take a moment to inhale the deliciousness that is Divine Twine Metallic Gold?
I am a gold lover. And gold is an any holiday thing – Valentine’s, Mother’s Day, Birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s … are there more?
If there are, gold is the answer.
I was putting together a banner to go up for the holidays and decided it needed a lil’ sum-sum. And Divine Twine was the perfect answer!
A little pennant banner from Target, a little gold-accented pine cone banner from Michael’s, and some Divine Twine Metallic Gold from Whisker Graphics.
Done, and done.
I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!
November 22nd, 2016
Thanksgiving is on tap this week which means Christmas is quickly approaching.
I’ve got some quick and easy krafty (with a K for the kraft paper bags) Christmas wrap to share with you.
Plain Brown Middy Bitty Bags
I started by embossing a dot pattern on my plain brown paper sacks.
And them embossed a party flag banner on my colored tags.
Just a few minutes of “work” adds so much character to these fun little pieces.
Threading my fancy schmancy gold metallic Divine Twine.
And now we are gift-giving ready!