Sunday, November 21, 2010

A need, A want, A wear, A read AND a card! :)

So have you thought about what you will be getting people for Christmas?  Of course!  Last year a friend of mine inspired me with a focus, I had already done a lot of my shopping so I decided to do it this year.  The focus?  A need, a want, a wear, and a read.  I can tell you it's been awesome being creative, my kids gave me their suggestions of what they would like.  I've been done shopping now for 3 weeks!  With this focus I didn't get to crazy with the buying, it kept me in check AND I'm pretty excited about some of the gifts!  For my siblings and their families I make something creative, my parents, and in-laws get brag books--this isn't a surprise, they get it every year and LOVE it!  Pictures of my family and my brother's families with their names.  My grandma's also get those brag books that they can't wait 'til Christmas to open.  A friend of mine with a large family even suggested that the kids as gifts to one another do a service whether it be play a game with a sibling, do a chore or whatever.  I think I would like my kids to do that for one another too.  ANYWAY, I just wanted to share with you what we are doing this year.
I wanted to do a quick share as I don't know when I will be able to post again this week.

This card I made using my Cricut expression and the wonderful birthday line from Imaginisce.  I did some slight distressing to accentuate the blue from the white, and added some glitter glue to the candle tops to make them sparkle.  Looks much better in person!
Thanks for stopping in!  Hope you have a wonderful week filled with family, food and FUN! :)


Lisa Spiegel said...

I love that idea, a need, a want, a wear and a read!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your idea!! I start shopping the day after Christmas with all the sales and pretty much am done by Feb! :):):):):):):) I love love love love that card!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lisa Andrews said...

Congrats on being finished with your shopping. Cute card!

Jillian Deiling Cassity said...

wow i cant believe youre done with your shopping already, good for you!! :) love your present ideas, it sounds like you are giving your family such thoughtful gifts!
adorable card, i love the birthday bash pps! :)