Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hello WOYWW -ers

Another Wednesday, with Christmas just 3 more wake-ups away! I've put the finishing touches on the Tim tags/gifts for my 5 nieces and 1 nephew. Thought I would post them for you to see tonight. No, the kids aren't going to peek. Nor will their parents. After all, teenagers don't read blogs by their crafty auntie. 

Hop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a look-see at work desks around the world. There are some very talented and ultra wonderful people with really cool things going on. I highly recommend you turn on the Christmas music and grab a cup of cocoa to enjoy as you hop about the world.

First, a very merry Christmas to all. Second, a very happy New Year. May you have health, happiness and enough of what you need.

On with the show and a little bit of tell. Here you see one of the 12 tags of Christmas directed by none other than Tim Holtz. After adapting his tag (faith) I origami-ed some money (butterfly) and glued it on the back. Actually, I didn't glue the cash to the back of the tag, just the pipe cleaner body. 
 Next I used my new Stampotique stamps with Prismacolor pencils, and cut out the image. I distressed inked the edges and mounted it on distress inked and stamped card stock. I love, love, love the holiday background stamp (stampotique, too.) Isn't this dear the cutest thing!

 These are the finished gift packages. Card on top, tag and origami-ed money inside. And to think it took soooooo long to get to this point. For just 6 kids. Nothing for the adults and gasp! nothing, nothing, nothing yet for St. Donald. Yikes, I better do something quickly as we leave Thursday, yes, in just a few short hours, for Indianapolis, IN - Christmas at mom's - age 82 and going strong. I don't know what to get him - he gets what he wants or needs throughout the year and has all the electronics, gadgets, golfballs and golf clubs a man could want. To top it all off, he doesn't believe in gift lists. It couldn't be more maddening! sigh

Past years' gift for him haven't gone so well, at least 4 returned items; the idea of and A-Z Christmas fell flat. I bought him gifts that started with the letters a-z, for example, ABCE were children's Erasers in the shapes of A-B-C clever, right? Wrong. Evidently there were too many packages to open or something. I had fun putting it together, I guess that in itself is a kind of a gift.

As I write this I'm kinda feelin' like this guy...

but then I jest.  I choose to wait for more snow to fall and enjoy the Christmas tree and lights on the houses around town.  Remember....
Be sure to make something fun. ...and to all a good-night!  





 

26 comments:

Helen said...

Men!!! Hope you have a lovely Christmas with your mom, and see you next time. Happy WOYWW too..

Minxy said...

Looks like you've been busy, all the gifts and tags look great. And i love the butterfly notes, there very cool.
Happy WOYWW & Happy Christmas too
hugs Minxy #4

Charlene said...

Merry Christmas...lovely projects!!

Twiglet said...

Love all the Christmassy bits and bobs - Have a merry Christmas and a crafty and healthy New Year!

Chelle said...

Great gift packages. Love the money butterfly.
The snowman stamp is awesome. #58

butlersabroad said...

Brilliant tags and you're very generous with the old monetary donation! Hope you find something for the chappie, if all else fails just give him one of your scrummy tags!

Have a great Christmas,
Hugs
Brenda 45

Mandi said...

Beautiful creations

Happy Christmas xx

Susan Allan said...

Those tags will be very well received. You have gone to a lot of trouble with your Christmas makes.
Have fun and a happy one
Sue xx 15

Becky said...

Love the one with define naughty! Lovely work thanks for sharing!

Wipso said...

Love all your Christmas tags etc.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and hoping 2011 brings you all you wish yourselves.
Hugs,
A x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Vicki - where do I begin!! I have read through your WOYWW (I think), and further on (through the long and short versions) before I suddenly realised - hang on, this can't be part of Vicki's WOYWW post - surely not! It was sooooo interesting I couldn't stop reading! Love all your projects, and your wonderful stories and enthusiasm. Love the bit at the end too - "if you can't craft, make a smile" - brilliant!
Have a wonderful Christmas - Hugs, Sylvia x

sandra de said...

Love everything you have been creating. The stamps are so incredibly cute (not in a cutesy way). Just love them. Goodluck with finding the right gift.
Sandra #81

MaggieC said...

Men are so hard to buy for, especially when we are retired and buy things when we see them or fancy playing with them. I sort of sorted my problem out over the weekend. I ordered a new camera on the internet and then sent him off to the shop to play with it and collect it. No, it will not be a surprise, but a camera has to feel right in your hand, and he will get pleasure from using it. Hope you sort your problem out. Have a good Christmas.

MaggieC said...

Hope you have a lovely time in Indianapolis. I am told by friends who live there that there is plenty of snow already (they have been over there for some years now, and seem settled). Happy Christmas

Cardmaking Galore said...

love your projects! And yes, the key is to make something fun, isn't it?

Susan said...

Good Luck with finding your hubby's gift...I got mine a Remote Control helicopter (he is 41!) so he can have fun with Master 7 when Santa delivers his RC Monster Truck! We are on a 1 acre block so hours of fun, at least until the batteries run out! Love your money butterflies!
Thanks for visiting. Happy WOYWW and Merry Christmas!
Susan xxox #9

Marjo said...

Great little creations. Thanks for the peek and sharing.

Happy Holidays and creative crafting in the New Year.

Hugs, Marjo #5

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great idea to make origami butterflies. and i know what you mean about having a hard time giving the hubby a gift. i like to tell him his best gift is standing right in front of him and by now, i think he believes it. and, he often just buys himself a gift and thanks me for it!
wishing you a blessed and joyful Christmas!

Neet said...

What a brilliant idea - love the origami butterflies you have made. Love the stamps too - they always make me smile.
Have a lovely Christmas.

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant cards , love the 'define naughty' and the stamp about snowmen is fab. Wishing you Happy Holidays wherever you are and a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas Day. Elizabeth #51

voodoo vixen said...

beautiful tags and I Love your money butterfly, its a gem! Hope you find something for St Donald... I have one of those... gets what he wants and needs and then leaves us all wondering what the heck to buy him as a gift!
Merry Christmas to You and Yours, Annette #35

ANewYear said...

I have my dad and brother to buy for these days and they have everything so its hard. Last year I bought my brother one of those radio controlled cars; he loved it. Per my lovely SIL, he plays with it when he is sitting in the yard watching over the kids. The neighbor men enjoy it too. Men never really grow up, do they?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Carole#85

Nicky said...

Love all your creations - good luck with hubbys pressie - Have a great Christmas ~ Nicky 52

Spyder said...

busy busy busy! and never enough time! Merry Christmas and a Happy New year! Happy WOYWW!! ((Lyn)) #2 (I've always fancied being number six..and saying I am not a number!!but then, I guess people will think I'm crazy!

Rhonda said...

The origami money is fabulous! Your cards a wonderful as well! I get the DH money for Christmas and let him decide what to buy with it. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Happy late WOYWW! #72

Gerrie Johnnic said...

So glad I stopped by today, somehow I missed this post, luv the $butterfly, so clever, and the Stampotique stamps are so fun, I luv them too!! Know your Christmas was special, Happy New Year GF!