Friday, December 16, 2011

The Elf on the Shelf

We have been having great fun with Sprinkles, our adopted Scout Elf from the North Pole.  He has, of course, been getting into all sorts of mischief during the night while we sleep and I thought I would share a few of my favourites so far.

like lounging in the hot tub....

hanging around in the foyer...

enjoying a good read...

and playing with.... stickers?

What a wonderful Christmas tradition!


Friday, November 18, 2011

I was at Michael's the other day and found these adorable holiday buttons (6 for $1.50 CDN).  They were just too cute to pass up and figured I could use them in some project this season.  Since they would make perfect little treats for Junior Kindergarteners, I thought I could incorporate them into a favour/Christmas card, so this is what I've come up with.


Using my trusty Silhouette SD, I designed a red and white tag incorporating a fun candy cane fill pattern, sentiment, and snowflake.  I added little holes through which to thread the pin of the button, just like they came in their original packaging.  Then I offset the design creating a larger backing tag to give the card a bit more rigidity and contrast. 

 Add a bit of ribbon or baker's twine and the treat tag is complete.

What treats will your little ones be sharing with their class this year?


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sorry! We are out of Treats {free printable}

It's inevitable.

Every year I count on a ridiculous number of Trick or Treaters, usually around 200.  I make up individual bags so that I can control the candy distribution {you know, because my husband will give out the quantity of candy based on how much he likes the child's costume (ie. somebody wearing a flannel shirt and carrying a beer bottle with a name tag either saying "Bob" or "Doug" may warrant only a Tootsie Roll while a full blown Nasa Space Shuttle made from cardboard and tinfoil will get a handful of candy)}.

But, it is never enough and there are always the stragglers that ring the doorbell at 9:00 pm (usually the teenagers showing up, yep - you guessed it, as "teenagers") hoping for candy but ending up getting a canned food item from my cupboard because I don't have and treats left.

So, this year I thought I would try to divert the latecomers with this door sign.

Hopefully they will get the message.

*cute green monster clipart by Roseanna Piter



Tuesday, September 27, 2011

October is Just Around the Corner {and a free printable}

Wow - this year is just flying by!  October is just around the corner and it's been *gasp* 7 months since my last blog post.  YIKES!  Well, I am hoping to get back into the swing of things now that my darling baby Sebastian is now in Junior Kindergarten (I guess that means I can't call him a "baby" anymore).

And since Autumn has arrived and Halloween will be here before we know it, I thought I would celebrate with a free printable for a new tradition I hope to entice my neighbours to participate in...

Have you ever been booed?  I haven't and it doesn't seem to be a trend that has hit my neighbourhood yet ~ I guess somebody has to start the fun so it might as well be me!

This is how it works - you make a fun treat and secretly leave it on the door step of  a friend/neighbour with a sign and instructions for participating in the fun.  Easy Peasy!  Really, nobody has any good excuse for not joining in the fun.

Let's BOO!



Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Heart Day Lovelies!

photo courtesy of Kori Clark
Paper & Pigtails

Wishing you all lots of love this Valentine's Day!


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Custom Made Valentine's Day

Just wanted to share with you a custom order request for some sweet Valentine's Day disc envelopes.

I'm not sure if the buyer is giving the gift of music, a movie, or photographs - but I do hope that her recipients love them!


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ode to the Lemon Meringue Pie

I've been noticing my Lemon Meringue Pie listing appearing in a lot of treasuries lately.  It will soon be gone so I thought I would share  a few of my favourite compilations with you as a tribute to this wonderful listing that has brought me so much in return (if you don't know what I am talking about, just scroll down a few posts to see what all of this gushing is about).


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Twitter Tuesdays


I'm planning a new feature on my blog called Twitter Tuesdays.  Each week, on Tuesday of course, I'm going to showcase one of my Twitter favourites.  It could be anyone from a celebrity, a band, a friend, an Etsian, a fabulous party peep, a MOMpreneur, or someone just plain terrific in my eyes!  I do follow over 2,000 users so picking and choosing is going to be extremely difficult.  I better start making a list....

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