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It's Not Too Late . . .

. . . to give some hand-made Christmas gifts!!  Every year I really, really want to give meaningful gifts -- things that come straight from my heart and maybe not from the mall.  But I'm a super-procrastinator, so . . . you know . . . usually doesn't happen.  But this year I've come up with a few quick little goodies.  If you are expecting a gift from me this year, please avert your eyes.  Or stop reading.  Whatever. {Love ya' family!!}

My most favorite gift this year are these sweet little blingy gloves I made for several of my nieces (and Sis -- but she opened them today so it's all good.)  I got the idea while blog hopping the other day at It's Toile Good.

All it takes is some hot glue and a bunch of rhinestones, beads and ribbon.  Target has 2-packs of  those little gloves in their Dollar Spot right now.  It was so fun I was up til 1:00 this morning making them.  I think I may need a pair myself!

I was also working on these little gifts for my Young Women into the wee hours of the morning:
The mutual theme for 2011 is the 13 Article of Faith so I incorporated it into a scrabble tile pendant for them.  See how the B is really a 13?  I love these!

I got an e-mail last night from a really nice Young Women leader somewhere in the world whom I have never met asking me if I could create a version of the new mutual theme that they could frame to give to their girls for Christmas. Since I need one to frame for our YW room {and because I was so flattered} I was happy to oblige.
You can download the 5x7 size file here, the 8x10 file here, or the 11x14 file here. {I mean, if you want them.}

Now, if you couldn't tell, I LOVE to digiscrap.  I don't really scrapbook anymore, but I do like to make a cute recipe card now and again. So a few people {including myself, but I'm not sayin' who else} are going to be getting these collections of my favorite easy recipes.
I digiscrapped the recipes {some I found online already done . . .}and had them printed at Costco.  I'm going to connect them all together with a couple of big rings in the top.  I think it's more fun to cook when the recipe is cute.  But that's probably just me, huh?

So, there you have it.  A few of the tricks I have up my sleeve this year.  Now, I'm off to wrap! And link up:

Join  us Saturdays at for the weekend wrap up     party!


  1. So which one am I getting from Dylan? The mittens or the cute recipe cards?

    I hope its the mittens.

  2. Dang it, Robbie!! You were supposed to quit reading!! Actually, we have something else in store for you . . .

  3. The mittens are so clever and cute!! Love the idea...

  4. Good idea about recipes! I am with you on the digiscraping! Maybe someone will be getting a recipe compilation from me :)

  5. What fun gift ideas! I have a lot of cooks that that would be just perfect for! Hope you'll come link up to Made with Love Monday :) The party will be open until Friday so feel free to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  6. I love the gloves! What a great idea!

  7. I found you on Tater Tots and Jello! I am loving your blog, I saw it before, but now I am hooked! I would like to invite you to my $50 American Express giveaway and a linky party I have, all going on this week! Happy Holidays! Keep up the great blogging!
    -Dana Jean

  8. LOVE the gloves!!! SO super cute!

  9. I love your YW scrabble tiles. I am guessing you designed the graphic. I would love to make these for our young women. Would you share your design? I don't think I could recreate one as cute as yours!


  10. SaraB -- You're so sweet. I'd be happy to email you the file for the necklace. Just e-mail me {amygregson@ cox . net} and I'll send it to you.

  11. totally flattered you would find inspiration at It's Toile Good! I LOVE your mittens! I'm totally heading to Target to grab me some more to bling out for this holiday! Thanks so much for the sweet link back too! I'd be so flattered if you might link up to the WWWW party! I just opened it up and it will be up until Sunday!
    All the best!


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