Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Where is my cold weather!?

I am getting so tired of all the sun, lol! My feet are dyin' in my Ugg boots as I traipse all over town, but I am SO ready to wear them!
I wanted to share December 1 and 2 with you. I kinda cheated with the 2nd, but it really was quite uneventful. Morgan rearranged her tree all day while I worked and did laundry, and then I had a school board meeting. But I got the snowman on his sleigh and his little date calendar set up as part of my decor, so there's my photo, lol.



While the Christmas season is upon us I wanted to share a fun project to make as part of the season of giving and reuse and recycle and handmade gifts.
I admit to a really bad, really sugary habit. I love International Foods French Vanilla cafe coffee. I've even done a layout about it that was published in the Valentine section of Memory Makers, this year, lol.


Anyway, sometimes I don't have time to get to Costco for the great big container before I run out and have to make do with a smaller and more expensive can from the grocery store. I save them and now have a little stash of empty coffee cans, so decided to make use of them and create a little purse for my daughter.

I haven't given it to her yet because she's also getting some Polly Pocket stuff for Christmas and Polly and her clothes fit just nicely inside. I think this would make a great gift! You could put nail polish and lip gloss in it... or make it artsy and put crayons in it or something like that. I used the Sweet Cakes and a bit of the Tinsel Town line from Pink Paislee for this one. The chipboard girls are from Magistical Memories. The great big bow has a loop for the handle and you just pull the whole lid off to get inside.

Isn't that cute? I'm going to have to make another one for Payton. Lucky me, I have a few of these stacking up. Steve will be so thrilled that I'm clearing out my stash. Little does he know I just clear out to fill it back up again with things I can change. lol

With Christmas still in mind, I got this email today and thought I'd share a link. It's for a printable Christmas Wish List. I think I'm going to have each of my kids use it and then scrap their list later. I was just going to give them a JCPenney gift catalog or something and let them cut out things they like and use a glue stick. That's what I used to do as a kid.


http://familyfun.go.com/printables/season/printable/christmas-wish-list/christmas-wish-list.html?campaign=NLC-NL_Print&link=Section3Link3

Have a great Wednesday!

ETA: There is a very cool giveaway on the Pink Paislee blog today! Chris Ford, who helped design the website, is giving away some Photoshop training! You can win an opportunity to learn a bit more about photo editing and blog design, etc. Very cool! You can check it out here.

14 comments:

  1. What a great idea for recycling your cans!! I so love that layout and your Dec.2 snowman page! Have a great day!

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  2. hey...your cold weather is in oklahoma...it is freezing today!

    such a cute purse--my mom drank suisse mocha all while i was growing up...so those containers are so familiar to me!

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  3. That purse is to die for!! So glad I have a DD now so I can indulge in all things girly!

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  4. LOVE your reused coffee tins!!! your december daily is coming along...i should have done one. :/

    happy holidays!

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  5. Thanks for all the eye candy Davinie - yummy!!

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  6. what an adorable purse. Looking for cold weather? That should be a crime!

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  7. Love the layout and what a cute project!!

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  8. LOve the ideas to reclycling the cans. Your blog is always an inspiration!

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  9. I love the coffee can purse and your Daily December album. I started taking pics for my album, but I think it's turning more into a "Month in the Life" album. Not too much holiday stuff here yet, and we have warmer weather, too!

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  10. WHERE? Where do you come up with this stuff!?? A PURSE? From a coffee can??? You are like a queen of creativity to whom I must bow down. Seriously - that is uber cute, and if I had a little girl, and not a 17 year old who has to give ME fashion advice, I'd be so all over this project!

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  11. I'm doing the international foods coffee too...yum! I've never seen big containers like that though! Your purse is GORGE! Absolutely LOVE it!

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  12. Great idea about the cans!!!! I just adore your Blog. You have to come check out my Blog, I made the Snowball Bucket that you posted for several of my friends as gifts. I just had so much fun making them and they were pretty easy to make! I linked your Blog to the pics so everyone could see how great yours look! Have a wonderful weekend. We are expecting COLD weather to come in this weekend!

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  13. i so love that purse idea! I can think of many little toy pieces around here that could fit in that! :)

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  14. I love your little purse idea - simply adorable! I too an developing an addiction to the Intl. coffee - my mom gave me some Hazelnut Cafe, and that's what I've been drinking in the mornings all this week! I'll have to break down and get the French Vanilla flavor soon too. Gotta have something to alter, right? ;)

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