Friday, November 27, 2009

November Challenge & Design Team Blog Hop

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Thursday is filled with family, friends & food then there is Friday... Who was crazy enough to do shopping in the early morning hours?  Here in Atlanta people were camped out for over 24 hours for some of the computer & tv deals.  Not me I was snuggled in bed fast asleep. 

This time of year is so busy & I think really brings out the creativity in us. Our challenge this month will help you get creative with your gift packaging & make that little something even more special because you made it with love.

Jana's is challenging us to package a present in a creative way. Presentation is the key to a great gift.   You can alter a box, make a gift card, think outside the box. 

Use whatever have on hand, fabric, scrapbook paper, Christmas wrapping paper, etc to make something ordinary extraordinary.  Maybe you need a quick gift for a friend, teacher or neighbor.  You could give some tea, candy, gift card etc.... 


Jana used this video tutorial to make her box if you'd like to make the same box - or browse the web to see what you can come up with.

The design team is showcasing the great Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co. line.  Here's the link to buy in the ES store.

We can't wait to see your creations.  Post a link with a comment here before Midnight EST December 6th & winner will be drawn from those participating.  Heather always has a great prize up her sleeve so enter.

1st Place

2nd Place

Have you signed up to join in the fun at the new ES forum?  Here's the link - join in & watch us grow.

Now off to see the rest of the design teams take on this challenge & other projects for the month. 

Have a fantastic weekend!


Michelle said...

Very cool! I can't wait to see everyone's take on these!

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Katie said...

I've been making paper cones to hold treats. :-) There are pictures of a couple of them on my blog along with a tutorial here:

Scrapbooking Recipes

With the holidays coming so fast we need more hours in our day. One way I've found to help is quick and easy meals. Here is one that I love to use when I have a full day.

Lazy Log Cabin Casserole:

1lb stew meat cubed
1 can of Cream of Celery
1 can of Cram of Mushroom
1 packet of Beef Onion Soup (I don't use this. I just add salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried minced onions but I'm an eye ball cook)
Toss all this in the crock pot together give it a stir put it on low and cook it for 6 - 8 hours. Home cooked meal with just a few moments prep. Put a salad bag with it and your hubby can't be upset that there isn't a home cooked meal on the table.

Do you have a quick recipe? email me