Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Creating some lil' gifts!

With the economy being what it is....and money being a little tight....I am trying to create some homemade gifts this year. I usually have to buy for a ton of people that care for my daughter. I have 2 bus drivers, a teacher, 5 aides, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech teacher, adaptive PE teacher, private PT, private OT, and technology coordinator. SHEESH! That is A LOT of people! I want to let them know how important their job is in the care of Cortney, but I can't see spending tons of money.....so the alternative? Write a nice note, and a little homemade gift, made by yours truly! This is a little notepad I picked up at the dollar store. I used a Crafty Secret's stamp set called Coffee & Tea. For the sentiment I added the word remember from the preinked words by JustRite.



Since the pen was green and the side binding was red and green and awfully hard to alter, I decided to make it easy on myself and just coordinate my paper to it! The paper is Graphic 45. I got this awesomely vintage paper from my friend Simone for my birthday. The image was colored in with my Copics. I added glittery "lip gloss" with my Spica pen. And of course, a lady wouldn't be complete without some pearl earrings!
Have a great day!

17 comments:

~amy~ said...

Sue-pah cute Michele!!! love the pearl earrings :)

i am very mary said...

ivory buttons in the shop, ma'am!

Joanne said...

OMG!!! I just love it! Those pearls are perfect...

Christi said...

LOVE this!!!!!

i am very mary said...

OMG! I just put buttons in the shop for you and someone snagged them! GRRR! Email me: how many do you need/want? maryann(at)averymarydesign(dot)com

Crafty Connie said...

Awesome gift!

Tina said...

Super cute! What a great gift idea.

asela said...

Love it! You're always so very creative.

Tracy said...

WOW look at all the detail that goes into your work!
Very Creative!
TFS,
Tracy
www.creativewhimsyartists.blogspot.com

Carolyn King said...

what a great notebook...and a wonderful gift. I am sure whoever receives it will love it and will appreciate being thought of!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is awesome Michele!!! Your retro lady is colored perfectly and the dp is absolutely fantastic!! GREAT job my friend!!

Dianna said...

How awesome are you?.....Really?

(speeds off to the dollar store...)

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Michelle,
This gift is beautiful. I know the people who care for Courtney will love this! i would much rather have a handmade gift, that people made for me than a store bought one. The time and love it takes to make precious is worth more than anything store bought...and your cards and projects are gorgeous. Happy Holidays! Chris

Rose Ann said...

I love your vintage book, Michele!! A most fantastic gift!!

Stamp and Smile said...

I know I would love to receive a fantastic gift like this.... I'm sure you will warm their hearts! Great coloring... I just love the Copics! Smiles :)

Chrissy D said...

Oh this is CUTE! I love that REMEMBER stamp! I need that! LOL

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

LOVE IT!!!

:-)