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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Almost Homemade

I found these cutie pie dot cards in the dollar bin at Michael's. They were cute "as is" but I thought I'd embellish them up a bit. This one in the middle went out to Elizabeth with my tag. I'd like to do more but as my "would like to do more" list grows, I'm not so sure! But it's all good!

I seldom send out Christmas cards. I do enjoy receiving them but I have a firm "no stress if I can help it" policy. I'm more of a year round card giver/gift giver/ decorator/ baker! It makes me sad when I hear people complaining in the store about who all they "have" to buy for. What fun is that? I like giving to be fun and from the heart!

Enjoy all the Christmassy blogs today!


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweet Girl...
I love this post. So beautiful. The polka dot cards are just beautiful. Now I have been in Michaels a jillion times this holiday season, and I have not seen those. They must have been popular here and sold out. Dag nab it. Love the colors though. So festive.

Hope you have a beautiful day today. I am working, but I thank God for that. I do so love my job.

Take care sweetie. See ya soon. Country Hugs and much love...Sherry

Julie said...

Great stuff! Love your attitude about card-giving...I think we do stress out about it--about everything--too much! I think giving year round is such a lovely thing to do, and it sounds like you do that just wonderfully!

Hope you're having a lovely day--stay cozy!

~~Carol~~ said...

Isn't the dollar section at Michaels the best! I was just there a couple of days ago, and I could have bought one of everything! I especially like their Mary Engelbreit stuff.
Happy Crafting!

Queenie said...

Good Morning Holly,
Those cards are cute! I bought dollar store one's on sale at the end of the year last year, and dolled them up strategically with some white glitter...I really enjoy doing that....it's fun.

How neat that you are making a twilight wreath for Caleb...I bet he'll love that. I hope you'll show us it when you are done.

Oh Yeah...I have been in the dollar section of tree ornaments at Wally World...it "was" wonderful, but in our small town, they are running slim to none about now. I loved the colors that they were offering this year. Funny how we both treat ourselves to a little something extra for getting groceries! LOL! I love to know that someone else does that too! For me it might be an ornament, something small from the craft section, a cookies and cream huge candy bar (that I hide in my dresser drawer for just "me"), or a chocolate eclair donut! LOL! It's always a treat, and it makes me feel good about having to tackle the grocery store!

I sure hate that I missed that giveaway that you shared...oh her cupcakes are precious! I'll have to stop over at that blog for a visit...hope you win the giveaway!
Talk to you again soon, better go before I write a book...
Big Hugs,

*Noelle* said...

those are cute:) i love $1 things; then i can get like 10 things!! its so fun!!

Persuaded said...

What a lot of goodies you are finding lately! I love the little embellishments you've added to these cards... are those the ribbons you purchased from Target I spy there?

Have a wonderful day m'dear♥ (from another "all year 'round baker);)

Beth said...

Ok...I agree....we stress way too much about Christmas cards!!
Let this be my official Christmas card to YOU!!!
Merry CHRISTmas!!!!!!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am definitely enjoying all the Christmasy blogs! Love your thrifty purchases! Makes me want to go shop! Enjoy your day!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I like your no stress if you can help it policy. I have tried moving in that direction too over the years. Christmas isn't about stressing over the details. It's no fun if you feel guilty over what you haven't done all the time. Your loving ways and kind heart is evident every day of the year. That's why we love you! Have a great day and enjoy the season! Twyla

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Holly :) Those cards are darling!! I got a package in the dollar bin at Michaels for my boys to take to there teachers with the little gifts :) They have reindeer on them.

I agree with you! When something is no longer fun, it is for the wrong reason!

Did you see the post before the one you just commented on? I have my white tree in it :):)
Love ya sweetie,

Vickie said...

Nice job. That little bit adds some pizzazz to the cards:)

I agree, we do get stressed out at this time of year. I used to love Christmas shopping and the buzz of the mall. Now, as I get older, it is no longer enjoyable. I am trying to get the holly jolly\ies to push out the grupmies;)

Debbi said...

Holly those cards are tooo CUTE. Hey my hubby is the one who does cards now. He is retired and has time--I DONT anymore with the day job and the website too. I do email cards for my girlfriends and customers.
Hey saw your name for another blog win or two or maybe three??? Congrats girlfriend!

Lisa said...

I so agree! Why stress if you don't have to. This year is slim on presents but BIG on spending time with people and family! I sent a few cards out and was happy to do it. I don't send because I think I will get one in return, just to say Hi!
Love your cards!!
Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Lisa

Jacqueline said...

Happy Evening my dear Holly...it's time to be jolly with Molly. Thank you for your emails...you are faithful and I sooo appreciate that!
Not only is it Christmas time but I have quite a few friends having birthdays in December. I'm a birthday girl, I love to acknowledge friends on birthdays. Yes, we hear the complaints at Christmas and the fact is, when it comes down to it, most of us have nothing to complain about. My mama always said, no matter what Jacqueline, there's always someone in a deeper valley than you are...Take JOY and BE HAPPY!

debi said...

Oh, I love the dollar bins at Michael's! I can't go in there without checking it out...there's always something fun.
I love what you did with the card. Very cute!
Have a Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Debi