Saturday, December 20, 2008


Decided the best Pink Saturday items to share with you the weekend before Christmas would be some of our "pink" ornaments. By the end of these pics, you will see the "theme" that has the most pink in it which are for Kerri - our 7 year old daughter.
This first little one is one of my husband's and my favorites - he brought the little skier back from Germany when he was stationed there in the army during the late 80's. (He brought back a collection of these adorable little wooden ornaments, but she's the only PINK one)
This rocket ship was given to our 14 year old son when he was about 7 years old and was "into" rockets. I was surprised to see pink on a rocket ship back them.

A starfish to represent our last vacation on Kiawah Island, S.C.

A lovely ballerina - yes, its' Kerri's

A sweet angel - another one belonging to Kerri

Cinderella's pumpkin coach - yep, its Kerri's

Another adorable ballerina - of course it must be Kerri's

Ballet slippers, must be Kerri's

An one more pair of ballet slippers - oh, this is definitely Kerri's!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Pink Saturday and a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I'm BACK...FINALLY!!!! and my Vintage Pink Xmas Swap

I signed up to be in the Vintage Pink Christmas Swap and was fortunate to be paired with Belinda (Binda) from Australia - happy to say I have a new friend to keep in touch with!
Here are the wrapped goodies I sent to her, which she has received thankfully all in one piece!
This is the Christmas scrapbook I made for her - I posted a "teaser" of a few pages last month. In the following photos you will see the entire album I created.

My 7 year old daughter wanted this album - its mostly PINK - so you can
understand her desire to have it for herself!

I like the look of the little hanging tag, in hindsight,
I should have done more of those in the album!

Loved that the green photo circle was pre-cut and a sticker
- so much faster that way!

The cute stocking I HAD to have "hanging" and a brad
with a loop attached was the perfect answer,
along with a mini jump ring.

Another pre-cut sticker circle that I "raised" with foam tape

Yes, this album can stand up on a table and this is the back - so it kinda resembles a package from the front as well as the back.

Another view of the album and the store bought cinnamon candle that I added decor to - the metal tag in the center of the flower reads: BELIEVE

We had to include at least one vintage item,
Binda likes elves and I
was lucky to find these little guys at a near
by antique shop.

I picked up the hand-painted roses ornament at one of the school craft shows I attended and another vintage ornament - that I had a VERY HARD time parting with! Three-dimensional diorama ornament I found near the elves.

Here is a look at the swap in its entirity that I sent her - made the bird/tag/envlope, cute little santa statues, a cool looking pink glass ornament, a pagoda ornament (Binda likes Asian inspired things), another vintage item - Xmas garland in its original package, chocolate that she loves - 1 for each member of her family - a glass bird ornament and a package of cute wooden clip-on gloves and stockings ornaments.

The following is the cool swap I RECEIVED from Binda -
all the sweet pink and Santa tissue wrapped packages!

I got to try some Australian candy - told her I love mint - so she sent me yummy Allen's Minties. Cute pack of napkins with four blocks of babies in various "beds". A sleeve of pink crepe paper that I have already put to use on a project! I like to do alot of journal writing so she sent me the sweet little journal that she altered for Christmas! 2 Adorable gold glittered clip on bird ornaments that look great on my tree. Another bird - a cardinal - she made that has also found a home in my tree. A card of vintage pearl looking buttons and a vintage pink doilie; also a pink ballerina pencil for 7 year old Kerri.

Another photo of my goodies - also shown here: a honeycomb bell, package of butterfly tags, more pink doilies and a cool shoulder bag Binda made. She upcycled a really nice skirt into the bag, added vintage trim and a cute pink flower with multi colored fabrics for the handles. My 18 and 7 year old daughters have been arguing over who gets it! HELLO?!!! IT'S MINE, MINE, MINE!!!

Closer shot of the shoulder bag.

And finally the sweet Christmas card she made for me!

Had so much fun participating in this swap!
Thanks to Jen at RoseyLittleThings for hosting this.