Ho Ho Ho – TSTR #198

Ho Ho Ho – TSTR #198

Photo Inspiration #198

Hello sweeties!  Oh my goodness … I can hardly believe that tomorrow is Christmas Eve!  My how time flies when you’re having fun … I LOVE the holiday season!   I’m spending today cooking up a storm … a Polish feast for my family to enjoy Christmas Eve night — golumbkis and pierogies along with grilled salmon, macaroni salad and homemade bread!  Christmas Day I’ll be cooking a pork roast with all the trimmings.  What are your plans for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day??

This week at The Shabby Tea Room, our challenge is called ‘A Few of My Favorite Winter Things’ and we are asked to create a card/project using buttons/bells, snowflakes, white and silver – YUM!

Debbie TSTR #198 (2)The Tea Room challenge is sponsored this week by The Ribbon Reel and I used these delicious goodies from Keilly’s fabulous shop:  Natural Button Twine, Crochet Lace Trim, Snowflake Trim, Pink Fabric Flower, Pink & White Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, White Polka Dot Bitty Bag, Silver Jingle Bells, White Leaf Pin.

And these goodies from Paper SweetiesHo Ho Ho, Cake Crumbs seam binding, Vintage Winter White seam binding.

Debbie TSTR #198 (1)

I love making sweet little gift bags to give to family and friends all year long!  I fill them with little bits and bobs of treasures … this one is filled with a handmade little something for a very special friend who lives across the miles.  I wanted to send her something handmade and sweet to show her just how much her friendship means to me!  At this time of year, I especially love to make handmade from the heart little treasures for my family and friends!

I hope you’ll have some crafty time throughout the holiday week to join us in the Tea Room for our ‘A Few of My Favorite Winter Things’ challenge … Keilly has generously donated a $10 gift certificate to her beautiful shop for this week’s lucky winner!

Merry Christmas to one and all!

Inspired by these current challenges:  The Shabby Tea Room #198 – white, silver, snowflakes, buttons/bells; Paper Sweeties December challenge – inspired by ‘snow’; Paper Issues – happy place; 7 Kids College Fund #89 – anything goes; Simon Says Stamp – bling it on; Word Art Wednesday #111 – anything goes; Ribbon Carousel #88 – anything goes; City Crafter Challenge Blog #190 – jingle bells; Pile it On #48 – P is for pipe cleaners; Tuesday Throwdown #176 – meaning of Christmas; Top Tip Tuesday #116 – snowflakes; Cupcake Inspirations #241 – let it snow


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  • Ros Crawford
    Posted at 07:30h, 23 December Reply

    This is so gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  • Carole Robb Bisson
    Posted at 07:51h, 23 December Reply

    You have very ambitious cooking plans but I suspect it is not your first time. Sounds delicious and very traditional. Your sweetly decorated fun little gift bag in itself would be a present. Your bells make it all the merrier. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday with your fabulous art.
    Advent Blessings of Hope, Peace and Joy,
    Carole Robb Bisson

  • Sierra Winters
    Posted at 15:08h, 23 December Reply

    This is so precious with all the doilies, candy cane, ribbons and seam binding. It’s just adorable and super doooper sweet. Love it!

  • Char
    Posted at 19:41h, 23 December Reply

    So cute Debbie!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  • Tina
    Posted at 10:28h, 26 December Reply

    Ohh my goodness, this little gift bag is simply beautiful!! And the little made from the heart tidbits that you put into your little bags are simply the best!! You my friend are the sweetest person I’ve ever had the pleasure to “meet” and am so very blessed to have someone like you in my life 🙂 <3

  • Mackie
    Posted at 09:24h, 27 December Reply

    Gorgeous gift bag! I can only imagine how much time and love it takes to make such a pretty gift! I am sure your love ones really appreciate them! Thanks for sharing with us at http://www.7kidscollegefund.com!

  • Larissa Heskett ;)
    Posted at 04:11h, 28 December Reply

    Beautiful!! I LOVE the vintage design!! 😉

  • Indy
    Posted at 22:00h, 28 December Reply

    Oh my goodness, this is spectacular! Love the colors, the layers of embellishments! LOVE it! So glad you were inspired by Cupcake Inspirations Let It Snow Challenge.

  • Melissa Bove
    Posted at 16:37h, 29 December Reply

    This is just gorgeous Debbie!! So shabby sweet!!

    Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!!


  • kimberly Clark
    Posted at 17:51h, 05 January Reply

    thanks for joining us at Pile it on… we have started a new challenge – please go and check it out!
    Kimberly DT

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