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Give an Experience Instead of More Stuff!

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So many of us have houses full of stuff! Do we really need more? Why not give the gift of an experience instead! Here are some ideas for giving experiences that were shared on the Ink It Up! with Jessica Facebook Page… “Coupons” for one-on-one Mom and Me day or Dad and Daughter day, movies, lunch, shopping, raking leaves, shopping for groceries, washing their car, doing other nice things A FAMILY camping night – make a campsite in the living room or basement – play board games, have a picnic dinner, tell stories (around the fireplace if you have one), have…

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Get the Conversation Started with a Question Jar!

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Tis the season to give, but you don’t want to break the bank doing it! What you need are some inexpensive gift ideas that are easy to put together but really make the recipient feel special. A Question Jar is such a great gift idea that you’ll want one for yourself too! The concept is super easy: decorate a mason jar and fill it with questions! A Question Jar is great for… an ice-breaker at parties conversation around the dinner table family nights women’s gatherings bringing generations together getting to know each other at a Bible study How to use a…

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Personalized Note Cards Make Great Gifts!

By | Cards, Gift Ideas | 6 Comments

A friend called me recently to tell me she had used the last of the personalized note cards I had given her as a gift and wanted to know how she could get more. She had been hoarding her monogram cards a bit (the “B” cards shown here) since it took her almost three years to use them up, but liked how they could be used for any occasion. When I got the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper, the bike pattern just screamed “Monogram Note Cards!” to me. So, of course I had to make some for my friend! I chose…

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Bottle Cap Necklaces

By | Gift Ideas, Kids, Valentines, Videos | 2 Comments

Bottle Caps, Soda Pop Tops… whatever you call them these little things are so fun to work with! Stampin’ Up!’s Soda Pop Tops come in two sizes that are both perfect for making bottle cap necklaces… or soda pop top necklaces… whatever you want to call them. (But just try to say soda pop top 10 times fast!)   Watch the video below to learn how to flatten bottle caps and make them into necklaces.  Of course you don’t have to flatten them, but it does give them a much more elegant look. Supplies Used: InLinkz.com Other Supplies Needed: Jump Rings and…

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Quick & Easy Teacher Gift

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This past weekend I went on a retreat with seven other stampers and scrapbookers in Rockdale, WI.  The Craftin’ by the Creek house was beautiful and right across the street from the CamRock trail.   It was so peaceful and relaxing, plus I made 34 cards!  I shared some of the cards I made on my Facebook Page and on Twitter, so go take a peek.    To help get our creative juices flowing, we each brought a project for everyone to make.  Kathy brought this fun project that I’m sharing with you today… As the kids head back to…

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