11.19.2010

"Tis Better to Give - Deedee's Digis Blog Hop!

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"Tis Better to Give" Blog Hop!




The holiday season is upon us -- a blessed time of love and laughter, precious moments spent with family, good food aplenty, and, for many of us, gifts and giving.   Now, we can almost hear the chorus of groans at that last part -- LOL! Yes, holiday gift giving can be stressful, especially when budgets are tight, gift lists are long, and the pressure is on to "shop 'til you drop." Well, we of the Deedee's Digis design team firmly believe that gift-giving should be a joyful experience all the way around. That's why we have come together today to share with you some ideas of fabulous gifts that you can make, so that your gifts this year are are meaningful, affordable, and hopefully as stress-free as possible. Join us today on our blog hop as we show you why "'tis better to give" -- because not only will you have fun giving these gifts, but making them as well! :-)

You should have arrived here from Jerusha's amazing blog post! If not, and need to start at the beginning, click HERE!

Here's how the hop works:

To participate, visit each of the participating designers' blogs to see a fun project using one of our digis, and leave a comment on their post for a chance to win a free digi of your choice from our store! You have until 12 noon ET on Sunday to comment. Each designer will choose a winner Sunday evening, and we'll announce them all here on Monday. Please be sure to check back then to see if you have won!!

I have two projects to share with you today!  First, I am true believer in giving from the heart and the saying "it's not the gift that counts, it's the thought", that must have been made for me :)  I cherish the things that are made for me and keep them near and dear to my heart.  Everything from the macaroni necklaces to the beautiful hand painted canvases from my girls, sometimes you don't have to spend a lot to make something really wonderful!  First up, using the most amazing recipe cards from Deedee's Digis, I created this recipe box!  I'm always in the kitchen with my girls and wanted to make my daughter her own little recipe box since she has become the "baker" :)  I had a recipe box from the $1 bin at Joanns but wasnt' happy with the design, so I refurbished it!  Using lovely papers from TPC from my stash, I covered up her recipe box, added matching Gingham ribbon and a polymer button and handmade the recipe cards inside using cardstock with Deedee's Recipe cards, free this month with your $10.00 purchase!  Wow!





Sitting on the counter :)
For my second project, I made my daughter, Victoria, her own magnet message board!  I covered a regular $1 chalk board with shimmery dsp from My Mind's Eye (stash!), adorned it with the stunning digi from Deedee called "Weeds and Wildflowers" - I used the flower tops, enlarged several times to create dimension and made magnets using the bottle tops from rootbeer!  Victoria was a bit too long, hee hee, so I used her nick-name ~ this project was easy breazy lemon squeezy! :)   This is actually hanging on her wall with a big grosgrain bow!









I bet you are excited to see what the rest of the DT have created for you!  You will be amazed and hopefully inspired to create with Deedee's Digis :) From here you'll hop on over to see what a creative project Lawren has made for you!  And here is the full list of the DT - be sure to comment along the way for your chance to win!  xoxo

 April
Ceal
Darsie
Deedee
Jeanine
Jerusha
Kelly {you are here!
Lawren
MelissaPaula
Robin
Sandy
Michelle




Thanks so much for joining us today. Now let's get to hopping! :-)

Deets:  Project #1 - Standard recipe box $1 spot Joanns - DSP = TPC Studio "Everything but the Kitchen Sink", American Crafts gingham ribbon; Polymer button from Buttons and Bows; recipe cards from Deedee's Digis, cardstock from SU! and GP White

Project #2 - Small chalkboard, The Dollar Tree;  Deedee's Digis "Weeds and wildflowers", prismacolor markers, stickles, dsp - Whirlybird from My Mind's Eye and Penny Lane; wooden letters from stash, border from K & Company, magnets, rootbeer bottle caps, SU Wide Grosgrain ribbon, staples, tombo

Blessings!
~Kelly


53 comments:

  1. Wow! Look at this wonderful project! I love the idea and it's so perfect for those we know that are the "bakers" or "cooks" of the family.

    I think the magnet board is a great idea for any girl! Very pretty and I love the pink!

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  2. Wow great projects and great staging my dear! Love it.

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  3. What a WONDERFUL project.

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  4. Wonderful projects! I really love the recipe box & cards

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  5. What fun it would be to have your recipe box sitting in my kitchen!

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  6. Kelly, I always love the creative ides you have! Look what fun things you can make with 2 items from the $1 bin! I completely agree with you that the gifts that are handmade are the ones that I cherish the most. These are some great ideas! Thanks for the great inspiration, as always! Off to hop...

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  7. This is a lovely gift!

    Lauren

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  8. What a bright and cheerful gift. Love the different colored recipe cards.

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  9. WOW! Kelly, these projects are awesome... perfect for gift-giving! I love your creativity!!!

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  10. Love both of these ideas!

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  11. fabulous gifts! My project list keeps getting longer!

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  12. Kelly, I love both of your projects they are so precious and you put so much love into them.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Big stampin hugs,
    Jeanine

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  13. great projects! love that recipe box. TFS

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  14. What great ideas. I love the message board. TFS.

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  15. Oh Kelly! Your ideas are so neat. I love what you have done with the recipe box and recipe cards - that is such a cute idea! And the magnetic board for your daughter is an especially awesome idea. I am loving it!! I am going to have to steal that I think! :)

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  16. Great gift ideas, i think I may have to borrow the Magnetic board for my own daughter.
    TFS

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  17. oh my! those recipe cards are totally fabulous.

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  18. Just too too cute for your girls!!
    What little girl wouldn't love to have her own little recipe box? She will treasure this through her adulthood! It's beautifully decorated and I love the recipe cards and the way you divided them by holidays! The magnetic board is gorgeous! This is perfect for a little girl's room! Didn't all of us have lots of little things to put up on our walls when we were little? Unfortunately, we were using tape on Mom's walls, but Mom was great about it. This is so so perfect! I love both of your ideas! Thank you for sharing them!

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  19. What fantastic projects! I think the recipe box is a wonderful idea - especially for a younger one who is just starting out. And your magnet board is the nicest one I've seen! Victoria must be delighted with it. How lovely that you worked on it together too!

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  20. These are fabulous!! That recipe box is so sweet...I love the PP you used and look at all those lines! *squeal* What a wonderful way to get organized!

    And your daughter is very lucky to receive that pretty magnet board with all those wonderful details. And the font you used for her font is too adorable!

    P.S. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. You have a very nice one going here. Looking forward to coming back in the future. Sounded like you had a great time in Hawaii. Unfortunately, I have not yet venture out to Haleakala....yet. :)

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  21. Wow Kelly your projects are awesome! Love recipe box, what a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  22. Wow Kelly your projects are awesome! Love recipe box, what a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  23. Great projects! I saw that DP you used on the recipe box the other day and thought it was so cute. You made it look even better!

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  24. i love your p rojects...just darling..

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  25. Great projects! Sure wish my recipe box looked like that!

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  26. Awesome projects!

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  27. What a great looking recipe box! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Cute ideas! Everyone has a cook in the family that would love one of these.

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  29. Both are wonderful. Love that little recipe box - and so useful.
    Lynn

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  30. What cool projects!! Your dd's are blessed to have such a talented Mom.

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  31. what great personal gifts... your daughters will be so pleased with them, I'm sure... and thanks for the playlist - Kutless' What Faith Can Do is playing as I came by... thanks for the encouragement today!

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  32. Awesome projects.....love your recipe holder.....awesome job....tfs

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  33. Great ideas. I love recipes...this is perfect. Thanks

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  34. Oh wow, Kelly -- what precious gifts for your sweet girls! They are both so creative and beautifully made. These are the kinds of things that any daughter would cherish, not just because of what they are but because they are handmade by their mama with love. Thank you for giving me some sweet ideas of ways I can make my own girls' Christmas a little more special! Hugs, Deedee

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  35. Great projects Kelly.

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  36. Oh what lovely projects you have made,love them.
    Jocelan

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  37. Love your use of the digi stamp and your projects are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Thank you for sharing your project and cards.

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  39. Your projects are lovely and so useful. Your girls should love them. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  40. Love this project. Great gift idea.

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  41. What lucky girls you have, not only did you make them something extra special but it sounds as if you have a spend a lot of special time with them as well. Beautiful projects, tfs.

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  42. Kelly your projects are gorgeous. I'm enjoying the blog hop. Thanks for he opportunity to win.

    Love your music.

    timmermanp@bellsouth.net

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  43. Fun projects! Love all the ideas along this hop!

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  44. Cute Projects! Luv the recipe box :-) Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!!!

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  45. Awesome projects, Kelly!!! I'm going to use the recipe box idea for my sil, who just got married this week. Thanks for helping me come up with another great gift idea. I would have never thought of that one on my own.

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  46. Oh Kelly, you did a fabulous job on the recipe box. What great paper, it matches you cups perfectly!

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  47. awwww, what a great project Kelly...TOLL

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  48. Wow Kelly I so love this recipe box. I love the papers and the recipe cards from Deedee's digis are just so great for this project. Love how you staged your card with the coffee mugs and all. Great job sweetie.

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  49. Oh Kelly! These are two of the most fabulous projects I've ever seen! I love the recipe box, and I know your DD does, too. What a wonderful idea for Deedee to offer those cards, and your message board is perfect! You did a wonderful job putting your paper, stamps, and embellishments together on both creations. Beautiful!!!

    Love ya,
    Lorie

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  50. Anonymous12/05/2010

    А! Vielen Dank für die hilfreichen Beitrag! Ich würde nicht anders bekommen haben!

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  51. Anonymous3/20/2011

    This was really interesting. I loved reading it

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