Friday, December 30, 2011

Red & White Christmas 2011

color coordinated presents with fancy bows

Christmas tree

Skinny Tree
Burlap boxes, Santa, Weathered Ornament, Fake plants

cranberries, music sheet stars, glass pebbles, votive candle holders, giant ceramic pinecone

Close up of cranberries and music sheet stars

There were plenty of presents, music, pumpkin muffins, and chocolate chip cookies (yeah, and Christmas dinner too!).

Monday, December 19, 2011

Arielle's Penguin Party

Penguin Party

Penguin Cake

Penguin gift boxes (featuring custom light purple penguin)

Kameron, Arielle's ├╝ber talened mom, created this marvelous party! The attention to detail is so impressive. I'm especially loving the way Kameron displayed with the penguin gift boxes--they're so lively.

To see more images of Arielle's party visit Kameron's blog I guarantee you'll love it. That Penguin cake is all kinds of awesome. From the cake pops to all the other delicious looking food it's not to be missed. While you're there checkout Kameron's recipes, I know you'll want to try them out as much as I do. Thanks again Kameron, we really wanted an image of the custom light purple penguins. Arielle's party is beyond adorable!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Madness/Life in General

Wonderful Life print by hairbrainedschemes (such a clever name)

I couldn't have said it any better. In all the holiday madness of finding that one perfect gift for each recipient on your list, or the countless to do's of daily life, and major/minor irritations this serves as a perfect reminder. Here's hoping we all can relax and simply enjoy the holiday season/life in all of its imperfections!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Perfect Dinner Guests

Elf Penguins at Christmas Dinner
Elf Penguin Gift Box

As illustrated here, the Elf Penguins make the ideal dinner guests. They add charm to the holiday table and sit perfectly still. And, they're light eaters so you don't have to cook much food! Thanks Elizabeth for sharing this with me. Love the pyrex bowl filled with cranberries I believe!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Guess the theme ...

Snowflake Tree by CarlaDyck

Crystal Snowflake Headband by bethanylorelle

Mini Wooden Snowflake Ornament Gift Box by TimberGreenWoods

Mini Snowflake Banner by EMTsweeetie

Porcelain winter white & pearl snowflake ornaments by LaNiqueHOME

Wood Snowflake Ornaments by EtchesinTimeLLC

Mother's Doily Days Paper Garland by ArtsDelight

Snowflake Decals by MonkeyThreads

 I just had to kick off the holiday season with all kinds of awesome snowflakes!

Can you tell I'm fond of this theme, since I included so many snowflakes. Although, is there such a thing as too many snowflakes?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks

I love you more than pumpkin pie

I've been making more of an effort to enjoy everyday moments. I won't bore you with a list of all the things I'm thankful for (just way too many things to list).

But one things for sure, we sure do love our customers more than pumpkin pie! And, we LOVE pumpkin pie. I think the print by UP is freaking awesome, what a great store concept uplifting prints.  How cute is the tagline "Happy Art For Happy Walls."

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

In one week ...

Whole Cranberries

I get to have one of my favorite foods, whole cranberry sauce. Hooray! To be honest though it's a three way tie: cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. (I know you're thinking you can have these foods anytime throughout the year, but it's just not the same--it's more special this way.)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pretty Images by CreativeTreasures4u

Small Bride and Groom Boxes with custom mini candy

Open view of Small Bride & Groom Boxes with custom mini candy

Three Tiered Cake with mini custom candy

Cake with Tiffany blue candy

Small Cameo Silhouette Boxes with custom mini candy

Small Strawberry gift box with custom mini candy

Large Polka Dot Teapot & Small  Polka Dot Teacup with custom mini candy

Small Teal Teacups with Ivory Dots & tiffany blue/teal candy

How perfectly are our boxes displayed in these images! Some more excellent images from CreativeTreasures4u --make sure you check out all the other personalized custom designs that are available.

Monday, October 31, 2011

I Heart Halloween (that should read: I Heart Any Holiday Associated with Candy)

Spider & RIP

Spooky Spider & Creepy RIP

One of my favorite holidays probably since it's centered around candy and carving pumpkins. It's a perfect time of year to "Treat yo self" (if you watch Parks & Recreation you'll get that reference,  if you don't you should watch that show).

And the best part, the day after Halloween all Halloween candy is half off (although recently I've seen some shady practices of not a full fifty percent off-- I'm looking at you Target). Just don't eat a ton at once and get sick. It's better to spread it out over a long period of time so you'll do less damage to your diet; everything in moderation, right.

I leave you with some carvings from our archives. Opting to carve some detailed designs took a lot of time. Once finished I'm tired and hurrying up to get ready/cleanup so I can hand out candy (which I love doing).

I hope your day was filled with lots of treats (no tricks, I'm reluctant to fully associate that with the holiday, it should be a day full of fun).

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Perfect Fall Colors

Pumpkin Hill

Autumn's hues


Something is just so soothing about these watercolors prints from The Joy of Color. Captures fall so beautifully!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Apple Boxes

Apple Gift Box with CreativeTreasures4u personalized candy wrappers

Red Apples & Mini-candy 

CreativeTreasures4u kindly sent these images of our large red apple gift box favors which were displayed with personalized custom mini candy wrappers. To check out all the other personalized custom designs available please visit CreativeTreasures4u.