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Sunday, December 12, 2010

"Thank You" Gift Blog Hop!

Welcome to Timeless Legacy Designs by Natalie McBroom, that's me!  I am so glad you are hopping along with all of us today and I hope you are enjoying all the "Thank You" gift ideas that are being presented to you today!

If you've just stumbled upon my blog and would like to start from the beginning of this hop then start at Joy's Life and then follow the links all the way to the end!  Don't forget to leave comments as there will be prizes!   

For my "Thank You" gift I decided to make a little gift bag with goodies for the new hair stylist I met at my local salon, "Details".  It's a small world where I live, she knew my in-laws and was really sweet to me and my little girl.  She gave me a great cut and style.  I plan on going back to her and I wanted to bless her with a little gift of Christmas love!  I wanted to picture the goody bag by my one and only Santa.  My late grandmother Mildred gave this to me and she was one of the people in my life who really demonstrated a giver's heart.  She'd love that I am doing crafts and sharing them with others!
Here's the details of the bag: I used my Gypsy and Expression for this project.  I cut the bag using one of the bags on Plantin Schoolbook.  The paper is K&Co, Secret Santa.  The lightbulb tag is from Very Merry Tags.  The Ho Ho Ho ribbon is from Michael's last year.  The Christmas tree window is a cut I welded into the bag from the Christmas Solutions Cartridge which was part of the free download from Cricut found here and it is going on until December 31st. I adhered a rectangle of clear material cut from a piece of a "report cover" that you can buy at office supply stores.  I found it was more affordable than transparency sheets.  I used Stickles in Candy Cane and Holly to make Christmas lights on the clear material.  I used Stardust Stickles on the tag.  I forgot to let them dry more before I took the picture, but they are beautiful once dried.  If you have never tried Stickles grab some on sale at your craft store and you'll be hooked.  I got all 35 original colors at a great deal on eBay. 

Now for pics of the goodies inside the bag!

I found a website which suggested gifts that would be appreciated by stylists at salons.  I found some great stocking stuffers and gifts at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  I used the coupons I get in the weekly mailer.  I found a marshmallow cupcake lollipop.  It had been dipped in chocolate and then dipped in crushed candy cane pieces.  You could make these from scratch, if you felt inspired!  The lotions are for a stylist's sore feet and dried out hands!  The little notebook is for all the great information she gets from her clients or for words of wisdom she thinks of during the day!  It is travel themed because being a stylist affords one the opportunity to feel like a world traveler without leaving the building due to all the people they meet!

Lastly, my little girl who is 3 1/2 wanted to create her own gift bag as well.  Here is her take on the bag!
Now for the prize!  I'd like to give one lucky blogger the movie "The Nativity Story" to watch.  I purchased this copy at Bed Bath and Beyond and it is a legitimate release wrapped in cellophane and not a bootleg copy!  I loved this movie and it will put you in the Christmas Spirit for sure!   All you need to do is leave a comment and your e-mail on this post for a chance to win the movie.  If you'd like, put your blog link as well and I'll come visit your blog!
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Now on to the next blog: Raven at http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/
Here's the complete list of blogs for your reference:
Joy http://joyslife.com/
Ruthie  http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/
Angela http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com
Carrie http://thegreenbeanscrafterole.blogspot.com
Denise http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/
Gale  http://www.thehappystamper.com/
Janis http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com
Jen   http://scrapaholicjen.blogspot.com
Jenny http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com
Jin  http://underacherrytree.blogspot.com
Julie http://cricutchick.blogspot.com
Lori http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com
Mari (Momo)  http://madebymomo.blogspot.com
Misty http://abusyplace.blogspot.com
Natalie (ME) http://timelesslegacydesigns.blogspot.com
Raven http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/
Theresa http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
Tracy http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/
Yolanda http://yoliebean.blogspot.com



terriennz said...

Such a cute bag! TFS! I'm a new follower. Happy Holidays!!

Terrie Barroso

goatesgirl said...

what a cute project and great candy too...i am now a follower

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