Sunday, December 15, 2013

Inspired Sunday: Little Christmas Boxes and Blog Party

Happy Sunday! This has been a very exciting week for me, but it has also put me a little behind with today's blog party.  In addition to an unexpected invitation to a party with a dear old friend, I received an e-mail from the owner of Pink Persimmon asking me if I'd like to be on their creative team. It didn't take me long to answer that question! :-)  I own a couple of their 50's style vintage girl sets and used them in my Tag Tuesday samples:

In the coming months I will be showing projects with their stamps, including a few tutorials. It's very official, contract and all, and I am SO excited. My first deadline is December 30, but I will probably have my samples made before then. My mind is creating already!

But now, back to Christmas! I had planned to photograph an antique store's Christmas displays, but with eight goody boxes to finish for a Christmas cookie exchange tomorrow at work, I had to save that for another weekend.  For the goody boxes, I started with eight  plain kraft boxes from JoAnn:

After lots of glue and paper and glitter, I have transformed them into these:
Now I just have to finish  the baking and tying up box and goodies in a cellophane piece with a pretty bow. 

I hope everyone will like them!

In last week's blog party there were so many beautiful Christmas posts.  What really stood out to me were ones with decorations that keep fresh long-cherished memories of loved ones and times past.

Reading through Celestina Marie's post almost brought tears to my eyes as she shared the remembrances associated with her lovely things, including these beautiful red vintage glasses made by her family who worked in the Pennsylvania glass factories in the 30s and 40s. What a lovely tribute to the people in her life!

Another post full of Christmas memories is Sally's from Salmagundi. Her beautiful vintage decorations and her story about the Christmas elf and her child's tantrum made me smile. I think most of us can relate in some way!

And last but not least, is the little unexpected surprise that brought a magical Christmas moment to Judy. If you haven't already, check out her post for the delightful little discovery.

If you were featured, please put my badge on your blog.  Thank you, everyone, for linking up each week. I will try to leave comments from last week's link ups if I haven't already. And thank you for being patient as I get posts up on Sunday, some time.  I do love seeing what you are up to.  I hope you are well and are finding time to enjoy the season.



Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laura, Congrats on being on the design team. So excited for you and what an honor. Love your boxes so much. Everyone is going to love them for sure. You are one talented artist.

The features this week are amazing and thank you so much to include mine as well.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and again CONGRATS to you!! Have Fun!!
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Ivy and Elephants said...

You are amazing!Love the boxes, so very adorable! Congratulations, you should be recognized for all your creativity.
Your cheerleader,

Salmagundi said...

Thanks for the feature this week - always a surprise! Your boxes are exquisite - lucky recipients. Thanks for hosting the party each week. Sally

Unknown said...

Thanks a lot for featuring me Laura! I feel honoured. Heartiest Congratulations on getting a contract with the creative team. Truly deserved. Your creations are awesome. I love the goody boxes. They are so lovely! Thanks for hosting and my very best wishes to you.

Debby Ray said...

You are just so very talented! Those boxes are totally gorgeous! Congratulations on your contract too! Thanks for hosting the par-tay :)

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for the party!! Love those boxes!!


The Charm of Home said...

Those little boxes are so sweet! Thanks for hosting!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Congratulations! It's going to be so exciting and interesting!

Aimee at Refresh-Renew... said...

love love love these boxes! They are perfectly vintage and Christmas-y! Great job Laura!-sending you Christmas Hugs!-aimee

Maggie said...

Congrats on the Design Team!!--those 50's-style tags you did for Tag Tuesday were among my favorites.

And WOW, I love those goody boxes to pieces!! They are stunning and everyone is going to love them, I'm sure!

Happy Holidays,

Decor To Adore said...

I pinned your beautiful boxes!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I love those tags, and the boxes are gorgeous. Congrats on making the design team.
Here's to a peaceful AND creative year.

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