Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas is almost here!

Aloha everyone,
Just a few days 'til Christmas! My shopping is finally done, I have just a few gifts to wrap and the cards have been mailed.  I had a wonderful time with one of my grand-daughters last night and today, and I can't wait 'til the whole family comes together on Friday.

A new phase of our life starts the day after Christmas, one of which I'm sure will take some getting use to. Christmas day is the last day my husband is on duty for HFD, yep, he's retiring.  Don't worry, my "honey do" list is waiting for him.

Here's a few things I've been busy with:
Tea time holder/dispenser

Thank you Brenda for directing us to Jane's blog for the tutorial on this box.  And, thanks again Jane for the excellent tutorial! I used some Yuzen paper that I adhered to cardstock for some of the toppers.
Here's a few more earrings I made the other day.  Someone needed a couple of more gifts, so I made these for her to choose from.
Amethyst,Freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystal with SS or 14k gold-filled, your choice.

She chose these freshwater pearls

Matchboxes for earrings

I made the matchboxes from the Bigz diecut for Stampin'Up.
That's it for now. Have a very Merry Christmas!


  1. Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka! (I hope I spelled that correctly!) You've been so sweet and supportive to me..I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous new year! (Good luck with hubby being retired! :D )
    I LOVE the tea bag dispensers and matchbox holders for earrings! Adorable! BUT, the most beautiful are the earrings you made!! Happy, happy day to you!

  2. Hi Wayna,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me your sweet comments. All your work posted here is beautiful! I especially love the earrings. Anyway, just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas. Hope you have a wonderful time with your family and Happy Retirement to your husband (and you, too.)

  3. What beautiful creations, Wayna!Especially love the different designs of earrings and great way you packaged them up.

    I'm happy for your hubby that he finally gets to retire, I bet the grandkids are,too! And I know you'll have him crafting alongside you since you're into so many different types of crafting. That'll be fun!

    Wishing you and your family a Super Happy Christmas and a Great fun-filled New Year!


  4. beautiful earrings... beautiful tea boxes... merry christmas! congrats on hubby's retirement! merry christmas!

  5. Hi: Beautiful! Wishing you a wonderful and blessed Christmas. Hugs, Martha

  6. Thank you so much for coming by and leaving such a sweet message! I just love blogland and all the wonderful women I have met through the years! You are quite clever!!! Wishing you and yours a beautiful Christmas! Hugs, Maryjane

  7. Just wanted to pop over this beautiful morning to wish you and yours a Merry, Merry Christmas!

  8. Hello!

    I love your tea boxes - so lovely! I made many from the same tutorial and they were great fun to make! Your jewelry is beautiful - you are very gifted! I think that the matchbox die is still one of my favorites and it is perfect for the earrings.

    I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season with your family and wish you and your husband all good things in the coming new year!


    Barbara Diane

  9. Love the tea tins and OMG, your earrings are so beautiful!

  10. Oh, I love it all!!! So beautiful!!! Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!!! I hope it is a wonderful year ahead and also, I hope you had lots of fun celebrating!!!

  11. I love the earings, the tea boxes, and the match boxes. You really should consider going back to selling them. You know, if you make 2 of everything at least when you really like one you can still keep one and sell one! (or give it to me. lol) Happy New Year


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