Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
To all my blogger friends - wishing you a wonderful, prosperous, happy,  and healthy 2014 !

As I sit here by my crafting space heater with 5 inches of beautiful, sparkling snow outside, I just keep looking at our pictures from last week on Anna Maria Island in Bradenton, Florida and think of the warm beach weather we left behind.  So I thought I'd send some warmth your way by sharing a few pictures of the grandsons at the beach.  We had a wonderful Christmas with my mother and sister's family who live near there in Sarasota.    I hope your Christmas was filled with warmth and family too!

We saw dolphins playing near the beach almost every day - it was so much fun!

And now I'd like to share some gift card boxes that I finished shortly before we left.   The boys' gifts we shipped via Amazon but the adults always get gift cards when we go - so much easier to pack!
I used the directions on Splitcoaststampers for the gift card boxes and a variety of Recollections, Teresa Collins, and DCWV cardstock packs that were on sale at Michael's at 60% off.  They were a nice heavy duty DP that lent itself to making boxes.  And the chocolate kisses inside are a nice surprise too. 

Thank you for visiting!
And since we'll be having 6 more inches of snow on Sunday, I know I'll be crafting away, so see you soon!



  1. What awesome little gift card boxes. Thanks for sharing such a great idea Gerlinde! Love the pics of the little guys too - too cute! Stay warm!

  2. Love the beach picture with the Santa hats!!! Have to check out the gift boxes - great idea and beautiful job on them....

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. Love your gift card boxes, what a great idea!