As always, I had a blast on Studio 5 today! I lucked out and was joined by my amazing husband, and some Christmas Shopping too! What a well needed fun day!
So rather than end with the giveaway, shall we start with the giveaway? I think that is a GREAT idea!
1 | Photo Daily Planner
So my first photo gift was one of these AWESOME planners!I told more detail about them on my blog last January. Click here to see the post.
The idea around this book is to record a bullet point record of your daily life, then include pictures of yourself each month to show a history. It is a simple scrapbook, however it has been my favorite record keeping journal that I have done. This is my third year doing these journals, and I have to say it has Changed my life!
To order for gifts, they will be shipped from New York on Monday. Be sure to enter promo code MDUT5 It will give customers 40% off + Free Shipping on 2012 MyBook Planners as an introductory special! Because you might have to expedite shipping to get it there in time for Christmas, please include this in the notes. If you have questions, please be sure to contact Perannum.
NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!
Be sure to leave a comment on how this could "CHANGE YOUR LIFE"! 2 Lucky readers will get one of these planners and have the chance to try it out for 2012!
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I will pick a winner on Sunday!!
2 | Photo ornaments / Birthday magnets
I just want to thank Jamie from the Crafting chicks for her awesome idea of using Juice lids for ornaments. You can see her post about this by clicking here.
I loved Jamie's ornament idea, and decided to take it one step further. I used photoshop to create the darling picture decals of my nephews and nieces. Included on the decals is their Birthdate. Each year the pictures get outdated, so rather than just using these ornaments for a few weeks this year, use them all year round. Simply cut off the ribbon, and attach a magnet to the back. Use them on your fridge, or even these awesome magnet strips from Ikea, to remember the Birthdays of your loved ones. I put them on one month at a time.
Start saving those juice lids! Christmas time is a great time for making wassail, and enjoying juice for breakfast!
3. Frame necklace
My next project is one that I searched for! Now I know that this is one that is well used, and has been around for a few years, so I wanted to give you another way of customizing these darling chunky necklaces. This charm is from Stampin' up! and would be a good idea to order ASAP if you want it in time for Christmas! For Preferred pricing, my sister-in-law is a demonstrator and can give you her preferred pricing discount by following this link. www.saradouglass.stampinup.net
Go to home decor, then charms and chains to find the Simply Adorned collection!
I collected the pictures of the nephews and nieces from my husbands side and simply created a collage of them in photoshop. I printed them off on photopaper, then simply placed it in the necklace. I can't wait to give this to my Mother-in-Law! She will love it!
If you are last minute, and don't have time to order these in order to get them in time for Christmas, I have been told that you can go to Heartland Paper Co. in Bountiful, and I found these at Dear Lizzy in Highland. Much more expensive, and in my opinion, not as cute, however they would work okay too!
4 | Instagram frame
It seems like there are ideas popping up right and left, using those darling instagram photos. Although the idea I found originally from Talia Christine here, I adapted it to easy found items at Star Mill in American Fork, Utah. If you don't live near, I am sure you could find similar items at your local antique store.
It started with going to get a window frame. Then I found these antique slides and just couldn't resist! With a few tacks and some chicken wire, this turned out to be an awesome project. I loved changing out the photos and placing my Christmas Cards there. I have it hanging in my entry way, and it a perfect place to display all of those beautiful photo gifts that I receive in the mail each day in December.
5| Iphone photo case
There are so many photo projects that are all over the internet, however I found this one that stood out!
I found these iphone cases here at discountphotogifts.comThey also just came out with ipad customizable cases too! The company is located in Miami, FL so in order to get them for Christmas, you are going to have to do quicker shipping, which will also mean more $. Be sure to enter the PROMO code: UTAH for a $5 discount. This discount is available until Jan 1, 2011 and is only available on the iphone cases!
I thought that it would be fun this year to personalize each gift with photos of the person it is being given to. Since Bryce is only 3 and Chad is 2, they don't quite know how to read yet ... so this way they can tell which gift is theirs. Another idea I haven't done but thought would be fun to do was to put photos from the past. don't you think it would be cute to put pictures of your loved ones when they were small on their gifts? Just a thought!
Please email me if you have any questions!
OH and don't for get to enter the giveaway!!