Monday, December 15, 2014

Elf Party 2014


We had our fourth Elf Party at our house on Sunday night, Dec. 7th.  This almost-annual tradition (we have skipped some years) is a great chance for a holiday get-together amongst friends.  We celebrate with food, and of course we watch the movie “Elf” together.  It’s also a chance for me to craft up some party favors.  You can see our previous Elf Parties here (2010), here (2011), and here (2012). 

I sent out our invitations weeks ago.  In case you missed it, the details and a free printable download are here in this post

Our guests arrived around 6pm for a sit-down dinner.


Instead of place cards for the seating arrangements, I made Elf treat boxes with each person’s name on it.  That way they can take their boxes home as part of their party favor.

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I used my Silhouette Cameo to make the Elf treat boxes, using this shape in the Silhouette store.  I personalized each box with Basic Grey alphabet stickers, and filled each box with Hershey’s kisses and Reese’s mini cups. 

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Everyone enjoyed dinner and catching up.  Todd made Seoulful Chicken with Minted Cucumbers, and Sweet & Sour Chicken with Pineapple noodles.



There was two desserts.  We had cinnamon sugar churro waffles topped with homemade whipped cream and nutella.


We also had homemade double chocolate ice cream, but I forgot to take a photo of it.

I also made some cute globes as party favors.  I created the globes using the Papertrey Ink Tinsel & Tags kit, and the Tinsel & Tags Trimmings kit.  I made the tiny houses from cardstock, dies, and stamps from the kit. 


I stamped some trees and diecut them and glued them onto my base.  Everything was handmade.  I put the dome globe on last and glued it to my paper base.  I used glue dots to attach the globes to the tops of wide mouth mason jars.  Then I tied red & white bakers twine around the jar lid.


Then I put them carefully into these cute Christmas felt buckets from Target.

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I also gave each couple a handmade shaker card.


One of the guests even said, “Hey, the house in the card matches the house in the globe!”  It’s true!


We took a few group photos before settling in to watch “Elf”.



When Shannon got home, she posted this photo on Instagram.  I loved seeing everything Elf Party together!


Yay for another successful Elf Party!  We had a lot of fun! 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Winner of Evalicious Giveaway

I’ve updated the original post with the winner of the Evalicious giveaway, but thought I would post in a separate post just in case so everyone can see it.

I used to pick a winner.

The winner is Katy!  Katy please email your mailing address to me at listgirldesigns (at) gmail (dot) com to claim your prize!  Congrats!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Evalicious | So Happy Together + Giveaway!

 Updated with winner!  I used to pick a winner.

The winner is Katy!  Katy please email your mailing address to me at listgirldesigns (at) gmail (dot) com to claim your prize!  Congrats!

Hi Everyone!  I’m up on the Evalicious blog today with a layout.  I always love creating with Evalicious goodies, so I’m very excited to share my first “back to the Evalicious DT” project with you!  :-)

On Thanksgiving Day, we got to go to the beach because it was an unusually warm day at 82F degrees.  We decided to take some impromptu photos with the photobooth app on my iPhone.


I added some acrylic paint along the borders of my paper strips and photo mat to add some interest.  I love how the puffy sticker, badge buttons, tags, and stamps create some varied textures surrounding my photo.



The wood veneers (new!) also add some cool texture to the page.  I added some journaling with a Uniball Signo white pen and drew some hearts surrounding my journaling.  It is most definitely my favorite write pen to write with!



I hope you enjoyed taking a look at my Evalicious project!  Have a fantastic day!

Evalicious products used:

photo shoot puffy stickers v1

photo shoot puffy stickers v2

photo shoot snipsnip page tabs

photo shoot clear stamp set

photo shoot badge buttons v2

photo shoot wood veneer

photo shoot large tags

photo shoot round tags

daily life clear stamp set

Now for something exciting! I’m giving away an Evalicious prize pack of everything you see here.

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There are several packs of puffy stickers, a couple of snipsnip tags/tabs, and wood veneer.  Please leave a comment here on my blog to be entered to win.  Giveaway is open to internationals as well!  Comments close on Sunday Dec. 14th at 9pm PST and I’ll pick a winner at that time.  You must check back to see if you’ve won.  If you don’t claim your prize within five days, another winner will be picked.  Good luck!


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