Monday, November 23, 2009

A Birthday Surprise!

Hi, everyone! I had a BLAST shopping this weekend! I'm almost completely done with my Christmas shopping, I found some great deals and fun goodies at Archiver's, and I still have money left in my account after IKEA!

Next Monday is my niece/goddaughter's birthday, and I wanted to do something memorable for her special day. I came up with the idea of creating a countdown to Christmas. I'm organizing 24 small gifts--one for her to open each day from Dec. 1-24. I'm putting the whole thing in an over-the-door shoe organizer (which conveniently has 24 pockets).


I thought I'd show you one of the treats I made for her--a simple bookmark in its own little holder. "M" loves bright colors, so I'm sure she'll like it. What do you think?

Stamps: Making the Grade (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Paper: Sweeth Blush, BasicGrey dp

Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: BasicGrey button, American Crafts Thickers, Nestabilities circles, SU Spiral punch, Michaels & Hobby Lobby ribbons


20 comments:

Laura O'Donnell said...

what a fun idea to do a gift countdown. she'll love it!

Laurel said...

This is so pretty and what a fabulous idea!

Maggi said...

That bookmark is adorable!

HazelQ said...

Ohh it looks adorable :) what a great idea for a present ;) I'm sure your niece will love everything.
Hugs
Hazel

Karen said...

My goodness, you are a wonderful godmother/auntie!! That sounds like it is going to be such a fun way for her to count down the days before Christmas! That bookmark looks perfect for a little girl! :>

Winter said...

You are so clever! Great idea! :)

Tiff said...

awwww super cute!

Belinda said...

What a great gift idea!

~amy~ said...

Dang your a one clever chicklet...love the idea!!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is just darling, ♥ pink and green! what a brilliant idea with the shoe holder!

(-: Heidi

Pat (mspfd) said...

Your niece is going to love your creative gift! And the bookmark is adorable!

Angie Tieman said...

How cute!! What a great, thoughtful idea for your niece, she is going to be so happy!

BananaStamper said...

So fun and what a fabulous gift idea!

Shanna

Kathi said...

That's adorable and a great idea!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cindy Lee said...

Shopping is fun isn't it?? :)

You are such a sweet aunt! That bookmark is perfect for a gal and I'm sure she will love it!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a cute bookmark. I like the sentiment and the combo of colors, embellishments and the punched border.

Elise said...

What a darling way to celebrate a special niece's birtday - you're fabulous! This card is DARLING, darlin'! Good to see you get some craft on! {So envious of the Christmas SHOPPING thing you've got going there - I'm in TOTAL denial!}

Steph Zerbe said...

Ohhh, I hope we get to see all 24! What did you get at Ikea?? I am so jealous!! I giggled at your post when i read that you still had money after Ikea! Too funny! Love that place!

Aimes said...

No way! Money left in your account AFTER Ikea?! Is that possible?! LOL!
You win coolest Aunt of the year with this idea for your niece - I'll bet she loves it!
Aimes
x

Kathi said...

What a fabulous and thoughtful idea. I'm sure she's loving the countdown.