Username Post: Dec. Gift Giving Challenge ($10.00 Prize)        (Topic#1675305)
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Welcome to the Gift Giving Challenge!

With the holidays quickly approaching its time to get started on those special handcrafted treasures we've been thinking about making. The purpose of this challenge is to inspire you to create those gifts and get them ready for giving. Please review the challenge details and let's play! ~ Dawna

Challenge Details:
1. You may join this challenge at any time throughout the challenge period.
2. Every skill level is welcome, from novice to expert!
3. Your gift must be new and there is no limit to the number of gifts you can post for this challenge.
4. Your gift must be photographed, posted to your gallery and linked to this challenge.
5. Do your best to sprinkle some sugar throughout the galleries.
6. Please check in as often as you can to let us know how you’re progressing.
7. When posting, please allow embedding and generally state who you plan to give your gift to in the description (ie, friend, neighbor, mom, partner, charity).

Prize Drawing:
At the end of the month one winner will be chosen at random, from random.org, to receive a $10.00 SB Gift Certificate.

Prize Drawing Exclusions:
1. If you do not plan to gift your creation it is not eligible for the prize drawing.
2. Except for gift sets, individual cards and gift tags are not eligible for the prize drawing.
3. Except for shadow boxes or completed albums, layouts are not eligible the prize drawing.

Gift Giving Ideas:
• Note Card Sets
• Altered projects of any kind.
• Completed Albums (Any size with or without pictures)
• Home Decor Projects
• Table Center Pieces
• Decorated Frames or Candles
• Shadow Boxes (may include a layout)
• Mixed Media Art Projects
• Personal Diaries or Journals
• Inspirational Projects
• Family Tree Projects
• Desk or Wall Calendars
• Recipe Books or Files
• Jewelry or Other Storage Boxes
• Anything goes, so what do you want to create …???

I'm In:
1. Cheryl (aka cdjohnson)
2. Robin (aka RobandTim2)
3. Jess (aka Jess E)
4. Linda (aka boricuapr)
5. Lisa (aka ArtsyLC)
6. Susan (aka nvmagpie)
7. Jen (aka Luvmyfam)
8. Peggy (aka ppilgrim)
9. Ana (aka ELLANVANNIN)
10.

Prize Eligible Submissions:
1. beautiful By ArtsyLC
2. Embellished Sled By Ppilgrim
3. Sister: Oven mitt and pot holders By Cdjohnson
4. DIL: Oven mitt and pot holders By Cdjohnson
5. Mom: Oven mitt and pot holders By Cdjohnson
6. Wine Tasting By Cdjohnson
7. Holiday Cards By Boricuapr
8. Floral arrangement By Cdjohnson
9. Twinkle Tag Album By Boricuapr
10. Take a Hike By Nvmagpie
11. Floss Like A Boss shirt- Brayden By Cdjohnson
12. Floss alike A Boss - Ryan By Cdjohnson
13.
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15.


Edited by Dawna.s Place on 12-14-18 10:27 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
cdjohnson
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I am in this month!!!


 
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Welcome Cheryl! Can't wait to see what gifts you've got going!


 
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Thank you, so much sweet friend!
I'm in
I'm working on Christmas gifts for my precious new grandson!!! He was born July 29th of this year I'm sure hoping to get his first Christmas gift completed!!!! Yey!


 
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Dawna, how do you link to the challenge?


 
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I am not sure how to link to the challenge either


 
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Robin your welcome!

Jess and Cheryl just scroll to the bottom of this page and click on "Add to Favorite Topics." Then when you want to find, just go to your Favorites, and it will be in your list!

Have a great evening!


 
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I'm in again!!

Hubby's album is boxed and ready to wrap woohoo! Also got other gifts in boxes. The big challenge is getting the tree up and house decorated by next weekend, but still trying to figure out this year's theme so I can wrap and make special gift tags.


 
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Welcome Linda, wow you have some ambitious decorating plans! You decorate your tree in a theme each year? We'll be getting our Christmas tree this coming week. I decorate it in a glam red and gold, with rustic touches. I have a second tree I always put up, and that is up and shining brightly! lol


 
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Still working on the album for my son's girlfriend, so I am in and will continue on it.


 
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Dawna - I know how to put it in here but how do I get it to say it is linked to this challenge in my gallery? Is it enough just to put it here in this thread? I guess I am making this more complicated than it needs to be.


 
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Here's my newest layout for the album I am working on as a Christmas gift.

beautiful By ArtsyLC


 
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  • cdjohnson Said:
Dawna - I know how to put it in here but how do I get it to say it is linked to this challenge in my gallery? Is it enough just to put it here in this thread? I guess I am making this more complicated than it needs to be.



Cheryl if you link your picture on this thread, I will know you have a submission and I'll go to your gallery and copy your link then post it to the opening thread. So, just post a picture here and that's all you need to do. Sorry I think when I used the the term link, it confused everyone.


 
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Well - I still have to finish DS's album for Christmas. So you can count me in.


 
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Count me in!


 
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I'm in. Just have to photograph the wee project I made for my mom yesterday.


 
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Here 'tis. I've had the sled in my stash for ages but have just gotten 'round to tarting it up this weekend. It's for my mom.

Embellished Sled By Ppilgrim


 
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Welcome Susan and Jen! Nice to have you playing along!

Susan are you starting a new album?

Jen what's going on in your work shop! lol


 
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Peggy what a beautiful Sled!!! Your mom is going to love this beauty!!!


 
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Dawna - Thanks for clearing that up!! I will post my project tomorrow evening.


 
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Here is what I made for my sister. I also made the same thing for my mom and daughter-in-law. I hope they like them.

Oven mitt and pot holders By Cdjohnson


 
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Cheryl your pot holders are darling! Hum, If you made three of the exact things, I'll post this three times for you on the front page. That will work.


 
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Here is a wine glass I decorated for my daughter-in-law

Wine Tasting By Cdjohnson


 
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Oh Cheryl your DIL is going to love this thoughtful gift! Is this done in vinyl? Its so cute!!!


 
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Dawna - Yes it is vinyl


 
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Hoping to get a couple of more gifts made this weekend


 
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Can't wait to see them Cheryl!


 
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Hi all!

I have 2 cousins who are sisters and in the same small nursing home. They love when I send them "happy" cards, and don't get out. I thought it would nice if they could give cards to the other residents and staff. I made 8 of each card and got them to the post office just in time today.

Holiday Cards By Boricuapr


 
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Good evening!! I have been out shopping, took a nap, fixed supper, made a banana pudding for DH, party mix on the oven and will soon be going to my craft room.


 
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Our church as a Ladies Christmas dinner for those who are widowed and those in the nursing home. The other ladies of the church volunteer to draw names and the ones that are able go out for a dinner and you buy dinner for your guest and bring them a gift. If they are in a nursing home, you deliver them a gift. I drew a sweet lady that is in the nursing home. I made her this arrangement to sit on her vanity where she can look at it from her bed. I will be delivering it this week.

Floral arrangement By Cdjohnson


 
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Here is the Caboodles makeup box I personalized with vinyl for my granddaughter for Christmas.

Maddie’s personalized Caboodle By Cdjohnson


 
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Darling gifts!!! So many thoughtful ideas, love it!!!


 
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Here's a keepsake box I created for my oldest grandson, Skyler. I hope he thinks its cool!

Grandsons Keepsake Box By Dawna.s Place


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I had too much fun making Twinkles at LSS JN doll meetup. I even took tiny the leftover Christmas lights I got decades ago for a "gingerbread" house project. It was so cute I decided to mount it on chipboard and then decided it would make a perfect tag album for DDs stocking!

Twinkle Tag Album By Boricuapr


 
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I have two more projects finished. I probably will not get them posted until Wednesday.


 
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I'm really happy to be able to participate in this challenge this month.
I'm submitting two gifts I made, one for my friend Maria, and another one for her teenage son. They are wrapped and resting under the tree. I'm working on those for my kids and other family members and friends so, hopefully, I'll be able to post them soon.

GIFT BASKET FOR MY FRIEND MARIA 1 By ELLANVANNIN

GIFT BASKET FOR MY FRIEND MARIA By ELLANVANNIN

GIFT BASKET FOR MY FRIEND MARIA 2 By ELLANVANNIN

CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR MY FRIEND MARIA'S SON By ELLANVANNIN


 
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Linda cute tag!

Cheryl can't wait to see what creative things you come up with!

Ana your gift Basket is divine!!! Your friend Maria is going to love it. Her son will love his cup of goodness too!


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Thank you so much Dawna!


 
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ACU hope to post tomorrow


 
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Almost done with DS's album. Got sick and haven't done anything the past 2 days or it would be done.

Here are some LOs - 2 to go
Take a Hike By Nvmagpie Waterfalls of Yosemite By Nvmagpie
Oregon Fun By Nvmagpie Cascades By Nvmagpie Back to Nature By Nvmagpie


 
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I've finished wrapping a few more presents so here they are.

1 - Gift basket for my best friend Mirta

GIFT BASKET FOR MY BEST FRIEND By ELLANVANNIN

GIFT BASKET FOR MY BEST FRIEND - WRAPPED By ELLANVANNIN


2 - Present for my daughter in law"s brother

PRESENT FOR MY DAUGHTER IN LAW'S BROTHER - 1 By ELLANVANNIN

PRESENT FOR MY DAUGHTER IN LAW'S BROTHER - 2 By ELLANVANNIN


3 - Present for my daughter

PRESENT FOR MY DAUGHTER - 1 By ELLANVANNIN

PRESENT FOR MY DAUGHTER - 4 By ELLANVANNIN


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Pages for the album I have been working on.

#22 By ArtsyLC


 
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I made shirts for my two grandsons. They are the same but in different colors of vinyl.

Floss Like A Boss shirt- Brayden By Cdjohnson

Floss alike A Boss - Ryan By Cdjohnson


 
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  • ELLANVANNIN Said:
I've finished wrapping a few more presents so here they are.

1 - Gift basket for my best friend Mirta

GIFT BASKET FOR MY BEST FRIEND By ELLANVANNIN

GIFT BASKET FOR MY BEST FRIEND - WRAPPED By ELLANVANNIN


2 - Present for my daughter in law"s brother

PRESENT FOR MY DAUGHTER IN LAW'S BROTHER - 1 By ELLANVANNIN

PRESENT FOR MY DAUGHTER IN LAW'S BROTHER - 2 By ELLANVANNIN


3 - Present for my daughter

PRESENT FOR MY DAUGHTER - 1 By ELLANVANNIN

PRESENT FOR MY DAUGHTER - 2 By ELLANVANNIN

PRESENT FOR MY DAUGHTER - 4 By ELLANVANNIN




Ana your gift wrapping is beautiful, but only hand made gifts qualify for the prize drawing. Gift wrap is beautiful though!


 
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Pages for the album I have been working on.

#22 By ArtsyLC




Great page! I've already included your album in the prize drawing list, so your good to go!!!


 
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Lisa and Susan great layouts!

Cheryl your tee shirts are so clever! The little ones get so excited when they get to try new things. Cute way to keep those pearly whites flossed! lol


 
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Finished DE's 2016 album with these 2 pages!!!

New Arrival By Nvmagpie
Family By Nvmagpie


 
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Dawna - The shirts are NOT about flossing their teeth. It is a DANCE the kids are doing.


 
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Oh my word!!! Cheryl I'm laughing like crazy here! I officially feel OLD!!! That is too funny...

Susan these layouts look fantastic! Nice strong finish! Which album is this one? For your son? Or someone else? I have your sons represented in the prize list already, but just want to make sure I get it right!


 
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Jci


 
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Three more gifts.

1- For my son in law

PRESENT FOR MY SON IN LAW By ELLANVANNIN

2 - For my daughter in law

PRESENT FOR MY DAUGHTER IN LAW By ELLANVANNIN

3 - For my son

PRESENT FOR MY SON By ELLANVANNIN


 
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Oh! I'm sorry. I didn't understand the rules.
I'm not participating then because I don't do handmade presents.
You can delete my name from the participants list.
Sorry again.


 
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I'm throwing up the white flag! Just after joining in the challenge, my kitty got very, very sick. I've spent every free minute tending to the little guy and won't be able to participate after all. The good news is that he's alive and on the mend! He has another week of wearing the cone-of-shame, but the worst is behind him.


All of the posted projects so far look fantastic!!!! Great job, everyone!


 
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