Greetings my friends! For those of you out in the cold and snow, my regards……
So sorry for rubbing it in :D, Nah, I’m not really, hehe. We’re enjoying a wee mid winter break in one of our favourite places, San Diego. This is what would happen if Who-ville was decorated by yours truly?
As if I’m not surrounded by enough paper at home, I made a stop at my favourite island shop, Seaside Papery.
Their window is always inspiring and the merchandise more than tempting.
I think I might have been thinking about our trip all last week, when I was wrapping Christmas up in the Boom-Room. Back home, I was using this wonderful new collection from Webster Pages called Beautiful Chic by Adrienne Looman. Can I just say, “I’m crushing on this paper BIG time”. It’s all the things I love about paper collections. The colours are so me! Check out the link if you love aqua, pink and gold smooshed together into one glorious vintage-cool combination. So, here’s what I made for a special friend.
I used a new thingy by WeR Memory Keepers called the Candy Box Punch Board. BTW, their Blog’s on WordPress too. Cool neighbours hey?! It’s so fun and fantastic. I’ve now made several, because they’re very quick.
The fun part is decorating these little box’s and of course filling them with a surprise. Maybe it’s silly stuff or maybe a special little trinket. They remind me of Christmas crackers. Did I ever tell you the story of how I saved empty TP rolls to make some one year? (Martha Stewart just fainted) They turned out too big and took up half the table. We laughed about them though, so it was worth they effort. No TP rolls ever again! These are the Boomdee-Bomb!
Inside, I decided to use old book pages instead of tissue. I bought a tattered old, cover less, book of English Prose and it’s the gift that keeps on giving. I made a banner for another special friend that I’ll tell you about another day. One of the papers in this Webster collection had the cutest artwork.
You know how I love to make little collages? Well, the vellum are perfect for it because you can still see other paper patterns and colours thru it. A few other ‘signature’ touches were added for sure. Glitter, sparkle annnnnd oh ya, more glitter, LOL.
Coronado Island decor is all about the beach. Think! It’s lot’s of aqua with hit’s of hot pink thrown in. Doesn’t that sound so very perfect? Maybe it reminds you of someone? (wink) Yah, I thought so too 😀 Nothing like celebrating Christmas joy, California style.