December 20, 2010

12 Days of Christmas...Day 12

Happy Monday Friends! Today is the 12th and final day of Melissa's and Mishie's 12 Days of Christmas countdown. Just in time for us to share one more post and then take some time to relax and focus on the holiday with our families. Thanks for joining us today!
As Christmas draws near, most of us are (hopefully) winding down our Christmas cards and holiday packaging. But there's always one way that I like to end my holiday crafting.....and that is with Christmas thank you notes. So our theme for today is thank you cards. I always insist on the reds writing a hand written note to at least the grandparents for Christmas gifts received.

Today I have some fun shaped pocket cards to share with you. You start out with a 6" x 6" piece of double sided patterned paper. I'm using papers and stickers from The Girls Paperie. Fold the square in half and then fold down 1" to create a flap. Stitch all in place to form a pocket.
I used lots of The Girls Paperie stickers to embellish the front of the pocket card. The scallops were die cut from Papertrery's Large Scalloped Border Die.
Wrinkle Ribbon is from my Etsy shop. The half circle tabs were created with the Mini Scrapbook Series: Tabs stamp set and coordinating Mini Tab die.
Recipe Cards from Papertrey Ink were perfect for the card inserts so that we could have lines to write on. I cut them down to fit into the pocket cards, then added a swipe of the Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo around the edges. Glitter finishes off the top of the insert. I made two inserts for each pocket.....one for the girls to write their messages and one for Eric and I to write our thank you notes.
These cards fit perfectly into plain ol' business envelopes....the smaller size. Whew, one more item crossed of my list. So don't forget to create a few thank you's before you put away that holiday paper. Enjoy!
For my recipe today, I'm sharing some tasty Ham & Swiss Sliders. A perfect sandwich to take to parties or to just fix when all the festivities are over and you're hanging out at home. Looks mouth watering, doesn't it? The recipe is HERE.
(Recipe and Photo Courtesty of Taste the Joy)

And one last item before Melissa and I end our 12 Days of Christmas blogging event. We would like to offer a thank you gift for visiting our blogs during this joyous season. I am offering up this little bundle of goodies from my Etsy shop....perfect for upcoming Valentine projects. Enjoy!

To be entered for my prize drawing, enter a comment at the end of this post telling me what one of your favorite projects was from my blog this year. Be sure to leave your name too. To be entered twice for the drawing, post a link to my blog post today on your blog and paste that direct link along with your comment right back here. Your package will be dolled up all super cute like! Thanks for playing along and Happy Holidays everyone!! Prize drawing winner will be announced sometime tomorrow. Be sure to check Melissa's blog for her post today....and she's also giving away an adorable prize. :)

166 comments:

AllMyHobbies said...

I have to say, I loved the Valentine bookmarks you made w/ PTI papers. I used that idea several times for different bookmarks and loved it!

Sallie D said...

Your blog is one I visit everyday, Mish. Not only for your great creative ideas for cards, notepads, gizmos and gadgets, but for your FABULOUS recipes as well. We enjoyed your onion soup this past week-end. Thank you for a year of ideas. Marry Christmas to you and your family and a happy, healthy New Year!

AllMyHobbies said...

OK, posted on my blog - here's the link:

http://allmyhobbies1.blogspot.com/2010/12/check-out-mishs-blog-for-prize-giveway.html

Cyndi said...

Mish--I'm sad to see "The 12 Days of Christmas" posts that you and Melissa have done come to an end. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every post and project that both of you have featured, and I've taken many ideas from your projects. I don't have just one post or idea that was my favorite--my favorite part of your series was the double pleasure of having not only projects to look at, but also recipes to drool over. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your incredible talent with us. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Margo said...

So hard to choose just one fav!! Love them all!!
Todays thank you cards are adorable!!
The recipes have all been so great too!
Thank you!!!

Becky said...

I am in love with the Crate Paper Restoration line, so I really enjoyed your posts using that line of paper. I especially like the Restoration cards in sacks, and the Big Fluffy Couch Cards! I really appreciate all of your paper crafting ideas, Michelle! Thanks so much! :)

LMcBurney said...

I loved all 12 days but Candy Land Cuties really struck me with ideas. I love the peppermint fabric candies you made. Thanks for all of the great ideas. I loved that you partnered with others and shared your passions in crafting with us.

bosenberries said...

So sad to see the 12 days of Melissa & Mish's Christmas is over :( ... thanks for all the fab inspiration and mouth watering recipes! My fave post this year was when you did the holiday planners with the long notepads... I had just ordered the Take Note set so made them as gifts and they were a big hit! All the best in 2011 and looking forward to more inspiring posts!! Cheers, Robin

Anonymous said...

For sure my favorite would be today. Teaching our children to be gracious and thankful is so so important. Thank you cards have become a thing of the past...my children tell me that. Guess what...they get to write them anyway. :) I know they will thank me some day (maybe even with a card). Great job!

Renee
naygg6@sbcglobal.net

Irina said...

What a wonderful idea with the cards, Mish! So beautiful and personal, too! Thanks so much for sharing!

Carla G. said...

Hi Mish!! I loved your post on Day 8 using the felt and fabric embellishments!! I loved the butterfly punch, the stitching and the mini clothespin!! What a great addition to small packages, bags or cards!! I have really enjoyed all the projects!! Merry Christmas!!

Tracy said...

I loved them all but my fave was probably the last one the thank you notes. Mostly because I feel people don't write them anymore. My mom raised me to always send a thank you and to this day I still do.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mish for wonderful inspiration and delish recipes! My favorite day was the gift of tags!
Happy Holidays!
Zavi

Cathy Weber said...

My favorite day was Day 9 with all the great tags. I loved seeing how you layer all the different patterned paper to make them look so effortless. Wish I could do the same, but mine usually looks like I just stuck stuff from my trash can onto a tag. I guess that's why you are the pro and I definitely am...not! These 12 days have been such fun and I really looked forward to them.

Vicki B. said...

Oh I love everything you do and a chance to win something you've designed would be fabulous! My favorite thing you design is your notebooks - I lOVE THEM - especially your post on 10/11/10 for the Holiday Planner!!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!

Diane Du said...

I loved the treat bags from Day 3. I am always looking for cute ways to send in treats for teachers and classmates. The recipes were great as well!

yerbud@juno.com

lauraleewebb said...

Ummm...I hope you don't want me to pick just ONE favorite because I just can't do it. Love all of the "12 days" projects and the recipes too. Those ham and cheese sliders look really yummy..may have to try those for Christmas Eve. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mish,

That was a great 12 Days of Christmas. I will look forward to it next year! I love your inspiration station posts. It always sends me in search of all of my holiday goodies.

Enchanting Stamping said...

I love, love, love all the different tags you do. I am a big tag maker too and yours are always and inspiration!

LindaC said...

Love your blog! One of my favorites was the 'holiday planners'. I made 10 of them for friends as early Christmas gifts. They loved them. My current favorite is the 'double pocket pretties' from the brown bags. I featured them on my blog today. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.
Linda Cummings

http://lccorner.blogspot.com/2010/12/blog-favorite.html

Troy Louise said...

Sweet thank yous! It's pretty much impossible to name a favorite. But, I really enjoy the loving things you make for your daughters. Have a most wonderful Christams w/your beautiful family. Thank you for all you do to inspire us!

sarahw said...

I saw someone have this same favorite! I love the Valentine's bookmarks you made. My son and I made them for his class on Valentine's Day and we made them for Hanukkah as well. I have that post marked as a favorite so I can refer to it again and again.

carpediem said...

loved all of the 12 days Mish!!! my fav was the holiday planners .... can't remember which day that was! thanks for putting so much time and effort into your blog posts and have a happy holiday! laura j

Marci said...

I don't know if I could chose one day of the 12 Days of Christmas as my favorite. They all were wonderful! If I have to chose one, I'll go with Day 3, "It's in the Bag" post. I have purchased many of your little brown paper sacks from your Etsy shop. I just LOVE them! Thank you (and Melissa) SO MUCH for taking the time during this busy holiday season to post your 12 Days of Christmas. I have absolutely loved every project, recipe, and post! I have tried so many of your recipes over the years! Loved them all!
I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!
I look forward to everything you have to share in the New Year!

Carrie T said...

It's so hard to pick just one project! I've loved everything! I guess that I would have to go with your place settings. You created such a special yet "homey" feel with them.

hanksmom said...

Hi Mishie! I enjoyed every one of the 12 Days. One of my favorites is the "It's In the Bag" post. LOVE those paper bag pocket thingies! Christmas Blessings to you and your family.

Dana said...

Thank You so much for your wonderful blog this Christmas season! I truly enjoyed all of your wonderful ideas and pictures. You are so very kind to take the time to do this for so many people to enjoy. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Enjoy, Dana

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the 12 Days of Christmas posts. I love October Afternoon so one of my favorite posts was the one where you mentioned StarLitStudio. I've now ordered from them a couple of times!!
Leslie E

Kathy V said...

What a tough question, but I guess I would have to say,this one, # 12 is my favorite. and for the recipes, I haven't had time to try any of them, But you can bet I'll be trying all of them. I really hate to see your " Days of Christmas come to an end. I looked forward to readingyour blog each day and to see what a fun & neat idea you would be showing us for the day. Thanks for this enjoyable time.

Heidi said...

Well Mish I have really enjoyed all of your posts this year. Your projects, advice and writing style are so welcoming and helpful. I loved the calendars that you made and offered in your etsy shop during the summer months. I missed the opportunity to get one of yours but you inspired me to make my own. I love keeping everything in it and I think of you and my stamping friends each time I pick it up or see it on my desk. Thanks for everything!

Rachel Schumacher said...

Cute thank you's today - and THANK YOU for this great series that I truly enjoyed. I've always loved your notepad ideas, but I also remember you packaging up some fat quarters real cute for your daughter. That one sticks in my mind, and you've always been full of inspiration to make fun little gifts for my kids.

Bette Manning said...

I love to visit your web site daily. I love all your stuff but one of my favorites were the decorated paper bags. I made them for my stamp camp and filled them with tags! thanks for all your great ideas you share. Wishing you a healthy and happy new year!

Kathy McDonald said...

I have to choose just ONE?! That's not easy. . .I've absolutely loved every single project! Okay, probably the stocking stuffer post with the darling notepads. I love everything about your notepads and enjoy making them for gifts. They are so well received by everyone.

Thank you for your inspiration EVERY day, not just during the holidays. Your blog is such a treasure. And Merry Christmas to you and your precious family.

Martha said...

Mish, what, you want us to pick "ONE" favorite? I always look forward to visiting your blog for inspiration! I love all the wonderful ideas you present and create using so many different interesting items. Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas!
-Many blessings to you!
-Martha

Angela said...

All your posts are fun, of course, and I do love your cards, but I really appreciate that you also make other stuff -- the coasters you made the other week were awesome, as are your notepads whenever you make them. Thanks for sharing! :)

Shellie Hartsock said...

Hard to pick a favorite but I loved Day 7 and the fabric flowers. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas! This was so much fun!

Margi Mae said...

My favorite is Day 6. "Buttons". Love me some buttons, they make everything better, just like chocolate.

Karen L. said...

My favorite project were the thank you pockets from today . They were adorable!

ssweat said...

I love the paper pouches! Made 12 this christmas filled with handamde tags to give to family members. Love you blog! Merry Christmas

Sandy said...

Thank you so much for doing these 12 days of Christmas. I have enjoyed your posts and Melissa's. So much creativity to keep me coming back all year for ideas. I love your notepads. Love them. I've even bought some from your etsy in the past. I enjoy these recipes you all have shared, too.

Connie Pruitt said...

I have enjoyed the 12 days of Christmas. My favorite thing this year were the fillable jars and vintage picnic baskets. I had to have the stamps. Thanks for all the fun.

Betty Sue said...

I love everything you do!! I am sorry to see this end. My favorite though is the peppermints you made with fabric. I made some too and they turned out so cute!
Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

Your blog is my favourite for inspiration. Keep up the great work. I have many many favourites. I'll go with the heart lollipop envelopes. So simple and so easy.
Happy Christmas.
AOK, Dublin Ireland

Diane Anthony said...

I love to visit your blog daily! How can I choose just one thing that was inspiring? I really love your notebooks and your card ideas. Thanks for all you do. Merry Christmas!

resmith said...

I love everything about your blog so it is so hard to narrow it down to just one thing. I do love your notepads. I have so enjoyed your 12 days of Christmas. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

Tabby said...

I love all the projects on your blog! My recent favorite was the peppermint candies embellishments with the fabric flowers.

Anonymous said...

Always love your Inspirations Stations and the one for Halloween was exceptional this year----Thanks for all your wonderful ideas

Barbara in Bellflower

Pearlann66 said...

12 awesome ideas! to pick one is hard but i love the last one, the thank you's. That is so important but so overlooked!
I write each of my students a thank you for each of the little gifts they bring whether it be a store bought present or just a toy they had at home but decided to give me for the holidays!!!
They really love getting a little note from me.

Meghan said...

Hmm...my favourite post? Do I have to pick one? Just can't...love them all! Thanks for all the inspiration this year Mish!

♥Wendi said...

I love any of the notepads you make. They are all top on my list for this year. I keep coming back to them over and over for ideas. I also love the sport ideas and things you give your girls.

Laura Isham said...

Mish, I have loved all of your projects! But, I think you have saved the best for last! Love these thank you cards. I am one of those people who love to send a hand written thank you note to people who have blessed me with kindness.

I don't get much traffic on my blog, but I linked you!

http://ihavetenminutes.blogspot.com/2010/12/blog-candy-from-mish.html

Lucky Girl said...

I LOVED day 3 of the 12 days of Christmas...Its In The Bag was such a cute way to package a little something to someone special. I hope if all the planets align by Friday I can get something just as cute together for my co-workers! You are INSPIRING!

kbhistory said...

Hello! I have loved your 12 Days of Christmas! Thank you! It was like sitting down with hot chocolate in front of a fire on a snowy afternoon (and given that is snowing hard out there right now....I know from experience!). You and Melissa have done such a lovely job of looking at various craft projects and bringing us great recipes to try. My favorite... I think the altered baking tins. Loved that one! Thanks again!
-Kristin B.

Anonymous said...

I especially liked Day 6 when you used your beautiful buttons to make such great projects. The recipes looked yummy too. Margaret K.

Janet L. said...

My favorite project was the "love tags" one. So cute and feminine. I also liked the recipes you posted, yum, yum. Thanks for all your great ideas that you share with us. I check your blog each day to see what's new!

Vicky H said...

I love the the projects with the brown paper sacks. Like the ones on your Day 3 post. They are soooo cute! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mish, I've been offline for a couple of weeks because we moved house, & your blog was the 1st one I checked when I plugged back in! I had to go back & check all your posts I missed, & I loved Day 5 & Day 2 the best. I love the sparkly, old fashioned look of mercury glass & your displays are so pretty. I thoroughly enjoyed all your posts & really do appreciate the work involved. Loved the recipes too! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Jo R. (Australia)

Olivia said...

My fav project this year was your place settings made with vintage items. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I loved the planners you've made..every different style !
I still have yet to make one but I sure admire yours.
Lexi

scrapfancy said...

I wish the family a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I have loved all the ideas as always and look forward to next years surprises from you.

Posted on my blog also.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

It is so hard to pick just ONE favorite. I LOVE all the stories, all the vintage finds and goodies made. One of my favorites was the strawberry post here:
http://michellewooderson.blogspot.com/2010/06/friendship-jar.html

I'm going to post on my blog now.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

wish we could edit our posts! I forgot to leave you the link to my blog:
http://debbiedee.blogspot.com/2010/12/blog-candy.html

Natalie Elphinstone said...

Well, I only just recently discovered your blog when you were Guesting for Cosmo Cricket so I guess I would have to say all those beautiful projects were my favourite!
But lots of lovely inspiration for these Christmas projects too!
xx
Natalie

Anonymous said...

I have loved the 12 days of Christmas...and all the projects you have shown (the paper bags, the tags, the thank you notes and all the recipes!) So sad to see it end! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Kathy R

Yvonne said...

Like everyone else, I really love all your projects! I think if I had to pick a favorite it would be the decorated clothes pins. They are so darn cute! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

You can twist my arm...but I will not chose a favorite. Everything was so wonderful and I enjoyed every minute of it! You girls are the best. Enjoy your family and the holidays. Have you ever made milky way cookies. They are the best! If you need my recipe give me a shout out and I'll get it to you lickety split! I have a batch cooler as we speak and I'm hoping to grab one of these kids and get them to frost them for me! heidi hrae

pattyo said...

I am a big fan of pockets, so I love anything to do with them such as the amazing idea you posted today. Thanks so much for sharing your 12 Days of Christmas ideas. Have a wonderful holiday!

dolcreations said...

What a wonderful idea to make thank-you cards for everyone! I just love all your ideas!
I love everything you do....your cards, your recipes...EVERYTHING!
I just loved your post on the Friendship Jar release..first you did the Vintage Picnic then the Friendship jar! Thank-you for inspiring me to try so many different things.

Keely said...

I love your blog and look at it many times a week. I think my favorite post was the one where you and your daughter made the special breakfast with the strawberries. I know it's not really a project/craft but I loved the fabrics, the china and the fact that a mother & daughter just enjoy special times with each other. Good for you for creating these memories with your children.

Maureen Morton said...

Hi, Michelle. Thanks for all these great days of inspiration. I loved it all, but especially the "Be Mine" heart tags - great colors and too cute. THanks again and have a blessed Christmas.

Bev said...

I enjoyed every single bit of the 12 Days of Christmas.
Just cannot pick a favorite day or project--it's kinda like picking between your kids! You love them all.
It was a great idea to team up with Melissa Phillips. Between the two of you, we had ideas galore. It is a real treat to visit both your blogs daily to see what you have to share. Hope you consider doing this more in the future. Merry Christmas!

Renee said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your twelve days of Christmas with Melissa! It has really been fun to watch and follow. Thank you for sharing!

Elizabeth V. said...

I have loved the 12 days of Christmas posts...thank you for sharing your creativity and being such a great inspiration!! It is hard to pick just one project so I'm going pick a product you've used this year if that's okay. I have loved your posts with the paper pouches made from lunch sacks. Your packaging ideas are so cute and have motivated me to think a little harder about how I package my gifts.

Lynne S in TC said...

Choosing a favorite...??? eek - way to difficult, I love everything about it! I find your work exceptional - and get giddy when I see a new posting. All the projects you make for your daughters are wonderful, and something they will cherish! Thank you so much for all the inspiration....happy holidays

Renee said...

Seriously? You want me to pick ONE? Seriously?!
I can't.
I have loved them all, you inspire with every post, and amaze me with your energy. I love your Make and Saves, have truly enjoyed The 12 Days of Christmas (I'm still drooling over that letter tray. And the jello molds. Oh! And the berry basket.)
I may have only been reading for a few short months, but I will be returning in 2011 so that I can soak up all your delicious creativeness!
May you and your family have a wonderful Merry Christmas and we will see you in the New Year!

Kristy Hansenwi said...

I love your blog and visit your etsy often. I loved the coasters-and that is on my list to do something like that for valentine's day. they were so cute. THank you for sharing the recipes too. I copied many of them and put them in my recipe folder to give a try. I hope you and your family have a great holiday and thank you for the great chance to win a little valentine love. Kristy

Colleen said...

How can I pick just ONE project of the many from not only the 12 days, but the whole year?? You are too talented and full of inspiration to select just one. I love all your little tags, and your "pocket" full of goodness! the thank you on this last 12 days of Christmas is really awesome! thank you for giving us the 12 days of Christmas inspiration!

Kim G said...

All of your posts are favorites, I love everything you make and wonder WHY didn't I think of that!! I do really like your note pads you do, those are probably my favorite! I always check you out every day to see what wonderful idea you have come up with next!

Cele Schaffer said...

I am a stalker of your blog-LOVE everything you create! My favorite project of your 12 days of Christmas was the Holiday Planner notebook. I love all the notepads you do!! You have a magical way with your presentation and love the layers upon delicious layers. Speaking of delicious-the recipes are to die for! Thanks you for all your hard work and taking the time to share with us-it truly makes my holiday anticipating the next post! Merry Christmas

debbiek said...

Mish, I LOVED your 12 Days of Christmas. Everything was just beautiful and so well thought out. My favorite had to be Day 3, ('In The Bag)as I love, love, love little bags. The double pocket idea was fabulous. Merry Christmas to you and yours. May the New Year bring you much happiness!

DebbieK
d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

Karey said...

There are so many posts that were my favs. Really like your project today, the ones with the tckets and all the ways you used them, liked the way you used the orange tags for Halloween and I could go on and on.........
So enjoyed the 12 days of Christmas.

Lillian Child said...

Love your creative style and your projects are always so much fun to see. I would have to say since Christmas is my favorite holiday, that your 12 days of christmas was one of my favorite events. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us all through the year. I look forward to seeing what you have in store for us in 2011!

Audiene said...

I was introduced to your blog by Melissa so I would have to say my favorite so far is the 12 days of Christmas project you both did. It made me super inspired as I read both blog posts and looked at all the neat pictures. Thanks!

Emily said...

I've got your "friendship jar with realistic water" bookmarked-- it's just too cool, I can't even stand it!

Natalie Winterstein said...

I love ALL the projects but maybe because I am done shopping, wrapping and sending cards (wee!) I am in thank you card mode! So today's post really got my creative juices going! Thanks for all the love and time you out into the projects and receipes that you, Melissa, Dawn and Heather shared! Merry Christmas Mish! :)

Kathy W said...

Oh my, to choose just one? Can't do it...every PTI release is incredible. I loved your Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather projects, especially the pockets made out of paper bags. I took that inspiration and made fun volunteer thank you's for my parents (I teach kindergarten). All the recipients loved them; thanks for the inspiration!

barbie_love said...

I love everything you do. Have a happy holiday and enjoy, thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I loved all the projects and recipes featured in the "12 Days of Christmas." So many great ideas. I especially liked the card set using Love Lives Here. I will be giving a few handmade card sets to friends for Christmas.

Diana said...

Oh my gosh, trying to just pick one post?! They are all so wonderful, I especially love your notebooks and I am always on the lookout for your new designs, stamps and colors that you use to make notebooks. I would say the Fall Notebook post on Oct. 6th is a favorite, I ordered the kit on your Etsy store for that notebook even though I have all the supplies to make notebooks, I just loved your colors and designs so much on that one. I will miss your 12 day countdown, I have enjoyed it so much. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and look forward to new ideas and inspiration in the future from your blog.

Peggy Krut said...

i really can not pick just one. I am aways surprised at your never ending ideas and talent. Thank you for sharing with those of us that have no imagination (ME).
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

wanda50 said...

I visit your blog everyday and everyday is such a blessing to me. I love the way you create every project. Your cards are still my favorite...I hate to see the 12 days end. But I can't wait to see what 2011 will bring. I gotta save...save...save...for all of the new releases. Have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!! Your blog rocks!

Sara said...

Well, thank you so much for a fun 12 days of inspiration! I'd have to say I love it whenever you post a set of cards especially thank you notes.
And I also love it when you post recipes :) Always just our style!
Enjoy your time during the upcoming holidays!

Anonymous said...

I love everything you do but I'll go with the clothespins because I am using them on lunchbags for my cookie swap packaging tomorrow night. I painted them first then decorated with die cut labels.A little knit Santa ornament will also hang from the clothespin.
Thanks,
Dorothy C.

Karen R said...

I love all your posts, but my favorites were when you used the "Friendship Jar" stamps. I adapted the "Oz" card for my friend's birthday. I will miss the 12 Days of Christmas, hope you two do it again next year.

Linda in Jackson TN said...

Thank you for the inspiration this year and Merry Christmas to you and your family. Loved the 12 Days of Christmas creations but my very most favorite project was when you rolled out the embellished brown paper bag pockets of tags and goodies, like you used on Day 3.

Sally said...

Your paper bag pockets are very inspiring- I have made a few vintagey style ones in creams, crimson reds and black this holiday season. Thanks for the 12 days of Christmas and all your inspiration. LOVE! Merry Christmas from down under.

Regina Cabay said...

There is no way I could pick just one favorite blog post - I visit everyday and absolutely love them all. Thanks for sharing and hope you and your family have a blessed holiday!

Anonymous said...

Mish, my favorite inspiration from your blog is a toss-up beteen two precious creations. First, your paper bag pockets (they're SO versatile) and have endless possibilities, AND the crinkled seam binding, which seems to belong on EVERY cute thing EVER created. Your little decorative touches inspire me daily! I broke my tailbone today, slipped outdoors, so I'm searching your entire blog again tonight. Thanks for a year of endless cuteness and inspiration! Thanks and God bless, Karen Letchworth
BaptistScrapper@aol.com

Barb said...

I loved all the "12 days of Christmas" posts and your
fun recipes!

Nancy in CA said...

Thank you for all you do and share. You are so generous and creative. My wish for you and your family...Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Nancy in SO Cal

Anonymous said...

Mish,
Thank you to you and Melissa for twelve wonderful days of Christmas inspiration!!! I so enjoy your blog with all your creativity and fun stories!!! One of my most favorite posts is when you put together your "creative station" for each of the holidays...it is so inspiring to me when I see everything you put together!
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a joyous new year.

Sheryl said...

I have enjoyed SO many things from your blog this past year that it is hard to pick! One of my favorite projects was your "jar" tags on pretty pink shimmer paper with a cookie recipe, and we are now die hard fans of your awesome Cranberry Lime drink recipe! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

stephanie b said...

the last post was mine...don't know why it didn't put my name...i think I need to work on my computer skills!!! Stephanie b.

Ngan R. said...

Hmmm...there are so many beautiful projects you have posted over the months! And I am really sad to not see more of the 12 days of Christmas! This was a winner and I hope you do it every year. I really liked the flowers you made and stuck on clear cardstock and packaged as a gift. It really stuck out because I like your doo-dads and this one was colored in so nicely! I always enjoy seeing your kits on your blog also! Thanks for sharing so many creative projects with us and for inspiring us all year long!

Anonymous said...

Mish,

You are so generous to offer a prize as well as your great ideas over the twelve days of Christmas.Thanks so much for the inspiration you have given me over the past year.I am always curious as to what great ideas you are going to share next.
I would like to wish you and yours a safe and Happy Christmas.Enjoy your family time and already I am looking forward to what new projects you will share next
Christine

Nancy said...

Before I finished reading what you were asking from us in our comments, I thought, "She's crazy. How am I going to choose a favorite out of the 12 days?" Then I finished reading your sentence and, rather than thinking, I KNEW you're crazy. One favorite for the year - how to narrow it down? But, guess what? I did. One favorite is The 12 Days of Me project. I bought a kit and am giving it to my brother for Christmas. I also 'borrowed' the idea for three other people who I believe need to be told it is okay to take some time for themselves. I actually gave one to a friend last week. She was so touched and grateful to be given permission to be selfish for a few hours each month. She is actually going to consider it The 12 Days of Us and share it with her husband so that they can get some time together, a rarity for them. Thank you for making this possible for them (and for making me look so good).

Thanks for sharing the 12 days of Christmas. I've looked forward to each post, just as I have all year. Merry Christmas, Mish. Enjoy this special time of the year with your family.

theCook said...

What a lovely valentine set! I discovered your blog during the 12 days of Christmas and my favorite project was the gift wrap with the doilies...

Rose said...

I love your work. I loved the Brown Paper Sack Double Pocket Pretties idea. So cute, I love all things "paper sack". A decorated brown bag always looks rustic to me and I love that look. I am going to try out that Ham & Cheese Slider tomorrow with the family, it makes me hungry looking at it right now!! Merry Christmas and a wonderful, creative New Year.

Deirdre said...

Oh Michelle,

That's not a fair thing to ask us to do. Have to say that each and every one of your posts have been a delight to read. I tried and tried to pick just one but I can't, wait a minute, I love candy canes (maybe cos they are in short supply over here) so maybe your posts featuring them might have a little bit of a jump over the others. Only a smidge mind you!

Thanks for sharing with us and letting us see your world. Have a Happy Christmas :)

Dawn F. said...

I visit your blog everyday-love all of the inspiration. My favorites have been when you post your projects about your vintage finds. Last month I mentioned to my aunt and showed her your blog when you posted some pics of your vintage jello molds. This weekend for Christmas she gave me some!! I have been in heaven! Thanks for the 12 Days ideas - I"ve loved them all.

Melissa Hungria said...

Good morning Mish. For my choices for all-time favorites from these 12 days of Christmas are: notebooks for the permanent markers from Day 10, holiday planner from Day 1, and the tags on brown paper sacks from Day 5. Recipes are a bit trickier to narrow down, but the first one I plan on trying is Big League brownies. Thanks for sharing your marvelousness!

mommyabbytommy said...

My favorite project(s) is always the notebooks. I am a huge fan! I have made a few myself, but none compare!! I read your blog every day and look forward to seeing what you've created for the day!! Thanks!

christina #4635 said...

How sweet of you!! I visit your blog daily and am always excited to try one of your latest crafty tips and ideas. So much inspiration!! Love the love you pour on those important to you - very inspiring. Merry Christmas!

donna calamari said...

I love all you posts. You have a wonderful ability to use so many papers and embellishments on one project without it seeming busy or childish -- it has perfect balance. On Sept. 14th you made a card using tags and tickets and OA papers and wrinkle ribbon and fillabale frames. I could not stop looking at that card for weeks. Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration and ideas. Happy Holidays!

Anne said...

Mish, just wanted to thank you not only for your 12 days of Christmas fun and inspiration but also for your yearlong inspiration! I just discovered the world of stamping blogs this summer and your blog has always topped my list. I really don't think I can pick one idea....your inspiration of shabby, layered chicness is just the best!
Merry Christmas!!

jan said...

The bright notebooks you made the reds was fab! Thanks for sharing some great ideas! Happy Holidays!

Pam Davis said...

I love the 12 days of Christmas posts... so much inspiration. I really like your mini kits and the notepads. They are all so cute that I can't choose a favorite!
Looking forward to trying this latest recipe. I think your recipe cards are really neat too!

bonnie said...

Oh Mish....so sad it's ending, had an absolutely fabulous time with yours and Melissa's 12 days of Christmas....such fun and you two make the best creations ever!! Thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes too! Wishing you and your sweet family a truly wonderful and blessed Christmas! ;) Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

I hope I'm not too late! I love so many of your projects, It's hard to choose only one. My favorite card this year was the tag card that said "hi-ya" and I love your notepads.

Hope you have a fabulous Christmas! Looking forward to your 2011 creations.

Priscilla Heistad

Davi said...

Fabulous 12 day of lots of creativity, recipes and inspiration! It was lots of fun looking forward to each new day. Hard to pick a fav as they were all fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas

Bonnie S said...

Thanks so much for the 12 days of wonderful things to make!

Tina said...

Mish, visit your blog everyday to see what new and exciting ideas you come up with. Great job! My favorite would have to be all the notepads that you made.

Lorri Wiederkehr said...

Oh, that is a tough question to answer since they are all so good. But I would have to go with the "Grandmother's Parlor Halloween Kit" post. Very entertaining and I loved how you used those orange curlers!!!
Merry Christmas to you and your family and thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies!
Lorri W.

Anonymous said...

Love the pocket card inspiration! I will be a bit sad not to see any more '12 days' from you and Melissa this year. It has been fun seeing them pop up in my google reader :)
I'm a Cosmo Cricket-a-holic so your Mitten Weather, and Pixilicious posts were super - thanks for the giveaway chance. Hugs, Ruth x

kinderdi said...

All of the posts were great, but my favorite was Day 8: using fabric and felt. It's fun to incorporate these textures in paper projects. (I also liked the doily post. : ) Thanks for sharing all of the creativity. It's been awesome to check in for the posts from you and Melissa.

sarita said...

thank you and Mellissa for this great 12 days of christmas...lots of wonderful ideas - i have to say one of my favorites was the recipe from today - the ham and cheese sliders!! i've been trying to think of something to make to eat when my son and DIL come from oregon..well - this is one of the things i'll be making..thank you for the chance to win some of your gooides from the etsy shop.

pattyb said...

Wow...hard to pick a favorite when everything is so awesome. but tags adn notebooks come out on top. As a "collector" of all things paper realted AND recipes....your blog and Melissa's are just the best! So satisfying to my shabby little soul! Hope your Christmas and New Year are filled with many special Blessings! Thank you so much!

Heather DG said...

I just found your blog a couple months ago via papertrey - so far I'd have to say I really enjoy most of your projects, but if I have to pick one it would be your paper pockets. I also love the way you display your accessories. They always look so homey and comforting. Love the little tins and muffin tins!
Thank you so much for sharing with us - I always look forward to your posts!
Merry Christmas!!!

peg said...

I loved each and every thing you showed us, but my favorite was the heart tags you made for your daughters and put in the "clothes pin" hangers. So precious! Thanks for all your wonderful designs, giving us your time, and hope you have a blessed holiday season.

jen del muro said...

I love these sandwiches and have been making them for years!! I make mine with a little dried onion flakes on the top, too. DELISH!

Audrey said...

I love all of your work, Michelle, but my favorite of this year was the post you did on using the clear acetate and copic reinkers to make "water" in the Friendship Jars. So awesome! :)

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Thanks for 12 AWESOME days, Mish! I LOVE everything but the pockets and of course the notebooks are my favorite! Thanks for sharing your awesome self with us this Holiday Season!
I will link you to my blog!
Susan

Anonymous said...

Mish, I have really enjoyed the 12 days of Christmas ideas, lots of cute things for me to re-create! I check out your blog daily.
Merry Christmas!
Donna Harrison

Heidi said...

My favorite.... that's a hard one-your ideas are such an inspiration! So, with that said, I will say, I love your in
spiration station ideas and the kits. These have motivated me to get myself organized at times and to put together my area to inspire myself. Thanks and keep it up! You are so creative and I love it!
Happy Holidays to you and your little reds :)

Polly said...

I love the polka dottie gift cards on Nov 27..I made a few of those myself..adorable!

Maxine said...

I must agree with everyone else who listed the 12 days of Christmas as the favorite. I love all Christmas projects but you add such a antique flair to your projects; a 'old Christmas' feel to them. Thanx for all the inspiration.

David said...

Your blog is my "go-to" fav every day, and I am so thankful that you share all of your wonderfully creative projects. I keep my own "inspiration station" booklet of things I love from your blog. It's hard to pick just one favorite thing, but I really enjoyed all of your tag sale & flea market finds & how you implemented pretty cards, recipes, etc. with your finds.
Shar

Whimsey said...

I sooooo loved the valentine tin's and bookmarks you did - and your notebooks, ALWAYS love your notebooks. I've really enjoyed the recipes too!!

Grace said...

Mish,

I follow your blog every day. Today was my favorite - I always love it when you combine card making with your sewing machine!

Grace

katrynka said...

You have so many great projects!! I always love the note pads, as well as the decorated clothes pins!

Anonymous said...

I loved the vintage clothespin dresses post - so adorable. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Lisa L.

Kyla said...

I loved all of them - but I really enjoyed the thank you cards from today!

Andrea said...

There is no way I can narrow it down to one thing - so I'll narrow it down to 1 category. Recipe cards - I LOVE LOVE LOVE the homemade recipe cards and I hope to make a few during the year this year to start my sisters off with a special recipe box.

Thanks so much for all of the wonderful ideas and inspiration all year long - I really look forward to seeing your blog every day - I consider it a treat!

Merry Christmas and may God bless you and your family through this holiday season and always!

Shirlann said...

How do I choose?? All of your notebooks, bookmarks, designs using October Afternoon, and your home decor inclusions! Throughly enjoyed all 12 days of Christmas with Meliisa...you girls are uber talented and everyday was like opening a gift! I made your Make 'N Take candy cane card with a pretty paper pouch and tags with doiles for my family gifts. You are such an inspiration for creativity for all of us, as seen in all your comments everyday!
Enjoy your relaxing time with your family this holiday season!

jen said...

All of your ideas were fab- AND the recipes!!! My fave is the post with the peppermint popcorn, since I've already made some!! Thanks!

chris said...

Your blog is one I visit ofter - just about every day so it would be hard for me to pick one thing that you did all year that was my favorite. I love your recipe posts and you really finished the year with a wonderful 12 days of Christmas with Melissa. Thanks for another year of inspiration and I look forward to more in the new year. A blessed Christmas to you and 'the reds'.

Barbara DeBose said...

Day 10 was my favorite. I love the note pads you made for your girls! They were absolutely adorable!!!

shari walker said...

Love all the tags but day 3 was my absolute fav...Merry christmas

Rosie Lilya said...

If I HAVE to pick just one, I would have to say I love the way you have used the bags as envelopes. They are adorable!

Lynn said...

there were so many inspiring projects but I think the notepads are my favorite! The cards sets are always super cute too. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

sewingseedscraftylife said...

I loved the 12 days...so much inspiration. I hope I'm not too late for the drawing. Patty

sewingseedscraftylife said...

I loved the 12 days...so much inspiration. I hope I'm not too late for the drawing. Patty

Kelly said...

I loved your 12 Days, Mish! The projects were beautiful and your talent is amazing. I also really enjoyed the recipes you selected. Thanks for all the inspiration! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Tami said...

I love each and every project Michelle. Your blog is beautiful and you are so talented. Happy holidays.

Michelle said...

The 12th Day of the 12 Days of Christmas is my favorite, I love the colors!

Michelle Hotchkiss
jovian7@hotmail.com

Dana said...

Loved the holiday planners....and everything else!

Shirlann said...

http://www.laundryroomstudio.ca/blog/files/homemade_gifts.php
Thanks for your inspirations!

Shirlann said...

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ori-jen-alchaos said...

To many wonderful things for the year, but here are some recent ones!
Day 5 Hot Cocoa Tray-because I have one sitting in the basement collecting dust. Day 6-because I love love love buttons! And last but not least Day 12's Ham Sliders, they look mouth watering!

Thanks for all your wonderful, creative posts! I know it's alot of work, I love checking your blog everyday to see what your up to!

Thanks again and have a wonderful Christmas!
Jen Watkins
Wellington, MO

Paulette said...

I just found your blog in the last few days and you girls seem to have such fun and how nice of you to share your favorite recipes. We all get stuck on what to fix for dinner or just for fun. Merry Christmas! I look forward to a new year of fun visiting your blog.

CathyB said...

I have loved every single one of them, but my favorite this year, was the one-sheet wonder bookmarks made with the Valentine papers. So quick, easy and lovely! Thanks for sharing all of your ideas. Merry Christmas!

Jayne said...

Wow, this is just too hard to pick! I have loved the 12 days of Christmas and also the bookmarks that you did. Thanks for all that you do!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I loved each and every notepad you made! I've made quite a few since because I was so inspired! I also love how you set up your seasonal supplies in pretty tins and baskets and your cute place settings.

Gaby Santiago said...

Mish, I love to visit your blog everyday and I enjoyed this 12 days of Christmas a lot! I think all of the projects are great and it's really hard to choose a favorite one but the thank you cards are my favorite ones. You have really good taste when choosing colors and designs.

Cards plus fabulous recipes make your blog a wonderful way to begin my day!
Thank you for this year and have a wonderful time with your family!!

Lisa V. said...

Thank you for the 12 days of Christmas. I have enjoyed all of the ideas and recipes. I was checking my computer everyday to see what was new.
Enjoy a nice, peaceful holiday with your family. Merry Christmas!

Kristin said...

(I have NO idea if you will see this comment, but *I* wanted to write it!) Mish, thank you SO much for this idea! I wrote you a thank you in my blog post here tonight http://kristinshappy.blogspot.com/2011/01/thank-you-notes.html
(and of course, gave you credit!!)... what you don't realize is how special it is to me now to send my kid's handwriting to my dad and stepmom and my dh's parents. I lost my mom (who I had cared for in our home for the last 5 years) in October. She LOVED things like this. To see their handwriting. She was a kinder teacher for 30 yrs. It just touched something in me and made me know I could give some of what she loved of her grandchildren to the grandparents that have never lived in our home. Thank you!!

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