Sunday, December 13, 2009

Peace and Joy

Happy Sunday!

I spent the entire day, yesterday, partying. I had two Holiday parties to attend and we played White Elephant games at each.

Here is what I made for them...

The first party was with some scrapbooking friends.

Amongst other fun festivities, we had a pop quiz.... Christmas Trivia. Out of 20 (I think) questions, plus a bonus, I only got 8 right! Pathetic isn't it? Can you name all the of the children from the Sound of Music?! I couldn't.

The second was with the Texas Bellas. Shea and Debbie hosted in their amazing, renovated church. Seriously AMAZING!

They had an ornament project for us to do. Lots of fun! And it was so lovely to get to see so many Bella friends again.

Have a beautiful day!


natalea said...

Alisa! these are GORGEOUS!!
xo natalea

Outofmymind said...

Did you hear me gasp when I saw these?!? They are SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!! Now I want to make one and I have to wait till my next paycheck. AAAGGGHHH!!! Thank you so much for sharing, and inspiring! Kelli Hansen

Lori said...

the only name i can think of right now is, that IS pathetic...i have seen that movie a million times...the boxes you made are so sweet Alisa!!!

TinyBear said...

ooohhhh - those boxes are SOOOOOOO beautiful Alisa. Haven´t seen anything that pretty. You are so talented - lucky those who got one.
Sounds like you had a lot of fun
Have a wonderful week too
~ Tina

Anonymous said...

Alisa, they're beautiful!!! What is all that sparkly "fluff" on top???
So pretty! But everything you make is lovely!

Gail said...

They are absolutely GORGEOUS! I've enjoyed your blog and signed up to be a follower.


These boxes are beautiful ~ bet the recepients are most appreciative! Sounds like a fun day, glad you are doing well! ~ Angela

Allie said...

Those boxes don't look anything like what I've gotten in the past at White Elephant gift exchanges! They are BEAUTIFUL!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful Saturday. If you ever decide to have a class, please let me know because I'm SO going to attend!!!

tina said...

WOW! That's all I can say! What absolutely blessed recipients. XOXO Tina

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Alisa. I was just at Diane Knott's Musings where she posted about your blog. I'm so glad she did. This are so beautiful! They take my breath away. How wonderfully creative you are. These should be headed straight to a magazine.

Merry Christmas & Hugs...Tracy :)

gina g said...

Why, oh why could I not live closer??!! they are beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

Well the gals that got your gifts were the luckiest girls in Texas yesterday!! Simply glorious!! Love how you did the trees. So much of what we do we learned in Kindergarten- that is when i learned to make that type of tree. i ahd totally forgotten till I saw your stunning examples!!! Love your work!!

texasdaisey said...

Your boxes are so beautiful. I love every detail. I oooohed and ahhhhhed thru the entire post. Great job.

A Nest With A View said...

Uhh, yeah, I got a magnifying mirror and some penis shaped pasta. I went to the wrong party.

campsusie said...

It was so nice to see you yesterday! Man, oh man, was I so disappointed when Miss Stacy stole your wonderful gift from me, but so thrilled when Lisa stole it from her! Lisa lives so close, I know I'll get to see it again soon and truly, it will look fabulous amidst her little collection of frosted treaures!
All the best,

Debe said...

OK, you are now in another league! The embroidery swap at SB was incredible. Now you post your newest endeavor. Then those boxes! Girl, you are one talented lady. I am in awe. Glad I had you in my mum swap or I might not have found your blog. So glad I did. WoW!

Margaret said...

These are divine Alisa!! you're so talented, what amazing gifts for your friends Mx

Mary Wadsworth said...

Wow! So,so pretty!!!

Charlene said...

OH SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE! You did a great job. Is there ever enough time to make all the goodies you want to? Love what you did for the box. Thanks for sharing. I would have loved to see Shea's church. I heard about it. Did you take photo's? Hugs Charlene

the wild raspberry said...

those are the best white elephant gifts i've ever seen!
so lovely alisa~
have a great night~

Sandy Michelle said...

OOOO they are gorgeous!! Did you make the little trees yourself? Your friends must be over the moon! Thanks for Lucas' birthday wishes!

Sandy xox

Marianne@Songbird said...

Those packages look so beautiful. I bet they where the hit of the party. Oh and I know one of the boys was called Hans and a the older girl was Lisl.
Love your new profile picture! Very mysterious.

Brandy Faulkner said...

I LOVE LOVE those boxes! They are just Gorgeous!


KarenB said...

I just found you somehow through Theresa's e-zine. The paper wreath was my most favorite project. I love how you incorporated it in your decorating. Very nice. I also love how your boxes turned out. I just bought some little birds like that from Target. Might they be the same little birds? The recipients HAD to love them!

Karen @ Elderberry Street