Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Winter Wonderland ...


Whew ... finally a few minutes to sit down and post a blog.  Life has been a whirlwind of emotional challenges to say the least.  We are experiencing some very serious concerns with one of our children and have been called into several 'emergency team meetings'.  I feel my confidence as a parent and as a psychology major are being challenged to the very core.  I have been in a very serious depression - yes, I'm sure the holiday season added to the bulk of things has had an impact.    The craft fair went pretty well and though my items were priced very low I actually made a profit!  I made a bunch of these cute little 'Maple Boxes' for my sister in Virginia and filled them with pure Vermont maple candies!  I thought that they were perfect for her.  I wanted to share my 'big seller' at the craft fair.  I found a stash of these boxes that SU sold years ago before the dies evolved.  I stamped on them with white craft ink and added a tag to them.  Originally I filled them with Xmas candy.  However, I was across from a Lia Sophia booth where a lady was selling all of her inventory at discounted prices.  I overheard a comment from someone who made a purchase that she wished the jewelry came in boxes.  I opened these boxes and emptied out the candy and voila - cute little jewelry gift boxes!  They were an instant hit!  Thanks for stopping by.  I'm off to blog hop before curling up with a novel (yes a novel and not a text book!!  The semester has ended and I have a month off!)
Blessings,
    ~Samie

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Woohoo to you for making a profit!!
SO sorry about your child problems...hang in there!

Sarah said...

P.S. I LOVE your boxes...sooo cute.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

these are adorable creations, your designs are fantastic....have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

Val said...

Her sister in Virginia LOVED the boxes and maple candy...as well as the AMAZING cards and other goodies that arrived on her doorstep earlier this week. :-)

12 days and a wake-up, Sambo! Can't wait to see you! I know things have been rough. I'm hoping a little sister time will help...

Love & hugs,
The Sister in VA

DeStampin'Corner said...

cute little boxes and glad you did well in your craft fair!