Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Holidays!

What a great response to the funky Christmas Tree!  I wish I had of thought of it sooner than Friday at 1pm so we all could have made one this Christmas.  We already have a list of names to contact when the kit becomes available next year.  If you would like to be on that list, just send us an email that says, "put me on the list" and we will.  When the kit becomes available we will send a reminder email.
Once again, great comments from all...I really loved this one from our friend gypsy magpie: 
Oh my gosh! I am still squealing with delight over this project... GOTTA have it. Sunday dinner plans have been shelved for the moment- I have to go start digging in my stash to see what I've got to play with. Thank you for this darling tree along with all the great posts during the past week. It's been so much fun to read everyone's stories- some made me laugh, some made me cry, but all made me happy that it's Christmastime once again.  
I love that last line.  She PERFECTLY sums up what this week has been all about, the stories.
Well on to our very last drawing of the year.  (Insert drum roll)
 Congratulations!
The winner of Day 7 of the 7 Days of Giveaways is...

Powers Fam has left a new comment on your post "Day 7 - Oh, Christmas Tree...":
 I couldn't stop looking at all the ornaments! Love, love, love all the details on each one. I love the tree idea and that it is something that you can use all year. 

What do I want for Christmas? A watch! Then I would be less likely to be sucked into my phone every time I check the time. :)
Merry Christmas!

 Powers Fam please email me at paula@2gypsygirls.com to claim your prize!  
You have 24 hours or it goes back in the pot!

I finally came up with a Christmas Card for this year.  Still totally inspired by the paper Leslie sent me as you can see (I'm in debt to her!)  I know I mentioned this yesterday about cutting the words from old books to make a piece more personal.  These worked out so very good.  I did scan the words so I can make more than one of the same card. 
I do think 7gypsies needs to make the tiny red oval labels!
The inside of the card has a copy of a little etching.  I have a very nice friend, Carol that travel to Europe a couple of times a year.  Last week she brought me a large envelope of paper items to scan.  This etching was one of them.  I copied it on better white paper and inked it.  I think it looks quite perfect and the words...I ran across in an old educational primer.  The number tape is from Cavallini.
(click on photo to make larger)

Well, that's the end of 7 Days of Giveaways!  It was a lot of work to do this, but it sure was fun.  Maybe next year I will be more prepared and have something done more than I few hours before I have to post it.  I do know I should decorate my tree (and my house) before the 7 days starts!
Have a great Holiday everyone, see you next week!   
Cheers! - paula

38 comments:

  1. So darn cute! Enjoy your time off. Merrry Christmas.

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  2. Congratulations to all the winners!! And what a beautiful Christmas card!! Merry Christmas!

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  3. Thanks for the fun! Am I on your Christmas card list?? Love that card!!
    Merry Christmas,
    Ann

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  4. Great job guys! I truly enjoyed and looked forward to each post and wishing I could be the lucky one. Love your xmas card too - outstanding! Happy Holidays!

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  5. Paula,
    Michelle Ward just did a story about the 11th hour person and you and I are that as well. I have realized that Christmas is so stressful because I have os many things I want to do but I have a hard time getting started and then I am non-stop busy. IF I started earlier it would help but I need that time pressure to get creative.

    Love the card.

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  6. Love the card! Thank you all so much for sharing your creations with us. It's been so much fun checking in everyday for some inspiration!! Merry Christmas!!!

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  7. I wasn't among the winners of the prizes, but it was a joy to visit each day and see new products and what you had in store.

    It pains me to say I love your "vintage" Christmas card because one of my first "big girl" jobs was working with ledgers very much like that! Still, the card is very much my style. The extra touches really make it special. Enjoy the rest of the holidays. I'm going to look up Michelle Ward (mentioned by Danee) because I'm very much a last minute person, too. I guess it came from all that last minute cramming in college. I'd like to change, but don't see it happening any time soon. There are ony so many hours in the day, aren't there? If it's important, it will get done -- maybe just not today.

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  8. Congrats to all the winners. But truly, we're all winners because of all the inspiration we get when we come here throughout the year.

    Merry Christmas, Gypsies!

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  9. Thank you for all the time, work and giving of "candy" you have done for these very special 7 Days~ I am not done taking it all in yet...need to sketch ideas for my tree like you shared yesterday!
    Congrats to ALL the winners!
    Love your card, BTW...and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  10. What fun this has been! Merry Christmas everyone.

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  11. Congrats to the winner - I am jealous :) Darling picture Paula! Thanks for all the great giveaways this past week.

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  12. This card is really gorgeous. Lee x

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  13. I enjoyed each and every day! Thanks for the holiday inspiration and Merry Christmas!!!

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  14. Thank you Paula and Deb! I can't wait to get working on the the tree. Seeing your Christmas card almost makes me want to scrap the photo card I put together. I'll just put it on the list for next year. Thank you again for all the fun giveaways and have a Merry Christmas!

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  15. I just came across your blog (link from Tim Holt). I LOOOOOOOVE all your great little ideas and am going to be writing these down for next year. Thanks for the FABULOUS projects for next year. I know the draws are over but I wanted to tell you how much I love all the ideas. Thanks for sharing and Merry christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  16. That is an adorable card! TFS. It has been a really fund days., thanx so much!

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  17. thanks for sharing this week with us! love all the projects you made - especially the last tree.. so sweet..

    happy holidays!

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  18. Very creative and unique christmas card.
    Merry christmas to you and your families. Have a wonderful holidays!

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  19. Truly, all those projects rocked!
    Andra

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  20. thanks so much for all the fun inspiration.
    Merry Christmas!

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  21. What a cute blog you have, I am now your newest follower.

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  22. Thanks so much for being so generous and sharing your creativity. It is such a treat to be able to see how you use all of your good junk. You`re both such an inspiration.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  23. Your card is wonderful!! Congrats to the lucky!!

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  24. Your card is great! And yes 7 Gypsys should make all sizes of the red labels you always are using!!

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  25. This has been so fun! So glad Tim sent me over here! Merry Christmas!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  26. This has been great! I loved seeing your ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Merry Christmas Debbie & Paula! You have made this past week super enjoyable with your creativity and fun.. thanks! Lynn B

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  28. Love the card and enjoyed all the projects! Thanks :)

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  29. Thanks for sharing your week and creativity with us. your ideas ROCK! Enjoy Christmas with your family and will see you back after the holidays!!!!

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  30. Such pretty card Paula. That paper is fabulous! Thanks for 7 days of lovely ideas and inspirations!

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  31. Merry Christmas, everyone and congrats to the winners! Thanks for another great year of all things gypsy, Paula and Deb!

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  32. Thanks for all your time and energy spent on these projects for us! Made the season even more 'getthroughable' for me!

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  33. Your 7 days of christmas was so beautiful. Have a lovely break and a wonderful christmas.

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  34. So simple. So AWESOME! Love all that you do. Have a great Christmas!

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  35. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Thank you for all the great ideas and sharing them with us. Love LOve Love this site.
    CHeryl

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