Tuesday, December 21, 2010

On the 1st day of Christmas...{LAST GIVEAWAY!!}

my true love gave to me
a big ole box of random stuff!
{sing it with me!}
{aka a flat rate box full of an SEI paper pack, a couple of mini albums, some clear stamps, chipboard embellishments, ribbon, a copy of Simply Handmade, some Doodlebug paper & stickers, and some other random stuff}
Leave a comment telling me if you are giving any presents this year that you are really excited about the recipient opening!
{ok don't laugh but Lee has been looking forever for a round, metal Alabama trash can for his office. like for months he has been looking everywhere for one. well i found one online! i think he is going to be so surprised that i remembered! yes, yes, i am psyched about giving my husband a trash can. ha! if you see him before Saturday, you better not ruin the surprise!}
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I will draw a winner on the 23rd and get this prize out to a lucky winner!
In fact you have until the end of the day on the 22nd (that's tomorrow!) to enter all of the previous giveaways!!
And don't forget to check out the great giveaways these girls have going on too:
Christine
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YAY!!
This has been fun!!
Merry Christmas!
:)
gretchen

52 comments:

jennj42 said...

I am looking forward to giving the game Cooties to my little cousin Cora. She loves to play the game when we keep her, and has asked for it several times.

Katey said...

i cannot wait for all the grandparents to open their gifts bc i ordered photo blankets from SNAPFISH with old photos of when the grandkids were little with them! they will cry!

Heather DG said...

Awwww, loving the responses so far...will have to come back and read the rest that come in.

Sadly, mine is a sock monkey I started for my hubby...ahem...over a year ago. In my lazy defense, I was done with it then he said it needed a beard (it's a Willie Nelson look alike...sad I know). So I have been putting it off forever because I couldn't figure out how to put the beard on. So now I will no longer have to hear "where's my willie monkey" (because that just sounds wrong).

Heather DG said...

Oops - also wanted to say a big THANK YOU Gretchen!! It has been a lot of fun to play along for 12 days of merriment and good questions - I've enjoyed reading everybody's answers!
Hope that you and Lee have a fantastic & blessed Christmas! Will look forward to seeing it scrapped :)

Louise Dubord said...

This year is different. Because my favorite SIL has breast cancer, I have decided to make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of presents to adults.

K13 said...

I'm looking forward to giving my mom a little hot pink cosmetic bag with her initials embroidered on it. she is traveling to FL on 12.30 for one month, so she'll definitely be able to use it!!

Luv2talk said...

One is not even my gift to give, but I'm the creator of the gift. Our friends' daughter recently got engaged to a college football player. This was his first year with actual field time. He even caught a touchdown pass! I was handed a bunch of newspaper clippings and about 100 pictures and asked if I would put together an album for him. (Oh yea, she handed me all this stuff DEC.8th!)
Anyway, if I do say so myself, I feel I really outdid myself. I finished the album and they've already seen it. They said it brought tears to their eyes. (They must've been tears from laughing cuz I had a few jokester type titles in there.)
I can't wait til they give it to him at Christmas.
We bought some cool things for our own kids, but nothing has me as excited as COLBY opening his COLLEGE FOOTBALL ALBUM.

Patricia said...

I'm looking forward to my brother in law getting some baked bread I made him. He really enjoys it and I haven't made it in a long while. Thanks for the chance!

Denise said...

Yesterday I mailed my Mom a framed picture that I took a couple of weeks ago when I visited her. It was of my Mom and her friend Teresa, standing by her beautifully decorated tree. My Mom is 88 and her friend is a bit older. Teresa recently moved to another town, about a half hour away from where my Mom lives, so they don't see each other as often as they used to.
DeniseB

susanv said...

I am looking forward to seeing my inlaws open this awesome coffee pot we got them.

Heather V said...

My "little" (aka way taller than me) brother loves It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, so I got him a t-shirt that really looks like it's from the bar on the show. He's going to LOVE it! Can't wait for Christmas Day!

Amy said...

hmmm. this is hard one! Other than watching my son open his gifts (which is always the most fun!) I think that I am most excited to see my inlaws open their new digital camera... not sure that they will know how to use it, but it will still be fun ;)

Lucy said...

This has been so much fun!!! I really enjoy reading the comments and the questions you came up with. I'm looking forward to my 3-year old niece opening the Lincoln Logs I bought her. They were a favorite of mine when I was a kid, so even if she doesn't like them (which I know she will), I'll have fun! I also ordered calendars for family members from Shutterfly and love the reactions when they look at them. Thanks for all the hard work and thought you put into this.

Nitasha said...

I'm excited to see my 8yoa son open all of his nerf guns and accessories this year. He has been obsessed with all things Nerf for the past few months and even watches Nerf "war" videos on youtube! I can't laugh at him too much, because I have the same level of obsession about all things scrappy! LOL! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Scrapbookdoll said...

yeah, i'm looking forward to see my sons face that i bought him a lego starwars book in dutch, he had seen it in a shop 2 weeks ago and in french, but he didn't care he wanted it, so we told him if he was a good boy we would come back and buy it for him at the end of december.
what he didn't know was i already had it as a christmas present :-))))and in the right language
happy holidays
marie-anne

Kay said...

Ohhh, I love boxes full of Randome goodies!!!! YES, I am VERY excited about my kids opening their presents this year.

Michele said...

I am so excited about giving my almost 7 year old niece a Bella Scooter. She has been wanting one for years and I found a fabulous second hand one that she's going to love.
My hubby is getting a new HD TV that he has NO IDEA about!!! Can't wait to surprise him!!!
Kayleigh is getting a doll house she has been asking for for months. She's going to love it!
This is going to be a fabulous Christmas!!!!!!

Susan Pond said...

The best present this year is the Bella scooter that I'm giving my 6 year old granddaughter, Tressie. She's going to love it!!!

Shannon Hager said...

I can't wait for my youngest son to open his present. He LOVES the Bigfoot Monster. My mom luckily found it for $50 instead of the crazy $99! He is going to be so excited!

rhonda said...

Thanks for the giveaways this has been fun for me too! My daughter loves Jack Skeleton and I am not fond of him but come Christmas she will be shocked because she will be getting ALOT of things with him on them. I had to remember this is about what she wants and not about me liking it!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I am looking forward to seeing our sons receiving their big present: an Express Coat for Steven (he has hinted about this for months!) and a Kinect for Tommy.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I am looking forward to seeing our sons receiving their big present: an Express Coat for Steven (he has hinted about this for months!) and a Kinect for Tommy.

Barb said...

Surprised my husband with a tool box...big red Craftsman one! He was speechless. Too big to hide, so he got it on Sunday, but worth the reaction.

Linh C. said...

So, Lee doesn't read your blog? Shocking!

I can't wait to see my daughter's face when she gets her first Vera Bradley bag, and in the pattern that she wants and not a discontinued pattern that I got because it was on sale.

Gretchen Krisher said...

I have handmade almost every single one of the gifts I'm giving this year, and last night I was freaking out a little bit about if they are good enough. (My husband, the awesome person he is assured me that yes, all of the stuff I've made is great.) So, I really, really, really hope everyone appreciates all of the time and creative effort I've put into everything this year. Just because my husband and I barely have two pennies to scrape together this year doesn't mean I can't get creative and make some wonderful things for the family. I hope everyone loves their stuff!

Carla said...

Looking forward to giving my daughter her IPod she has wanted one for years.

MomofFourChippets said...

Awesome! So fun!

Stephanie Eaken said...

I am excited to give my mom a white Christmas tree. She said she has always wanted one & I think she'll be so surprised to receive it!!

Ronda said...

I have a beautiful black diamond necklace to give my mother and some special toys for my children. I can not wait.

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Sandy Ang said...

I sent these (http://angsandy.blogspot.com/2010/12/tropical-angels.html) angels to my cousin in the US.
A reminder of sunny, little Singapore where we will be having a lush and tropical Christmas. Think it'll be a nice addition to their tree.

ScrapbookMary said...

We bought our granddaughters a red Wii....they have been wanting a Wii forever and we finally splurged and bought one for them. We can't wait to hear their excitement! Merry Christmas! Mary

annachinlai said...

I painted fleur de lis on vintage slates for wall hangings for my family and friends. We are big New Orleans Saints fans.

Tracy said...

I am super excited about my Mom's gift. She is from PA, and they have this awesome molasses. I finally found a bottle here in Bham!!! I know this will make her Christmas b/c she couldn't bring any back with her when she went to PA this fall!

Joan V said...

My son is so hard to shop for, but I found some coasters that you put photo's in for my 22 yr old son. The pictures are of his fun time fishing. I can't wait to see his face that I thought long and hard to find something different and just for him.

Tina said...

Don't laugh, but we still have (it is in J's room) Craig's round metal MSU garbage can from when he was a child!

I always look forward to Christmas morning! Seeing their faces when they see that Santa stopped by is PRICELESS!

jennifer h. said...

I got my sweet cousin a necklace hand-stamped with the words 'A NEW SONG' (in reference to
Psalm 40:1-3). She has had a bit of a difficult year and I am hoping it will lift her spirits.

Paige said...

I can't wait to see Walt open his main gift....it's a Leapster Explorer thing a ma jig!

Wendy aka Bling Queen said...

I have to tell you that is great. I have an ipod touch for my daughter and I think she will be pretty excited to get it.

SavannaLea said...

The one I am most excited about has already been opened, we ordered my FIL a new lens for his camera (for my MIL to give) and I ordered one for my hubby and he was totally shocked when he opened the box.. I let him have early so he could try it out :)

Rachel said...

I'm very excited to give my mother a pair of gloves that I have knitted. I worked very hard on them and they are beautiful http://ravel.me/happay/q14yc
Plus, I just can't believe I got them done in time for Christmas!

CJ said...

I got my granddaughter the bitty twins and starter kit from American Girl that she's been wanting. She's going to love it so much that I began to worry about "out-shining" Santa. So we did a little switcharoo, and now I'll be giving her something -- I don't even know what yet -- from their Santa stash. I can't wait to hear the excitement in her voice when she calls Christmas morning with the big news!

mary h. said...

Probably the American Girl dolls Santa got for the girls.
*There is nothing that I can give J that would top the gift his uncle gave him...a Daniel Moore print of the 2010BCS game.Not even gonna try.(Think they are going to try to turn Mr.Man into one of you.:( ) Btw, my 2011 one is gonna look fantastic hanging right beside it.:D

marianne-g said...

Nothing exciting for Christmas but my daughter's 50th birthday is coming up and she has been drooling over a ring and never thinks she would get it in a million years but we all went together and bought it for her.

owliecupcake said...

I already gave the gifts I was most excited about. We are taking the 3 kids, my mom, and mother in law to Disney next month. I can't wait!!

Deana said...

This is my daughter's first Santa visit and she is getting a kitchen to play in! Can't wait!

michelestamps2 said...

I always love to watch my girls open all their gifts. they are always excited and appreciative about whatever they receive

Brianna said...

I am excited for our parents to open a special envelope! Shhh...I took a picture of a bun in the oven and sent it to them! So fun! (it's very early though so only telling them) :)

Jenn said...

We got our daughter a laptop this year! Can't wait for her to open it!! :)

jenney said...

I'm super excited about Dylan opening his Nintendo DS XL. He's been wanting one for a while and I'm hoping this will get him off my iPod Touch! =)

Lee-Ellen said...

my son is getting an ipod touch and we've been telling him for months that we think he's too young for one and there is no way he's getting one. he tried to talk grandma in to it and everything lol. well, there is one under the tree with his name on it ;) he will be sooo excited, i can't wait to see the look on his face. its so fun being a sneaky parent lol

Elizabeth Bailey said...

I'm excited about the dolls that I got for one of the grandmothers to give my girls. They will be a fun surprise.

gocanucksgo said...

Thanks for doing all these amazing giveaways. I made these cute crystal penguins this year so I can't wait to see people's reactions. Keep up the great work =)