December 13, 2010

The Best Gift Ever!

I love designing the smaller 8” x 8” albums.  Because of their small size a regular 4” x 6” photo takes up most of the space on the page and the album becomes really picture focused.  There is nothing better than being wowed by the photos.  This is an 8” x 8” album I am designing for my sister as a Christmas gift for her mother-in-law.  I chose to go with all glossy photos and picked three main colors (pink, tan and white).  The glossy photos really glitz it up a bit and the ribbon adds softness and texture.  I am seriously in love with it and I know that it will be such a memorable gift!  Contact us now for pricing info and to get your album created today.  Finally you can be the perfect gift giver.


December 8, 2010

Favorite Holiday Films

There is nothing better than a classic holiday flick to help you get into the spirit of Christmas.  I thought I’d share some of my favorites because you must enjoy them too.

The Holiday – This film has recently become one of my favorites, I think it is the contrast of Christmas in LA and Christmas in England.  I also love the relationship between Kate Winslet and the old man next door – he’s charming. 
The Family Man – We quote this movie in our family.  It is, just like it says in the picture, hilarious; Nicholas Cage really nails it. 
Meet Me In St. Louis – This isn’t really a “Christmas” film but for some reason I watched it every year growing up and I just love it.  I mean you can’t beat Judy Garland singing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” in a red velvet dress – perfection!

December 6, 2010

Card Gift (not gift card!)

One of my friends is designing cards and giving them as a gift to her mom.  I thought it was such a cool idea and saves you some major dough (although it may take some time).  She is making birthday, get well, thinking of you, wedding cards etc. and putting them together in a card box.  All next year her mom won’t have to buy another card, she can take these beautiful handmade creations and write her thoughts and give them away.  So if you’re feeling crafty, put together a really fun gift for someone you love.  I am not much of a card maker myself but here are some fun designs I put together.

December 1, 2010

Peppermint Bark – William Sonoma

I die for this peppermint bark!  Literally, I die for it.  Okay not literally but it’s basically that good.  It has become a Christmas season staple and I just can’t face the stress of the holidays without this amazing mix of dark chocolate, white chocolate and peppermint.  Perfection!