10.20.2008

Candy...Who Could Argue With That?

First of all, thanks to all of you for your advice on my scrapbooking dilemmas.  It was fun to read them throughout the weekend.  I got some really great ideas on how to get motivated, and I also got a gracious comment reminding me that I am a good mama, and that making the perfect baby book is not going to make or break that.  Phew!  

I think I've decided to push through and make a baby book for my kids, but when that is done I might just revert to plain old albums or perhaps an online scrapbook (such as what Shutterfly or Scrapblog offers).  Thanks again for your help...and I will keep you posted as to my progress!  (A little preview: my husband is going out of town in a few weeks and it might be the perfect time to spread out all my stuff and get started!)

In other news, my 15-year-old cousin just had a birthday.  Teenage girls are hard to buy for, don't you think?  I am so not in touch with what is "cool" these days!

Remember a few weeks ago I showed you a gift I gave to my sister and her husband for their anniversary?  Here is another version of the same idea:

Any teenager loves candy, right?  I picked up this little pot for a few dollars on clearance, and stashed it away for the right time.  It is a fun lime green color, so cute!  I used rub-on letters to spell out her name, and just glue gunned a ribbon around it.  I figured when the candy was gone, Holly can use this for her jewelry, hair ribbons, or even for pencils on her desk.

This is another little gift that was super-easy to make, and (hopefully) more unique than what I got her brother a few months ago...a Target gift card!


46 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

Very cute...I love anything green, black, vinyl letters and "sugary"...my kind of gift!
-Sandy toes

Jodee Leader said...

That turned out so cute! I love the green and black together!

Wendy said...

You're a creative lady...candy is always appreciated ;-)

Ginette said...

Great idea.I always put away little gems when I find them and I love to scrapbook so finding something to decorate a container should be easy. Thanks for sharing!

Jboo said...

Super good idea!! What a perfect gift for a teen or anyone! Have a great week!

Janet

Davene said...

I agree--that's a fantastic gift! Anything personalized is extra special. :)

the undomesticated wife said...

Love personalized gifts! I am sure she will too!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love that color! The rub on letters make all the difference!

The Golf Widow said...

She will love it! Love the green too! What a great Aunt!

Ms. Tee said...

Very cute :) I've learned that it doesn't matter what age - they ALWAYS love candy!

Heidi Boos said...

Very cute! She will love it. I really like the simplicity of it, but how much it stands out because of that. I would definitely want one of these!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Yep, yep, yep...coming from a mom of teens....she's LOVE IT!!!

Inspired Kara said...

SO cute! She can use that little pot in her room for so many things!!!

jennykate77 said...

This is super cute! I'm defintely going to have to get some rub-on letters and go to work on a few things! Great idea!

Thanks for sharing!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Very, Very cute! I'm sure she'll love it :)! What girl doesn't love some candy!! Great idea

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love it-and gonna steal it! I have 13 neices and nephews, and I am tired of doing Target gift cards, or money-What a great idea for teens!!!

Angie said...

So cute! I love this idea, I agree teenagers are so hard to buy for!

Rebecca Taylor said...

You are so creative!!

duchess said...

Very cute idea.

You have a gift over at my place - stop by & pick it up.

AndreaLeigh said...

That is adorable! I'm stashing these ideas away for a later date. I wish I had seen that last week... what a cute idea for boss's day!

Meg said...

Who wouldn't LOVE to get that gift!?!? That is so creative and cute!

Lisa said...

ADORABLE! I'm sure your cousin is going to LOVE it!!! Great job! : )

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Great idea! Man, you rock! I need to find those rub on letters!

Rebeckah said...

Very sweet! That is my most favorite color : )! I want to paint my kitchen that color, but I am getting resistance from my super nice husband... Hmmmmmmmmm.

Inspired Kara said...

Carrie-

Thank you SOOOO much for reminding me that it was your blog I saw the wedding invite gift on. I could not remember for the life of me!!!

It was such a wonderful idea. Thank you so much!

I updated my blog to link to yours ;)

Lacy said...

Love the pot so much and am so glad you are going to pull through the scrap-booking funk....I wish I lived around the corner...I could come see them in person....tee hee!

Busy Bee said...

That is so darling! I would never even think about doing something so cute! You have such a creative mind! I love candy...I am sure she will love it. Don't feel bad about the Target gift card--that is very fun also! Thanks for visiting my blog over the weekend!
Stephanie

The Graves' House said...

how cute! i think all teenagers love anything with their name on it. (well, who doesn't?) it turned out great.
blessings,
nicole

Rue said...

Hi Carrie :)

That is really cute and I know my daughter would love it. Heck, I'd love it ;)

rue

Jo said...

What a cute gift filled with goodies! My daughter is 16 and she would love something like that.

Jo

The Arthur Clan said...

Very cute...I'll bet she'll love it!

I did something similar for teacher's gifts one year ~ but I filled it with a movie gift card, microwave popcorn, candy treats, etc. They loved it!

Angie in OH

Eloise said...

I'm quite a few years removed from a teenager, but I would love that gift! I'm sure your niece will be thrilled.

Eloise said...

With age comes short-term memory loss... of course I meant your COUSIN and not your niece.

AJ said...

I didn't think to mention earlier that Archiver's has page protectors that are divided so you can stick in pictures like a regular photo album. You can include those in with regular scrapbook page protectors. The idea is that you don't have to "scrap" every picture just maybe certain photos, and they can all be included in the same album. Hope that makes sense. I could always email you a picture of mine. It does make scrapbooking easier.
Love how your gift bucket turned out. I like giving gift cards that way!

Shannon said...

So cute! And I don't think it is just teenagers that like candy! :)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

That is so cute...I love it...and so will your cousin!

Have a good night!

Lisa

Kim said...

Ok I love this too. Where do you get your letters?
kim@ticklishmermaids.com

Tara said...

Okay...that's just too cute! What a great idea! Where do i find the rub on letters?? is that a scrapbook thing...maybe Target??

Lisa & Gerald said...

Looks great Carrie!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Yet another cute idea! Jackie

Carol VR said...

Hey, I'd love that eve at my age!!!!

Betsy said...

I am such a candy addict! I would LOVE that gift.

AndreaLeigh said...

Thanks for the compliment on the new blog look, Carrie! It isn't quite a cute as yours but it will do. ;)

tidymom said...

What a cute teen gift idea - I have some nieces and nephews that we're no longer doing gifts for at Christmas, but I'd still like to get them a little something - years ago when they were all little we'd give them a stocking full of candy - so this would really be a cute idea!

.....now I'm on the look out for cute pots!

~tidymom

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

HI THERE CUTE BLOG I SAW YOU ON DANIELLAS BLOG, AND WANTED TO SAY HI, CHECK MY BLOG I WAS CRAFTY AND MADE A BUCKET FOR MY DAUGHTER AS WELL HER THEME IS MICKY THAT WAS SO CUTE HOW YOU DID YOU AND I BET YOU HAD FUN DOING IT WITH LOVE. I SURE LIKE TO STOP BY IF THATS ALRIGHT WITH U :)) MICHELLE

Our Complete Family said...

Very neat-o! She will LOVE it!