The elves at WCS have been busy searching for 25 terrific gifts for scrapbookers, photographers, or any creative soul! Enjoy!
1. Camera Strap Buddy from Photojojo, $15.00 2. Through the Lens necklace by Lisa Leonard Designs, $54.00 3. Camera pencil sharpener from Urban Outfitters, $12.00 4. Flickr Pro annual membership, $24.95 5. Yesterday & Today workshop by Ali Edwards for Big Picture Classes, $99 6. Studio Calico kit subscription, $29.50/month 7. any pen from Jet Pens—there's one sure to be the pen for you, under $5 8. Smile letterpress print from Roll and Tumble Press, $20 9. Caught on Camera tape dispenser at ModCloth, $21.99. 10. The Parent's Field Guide to Life from Uncommon Goods, $34.00 11. gift card to CharityChoice, any amount 12. vintage camera album at Fred Flare, $14
13. camera pins by Emily Ryan Lerner for Buy Olympia, $4.00 14. Camera Display Panel t-shirt at Cafe Press, $27.50 15. Gratitude journal at Chronicle books, $14.95 16. Subscription to Ancestry.com, price determined by subscription length 17. Stickr vinyl corners from BUTCH & harold, $8.95 18. Expressive Photography: The Shutter Sisters' Guide To Shooting From the Heart edited by Tracey Clark, $19.77 19. subscription to UPPERCASE journal, $72.00 CAD 20. Internet Notes journal at Galison Press, $8.00 21. chalkboard speech bubble from Photojojo, $29.00 22. Old School Letter Set by Paper+Cup Designs at Chronicle Books, $15.95 23. Colorwheel Watch at Paper Source, $32.95 24. Beware of the Photographer t-shirt by Lightsmith at RedBubble, $29.93 25. Double-Page Design by the team at Write.Click.Scrapbook. for Ella Publishing Co., $5.99
You're going to need to keep all your gift ideas organized—enter Monika and Beth to the rescue!
A Note From Monika
So many different images and thoughts come to mind when people think of the holidays, but one thing is certain, we are all list makers. For those of you that are list makers of the old-fashioned kind, as I am, and like paper and pen, let me share a few ideas with you today.
While you might be tempted to keep one for yourself, it’s totally okay to do so because these three notepads are all easily created and can be made assembly-line style. You’ll have notepads galore in no time at all. Wrap yours with a great big, beautiful bow, attach the gift tag die cut accent and you won’t even have to use a gift bag for this present!
Since easy is the name of the game for me during the holidays, I chose to use a coordinated line of products from the SEI Kris Kringle collection. Everything has been designed to mix and match with style and adds that extra little punch of cuteness.
For this first notepad, I used the Kris Kringle assortment pack, which contains 24 sheets of double-sided paper and a sheet of letter stickers. You’re going to fall in love with this assortment like I did, the papers have glitter and gold foil accents as well as textured accents and all have a nice, heavy feel to them.
Using just one sheet of the double-sided, glitter accented Snow Angels paper, I was able to cover a standard 5x7 lined notepad available anywhere. I would recommend purchasing a notepad with a sturdy backing as I’ve used the notepads with a thinner chipboard backing and they are just not as durable. After trimming and scoring your paper, you’ll still have paper left over to add a little pocket inside for receipts or recipes. After choosing your cover embellishments, I used the Gleaming Snow die cut accents
and the dimensional page titles. The gift tag is even included!
Our next notepad takes a simple, raw chipboard notepad found at most craft stores and turns it into a lovely gift by using the 6x6 Kris Kringle paper pad. If I were to use the 12x12 sheet of this same design, I would not have been able to fit the Santa and all the other elements on my notepad at all. As a frequent mini-album creator, I have come to use 6x6 paper pads quite often!
After trimming just a bit off the side of the 6x6 paper, I adhered it to the bottom of the front cover and then wrapped a trimmed piece of the black patterned paper from the front over to the back cover. Adhering a holiday sticker where the two papers meet, I jazzed it up with a punch of color as did the All Around the House page title sticker, which gives the cover some dimension.
That plain inside cover, no worries...I didn’t forget to embellish it either. Using the same black patterned paper from the front cover, which reminds me of snowflakes falling, I used another of the Gleaming Snow die-cut accents titled All Through the House and elevated it with some pop dots. Ca-ute!
Don’t leave yet, I have one more list keeper to share. This time, I cut my paper to size and covered the front of a simple spiral bound notebook, which I was lucky enough to find with 2 pockets inside! Using a few of my punches and some scraps which I layered behind several SEI die-cut accents, this little notebook will be fun to dig out of my purse while on my holiday shopping, gift-buying, grocery shopping rounds!
And any of these notepads would be perfect journals to jot down stories and conversations that you want to make sure to include in your December Daily albums—and for keeping your gift-giving lists and thank-you note writing needs organized and close at hand!
May your holidays be full of good memories, good times and a few moments to craft!
A Note From Beth
materials chipboard shape (My Mind's Eye) + notebook (Michael's)
This cute little notebook is the answer to all of my list making needs this holiday season. Found in the dollar bins of Michael’s, I added a couple chipboard shapes to make it fun and festive!