Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Match Boxes 11-15, I'm a lucky, lucky Christmas Girl!!

Um...I've never had so many problems trying to blog post in my life, which is why this is being posted today instead of yesterday. Has that ever happened to you...yesterday I had my post nearly done, which was no small feat considering how many pics I'm including in this one, and boom! Post disappeared! What!?
Ooooh, lucky it"s Christmas and merry and I'm surrounded by Mr. Holiday! And then this morning my pics are disappearing... is this a test for how many times I can upload?
LOL. In any case, the match box days will be out of order because I just don't have the heart to fight pic day #ll down below #12. Maybe it's because I'm just still a little under the weather and everything that can go wrong is because I probably need to be in bed but I don't want to miss out on all the merry making. Mr. Holiday has fixed me up a nice little nest on the couch so I can watch everything that's happening at my crazy frenzied holiday house...which is sweet, but still...you know what I mean. Ok...I'll stop my grumby fumby, there's no place for it right now. Besides, I know I'm still a lucky Christmas girl in spite of everything....So on with the show!!

Match Box Day #11
The match box below came to me from Marie Entwistle. What can I say? Adorable, magnificent, excellent craftsmanship, just all together so awesome? Yes, all those things and so much more....
My pics just don't do justice! And you know what? If you visit Marie @ http://spunbyme.blogspot.com/ you'll get to see Marie's pics of 'real' little elves!!! It's true, and I would be jealous if I hadn't been so happy just looking at their shiny little faces! Thanks a million Marie! And if that's not enough enticement to visit her I'm telling you should 'RUN' don't walk on over there because she's having a give away of the most beautiful kind!! Seriously, the one who wins her giveaway is going to be a lucky, lucky duck!!!

Match Box Day #15

The below wonderful matchbox came to me from Amy Duff @ http://papertrailsleaver.blogspot.com/ You can not even imagine how excited I was to see the wonderful little gift inside this box! Complete with my favorite word! Thanks a bunch Amy! You should also know Amy has a wonderful blog with a wonderful giveaway going right now! Tis' the season, better to give than receive, more the merrier? Yep!

Match Box Day #14
This cleaver little box below came to me from Linda Gates, winner of my give away. Remember I mentioned one of my biggest challenges with this swap was how and where to put the tag so it didn't look all junked up? Uh.....why couldn't I have been as clever as Linda and put a cute little hangy tag on mine? But you know what...it's ok, I'll know better the next time, and the best thing about swaps and new blog buddies is that inspiration abounds everywhere! Please go look for Linda @ http://countrypickins.blogspot.com/ Thanks bunches Linda! Match Box Day 13
Ok, get ready, I'm on a good roll! The cute little minimalist styled,(one of my favorite themes) matchbox below came to me from Jan Roberts and I can not tell you how thrilled I was to see the little gift inside the box!! Is that the most adorable puzzle charm you ever saw? Which is so very clever again!! Jan met my #2 biggest challenge of trying to find a cute little something, something to put in the box without breaking a sweat!!! Again, why couldn't I have thought of that?? Doesn't matter...lucky,lucky me!
And you know whats so silly about my artist block on this challenge? "I LOVE Miniatures!" This should have been no sweat...again, next time, because since we started opening boxes I've thought of a thousand ideas, and none of them are the same as the ones I got, I just found so much inspiration after opening all of these...it's like my artist block flew out the window and I've had a hundred ah-ha moments.... You can find Jan @ http://www.artfriendzy.blogspot.com/ And yet another blog that's so fun to visit, you'll even have a cute little owl on your pointer if you stop by for a visit....Match Box Day #12
The below match box came to me from Arizona from Pam Snow. It's so wonderful finding out the distance your swap gifts travel as well as being able to find so many new blog buddies! Pam's cute little retro box is covered in sheet music and filled with little red heart buttons...awe.... thanks Pam! You can find Pam at ...

Have you been wondering where Mr. Holiday is? He's still in the kitchen, and yes he's up to his usual merry shananagans....

My baby girl caught him doing this...and in typical 'Christmas Ham' style, when he discovered her, he did this....

He's patting his sugar cut out cookie dough into rounds so he can chill them in the fridge...I'll have to share more with you later... It's time for me to rest now...I hope all of you are having a blessed Christmas season!!
Thanks for stopping by....


Sunset97 said...

i love your posts....!!! I think it is so cool that you have Mr. Holiday to keep you in the spirit of Christmas...well, except when he is not feeling well...but from you post, it sounds like he better...but now it sounds like you are feeling a bit under the weather, so i hope you are feeling better soon...

anyway, i just want to thank you sooooo much for my #14 matchbox and for all the hard work you put into every detail of my little package....!! i didn't want to open the cellophine baggie coz it looked so cute....and then i didn't want to open the prezzie with the lovely paper and ribbon coz it was so cute.....but glad i did coz the matchbox is very lovely....and then you had the adorable little angel tucked away in the cutest paper doll wrapper...!! Yes, i love it all!! thank you so much!!

hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!


Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Sweetie. I had to check in before heading to bed tonight to see all the happy Christmas fun at your house. It looks like such a happy place to be!

I've been thinking about you all day, well actually last night too. You'll be in my prayers tonight just because you're in my heart!

Love ya, Tracy :)

marie said...

Hope you're feeling better!

I'm so glad that you like d the matchbox that I made...this swap has been such fun!

Thanks for mentioning my giveaway...good luck in it. I'll be drawing the winner Sunday evening.

Linda said...

Such a treat to visit your blog! Even though you've been under the weather, the Christmas Spirit is still alive and well! Such pretty matchboxes too! Good luck in Marie's drawing! If she doesn't draw my name, I hope she draws yours!! (LOL)

marie said...

Hi Kelly, I received your matchbox #22...I love it! It's one of my favorites. The paper doll is so sweet! Thanks a bunch!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Was just over at Marie's and saw your darling box! I know you must of had fun with this. Don't you love Marie, she's such a sweet person just like you.

Nite Sweetie....Tracy :)

BonnieLass said...

LOL! I'm a lucky Christmas girl too because I received your very vintage #11 matchbox with a snowman pin and tiny paper doll inside! Love the whole package, very creative. Thank you and Merry Christmas! Enjoying your blog too.

Patti said...

Hi!! Wow- does it look like Christmasy goodness over there! From Mr. Holiday to all the matchboxes it looks like you are reveling on the season! I am sorry I missed that swap- it serves me right- very cute stuff and so much talent and inspiration- I am sure you had a blast!
I want to wish you ad=nd your family the Merriest of Christmases- and I hope 2011 is the best yet!!! Love and hugs to you... Patti

Linda said...

I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and to thank you for participating in the Matchbox Swap! Linda

Lyneen said...

I am making one last round... I had a great time checking on blogs over the last month. It was a joy participating in this swap! Love all of your posts during the month. Been going through all the posts on each blog today.

What a great time at your place all the decorations, gifts, gingerbread and cookies!!!!


Tracy Suzanne said...


2011 is going to be our year girlfriend! I just know that the Lord has blessing in store for us and the best thing is knowing we can share them with each other.

I got your card and ornament today. Thank you so much. It made me smile ear to ear and feel so blessed to be thought of by you. Love my ornament!

Hope you're having or had fun tonight. Stay safe and have a wonderful New Years day.

Love ya, Tracy :)

Patti said...

Hi Keke!! Thank you SOOO much for the adorable card and tags. That was such a cool surprise and so very sweet of you! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and I wish you and your family all the best in 2011 and the New Year!

Love, Patti

Steph said...

These are all so sweet! I want to start collecting matchboxes now.
Thank you so much for the kind comment on my blog! It was so uplifting to read. Happy New Year!