The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Friday, December 13, 2013

Gingham Noel Gift Bag

Welcome to Friday!

Today is the first day of the Girl Scout Cookie sale in our regional Girl Scout council! Tomorrow morning and Sunday afternoon my 14YO daughter will be out selling cookies in her senior troop's first booth sales of the season. Both sales will be held outside the front entrance of our local WalMart, which is always a good place to sell during the holiday shopping season ;). Snagging booth sale time slots on the first weekend of the cookie sale will also bolster business (just think of all the hoards of Thin Mint lovers who've been drooling in anticipation of the return of the Thin Mint for all these months!). The only problem is the weather forecast!! I'm in charge of the 3-hour time slot on Saturday morning, and the forecast is for single digit temperatures overnight. Did I mention that we'll be setting up our pyramid of Girl Scout Cookies on a table outside?? I'm a little concerned about the potential for frostbite, quite frankly. None of that on my watch! I just picked up a 20-pack of handwarmers so we can stick them in our boots and mittens. I think that dressing in layers (upon layers upon layers) will be the order of the day!

Next thing on my agenda for this morning is picking up all those packages of glorious cookies to sell. I've got 41 cases of Girl Scout Cookies on order from our council. That's 492 packages of cookies, folks! I think that lugging those around will count as my workout for today. Anyway, wish us luck this weekend!!

Well, but that's probably not what you came to my blog for today! How about a little Christmas papercrafting cheer? I wanted to share a gingham gift bag (from JoAnn Fabrics that I picked up on clearance after Christmas last year) I gussied up with Unity stamps for today's Friends With Flair hop.


I used the frame from the Just a Note itty bitty and a sentiment from Gingham Christmas Greetings. The chipboard trees and felt rick-rack are from My Mind's Eye.

Well, that'll do it for now. Thanks for stopping by for a visit today!
Emily

22 comments:

Pam said...

Love the gift bag all decorated! Best of luck with your cookie sales and staying warm!!

Benzi said...

Oh, very pretty bag in gingham. You did a bang of a job making it even prettier with your stamps. And, I really like the button/raffia treatment.

Ooh, stay warm and sell lots of cookies. I can just feel that cold...Brrrrrrrr

Angela Magnuson said...

SO ADORABLE! :) thanks for using unity, emily! :)

Crafters Guild Sisters said...

Love your bag, Emily! Great colours.

Cynthia said...

Lovely gift bag, Emily!

Marisa said...

You bag is adorable, Emily! I am a mint cookie lover indeed :) Sounds like you are ready to take on the cold - yikes!! Hopefully sales will be good!

Brenda in IN said...

Great bag. I love those country looking bags from JoAnn's. You made it really special. Keep warm and good luck with the cookie sale. Always look forward to those Girl Scout cookies!

Ruby said...

The bag is a gift in itself. Lovely design.

Kary said...

Lovely bag!! Love how you have decorated it, Emily. Good luck with the cookie sale, sounds like a busy weekend. Have fun!!

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Sarah said...

Great decorated gift bag! Good luck with the cookie sales :) Stay warm!

Maria said...

Ohhh...what a pretty bag with trees, raffia and sentiment! Good luck with the cookie sales! Those cookies are always so delicious...yummm!

Charlene said...

Very festive and adorable in gingham!

Kris said...

Such a darling gift bag. Good luck with the cookie sales - stay warm.

Angeline Choo said...

What a super cute Christmas gift bag!!! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Such a cute bag! You spied a good bargain. :)

Good luck with the freezing temps and selling the cookies. That is surely not an ideal scenario for you and your troops.

Corrie said...

So cute what a nice way to dress up a bag

Miwa said...

What a delightful gift bag, it's beautiful! Good luck with the cookie sales, sounds awfully cold over there! Brrr! :)

Greta said...

What an upgrade for that plain bag--love it, Emily!

Jessi Fogan said...

SUCH a cute bag! Love it :)
And brrr. I hope everyone kept warm & that you sold out of cookies! Thin mints....droool :)

ScrapYourWorld said...

I think the wrapping of the gift should be just as pretty as the gift inside. Love this gift bag!
Paula

Auntie Em said...

Emily, I think you can turn anything into something beautiful! I love the modern shapes of the trees and the bright colours against the deep red and the kraft paper bag. Clever twist!
Thanks for sharing the inspiration. :)