Friday, November 20, 2009

A Sugar Kissed Giveaway

Welcome back to our Sugar Kissed Christmas! We really appreciate the positive response we got from everyone yesterday. It is so sweet of you to let us know that you are excited about our ideas.

I was very happy that so many of you liked my button card. We are giving you the image to create your own, plus a new one! We printed them up on printer cardstock paper.

Choose the buttons that you want for each card. I chose pink for the one above and red buttons for the one below. I posititioned them on the card and punched a needle through the holes so I could see where they go. I then threaded my needle and went through the button holes to fasten them down and then tied the thread on the back.

Lindsey added the glitter! You can use a hole punch in the top if you want to hang it. I think these would be pretty hung on the tree or as hang tags or even a banner.

We want to recommend this beautiful book to inspire you. It's called Christmas Memories: Gifts, Activities, Fads, and Fancies, 1920s-1960s. It is filled with lots of inspiring stories and pictures!

We found this book at Borders last week but they were going fast! If your local Borders doesn't have it, visit, or you can find it here on

I have been enjoying reading this book very much. The author shares information and stories from old letters, diaries and magazines from the 1920's to the 1960's. It is full of beautiful pictures and will entertain you for hours! I especially enjoyed reading how in the 1920's, Christmas trees were not desired in a pyramid shape but a very spherical shape. The bigger around the middle the better! For most people getting that desired shape often meant they had to buy a tree that was much taller than room would allow. The bottom branches would be cut as far as possible and then the top would be lopped off where it met the ceiling or the top branches were bent back.

Lindsey and I are excited to offer the first giveaway of our Sugar Kissed Christmas. Included in the giveaway is a pair of my knitted houseshoes in, what else? Pink and red! Also, one of the button cards and a tag from Lindsey!

All you need to do is leave a comment between now and Saturday night at midnight CST.

We'll see you tomorrow for a tutorial from Lindsey for her Christmas journal pictured in the photo above!

Twyla and Lindsey


Anonymous said...

I am enjoying Sugar Kissed Christmas so far. What a great idea! I think the colors of
red and pink are perfect!
Please enter me in your giveaway
I would be thrilled to win!


Anonymous said...

How did you find me so fast and respond?.. omgsh! you are too fun!
I am happy you came to my site and became a follower too.
Love everything here.. and love to be entered in your giveaway..
I just posted my Friday posting too!
Hugs and Merry, Cheery, Happy, dancing, prancing Holidays!
Darlene :-}

D said...

Well, hi, Twyla and Lindsey,

Please sign me up for your cute, cute giveaway stuff :)
Love your ideas.


Julie said...

Oh, my! Just came back over and saw this newer post--I MUST HAVE that Christmas book! Thanks for showing it--didn't know about it! I'll be heading to Borders in the very near future! What a fun giveaway! You girls are so clever! I can knit a scarf, but not slippers--well done! Thanks for the beautiful card images, too--I love them!

Diane said...

Thanks for the heads up on the Book I will have to see if I can find it at Borders! And yes count me in on your giveaway!

LiLi M. said...

I told you already; I love this, so please count me in! Thanks for the book review. I can only order these books but never know exactly what they are like, so I really need these reviews to make a choice. Have a lovely weekend!

Anonymous said...

What a great book review! I wonder if they would have it at Barnes & Noble??
I am so enjoying your Sugar Kissed Christmas....

Christy said...

i love a pink and red christmas!! can you tell? ;)

Hope you enter me in your giveaway!The goodies look irresistible!

P.S. There's a sponsor giveaway in my blog too!

Florence and Mary said...

That book sounds wonderful, I'm off to hunt it out

Victoria xx

Anonymous said...

Oh the book looks very interesting.We dont have a Borders here where Iam,is that a book store?We have Barnes and Noble though.

I love love the slippers,I call them that,I was just looking at some in Boscovs the other day.I use them all winterlong.

Ad me to the giveaway please,I would love to win!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

A good sugar kissed morning to ya lassies! ☺

What a fun looking book! Thanks for giving us a peek. It's interesting to hear about tree traditions through the years.

Thanks for the card images. they would look cute in a banner or on a tree. I guess i still have some things to learn about printing because my images don't turn out very well.

I'd love to be entered in the cute give away! I have you girls to thank for introducing me to the idea of Pink and red together!

Have a great day! ♥

Happy@Home said...

I am lovin' all the cuteness in your Sugar Kissed Christmas posts. How fun!! I must get this book as it looks adorable. I have 2 other books by the same author - "It's A Wonderful Christmas" and "Under The Tree". I didn't realize she had put another one out. Thanks for telling me.
Beautiful giveaway items you 2 talented gals are offering.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

This is wonderful!! What a great idea :) Thank you for sharing the images too, I love the button card, how cute! And that book looks amazing! I think I will purchase it for a gift for my friend!! Thank you!
I would love to be entered in your giveaway :) I am a follower. You are so generous!!

Stacey said...

Morning Girls! I thought about the Sugar Kissed Christmas when I was making up the bed this morning. :) Everything is so pretty and old fashioned.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun! I would love to win those cozy slippers and pretty cards! I put the book on my wish list! Just the kind of thing I love! Enjoy your day! I love these new posts you've started!

Shelley said...

You two are really getting me in the mood to decorate...and this is my favorite style of decorating for Christmas...everything you have shared is just wonderful. I am going to check on that fun book...think I could spend hours browsing in it....I will post your Sugar Kissed Christmas tag on my sidebar...don't want anyone missing out on all sweetness .....blessings on your day.....

Jenny S said...

woohoo, add me in!!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Love the button decorated card idea! As for that delightful book, I am going to hop right on over to Amazon now and see if I can find it here. I can order English language books directly over Amazon, it is such a soul-saving thing on the internet. Thanks for the tip on the book. Some of the best books I have ever read came from ideas through others! have a great weekend, Debby

Queenie said...

Hey Girls!
What a sugar sweet giveaway! I love vintage Christmas stuff! Please throw my name in the hat...I'd love the win that.

Your Christmas creations, and vignettes are precious...I so enjoyed seeing it all! Great ideas you girls have...and you are so sweet for sharing your talents.

Something I just remembered that I wanted to tell you and kept getting side tracked and would forget...I forgot to mention to you girls that a little bit ago, (several posts back) one of my Etsy items was featured on Renee's Blog at "etsy items under $20" and she did an interview with me, and you girls were mentioned in my interview on my blog and hers. I meant to tell you about it when it all was going on, but It slipped my mind. Sometimes I don't do like I'm supposed to, I tell ya! LOL! Here is the url to the post and interview, if you'd like to check it out, sorry I forgot to tell you about it, just copy and paste this url below

Happy 21st Birthday Lindsey (belated) Looks like you all had a great time...with lots of fun! I wish you many many more happy birthday's to come!
Have a great weekend girls!
Big Hugs,

Madison said...

Thanks for everything you said! I love coffee and don't know how some people cant even stand a frap!LOL

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

That book looks wonderful!! Thanks for telling us about it. The button cards are so adorable, too. What a great idea!! Thanks for the giveaway. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. :)

~ Wendy

Lisa said...

WOW! Love all your Christmas! I have been meaning to stop by for a long time! You are often talked about by several of my blog friends and I think I just get side tracked and forget to come over! Love all your christmas goodies! I have several of those little sewing baskets but your light pink one is amazing!! I have the new Artful Blogger and am working my way through it I can't wait to get to yours!! Good to finally get here!
Hugs, Lisa


Hi Twyla and Lindsey,
Awesome book and I went over and ordered Christmas gift to me!!
I'll try to make a sweet button card.
Please enter me for your giveaway!
Happy Weekend..

Becca said...

Thanks so much for Sugar Kissed Christmas. So cute! Please include me.

salige lavendel said...

Hello and thank you for your sweet comment on my blog :)
Nice to find your blog too!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

You two are just the sweetest! How dear of you!

(And I want that book. Oh my gosh. Must have. Thank you for sharing the title, I hadn't heard of it. Running off to Amazon!)

A very merry sugar kissed Christmas to you both!

Elyse said...

aw, my mom used to knit me slippers like this when i was little. adorable. and thanks so much for sharing the button card images -- they are sweet!


Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Wow you guys did such a great job on that tree with all the pink touches! The button card is to die for. So darn cute!

Creative Breathing said...

Beautiful, beautiful posts and how tos! May I say again that I LOVE my slippers - ah the memories they bring back of Home Ec class! I must have made dozens of these - what a thrill to have my own pair now! Popped over to get my button. E

Auntie Cake said...

What a beautiful site! Where have I been??? You share the best ideas! Thanks for stopping by my little blog. Good luck with the contest, now I am off to get lost in your site!

Anonymous said...

This is so exciting! Your color choices are beautiful. Please enter me in your giveaway and good luck to everyone.
Blessings, Sarita

Gerry said...

Just came from
and have already fallen in lust for your Button Cards !
What a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing.
Of course, I'd love to take part in your so generous Giveaway.

Gerry said...

I've blogged about your Giveaway with a link, added your button to my sidebar and joined your Followers.
Plus, I live in mid-Missouri

Jorgelina said...

What a great idea!
Count me in on your giveaway!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Girlies!

What fun....I've snapped that A Sunkissed Christmas element right up....That is WAY cute...loved the journal idea too. One of these days I'm going to break out my ENORMOUS collection of supplies and actually DO something with them.

Have a wonderful weekend...and Happy Thanksgiving.

Warm blessings,

Redparrot53 said...

Hi Lindsay and Twyla, LOVE your blog, what wonderful posts and great inspirations!
Thank you for the opportunity to win the wonderful blog candy, those slippers look mighty comfy! lol...
Linda Gilliam

rosechicfriends said...

Oh, love, love your sweet goodies! And I must get that book..I love those vintage images for sure!!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway...I'd love to be enetered.


Sherry said...

Darn, I got busy and missed the deadline. Maybe next time!

Great giveaway!!

Jann said...

Lovely giveaway--I love your blog, and think it's so wonderful that you're doing this together--I am very close to my daughters and think it's so nice that you two have this beautiful bond! Smiles, Jann

goldenbird said...

I know I'm too late for the giveaway, but I had to leave a comment because your house slippers look just like the slipper pattern I posted on my blog last week! That is too funny. Even though it's an old pattern that has been around for a long time, I've never come across them until now. They look great in pink and red! I have my purple ones on now and they are so cozy.

Heather said...

What a lovely giveaway, I would love to win!


Heidi Ann said...

OOOHHHH - that book must be new! I hadn't seen it yet. I LOVE those types of books with all of the vintage nostalgia inside. Hmmm- maybe I can ask Santa to put that under the tree for me this year. I don't need anything- but I DO love my books!

Sandy said...

This Sugar Kisses Christmas is sooo fun! And don't you love this book???? I got it last year, and I have two others that are similar....they just take me back to my childhood, and I get so happy when I see all of the color!!!!! Thanks for this great blog! Sandy

Miss Rhea said...

I just stumbled onto your CUTE blog !! I am going to go and read more now :) I also added you to my favorites :) Thanks for the Sugar Sweetness !! :)

Dapoppins said...

I love your sugar kissed are really putting me in the mood to do something different...if not for the 3 boys in the house, at least for the two girly girls!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I truly like the botton cards or tags. Everything is so very beautiful!!!...m...