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Tagged… 2 times!

One day you wake up and realize your blog is going very well! At the very least 150 visits per work day, even days when I don’t blog or blog in French only. Woah, how great is that!! YAY!

And, one week you wake up and realize your blog is going so well that people are tagging you from all angles (lol!). Czina here and Kelly here. So you decide to accept the tags and play along!

And this is what this post is all about! lol

Here are the rules: 1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog. 2. Share 7 random and or weird things about yourself. 3. Let each person know that they have been tagged. 4.Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. So here goes…

1- I can be lazy. I will take pictures of new jewelry pieces, for example, and not post the items for weeks, just ’cause I don’t feel like it… Eeek! And I’m kinda messy, lazy on the cleaning. Which artist isn’t, right?

2- My hair is so long that I can use it as a scarf if I forget mine at home. Actually, it’s as long as if I take the ends in my hand and completely put my arm straight at 90 degrees angle with no problem. With that fact comes the other truth that I cut my hair once in the last 4 years (and it was only the split ends last summer!). Basically, it’s around 30in long from root to tip! When I cut them at shoulder length 4 years ago, they were as long as right now. I do have Amerindian blood far far away in the family!

3- I read books like I’m on a roller coaster ride. One month I’ll be going to bed early each night just to read more, and the next I wont read a word of an unfinished book. The only ones I rarely do that with are Paul Auster’s books! Unless I have read it 6 times already (like the New York Trilogy).

4- I have obsessions. Always. Some stay around for a while (handmade mugs, chick peas, breakfast photography…) and some just pass by.

5- I’m a spender. If I have money, I’ll probably spend it. What?!? Shoes and accessories are NOT free, people! lol! (At least, I stopped spending money I don’t have around 2 years ago tho, what an accomplishment!!) I started to try keeping shoe purchases at one per season (that was 3 seasons ago)… Hard hard thing to do, let me tell ya!

6- I keep things, just in case. I will eventually give it away, but I need time (years…) to realize I don’t need it anymore.

7- I like surprises, but I don’t. If it’s a kind note or small thoughtful gift: bring it on! If it’s a cardiac arrest type of surprise: I’ll be pissed.

So, now that it’s done, I tag 7 people. Here they are!

Guylaine, from Tomate d’épingles.
Val, at Pot aux roses.
Kim, from At Home with Kim Vallée.
Julie, at PerfectBound.
Miss Babel Fish, at Crust Station.
Karin, at Eddy and Edwina.
Maryse, from RockPapierCiseaux.

(If you gals have been tagged before, I’m really sorry! And forget about this one! hehe :)

And I don’t need to let them know I tagged them, I know they follow me because they always kindly comment over here, so they are reading!! Thanks girls :)



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Gift Guide 2007 { Gift Wrapping }

As part of my Holiday Gift Guide 2007,
here are some suggestions for Gift Wrapping!

Take the Handmade Pledge this Holiday season!

* Please note that none of the sellers featured are sponsors! These a MY favorites!


Almost everyone will agree that the Holidays are fun and well, exhausting too!

Mother Earth is also really tired! This time of the year, millions of plastic bags (and much more!) are produced and used for a day or for a few hours so we can give a gift to loved ones. Which is sad, and sometimes not even necessary!

So first, here are a few ideas to help her out! Plus, save money! Most the ideas are to make with stuff you have around the house already!

  • Bring your reusable grocery bags when going to the mall to shop. Refuse all extra bags and paper offered to you, just slip your items in the bags your brought with you! No reusable bags? (Where have you been? lol) Get that pile of large shopping plastic bags you have been keeping since last year out of the drawer and use that instead of new ones.
  • Small gifts to give? Make a small box yourself with cover stock papers you have at home. (See here and here for free templates!)
  • Need to fill in your box with padding so the item doesn’t move around? Get your shredder out (or tear it out yourself) and fill the package with that!
  • Why use paper to gift wrap? Use fabric! Old t-shirts, jeans, bed sheets, table cloth, etc. Cut the size you need (if you are crafty, sew the edges, if not, no worries!), fold it over and tie with a ribbon or string! Voilà! (It’s also a good way to not ruin the party and have to ask people to be careful to not tear the paper while unwrapping their gifts!)
  • You’re a magazine addict like myself? Use pages to wrap your box! It’s like a jigsaw puzzle, fun!
  • Create your own gift tags and cards, simple or complex! All those piles if craft paper scraps will get a second life. (Check out this cool simple tag idea!)
  • Create your own envelope for your card (from magazine pages (I do that!) or any other paper laying around your desk).
  • Basically, personalize your gift wraps with what you already have, it makes everything all more special than a commercial wrap, and it cost much less!


If you still want a more classic approach to gift wrapping, buy handmade supplies! It has wayyyy more personality too!

Holiday Cards & Tags by NeaBlossoms (me!).

The paper I used is 100% recycled fibers, from Grassrootsstore.

Jigsaw wrapping paper & envelopes by Rifferaff.

Handmade paper from recycled fibers by disturbedpenguinpoo.

Cotton & Linen blend fabric by Kirinco.

Button flat note cards by Tomate d’épingles.

Salvaged & redesigned labels by Remake.

Screen printed & hand etched card by Essimar.

Envelopes made from handmade recycled paper by ClaudiasCreations.


Filed under Eco-Friendly, Gift Guides, Handmade, Paper

Oh Deer! Holidays are here!

haha! I love my title! :)

Here are some new Holiday flat cards and tags I made over the weekend, available in my NeaBlossoms shop!

Cute little deers with antlers and pretty stars over their head, awwww, so cute! Enjoy :)


Filed under Handmade, NeaBlossoms, Paper, Québécois

Handmade Xmas

YAY! My first Christmas tag cards are in my NeaBlossoms shop! Plus, they are promoting handmade for Xmas, too!

They are of course printed on 100% recycled paper, and they can be made with any holiday sentence you’d like, just contact me! :)

Let me know what you think! I hope you like them!!


Filed under Handmade, NeaBlossoms, Paper, Québécois