Significance of the Name

My Blog’s name is a tribute to my Dad & my Husband. My Dad because he used to sing the song to me, "How 'd You Like to Swing on a Star?" It's about reaching for your dreams, you can stay where you are & be safe OR YOU CAN SWING ON STAR. Stars also refer to a difficult night just after my husband died. I was talking to him (I often do.) & said how I missed his "I Love You's". That night he gave me a dream... a gorgeous, bright blue night sky filled with thousands of stars, in the middle the stars formed an "I LOVE YOU"....such a gift on so many levels.

So "follow your own path, & don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest”

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wrapping Update

 Remember the Pinterest Post I did on brown paper gift wrap ideas  (Here) to give us some creative gift wrap inspirations which would save us a few Christmas pennies?  I just love gift would be fun to make a business out of it. Here is how some of my gift wrap creativity turned out.

I used vintage sheet music on a tag with the cut out circles from the ribbon and a 
vintage Ear Ring in the center.

 The long thin one with the green ribbon has poinsetta's cut our from another paper. 
 This is my friend Carolyn's gift....she loves all things vintage soooo it incorporates vintage lace, seam binding, vintage tinsel and vintage sheet music on the tag. This was so fun to do. I made the star too with lots of glitter.

 I love polka dots so I had to have this ribbon. The bow has a vintage ear ring in the center! I can't wait for my son and his lovely wife to receive this gift. Do you know how excited you get when you find a gift just perfect for the person/person's?

 I used the Polka Dot Ribbon again with this beautiful gold ribbon...thank-you Michaels! 

 I was pretty pleased with is for my wonderful cousin who is beautiful gardener (hint). I love this ribbon combo! 

I glittered a clothes pin to keep the gift tag I made in place.

 Vintage button at the center.

I am so grateful to be able to reach out to so many positive, creative and supportive people by blogging. I appreciate all of your support, creativity and hard work we put into our blogs. It has to be a passion doesn't it? I love hearing your wonderful comments and finding so many talented bloggers. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all! Stars have a very special meaning to me as explained in my profile and the name of my blog. My Christmas stars symbolizes that we can reach for the stars, all of us if we dare... you are all Christmas Stars!

“To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest”



  1. Very pretty packaging! I wouldn't want to open the packages! Have a wonderful holiday! Laura

  2. sooooooooooooooooo clever and soooooooooooooooo beautiful ... wishing you a magical xmas xoxo

  3. Beautiful packaging--I wouldn't want to open them--love your creations! Merry Christmas!

  4. I love this and would keep the wrapping on display, too beautiful!

  5. I love embellishing packages. To me, it's almost as much fun as choosing that special gift. Yours turned out lovely, Shari. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thurday. Hope to see you again this week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage