3 Places I would like to visit are Alaska with its beautiful glaciers and to see the northern lights . Next stop is Switzerland to see the beautiful Rhine falls and last but not least Hawaii....
Friday, August 27, 2010
Currently to join La Bella Baskets for a 7-day trial is $1.97 until 31st August 2010. If you are one of the first 5, I will refund you your $1.97 through paypal once you have signed up as a consultant. In essence you are joining for a free 7 day trial of the program which we guarantee you will love if not cancel at any time. After that it is $19.95 monthly which goes to the maintenance of your two websites- a marketing site and your store. Remember this is your very own Flower and Gift shop and if you were to start one your self your monthly costs for storage, inventory, rent among others would of course be more than this.
Also remember the act of giving brings rewards!
Every person who joins your team earns you $15 and there are more rewards in the program....Like ongoing training, toll free number for assistance and lots more! You also reward your new customers with a free gift...
So join me and lets continue the act of giving...www.mylabellabaskets.com/renrt.html
Friday, August 20, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Also summer is known for romances....so if you are looking for that perfect gift for your summer romance or for a wedding gift.... at La Bella Baskets we have the perfect gift to start you on your relationship or for newly weds.... on their way to a happy future together.
We have romantic and wedding baskets from $42.95 with a variety of cheeses, chocolates, champagne glasses, candles and lots more. Each basket is different.....
So why not give the gift of romance with a gift basket from la bella baskets www.mylabellabaskets.com/renrt.html
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Vibrant, cheerful colors and dishes sized especially for little hands. Authentic porcelain 13-piece set includes tea service for 4. 5¾"OD tea pot with lid, 4 cups, 4 saucers, sugar bowl with lid and creamer, Colors vary.
Ages 8 and up
Also available children teas. Check out Teaporia
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
These bags are ideal for baby showers. Great for small gift items such as bubble baths, votive candles, bath salts, miniature baby carriages, small baby bottles and more.............
The ideas are tremendous.............
For more gift ideas for baby showers send us an email at email@example.com
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Friday, July 23, 2010
|White Blossom Bag|
- 3 Pull bows in varying sizes (can never have enough in stock of these to embellish your gift boxes and gift baskets)
- Set of 10 Happy Birthday gift tags (everyday someone celebrates a birthday so why not keep these on hand to attach to your gifts for the special someone)
- Our Surprise wrap set always has goodies you can easily use to make that special gift unique. Get from ribbons to bows to bags for just $1
- Green gingham gift basket box ( cute little box which folds easily for storage and reminds you of summer as gingham is still popular for summer dresses and barbecue aprons)
- 1 dozen musical notes bag measuring 5"x2"x12" (FDA approved so you can add sweets or food mixes which will make anyone feel like singing)
- 1oz natural kraft shred (great addition to men's gift baskets as it gives it a more manly look)
- 1glue stick - great for crafting and adding on paper embellishments
- Hand crafted cards with birthday hat or glitter flowers with envelopes
- 1 dozen white blossom bags ideal for bridal shower tokens
- Set of 3 organza bags in assorted colors and sizes
- 8 large 6"x13' white heart bags
- New holiday fun guide filled with gift ideas, decorating, list making and more
- 1 dozen balloon twist tie tags
- Assorted colored raffia- get 3 for just $1
- 1 dozen transparent cello bags in assorted colors
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
My pair of gold heels. Most comfortable pair of shoes that I could dance in whole night and not feel pain. Size 6 1/2, two straps across, heel of the shoes were dark brown. The sole softly cushioned the feet. I left it at my mom's in between moving house.
When I returned to move the rest of my things it was not there. No one saw it...so it magically disappeared...mind you... two of my nieces were wearing the same shoe size as I was at the time...so....I will leave it there....
Friday, July 2, 2010
You see I normally print the personalised message on paper, cut it out and glue with gluestick. This process can be painstaking at times getting the paper cut to the correct size as I often add a right hand border (with coloured cardstock) to the inside of the card which is visible from the outside. This lends contrast to the colour and design on the front of the card.
I create one of a kind handmade card design using stickers, ribbons, transfers, glue dots, glue stick, cardstock (only repeated if copies are requested by the purchaser, but I change the colours). I hate to mess up the inside of the card.
So thats my handmade card idea with detachable bookmark. Hope you like it!
Take advantage of this offer at Cello in a Box. Make purchases over $20 and up to $40 and just pay $3.99 until July 5th midnight then rates revert to normal price of $7.49. Canada shipping also reduced.
Get all your wrapping supplies in one place we have both cellophane and paper products guaranteed to change your gift from ordinary to extraordinary. Isnt that just great!
Senior Rep Cello in a Box
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
What can you use to package and present your handmade cards? Tape sealer bags are great to showcase your cards. Why?
- They give your work a professional look
- Protects the cards from being soiled from over handling
- Keeps the dust off
- Demonstrates the pride you take in your work
If your cards measure 4"-51/2" wide to 8" tall use the 6"x 9 1/2" size. Remember to cater for the envelope.
PIC1-The card and envelope placed in the tape sealer bag.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Here are four great ideas from my fellow cello in a box reps for gift items you can wrap in pretzel bags.
Tea Party For One - add tea bags, honey sticks, stick cookies with a gift Cathy Job—Dawson, ND
· Add a flyer rolled like a scroll, tied with ribbon and a sample, candy along with a business card for a great marketing idea. Jodi Van Meter—Tucson, AZ
· Biscotti is a perfect fit in a pretzel bag. Steff Jones—Proctor, OK
· A few tools such as a few screwdrivers for your man. Tie with natural raffia ribbon for a masculine look. Ellen Levinas—Brooklyn, NY
We have 19 more ideas on our celloinabox website. I am sure you can find more. I have just purchased some pretzel bags to experiment with as well. You will find the bags on page 2 in the category 'clear cello bags'. They come in a set of 25 bags for $3.25 and your added bonus are the great ideas listed on the description page.
Thanks for dropping by Red Apple's blog
Saturday, June 19, 2010
The traditional basket which as someone rightfully said 'mom can use it afterwards ( car wash bucket or a hat or gift mug, pre wrapped box, tool box or storage container- ideas are limitless)
- Ribbon -use colours silver, black, red, white, brown, blue or gold
- Cellophane basket bag depending on size of gift, or cellophane roll or gift paper or pre wrapped box, cellophane printed bags (use the ones with a sporty theme or maybe with tool box items)
- Scotch tape (to tape up the extra ends and give it a neat look)
- Twist ties, if necessary- for keeping the neck of the cellophane together to make it easier to tie on the ribbons
- Pull Bows for added effect
- Gift tag
- Glue dots - to secure items in basket so they do not move around or to prevent glass items from knocking together
- Tissue- silver, white, black, brown,blue, red or gold
- Dont forget some shred - You can use newspaper to first line the container and then top with foiled, or craft shred.
For more ideas and gift wrapping supplies
Come shop and chat with us at http://www.sassykidsboutiqueoftexas.info/
We would love to have you over.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
- My 83 year old dad loves to write different things down and is always bothering me for notebook pages. So last year I bought him a really fancy pen, a nicely bound black note book and notepad pages... for Father's Day. He was very pleased and now gets refilled note pad pages for it. My sister thought I should have bought him cologne which is more expensive but to tell the truth my dad does not like colognes...but is too polite to say so and he gives them to my son to use. ( I think they have finally gotten the message now)
Sometimes the simplest things actually make the best gifts for your friends and family!I got a nature inspired wall calender from a friend in the UK and trust me its the best gift I could have gotten because I missed an appointment for my business- it was in my diary which I misplaced. Now I just look at my calender that is above my workstation and I dont forget them now.- I have never gotten accustomed to making a note of it on my cell phone-
So, just take the time to listen to what people are saying or pay attention to what they are doing and you will find it easy to select gifts. Actually at cello in a box we emphasize that simple gifts nicely wrapped will actually do the trick.There are great books on http://www.amazon.com/ about gift wrapping, which I mentioned on a previous blog, if that is an interest of yours. However we also provide you with free tips and gift wrapping ideas on the 'cello' site.
For 100's of gift ideas for men why not check out cello in a box's ebook for guys
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Looking for a different theme for a bridal shower why not try a tea party especially if the bride collects tea accessories or loves teas.
What will definitely liven it up will be a tea tasting session and you can incorporate a game whereby the guests are asked to correctly identify the taste or maybe one or two ingredients of 3 different teas. The winner can be presented with a teacup and a few bags of the teas which were tasted( which will make a great story at the next bridal teaparty they attend, which leads to the next fun thing you can do)
Another fun thing (I found this one on a previous issue of Better Homes and Gardens)
is have everyone bring their favourite teacup and tell the cup's story. I remember my boss having this mug with some words which are too delicate for you to read here and the story was just as 'uhhum' delicate as the words. I had a good laugh with her though.
But, teacups do tell stories as I have a really delicate china teacup and saucer from my last permanent job, from a friend who was like a mother to me. I still cherish it after two years (- as my freedom cup- free from stress, from a defined paycheck, from certain persons who do not know 'how to think outside of the box' )and I will always remember it was her who would lift my spirits when I was down and give me useful advice when tact was needed for certain situations.
Now lets get back to the bridal shower tea party! For table decor try a collectible teaset or maybe an all-in-one teapot, which can be presented to the bride to commemorate the day! You can add several flavours of teas that she can try. Making it a special treat for her.
Whatever you decide to do for the bridal shower, ensure that its fun, memorable and filled with lots of joy.
For more information on this topic you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you like this idea and wish to purchase sample teabags, tea accessories and sweet and savoury desserts join me at teaporia. For gift wrapping for your tokens come with me to celloinabox 'spring cellobration' where you can enjoy free shipping on bridal shower themed bags this month.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Ooh I mean the words "sparkle, shimmer, reflection" was spot on as the description of this gift wrapping paper. I can see myself using it for christmas. It would look really 'snazzy' under the christmas tree lights. I would add silver or gold metallic bows to them to complete the look.
You could even paper some shoe boxes, take out boxes with them and you will have some 'snazzy' (I like that word)gift boxes for gift giving. You could even cut out shapes like a star or even a christmas tree out of them punch some holes and using curling ribbon tie them to the handles of a simple gift bag....... perfect embellishment. (I would use two similar cutouts of different sizes)
Saturday, May 15, 2010
1)Gift boxes and baskets are great for gift giving as you can put several items together in a theme and make a uniquely special gift.
But they can also be used for housing ribbons for crafting, business cards, candles, bath and body products, sewing accessories.......
If you add small magazines or artificial flowers, or different packs of snacks to your gift box or basket, they become part of your table decor. Some of these baskets and boxes come in themes....for country themed or whimsical baskets you might like these beautifully handpainted ones at http://www.whimsicalseasons.com/
2) Cellophane bags are great for smaller individual items such as bath and body, candles, small teddy bears, jewelry, gift mugs, mini tote bags. I have used some to store my old pay stubs, but you can keep small items like buttons, craft ribbons, appliques, thread, extra keys, screws.... I am sure we can all find many more uses for having them on hand!
Just add your business card and either a voucher or maybe a card where they can write down dates for anniversaries, or birthdays including what was the last gift bought. This shows your customer that you care and it is a thoughtful gift and they will not forget your store.....not to mention great and efficient marketing tool!
4) One tip I received from a store owner is that she purchases cellophane basket bags to keep the dust off her artificial floral arrangements......
But dont think that you have to be a store owner to purchase gift wrapping supplies in bulk, you can buy them for your friends or neighbours in small bulk quantities and cross one item off their list or off your list when gift giving.
Do remember to keep certain wrapping products-especially plastic- away from children's reach or from pets....
For more ideas feel free to check back with me here.. To see our wrapping supplies go to www.forgiftsnthings.biz/LANE2AllWrappedUp.html
Thursday, May 13, 2010
At home I always have a couple of wrapping supplies handy for my business presentations as well as for gifts because I supply floral and gift shops in Trinidad and Tobago with wrapping supplies.
Some of my necessities (besides the scissors, double sided tape etc) include
- glue dots to adhere craft items to add a little sparkle if needed.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
I am sure these are just some of the thoughts and/or questions going through your head when gift giving has to be done. Its already difficult and time consuming finding the right gift but does anyone care how it is wrapped or presented?
Of course it matters.... if so, there would not be books written on the subject of wrapping and sold on http://www.amazon.com/ with tips on supplies needed, how to's, creative ideas and wrapping styles and other topics related to gift wrapping.
Beautifully or uniquely wrapped gifts add more excitement and anticipation. For instance if you are giving a romantic gift basket , why not individually wrap six items in printed cello bags give it to your loved one 5 days before your special night with a note saying "Five more days to our Special Day". Add to each bag the date they should be opened leaving the best for the night of the special occasion. Could you imagine the excitement??? If you took those same 6 items and just place them in a gift basket or add to a gift bag and give it to your loved one wouldnt the reaction be different?
The individually wrapped gifts shows that you are creative, that your intent was to please and that significant thought went into this gift.
I know I would be eager every day to see what was next and be filled with anticipation for the special night! So think about the presentation as well as the gift!
For award winning printed cello bags and simple yet unique gift ideas you can check our ebooks at Cello in a Box where everyday is a CELLObration!
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
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- Be in touch with your creative side!
- Sell products that will bring you repeat sales easily!
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- Make any gift look like it cost a fortune!
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Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
- no need to get up early
- can work till late and not worry about driving home
- no boss breathing down my back
- easy access for my parents especially my mom who is a cancer survivor - one of the reasons I left my job
- Can set my working hours
- Get more time to spend with my family
and I can go on and on about the list of things I thought I could easily do because I was working from home.PIece of cake!
Believe me, it has not been that easy at all.
Most days my schedule goes haywire. I work long hours as my computer is easily accessible and sometimes I have to let my parents know I am working as they do not understand what it is to work from home . Actually they think and the rest of my family too think I am playing on the computer....yet the bills get paid...I wish I could really play games on the computer and get paid...Cant wait for the day when my biz turns into a residual income machine.....ohh!! sigh!
Is there an affiliate program for getting cash for playing games or is someone willing to hire me to just play games on the computer for fun and pay me for that! I think I will google that!
At my permanent job I would spend my lunch hour relaxing or reading a good book...now! lunch hour.... whats that...more time to work, work , work...
Its one of the things I am looking to change...my idea about working from home. Good heavens! No! I do not mean to quit but to change the way I approach it and work out some set schedules even if they go haywire from time to time.
Family is important to me, just as paying the bills are important. I am working on balancing the two. Hopefully the book I am reading 'Essential Managers-Balancing Work and Life by Robert Holden and Ben Renshaw' will help me find a mid point between my work life and my personal life!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
You see I design hand made greeting cards..my hobby to relieve the stress...but it has turned into a neat little business for me.... Here is my album with the latest cards http://s822.photobucket.com/albums/zz148/rtgifts/
HOW DID I START
I used to admire my deceased sister's ability to design cards hand.
You see she suffered with rheumatoid arthritis which eventually cripled her body but not her artistic ability. Her hands could barely open but that did not stop her from turning out beautiful paintings or cards (she presented Prince Edward of England with a painting entitled 'The beauty and splendour of Trinidad and Tobago' in 1995.
Months before she died, she told me to get back in touch with my creative side, that was 7 years ago. Howver I did not until last year August. The first project I did was a card for my niece, which she loved and then I designed a demo book for my cello in a box business.
My older sister asked me why I did not start designing cards...well I thought about it for two months, did a few and she tooked them to her office and her coworkers just loved them.
Since then I have sold over 75 cards, but it is still a hobby of mine!
I get my inspiration from 'all things beautiful'. Every morning I look at the birds, flowers and mountains which were made by God.
All of my cards are one of a kind. No design is repeated!
I have just partnered with a writer, Crystal Kauffman, founder of the Laugh at Cancer Organisation. She is a dear friend of mine and we both donate 10% of our earnings to the Organisation.
Keep following this blog or check our site www.msfroggiesgifts.com for the latest cards.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
We have items in pastel shades of yellow, green, pink, purple......printed Easter Gift Basket boxes are 7"x 4" x 5" and have cute adorable bunnies on them. Imagine them filled with eggs in the same colour. The colours are fun, lively and visually appealing.
Friday, March 5, 2010
I was told that blogging is one of the greatest tool to drive traffic to your website among others...so here I am blogging.....
I may not be computer savvy or a techie but I am here to take advantage of this opportunity! Here is my website http://www.forgiftsnthings.biz/ Its manageable enough for me and its more informational with links to my affiliate sites where you can purchase products. I will post info on them as I go along...just bear with me.
12 years of my working life was spent in Corporate Communications, 6 in customer service and now I am a Work at Home Mom or WAHM as we are affectionately called. I love it! It pays the bills, I can spend more time with family, which is what is important to me. While I was permanently employed, most days I came home when most were asleep or I was too tired to spend quality time...so here I am ...blogging......
My choice of name....
You are probably wondering about the name Redapple39??? First of all Red is my favourite colour. Its rich in hue, very vibrant and symbolizes strength. The apple - for me... love juicy apples...so the idea is to make the blog as juicy as possible...... 39....wellllll....you can say thats my age which I am very proud of.....
I run a small but growing gift store online with links to my affiliate businesses and partners so feel free to check out any of them...or you can get info right here. I rep for Cello in a Box (If you are in direct sales, self made businesses and those into gift basket making, this is a company to check out), next is Teaporia..special teas...everything teas...150 teas....I love their blue berry and strawberry teas, gorgeous teasets excellent wedding gift or for your personal collection .....If you like to work with dry mixes then you will enjoy the rabbit creek products we offer for breads, cakes, scones and muffins.
I think thats enough info for now as I do not want to bore you or make the blog too long that you would not want to read to the end. So we will continue this conversation soon...enjoy!