Food Gifts

I love to make gifts for family and friends.  One item that goes over nicely at Christmas time is cookie mixes in a jar.  I will take a few hours one day to make up a huge batch of them.  Once the jars are filled I decorate the out side of them to suit my mood.  On this one in particular I used a stamped image that I colored last year for my Christmas cards.  I had a few left.  I also used a tag that I made last year from a die cut and old dictionary pages.  I like to recycle paper whenever I can and the dictionary that I tore up has been used on a few dozen projects now.  The vintage paper makes a great background for almost any project.  The circle on the was a piece of left over scrap paper that I had stamped at some point in time.  I really like using up all the bits and pieces that I have accumulated over the year.


About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at
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