Saturday, March 10, 2007


I'm so excited this morning - someone has won our prize for the 5 Minutes For Mom - Blog Party! Congratulations go out to Taya for winning one of our Bronze Package Mystery Gifts! I'm thrilled to be able to send her this gift, and I hope she truly enjoys it.

What happens next is, we've emailed Taya and asked her to go to Mystery Gift and fill out our Gift Profiler page. Here she can customize the type of gift she wants or select 'surprise me'.

After Taya has received her gift, I'm hoping that she'll put a pic or tell you all about it on her blog. I know that everyone will be so excited to see what she got in her gift. If for some reason Taya is unable to post a pic - I will post one here after I receive confirmation that her gift has been received.

Thank you all so much for entering the contest and taking the time to pop by our little place of the wwwland!

Peace and God Bless,


Friday, March 2, 2007

Blog Party KickOff

Thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom for hosting this Blog Party!

Kick back, grab some coffee and relax. I've got a great birthday cake idea for you and a short story that is sure to grab your attention.

To make this unique cake you will need 1 chocolate cake mix, 2 cups of oreo cookie crumbs, 2 pks instant pudding, clean new dump truck, shovel and other cars to decorate.

Bake the cakes according to the package directions. While cake is cooking prepare the pudding using 1/2 the milk the pkg. calls for. When cake is cooled cut into chunks. Arrange one layer of crumbs in the dump truck followed by cake chunks, pudding and repeat. Making sure to save some of the crumbs for the final layer and for any decorating you want to do.

This cake is soooooo easy and kids love it. I recently made it for my nephew's 2 yr. birthday party. I think he was pretty thrilled to eat cake out of a truck. Hint: to make the clean up easier line the inside of the dump truck with aluminum foil.

I'm going to put my thinking cap on and come up with some more unique ideas for you to try. Check back later in the week to see what else I have in store for this Party!

Interested in a unique gift idea? Stop by my online store at Mystery Gift and see how you can surprise someone or even yourself with a gift, yes that's right yourself! Wouldn't that brighten up your day to have a parcel delivered to you! You won't be disappointed as we offer a money back gurantee.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

DIY Bath Salts

I love these things! Forget waiting until Christmas in the hopes of getting your own basket of bath goodies, making your own is fun and you get to make the things you like most. They also make great gifts with a personal touch that your friends and family will love;

Desert Bath Salts:

5 drop yellow food coloring
4 drop musk oil
3 drops jasmine fragrance or essential oil
3 cup epsom salts
1 cup baking soda
2 tsp. glycerin

Earth Bath Salts:

1/2 cup epsom salts
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup rock salt
1/2 cup vitamin E
2 tsp. light oil (almond, sunflower etc.)
20 drops patchouli essential oil
15 drop cypress essential oil
Green food coloring to desired shade (just add a few drops at a time until you get the color you want.)

Ocean Bath Salts:

1 cup epsom salts
1 cup baking soda
4 drops food coloring
3 drops jasmine fragrance
4 drops vanilla
2 tbs. glycerin

Mix all ingedients thoroughly and store in your favorite container or decorative jar. Have fun with these!

Make sure you check back later for more great DIY projects and gift ideas.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Blog Party WhoHa?8

First of all let me say thank you to Five Minutes For Mom for their upcoming Blog Party. It's going to be a blast! There will be new people to meet and some pretty amazing prizes. We are offering one of our Bronze gift packages as a prize, to learn more visit our site at

Hi there, my name is Melissa. Over the past three years I've been dreaming of an idea for an online business. If you don't know me, you probably don't know that I am a dreamer. I always have a new idea pop into my head. What I usually do is disregard them and then years later I'll see that someone else has latched onto the idea and it has been successful. This year I decided with a little push from my husband Eric - to give this one a shot. This idea was for a website where I would send mysterygifts to people across Canada and the U.S., basically a personal shopper - the fun of it is, that the gift is a surprise to both the sender and the receiver.

I had been thinking awhile back what I would do if I was single, widowed etc. for things like Christmas. I love the element of surprise and wrapping up my own gift and sticking it under the tree seemed a little boring. That's when I thought of Mystery Gift! There was a way that people who lived alone could have gifts sent to themselves. Why should single parents, widowers, single people go without gifts. I could make the holidays more special for them, but my mind was racing with the possibilities of it all. What about others who want to send someone a special gift but either don't know what to send, don't like to shop, like the element of surprise or they are housebound for various reasons. I didn't even stop there, we have many people from Canada and the U.S. overseas fighting so hard for their countries, but they too are away from their loved ones. This would be an opportunity for them to send gifts home with the personal touch of wrapping paper and a card with a personalized note. That's when I realized I was on to something. I searched diligently and didn't see any other service of this type offered.

I hope you'll stop by our site at Mystery Gift and see what we have to offer in personalized gift services, our Free Ecards and coming soon personalized stationery for Outlook Express. This blog KraftyGiftCorner will be updated regularly with unique gift ideas that I find on the internet to share with you, or ones I have used in the past. Check back often to see the cool things I dig up.

Melissa :)

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Greeting Card Placemats

I discovered a neat family craft idea that would be great to use for a gift idea(greeting card placemats)for that favorite Granny, Grandpa or other friend of the family. Get the materials together and have your child create a nice gift to share.

Often times I save the Christmas cards as they're too beautiful to throw away. Who doesn't like to have the house all decorated in theme for the holidays. A set of homemade placemats are the perfect gift for that special hostess. A way to cherish those birthday cards for years to come, perhaps.

Or, do you have a spouse who is crazy for scrapbooking - you can surprise he with a special cover for her scrapbook. Hubby's nothing says loving like a homemade gift. Put together some images of you and her together, photos from magazines of places you'd like to take her. Think outside the box.

This isn't just a craft for kids, it can be done by anyone for anyone. The cost is extremely cheap and the results can be as spectacular as your creative juices allow.

Now I am off to get some images and start a collection of placemats to spruce up our dining room table. Enjoy the craft and if you'd like to email a pic of your completed project I'd love to post it here for others to see.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Welcome to Krafty Corner

I thank you for stopping by my little corner of the Internet. This is a busy place with a lot going on. I like to surf the net for unique gift ideas. My goal of this blog is to share these treasured finds with you.

Quite often for Christmas my husband Eric and I make all the gifts for our family. This has been done with knitting, soap making and even wine making. As we are always on the search for new gift ideas, we thought a blog would be a great way to share our ideas and learn new ones from our readers.

Check back weekly for a new crafty gift idea and if you have an idea that you'd like to share on Krafty Gift Corner, leave a comment or email me at

Peace and God Bless