Thursday, December 23, 2010

A few ornaments created

Ornaments created for my friend. I love the holiday and could not create just one. So ..... one was painted, the other altered and glittered and the last one.. well she loves vintage and the snowflake just reminded me of the old pipecleaner ornaments from my grandmothers tree. :)

Santa Clause is coming to Town!!

Friends, work has consumed me, but I wanted to take the time to post another project. This one is a old craft, one that I have not done in a long time. For my Gibbs swap partner I could not resist! We were challenged with creating an item ' covered in paint '. This did not call for a paper project although I did end up with several painted paper items and will add an additional one to this post. :)

Painting a ceramic santa however was just the thing for the challenge and the season. :)

The additional... a painted rabbit, sugared in snow and cuttled with the flower of Christmas. I altered a small hat box for my snow bunny to rest on and filled with sweet mints that melt in your mouth.



Sunday, December 5, 2010

Make it Merry and Bright !

More Cards. I decided I give so many Christmas cards, I wanted to ensure that Laurie had some to choose from.
So these too she received in her box of goodies. I mentioned I LOVE my Cricut, however I will never forget the classics!
I also love to pull out my Sizzix and create, and these cards are all Sizzix. Sizzix original die candy cane and original die holly. Again the Sizzix embossing Polka Dot folder, a few buttons and bling and walla - precious !
Hummm, someone just asked if I have a thing for polka dots ???? I don't see where they got this idea from ;) LOL!




Saturday, December 4, 2010

Holiday Cards

As promised, I just walked in the door and would you believe it, I am still not finished!!! Honestly believe that next year I will rethink the decorations for my church and most certainly get some help!!

Ok, enough of my whining and on to the cards. These were quick, and I think they turned out oh so cute!
Cartridge used... do we need a drum roll ? Yep, you guessed it ! Winter Woodland ... AGAIN ! LOL
What can I say, it is full of simple happy shapes. The circle and scallop backing were both cut using the WW cart. You should see a resemblance to the snowflakes. Except these were cut using the blackout or shadow feature.
a Sizzix polka dot folder to emboss the back ground, dimensional stickers from my stash, and blue SU ribbon finish it off.

I just love using these happy colors for Christmas cards.




More Tags

Hope your days this season are filled with a slight chill in the air and socks on your toes :).
I Love this time of year and spirit that fills peoples hearts. I love to sit in my craft room in my fuzzy socks and create. But so too do I love to give it away. Today, I will be finishing up the decorations at my Church, and all that work will certainly call for a warm lunch. So today Ive decided to tie one of these little tags onto gift cards from one of my favorite fast food places, then hand it to a homeless man. Talk about filling your heart with joy while filling someone elses tummy!!!! :)

The Winter Woodland cartridge is just sooo wonderful! These tags were cut just as suggested by the guide. Nothing else added. They make up fast and although I went through alot of my pearl stash, I think each and every one needed them. Again, could not settle on just one of the different base shapes and the different snowflakes, so here you will see a sample of them all. ( I think I made about 40 of these !!! )

I will be back this evening to share a few cards... stay tuned :)

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I love, love my cricut, and these were made using the Winter Woodland cartridge. The base of the shapes were all so pretty I could not decide on just one. The Trees were also cut from WW, while the little bird and banner piece were cut from the Give a Hoot cartridge
I just thought the banner was the perfect spot to write someone's name or even a sweet holiday message. We paper crafters all know, that every paper creation seems to always look better with a bit of bling, so a sprinkle of sequins, some stickling and sparkley trim - perfect.




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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

No time like the PRESENTs :D

Hello Blog !!!

It's beginning to feel alot like Christmas !

I am back. With a bit of a preview of things to come.
GIBBS 5 has been shipped ! All 23 pounds and will arrive in two huge boxes. Beginning Friday, I will share the contents of all the goodies that my partner Laurie is receiving.


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