Sunday, November 6, 2011
Snowflake Pizza Box
This week at
the challenge is to make a
with a band.....
I wanted to make a fancier band, but because of not being able to punch an edge punch
one handed, I settled for a snowflake strip I cut from some Christmas designer paper....
however, by standing up and putting alot of pressure on my punch I was able to punch 6 snowflakes for my box.....I added "Stardust" Stickles to each snowflake for some "sparkle"....
under each snowflake is a "flourish" I cut from Sizzix.....
this die was a free one when purchasing some embossing folders...
I also embossed my entire box with a swiss dots embossing folder...
it feels good to finally be able to create again......
I have been making Christmas tags with leftovers from previous years when I hosted a
"tag" making day...I miss those...and now am addicted to making all my own tags for Christmas....
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Less Is More Challenge Meets "Rock & Roll"
This week on the
Less Is More Challenge
we are to use red and orange....
I chose Melon Mambo and Cherry Cobler by SU for my inks....
my card is very simple and not at all what I had started out to do....
I inked my stamp in one color, then "rocked" and "rolled" it in another...
I like the color variations it gave my leaves.....
I had intended to add a sentiment, but decided I like it as is......
I am off this AM to a craft show......
my hubby has been out of town since Wed and returns Sunday afternoon...
I have to admit I am enjoying it VERY much...LOL
So while he has been gone I have been busy downsizing my fabric and craft supplies.....
making Christmas tags.....
and pretty much whatever I want...sigh!!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Vintage Postcard ~Challenge at City Crafter
I came across this fun challenge at
......make a postcard that you could mail to someone...
now how fun is that??
I stamped my postcard with an awesome santa image....
cut out some holly leaves with my little old and much neglected QuicKutz.....
added 3 little red Swarovski Crystals for the berries....
found an old 5 cent Christmas stamp for the back......
I love the
City Crafter Challenges
in that they are so "unique"...fun!!
Since you all know I had the arm/hand surgeries I haven't been able to create much the last several weeks....
but I am slowly progressing....
and decided that I am going to try challenges again.....
and try to make them all for the holidays to get ahead a bit.....
now don't forget to scroll on down and sign up for my "giveaway"!!
Happy Birthday Little One
It's so hard to believe it's already November.....it will be Christmas before we know it!
And the time changes this weekend....ugh...this is the one (fall back) I can't stand....
Well...onto my "creation"
I made this card for my grandson's first birthday which was Oct 29th.....
I used my Cricut cartridge "Birthday Bash"....
love this cartridge for cards for the kiddos...
it has a ton of layering to cut out....but well worth it......
that's it for today!!!!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Kick Off For Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Show Giveaway
I am joining in with an Old Fashioned Christmas Blog Craft show beginning on
Nov. 11th thru the 13th
.....you will be able to visit all these wonderful blogs and shop right from your home!
I am offering a free "prim" squirrel and his bag of acorns .....
all you have to do to enter is
1....post on your sidebar about this event...and
2....post on your blog about this event...and
3....become a follower...and
4....leave a comment on
post telling me you did....and
thats it...you will be entered..........
if you scroll to a few post below you will see all the participating blogs....
I will be reposting these the days of the show!!
I also will be posting a few "sneak peeks" this week and next.......
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The Rusty Thimble is Having A Giveaway
the Rusty Thimble
is giving away some of her awesome goodies...a darling Elf and some ornaments.......go
for all the details........lots of ways to "win"!!
Also come back later to my blog...I have a giveaway myself!!
Shabby Tea Room Homespun Fall Challenge
I finally am able to do a challenge...a slow start with my hand, but at least I am making an attempt for "normal".......
that being said, I decided to do a
Shabby Tea Room Challenge
I gatheedr a scrap of lace into a flower....cut some Maple leaves with my Kwikcut.....
added some burlap scraps I had left from a previous project...a few more details...
and my card was funished!!
Come back later tonight for my "giveaway" for the Christmas online craft show I am doing.......fun!!