Monday, November 17, 2014

Gingerbread Tags

It's tag making time! The holiday will be here before we know it so let the Christmas crafting begin.
Stampin' Up! supplies: Real Red, Very Vanilla and Whisper White cardstocks retired holiday designer paper, Scentsational Season gingerbread man stamped in Pumpkin Pie and cut with coordinating framelits die, sentiment and snowflake are from Winter Post set, red baker's twine. Vintage mini rick rack from my sewing room.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bloom With Hope Birthday

For the Fusion Challenge  this week I used both the inspiration photo with the aqua and white theme and the sketch. All supplies used are Stampin' Up! Bloom With Hope hostess set and Blendabilities markers, Very Vintage jumbo wheel in Craft White. Cardstocks: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, and Whisper White.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Sparkles and Garland

Stampin' Up supplies: Real Red and Whisper White cardstocks. Real Red and Smoky Slate inks, Peaceful Wishes stamp set, Filigree Frame embossing folder, white pearls, rhinestone for garland, Red and Silver glimmer papers (cardstock), Ornament Keepsakes framelits dies, snowflake punch is Martha Stewart.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Holiday Home Christmas Tags

Stampin' Up! Holiday Home set with Real Red, Chocolate, and Crumb Cake cardstocks, Blendabilities markers, and Real Red satin ribbon used to make these holiday gift tags. It's not too early to start crafting for Christmas! I got two of my trees down and am going to begin the decorating of the smaller ones and store them in the guest room until after Thanksgiving.   

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cheerful Christmas Ornament

Stampin' Up! supplies: Cheerful Christmas image colored in markers of Real Red, Old OLive, Garden Green, and Not Quite Navy on Whisper White cardstock. Festive Flurry die and a window sheet to cover the white snowflake, attached with an antique brad for center and some sparkly embroidery floss to hang. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pine Cones

I know it seems silly to actually BUY pine cones but these were on after Christmas clearance and I couldn't resist. I always "bake" the cones I collect in a warm oven for an hour or more to kill off any insects living inside so this saved that step.
This is a fairly easy project made easier if you have a hot glue gun. I wound two strands of Christmas candle decorating garland around the finished cone tree and studded it with some pearls and pins. The tree topper is a snowflake rhinestone from last year's Stampin' Up holiday catalog. I stocked up on those beauties, my favorite SU embellishment ever!

Friday, October 24, 2014


I always seem to have pocket change all over the place so I made this quick little bank out of an old small coffee tin. Stampin' Up paper and Secret Garden Flower with microbeads in center. Cut a slot on top with Exacto knife.