Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas cards w/candy

Christmas is just right around the corner.  It just seems like we just did Thanksgiving. I have been working on these for two days and watching Linda video on how to make these.  Thanks Linda I really enjoyed making them.  I don't have any spellbinder dies, so I had to use my cricut expression2 to get the openings.  This was not an easy feat for me because I haven't used the center point feature until now. Used a lot of my scraps for practice until I got it right.

Here are the first three that I did yesterday.

This is the first 3  I used three different paper stacks.
This paper is from Recollections City Sidewalk Christmas stack.
The wreath on the front is from Teresa Collins Dec 25th cart. The poinsettias are from M's.
The Merry Christmas is a stamp that I had gotten from HL a couple of years ago..

This paper is from graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas. I just love this stack.  its so pretty. I used some of the flowers from M's.  I also used the chipboard piece that came with the stack.

This paper is from HL All Seasons paper.  I used the dog from CAC2  The gingerbread man is from CAC2 also.  I used mini google eyes on the dog and the gingerbread man.  The Joy was part of another paper stack that I had.
All of these measure 5x7 when finished.

This one is 4 1/4x 5 1/2 when finished. The bell and the wreath are from the DEC 25th cart.

Thanks for looking and have a great day. 

Merry Christmas everyone.  I will be going up North for Christmas and won't have access to a comp until I return on Dec 28th.  So this will be my last post for two weeks.  Have a safe Christmas

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Altered Gift box

Hello.  Hope everyone had a great day.  My grandson Colton and I did some crafting this afternoon.  Well I did the crafting,  he was in his bouncer setting on top of the kitchen table where he usually is watching me.  I posted a picture of him in an earlier post.

My project that I had done was for the HIMCR Holiday Colors.   Lorraine
 on her video blog  I hope this link works   had made this alter box that she had gotten from M's in the $ bin.   I really liked the video so I tried my own.

                                        This what the box looked like when I purchased it from M's.

 This is now.  I used a MS branch punch to cover the Christmas tree. I painted the front with red craft paint. I changed the ribbon to red.  the Angel at the top is a miniature ornament that I had in my stash.
The ornaments are red buttons also from my stash. I put some red tulle inside and will probably fill with candy or some other things.  Not real sure right now.  Will have to think about it.

     I used some Christmas paper from my stash. Don't know the name because if was a single sheet that I had gotten from a fellow crafter. I think its called Ullitide ( Misspelled).  I made a tag and placed that on the back.

thanks for looking. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

The weekend

Good morning everyone.  Hope everyone had a good weekend. We had an ice storm, then snow, then freezing drizzle yesterday.   Still no school for the kids.  My youngest daughter took her 7 month old outside. 

Yesterday my daughter put up the Christmas tree.  Colton decided that he wanted to se what everyone was doing.

I finally finished my 2014 calendar.  I had posted Nov and Dec in another post.  Here is what I did for the front of the calendar.

I used the paper stack A Place In Time from graphic45 for the whole calendar. I really enjoyed doing this one. It was so easy because all the embellishments were there for you to use.
 I want to acknowledge that some of my inspirations for the calendar came from the graphic 45 blog site and the calendar series tat they had done and also from Suzanne circutcraftinggrammy  on the series that she had done for a scrapbooking glass that she teaches.

Thanks for looking and hope everyone has a good week.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

November and December calender page.

Today I was able to work on my November calendar page and my December page. I finished them.  Now all I have to do if finish putting the days in and the numbers.

                                                                    Here is November.

     I made some of my vellum flowers  and inked them to make them brown. I used some bling that I had gotten at M's.  The ribbon is a two-tone that I had gotten at M's also. The butterfly was also from M's  The papers are from graphic 45 A Place In time.  I also sued some of my rolled flowers at the top.

My December page is from this years paper pack The 12 days of Christmas from graphic 45. I didn't really ad to much to the page because the paper says it all.  This paper pack is gorgeous.  If you  get a chance go take a look at the paper stack on the Graphic 45 blog site. 

Hope everyone has a good Friday and a good weekend.  We are in a Winter Storm Warning for tonight and tomorrow.  Then returning again late Saturday nite into Sunday.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Calender pages

I'm still working on my 2014 calendar.  Here is September and October.

I used my MS Lacey Doily punch around the girl on the swing. I used some flowers that I had gotten at M's.  The leaves were cut from the Artiste cart.

The 31 and the spider web and the spider are all cut from the Happy Hauntings cart.

I still have to finish putting the days of the week and the numbers. 
Thanks for looking.  Only two more pages and my calendar will be done.  Have a great week.

We are under a winter storm watch starting Thursday.  Tomorrow is going to be close to 70 degrees. Then the bottom is going to fall out.  High Friday will only be 27.
I will be doing lots of crafting and cooking this week end.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas mini album

Good Monday afternoon.  Hope everyone had a great weekend and got todo some crafting or preperations for your Thanksgiving dinner.  I got to finish my Christmas mini that I had been working on.  I had shown some of my finished pages before on another posting. I'm going to show you the finished album now.
Most of the cuts were from the CAC2 cart. Some of the embellishments were in the actual "CITY SIDEWALKS" paper stack from Recolletions that I had gotten @ M's.
I used two of MS's punches also on some of the pages.

I got my inspiration from Ginger She has videos' on making this mini album from beginning to end. She also does other mini's that are so AWESOME!! If you get a chance and you have never seen her videos or her blog page check her out.  Shes' AWESOME!!!.
Here is my mini from the beginning.  There is going to be alot of piccs so bear with me or not. LOL.

I'm entering this in the FCCB challenge this week. "SPARKLE AND BLING"
Here is the front of my mini Album. I used the MS branch punch to make my wreath. I used some Swaroski crystals on my wreath.  I made some bows from my ribbon stash.  The flowers I had gotten from M's. The paper is from CITY SIDEWALKS  Recolletions paper stack.  I didn't title the mini because of the paper.  It has words on it and I thought that would work.   I made a stick pin from some of my beads also.   Here is a close up of it on my cover. I used a paper doiley that I colored green and adhered it to the front. Then I adhered the brances to that.

                                 On to the inside of the front cover.  And the first page.

        The saying was part of the stack so I thought I would use that. The ribbon is from my stash. 

                                     First page of min album with a journaling tag with the stack.
This is the flap opened with a tag and word from the stack. The calender was also in the Stack The poinsettia is from M's.

                  Here is the back cover of the first page. Below is the photo mat opened.

There is a large photo mat stuck in the pocket page on the side.  I didn't take a photo that,  In the top right corner is a Candy Cane cut from the CAC2 cart. and some Baker's twine at the top of one of the Candy Cane's.

                                             Here are the rest of the pages of my Mini.

                                        Candy Canes from CAC2 and Baker's twine.  Pocket for Tag from stack.
                              Photo mat with a ginger bread cookie cut from the CAC2 cart.

           The inside photo mat that can be used either  for a picture of whatever.  The stockings were also cut from the CAC2 cart

The back side of the page. The paper had the presents and I just added the sleigh cut from CAC2

These two pages are 1/2 pages. "The stockings were hung by the chimney with care" is an actual page from the stack.   I just cut them apart  and rounded the corners and added some ribbon from my stash.

The frames are stickers that I had gotten from my daughter.  The ginger bread men are cut from CAC2.  I pop dotted them up to give them some demention.
 Here is the next pocket page in the mini. Tags and saying from the stack. I used Baker's Twine on the top tag.

 In side flap. I took one of the sayings and made a pocket for the larger tag. I made a photo mat that can be use with pictures or journaling on the front and for the inside.
Here it is opened.
Here s the back side of the page.  I cut the fireplace from  A Quilted Christmas cart and the layers.  I think I cut the christmas tree from the same cart. I forgot to write this down so I can't remember. LOL (senior moment)
                            I used some silver liquid pearls on the tree to look like garland.

The stockings were cut from the CAC2 cart and I used snow on the tops of the boots. I wished the picture came out better so you could see it.  The initials are for my neice and her hubby and her two girls. I cut a picture frame from the CTMH Artbooking cart so she can add a picture later.  I hung the stockings up with some Baker's twine.

                           I made a cascading mini folder for photos. Here is is closed.
                                                                           OPENED UP
This is the last page in my mini.  The penguin and the mouse are cut from the CAC2 cart. This flap is a two pocket page.  I only added some candy stickers that I had gotten from M's.  The Santa was a cut out from the stack.  I left the big part blank so my neice could put what she wanted here.

                         Here is the back of the last page. This is with the photo window closed. Then you can open it up where you can add one picture and some journaling or what ever you want.
Here it is opened

On the back inside cover  I just cut out a border that was on the cutout page and made a pocket to hold tags.

 Thanks for looking at my Christmas mini Album.  I had alot of fun making this with the help of my youngest grandson Colton.  Below is a picture of him sitting in his bouncer on top of the kitchen table where I put this all together. 

Hope you enjoyed looking at my mini.  Comments are so welcome.   Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone.