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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Reindeer Christmas Cards

We have mailed out our Christmas cards for 2016!  I do love this type of Z fold card.  I can see all kinds of possibilities for future cards!  I was happy to use some Sizzix dies that I have had in my stash for a long time. 

I made 30 of these cards!  A little more work than I anticipated but fun all the same!  I believe the trees are from Marianne Design.

To me- it looks like the deer are standing in the snow.  I am not sure you can tell but there are 4 deer in the card!   The sentiment is on the back- I think I forgot to take a picture of that....

It has snowed several time here and that has put me in a Christmas frame of mind.  We are just about finished with our Christmas shopping too!  All in all- I think it is going to be a great Christmas!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Snow Globes

My office always makes Christmas Cards to send to our co-workers.  This year, we decided to send Snow Globes as our Christmas Card!  We really had fun putting these snow globes together!

We made about 30 of these globes.  They can also be used as a Christmas ornament!  The Santa and reindeer are from Papertrey's stamps.  I believe the trees are from Marianne Design.    Can you see the faux snow in each of them.  The snow was fun to work with- if you sneezed- it would be everywhere!

I loved the navy ribbon that we used!  We made envelopes on the Envelope Punch board to ensure a safe delivery.  They weren't sent thru the mail but thru our interoffice system.   It snowed today so we are really in a Christmas frame of mind!   Tomorrow we are mailing the Christmas cards I made for friends and family!  I will share pictures of those too on my next post!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick post to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!  We are going to my sister, Rochelle's house for our feast today.  It is always fun to get together with family and friends!  I made the pie in the picture above.  The last time I made a pie was last Thanksgiving!  I like to buy pies.  But this one was a recipe on Pinterest.  Looks wise- I think it came out better than I thought it would.  I will have to let you know about the taste.  It actually wasn't that hard to make- I did buy the crust though.... I still count it as homemade.  I love those pre-made crusts!

Of course, I have to share the card I made for my niece's virtual shower.  My sister, Phillis was up here from Georgia a few weeks ago- she is going to be a Grammy for the first time!  Her daughter, Danielle,  could not be here so my sisters and I decided to have a shower anyway!  We had Danielle on Skype and her Mom opened her gifts for her.  It was sooo much fun! 

I have made this type of card before but wanted to show you that I have been working in my craft room.  I have even finished all my Christmas cards!  Usually, I am working on them last minute.  Not his year!

This card does collapse so that you can mail it!  It is made from Tim Holtz's birdcage die.  I do have a tutorial on You tube that shows you how to make it. 

I do have so much to be thankful for this year- too numerous to list!  I am hoping that you all have a Fabulous Thanksgiving and eat lots of turkey!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

I have fallen in love with Papertrey Ink's Tiny Town Houses! This  die is  called the Spookville die I made these as party favors for the fun crafting day we had yesterday!  I put some Hershey's kisses that are wrapped in Halloween paper inside these houses.  That is what I like about these houses- you can use them to put goodies inside or just use them for display with a little tea light inside. 

Here is a side view of the houses.  I tried several different colors of card stock for the house.  You do have to buy the base of the house and then add to your collection for different looks to the house.  I love the different little dies that come with the Halloween house- ghosts, pumpkins and even spider webs!

On some of the houses- I used the back to stamp a Happy Halloween wish.  They are really fun to put together!

I couldn't resist buying the Gingerbread die!  I love the little peppermint candies!  I have to use a tweezer to put them together!  The larger roof is made with a Sizzix die that I have- the roof that Papertrey Ink sells is always out of stock.  I think I like this just as well!  I do need a little practice on the smaller roof.  That one was a challenge but I love how it came out!

This one I made for our friend, Cindy!  She loves everything pink!  It is called the Sweet Shoppe Die.   I love the roof as an awing - so cute!  The designer of these adorable houses is Betsy Veldman. 
You can check out all the dies at-

Have a Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Halloween is coming!

This year I made Halloween treat holders for my staff!  I wanted to find round test tubes for my project but couldn't find a one anywhere.  I ended up using 8 inch square test tubes but they worked well since they held more candy.  Of course, now I see the round ones everywhere.

I loved using some of my Halloween paper stash!  I was inspired by some of the tutorials on Pinterest to make these holders.  I searched Halloween favors and a whole bunch of tutorials came up.  I had to adjust mine since the test tubes are so tall.

On Sunday, we are headed to my sister, Andrea's house to make snow globes!  I think this will put me in a Christmas mood.  I have started making my Christmas cards - so that should help!  I am early this year since usually I am running around last minute just trying to come up with an idea for Christmas cards.  Not this year!!

Can't wait for Halloween!  We don't get tons of Trick or Treaters but it is fun to see the kids in costumes.  We have decorated the front porch with a Skeleton and a Witch and some bats.  I will try and send pictures - Hubby found this cool scary plastic cover for our front door- we might have a lot of Halloween candy left over if it is too scary.    Hope everyone has a safe and scary Halloween!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Christmas Snow Globes!

I have been playing around making Snow Globes!  I love using the Faux Snow in order to create a warm winter scene!  I found the tutorial on You Tube and have since shared it on Pinterest.  Check it out here-
I used several small scenery dies and added lots of glitter.  I think making these Snow Globes are a lot of fun!  Here is a close up of the Silver globe.
I like this one too- it has a little more color!
I could decorate the back more but love it to include the sentiment!  It is hard to believe we
are working on ideas for Christmas already!  I am sure I say it every year but boy, did the Summer go fast or what?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Farmyard Birthday!

I saw Dawn's tutorial for the Double Z card on Pinterest!  I can think of many uses for this card.  Since I love Karen Burniston's farmyard animals- I wanted to incorporate them into this card.  Here is Dawn's tutorial -

I put the sentiment on the side but I think I would put it on the back of the card next time.  I love the fact that the card closes for easy mailing too!  The card is closed in the photo below-
Today is the first day of Fall!  I will miss Summer but I am ready for Fall and all the fun things we can do without fear of dying of the heat!  I just wish Winter wasn't so close behind it.  Enjoy your day!