Hello Everyone. I hope that your Holiday celebrations were nothing but all smiles. I had such a wonderful time spending time with all my kids. Let me just say, that my family is awesome!
Before, I put away my holiday decorations, I wanted so share this cute little Christmas Tree ornament that I made using my Stampin' Up! punch. I am going to enter it in The Paper Girls Challenge #70
Ornaments. I punched out 3 trees, scored them in the center, attached a string to the middle while gluing them together. I then finished it off by tying a bell and 3 snowflakes to the bottom. It was a super simple project to make.
Stampin' Up!: tree punch and silver string
Misc: bells and snowflakes
I want to wish all of my scrappy friends a safe and Happy New Year!!!
Look at this cool sketch that was created by Shirley. You need to go and check out her amazing layout. I so love it.
Here is my take. I tried really hard to be true to her sketch, but using my old photos and scrapping 8 1/2 x 11, it just did not work. I needed more room and smaller photos. I added some branches from my Martha Stewart's punch to the sides of the photos. I really am pleased with the look.
I also wanted to share and say Thank You to Shirley for my fun winnings. You are the best!!!
This is my first time joining in a ScrapMuch? challenge. I really like this sketch created by Laura Whitaker. It was a lot of fun to play with. I wanted to scrap these sweet photo of my son. He was not having any part of the Jolly Old Man.....Say, No No No to the HO HO HO! My papers are MME and the 3D Stickers are Recollection.
Here is the sketch if you would like to play along.
I also wanted to share the "how to's" on my Christmas photo. Not having a lot of time to spear, I had my hubby work his Photo Shop magic, I used my Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch and punched a boarder across my white cardstock. I trimmed each snowflake to created a 2 1/4" x 5" tag. I added a festive strip to the top and a bling in the center. I then scored, folded and taped my tag to the top and back of my photo, I stamped a few snowflakes, wrote my note and handed them off to Mr Postman.
Are you still in need of a super cute card or a gift card holder for the Holidays? Then it's a must to play along with this awesome sketch at Let's Capture Our Memories. This inspirational sketch was designed by Becky at PageMaps.
Here is my take on this fun sketch.
Be sure to head on over to see what all the other DT members have created using this sketch.
Simple Stories: Printed Cardstock
Martha Stewart: Snowflake Die
Stampin' UP: Scallop Envelope Die, Solid Green Cardstock, Boarder punch and Ribbon
Oh my, have you ever worked on a layout and do not know when to call it quits? Today, was one of those days.....I had to keep telling myself, Cher, step away from the layout! It is sometimes a trick to scrap a 8 1/2 X 11 page while using old 4 x 6 printed photos to take on the look of the 12 x 12 sketch. But if you look real hard at my layout, you may just see a glimpse of the beautiful sketch that Laura Whitaker created.
Here is the sketch at Stuck?! if you would like to play along
Now that I have completed my 12 Day of Christmas, It is time to catch up on all my layouts and cards that I wanted to scrap.
Here is my first card that I did for the S.W.A.T. Christmas card contest. My printed paper are from MME and the embellishments are Recollections. The red cardstock, stocking die and circle punch are from Stampin' Up!
I can not believe that Christmas is only 9 days away. Still needing to wrap and bag some of my holiday gifts, I decided to head on over to SVGCuts to find the perfect gift bag file. This bag can be found in Mary's Silent Night Kit....and such a wonderful kit it is. I am also going to enter this fun bag in the Anything Christmas Die Cut Challenge at StuckOnUSketches. The only thing that I did not cut from the svg file was my wreath. Instead, I fussy cut the beautiful bird in a wreath that was an image on my paper.
MME: Pinted cardstock from the "I Believe" Collection
Wow, I can not believe that I only have two more days left of my 12 Days of Christmas projects. I hope that I was able to inspire you to create and even partake in some of these great challenges.
For my 11 Day of Christmas, I play along with My Mind's Eye Christmas Project challenge. I decided to make a stocking and fill it with a gift card and a sweet little candy cane. My papers and stickers that I used are from the Vintage Christmas collection which I absolutely loved. It is such a pretty collection with lots of old time images. It is definitely a must have for all of your Holiday layout, cards and craft projects.
Isn't that pinwheel the cutest thing ever?
And here is my stocking all stuffed and ready to be gifted.
For the 10th day of Christmas, I wanted to share this little gift that my friend made for me using her Curvy Keepsake Box die by Stampin' Up!. I loved it so much that I ended up ordering the die set for myself. You can do so many cute things with this die. All of the product that she used was Stampin' UP! Check out her blog for more information. Thanks Barbara!!
Now on to my layout:
I love Laura's designs so much. Every time I play with one of her sketches, I am always so pleased with the finish look of my page. In my paper stash, I found this beautiful, wintry Carta Bella Collection to play with. The color combo was the perfect match to the colors in my photos.
Here is a link to the Stuck?! sketch if you would like to play along. She is still having a Guest Design Team call too. I am also going to enter this in the Paper Issues challenge What the #@!$%&.
When boys were younger, we did not have the Elf on a Shelf Tradition. I wish that we did, because I love the fun mischief that this elf creates. Now that I made one, I can't wait for my boys to see what plans I have for him this holiday season. I used Mary's SVG file to create my elf as well as the door hanger. I also made my elf magnetic so I would not be limited to what he could hold on to. I am entering him the Red Carpet Studio Challenge #84 Elf.
I have so many old Christmas photos to scrap, it's not funny.This is a photo of my son who is now 31. My goal this month is to complete at least one challenge a day for the rest of this month. That should give me 19 layouts if I can stick to my goal. I found this great sketch at Let's Get Sketchy Team B December Week 2. They create so many cool sketches each month.
Here is what I did. For this layout, I challenged myself to create my titles and embellishments using only the images and words that were part of the paper design. It took a bit of thought but I am pleased with how it all came together and the best part is, I only used 4 different papers to scrap this entire layout with. I am also going to enter this page in the Paper Issues What the #@!$%& Challenge.
Baking in my household is always a must for the holidays. My boys and I would spend hours making and decorating cookies to give as gifts. I wanted to share my little Christmas cookie treat holder that I created from a beautiful Sizzix snowflake die and embossing folder. I am going to enter my snowflake holder in the S.W.A.T. Drill #45 White Winter Mood Board Challenge.
Here is a recipe to one of my favorite cookie to make at Christmas time. It's a White Chocolate Cranberry/Cherry Pistachio Cookie. All I can say is Yummy!
Here is a super fun and easy gift for the girls. It is such a busy time of year with so many festivities to attend....lots of dressing up and maybe some kissing going on under the mistletoe. Looking over my stash of dies and punches, I decided to create this fun lipstick or lip balm holder box and enter it in the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #21 Celebrate the Season.
I used my Stampin' up! die to cut out my party dress. I then punched two Petal Card Doubles which I made into a box. I folded down the top tabs to help support the lipstick case. I then, glued my dress shapes to the front and back of my box.
To add a little more support to the box, I wrapped a ribbon around the dress ending with a bow.
Don't you just love the end result? This box would also be a great party favors for a New Year's Eve party or even for a bride to give as a Thank you gift to her bridesmaids.
Let the fun begin again. For day 6, I wanted to create a beautiful Christmas card holder for my friend. When I saw Mary's Christmas tree ornament, I knew right away that that was it. I quickly began to cut and assemble the Christmas tree. I then attached a long ribbon to the top ribbon. This is the area where all the cards will be pinned and displayed.
Here is a closeup of my tree. The branches are decorated with some pearls and beaded trim. I then punch out two bunnies for the bottom of the tree and a snowflake that I placed at the top.
I am going to enter my tree in the Die Cut Challenge over at StuckOnUSketches. There is still two more days to join in the fun, so why not play along.
Hi Everyone! For my 5th day of Christmas, it is all about the Christmas gift tags. They are super easy and fun to create especially with all the wonderful cardstock and embellishments that are available around Christmas time.
For the 4th day of Christmas, I decided to make a Christmas ornament for my friend. The svg file is again one of Mary's from SVGCuts. Her file comes with a bird in the cage but to put a fun twist on my ornament, I replaced the bird with a cat.
To be funny, I have a feather hanging out of his mouth.
I embellished the cage with some flowers and leaves from Petaloo and Prima.
I also added in some feathers and dollar store bling to the outside of the cage. The cat is a Stampin' Up! stamp that I chalked. I just smile every time that I look at that Tan Evil Kitty. My yard was from Michaels and my cardstock is AC Cardstock. I am going to enter this in Paper Issues, Bird of a Feather Flock Together Challenge.
Who does not love chocolate and snowflakes during Christmas time?
Today, for The Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #21, Celebrate the Season, I wrapped this box of Godiva Chocolates with some pretty paper from MME. Being that the chocolate box is magnetic, I used my Big Shot to cut out some beautiful snowflakes with my Stampin' Up! dies and glued a magnet to the back. I then tied some gorgeous vintage lace around the top of the box that I had in my stash and added a touch bling to the snowflake. This project was so simple to make but yet the end results are stunning.
Here is closeup of my box.
This is what it looks like without the magnet. I just love that paper collection from MME. It's the Signature Christmas collection from 2009.