Getting ready for Christmas is, and I'm sure you will agree one of the busiest times of the year. I have been making presents, money this year dictates that I make most of the presents that people will be getting this year. I have enjoyed going through stored yarns and knitting mittens and hats and scarves and fingerless mitts. It is a really nice hobby... Not paper crafting.. but nice none the less~
I have made cards for most of the family that are off already in the mail in hopes that they get there in time for them to have them and be able to put them up and enjoy them.
Here is one of the cards... I made my own "Flower Soft" and used it for snow.
Cocoa Mugs for folks at work, there are always people that you want to let know that you are thinking of them during the holidays but can't really afford to buy presents... these mugs are great to say Happy Holidays! I saw these on the web and couldn't find the cut file and didn't know how to make one, I asked a friend and she said "Oh, those are so easy!", and she showed me how to create files in Design Studio and I made this mug. I think it came out nicely...
The mugs were made with George. I hate to admit it but she was right ... It wasn't that hard!
On one of my favorite Yahoo groups "The Frugal Scrapper" a fellow member, Judy made a really cute card of a pyramid of penguins. When I saw it I had to tell her how much I liked the card and that I thought a card with the same idea but with snowmen would be to cute. Judy said that if I made one that she would like to see it.
Well here it is... I like it, I like it a lot and wish I had thought of it before, because it would have been this years main card.
These little guys are from Doodlecharms and the hat is from Everyday Paperdolls. I tore the what Wal-Mart cards stock and I also cut the snowmen with it. The gold sticker letters are from Creative Memories. Nope,thats not Stickles... its glitter glue from Wal-mart. It looks really nice, even if it's not the pricer Stickles...
I work in a hospital and in the mornings when patients would like something to eat, we offer them cereal from small individual boxes. I was looking at the boxes and talking to a friend and decided that they would make great gift boxes! Here is what I came up with... I have more boxes and will be making more for some of the smaller gifts that I have to give.
The penguin is from Joy of the Season, and the ice cubes are from George. I ran the cubes through the Cuttlebug with the Tiny Bubbles folder. The paper I used to cover the box is from DCWV's Christmas Value Stack.
Phew... I'm not done yet, but I know I will enjoy the entire process, and will post more later!
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I taught a class on making mini albums and this is the album that the class was based on.
This album is based on all the things that I enjoy most about the autumn season. Football, changing colors and weather, Halloween and Thanksgiving to name a few.
There are tags, and swingers and pockets all over the place and room for pictures on the larger tags that are in between each set of layouts. (the yellow tag there is one of them)
I don't have more pictures, but my favorite pages was the Halloween page. The purple tag sticking out is from that page. Lots of fun making this album. Most cuts were done with the Cricut and I used Doodlecharms, Wild card Base Camp, George and Basic Shapes and Everyday Paper Dolls.
The goodies added were from my stash - flowers, charms, buttons, and other goodies. I also finished a 2010 album that is small and will hold one or two pictures from each month to highlight what has happened that month.
I thought this was a good idea because it will force me to get out the camera more often!
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