Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Eco Friendly Holiday Project - Creatively Green

Here is a Christmas vase I made for today's post on the Creatively Green blog. I used a plastic chip container, Making Memories Mistletoe paper and sticker, and some braided ribbon. It was a very quick and easy project - I used glue dots to attach the paper to the plastic and a glue gun to adhere the ribbon.

Be sure to keep stopping by the Creatively Green blog each day until Christmas as there are daily giveways and a lot of great projects!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

That Scrappy Girl December Kit - Cards and a Giveaway!

Here are a couple cards I made using December's Mistletoe and More kit. The first card I made layering Bazzill cardstock (adding pop dots behind some for dimension), using some Elle's Studio paper and die cut sentiment and a piece of paper from the Jenni Bowlin mini album. The second card I used Pink Paislee paper and a die cut.

That Scrappy Girl is giving away some Elle's Studio this week over on their blog. Be sure to stop by - the drawing is on Thursday.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Let It Snow Ornaments - Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs

Here are a couple ornaments I made using the Show Off Acrylic Mini Album. I sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Marshmallow), let dry and then added snowflakes and stickers. It is hard to tell from the pictures, but the snowflakes are covered in glitter. The size of these ornaments is 4x6 and were super easy to put together. I used my Cropodile to punch holes in the top to make the hanger.

We are having a little more snow here, but nothing like what is happing out East. Family is supposed to be flying out of DC tonight to come back home for Christmas - we are crossing our fingers!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Scrappy Shack Creations

Here are some cards I made using die cuts from The Scrappy Shack. These first two cards used pieces of the same die cut. I cut apart the Flourish die cut - one to create a branch, one to create a stem. The papers I used are Jillibean Soup Grandma's Christmas - although one card didn't end up being a Christmas card.
On this card I used the Flourish Frame die cut to create this wedding card. I added a transparency behind it and a few pearls to dress it up. The papers are from Making Memories - Sabrina.

This post is short and sweet as I still have a lot to do for Christmas. I procrastinate on the wrapping, packing, baking etc. every year - you'd think I'd learn!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Eco Friendly Holiday Project at Creatively Green

This month Creatively Green has a daily Eco Friendly Holiday post. You will find all kinds of fun projects - cards, gift wrap, ornaments etc - be sure to stop by each day and see what the team is up to. There are also daily giveaways!

This project I made using a cardboard beef jerky can. I like to hold onto different canisters. I never know when I'll need one and the kids love to decorate them too! This can be used for cookies, pretzels, tshirts, whatever strikes your fancy (I gave it the sniff test and it is jerky This measures 4 x 7. I used Jillibean Soup's Grandma's Christmas line and handcut the embellishments from the papers.

I hope everyone is staying warm this holiday season. We had about 15 inches of snow last week and now ice is on it's way today. Sounds like a perfect day to craft to me!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Paper Crafts Inspired By Project

The challenge over at the Paper Crafts blog was to create a Happy Birthday or Thank You card inspired by a card from one of their publications. I created this Many Thanks card inspired by this Happy Anniversary card by Kim Moreno (on page 82 of A Card A Day). This special issue came out recently and I even have some cards in there too! I used Kaisercraft's Loire Valley collection. I love that this line has a lot of elements to cut out. Rubon sentiment is One Heart One Mind and pearls are Martha Stewart.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sketch Challenge - That Scrappy Girl

It is in the 20's here in Iowa today...a shock from the 60's we had just a few days ago - so I had a hard time getting out from under the covers this morning. I used the December kit for my take on Julie's December sketch. I made a card and you can make any type of project to compete in the monthly sketch challenges - layout, card, home decor...anything goes! See this recent post for all of the information and remember it is due January 6th.
Have a nice weekend everyone!