Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My Little Christmas Elf

I came down with the flu on Thursday and slept for the most part until Sunday. Not good timing. But my daughter stepped in my place and decorated the house, and tree (with help from her brother) and baked all the Christmas Cookies!

She is such a great girl. Love ya Becka!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

On Hand Christmas Gifts

We all have few...those people in our lives that we tend to forget about. Not because their insignificant, but because we don't see them often. So I like to keep a few little gifts on hand just for this reason.
So I made many boxes from the SU Scallop Envelope Bigz Die (cut 4 and glue together). I used the scallop punch to make the christmas trees (4, also flocked it using the craft whisper white). I punched a word window in brown and cut it in 2 for the stump of the tree. Stamped the outside with an SU Merry and Bright set, the snowflake back ground. Cut a brown strip of paper and glued it around the box. Glued the tree on.
Put some chocolates in a candy bag and hard candies in another; tied them both up with ribbon.
I also made many ornaments made from aluminum bead containers that have a clear front. I stamped some snow flakes on a blue circle I punch, glued that in the bottom of the container. Bought some snowflakes (mini) glued those on (popped out one, glued one to the inside of the clear top and one on the back). Using the Crop-A-Dile I punched two holes on the side of the container top, slipped a ribbon through, added some Dazzling Diamonds and used crystal effect to glue the lid on.
So I was able to then put the 2 candy bags in the box and set the ornament on top and we have a cute little gift.
I also used the ornaments on another gift I made which was a container of Chocolate Creme Wafers. I decorated as I did the box and I closed the lid on the ribbon of the ornament so it hung from it. See pic below.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My thoughtful son.

What happens when a card making mom is approached by her son who has a paper route?:

44 Christmas Card for his route.

Friday, December 12, 2008

New Needle Felting Class

Instead of doing my Christmas shopping I've been playing again. I went to another felting class. This time we made a Santa Face that you could attach to a wreat or whatever. Mine ended up being 3x the size of the sample. I think he needs classes.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas is here!

For me, Christmas is started each year by my church's "Women's Gathering".  It's a wonderful Christmas Program put on just for women (2,700 over 6 evenings). The men dress in black & white with red bow ties and graciously serve us and make us feel so wonderful while the very talented of the church do music, specials, drama, dance,... We sit at tables of 6 in a candle lit setting with lots of good things to snack on!

My mom, sister, niece & daughter were able to come with me this year. We rented a beautiful suite at the Milan Inn (see link on side bar) so we had a wonderful Girl's Night out.

This year some of the crafter's were asked to contribute to the door prizes. We were asked to make cards for the 6 baskets that would be given away. The theme this year was The Sparrow so many of us used birds in our cards. Below are the 3 that I submitted.

Sorry the last one is burry. I think Santa needs to bring me a new camera. The circle says Peace.