Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Snow Man Soup

Here are some cute little soup kits I made as gifts this year.  The snowman is altered from the "Christmas Cards" Cricut cartridge and I had several left over from last years Christmas card.  I was running down to the wire on getting these sent, so I needed a quick project and this fit the bill.  It was quick and very inexpensive.  You could actually give it all winter long.  Please enjoy the video.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Card 2011

I am finally getting around to posting this year's Christmas card.  I know its a little late.  I saw a white on white card while blog hopping one day.  I had planned to do something else for this year's card, but when I saw this one, I quickly changed my mind.  The little pop of red is a great accent.  The sentiment on the inside can be seen on the video and was from a stamp I picked up from Hobby Lobby.  "Merry Christmas" is from K. Andrew Design's "Winter Wishes" set and can be found by clicking on the picture below.

K Andrew Designs
I trust you had a Merry Christmas.  Enjoy the video.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!  I pray that the Christ of Christmas will have first place in your lives.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Sweet Christmas Treat Bags

My plan for my co-worker's Christmas gift this year has been to make toffee and then make cute little headers for treat bags.  However, I am once again running out of time.  I decided to modify my original plan and this is the bag that I came up with.

Cellophane bag (4X6)
Raffia ribbon from Joann's
Peapod and Maraschino twine (from the Twinery)
Small tags (I used Avery marking tags)
Festive Berries distress ink

K. Andrew Designs "Sweet Wishes" bonus set  (Go to www.kandrewdesigns.com to order these great stamps!)
Tim Holtz ink applicator.

Stamp image onto a plain white tag.  Ink around the edges.  Wrap your treat (I had home made toffee) in wax paper and tie with the twine.  Place in a cellophane bag.  Tie bag and attach the ribbon and tag to the bag using the twine.

I made 48-50 of these little bags and it went together fairly quickly.  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Blog Candy Winner

Hello,  I know that I'm a little late getting this posted.  It's been a very busy few days. The winner of my blog candy for the Snow Much Fun blog hop is:


Please send a message t through the link in my profile telling me your address.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Snow Much Fun

Getting Cricky Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Snow Much Fun" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  In addition to Kristal and the Senior Design Team, we look forward to introducing you to the rest of our NEW Junior Design Team (be sure to visit Kristal's Blog to see ALL of our "new additions"!!)...  Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Patty from "Creative Diva", are so pleased to have you here with us!!  Throughout the hop, you'll see NEW ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from Letillia - Diva of 5 then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Kristal's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Adopt a Classroom, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America.  You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:

Kristal's stamp sets are perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...

For my project, I'm featuring the Winter Wishes and Sweet Wishes stamp sets.  For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:

Winter Wishes

K Andrew Designs

Sweet Wishes

(Currently not available, but will be coming back soon in limited quantities.  I will post an update on the blog when they are again available.)

I decided to make tags for this hop. I know you have seen a few tags from me but they are so useful this time of year, don't you think?  I started very simply so you could see just how quick and easy you can make your own tags with stamps, ink, and purchased hang tags.  If you have a little more time and a few more supplies, you can create more intricate tags.  Aren't these stamps so versatile?  Here we go.

Recipe - Sweet Wishes stamp set, purchased hang tag, Caribbean twine (the Twinery); Evergreen Bough seasonal distress ink

Recipe: Winter Wishes and Sweet Wishes stamp sets, small purchased manilla tag, wired pom pom ribbon from my stash, Iced Spruce seasonal distress ink

Recipe: Sweet Wishes Stamp set, 4 1/2" tag (from Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More - not sure of the cut size here because I cut them a long time ago), Red Berries seasonal distress ink

Recipe:Winter Wishes stamp set, 4 1/2" tag, Cappuccino and Maraschino Twine (the Twinery), gingerbread man from the Gingerbread Cricut Cartridge. Fired Brick distress ink

Recipe: Winter Wishes stamp set, 5" tag, Sizzix Flower and Snowflake embossing/ die set, Recollections bling, ribbon from my stash, Iced Spruce seasonal distress ink

 I wish you could truly see the sparkle and shimmer on this tag.  It gets lost in the photo, but it is so beautiful.
Recipe: Winter Wishes stamp set, 4 1/2" tag, Perfect Pearls spray (I make my own), glossy accents, Iced Spruce seasonal distress ink, patterned paper, Sizzix Flower and Snowflake embossing/ die set, ribbon from Joann's

I made a video where I talk you through each tag if you would like to see it.

Now some blog candy.  Soon, we will have Christmas projects wrapped up and be ready to move on to new projects.  I chose candy that could be used on these projects from one of my favorite embellishment and paper companies.

To win, I only ask 2 things:
1. Follow this blog - please leave a comment telling me you are a follower as I have recently had some trouble viewing my followers in Blogger and I don't want to miss you.
2.  Leave me a comment saying one way you plan to have "Snow Much Fun" over the Christmas season.
The winner will be chosen Tuesday morning and announced here on the blog.
Now you can hop on over to your next stop:
Anita's Craft Corner ......

Getting Cricky Blog Hop