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Christmas Thank You Notes

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We should never lose the the feeling of thankfulness.  I needed to create some special thank you cards for Christmas, but having limited time, I needed something simple and still pretty.  I dug through my stash and found these card bases that I purchased some time ago.  I added some simple elements and these little cards were born.


Supplies needed:
Card bases - I believe these are from Recollections or DCWV
Glitter paper
Snowflake dies (I used ones from Close To My Heart)
Thank you sentiment (I used one from "CTMH - Sunny Thoughts" set)
Ranger silver embossing powder
Silver sequins
Foam tape
Glossy Accents


Please enjoy the video.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Christmas Ornaments

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Hello.  I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas as we celebrate our Savior's birth.  One of the projects that I completed this year was Christmas Ornaments.  I was so excited to make these fun ornaments for my family and co-workers.

Items needed: Wood discs (I bought mine here) Iron on material (I used The Paper Studio brand from Hobby Lobby) Stamps (I bought mine from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps here) Markers - Sharpies work great! Black Versamark Ink
Please enjoy the video.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

2019 Christmas Tags with Aunt Cheri

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For the final video in the Christmas Tag Series, I created a special video for all my nieces and nephews.  I have a lot of nieces and nephews and I try to create at least one or two projects especially for them each year.  However to be perfectly honest, I think that adults will like this simple technique and it may even make you decide to never buy gift tags again... It's that simple but doesn't sacrifice charm for simplicity.

Here's what you will need: Pre-made tags or material to make your own (cardstock, chipboard, file folders, cereal boxes, etc) Paper napkins with a small pattern or print White glue that will dry clear such as Elmer's school glue or Mod Podge Ribbon, yarn or some other string for your tops Ruler, scissors, pencil and hole punch
The basic idea is to just use what you have.  If you have a die cutting machine, great.  If you don't have a die cutting machine, you can use a paper trimmer or just good old fashion scissors and a ruler to cut the tags…

2019 Christmas Tag Giveaway Winner

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, there will not be a tag this week.  It has been a very busy week and I was just not able to get one done.  I'm going to try to get one more done for my special kids.  It's been nearly a year since we had a Crafty Time with Aunt Cheri video, but I would like to try to get one done by next Tuesday.
What about that Giveaway?
Check out the video for the winner announcement.  If you choose to comment with your name and address here instead of send a YouTube private message, please know that I will not publish your address in the comments.  Don't you just love the ability to moderate?

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

2019 Christmas Tag #5 & A Givaway

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Who doesn't enjoy a shaker card?  Let's turn that fun into a Christmas TAG.


Today's tags take a little time but are so worth the effort.


Supplies:
Joys of the Season Christmas Tag
Sequins (assorted)
Rock Candy Distress Glitter
Fibers
Recollections Sugarblush Paper Pad
Ribbon
Transparencies
Foam tape
Glitter tape


What about that Giveaway? Enter a comment on this post.  I will be choosing a random winner from all of the comments made here and on YouTube to receive a set of all of the tags from this year's posts.  The more places you comment, the more chances you have to win.  Winner announced 12/15/19.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Special Delivery Baby Card

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I was blessed to work with someone this past year who was having a precious baby girl.  How could I not make her a special little card?  I dug deep into my stash and found this fun paper by Megan Elizabeth.  I've had this paper for years and don't know if you can find it anywhere, but it coordinates beautifully and was designed specifically for the Cricut.


Supplies:
Cricut Design Space cut file - here
Create a Critter Cricut cartridge
Glitter paper (Close to my Heart - CTMH)
Embellishment (CTMH)
Sequins
Paper from Megan Elizabeth


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

2019 Christmas Tag #4 & A Giveaway

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Welcome to the 4th week of Christmas tags for 2019.  My goal for this series is 2-fold:
1. Create gorgeous tags for my loved ones 2. Use different techniques and supplies

Today, I am highlighting one of my favorite mediums - watercolors!  I love using watercolors to enhance my cards and journals.  Now I'm pulling them out for the tags.  Don't let this item used by artists intimidate you.  I'm not an artist but I love the effect that I can achieve with them.  Watercolors are a great way to express your creativity no matter how much experience you have.  You don't have to buy expensive ones.  Just grab a set and start experimenting.

Be sure to check out the video below for how these tags were made.  Don't forget the giveaway for your chance to win a set of of the tags from this series.
Supplies: Koi Watercolors Poinsettia stamp from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Red ribbon Strathmore watercolor paper
Archival Distress Black Soot ink

What about that Giveaway? Enter a comment on this…

2019 Documented December

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Christmas is my most favorite time of the year.  I love this season where we celebrate the birth of our Savior.  Do you know Him?  He wants to be your Savior too.

I have a few goals for this Christmas season:

Celebrate and focus on Jesus Focus on my husband Focus on my friends Enjoy the little things Document it all

To accomplish this, I have created a journal using a the wonderful "Nordic Woods" kit from Cocoa Daisy.  I plan to simplify my monthly planning to allow more time for memory keeping.


Supplies:
"Nordic Woods" from Cocoa Daisy (here)
Charms from Colibri Charms (here)
The Paper Studio Stickers (Hobby Lobby)
Happy Planner silver metal discs in classic size


The video below shows my full set up.  How do you plan to Document your December?


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Happy Thanksgiving

I have so much to be thankful for.  My God, my husband, my kids and the list goes on and on,  My prayer today is that if you don't know the Lord, that you will trust Him as your only way to salvation  There is nothing more to be thankful for. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

2019 Christmas Tag #3 & A Giveaway

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There are a few things that are a "must" at Christmas time and one of those things for me is the candy cane.  When my children were little,we would read The Legend of the Candy Cane at Christmas time.  It was one of 3 books that I loved to read every Christmas.  The book talks about the Candy Cane being a reminder of Jesus and of His death for you and me.
Friend, do you know Jesus?  I hope you do. If you don't, reach out to me and I will be happy to share the Good News of Jesus and how He was born as a baby so that He could die for your sins and mine.  Wow!  How awesome is that?
On this tag, I used a stencil and distress ink to form the candy cane background and a tiny Close to my Heart stamp for the tree.  I used Prisma colored pencils and gamsol to color in the tree.

Supplies: CTMH White Daisy card stock CTMH gold glitter pen CTMH black ink CTMH mini Christmas tree stamp Festive Berries Distress Ink Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cartridge Tim Holtz mini stencil se…

Catching up the Journal

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As the year winds down, this is a look back to journaling last spring and summer.  Cocoa Daisy has been such a fun addition to my planning and journaling in the past year.  I have some fun things coming and Cocoa Daisy is going to be a big part of those, but first, lets finish out last spring.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Showcase of Cards

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Today, I have a quick video of some cards that I made a few months ago.  They are simple but I loved the way they turned out.  There are days that you have very little time (or energy) to create something elegant, but you still want to make something special for your loved ones.  Here are some cards where I did exactly that.

I hope you enjoy this little video.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

2019 Christmas Tag #2 & A Giveaway

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Welcome to week 2 of the 2019 Christmas tag series.  I love snowmen at Christmas time.  This year I hope to add another one to my collection, but in the meantime, this week's tag will hold me over.  I love the way that this turned out and I hope you will try it as well.

Supplies: Cricut Design Space cut file - here
Gingerbread Cricut cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cartridge Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge White Daisy cardstock (Close to my Heart - CTMH) Kraft cardstock (CTMH) Orange cardstock Midnight Blue Stickles White Daisy ink (CTMH)
Festive Berries Distress Pen
Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars Stencil Faded Jeans Distress Ink Broken China Distress Ink Perfect Pearls water spray 7/8" sheer ribbon
Metallic Jewels Distress Paper Glue (CTMH)


What about that Giveaway? Enter a comment on this post.  I will be choosing a random winner from all of the comments made here and on YouTube to receive a set of all of the tags from this year's posts.  The more places you comment, the more …

2019 Christmas Tag #1 & A Giveaway

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I love Christmas tags.  Last year, I was so busy that I bought those sticky tags to put on packages.  They did the job, but this year I wanted so much more.  I was inspired by Sandy Allnock's tag series to do some crafty tag making and I highly encourage you to go check out her 24 Tags of Christmas Videos.  She is so very talented.

Let's dive into this week's tag.  There is a product list below that you might find helpful.  If you saw the "Getting Ready for Christmas" video in the previous post, you know that I am trying to use my stash for much of my Christmas crafting this year.  If you can't find a product listed below, be creative in your substitutions.  I am also including the cut file from the Cricut Design Space.


The biggest tip I have for this tag is to use a new Cricut blade when cutting the glitter layer.  It is very intricate and tears easily.


Supplies:
Design Space Cut File - here
Joys of the Season cartridge
White Daisy cardstock
Red glitter pap…

Catching Up.... Again

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I knew the last year had been busy but I had no idea that it had been nearly a year since I last posted.  I have spent little time crafting, making videos or posting in the last year as life has been so very busy.  I have spent some time in the last few weeks getting organized, posting videos and even doing some crafting.  You will see quite a few posts in the next few days as I pull all the platforms together here.

I do have some announcements and a haul in the videos below.  Additionally, here's what you will see as I pull things together in the coming days:

Baby Card Tutorial Journal Catch-up Organization Video Card Showcase Encouragement Card Christmas Tag Series
I can't wait to share these things with you and I hope to be more active here in the coming weeks and months.

Getting Ready For Christmas

Spring Haul

Christmas Tag Series (and a Giveaway)


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.