Thursday, August 2, 2012

What Am I Up To Now?

Well, if you have followed my blog since last year or have read any of my past posts, you know what happens at Thanksgiving time every year!  I know, I know, Thanksgiving isn't until November!  Let me explain myself, for any of you new followers!

On Thanksgiving day, my Mom's family gets together and has a wonderful dinner and a short time of visiting, then it is time to clean up then....the "ladies" share and exchange handmade crafts for each other.  Some are Christmas ornaments, some are baked goods, to jewelry to wreaths...the list goes on.  I am not sure how long we have been doing this, but I know it has been since I have been married.  So I could say it has been at least 15 years.  So I have accumulated a lot of Christmas ornaments to Christmas decor from this.  Well, to make a long story short, I make one for every "Adult" women (Aunt, Cousins...), then whatever is left, then the younger girls can have one.  Either way, I have to make at least 30 of my craft. 

So I found something that I am very delighted how it has already turned out ,and the first two are just my "practice" ones.  So here is a little teaser of just some of the supplies that I am using for my craft.  If I would do one every day for a month, I would get them done so quickly...the only problem is that sometimes I am lucky to even get to sit down at my crafty corner and enjoy it.   Plus I also have cards to work on inbetween all of this and make LOTS of Christmas cards, too.  Anyways, you will just have to wait till Thanksgiving to see what it is!  Enjoy trying to figure it out while you wait.  Till then keep checking my blog out to see what I ended up making.

Teaser #1

Teaser #2

Okay, now that I have given you all some clues, what do you think? 
Also, what are some of your family holiday crafting taditions?

Thanks for taking a peek at what I am doing
and I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Triple Time Stamp Birthday Card

This card was made for my hubby's niece.  It is hard to make an all grown up card for her.  When I first met her she was just a little tiny girl, now she is all grown up and has been married for about 4 years.  I can't believe it, where does time go?  I am not getting older, she is!  Right???  Oh well, if you all have not noticed that when I find and do a new technique I try it at least a few more times.  This one I think I will do again for Christmas cards with snowflakes.  Such a simple card and very quick to make too.  I really like how this one turned out, very pretty.

I used:
Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge for the flower cuts
Pink/white cardstock
Stampin' Up!  Burst into Bloom stamp
Yellow organza ribbon
Sentiment stamp from Hobby Lobby

Thank you so much for looking at what I have been doing!