Saturday, November 28, 2015

Reindeer Games!

Bring on Christmas led by my version of Rudolph!  He was Pinterest inspired via a dear  friend Bren and super fun to make!  Cardstock, glitter paper, baker's twine, wiggley eyes, jingle bells and candy canes all rolled up into this whimsical (verging on elementary) reindeer friend!  Stocking (head) and Snowflake (antlers) shapes come together to make this little guy fly!

I love him!  

1. Cricut cut pieces according to sizes above
2. Glue black shapes to stocking tops
3. Glue antler pieces to one side of one stocking so they will be sandwiched between the two
4. Place the two heads together with the antlers in between.  Staple close to edge leaving the end open for a pocket.  
5. Glue on ears and nose pieces.  They will hide a some staples nicely.
6. Add a wiggley eye to each side of head
7. Wrap Baker's Twine around the neck and add a jingle bell

CTMH Art Philosophy and Artistry Cricut Cartridges
Saddle, Chocolate and Black Cardstock
Red Glitter Paper, Mini Stapler, Baker's Twine (retired)
Non CTMH - Wiggley Eyes, Jingle Bell, Candy Cane

Thursday, November 26, 2015

So Grateful!

A simple post on Thanksgiving Day.  
Giving thanks for all I have.
Wishing you and your families Love and Thanksgiving Blessings!

Artistry Cartridge, Pathfinding Paper Pack
Bamboo, Goldrush, Saddle, Chocolate, Ruby cardstock
Gold Sequins, Woodgrain Washi Tape, Journaling Pen

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's a little turkey gift box to help celebrate Thanksgiving!  He'd make a fun little hostess gift filled with chocolates or caramels.  

Have a wonderful day of gratitude, family, friends and food!

Thank you for stopping by my blog throughout the year!  I am grateful for your support!

Supplies and cuts:
Turkey - page 78 - Accent 3, Cocoa cardstock cut 3.75"
Feathers - page 53 - Accent 2 :
1.50"  Eggplant cardstock cut 7, and Sangria B&T paper cut 6.
1.25" Poppy cardstock cut 5
Box - page 23 - Font Layer - shift - Kraft cardstock 5.75"

Gobble, gobble!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Christmas Tags Sneak Peek

Christmas is just around the corner!  I have a few pieces of Thanksgiving artwork to post, but thought I'd share a sneak peek of some charming little Christmas creations first.  We made these cute Christmas tags at a Cricut class I taught this past week.  The were fun and fast to put together, as a tag should be!

All the tags are cut with the CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge which has been the focus for my VIP Cricut classes this fall.

Hope you enjoy them and have fun making some gift tags for your family and friends this Christmas!

1. Page 48.  Shape.  2.75 and  3".  Stamp set - B1506 Little Presents
2. Page 43. Layer - Shift.  3".  Stamp Set - D1657 Holly Jolly Christmas
3. Page 28 - Layer - Shift.  3" and 3.25". Stamp set - C1627 Reindeer Bells
4. Page 12.  Layer - Shift.  2".  Stamp set - D1657 Holly Jolly Christmas
5. Page 29 - Shape - 1.75" and 2". Stamp set - B1506 Little Presents

Other Supplies:
White Pines paper and zip strip
Shinhan Touch Twin Markers: Golden Yellow, Clay
Retired: Olive Cardstock, Baker's Twine

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

It's that festive time of year again and time for my favorite workshops of the year!  
Join me in making some delightful Christmasy projects at my 20th Annual Holiday Workshops.  Choose the date that works best for your schedule!  

Hope to create with you soon! 
Merry, Merry!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving month!

Even though I give thanks for my blessings every month of the year, November is a month were my thoughts focus on being even more grateful for all I have.  I am very thankful for my Close To My Heart life of 20 years!  CTMH has given me wonderful friendships, financial and travel rewards, and a creative outlet!  Signing up to be a consultant 20 years ago was a wonderful decision!

This quick card features a Hostess Exclusive Stamp set from the Holiday Expressions.  Anyone hosting a Gathering, Book Party, or Online Gathering can earn this stamp set for free!  You can see the inspiration for my card below.  I've added some Sangria patterned paper and Gold Sequins for added color and shine.

Supplies used: 
C1634 Blessings of Autumn, Sangria Paper Pack