Monday, December 17, 2012

The Making of a Gingerbread House

This is the beginning of something special!!!!
Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!!

Adding the last of the special touches!!  My youngest son Ryan did a fantastic job with a little help from his Mom :)
Photo: Ryan's gingerbread house
The final masterpiece!  Wow did it smell so goooooooooood.  What fun things are you doing this holiday season with your loved ones?  I have taken a break from the crafting world to concentrate on spending some quality time with my family.  I miss the crafting but I truly am loving the time we are spending with each other.  Savor every moment and make time for your loved ones!!!!!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Some super quick and simple Christmas Cards

I can't believe that I made some "Cricut-less" cards :)  These are not my original creations, I actually saw a video on how to create these cards.  I used the Basic Grey embossing folders and they turned out pretty cute.  I was able to produce a dozen cards in less than two hours.  Not too bad!!!!  Still so many things to do and never enough time to get them all done.  I swear next year I am starting in July!!!  It is hard to believe that we are already through the first week of December and there are only 19 days until Christmas.  So it looks like it will be baking, cleaning, and a little shopping this weekend to hopefully get everything done.  Wish me luck! 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Ornament Gift Card Holders

I had a great time this weekend scrappin' with my peeps!  My goal was to create 12 of these ornament gift card holders and I actually finished them!  It felt good to finally be able to the craft.  Everything  as far as crafting seems to have been put on hold.  Life tends to get in the way of our fun sometimes!  I am hoping to get myself back on track with my stamp line and projects very soon.  2013 will be here before we know it and I am going to make it my New Year's resolution to create a project every week.....we'll see how long that lasts!  There are new stamping and scrapbooking conventions in my future :) 
I used the Birthday Bash cartridge to cut out the scallop at  4 1/2 inches-George Basic Shapes cartridge for the circle cut at 3 3/4 inches.  Another circle cut at 3 3/4 inches and then trimmed down to make the pocket to hold the gift card.  I had a label punch that I used to make the ornament topper, added a brad and some Christmas ribbon from Michael's.  The various stamps were from My Pink Stamper and  Hero Arts.  I found these super cute Christmas flowers with a touch of bling at the checkout counter at Michael's for $1.00!!!!  The base of the ornament was created from Gina K. Designs pure luxury card-stock.  The printed card-stock was from My Mind's Eye.  I thought this would be a great project to make to spice up those gift cards that I will be handing out over the holiday season.  Have a super week !!