Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Wishes

Hurray for Christmas!  Today I decided to take my inspiration from the ColourQ challenge.  I think these non-traditional Christmas colors make a great holiday card.
The snowman is from a recent Close to my Heart stamp of the month and the sentiment is from the Old Island Stamp Company (a Canadian company - yay!)  The snowman was colored with copics.  The papers are all Papertrey Ink and the snowflakes are some left over Basic Grey rub-ons that I had laying around.  I used Laura's sketch 66 at 2sketches4you.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thank you - Version II

Yay!  I got another pile of thank you cards done.  I used the CTMH twitterpated patterned paper again - I guess I'm obsessed with it right now.  The stamps are all from the PTI Through the Trees set.  

I like the nature-y colors and the kraft paper really lends well to the greens and browns (in my opinion!)

Alright now I really need to get working on some Christmas cards!  I think the freezing cold weather here in Calgary will keep me in the house and working on them  :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Easy holiday sewing project for baby!

So I decided to haul out the old sewing machine to make a couple of receiving blankets for Christmas.  I got this super cute fabric from My Mind's Eye and I am just in love with it.  This first one is for a very good friend of mine who's baby is due right around Christmas.  Here is a close-up of the pattern:
Cute right?  I just love the pink side - perfect for a baby girl.  Now of course I had to make one for myself too - I suppose I'll just have to keep it in storage until next Christmas  :)  Here's a pic of that one:
Same red snowman flannelette, but the opposite side has the words to the Twas the Night Before Christmas story.  I hope my little man will like it!

And on a side note, I was to share this awesome bib I just received as a gift.  It was picked up at the Art Market here in Calgary this weekend.  It's made by a Canadian company Mally Bibs - they have a huge selection of supercute bibs!  Isn't it the cutest?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gonna be needing some thank yous...

So I'm anticipating being in need of quite a few thank you cards in the near future.   So today I spent the afternoon making copy after copy of this card.  The papers and stamps are from the Close to my Heart twitterpated series.  The sentiment and butterfly are Hero Arts.  The label was cut from the cricut Calligraphy Cartridge. 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Baby Shower Invite

So maybe I'm crazy but I decided to take on making these baby shower invites.  First time I've ever done anything in mass production - 50 invites in total!  I must say it was kind of fun.  

Now to get back to some Christmas crafting!!  Have a great weekend!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Countdown to Christmas!

Well, this weekend I got the majority of my Christmas shopping done and it really got me in the Christmas spirit.  :)  As soon as I got all those presents wrapped I ran to my craft room to start making some gift tags.  Here is the start of it!  

I used my trusty cricut to cut out the tag shape from the Joys of the Season cartridge.  Then I stamped and colored away to my hearts content.  Oh, and stickled.  Yes, I've decided stickled is a word.  

I hope everyone had a great weekend (especially with that extra hour of sleep)!  

Paper - PTI stamper's select and kraft
Stamps - various PTI and CTMH
Ink - CTMH and memento
Other - ribbon, copics, cricut, white gel pen stickles