Christmas Cards Day 2

Today's card is inspired by this pin - Snow globe card.

I used a cute file by Samantha Walker Designs and My Silhouette Cameo.

This is how it turned out - pretty adorable.

   The pattern papers are from an older Cricut paper pad. The acetate sheet is from product packaging and there are little gems in the center of the snowflakes that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.


Christmas Cards

It's Christmas card making time around here. This year I have decided to make an eclectic mix of cards rather than the same card multiple times.  I have so many ideas saved on my Christmas Card Pinterest board that I want to give a try.  I am going to be doing themes for each week  - this week is snowmen.  I have 8 snowmen cards pinned to be inspired by.

Here are the cards I made today.

Here are the cards that I pretty much flat out copied.

They turned out way cute and I am excited to make more cards.


OWH - Memorial Day Blog Hop!

Happy Memorial Day weekend Crafty friends.  This weekend Operation Write Home is having a patriotic blog hop! If you do not know about this organization go check it out!  I made a birthday card for the challenge using  OWH sketch #169.  I used an adorable stamp from Inky Impressions called Independence Day Lili.  Please be sure to click on the OWH blog hop banner below to hop along!


Operation Write Home cards.

One of my goals for this year is to make and ship cards to OWH - this is a great organization that provides cards to deployed soldiers so they can send them to their loved ones with personal notes. 

The Disney cards below I made using the sketch from this week on the OWH blog.

The mug of hugs cards I made for a clean and simple challenge on 2peas. I made 4 of these cards to send to OWH.   It feels good to have gotten off to a good start on these. I am waiting for my OWH logo stamps to arrive so I can stamp the back of these. 


Kiwi Lane DT doodle week 29

A new DT doodle went up over at Kiwi Lane Designs this morning, the sketch inspired me to pull out some photos from my in-laws visit last Oct and get them on the page. I worked on it throughout the day. I was able to fit 7 photos on this page!
Templates I used:
Wacky 2
Tiny Tags 4T
Wildflowers 1
Tiny Nature 4T
Bracket 1
Tag 6
Rings 2,3,4
Tiny Holiday 2T
Paisley Place 2A
Strips and photos and photo mattes


Kiwi Lane DT doodle week28

This is my project using inspired by the Kiwi lane designs DT doodle challenge on their blog. http://kiwilane.com/2013/07/dt-doodles-2013-week-28/

Templates I used:
Playtime 2&3
Tags 6
Card Strips
Rings 2

I am always running short on masculine birthday cards. I love the little wood car.


Journal your Christmas

I am taking a class called Journal your Christmas this month. It is all about capturing and holding onto what is important to you during the Holiday season.

I am choosing to document my discoveries in a Journal/scrapbook.  I thought I would share my progress here. SOme days I may even just make a blog post. Their are no rules- love that!

Here is my first days work

Hear is a photo of the full layout. The December calendar page I plan on adding little notes to throughout the month as I do Holiday events - today I made cookies with a friend so wrote that on.

Here is a close up of my "Christmas manifesto". Just a list of thoughts and ideas of what I would like to focus on this year.

And This page I did cause I was excited and it was fun! I was also thinking of the instructor's email that told us to think about signs of Christmas. This is a divided page protector - The top left is Shimelle's (the instructor) Manifesto printed 3 X 4. to the right is a close up of our tree this year, lower left is my youngest 2 children helping to hang outdoor lights, their first year to help, and the final pocket is just fun bits, sequins and wood veneers sewn into the pocket to create a snowglobe effect.

Not everyday will be so detailed, some days will just be a bit of journaling or some pics.  I am sure I will not have an entry for everyday but that is okay.  I plan on adding to this book over the years as the fancy strikes me.  What are your plans for this Season?  What do you want it to look like?