Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I know Christmas is done with but I did not get a chance to blog before it was here. I thought I would mix the two together in one post. I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays with family and friends. I always enjoy getting together during the holidays and visit with people we dont see very often during the year because everyone is so busy or they live out of town.

I kept forgetting to take pictures of my Christmas cards that I made but I did remember to take one of my favorite that I did. I just bought some embossing folders online during the 12 days of Christmas sales and they came the Friday before Christmas. This one I gave to my good scrappin friend. I knew she would like it.

I embossed this design on glittered cardstock with a Darice embossing folder. I colored the ornaments, stars and snowflakes with stickles. I added the clear Christmas Wishes stickers and chipboard silver star in the middle.

Here are some family Christmas photos that I took.

I took a photo of my daughter by her stocking to show off her baby bump for Christmas. She is due in May . The next photo is of my son, daughter, my dad & me.

These are the Christmas stockings that my step mom made for everyone. She had made some when my son was a baby but needed to update and she is keeping these for at their house.

Now I want to share some of my special projects from throughout the year.

                                               Valentine's Day Card

                                                 Springtime Canvas

                                    My Prima cards for the Hobby Lobby Manager

                             Stickers that I made with my cricut, stickles & Xyron

                               The first Prima project at the Hobby Lobby demos

I cant wait to see what the New Year brings with more of the Prima Demos at Hobby Lobby, baby shower coming in March and the grand baby in May. It should be an eventful year! I hope you have a Great & Happy New Year as well.

Happy Scrappin!

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Final Challenge

I am sorry to inform everyone but Child's Play Challenges will be hosting its last challenge not only for the year but for good. Peoples lives just get too hectic sometimes and it is a lot of work to keep a challenge blog going. I am grateful to Devra for giving me the opportunity to create for Child's Play Challenges. I had a lot of fun doing it!

For the last challenge at Child's Play is inspired by the toy Lite-Brite. I used to have one when I was a kid and remember how much fun it was to play with. Unfortunately I did not have any pictures with it so the best thing I could come up with was a photo of my outside Christmas decorations. This layout was also done in my December Daily album.

I used Teresa Collins Christmas kit along with some of Margie Romney-Aslett's elements from her Christmas kit as well. I used stickles on the chipboard stars, added the green border sticker on the journaling card that is used as a mat and cut out the title and definition of Christmas Tree from Teresa's paper pad.


Teresa Collins Noel 6x6 paper pad and Christmas Home chipboard tree
Bazzill Journaling Card and chipboard stars
Champagne, Holly, Diamond and Cranberry Stickles

I hope you can join us for our last challenge and get some great inspiration from Lite-Brite.

Happy Scrappin!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Prima Demo

On Saturday, December 6th I will be doing Prima make n takes at the Hobby Lobby in Rochester, MN from 11am-2pm. This time round we are making Christmas ornaments but with the same Mechanicals that we used last month for the Purse Fob. Here is the sample ornament that I made.

I made this with the biggest mechanical piece that you get in the package. There are 4 different sizes and you can use them on any project that you like or can think of. The smaller pieces you can use on a card or tag. I also used paper on the inside of the ornament from The Stationer's Desk 6x6 paper pad which I cut with my 2"scallop punch, trimmed it to size and glued it down. The flowers are from the Wild Flower Pillar Pack and the bling are the Branch Brown Say It In Crystals. I cut out the holly leaves on my cricut and inked them with the Moss Lawn Chalk Edger ink.

Other projects you can use the Mechanicals on are things like a lapel pin, a card or tag, a canvas project or layout. You can even paint some kind of medium like gesso on it and color it with an ink or any kind.

I hope I have given you some ideas for a project or christmas gift.

Happy Scrappin!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Winter Inspiration

Just getting over with Thanksgiving and the biggest shopping day of the year, everyone is in the holiday spirit. For the 1st challenge of December at Child's Play Challenges comes from the movie The Polar Express. I have not seen the movie myself but the train is inspiration enough.

During the month of December there is a Holiday Train that travels all over the place. Our town is one of its stops. We have a canned goods donation drive at our small train depot and they offer free hot chocolate while we listen to the band play that travels with the train. I have only gone 1 time so I could get some pictures of the train all lit up. I decided to do a December Daily mini album and I put the photos in there.

This mini album was a kit from Teresa Collins that I got at Scrapfest a couple years back.

I hope this challenge can get everyone in the Holiday spirit to scrap some special memories.

Happy Scrappin!
Hope you enjoy all my scrappy projects that comes from My Crafty Heart