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Saturday, December 27, 2014

12 Days of Christmas

Inspired by Make It From Your Heart
When I saw this post on Make It From Your Heart I decided to use 
this idea to make my Mom her birthday present. Since my Mom
 was born on the 12th day of Christmas we wanted to celebrate it 
with twelve days of Christmas Birthday gifts... a gift for each day from 
Christmas until her birthday. The colors are inspired by the 
color challenge at Color My Heart: Ruby and New England Ivy.
12 Days of Christmas Birthday Basket
Day 1 a hand stamped paper bag wraps a loaf  of  persimmon pudding
Day 2 a cookie bag filed with Christmas cookies.
Day 3 A decorated envelope with a bookmark inside
Hugs and Kisses for day 11
Day 5 Her favorite: Red Vines
Day 7 A box of Hershey Nuggets
Day 8 A post it holder with a 2015 calendar for her purse
Day 6 A can of the yummy Party Chex mix
Day 9 A note pad to keep all those important notes
Day 4 a box of hand stamped cards
Day 6 top of can with Chex Party Mix
Day 10 A magnet saying for the refrigerator
Day 11 Hugs and Kisses
Day 12 the birthday present in a hand made box with kraft cs.

Join the fun with Ruby and New England Ivy and share with us at
Color My Heart. I'm off to make some New Years Cards with these colors.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Packaging the Money Gifts

This Year For Christmas
This year my husband and I decided to give cash for Christmas giving.
I didn't want to just but the money in a card so I  gathered up some
ideas on Pinterest. I incorporated the money with a Christmas candy treat.
Mason jar full of Christmas M & Ms with some cash inserted
in a tube in the center of the jar.
Mason jar with Christmas M & Ms, Hugs, and Kisses.
The lid has three candles, two are rolled twenty dollars bills.
Plastic water bottle filled with Christmas candies and
rolled dollar bills. To fill the bottle cut an opening in the
side of the bottle, fill with treats and money, close the opening
and cover with Christmas B&T paper. Cover lid with coordinating 
fabric and attach  with a ribbon.
A suitcase with Hershey nuggets wrapped in money.
Snowman has a twenty dollar bill scarf.
Clear box with Ghirardelli chocolates wrapped with 
twenty dollar bills. Container filled with Hugs and Kisses.
Soup can with pop top is filled with chocolates, a roll of
quarters, and some dollar bills. This gift is for my brother who
usually comes up short on parking change at the beach. Hope
this will help.To make this container cut the bottom off a
pop top can. Clean can, fill with goodies and reseal the bottom 
lid with liquid glass. Decorate the can as desired.
Nugget box with Money tree.

Happy Christmas and 
Merry New Year to you and yours.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Color Dare #122

Layered Hearts Ornament
With Cranberry, Sorbet, Olive, and New England Ivy.
Christmas colors at Color My Heart Weekly challenge.
Heart Dimensional Elements covered with Evensong B&T and layered 
together. Dangles from the tree with a button and bakers twine.
Share your Christmas creation with us at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Evensong
Dimensional Elements: Hearts
Embellishments: Button, Bakers Twine, Opaque

Sunday, December 14, 2014

2015 Desk Calendar

Fun with Picture My Life Cards
Picture My Life cards and Acrylic frames make these 
desk calendars for 2015 easy as 1-2-3.
1. Choose an encouragement saying from the Picture My Life cards.
2. Attach to a 4 X 6 coordinating Picture My Life card.
3. Insert into the Acrylic frame and embellish as desired.
Heartstrings PML cards embellished with rose and puffies
For Always PML cards with felt roses and puffies
Balloon Ride PML cards with Balloon Ride assortment and puffies.
So grab your favorite PML cards and make yourself a 2015 desk calendar.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Heartstrings, For Always
PML cards: Heartstrings, For Always, Balloon Ride
Embellishments: Frosted Assortment, Balloon Ride Assortment, Puffies
Other: 2015 Desk Calendar, 4 X 6 Acrylic Frame

Friday, December 5, 2014

You're the Bomb Free Gift

With the New Operation Smile Stamp Set
You can change the life of a child with just one stamp set. So during this
this season of giving you can receive a Free gift from me when you 
order this stamp set as a part of the Deal of the Decade
I've put together 6 gift boxes using the "You're the Bomb" stamps set. 
Each gift box has a special gift for you from the new Seasonal Expressions.
"You're the Bomb" Gift Collection
Artiste Gift box made with the new Heartstrings paper pack, Heartstrings
Picture My Life card, You're the Bomb stamp set and Pixie Twine
Artiste Gift box made with the new Heartstrings paper pack, Heartstrings
Picture My Life card, You're the Bomb stamp set, Puffies, and a gingham ribbon
Artiste gift Box made with Glacier cardstock, Hopscotch Picture My Life 
card, Flamingo Dots, You're the Bomb stamp set and Pixie Twine
Artiste gift box made with Pixie cardstock, Heartstrings Picture My 
Life card, You're the Bomb stamp set, Puffies, and a gingham ribbon.
Artiste Gift box made with the new Hopscotch paper pack, Hopscotch
Picture My Life card, You're the Bomb stamp set, Puffies, and Flaxen Twine.
Artiste Gift box made with the new Hopscotch paper pack, Hopscotch
Picture My Life card, You're the Bomb stamp set, Puffies and Flaxen Twine
Purchase this Operation Smile stamp set as a part of the Deal of the Decade
and one of the gift boxes including a special gift just for you will be yours.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Scrappy Backgrounds

Scraps of Christmas Colors
I found this background technique that works well 
with cheerful red and green Christmas colors.
1/4" strips with Ruby, Pear, and White Daisy
Art Philosophy snowflake cut at 2.75"
Left over sticker from the Holiday Treat Bag Kit
Embossed with Dotted Swiss embossing folder
3/8" strips with Ruby, Topiary, and White Daisy
Art Philosophy snowflake cut at 3"
Left over sticker from the Holiday Treat Bag Kit
Embossed with Dotted Swiss embossing folder
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Ruby, Pear, Topiary
Embellishments: Seam Binding Ribbon, Sparkles