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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Holiday Blessings

I just want to take a few minutes to wish all of you a verry Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with good health and much happiness. Thank you for stopping by, making comments and following this blog. I truly appreciate all your kind words and encouragement.

May you days be filled with laughter
Your nights with much cheer.
May your loved ones be ever present
As we celebrate a new year.

Much blessings to all of you.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Wine Glass Charms

How are your holiday plans coming along? When I think I am ready, I remember something else that I just HAVE to do! With that in mind, I have just the perfect little craft that you can make now and use throughout the holiday season. My Grafico sent these wonderful images for us to use in a craft. The current challenge is "Cocktail Party." This challenge ends on December 30th.

The fact that they are already colored makes them extra easy. I remember how easy it is to forget which glass is yours, having charms to put on each glass is much more elegant than writing a name with a marker. You could also have your guests write their names on the back  on these charms/tags, just in case they forget which tag they had :)

 This is a close up view.

These charms/tags are sooo easy to make. After running the images off onto cardstock, I used a Marvy punch to punch out each image. The edges of the tag were inked with gold pigment ink then distressed with a CTMH distressing tool. Finally, I added a ribbon from my treasury of ribbon to a ring, which is actually a pierced earring ring, from Michael's. This project is easy, inexpensive, and useful. Make them for yourself or give them as part of a hostess gift. Being handmade, I am sure they will be appreciated.

I hope that I have inspired you to take a few minutes to find some time to do something you love this week.  When you have completed your project click   HERE   to enter into the My Grafico Challenge. Please feel free to leave a comment. I read each of them! Would love it if you would follow this blog also. Have a wonderful holiday and a blessed new year. Hope to see you again in 2012.

I am sharing this project with:
make it monday: Anything Goes
ooh-la-la-creations challenges: anything but a card
corrosive challenges by janet: anything BUT Christmas
sparkles forum challenges: Anything but a Christmas Card
the crafty pad: Anything Goes but Christmas
sir stamp a lot challenge: Punch, tags, ribbon

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Friends

I was so excited to receive the following files from My Grafico. I had so many ideas in which to use these images. They are just perfect without adornment and can be use as gift tags and/or ornaments. I also decided to create a winter scene to be used as the base of a serving tray.
This is the file: Christmas Friends:

I you don't have a machine that will cut SVG files, you can just hand cut them as I did.
This is the tray that I made with the images. I used a garage sale frame, cleaned it thoroughly, and added handles on each side. (You may have to look closely because the handles are also dark.) I used scrap paper for the sky and trees. The snow was polyester fluff as well as some artificial snow. The snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch. You can serve your holiday treats right on this tray. I did put some paper doilies down before putting the cookies on it. This would make an inexpensive  and thoughtful gift.

One of the teddy bears was fashioned into a gift tag/ornament. I use some Recollections clear glass beads to highlight the fur. I punched a hole at the top and added a ribbon and baker's twine.
Both of these projects were so easy. You still have time to make your own gift tags and a quick little gift.

Our challenge this week at  My Grafico Crafts is : MASKS. You still have until December 16, 2011 to participate. I hope that I have inspired you to take a few minutes this week and be creative. It will make you feel so relaxed.  Please feel free to comment, I love to read what readers think and perhaps follow this blog. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.

I am sharing these projects with the following blogs:
craft your passion challenges : Tag You're It
crafty bloggers network: A Christmas Gift
crafty boots challenges : Christmas
cupcake craft challenges: "Don't look at the light"
heart song inspirations: Snowflakes
make it monday: Anything Goes

Monday, December 5, 2011


We have a new and unique challenge: MASKS  at My Grafico .You will have until December 16, 2011 to create a special mask. Think: Masquerade, Mardi Gras, New Year's Eve, Santa, St. Nicholas, Angels masks etc. You can create a project that isn't a mask but uses a mask in the design. I am sure you have lots of ideas. You will love the inspiration from our talented Design Team. You can check their projects out HERE.

We had the choice of 2 SVG files to use. Don't worry, you can print them on your CS or DP and cut them out just like I did!

I chose to do a New Year's Eve fancy mask!

Don't you just love the "bling", sparkles, pink feathers and of course the eyelashes? This was a fun project!
Materials Used:
DP: K&K paper pad- Michael's
Brads: Michael's
Feathers: JoAnn Frabrics

I hope that I have inspired you to create a mask or use a mask on a project. Thank you for visiting this blog. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog. When you have completed your project you can post it HERE. Have a wonderful week.

I am sharing this project with:
crafty boots challenges: Anything Goes
make it monday:  Anything Goes
ooh-la-la-creations challenges: Lots of Sparkle
paper creations ink: Bling it Up
dream valley challenges: Sparkle
catch the bug blog: Anything Goes
digi doodle shops best: Lots of Sparkle
paper-crafting journey: Anything Goes