Saturday, November 30, 2013

12 Days of Christmas - Day 1!

Hello friends!  There is a lot going on with this post today so please bear with me as I explain it all!  First of all, this is Day 1 of the 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration Blog Event brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew."  We’re a group of online crafty friends who love being creative and this time we're doing a 12-day event to provide you with tons of Holiday Inspiration.  

For today's project, I made a card using a wonderful set from The Craft's Meow called Holiday Foundations.  I took a large shipping tag and stamped it with one of the sentiments from the set in the center and then stamped rows of stars from the set in gold on the top and bottom.  I layered the tag onto some music note paper and finished with a gold star clip and some red shimmer ribbon.

Here are the rest of the ladies who will be participating over the next 12 days so I hope you have a chance to visit them and also please stop back here!  

The next is a bit of sad news which is that The Craft's Meow store is closing its doors at the end of December. All stamp sets have been marked down by as much as 75%! Stock is limited... once it's gone, it's gone for good, so please shop early for the best selection. All orders of $25 or more will receive a free gift with purchase. Flat rate shipping is $3.00 for all US orders and $12 for all International orders. Please see the store blog for details, or click over to The Craft's Meow store to start shopping!
In honor of our time as designers with The Craft's Meow, past and present designers are getting together today for one final blog hop.  Please visit their blogs for more TCM inspiration and to bid a fond farewell to a great stamp company!  I will miss them!!

Thanks so much for visiting today and have a great day!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Waltzingmouse Christmas - Day 4!

Hello friends and welcome to the 4th and final day of A Waltzingmouse Christmas!  I hope you've enjoyed all of the holiday creations and that you will find use for all of the wonderful new stamps!  Today we're celebrating Christmas decorations!  

While I was perusing my stash of WMS stamps, I came across the Vintage Banner set and realized they would make great Christmas trees so I decided to make some magnets!  
I stamped both of the largest and a couple of the medium sized trees onto white cardstock and cut them out with the coordinating Spellbinders dies.  To give them some weight, I also cut chipboard backs for all of them and glued them on, sandwiching the pipe cleaner "trunks" in between the layers.  I decorated the trees with some sequins and paper rosettes.  

Before I go, one last photo of my dear... thanks for bearing with me this week as I shared the reason for my absence from crafting for the past few months.  She is such a joy!
Thanks so much for visiting and here are links to the rest of the DT participating today - 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Waltzingmouse Christmas - Day 3!

Hello friends and welcome to the third day of A Waltzingmouse Christmas!  I hope you've been enjoying all of the festive creations - I know I sure have!  :)  Today is tag day and I have a couple of different types to share with you.

For my first project, I kept it simple and paired the gorgeous (!!) sentiments from the new Seasonal Flourish set along with some little images from the Seasonal Remedies set on these black and white beauties.  The only flourish I added was a tiny, gold rhinestone to the tip of the crown.  The little cards are approx 2.75x4 and are perfect for gift enclosures or package tags.

For my second project, I started out with a kraft shipping tag and layered some plaid paper over it.  I stamped the paper with the Peace sentiment from Say it Loud - Winter Holiday.  I then stamped a couple of different sized poinsettias from Big Blooms - Poinsettias and layered them on the tag with some foam tape, finishing off the center with some gold pearls.  A fairly easy and dramatic tag for a holiday package!

I'm really having fun with an Amelia-a-Day this week so bear with me again...  :)  Here is a shot I took last weekend when we were out shopping.  It is nice to be off work for now so I can enjoy the holidays and shopping during the day when there are less crowds!  We were at Anthropologie - I love that store! 
Thank you so much for visiting today and I hope you have a chance to visit the other DT blogs for some gorgeous inspiration - 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Waltzingmouse Christmas - Day 2!

Hello friends and welcome to the second day of our Waltzingmouse Christmas event!  Head over to the WMS blog for the skinny!  Today's "theme" is Christmas cards and I know I can't wait to see what the other fabulous DT ladies created!  I'm certainly not making all of my cards this year but would love some inspiration for next!  :)

I decided to use the new Folk Art Christmas Additions and am just in love with the little bird in the set!  I stamped it twice in red ink and cut them out, popped them up on a sheet of birch tree patterned paper. I stamped one of the sentiments from the set in gold (I realized, too late, that I should have embossed it so it would stand out more), and added a gold star clip. 

Another gratuitous photo of Amelia :)
Thank you so much for visiting today and here are the other DT ladies sharing new projects!  Please take a moment to check out their creations - 

Monday, November 18, 2013

A Waltzingmouse Christmas - Day 1

Hello friends and welcome to "A Waltzingmouse Christmas" - a 4 day event highlighting the new sets available at Waltzingmouse Stamps and some of our older favorites!  Head over to the WMS blog for more information!  

I must say it has been nice to be crafting again - these are the first projects I've made since September when our daughter was born!  At nearly 11 weeks, Amelia is now entertaining herself a bit and napping on a more regular basis so I can get some crafting time in my days.  It is lovely to be back!  

Anyway, on to the festivities at hand... My first project is an embellished postcard tag that I stamped with images and a sentiment from Alpine Christmas.  I saw the postcard and immediately thought of some time I spent in Switzerland a number of years ago and how I long to go back for the Christmas markets.  I stamped and embossed the mountain range using white powder and stamped the little village and trees below.  I finished the tag off with a sentiment from the set and some fabric snowflakes.
For my second project, I used the Little Lanterns set and new coordinating dies!  The dies are fabulous and I can't wait to get the other dies to match my other sets!  I wanted to make something homey so I started with a kraft card base and layered some folksy papers.  I stamped the sentiment from Compliments of the Season and then embossed the lantern in gold.  I finished the card with some vintage buttons.

And, I'd be remiss as a new mother if I didn't post at least one photo of the lady that makes my life complete - Miss Amelia Grace...
Thanks so much for visiting today!  Here are links to the other DT ladies showcasing Alpine Christmas and new dies -

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