Monthly Archives: December 2011

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Although Santa still needs Crystal Stickles on his beard, or maybe flock, I dont know yet, but I do  know that I wont have another second on my hands to take pics and post!  Time is closing in and Mom is going into surgery soon.  The children are all home for Christmas break and my sweet man is enjoying his time with the deer most days!   I still have a million reasons to smile and have been tremendously blessed this season.  Even though I have a lot on my plate, I still know I am loved and I do many things out of love.    I need a lot of support now and I have found it with many of my followers and fellow scrappers.  I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for all the love and appreciation you show me when I am down overwhelmed or creatively stagnated 🙂    I really do appreciate you all!  I pray you all have a Merry Christmas, or what ever you celebrate or don’t celebrate this time of year, you are all special and important pieces of this world!   Thank you for building me up when I need it and knocking me down when also needed, that is what true friends do!

  Tag #1 Is CTMH winter paper, Tim Holtz Tea stain distress ink, CTMH paint, Snowflake cut at 2 in from Cricut Cartridge A Child’s Year, Some Pieces cut from patterned swirly bling. I ran a CTMH glue pin around the edges of all tags and sprinkled w fine glitters of different brands.

Tag #2   7 Gypsy’s background paper and a piece from A Reflections seasonal paper pad  also tea stain and glassy accents, the leaves are from a spray in the floral christmas stuff in Hobby Lobby and added red gems

Tag #3  I used the bag and a frame, cut it to the correct size tracing and then pop dotted it, glassy accent glasses, stickles, pearls, used eyelets

Tag #4 was cut from a card my Friend Jessica Gabrielle sent me.  Isnt it so pretty!  It coordinated so well I had to put it on there!

#5 back ground is also 7 gypsys, Sleigh is Martha Stewart Christmas clear stamp, crackle glassy accents and silver stickles, cotton tape stamped with Pink By Designs Music background stamp.

#6 Also piece cut from Recollections pad paper, added pearls, Stickles and on a tree, that is pop dotted background paper is also 7 Gypsy’s

#7 same 7 gypsys paper, painted w CTMH pearly paint and sprinkled w glitter another Childs Yr Snowflake this time with more of a purple Tim holtz distress ink. (dusty concord) and vintage photo, a tad of worn lipstick on the tips

#8  Christmas Trees from Martha Stewart clear stamp, half stamped on and added w gel pens and stickles, deer from Basic Gray clear Stamps embossed with Marth Stewart embossing powder, background paper 7 gypsys

#9  Sticker from Hobby Lobbys brand, Noel and holly is from Martha Stewart stamp set and gel pens, gems, background 7 gypsys

#10  Christmas gift bag, unknown sentimate, stickles pearl, tea stain distress ink Tim Holtz, glossy accents, and gel pens

# 11 & 12, same as last

#13  7 gypsys background paper, cut piece of pattern swirl gems, Tim Holtz (pink) distress stickles cotton tape, Pink by Design music background stamp

#14  same as 10


#17  flower 7 gypsys paper, 3 different size circle punches, brad, worn lipstick Tim Holtz distress ink,  cotton tape, Pink by Design music background stamp

#18 same as 10

#19 same flower as 17 K and co paper, scrap background paper

#20 glassy accent ans gel pen, then same as 10

#21 =#24 same as 10


*I will fill in the rest after checking the stamps for names*


 Die cut sentiment and Frame  pieces I had lying around, I honestly don’t know where they came from, Probably from an amazing swap, there were no product info on the baggie,  If you know, please don’t hesitate to comment!

Many different stickles and fine glitters

Glassy accents and crackle glassy accents

Gold and silver and other colors gel pens

  MERRY CHRISTMAS, and thanks for visiting!


time, lots of time! lol

Melted snowmen, so cute, I couldnt resist!




Adorable!  Just pooled some hot glue on top of a string, and added my embellishments.  On freezer paper.   I may add a hat, but Im not sure yet…then again, Im not liking the string attachment showing. hmmmmmm….  I seen these on Pintrest and had to get my hands moving!



Cut a strip 1×12 and fold as shown for the wall around the outside, glue bottom to one side of the card

I used Gypsy/Cricut Cartridge Gingerbread and cut 2 ornament shadows to 2.5 inches, and placed a circle cut in the center of one.  Then cut  a strip of paper about 1 in. X 12  in.   folded it lengthwise as shown in the bottom picture.  Save your cut circle piece for a template for whatever you are wanting to use inside the shaker, you can throw away the middle circle afterword.

Take a couple of foam dots or squares and attach them to the middle back wall to make your inside decoration circle   (float) making sure you line it up with the front or top portion as you attach your decorative circle, you want to see it directly when looking through the peep-hole! cut a piece of clear plastic or acetate bigger than the hole and glue to the inside of the front to cover the hole, let everything dry before adding your glitter, or whatever you choose to put into the shaker ornament.  Then attach your front, lay flat to dry. 

After everything is dried pinch the top pieces together and punch a circle, add an eyelet, and your fibers.    I may have just made that seem harder than it is, sorry if I did.  I found it pretty hard to explain this. 

I used an ATD Cardstock stack by Momenta  PA-2167  HSH  12×12 TXT CS PAD  Artist:Beth Gunnell

Gypsy/Cricut Cartridge Gingerbread (but there are many other carts and SVGs with a similar shape)

No sew glue

acetate, mine is reused  from packaging


A little ink around edges of the paper pieces

Foam Dots


Crop a Dile

red fiber

Swirls are cut from patterned gems


holly is crystals glued w glassy accents to floral wire and silk flower leaves hand cut to make holly leaves

 flowers are small flower punch, punched twice and layered added pearls from CTMH  these are Mocha

I it!

This is for a swap, but I want to keep it! LOL    If I make another I will make the depth of the bottom more shallow so that I wont have to use so much glitter to pile up at the gingerbread man’s feet.  I had to open this back up and put in a bit of foam air dry clay stuff to fill the space, so I wouldn’t have to use so much glitter.  You learn as you go huh?   I love this ornament! Do I really have to send it away? 

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you are inspired!   Please leave a comment to let me know what you think!

Jens Birthday Blog Hop

Jens Birthday Blog Hop

Jen is a wonderful online friend, so when she asked me months ago to participate, well, of course!!!  This is my card to Celebrate OUR Jen!    Happy Birthday girl! Make a WISH!!! I hope you have a very special day today!  You should have arrived here from Gill  if not, please start at the beginning:  Jen   I wouldnt want you to miss out on some beautiful things!

CTMH Art philosophy Cricut Cartridge

 Celebrations Cricut Cartridges

Yellow Ribbon

American Crafts papers

Some scrap papers

Foam dots

White Gel Pen

Blue Pigment ink

Corner punch

Lime green eyelets

Crop A Dile

Green silk ribbon



Your next stop is : Jess-

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