Saturday, December 4, 2010

My Shabby Christmas Wreath

A couple of years ago, I found this wonderful and shabby pink Christmas wreath, that I thought really had some potential. It has sat in my garage since then, up until this week. I finally had my inspiration for it! I striped the wreath down and cleaned it up - then I used a spray adhesive and covered it with Martha Stewart glitter. I made 3-dimensional flowers for it, using Webster's Pages papers and buttons. I hot-glued vintage Christmas ornaments all over - and then added broken rhinestone jewelery. Finally, a big pink bow, and it was ready to go.

Challenges:
Creative Inspirations: Christmas Gifts
Shabby Tea Room: Get in Shape
Wild Orchid: Old-fashioned/ Victorian Christmas
Wed. Creative Inspirations: Christmas Decorations
Fussy and Fancy: anything but a card
Oh Alice: DIY flowers
Bunny Zoe's: Christmas, but not a card
Stamp and Create: Tis the Season
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Anything but a card/winter/ribbon

Christmas Tags - Reason for the Season

This is just a quick tag I wanted to share with you. The "Joy to the World" is a stamp from Heartfelt Creations HCPC 346 Joyous Noel. The tree and other papers are from Echo Park.

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show: tag
Stamp and Create: Tis the Season
Bunny Zoe's: Christmas, but not a card
Mark's Finest Papers: Red and Green
Stamp Something: Christmas Colors
Dutch Dare: Christmas tag
Wild Orchid: Old Fashioned Christmas
Stamp with fun : advent
Wee Memories: Holiday song

Friday, December 3, 2010

Heartfelt Creations is hoping along with Scrap-Mart





Welcome to the First Annual Scrap-Mart.com Blog Hop! You should have arrived from the Boss Kut Blog, if not, please go to the Scrap-Mart blog to start from the beginning. There are 31 blogs participating in the hop and you will find some great prizes along the way. You must comment on THAT blog post to be eligible to win that prize. There are also some Grand Prizes posted on the Scrap-Mart blog. You must comment on EVERY blog throughout the hop to be eligible for the Grand Prizes. Comments will remain open until midnight CST on Sunday, December 5th. Winners will be chosen at random for each individual prize and will be announced on the Scrap-Mart blog on Friday, December 10th. You may only win once. We'd like to thank our sponsors for generously donating all the prizes for this hop: Making Memories, Spellbinders, JustRite Stampers, Sizzix, Heartfelt Creations, Lifestyle Crafts, The Stamps of Life, Boss Kut, Unity Stamps, October Afternoon, Copic, Silhouette America.

I have a Christmas layout to share with you today. My husband proposed two years ago on Christmas Eve, so that was the perfect occasion to scrap. I made my 3 largest flowers on this layout using Heartfelt Creations stamps and their exclusive Spellbinder dies. The large polka-dotted flower uses the HC Open Petals stamp set and the HC Perfect Petals Die cut. The red and white flowers were created using the Daisy Patch Die and the Daisy Patch flowers. I stamped holly leaves using the HC Holly Leaves Precut set and cut them out using the Holly/Ornament Die Cut set. I had so much fun building up this flower arrangement on my page using the Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies, and some Prima flowers. Now it's time to hop along to the next stop, which is my very talented DT sister, Debbie Seyer.

I am really excited that one lucky commenter on this post is going to win from Heartfelt Creations the HCPC 3335 Snowflake Medallions and the HCD - Holly Ornament Die set! You will have so much fun with these! Do you have any idea of the gorgeous snowflakes you will be able to make? Good luck!



Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Winter Wonderland Blog Hop with Flower Soft



Ready to Celebrate?

This week’s Flower Soft Sprinkle Challenge (FSC14) – Winter Wonderland!

The Flower Soft designers will be featuring cards today using the Charlie’s Ark Creative Kits.

This week we’ll be giving away TWO prize packages! One prize package will be given away on the blog hop and another will be chosen among people who make a card using Flower Soft and post it in the Splitcoast Gallery using the keyword FSC14. Both prize winners will be chosen and announced on the Flower Soft blog on December 10. The winner of the Splitcoast Gallery challenge will have their card featured on the Flower Soft Blog on December 10th!!!

If you didn’t start at the beginning of the hop please go to the beginning at the Flower Soft Blog.

As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be a prize winner chosen randomly among the blogs. The prizes (one set for Splitcoast players and one set for the blog hop!)

I used the Charlie's Ark, Christmas With Friends, Creative kit for my card. Talk about easy! Everything you need to make adorable cards comes in the package. Extra layering pieces are already cut - so you don't even need to get out your scissors! I just added a piece of ribbon, a few Dew Drops for my holly berries, and punched a border. I added some Ultra-Fine Flower Soft in Earth for my pudding crumbs, and Strawberry red for the berries in my border. If you have a bunch of Christmas cards to make - this is the way to go!



Want even more inspiration? Do you like video tutorials? Make sure and visit Flower Soft TV!


Here is the hop order


Deb Felts

Cibele Glazer

Jeanne Streiff

Linda Beeson

Vicki Garrett

Debbie Seyer

Gini Cagle ( you are here)

Dina Kowal

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's time to start wrapping presents!


Ok, I'll admit it - I don't have my Christmas shopping done - but at least I've gotten started! And I had a little present for my sister just waiting to be wrapped, so it gave me the perfect opportunity to make this adorable gift box. I just got this oh so cute Merry Christmas by Echo Park from the Beary Scrap yesterday, and I couldn't wait to play with it! I made my medallion using stamps from Heartfelt Creations: Agape Love, Cameo Daisy 1 and 2 (these flowers are limited edition stamps and only available through 12/31!). I added gold Flower Soft to the center of my flower.





Isn't it fun to post a picture of a present online, where nobody can get to them to shake them?

The Beary Scrap - Last day for anything goes!


Today is the final day for the Beary Scrap's Anything Goes challenge. If you haven't gotten an entry in, you better do it!

I tried something different today. I made a blackboard/clipboard using Pink Paislee's Queen Bee paper. I spray painted my clipboard using chalkboard paint from the hardware store. I stamped a bee from the Queen Bee clear impressions stamp set using white ink onto the board. I love having matching stamp sets to go with a paper line! The flower is made from felt punched from a scalloped circle punch, and then just sewn together. The leaves beneath the flower were cut with my Cricut using the Botanicals cartridge. I still wanted a little more pizzaz to my project, so I added lace (colored with Apple Glimmer mist), velvet ribbon and a Pink Paislee brad with the back snipped off to the blackboard.

Hope you enjoyed looking!