Friday, December 9, 2011

Gifts from the Heart Blog Hop Day 1

Thank you so much for joining us for the Gifts from the Heart Blog Hop! If you've just started, be sure to click here and start at the beginning at SVG Attic's blog. If you have arrived from SVG Attic's Blog, then you are on the right track! 

For my 'Gift from the Heart' I decided to create a "snow globe" for my Mom. My mom is the kinda person that purchases all of the animated stuffed animals that sing and dance. Yes, yes, I know... she will push all the buttons in the store and have a grand ole time. I remember one year she just about purchased every animated character on the shelf. Anyway, she loves to decorate for Christmas and whenever I have created a new set, it goes to her. She will not allow me to recycle it. I am far from being a pack rat so I throw out anything I can, just ask my kids...

So onto my project....

Isn't it so cute?

I used the Paper Ornament Collection and only used 15 of the sections.

Created a base using basic shapes in SCAL.

Cut out the Church, Snowman, and Pine Tree from the Candy Cane Lane Collection.

I hope you like my project.. to give you an idea of the size, the church was cut out at 3.5" width, it's set to cut out at 11"... teenie tiny!

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Your next stop is the super talented Ruthie!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

SVG Attic December Challenge Project

Here is my SVG Attic challenge project. I used FOUR different sets for this project. This month was color challenge using Red/Green/White/Pink/Blue. I chose Blue and White. For some reason I am into the blue and white this year! I even redecorated my house in blue and white, happy for me, not happy for the hubbys wallet! :)

So onto my project.

Here is the recipe for this project:

Box: Holly's Holiday Boxes ~ Caramel Apple Gift Box:
 I used the default size and cut out four 3/4" circles in the top for the tubes to sit in. I then created a 2.5" square top with 1" circles cut out to overlay and give dimension. I cut out three 2.5" squares for the front and two sides and embossed them with the Swiss Dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug.

Snowman: Build a Snowman ~ Snowman:
I sized the snowman to 2" wide and cut out the arms, hat and scarf. Popped him out with some foam dimension squares. The face is from Peachy Keen Stamps Funshine Face Parts.

Snowflake: All the Trimmings ~ Snowflake:
The snowflake is sized to 2.5" and I used one for each side of the box. I only cut the Bottom.svg and Middle.svg files. I then adorned with blue and white pearls, and blue rhinestones.

Caption: Cozy Christmas Captions ~ Snowballs: (ON SALE 40% OFF)
I sized the caption to 4" wide for all layers.

I used paper from pinkpaislee's Snow Day collection called warm mittens. I also used a white gelly pen to add stitching in various areas of the project. I used AC Cardstock for the blue solid color textured cardstock and Recollections cardstock for the white cardstock. I added "snowballs" using Recollections Glitter Shapes (Circle 3/4"). I inked most edges using ColorBox pigment ink stamps, Mulberry twine from the Twinery.

For the tubes I used Sparklink Yarn by Darice that I picked up at JoAnn's awhile back. I used Glue Dots to hold it in place and wrapped around top. Cut off excess peeking over lid and then hot glued a Recollectins Glitter Shape to the top. I filled the test tubes with "snowballs" yogurt covered raisins!

I hope you liked my project. Please stop by and enter the challenge here, and to view all the other design team members projects!

Happy Crafting!

Christmas in my Family Room

This year I decided to go with a non-traditional Christmas color, Teal. I have always wanted to do Teal, Silver, and White but never got around to it. A new craft store opened up about 20 minutes from me and I just fell in love with it. Hobby Lobby is such a great store. They carry EVERYTHING and I could totally live there. I purchased most of my decorations from them and some from Wal-Mart. Here are some photos.