Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas Day Gift Exchange!

Hello all My Crafty Friends!
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas with all there family and loved ones. I also hope that each of you were spoiled rotten just like I was! 
Today I just wanted to share with you a Christmas exchange gift I made for Christmas Day at my little sisters house. This year it was her turn to host Christmas and  28 of us were able to attend.
Each year we buy a gift and play a game where you draw a number and then you can pick from under the Christmas Tree or steal the other person gift, we were all getting pretty tired of it so my sister Penny came up with a new gift exchange game that was so much fun!
Each person had to make a edible gift with no help from anyone. So what this meant if you wanted to play you had to create your own gift. I had seen these mice on the Internet but decided to add a couple of mice traps to my project and made three types of cheese for the mice to play on out of Rice Krispies Squares and fondant. It probably took me over 5 hours to make but I was so happy with the way it turned out!
There were a lot of different food gifts, here are just a few of them: Grinch Cookies, Cake pop, Candy Cane Vodka, Pickled Eggs, Hot Coco, Monkey Buns, Baily's and my son even make a Santa's Sleigh with nine reindeer's and three Christmas trees. A lot of thought was put into the exchange gifts this year and the whole family had a ball.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Santa's Baby Treat Box

This week Little Scrap Pieces is having a fun challenge called "Santa Baby".
(project must have a Santa on it)
and then
Cameo Creations Challenge -  Anything Christmas!
and if thats not enough!
How about Peachy Keen Challenge
Anything Goes Challenge 48 ( must use a Peachy Keen Stamp)
I needed another stocking stuffer so I decided to made this adorable treat box and join in the  challenge.
This is a SVG file that a purchased from the Silhouette Store.
The sentiment is from Joys Life "Oh Christmas Puns"
I used a Peachy Keen stamp for Santa's face and flower soft for the fur. I then added a pom pom and holly for the finishing touches.
In case I don't get back to my blog before Christmas I would like to take this time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe Holiday Season.
Thanks for stopping bye and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hello Kitty Gift Tags

Pink By Design is having a fun tag challenge this week and since I ran out of gift tags so I thought this would be a great challenge to enter!
I usually have all the gift bought and wrapped by the beginning of September but this year I came down sick in the middle of August and it took me three months to get well enough to even think about shopping. I cannot tell you how good it feels to be able to breath again!
I make these four Hello Kitty Tags for my grand kids gift.
I do think they are just adorable! Don't you?
I used Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge for both sets of tags.
On the inside of the tags I used Joys Life "Wintery Puns"
I just adore the nice or naughty sentiment from this set. I am going to use this tag for you Jasmine and guess which one Nanny is going to check off! LOL!
To finish off these little tags I added some tiny pompom to the hats and shoes.
Challenges Entered;
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday Challenge- anything red or green. You still have time to enter this one.
Exploring Cricut is also having a fun Christmas challenge so you just might want to check this one out also!
Heres another challenge you might want to check out. Go Fish challenge - Anything Goes!
Thanks for stopping bye .
Merry Christmas to all my Crafty Friends and their Families!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Here Comes Santa Clause!

Good morning all my Crafty Friends. Today it is my turn to post a project for Joys Life Stamps Design Team!
This week the Design Team will be bringing you project that are bright and shinny!
Since I am so far behind in my Christmas Cards I decided to make a shape card using a Quilted Christmas Cricut Cartridge.
I used red Stickles for all my pretty glitter and Liquid Pearl for Santa's fur. For the Holly I used a Martha Stewart punch and red Liquid Pearl for the Berries.
To make this card into a shape card I just used two of the shadows in white and scored them just below the candles and joined them together. It  was just as easy as that.
For the sentiment I used Joys Life "Oh Christmas Puns" which fit just perfect below Santa's feet.
So that it for today's project I hope you enjoyed it.
Challenges Entered:
 Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday - Shaped Card.
Bitten By The Bug 2 - Santa Clause
My Craft Spot - Shaped Card
Thanks for stopping bye have a great week and Happy Holidays to all.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Dreamweaver Embossing Paste Tutorial

Good morning all my crafty friends! Today I have another great project for Joys Life Stamps
This week Joy's Life Design Team will each be doing a scrap booking tutorial. When I heard about this I wasn't to sure what I would do.
I finally decided to go with a Dreamweaver Embossing Paste tutorial using a stencil.
First I got all my supplies ready then I was ready to get crafting.
First step is to tape the stencil down onto the card stock so it doesn't move.
Next just add the embossing paste to your spatula and spread it across the template, make sure you do not lift it up or push it down onto the template ( or it will force the paste into areas you don't want)
Next take the tape off and gently lift the template away.
While the paste is still wet you can add some ultra fine glitter to your project. Then set it aside and let it dry. It will take a few hours.
Once it is dry it is time to make your card.
I used the sentiment from Joy's Life Wintery Puns which can be purchased here.
I hope I have inspired you to try this cool type of embossing. I love the way the card turned out and there are so many great stencil out there for you to use.
I will be entering this card in this weeks challenge over at Go Fish Challenge Blog- Holiday Season Projects.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Winner of Joy's Life Happy Holiday Blog Hop and Snowman Candy Bars!

Before I announce the winner of the Joy's Life Happy Holidays Blog Hop I wanted to show you these darling Snowman Candy Wrappers I made for my wonderful grand babies! Even though my oldest grandson just got engaged a couple of months ago he will always be grandmas baby boy.
I saw these Snowman Candy Wrappers last year on one of the blogs and I thought I am just going to have to make these next year.
Of course I didn't bookmark it, but I was able to goggle it and found them at Laurie Furnell Blog which she is giving away for free in the spirit of Christmas,
I decided to use gloves for the little snowman's hat and then when the kids take them apart  they will be able to keep there little hands warm.( well maybe one hand anyway!)
The scarfs are wool that I picked up at Walmart which was my sisters ideal! Thank you Debby!
I also wanted to add a little gift tag along with each one so I used two different size punches and Joys Life All Around Sentiments Stamps for the tags.
So if you want a real quick last minute gift to make you just found it! I think they would be perfect  gifts for a neighbor, teacher, mailman, co-worker or just about anyone!
Now on to the winner of the embossing folders!
First off all I would like to thank all of you that took the time to leave me a comment. I do read each and everyone of them and you are the ones that inspire me to keep on blogging. There are many times when I think I should just give it up all together, but then I will read a comment and say to myself but she really like it and so I continue to keep on doing what I have been doing for the last couple of years which is creating.
Anyway enough of my babbling for one day!
I recived 30 lovely comments and the winner is!
baconrb said...
I love the treat box! And the card is just adorable, I love it!
Congrats to the winner please email me at and I will get these out to you in time for Christmas.
Thanks for stopping bye and have a great week.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Happy Holidays Candy Jar using Joys Life Stamps

For my Blog Candy and Joys Life Happy Holidays Blog Hop please click HERE.
Good Morning to all my Crafty Friends and Happy Monday!
This week the Design Team were asked to make Food projects that will be quick, easy and great for last minutes gifts, using Joy's Life Awesome Stamps Sets!
 I decided to make a candy jar with a old candle jar that was ready to be tossed in the trash. I made sure it was cleaned very well and filled it with one of my favorite candy's.
Who doesn't like assorted Toffees?
 I used a Martha Stewart border punch to create the band and the added a beautiful Flocked Deco-Border.
 The tag was cut from StoryBook Cricut cartridge at 3 inches. I then added some stickles to give it some glitter and used another Martha Stewart punch for the leafs.
For the sentiment I used Joy's Life Wintery Puns.
Here is a picture of the top of the jar with once again tons of stickles and the snowman is from Joys Life Oh Christmas Puns.
I hope you enjoyed today's project.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Joy's Life Stamps Happy Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to my very first Blog Hop with Joy's Life Design Team. During this hop the Design Team will be featuring creative Christmas Projects using Joy's Life "Winery Puns" and Joy's Life "Oh Christmas Puns" You can find all of Joy's Life wonderful stamp set by vising Joy's Life Store.
So if you arrived from Sarabeth then you are on the right track if not you can start over at Joy's Life
So you do not miss out on any of the amazing Christmas gift ideal.

 For today's Blog Hop I decided to made this darling Holiday Treat box which was purchased from the Silhouette Store. This would be great for a quick last minute gift.
 I used the Holiday Treats sentiment from Joy's Life Wintery Puns.
This is a side shot to show you where the candy goes.

For my second project I decided on a Christmas card using a SVG file and once again Joy's Life "Wintery Puns."
So if you have stayed with me this long you deserve a chance to win some Blog candy.
One of my followers will have a chance to win this set of embossing folders.
I hope you have enjoyed today's projects Now it is time for you to hop over to Pattys Blog to see the amazing projects she has for you today.
Just in case you get lost I have included the line up below.
as always my dear crafty friends thanks for stopping by!