Wednesday, November 27, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 8

Hi Everyone!

So sorry for the very late post today. Very busy today with pre-Thanksgiving prep. So I’m just dropping this picture here and wishing you all a happy holiday. I’m taking tomorrow and Friday to spend with the family; but I’ll be back on Monday!
Enjoy your Turkey feast or whatever culinary delight you choose and your time with family and friends, everyone!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 7

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back to my 25 Days of Christmas Cards series for 2019! We have reached day 7 and this card features die cut inlays using Simon Says Stamp snowflakes. This snowflake die cuts a number of smaller snowflakes at once. I used the white snowflakes on other projects; but decided to save the negative space to use later and that’s how this card came to be. I cut additional snowflakes from other sparkly paper and inlayed them into the various negative spaces.
I added a simple holiday sentiment at the bottom and then I realized it needed a small extra touch to just finish it off, so I added the gold cord.

Have a great day everyone!


1. Crafty Cardmakers: No patterned paper
2. Get Creative Challenges: Anything Goes (optional holiday)
3. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: Anything Goes

Monday, November 25, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 6

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was great! We took a little family trip up to Washington DC to see “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theater. It was so good and we all enjoyed it very much! Then the next day we visited a couple of museums before heading back home. Just a quick trip; but well worth the family time together. I thought I would share a family photo of us at the theater!

Ok, well back to our regularly scheduled program! Day 6 of the 25 Days of Christmas cards. This is another card featuring a cross-stitch background. I saw this color combination on pinterest and I really liked it; but I wasn’t quite sure if I was going to like it with the thread. I really had to think about how I wanted to alternate the colors. I was rather pleased with the end result, however! I wanted to keep the focus on the background, so I just did a simple silver embossed sentiment in the center.

That is all for today, my friends! I am off to start making cookie dough for the CRAZY amount of holiday baking I’m doing this holiday season! I mean, seriously I try not to think too much about how much I have to do because it kinda panics me when I do!

Have a fabulous day, everyone; and I’ll see you all again tomorrow.


1. A Gem of a Challenge: Anything Goes
2. Crafty Friend’s Challenge: Christmas
3. Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: Christmas
4. Addicted to Stamps: Anything Goes
5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes

Friday, November 22, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 5

Hi Everyone!

Wrapping up the first week of 25 Days of Christmas Cards with Day 5 here. CAS card here with some textured paste and stencil along with some layered snowflake die cuts. I hope you all have a great weekend and I’ll see you again on Monday!


Cardz 4 Gals: Get ready for Christmas
Crafting with an Attitude: Anything Goes

Thursday, November 21, 2019

25 Days of Christmas cards: Day 4

Hi Everyone!

I am here with Day 4 of 25 Days of Christmas cards! I hope you like it.

Have a great day and I’ll see you all on Friday!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 3

Hi Everyone!

I’m back for Day 3 of my 25 Days of Christmas Cards Series. This is a simple card today that uses some cute pattern paper and then the focus is the stacked “Merry Christmas” die cut in the center.

Have a fantastic day everyone and I’ll see you again for Day 4 tomorrow!

1. Crafty Sentiments Designs: Christmas
2. Lemon Shortbread Challenges: Anything Goes
3. Unicorn Challenge: Christmas
4. Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
5. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge: Anything Christmas Goes

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 2

Hi Everyone!

Here we go with Day 2. I’m sharing two pictures of this one so I can show the cross stitched detail of the background. Have a great day everyone!

Monday, November 18, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 1

Hi Everyone!

Well, it’s finally here! 25 Days of Christmas cards. Life is still busy and getting busier as the holiday season really starts to ramp up. I will be posting a card every week day until Dec 20th but to keep things simple, I’m just posting the pictures of the card and a few challenges if they apply and that will be it.

So, here we go with Day 1

Have a fabulous day!

Challenges :

1. Pammie’s InkyPinkies  Anything Goes
2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes
3. A Bit More Time to Craft: Anything Goes
4. A Perfect Time to Craft: Anything Goes
5. Love to Craft: Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

All the Holiday Treats!

Hi Everyone!

I’m so sorry I haven’t posted lately! Life has just been super busy for me and it is going to continue to get even busier through this week. I have decided to just post the last few pictures I have for non-card holiday items today.
The first item I have to share today are these adorable hot cocoa envelopes. Super easy to put together and just a fun way to give a simple gift to someone.

Next I have these simple gift card holders. I have made these several times in the past and they are a popular item on Pinterest.

Thanks everyone. I hope you have enjoyed all the fun things I’ve shared with you and I hope it gives you some great ideas for your own holiday crafting.

I will be back again on Monday for Day 1 of 25 Days of Christmas cards!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Holiday Wine Tags

Hi Everyone!

I am back again today with some festive wine tags that are perfect to dress up your holiday wine bottles. They are a great way to add a something a little extra to a hostess gift as well. I found the directions for these on Pinterest. A quick search will lead you to a lot of different options. They are quick, easy to make and fun!

A quick note about the wine picture with the bottle. I wanted to photograph the tag on a bottle and I didn’t have a “pretty place” to stand the bottle. I haven’t decorated my house yet for Christmas, fall pumpkin patch table was my best option!

Have a great day everyone and I’ll see you on Friday!

1. Get Creative Challenges
2. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies
3. Crafty Sentiments
4. Lemon Shortbread
5. Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge

Monday, November 4, 2019

Easy Self-Adhesive Holiday Tags

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I am back today with another item I’ll be sharing in my vendor fair event later this month. I made these simple self adhesive gift tags by die-cutting some thin cardboard (cereal/cracker boxes etc) as well as the same size from various holiday pattern paper. In addition, I also cut out another die cut from the pattern paper so I could die cut inlay another shape inside of it. This was all in efforts to make the tags as one-layered as possible. I also die cut the base shape from some self adhesive sticker paper. When I attached the sticker paper, I used adhesive on the non-adhesive side to adhere it to the cardboard die cut, leaving the self adhesive side with the release paper on the outside. I like these tags because they’re a little more sturdier than just paper tags and would be great way to dress up a simple hostess gift or other special gift.
Another super simple project, so not really a whole lot else to say about these. I am hoping to maybe whip up a few more of these before my event.
I hope you like them! Have a great day and I’ll see you all again on Wednesday!

Anything Goes Challenges:
1. A Gem of a Challenge
2. Crafter’s Castle
3. Crafty Friends
4. Crafty Hazelnut Christmas
5. Little Patch of Crafty Friends

Friday, November 1, 2019

Hershey Nugget Christmas Gift

Hi Everyone!

I’m back! I hope everyone is doing well. October was very busy for me, and November and December are shaping up that way as well. It was good to take some time off and get a jump on my Christmas crafts. I am not completely done; but I have made good headway and I’m excited to share what I’ve been working on!

As you can see, I’ve updated the blog header for the holiday season. Just a simple way to bring a little festivities to the blog! I hope you like it! A quick note about the blog schedule for the holiday season.
I will be posting all of my non-card Christmas crafts first. I will only be posting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until Nov 15.
From Nov 18-Dec 20, I will be sharing my (almost) annual 25 days of Christmas cards. Monday -Friday, no weekends.
Once I finish with that, I’ll be taking another break to spend time with my family until after the New Year. Then I’ll be back and blogging as normal again!

Ok, so on to today’s project. During the holiday season, I usually participate in a neighborhood vendor fair for small businesses and I love having simple little gifts like this for people to buy. A lot of what you will see over the next few weeks, are things I’m going to have at the vendor fair.

They are great for teacher gifts, or coworkers, little stocking suffers etc. I’ve made other little Hershey nugget packets similar to this; but I wanted to change it up a little bit. I saw the ones Dawn made on her blog “DOstamping: Hershey Nugget Very Merry Wrap” post and thought they were super cute!

I used some various pattern papers and stamps from Sunny Studio “Jolly Gingerbread”

Just a few challenges to get back into the groove of things!

1. Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
2. Fab N’ Funky: Anything Goes
3. Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Have a great day everyone!