Saturday, December 30, 2017

Catching Up Post

Hello Eveybody!

It's so crazy to think that this is the end of the month, isn't it?  December just flew by!  I just posted a card with a cute bus and reindeer--but before that I haven't posted since like November.  And before that there was a post in October. 

I promise that I have been crafting-but things have been so busy (I'm sure you understand) that I am doing good to take a picture and then I am onto the next thing.

So I wanted to show you guys what I have been making.  My pictures aren't fancy-I couldn't get many of my crafty projects into the photo box before they needed to be given out.  So you will see my Ranger mat-LOL  (Side note-Dear Ranger have you thought of making mats in different colors? Love ya!)

So let's start with Halloween.  This year I was in charge of my church's Trunk Or Treat.  This is one of my favorite events of the year.  People sign up and decorate their trunks and give out candy.  I wanted to make sure each trunk was recognized by the organizer of the event.  I wanted to be sure I thanked each person.  So I made these Halloween ribbons:

I made 30 of these ribbons-using my silhouette I made the circles and using my score pad I made rosettes.  That is a time consuming project-LOL  I love the ribbon part-glittery goodness that I bought at Hobby Lobby.  Those little halloween images are sequins.  And the thank you is cut out of paper from my Silhouette also.

I also made some cards that I barely was able to take pictures of before it was time to send them off-

This card was for my sweet friend who gave me these cool shape stamps and owl stamps from Close to My Heart.

This card was for a friend of our that had been involved in a horrible car accident.  It's a blessing she is still with us today.  I love this card because of the transparent paste and the TH paper doll.  The sentiment is also a Tim Holtz stamp-and I love that set of sentiments.

This was for my friend Danielle-her families dog passed away due to age.  No matter how old-it's never easy.  I am happy to say that they now have a new puppy.  :)

This card was for someone my husband works with who was retiring.  He asked if I could put an RV on the card.  Super cute die cuts from Silhouette!  I love how this turned out.  I love it when I can make a little scene on a card.  :) 

My friend Danielle also needed some Christmas teacher gifts.  I don't do a ton of vinyl projects but I made these for her per her request.  It was Pinterest inspired. 

Another friend of mine and I came up with a fun thing to do with our friends at church.  We had a tag making party.  We each made 6 tag designs-set up tables and had a great spread of food.  We couldn't have thrown such an awesome event without my friend Danielle and another friend of ours.  :)  My hubby helped put out food too-so it was a great group effort.  Here are my tags:

This tag was cut from the silhouette, has washi tape and the snowflake is silhouette.  I spritzed it with liquid Silver Pearls by Ranger to make it sparkly.

This was Pinterest inspired and Silhouette created.  People at the event glued the pieces on and punched a hole to put the twine through.  I had different colored "cups" to add variety.

Good ol' Silhouette.  To make the hats more original-I brought my Cuttlebug and taught people how to emboss.  There is a white hat base that everything glued onto.

Silhouette!  and then I used Red Stickles on the noses so our guests wouldn't have to worry about glitter glue drying.  They also assembled the parts using glue sticks.

The base of these tags and the singing kids are from Silhouette.  The background was this awesome tissue paper from Hobby Lobby.  You adhere the tissue paper on top of the tag and cut of the extra.  Then I had different sequins and gems so people could personalize their tags.

The tag cut out was Silhouette, the stamp is from Stampin Up and then I put gold ink around the sides with a Cat's Eye ink.  

Anytime I prepare something like this (which is not often) I always have a greater appreciation for people who develop classes and have to prep kits.  LOL-sometimes when you take a class you don't think about someone having to make or distribute pieces to so many kits.  

And we didn't get paid for this.  We donated the materials, food, and time.  It was a great time of fellowship.  And thanks be to God for giving us the idea and having it turn out great.  (I'm not gonna lie, we both were like what were we thinking?  But nothing to worry about when you give it to God.)  :)

Whew!  That's a lot--and I probably left a few things out.  Right now I'm working on a December Daily-just starting it actually.  LOL  Yeah I know what today's date is.  

Thank you for stopping by!  If you made it to the end of this crazy long post-please know you are much appreciated.  :)  Happy Crafting!  Happy New Year!  Happy Day! :)

Until next time my friends...stay crafty! 

Reindeer Card

Hello Everybody!

I feel like I have not been here in FOREVER!  Oh wait-seeing the date of my last post-I haven't.  Oh my goodness!  I promise I haven't fallen off of the earth.  And I have been doing crafty things-it's just been tough to get them all posted.  So finally some time!  It's good to be back! :)

I am super excited to share with you this card I made.  My friend who loves her kids' bus driver needed another Christmas card.  I was looking around the 'Net for some ideas and when I went to Creative with Stamps the inspiration hit.  Their challenge was reindeer.  And that moment-I saw a school bus being pulled by reindeer.  The next step was to make it happen.  :)

So here is my card:

The background are Tim's new Distress Oxides.  And the bus, reindeer, and buildings are all thanks to my Silhouette.  The sentiment is an Inkadinkado Stamp.  The stars are Queen and Company.  Googly eyes, and the black noses are like flat round dots they used to sell-LOL They were popular a while ago.  And the red nose for Rudolph is a red gem that was in my stash.

The bus-which is totally adorable to me is cut from cardstock and then the yellow is from Doodlebug glittery yellow cardstock.  I put a layer of acetate for the windows-but I don't know if it really mattered.  It seemed like more of a challenge with that layer so I don't know for next time.  

And I love the sentiment-it was the perfect size and it had stars too.  :)

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope everyone has a Happy New Year! :)

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