Sunday, November 30, 2014

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #26 December 2014 - Happy Holidays

Hello Friends,
Here to celebrate the "Happy Holidays" theme of Paper Sweeties Inspiration #26 for December 2014.
Love these traditional Christmas colors!
(updated with new photo on 12-1-2014)
I used the new stamp set  "Homemade with Love" to create my sweet Peppermint cocoa card and tag set.  I love the matching Homemade with Love sweet cuts dies too! It made creating this set a piece of cake!  And I even used the snowflake die to create snowflake shaped marshmallows for my cocoa!  Yummy!  

I hope you will join us in this month's challenge over at the Paper Sweeties blog!  There is always a lovely prize to be won so come over and check it out!  We would love to see your Paper Sweeties creations!  And there are some free digital stamps on the Paper Sweeties sight if you do not own any of Debbie's wonderful stamps, dies, and goodies yet!  Here is the hop list for this month:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!
Jinny Newlin  *special guest designer*
Julie Tucker-Wolek – WELCOME TO THE TEAM!!!
Lisa Elton
Lysa Rohrer
Mackie Robertson – WELCOME TO THE TEAM!!!
December Guest Designer: Diane Hover
Jill Norwood (You are here)

Thanks for visiting me and taking a look at my card!
I hope you enjoy this lovely time of year!
Blessings and Crafty Hugs,

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Hodge Podge of winter delights....and some Christmas tags too!

Hello Friends,
Life is moving at a very fast pace these days!  So...I am going to try something a little bit different here on my blog.  Since I just do not seem to sit down and write posts as much as I should I am going to do a "summary" post of some of the crafty and "life" things that I have been up to lately.  A post in photos mainly from my Instagram page "Greenwdgirl" so some of you may have seen these before.....if not...grab a cup of something hot and sit back and enjoy!

 I decorated inside and out for Autumn and Tim and I carved pumpkins for Halloween! ( I promised some of you a picture showing the new paint color from this summer when my house went from beige to this lovely light shade of blue.)

I discovered the "Project Life" App via my friend Brandy at Brandywine Designs.....and began loving to scrapbook again!  So easy to have the pages printed at Persnickety or at home on your printer...etc..
I began to crochet as the weather got colder for a special "Christmas Shabby Vintage" Swap with my dear friend Alease who blogs at "Pretties Please Crafty Corner" and makes videos as "Leasy46" on YouTube.  She is such a fun lady!  Here are some of the things I made for her:

I crocheted around the edge of a Papertrey Ink Limitless Layers Heart Die Cut....and added a crocheted rolled rose....
 Some more crocheted roses....
 Some simple cream thread crochet flowers...these take about 5 minutes each in front of the TV when I have time in the evenings....
 Note:  Butterfly and Ribbon Cards are from digital files available at Iralamija Shop on ETSY!  More crocheted flowers....and some felt bows using a My Creative Time die from Emma's lovely store.
 I made this turquoise crocheted flower up while playing around one night and made 3 of them before the evening was over....They were Alease's favorite out of the items I sent! :)
 Just a few of the items I sent out all grouped together....

Here is a picture of the items I received from Alease:

Aren't those Magnolia Doohickey Santa Faces adorable!!!!!!  Plus that sweet card with the Penny Black image!  Etc. Etc. Etc.!!!!  I am set for Holiday Crafting! Thanks again Alease!!!!! You are so generous!

 She made these embellishments for me too and I placed them in this glittered birds nest from Michael's...

Next I prepped some areas of my craft room with all of my Christmas Crafting goodies.  I do this each year so I have everything right at hand for tag-making, crafty projects, and gift are some pictures:

I have a traditional section of red and green and white and cream items:

And a pastel vintage area too this year with lots of goodies from friends on YouTube:

Then I started some Christmas Tag making:
 Some pink candy canes using some lovely Tilda Papers....
 The "Little House" die from Magnolia and some more candy canes waiting for embellishments....
 The finished candy cane tags....Love those Lili of the Valley stamped tiny tags - I use them A LOT!
 I had to make some of these snow globe tags too:   Thanks PTI and Betsy Veldman!  The house and tree and reindeer are sitting on a quilted heart sent to me by my friend Rhonda Coleman.  Adorable!  Tiny snowflakes are from a Memory Box die.
 How about some stocking tags?  Also in a light pastel color scheme.....they look like sherbert ice cream to me....oops I must be getting hungry!
 And more of these lovely Waltzingmouse Stamps tags.....with some lovely fabric plaid bows....

And more little houses ready to be tied onto packages or anything fun!
 An entire village grew in my living room over this past weekend:
 And I also got started on a Christmas scarf for my family name draw gift....we are all making our presents this year!  What fun!

 Well did you make it to the end?  I bet your coffee cup was empty long ago!  Thanks for taking a peek at what I have been up to!  The most important and fun thing I have been up to is taking care of this sweet boy:

Love when he comes out of school with a smile this big from the fun he had in ART class!  He was so excited!  Love that grin!

Thanks for tuning in my friends! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Week!  My little one is out of school on break the whole week so we will be doing lots of fun things together for the hoilday!
Blessing to you all! Your friendship is a gift to me each day!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Tag You're It! Challenge #9

Happy November Everyone! is officially the "Holiday" season and that means that I am making lots of Christmas tags and cards in my craft room!  I love the inspiration at the Tag You're It Challenge! Here is the graphic:

The lovely and talented Leigh Penner created these beauties!  I love the use of the word dies and the papers with the different size stripes.  Her tags inspired me to create these:

 I used my new Papertrey Ink Wet Paint Holiday word dies; some crochet flowers that I made with pink thread and some little angel charms as tree toppers.  The paper is digital and from Iralamija Shop on ETSY.

I have to say that mine are probably not CAS so I am not sure if they fit with the challenge guidelines?!   But alas it is where the inspiration took me. 

Thanks for taking a look! 
Crafty Hugs,