Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Santa and a GIVEAWAY - Evalicious

Hi there!

I am up on the Evalicious blog today sharing this holiday page.


We have a family tradition of taking our pup to the local SPCA for pictures with Santa, it helps them raise a little money, and gives us a scrap-able memory ;)  This is last year's photo.  I was away, so my husband made sure he took our youngest and our pup.  Unfortunately our son was wearing bright yellow! For Christmas photos?  Obviously he is not the scrapper, lol!

Anyway, I scanned the photo into the computer and converted it to black and white, and it worked out perfectly for this page!

I kept all my colours really quiet so that the amazing Evalicious 'Oh What Fun' goodies really pop!  I created this half tree digital cut file with various sized circles just for this page, filling in some circles with water colour paints that accent the embellishments, other circles were filled in with embossed with cardstock.


I used a few of the snipsnip labels to add journalling to the upper corner of my page, sprinkling in wood veneer and badge buttons, as well.


I am in LOVE with these wood veneers!


And badge buttons, this is such a fun collection! My title was die cut in white, for a tone on tone look, but I doodled around it for a bit of pop.


Puffy stickers, page tabs and more wood veneers finish off the page!

Evalicious Product list: (click on the images to be taken to the shop location for these items)

http://evalicious.bigcartel.com/product/oh-what-fun-snipsnip-labelshttp://evalicious.bigcartel.com/product/oh-what-fun-page-tabs
http://evalicious.bigcartel.com/product/oh-what-fun-badge-buttonshttp://evalicious.bigcartel.com/product/oh-what-fun-wood-veneer

Other Products:  American Crafts cardstock, My Mind's Eye baker's twine, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher,  Staedtler pen, misc. water colour paints, DMC floss.

And now for the giveaway!

To be entered into the draw for one of the following three fabulous prize packs, you must complete the following.

1.  Become a follower of my blog, if you are not already one.
2.  Leave me a comment on this post.
3.  Like the Evalicious Facebook page, so you can stay up to date on all of our happenings.

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

You have until Midnight on the 24th of this month to enter, I will draw and announce the 3 winners shortly after Christmas, depending on our family schedule.

Thank you for visiting!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Vintage Christmas Cards - My Mind's Eye

Hi there!

As promised, I am back to share the last few Christmas cards that I made the other day, using My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas, assorted bling, older rub ons and some Simple Stories alphas.

 
 
 
 

Thanks for letting me share my creations with you!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Button Snowman Ornament - Tutorial

Hi there!

I am sharing a fun little tutorial today with my friends at ScrapMuch?, using buttons to make a cute little ornament or Christmas present adornment.


This is also a fun craft to do with the kids, they will love giving them as gifts or hanging them on the tree.



You will need 7 white buttons (2 small and 1 medium for the head, 2 medium and 2 large for the body), 3 black buttons (2 small and 1 medium) and 1 small red button; as well as, some red floss or yarn ( I prefer floss so I can put it through a needle) and some red ribbon.{Can you believe that I have next to no white buttons?  What is up with that? It was slim pickings for sure.}

It does not matter how many holes are in each button, we will only be using 2.


Start threading the buttons, working from the top of the snowman down.



Continue feeding on buttons, you can see I am even using a button with only one hole. I am not even sure how you would use this for a button, but it works fine in this application.


Now begin threading back up through all the buttons, if your buttons have 4 holes, use the one that is diagonal from last time.


When they are all threaded on, they should look something like this.


Tie a knot in the top.


And now tie on your little scrap of ribbon for a scarf.


Isn't he cute?


How about now, on this cute little burlap stocking?

Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Cards - My Mind's Eye

Hi there!

I am very late in all of my holiday preparations this year, my Christmas cards included, so I am late in sharing too.

The other night I squeezed out a couple of hours to create a handful white I was doing some die cutting for a friend. 

I used some My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas, assorted bling and some really old rub-ons that I love and are now almost gone and created these:

 
 
 

I will be back later in the week to share a few more. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, December 15, 2014

boyz rule - Boys Rule

Hi there!

I am sharing another page over on the Boys Rule blog today using the fabulous November / December 2014 kit!

The warm earth tones are just  perfect for this time of year when we are focusing on family and snuggling in!


I love this picture of my boys, they were so young, and looked so happy together - this is a few years old now and I think it is high time they do another group shot for mom!

I went a little distress crazy with this page of my boys, it is not too often that I employ this technique now a days, but always fun to go back to on occasion.


Other than adding some doodling and stitching, I really had fun mixing up the elements from the kit.


Are you loving these cork hearts as much as I am?  And self adhesive too!


And what about this fabulous tree clip! LOVE!


And the Jillibean Soup kraft tags = amazing!

Thanks so much for stopping in today!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Picture Frame Wreaths

Hi there!

I am sharing some pretty frame wreaths that I have created, in a few colour combinations. 









I love the look of these, a funky and new but still elegant take on a traditional wreath.  I do have a few for sale, so email me if you are interested.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Happy Holidays Coach - Pebbles

Hi there!

I needed to create some Christmas cards for Timmy's hockey coaches, I thought I would share what I came up with.

He has four coaches all together!  So I wanted something not too intricate, and let's face it they are for men so you really never know how much handmade cards will be appreciated.


I created the focal image by combining some of Silhouette cut files that I have previously designed and used them to create a print and cut image.

Then I layered up some great patterned papers from Pebbles, which I really love for these masculine cards. Finally I finished the cards off with twine and a button.

The inside have little gift card hold tabs, so we can tuck in some coffee cards.

Thanks for visiting!