Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Joy Wreath

My last paper curl wreath of the year! For any new readers of my blog, here is a link to the tutorial I followed to make the wreath base. As with my other wreaths, I made my strips 1/2 inch wide instead of 1/4 inch. This wreath I used a 12 inch Styrofoam wreath for the base. All PPs are K&Co Yuletide. All cardstock is DCWV. " I embellished it using Cricut cuts from Once Upon a Princess (tag), Opposites Attract (Joy) and Joys of the Season (candle). The candle and
"Joy" were dry embossed using my Cuttlebug and the Textile folder. Felt poinsettias and brads are Making Memories Noel. TFL!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Imaginisce Sketch Challenge

This is my second month doing the Imaginisce Sketch Challenge and I had a blast with it! When I saw the sketch, I immediately thought of stitching a big tree with leaves. I used Melinda Spinks tree template and then changed it up a bit. I didn't really want to use the "Love" part, so I took the trunk of the tree and drew on a heart and branches to resemble the heart tree from the Apple Cider PPs. I then used the template to pierce my holes for stitching. My leaves are a combination of the Apple Cider Mosaic Stickers and leaves hand-cut from the Changing Leaves PP. All PPs are Imaginisce Apple Cider. Cardstock is from my stash. Punched border was made with the Martha Stewart Cherish Punch-Around-The-Page set. (Love that set!!!) Felt trim is Recollections. All stickers are Imaginisce Apple Cider. Alphas are a mix of American Crafts Thickers, Doodlebug Jack & Jill and October Afternoon Mini Market. TFL!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Imaginisce Prize From 2Peas!

A couple weeks or so ago, I found out that my Cottage Christmas birdhouse was one of the 5 winners in the 2PeasinaBucket Imaginisce vendor challenge! A couple of days ago, my box arrived. More Cottage Christmas, LOL! I definitely see more Cottage Christmas altered projects in my future, since I have tons of it now! ;) I was really excited to get the I-rock and accessories, though, since I didn't have one yet. Can't wait to play with it! Maybe even tonight, while I work on the Imaginisce Sketch Challenge! :D

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Rosette Ornaments.....and my Christmas Tree!

Just wanted to share a few of the rosette ornaments I made this year for my Christmas tree. I made them using this tutorial. I actually went and got Christmas carol booklets rather than just generic music sheet paper (cuz I'm detail-oriented like that, LOL!). I also used border punches rather than just deco scissors. I really love the different variety that gave me! All embellishments are K&Co Evergreen and the baker's twine is Martha Stewart. TFL!

And my Christmas tree! It's so pretty this year, with all new lights and new tree topper, that I just had to share it!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Another Toot!!!

Boy, that little Autumn wreath of mine sure is making the rounds on the web! Who woulda ever thought it? It was featured on the Paper Issues blog on Friday! Check it out here!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

American Crafts Blog Challenge

This week the blog challenge at the American Crafts blog is to create Thanksgiving place cards. This was especially challenging for me as most of my AC stash is Dear Lizzy, ribbon and Thickers! Thank goodness all AC papers have a solid back side! So I used the back side of Dear Lizzy Spring Puddle Play for the place card base. I used my EK Success Stamp Edge punch on a sheet of Dear Lizzy Enchanted Wise Tortoise paper, then cut the punched strip off and into 4 inch sections. The scallopped writing strip I *think* is Creative Imaginations, but it came in a kit, so I'm not sure. The letters are American Crafts Remarks. Flowers are Prima, brad is American Crafts, as is the leaf ribbon. TFL!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tooooot!!! And a link to wreath tutorial...

My Autumn wreath was blogspotted today on the Create blog! I had a request for a link to a tutorial on how to make this. I used this tutorial posted on ACOT for the basic instructions. I changed mine up by cutting 1/2 inch wide strips instead of 1/4 inch. The scalloped circles were cut using my Cricut and the Storybook cartridge. I inked the edges using Chestnut ColorBox ink. "Autumn" was cut using the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge and embellished with K&Co stickers and jute. The paper I used for this wreath was from this K&Co paper pad by Tim Coffey. TFL!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Altered Christmas Frame Wreath

The ACOT November Crop was this past weekend and of course, that means fabulous classes, awesome challenges and just tons of fun and inspiration all around! The class I was most looking forward to was this Altered Christmas Frame Wreath and was taught by the fabulous Jess. Here is a link to the class, so that you can make your own if you would like! I used nearly all Echo Park Merry Christmas PPs on mine, with a little help from some Maya Road ribbon, Kaisercraft and Prima pearls. The bingo card is a digi element from this kit. TFL!