Monday, December 13, 2010

Snow Day

Snow Days - Oh how I love them - a  chance to get caught up on things. I'm going to try to get into the dentist today for a tooth that has been bothering me and hopefully it will be a quick fix.  The rest of the day I think I'll spend baking Christmas cookies and working on scrappy projects.

It's just not right that I'm in Ohio in the cold and snow while 4 of my grandsons are in Florida where it's still warm enough that they are catching lizards!  Love the photos from Jessica of Joshua and his catch.

I completed this layout for the weekly challenge that Mara did last week at Croppin Paradise. 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Bazaar Day 12

"On the Twelfth Day Of Christmas My Scrappy Friend Gave To Me" . . . a calendar.
You need to check out Nubia's very clever calendar idea . . . and what a great gift!
I hope you have enjoyed the CP Twelve Days Of Christmas Bazaar.

Christmas Bazaar Day 10 & 11

"On The Tenth Day Of Christmas My Scrappy Friend Gave To Me" . . . a stunning 7 Gypsies receipt tray.  Lisa's work is so inspiring that I'm going to have to get one of these to do.

"On The Eleventh Day Of Christmas My Scrappy Friend Gave To Me" . . . cute treat cones.  These would make wonderful gifts for teachers & friends, or party favors, or . . . lots of possibilities!

Be sure to check out the CP forums for the details for these projects.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Bazaar Day 9

“On The Ninth Day Of Christmas, My Scrappy Friend Gave To Me” nine teacher gift bags filled with Christmas treats. It was so easy turning these inexpensive gift bags from Jo-Ann’s into adorable treat bags for teachers. I cut out the snowmen using my Cricut and the Winter Woodland cartridge. The Jillibean Christmas Chestnut Soup collection was perfect for this project and is available in the CP store.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Bazaar Day 8

"On The Eighth Day Of Christmas My Scrappy Friend Gave To Me" . . .  Christmas ornaments that are just beautiful . . . and oh the possibilities with all the fun Christmas scrappy supplies out there!  You won't want to miss Wendi's ideas so check out the CP forums.

Christmas Bazaar Day 7

"On The Seventh Day Of Christmas My Scrappy Friend Gave To Me" . . .   framed art.  Trish has come up with a quick and easy idea for a shadow box - what a great inexpensive gift idea!  Be sure to check it out in the  CP forums.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Bazaar Day 6

"On The Sixth Day Of Christmas My Scrappy Friend Gave To Me" . . . a very cool photo holder.
Be sure to check out the Croppin Paradise forums for this unique idea from Katt.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Bazaar Day 5

"On The Fifth Day Of Christmas My Scrappy Friend Gave To Me" . . .  an awesome pencil holder that is just so cleverly made.  Trish posted the details in the Croppin Paradise forums . . .  be sure to check it out!

Gift Card Pockets

Gift Card Pockets

A gift card makes a convenient Christmas gift and it’s more thoughtful than just handing over cash. When wrapping or presenting your gift card add a unique and special flair by placing it in a gift card pocket designed by you.
You can make six of these gift card pockets with one sheet of 12 x 12 paper.

1 sheet of Echo Park double sided Christmas paper
1 sheet of Echo Park Element Stickers
1 sheet of Echo Park Alpha Stickers
Embellishments of your choice

1) Cut your sheet of 12 X 12 paper into six 6” X 4” pieces. Each piece should be 6” wide and 4” tall.
2) Fold the 6” side in half so you have a piece that is 3” X 4”.
3) Cut off the top half of the top flap of the card in half or diagonal depending on which card pocket you are making. You can also fold them different with either side of the pattern paper showing. (I did three with each side of the paper.)
4) Open you card and lay flat.
5) Decorate the front using the sticker sheets and the embellishments of your choice.
6) Turn your card over (inside of card should be showing) and apply glue to the outer edge and the bottom of the left side and adhere to the back side to make your pocket.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Bazaar Day 4

"On The Fourth Day Of Christmas My Scrappy Friend Gave To Me" . . . an amazingly clever altered tin filled with Christmas magnets and a sweet gift tag to match.  Wendi has posted the details for this gift project on the Croppin Paradise forums and on her blog.

Christmas Bazaar Day 3

"On The Third Day Of Christmas My Scrappy Friend Gave To Me" . . .  an altered 7 Gypsies tray filled with all kinds of goodness!  Be sure to check out the Croppin Paradise forums to see the adorable altered tray that Jenny made.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Bazaar Day 2

Mara made some adorable gift tags that are sure to delight eveyone.  Check them out on her blog or in the Croppin Paradise forums.  I need to get busy and make some of these!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Bazaar Day 1

I can't believe it's the first of December!  But you still have time to make some unique Christmas gifts for your family and friends.  Chances are if you're a scrapper you already have the supplies in your stash.
Croppin Paradise is hosting "The Twelve Days Of Christmas Bazaar" starting today and running through December 12th.  Be sure to check out the CP Blog each day for a different project made by a Design Team Member. 

"On The First Day Of Christmas My Scrappy Friend Gave To Me" . . .  an altered paint can complete with a winter banner for hanging up.
I used the BoBunny Midnight Frost Collection to complete this project - available in the CP store.