Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Merry Christmas Tag

I made a tag for Isaac's gift and it fit right in with a challenge for the December Mini Crop at Creative Inspiration -   Create a tag - the challenge was to create a tag and use any form of embossing and the color silver.
This is my take on the challenge:



Monday, December 19, 2016

Gift Tag

There are so many fun challenges posted over at Creative Inspiration for the December Mini Crop! I finally had some time to play today and created this tag for the snowflake challenge.  It's a gift tag for one of my granddaughters gifts. Hope you can find some time to play along this month.


Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas Gift Box

I use to hate wrapping little gifts, mostly because I was not good at it.  Sometimes finding a small box for the item was a challenge in itself.  Then the ends of the wrapping paper were uneven and the wrapping paper was wrinkled
... trust me on this one, it was not pretty.
An aha moment ...  I don't have to use  traditional wrapping paper ... I can make my own boxes and be as creative as I like.  By using my scrappy supplies and being creative, I have turned my little gifts into visual delights.  By personalizing each creation they become works of art.  The receiver of the gift smiles
before they even see what's inside the box.
 I'm hosting a Design Team challenge for the Creative Inspiration December Mini Crop.  Be   sure to check out the board for the rest of the challenges from the Design Team.  My challenge is to create a gift box with a "Christmas" or "Winter" theme.I created this gift box using the Cricut Sweet Tooth Cartridge and 
some supplies from my scrappy stash.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016


... and the winner of the Circle Cutter from the Just Imagine Crafts Blog Hop is Laura Cox.  Send me your address and I'll get this wonderful tool in the mail to you.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Totally Epic/ Real Life

Today the Design Team Sketch Reveal  for December is up at Creative Inspiration.  Bev Code has once again provided us with a great sketch to work with.

When it comes to managing the time in my life, it seems that my scrapbooking time is squeezed in last.  Even though I make the most of that time it doesn't always mean that I get a lot accomplished.  I found that coming up with a page layout and remembering all those rules of design can suck up a great deal of my scrappy time.  I would preferably like to spend my scrappy time concentrating on picking out my papers and embellishments (and having fun) rather than worrying about the design of my page.  Using a sketch inspires my creativity, and takes the guesswork out of designing a fabulous scrapbook layout.  I challenge you to check out the Creative Inspiration Sketch this month and play along.
This is my take on the December sketch: Totally Epic

Saturday, December 3, 2016


Be sure to check out the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog.  The Design Team has been busy crafting inspiring cards to share with you this month.

I created this Christmas card using  Kreaxions products.  I used the Star Stencil along with the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #902 with the "A" insert to create the doily.  The border strip was made using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #916 (one of my favorite punches). Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Kreaxions Star Stencil and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch # 902
Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #916