Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Cards and the start of something....

Believe it or not, even though I haven't been posting, I have been creating (which can be attested to by the ginormous pile of half finished scrap pages hoevering over me at the moment). My Christmas cards are done although I don't think I ever shared them, here's a random sampling of what might show up in your mailbox if you are on my nice list ;)

And a tag I just made, forgive her lips, I just don't quite know how to erase copics and my hand slipped...I'm on a mission to use up my scraps and collaging them to make tags seems like a darn good way to do so! This little lady is one of my fave stamps currently, she's from the CTMH set Ms Holiday Cheer ansd seriously, I cannot get enough of her! And bling, always the bling!

Trim a Tree

One of our favourite places is Wolf Creek Environmental Center. It is part of the Medina County Parks and they do awesome programs! Sunday was their Trim a Tree Open House and the girls were so excited! They love creating (hmmmm....wonder where they get that?!) and there is cocoa and cookies for after plus a visit with Santa (which Trin decided she is too big for...silly girl!)

I love the inspiration I get here, they put out tons off all natural products....chinese lanterns, pinecones, dried flowers, cedar snippings, shells, buckeyes and so forth and then let you have at it with the hot glue gun. This year I attempted an angel, she is actually quite pretty, but she doesn't photograph well.

Hope you can get some inspiration as well....go out and take a wander in the woods and see what you can find! I'd love to see!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Origami Wreath

Okay, so how cute it this? I have had so many people ask me for the directions for these, here it is (I know, FINALLY! LOL)

I can't get it to link directly, but if you go to the link before, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on CHristmas crafts it will be on the second page.


Hope you have as much fun making these as I have been! This one is made using Creative Basics paper from CTMH from the Boom di Ada and the Christmas collection fromm 3 years ago (totally blanking on what it is called) then some cranberry grosgrain ribbon and the connection club pearls that I coloured with my copic in red.

And a HUGE thanks to my upline Tina Sutton for passing this on!