Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cozy Christmas

Hope you all had a great Christmas! Here's a LO using the Cozy Christmas papers from Scrap Cake and Manor House Creations flowers...I love the soft colors and the beautiful poinsettia flower...

Title: Christmas Joy
Materials: Patterned papers, diecuts - Scrap Cake; Flowers & Leaves - Manor House Creations; Fanric embellishments - Prima; Metal Embellishments - Imaginisce; Pearl swirl - Pebbles, Inc; Mist - Tattered Angels; Letter Stickers - Crate Paper and Webster's Pages; 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

May Peace be your gift at Christmas
and your blessing all year through! 
~Author Unknown

Merry Christmas from our family to yours...

Friday, December 16, 2011

Manor House Colour Me Flowers

With the ever-growing trend of personalizing embellishments, Manor House Creations brings to you these Colour Me Flowers. These are made of crepe paper and are so easy to color using different media and techniques. For this LO, I painted on some Glimmer Glaze for the aquamarine flower and used a paintbrush to apply Glimmer Mist on the pink flowers.

Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts; Patterned Papers - Webster's Pages; Flowers and Leaves - Manor House Creations; Metal Embellishments - Making Memories; Fabric embellishments - Prima; Mist - Tattered Angels; Sticker - Basic Grey; Mask - Crafter's Workshop; Border Punch - Martha Stewart; Ink - Clearsnap; Tag - American Crafts; Misc - lace

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Gingerbread Land

I love Nikki Sivils Gingerbread Land Collection! Very few Christmas collections mix red and pink, so this was perfect for last year's Christmas photos where my girly-girls wore pink dresses...

Title: Celebrate the Season
Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts; Patterned Papers, buttons and stickers - Nikki Sivls; Stamps - Technique Tuesday; Ink - American Crafts; Border Punch - Martha Stewart

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Pencil Lines Sketch 262

Here's my LO for Sketch 262 made by the fabulous Leah Farquharson!

I used Nikki Sivils' new Gingerbread Land collection for this Christmas family photo from last year.

Title: December 2010
Materials: Patterned paper, die-cuts, buttons, stickers - Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker; Kraft Cardstock - American Crafts; Ink - Clearsnap; Pen - American Crafts; Punches- Martha Stewart; Die-cut machine - Making Memories Slice

Do check out this week's sketch and join our challenge before everything gets too busy for the coming holidays.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Countdown House

I've been making a Christmas Countdown craft for the last 3 years and decided to make this my tradition. Here's is my 2011 Christmas Countdown featuring Glue Dots adhesive.

Create your own Christmas countdown calendar!


  • 1" Glue lines
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Micro Glue Dots
  • wood model bird house kit
  • Christmas countdown patterned paper with numbers (I used Imaginisce Cottage Christmas)
  • other Christmas papers
  • Acrylic paint (I used light blue)
  • Border punch, for trim
  • small metal L-shaped screw hook
  • Cardboard for backing and flag stick
  • Letter stickers


  • Trace the different parts of the birdhouse (walls and roof) onto the backs of desired patterned papers, cut out and adhere with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Paint other wooden parts in desired color
  • Drill a small hole at the top of one of the roofs and insert metal hook.
  • Assemble the birdhouse using the Glue Dots lines to connect the edges.
  • Optional: Punch trim from patterned paper and adhere around the roof.


  • Take the Christmas Countdown paper and cut out all the numbers. If desired, adhere to cardboard to make them sturdier. 
  • You may also ink the edges.
  • Punch a small hole at the top of each number.


  • Cut out a 1/4" wide x 4" long piece of cardboard for the stick.
  • Cut out a 2"x3" piece of patterned paper for the flag.
  • Adhere letter stickers for title.
  • Assemble flag and adhere the roof piece with the hook.
I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.