I can hardly believe Christmas is just around the corner. I am usually don't shopping and wrapping by now, but time has not been on my side. This week I was busy with my son's school Holiday Shop. SO fun helping all the kids pick out presents for the their families.
Then I had loads of fun as well this week making goodies for teachers, AND for my friends at my first, possibly, annual Bad Mom's cookie swap!
Ahh what a blast. I made yummy pizzelles, and a little gift for the moms they can enjoy later.
The gift bags were made for teacher gifts!! I will be filling them with Mary Kay Satin Hands and including a gift card. To each!
The choices to make these treats are endless, but I went with using some retired DSP and embellishments I had on hand! A mix a pop of new stamp set Here's to Cheers on the cookies and Gift Bags.
I hope you enjoy
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Welcome to our Stampin Friends December New Year Celebrations! I'm so excited that you have decided to stop by.
You are really going to love the projects shared this month!
We have 10 amazingly talented crafters participating in this month's hop, so be sure to follow along and check out everyone's blogs and fabulous projects.
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Thank you for visiting my blog from Twila Davis's site, and thank you for continuing with the Blog Hop. Take a minute or two to enjoy my project and at the end click the NEXT button to continue to Lynn Streifert's Blog! Didn't come from Twila's blog?? That's ok, just click the PREVIOUS button or scroll to the end and click on Twila's name to visit her blog.
When I think of New Years, a few things come to mine; RESOLUTIONS, LOSING WEIGHT, and GETTING ORGANIZED. Sadly sometimes, I feel like this just has become a vicious cycle every year!!!
So I picked the lesser of the two evils to deal with first! Getting organized. For the most part, at my home, everything has it's place. But my crafting desk takes a beating from time to time so I wanted to have a few items I can use year round that will not only serve a purpose but look nice enough to be on display. And well, since we are still dealing with the holidays, I decided to make my first set as a New Year's gift for my mom's office.
Normally I try to give a little tutorial of what I am making but I can not take credit for the design of these projects! The first 2 parts of my desk set comes from Papertrey Ink. There is alot of different templates that can purchased for about $5. I happened to buy these several years and I honestly, I do not remember if I every made them.
The first one I made was called Card Couture. I decided to use Night of Navy as my base and the Floral Boutique DSP from the Stampin Up Annual Catalog. I must admit I buy DSP and never use it. Like I am afraid to not have it on hand!!! What if I need it...meanwhile catalogs change things retire I buy new DSP and whala another viscous cycle. So one of my resolutions is to use up product. So finally I broke open the DSP pack and it's sooo pretty. I personaly am not someone that navigates towards blue or flowers, but it's a pretty pack and not overpowering.
I followed the directions and printed the templates directly onto the Cardstock. This makes cutting out the pieces so much EASIER. Assembled as instructed.
My thought for use at my desk is for Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Pearls those sort of thing that do not have packaging to them once they are opened. And since these are items I frequently use. They will be neatly close at hand.
The next item in the desk set is called the Desktop Organizer, as I mentioned before, it's also a download from Papertrey Ink. This was super easy to make. I will use it for paper. I am always searching for a quick piece of scrap paper to write down notes or measurements. The finished project is 4 1/2 x 6 x 1. It's a great size. You could fit a few greeting cards and envelopes in this. And give it as a cardset gift!! It's also a great item to have at a vendor fair!!!
And the last, but not least item included in my desk set is this super easy Pen/Pencil holder. And I will be using it to hold my scissors. The scissors seem tall in this and honestly I think it's just the angle the picture is taken. This project was actually designed by Sam Donaldson at PootlesPapercraft, she has a huge amount of videos on YouTube! Amazing!! I have said it before and I'll say it again!!! Why recreated the wheel? When there are so many wonderful projects out there!!!!
And what's a gift set without a card??? Incomplete!!
So I kept the card as a matching item! The cardbase is in Night of Navy with a layer of Whisper White, then Night of Navy, all 1/8" smaller than the previous, attached with Snail. The next set of mats are also 1/8" smaller, Whisper White then DSP, attached to the card with Dimensionals. I cut a 1/2" strip of SIlver foil and stuck in onto the DSP with Snail. I used The Stampin Up stamp set called Here's to Cheers. Embossed it Silver. I used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut out the greeting and the Silver Foil paper. A long strand of Silver sequins, folded I half then stapled to the scalloped circle. I attached the greeting on the scallop circle with Dimensionals, and then onto the card with Dimensionals. I use the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and stampled the Happy New Year greeting in Night of Navy. Cut then ends out using the Triple Banner Punch.
A super easy card with lots of Style!!!
Thanks so much for joining me in the hop! I hope you like what you see!
Feel free to contact me with any questions or if you have interested in any of the products used!!
Please remember to leave a comment with #SFDecHop and click on the NEXT button to visit Lynn's Blog!!
Happy Holidays & Happy New Year
Here's as list of all the crafters who were part of this month's hop incase you get lost along the way or have just started. Copy and paste the link!
1. Kirsteen Gill - http://www.creatinwithkirsteen.com/home/stampin-friends-december-hop
2. Carolina Evans - http://studioevans.blogspot.com/2016/12/stampin-friends-december-blog-hop-new.html
3. Twila Davis - http://stampalittlelonger.blogspot.com/2016/12/stampin-friends-december-blog-hop-new.html
4. Steph Jandrow - http://stampinandscrappinwithsteph.weebly.com/home/stampin-friends-new-year-celebrations-blog-hop
5. Lynn Streifert- https://lynnzcrafters.com/2016/12/15/stampin-friends-new-year-celebrations/
6. Maureen Rauchfuss - http://crazystampinglady.blogspot.com/2016/12/stampin-friends-december-hop-new-year.html
7. Cindy Slack Waldroff- http://stampingindixie.blogspot.com/2016/12/two-thousand-what-Stamping-friends-bloghop.html
8. Kim Lamos- http://pinkzebrapapercreations.blogspot.com/2016/12/stampin-friends-blog-hop-december.html
9. Barbara Welch - http://creativestampinspot.blogspot.com/2016/12/stampin-friends-new-year-celebrations.html
10. Melissa Thomas- http://seatoseastampin.weebly.com/blog/stampin-friends-new-year-celebrations
Handmade Cards for Sale
I recently had the opportunity to sell my cards in a local store. I am so very excited!!! Ive been busy preparing and putting everything all together!
I'm sorry happy to say that as of today my cards are now available in the Lil' Luv Bugs Children's Boutique.
Support Local Businesses! !! Stop buy, grab a card!!! Need to buy a gift???!!!! *Great selection of clothes and toys
Lil' Luv Bugs Children's Boutique is located at 20 North Main Street in Bellingham, MA
I hope you stop by