Wednesday, December 9, 2015

December Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Joyful Stars December Blog Hop. Although I keep checking the calendar - the weather almost fells like Spring!   This is a circular blog so you can just hop along and when you get back to the first blog you visited, you will know you have seen all the projects.  Joyce has the complete list of hoppers on her blog here.
If you arrived here from Donna's Blog, then you are on the right track. I am still enjoying the beautiful White Pines paper packet.  It is not only useful for Christmas cards and layouts, but winter/snow items too.  Here is a card called a circle side step card.  It is not quite what I envisioned when I started - but this is quite often the case for me.  I have an idea that evolves and ends up somewhere completely different than what I originally imagined.  But that is part of the fun for me.  

The card is actually quite large.  The original circle was cut in the White Pines blue background and texture paper and was 6 3/4".  The completed card is about 7" x 6 1/4" and definitely will not fit in a standard envelope.  However, I really like the dimension created by the steps.  The snowman is cut using the new Artistry cartridge.  He is on page 47 of the booklet and he is cut at 4".  The sign was also cut using the font from the Artisty cartridge.  The accents (ornament, deer and bird) are from the coordinating White Pines Complements.  The complements contain so many cute animals and great accents for both cards and scrapbook pages.  
Looking at the card now, I think it would make a beautiful "Baby's First Christmas" card.  The ornament could have the baby's name and the sign could say "First Christmas".  

Here is another photo - I purposely made the snowman large because I planned to use a bow tie from the "Fundamentals Assortment".  However, after I made the snowman, I could not find the bow ties! 
 Crisis averted - I finally found them so now Mr. Snowman is properly dressed!  BTW, the addition of this bow tie is for Joyce and Little Debi who are always trying to "bling up" my cards!  

Now it is time to hop on over to Yvonne's blog. Yvonne is hopping with us for the first time and  I would like to welcome her!
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Monday, December 7, 2015

January All Day Crop

January All Day Crop
January 16, 2016
January 16, 2016 is the first all day crop of the new year!  Be sure to mark you calendar and RSVP to secure a spot.  Come take time to scrapbook your photos or work on any project.  Imagine 7 hours of uninterrupted crafting!  You can bring along any type of project - cards to make, scrapbooking, quilting, sewing, beading or whatever you are working on right now.  I will bring my Cricut machine and all five of the CTMH cartridges.  Please bring your own mats (if you have them)  if you would like to cut anything.  There will be plenty of samples for inspiration.   
Space is limited, so be sure to contact me  at to reserve your spot.

Bethel Hill United Methodist Church
2000 Bethel Road
Lansdale, PA 19446.  
10AM to 5PM
Cost is only $10
Drinks and snacks will be provided
Bring a bag lunch and a snack if you like

Looking forward to seeing you!
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