Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Vintage Santa

I made this little wall hanging tonight to take to my Father-in-Law tomorrow. For the main Santa image, I used a photostamp from the Christmas Cards Sheet 1 by The Stampsmith. In keeping with the vintage look, I used some patterned paper called Hollywood Vogue & Wonderfall from Webster's Pages.

Here's a close up of Santa.
I hope this finds everyone having a wonderful Christmas holiday and all the best to you all for a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Handcrafted Prima Shoe

This stunning creation is from my friend, Val Wilson. I can't tell you how much I love this gorgeous little prima shoe! Now, I need to find a special place for it. My youngest daughter (7 years old) wanted to try it on, she thought it was so pretty! I had to explain to her that this is a special little shoe, just for Mum's enjoyment, not for her to wear! lol :)

She tucked a cute little card inside the shoe along with some yummy Quality Street chocolates, yup, you guessed it, as soon as I took the picture I ate the chocolates! lol :)

Here's a side view.

Val also created this gorgeous Christmas tree star ornament. Thanks so much, Val, for both of these. I'll treasure them for years.
If you look in the picture above, to the left of Val's star ornament, is a sweet little angel in a pink dress. This was given to me on my first Christmas by a friend of my parents. So, it's 36 years old.

Also, the dark pink ornament in the bottom right belonged to my grandmother. It's about 70 years old. I love the old ornaments with all their detail. My tree is adorned with a mix of old and new and lots of treasured handmade ornaments. I'm gonna miss the tree in another week when we take it down for another year.

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Christmas Card from Mum

My Mum surprised me this year with this gorgeous Christmas card that she made. She's been a scrapbooker for years, but has just recently been recruited into the world of card making. I've been trying to get her into it for years and she's recently started taking a few classes with a friend and made this card at one of the classes. I love it! The ornament stamp is gorgeous and I love the way she added bling to it to make it look festive.

If Blanca is reading this, thanks so much for finally getting my Mum into card making after all my efforts! lol :) The cards she made at your class were gorgeous!

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Christmas Cards from Friends

I've received some gorgeous handmade Christmas cards this year that I'd like to share with you. This first one came from my friend, Tracy Houghton in Calgary, AB. Thanks so much, Tracy, I love the easel style.

The funny thing is that I received the next card the same day, another easel card from my friend, Yvonne Balmer who used to live here, but has recently moved to Houston, TX. Thanks so much for brightening up my day with this sweet creation, Yvonne. Miss you!

OK, this is like an easel parade, as this card came from another wonderful friend, Kim Prince. I feel like I'm behind the times as I still haven't made one of these cards. I'll have to try one for the one of the next cards that I make.

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Xmas Wreaths

My daughters each made a sweet little wreath at their after school day care program. I thought they turned out really cute and a neat idea to use up old scraps of material and a bit of raffia.

The one above is the one that Alexandria made. The one below is the one that Natalia made.

For the base of the wreath, they used a 4 inch metal ring, like what you would use to hold cue cards together with. You can get these at any office supply store. Each strip of material is about 1 1/2 inches wide by about 6 inches long. You can trim the pieces after you tie them onto the ring, if they're a bit too long. It's just easier to tie them on if the material is a little longer.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

I almost won a new car!!!

I went out to volunteer at a Mooseheads Hockey game last night and my name was drawn from the thousands of spectators to go on to the ice to shoot the puck from the blue line behind the center line for a chance to win a new car! The only thing was that they cover up the net and only leave a hole a tiny bit larger than the puck that you have to get in the puck through! Well, I was so nervous that the first time I went to shoot the puck, I actually missed the puck! lol :) On my second attempt, I shot the puck and it got within a few inches of the hole! OH, so close! That new SUV sponsored by BMO (Bank of Montreal) sure would have been nice to win. It certainly would have been a happy holiday! :) Oh well, I got a few consolation prizes from the Mooseheads, including a T-shirt, a ball cap and set of tickets for the next game (which I gave to a friend's son , so he could go enjoy the game since I'll be away for Christmas holidays.)

Well, that's all the excitement for here. I've been working a lot of overtime hours lately, trying to make up for some sick time I had taken off. No rest for the weary. I hope to get in some crafty time soon so I'll have something to share with you all.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Ophelia Charm

I have a card to show you today showcasing the beautiful, Ophelia. I saw this key chain yesterday at the Dollar store and I knew straight away that I wanted to pull it apart and add an Ophelia image from The Stampsmith to the inside and use it as a charm on a card. it fit perfectly! Ya gotta love the Dollar store, eh? :)

Here's a close up of the charm.

Just a reminder that we have another challenge for you all over on The Stampsmith Challenge blog. The current theme is 'The Holiday Season.' Please pop on over to check out some eye candy from the rest of the Design Team along with some gorgeous challenge submissions! This one is open to any stamps, and the winner will win a gift certificate to The Stampsmith Store to build your collection! We also might just have another treat up our sleeve...

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

TSC5 - Christmas

Our current theme over on The Stampsmith Challenge is The Holiday Season. Create a card or project with this theme in mind and post a link to your creation for a chance to build your stamp collection from The Stampsmith. For this 1st challenge of the month, although we'd love to see you use your stamps from The Stampsmith, remember this challenge is open to all stamps. One lucky winner will be chosen and posted on the blog on Dec. 15th and will receive a gift certificate to The Stampsmith Shop.

Here's a close up of The Stampsmith sentiment that I used. It's from the Christmas Greetings Sheet. (Please note the reindeer is not part of The Stampsmith stamp.)

This will be our final challenge for 2010, after taking a little break for the holiday season and we'll return again on Jan. 15th. Now, please pop on over to The Stampsmith Challenge blog for some more eye candy from the rest of the Design Team!

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