Thursday, December 29, 2011

Get naked

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!

One of my boyfriend's gifts was a gift card to get a straight edge ravor shave. The place where I got it, ran out of gift cards, so they wrote it on the back of their business card, so I thought I have to make the package pretty at least!

Here's what I came up with... I drew the picture, then pierced it with a pin and sewed it by hand.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Beach Baby!

Where did December go? It's funny how it just sneaks by, isn't it? Like everyone, I had a bazillion things to do before Sunday and on Tuesday night I got some stomach bug! I was nauseous for 2 days and I won't go into the details but I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy! Ok, maybe my worst.. =]

So anyway! All our presents are wrapped, which is just unheard of on the 23rd! Dad is baking cookies, so it smells wonderful in here!!

I made most of my gifts for Christmas but of course wrapped them before I took a picture! I made my own tags though, so I'll share those!

This was while I was making them.. I needed something a little heavy to sit on top until the scarf so it would stick together! So I grabbed anything around me that would work!

Glamour , Glamour, Glamour!

I had a whole list of submission I wanted to make for Scrapbook News & Review this month, but I only got 2 done and 1 of the pictures is blurry! The due date is tomorrow, so maybe next month! I will be submitting this layout for their monthly sketch.

No matter what you celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful time with your loved ones!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Reindeer food!

I was cleaning out where I keep my medicine and I had a lot of empty bottles. I took the labels off and thought I have to come up with something to use these for... I can't just throw them away! So, I thought it would be a cute idea to make some Reindeer food for my niece to sprinkle outside on Christmas Eve so Santa's reindeer will have lots of energy to help Santa deliver presents all around the world!

Here's the cutie pie with the finished product!

I went through the cupboard and made up a reindeer food recipe! I used Quaker Oats, Raisin and tiny marshmallows (like the ones that come in hot chocolate packets). I added glitter also. So my niece wouldn't want to taste it, I told her that the glitter gives Santa's reindeer lots of energy but it doesn't do the same for people. =]

I used craft tape so go around the whole bottle. When I put the paper on it, I left about a 1/2 inch or so over the bottom edge and about 3/4 inch above the lid.

For the bottom, I used the craft tape and folded it under. Then I used a small punch to punch a scallop circle for the middle.

I tied 3 strands of twine around the top and tied it through a button. I cut the top of the paper so it could open a bit and then I inked the paper with Peeled Paint & Vintage Photo Distress Inks.

I then CAREFULLY scoped the Reineer food back into the medicine bottle... make sure to be really careful if you use glitter so it doesn't get all over the place!

I used some letter stickers to label my bottle and that's how you make reindeer food!

I hope you enjoyed my Reindeer food tutorial!! If you make you own, please leave me a link in the comments so I can see!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

More Christmas Cards!

Is everyone ready for Christmas? Yeah, me either!! So much to do... so little time to do it! If you're like me, you're making most of your gifts and it doesn't seem like there's enough time to finish any of them, never mind all of them! But... chances are they'll all get finished, even if it's at 3:28 am on Christmas morning!

Here is the sketch I made for the December Card Challenge on

Here's the card I made from the sketch.

I absolutely loved this card when I saw it! I lifted it from Audrience on I didn't have the mini googly eyes but I think it would have looked better if I did!!

I'm pretty sure I got the idea from this card online... and I'm bummed that I can't find it to link!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Cards!

Happy December! Did I really just say December? This year has flown by at top speeds!!

I was asked to make some cards for a friend, these are them.. and of course there are challenges involved!

For this card, I used Sweet Sunday Sketch #145.

It's also for the December Card Challenge on for Color which is.. Use blue, grey, white & red. Other colors are welcome as long as you have those 4 on your card. It's also for Theme, which is Christmas.

I used lots of goodies from my prize from The Paper Variety!

This card is for 2 challenges.. The Paper Variety's "use an ornament" on your project challenge and Mojo Monday's Sketch #217.

For this card, I used Clean & Simple's Sketch #168.