Tuesday, December 18, 2012

To you and yours Merry Christmas!

The Blog is going to fall silent for a few weeks until after the New Year. In light of all the things that have been happening, I am looking forward to a few weeks of uninterupted time with my family. I hope that you all will do the same. Step away from the computer, put down the stamps and spend time with those that we love the most. Memories don't make themselves, we have to be there to watch them happen and make them happen. Enjoy your friends, your parents, your children, count your blessings and thank God for the precious gift that is His son. I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and I will be seeing you in the New Year.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Simply-Crafted Christmas Party

I got my team and their families together for a little Simply- Crafted Christmas party, I cooked supper and we just spent time together. I wanted to thank them for all of their hardwork this year and do a little celebrating together. We didnt stamp since we had all the families there, just a quiet night with friends. It was a great evening.
My mom Beverley enjoying the sweets!

Carolyn and Hilary spending some time talking over dinner.

This was a digital tag that I created and made a pocket in the back to hold a little gift card to Starbucks so they could treat themselves.
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Our Christmas Adventure

I wanted to share with you our Christmas Adventure. We had such an amazing 8 days together as a family, something I will cherish! We explored Disney, had a blast and made a ton of new memories! I wanted to share a few with my Stampin Family!
For those of you who may not know we had kept this a secret from our kids, we wanted to give them a huge surprise. My 5 year old got the surprise of her life!
I hope it brings you as much joy as it did to mom and dad.
Here we are at the Magic Kingdom our first day!
Ofcourse we met little man's favorite! Mickey Mouse!

Addie got a princess makeover at Cinderella's Castle!

We had a blast with Mickey and Minnie!

So I hope you will bare with me this week as I get off Disney Time, back onto the homeschool and Stampin schedule!

Saturday, December 8, 2012


I wanted to create some simple tags for my gift bags and these are a great way to do that. I used 4 ornaments cut out using the ornaments framelits. I folded each one in half and glue one flap to another ornament and so on until I had a completed tag. I made mine in two sides so I could attach my ribbon in the middle before finishing my tags.
Makes a great addition to a gift bag!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Card Wreath

Don't you love this. I have seen so many great ideas on pinterest and other websites and I wanted to turn it into something functional. I wanted a cute way to display Christmas cards and this was it. I turned the clip of the cloths pins to the outside to hold the Christmas Cards!
I used a left over Scrappin Kit from last year, cut each piece to size and put mod podge over the top to seal each one I them hot glued them to the wire wreath round that I bought at the craft store. I used the sweater trim to make a bow and a hook to hang up the wreath! Use your left over kits to create something great!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Ornament Blessings

Continuing our theme of simple cards here is another one that I wanted to share with you. I used my Very Vanilla and placed my ornament framelit in the middle to create the cut out. This allows your paper to show through and give you a beautiful and elegant card!
I used the ornaments framelits and the merry messages stamp set.

Monday, December 3, 2012

2, 4, 6, 8 Box

-Double sided patterned paper or cardstock
-heavy duty adhesive
-something to make score lines
-ribbon or twine
-matching embellishments
1. Cut your paper 8.5 x 11 inches. Then cut this paper in half at 5.5 inches. You now have enough paper to make 2 treat boxes.
2. Score your paper on the longest edge at 2 inches, 4 inches, 6 inches, and 8 inches.
3. Flip your paper and score it along the short edge at 2 inches.
4. Using scissors, cut the paper at the 2 inch, 4 inch, 6 inch, and 8 inch intervals until it hits the long 2 inch score line.
5. Remove the little extra flap that is right past the 8 inch score line.
6. Apply adhesive to that little flap right past 8 inches. Roll your paper up and secure adhesive covered flap inside so it's not visible.
7. Now you need to secure the bottom of the box. Start by folding over 2 of the 2 inch flaps.
8. Secure the last flap with strong adhesive. If any corner are sagging, just add more adhesive or a little bit of wet glue to hold it all together.
9. Now that you have this shape, you can make two different treat holders. For the first style, pinch the top of the box together by pressing in two opposite side and pinching the top.
10. When the top is pinched together, punch a hole. Tie ribbon to close the box.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Happy Christmas

When you make your own Christmas cards you can keep it simple especially when you are making so many cards to share with your loved ones, you want something that is simple to make. This is a card that is so simple to put together and would be a perfect card to send out for Christmas!
I used the Labels Framelits, Holiday Framelits and Merry Messages Stamp Set!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Minty Christmas!

Turn this treat....
This treat!
Using your punches and the Holiday framelits create a treat that is sure to please. Fill up a bucket from the dollar store or put on at each place setting at your next Christmas party!
Sandwich them in between your two circles and decorate the top!
Such a cute a simple treat that you can whip up in no time!