Saturday, December 31, 2016

Gallery of Favorites of 2016

I still haven't finished this layout, but will soon.
I don't think I ever included my tags in a post, but I thought I would here.

Have a Happy New Year everyone!!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Last Minute Gifts Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Last Minute Gifts Blog Hop!

 You should have arrived from (Alicia). If you are lost, go back to Alicia's blog at the beginning . As we approach the holiday season, I am sure we are all scrambling to find unique gift ideas. We hope as you hop along you are inspired by each bloggers ideas.
First, we would like to say a HUGE THANKS to our sponsor today.
Theresa is giving away a $20 Stampin' Up Gift Certificate to one lucky winner

AND take off 10% any order placed through her (not available on website) by December 31th. 
Email her at scrapsbygracie AT with your order.
All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs.
That's it! It really is easy. 
 Of course, we would love it if you became a follower too.
Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs).
Now on with the hop!

This is 3 Christmas ornaments I made for a swap back in November. I never blogged about them. They can easily be made for Last Minute gifts. The first one was originally a miniature cheese grater found in the cooking section. I used super glue to keep the ribbon down and used up most of the glue. The bells came on the ribbon.

The heart is a cookie cutter and I added ribbon with pom poms on it with hot glue.

The last ornament is made of safety pins, pipe cleaners, and small glass beads. The star on top is a sticker that I added on both sides. I found this idea off of Pinterest. If you go to the link, you can tell I changed up the beads and the pipe cleaners. I made it my own way! All the supplies were bought at Wal-Mart in the cooking, sewing, and crafts sections. I don't remember how much everything cost, but I'm sure it was all under $20.

Here's a close-up of all 3.
They were all fun to make. The only one I had a problem with was the Safety pin Christmas tree ornament, but once I got it right it didn't take me long.

Next up is (Sue) and I'm sure she has something beautiful to share with us.
If you get lost along the way, here is the entire lineup:

Friday, December 9, 2016

Holiday Magic Blog Hop

If you're looking for the December Technique Blog Hop, click here or scroll down.

Welcome to the Holiday Magic Blog Hop
Thank you for joining us for a weekend full of the magic of the Christmas Holidays! 
Our talented crafters have created all sorts of projects to inspire you and bring the joy of the season into your hearts! You should have arrived from (Veronica- If you just happened upon this magical hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these amazing crafters.
We have an awesome sponsor for this month!

One lucky winner will win a $21.00 gift certificate to shop their awesome products.
Be sure to visit them online--
On Facebook-- Bugaboo Digi Stamps
And their blog-- Catch The Bug Challenge Blog
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday 12/14/16
at Connie Can Crop
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
 As you can see, I made a Christmas card. The card base is Recollections A2 card base. The holly paper I cut to fit the card from Pebbles Home For Christmas 12 x 12 Paper Pad. I used Unity Stamp Company Owl I want stamp set and the Sending Christmas blessings is a free Itty Bitty also from Unity Stamp Company. I colored in the owl image with Recollections Masterpiece II Markers- Primary. The twine is  Candy Cane Trendy Twine. I stamped both images on typing paper of course. I will include a note before I mail the card out. I plan on using it this year! Up next is (Miranda- I'm sure Miranda has something wonderful to share! Thanks for stopping by and feel free to hop along with me in the December Technique Blog Hop.
Here's our line up in case you get lost:
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!!!
And don't forget to check out the this month's challenge!!
Connie Can Crop Challenge #53
Baby It's Cold Outside
due 11:59 P.M. Saturday, December 31st
Pacific Time


December Technique Blog Hop

 Welcome to 

Can you believe it's month twelve of a Year of Card Techniques?

Here are the links in case you missed a month:
January  February  March  April May
June  July  August September October November

Be sure you've hopped and commented on each month for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Stampin Up or (Winner's Choice)

This last month of the year we are focusing all our attention on metallics, whether it's foil, embossing powder, inks or cardstock, anything metallic and since it's December we just had to make it holiday too. 

Now on with the projects.
You should have arrived from Claudia's blog, but if not please begin at Theresa's blog.  I didn't have any metallic paper so I chose Stickles and gold embossed paper for my metallic portion for this swap. As you can see I made a Christmas card. The card base is a part of Recollections Christmas Noel Chalk Holiday 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Paper that I  cut down the to A2 card size. The gold Merry Christmas paper is fussy cut from Craft Smith Embossed 8.5 x 11 Paper Pad and I traced over it with a green American Crafts gel pen. The stocking, holly, ornament, and mug are all fussy cut from the same page from Pebbles Home For Christmas 12 x 12 paper pad. I used Stickles Waterfall and Stickles Golden Rod to accent each item. The washi tape is either Recollections or American Crafts. I don't remember if I bought it from TJ Maxx or Michaels. I'll include a note inside before mailing it. Thanks for stopping by! Debbie is the last stop on the hop and I'm sure she has something lovely to share with us! :) Feel free to hop along with me in the Holiday Magic Blog Hop, the next post, if you wish.

Today's Lineup in case you get lost: