Monday, December 31, 2012

January 2013 Calendar

Here is the calendar I made for January 2013 for my co-worker's deployed husband.  A picture is placed in the slot behind the calendar and each day you lift the flap and reveal the picture.
 This is the front and back before I taped them together, add eyelets in the corners and black and white baker's twine for hanging.  The snow flakes and snowman were cut from "Christmas Cheer" Cricut cartridge.  I also used Designer Calendar and Beyond Birthdays (I think) for the phrases.
 I cut the 3" snowman entirely out of white cardstock and then used Distress markers and colored the little layer pieces (before removing any paper from the cutting mat).  That way, I don't need to have all the colors I want in paper--I create them.   I used tiny google eyes and buttons for the eyes and well, buttons.  The tiny blue bird on the snowman's hand is cut from a sculpy.  
 The evergreen bough is a Tim Holtz stamp and I Glossy Accented a real pine cone to it.
 I used Scrabble letters for the "SNOW"   Red and clear bling and some Stickles. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Ornament for co-workers

Here is the ornament I made for my co-workers this year.   We don't give each other 'gifts'; rather we pool our money and give to a worthy cause.  This year we have chosen "Heifer International".   If you don't know about this program, please follow the link and learn about this special way to help people in need. 

I cut all the shapes from Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge; the snowman is from a jillian vance design stamp set and I used Distress Markers to color the snowman.    One red bling for the holly berries, some foam squares and red and white bakers twine were also used.  The largest shape is 2 1/2"
Here is a picture of this year's gift tag is cut at 2 1/2" wide

The Santa is a corner from a LaBlanche stamp and the tag is cut from the Preserves Cricut Cartridge.  I added some red and white bakers twine as well.

I have a chocolate covered pretzel for each to go with the ornament and gift tag.
Here are some gift tag enveloped I also put together.

Thanks for stopping by.  Merry Christmas.  Amy

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Upcycled/Recycled Christmas outdoor wreath

I recycled this 4 foot wreath that I have had for some years now and last year the bow literally fell apart when I touched it. So I removed all the old yucky decorations and added new for about $20.  I've seen large wreaths like this and they go for like $100!
Here is a video explaining what I did.

This picture was taken five days after I put it up.  Glad I got it up before this happened; might not have crawled up there to put it up.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day.  Amy

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

2012 Christmas Cards

Here is my 2012 Christmas card that I am mass producing.  I am making 80 cards this year.  Last year I made 65 and found myself putting more cards together.    I'm posting a video on YouTube and will post it here. 
Thanks for stopping by.  Amy

Runaway Website--where did the name come from?

Runaway Website--where did the name come from?
I guess they ran out of names.