Thursday, December 24, 2009

My Sassafras Christmas tree

This was a fun project that I made for my craft guild's handmade gift exchange. To create this tree, I started with a styrofoam cone and glued it down on a piece of red felt that I cut into the shape of a tree skirt. Then I took a sheet of Sassafras paper and cut it into several 1 inch by 1/4 inch strips. I folded each strip in half and without flattening it, I stuck it into the foam, starting from the bottom and working my way up, and using those pins with the colored balls at the end, to mimic ornaments. It actually did not take too long to piece it all together. Then I finished it off with some ribbon, bling, and a diecut star at the top.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays to You, my friend!

I want to wish a heartfelt Happy Holidays to all the wonderful people I've come to cherish through this amazing hobby of ours! Thank you for all the inspiration, fun conversations, exciting online events, those special little packages in the mail, and especially for all the support and encouragement as I stretch my crafting muscles and try new things. I learn so much from all of you.

This holiday I wish each of you love, peace, happiness, and tons of crafting time! Big hugs to all of you!

This year I made handmade Christmas cards for the first time ever. I always intend to make them, but never get around to doing it. And luckily this year they made it out the door just in time. I made them using a photo of my kids, a holiday sentiment, and this amazing blue flocked paper (Making Memories - Paperie Poolside - 12x12 Flocked Cardstock - Brocade) that added just the right touch of fun and elegance. Plus I got to add just a touch of bling which makes everything just perfect. :) Enjoy!