Handmade Gifts for Christmas

I know, I know, Christmas was yesterday and we’re still talking about it?  Yes we are.  🙂  Today I am going to share some handmade Christmas.

I know I enjoy receiving gifts that are handmade because you know they are extra special.

Here is a scarf I made for a friend at work.  I could only get one of the ladies to model their gift.  I made several in the colors of their favorite teams.

Handmade Gifts

Fleece Scarf

Handmade Gifts

U of L Fleece Scarf

I loved making these scarves.  They weren’t hard, but they did take some time.

This is a quilt that my Mom made her Grandson/my nephew from all the jerseys from his different sports teams.

Homemade Gifts

Homemade Gifts – Quilt

Sherry has been busy etching glass to make handmade gifts for her family.

Handmade Gifts

Personalized Glass Etched Mug

Handmade Gifts

Glass Etched Colts Mug

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Glass Etched Trivet

Handmade Gifts

Glass Etched 9 X 13 Baking Dish

These are gifts from the heart.  They don’t necessarily cost lots of money, but they take time and thought.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for a Christmas wrap up.  It’s about time, right?

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

John 3:16  “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

 

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  I hope you are able to spend time with family and friends.  And I hope you are able to just sit and enjoy some peace and quiet too.

Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April 1

Peter 1:3 – 5 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

Santa Claus In the House

I am continuing with the Christmas theme – this time with Santa Claus.  You can’t have Christmas without Santa – right?

Anastasia has moved into her new home and had some free time to share some of her lovely Santa Claus decorations and Christmas cards.

Santa Claus Decorations

Santa Claus Framed

 

Santa Claus

Santa Claus

Santa Claus

Close Up of Santa Claus

Santa Clause Decorations

Inside Christmas Card

Santa Clause Decorating

Christmas Card Variety

Santa Clause Decorating

Christmas Tree Christmas Card

Anastasia is all ready for Christmas at her house.  Decorations are up and cards are ready.  I hope everyone else is ready since today is Christmas Eve.  Santa comes tonight.  🙂

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Have a great holiday and tune in tomorrow for some more Christmas fun.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Matthew 1:22 – 24 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:  “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”  (which means “God with us”).  When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.

WOYWW 342 – Mass Chaos

It is Wednesday which means that it is time for WOYWW at Julia’s Stamping Ground.  My work desk is mass chaos.

See for yourself.

WOYWW

Room from doorway

WOYWW

Side desk

WOYWW

View from closet

That desk speaks for itself. Hopefully I will get to do a clean up after Christmas.

Thank you for stopping by the blog. Have a very merry Christmas.

April

“All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭1:22‬ ‭NIV‬‬
http://bible.com/111/mat.1.22.niv

Winter Deer in the Woods

Yes. The theme is still Christmas. In my defense it is Christmas week.  A winter deer is symbolic of this time of year and Jenny made the perfect card.

There is nothing more elegant than a winter deer standing on the edge of the woods.

Winter Deer

Deer in the Wood

This card features a new Tim Holtz die called Birch trees, the deer is from the Silhouette store. Glitter dust is sprayed on background and tree cut out.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts. Distressed slightly with Sepia from Versafine.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. Tune in tomorrow for some more Christmas fun.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Matthew 2:21  She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.

Christmas Snowmen

We are still celebrating Christmas this week, but it is the last week for a while.    Today’s stars are Christmas Snowmen.

Dee has been busy in her craft room creating these adorable little guys.  And she added shakers!

Christmas Snowmen

Let It Snow

It’s Christmas – Let it Snow
Image by Stampendous “Create Winter” stamp and die set. Green card stock is by Lawn Fawn and white is Neenah. Snowman is made into a Shaker card by using the Snowflake die to cut center out then stamped and heat embossed and stuck in behind tiny seed beads. The Sentiment is by Little B, layered and colored with Silver Wink of Stella.

Christmas Snowmen

Let it Snow

Christmas Snowmen

Let It Snow Movement

Image by Stampendous Create Winter stamp and die set. Cardstock is Bo Bunny and white is Neenah. Snowman is made into a Shaker card by using the Snowflake die to cut center out then stamped and put in back of Fuse pouch, which is filled with BeaDazzle Disco Ball. The Sentiment is by Little B, strung across snowman with twine from Lawn Fawn tied on ends with a jingle bell attached. Snowman is on an Action Wobble (see below).
Snowman is action!

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for some more Christmas creations.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Matthew 2:20  But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

White on White with a Splash of Color

This week’s theme is Christmas and I have some white on white with a splash of color Christmas cards to share.

There is a little background story that I must share first.  I work with a great group of people.  We are a typical group of office workers who get to know each other because we spend lots of time together.  There are four ladies in particular that I like converse with.  Three of them sit in the same area and one sits in my area.

Last year I made the mistake of making them extra special cards for Christmas.  You know, box cards, a shaker card, a card with a colored image.  The kind of cards that take more time to make, but you do it because they will be appreciated.  I say it was a mistake because this year their cards had to be equally as special or better.  Ugh.  The pressure!!!!  So here are the cards I did this year.

White on White with a Splash of Color

Manger Scene

White on White with a Splash of Color

Deer in the Woods

The third lady who sits in the other area was out on Friday – so you know what I am going to be doing tonight.  😉  The fourth card is a similar card with woods and red cardinal, but I neglected to get a picture.  I work better under pressure (which means I wait until the last minute) and didn’t get a picture.

These cuts are from Lori Whitlock and are available on her website or at the Silhouette Store.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for yet more Christmas.  Just one more week.  Not even a week and I have so much left to do.  But I keep telling myself – ‘you work better under pressure girlfriend!’

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Matthew 1:19  Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

Santa’s Elf

Today I am going to share a painting of Santa’s Elf – that I painted!  But first I have some exciting news to share.  I have been added to the design team for Send a Smile 4 Kids.  I am so excited to be associated with this wonderful charity.

It is ‘A blog dedicated to collecting and distributing handmade cards to children who are inpatient at Children’s Hospitals. Please send us your handmade kids’ cards for holidays, birthdays, and everyday cheer. Help us put a smile on our kids’ faces! Thanks for reviewing the guidelines and volunteer updates before sending in your cards.’

Here is the link to the challenge blog:  SAS4Kids Challenge Blog.  They have new challenges starting every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Make some cards and send them in.  It is a great charity.

Now on to my Elf Painting.  A group of us went to a place called the Paint Spot where you paint a picture on canvas.  There is painting and wine which is an excellent combination.  This is my elf:

Santa's Elf

Santa’s Elf

I need some chalk so I can put something on his little chalk board.  I really enjoyed painting this little guy.  I think I could get hooked on mixed media.  🙂  I do have to admit the elf was already drawn when I started.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for some more Christmas projects.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Matthew 1:18  This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about:  His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the holy spirit.

It’s All About Giving

Christmas – it’s all about giving.  Of course I use the shopping method – one for me – one for you.  😉  I don’t know about you all, but I stress about giving the perfect gift.  I think if it’s something I would want – my friend or family member would want it too.  Thus – one for me and one for you.

Sherry has been working her fingers to the bone making some awesome gifts for friends and family.

It's All About Giving

It’s All About Giving

It's All About Giving

It’s All About Giving

It's All About Giving

It’s All About Giving

It's All About Giving

It’s All About Giving

It's All About Giving

It’s All About Giving

It's All About Giving

It’s All About Giving

It's All About Giving

It’s All About Giving

Now if you don’t get some great ideas from all these gifts then I can’t help you.  😉  I wish I was as far along on my gift making as Sherry.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for an announcement that I am very excited about.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Luke 2:19 – 20  But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.  The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all these things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Winged Wonders Challenge

This week’s challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog is Winged Wonders.  For my design team entry I used a the Titmouse Digital Stamp.

This week’s sponsor is:

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/digital-products/

The prize is a $10.00 gift certificate

This is the card I made:

Winged Wonders - Creative Knockouts

Winged Wonders – Sweet N Sassy

The Titmouse is from Sweet N Sassy stamps.  I did my normal stuff – I pulled the the digital image into my Silhouette Designer Studio software.  I added registration marks and I traced around the image.  I printed the image on my laser printer and cut it out on the Silhouette.  I colored the image with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  The silhouette of the Nativity comes from Taylored Expressions.  I used some dies from MFT’s latest release to cute the stitched scallop oval and I added some gold stickles for stars.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Stop by the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog and enter the Winged Wonders challenge.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Luke 2:18  And all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.