Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Merry Christmas To All And To All...

Greetings from my wee farm.  First let me say thank you to all those who are followers and those who visit now and then.  I love your comments!  We all need love and encouragement and we never get too old for a big hug!

So many of you have expressed sorrow for our rooster's untimely demise.  I need to tell you that Jack was the rooster from hell.  The last time Jack attacked me he was quite vicious and it took Art three good kicks to get him off me.  The last kick hit solid and Jack went flying  through the air tail feathers just a flying.  That dag gone rooster will not be attacking me again!!!

This is my last make for the year.  I am quite fond of the card in that I did some experimenting with different kinds of embossing powders.  Then I tried to antique a metal snow flake and messed around with that for a while.  You should see my hands! 

I love this hobby and the friends I have made.  Y'all always knock my socks off with your creativity.
I wish I could send this card to everyone one of you!

 I am entering my Christmas card in the challenge over at Our Creative Corner.  See y'all there!

Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night!


Friday, December 6, 2013

Visions of Sugarplums and Other Matters of the Heart

I should have known the day was not going to go right when our rooster, Jack, expired and not by natural causes.   But that is a story for another day.

I really don't know what to say other than I am exhausted and very disappointed in my make for several reasons.  I made a mini album out of red business envelopes.  Of course there was a tutorial on Youtube.   Much to my horror I discovered that when I put the album together, the pages were way too fat and did not behave well at all.  Then for some weird reason the colors were really off in the pictures.   All in all it is not too bad and I did learn a lot from the experience.  Next year I will start much earlier to accommodate for mistakes and trial and error.  So let's just get to it!  I give you my The Twelve Days of Christmas mini album.
This is the front and some of the back. It really does look better than the picture.
This is looking at the inside - a good example of the color showing up all wrong!!
Open this baby up and you will see the inside cover and first page.  Keep in mind that the pages are made from folded envelopes.  There are two pockets on a page, and a third one in the very top and one in the side which I will show you later.
Do you see the thumb print on the top left hand page?  That is where you can put an insert be it for family pictures or favorite recipes you use at Christmas. 
This is a tag that was in a small envelope  on the right hand side of the previous page.
Just another page ...
Do you see the gold at the very top of the right hand page and at the side?  Those are showing you how the  inserts pull out.
I do love my Lord dancing!  He is a tag in the right previous page.
This is the last page of the book - again you can see the gold insert sticking out of the top.

There are eight pages inside my Christmas album - my gift to you - I did not show you all eight pages.

Please visit my friends who have also posted today - the very last day of our Christmas hop.  Remember, the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

Giveaways:  $10 gift certificate - Paper Sweeties -
                   1 set of choice -  Moonlighting by Mary -
                   1 set of choice - Digital Paper -
                   1 set of choice - Graphic Market -
                       $20 gift certificate  - Nicecrane Designs -        
                        Lori's Giveaway - mine will grow each day and then I'll give it all away to one lucky winner

I too will give Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas paper  to two lucky winners today.  So leave your comments and Lori will pick the winners from the comments.

I think you know how much I appreciate your visit and sweet comments.  Happy Holidays Y'all!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Cheer!

Hey Y'all!  This is my second post for Visions of Sugarplums hosted by Lori Hairston.
I have a few more bags for you.   These little bags I did make myself and they would be cute to use as party favors for when you have a few friends over for a little Holiday cheer.
I love these cute elves and what a beautiful fairy!  I bought these charming images from Ignacio at Nicecrane Designs.
Guess what I put in these neat little bags?  Why HPNOTIQ, a French liqueur.  Now doesn't that sound festive!!!!!

So now it is time to visit my friends at the party.

Wednesday, Dec. 4th:

Giveaways: $10 gift certificate - Paper Sweeties -
                  1 set of choice -  Moonlighting by Mary -
                  1 set of choice - Iralamija
                  1 digital set of choice - Vintage Remix -
                  $20 gift certificate  - Nicecrane Designs -   
                  Vintage Remix - 2 sets of choice

Congratulations to the winners .  Don't forget, the more you comment, the more chances you have on winning!

I hope you are enjoying yourself at our Christmas Hop and I will see y'all real soon.  Good luck to all of you bloggers out there in Wonderland.

Monday, December 2, 2013

We Need A LITTLE Christmas

Today is the first of December - would somebody please tell me where Halloween went?

Welcome to the VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS blog hop with wonderful Christmas ideas and some pretty neat gifts too!

I have made a few little Christmas cards out of some very tiny paper bags.  The entire card when closed measures about three inches by three and a half inches.

This is a paper bag that measures 3.5 in x 2 in x 6.75inches.  It is a folded so it can be closed by a little tie with red beads. Now let's open it up!  The bottom of the card has two flaps to hold inserts or tags.

 This is the front of the little Christmas card that is inside the bag.  It measures about 2.25 in x a little over 3 inches.  And the inside of this cute little card is below.

I will quickly show you the other two paper bag cards - no further explanation needed.

That's my Wee Christmas makes for today.

The following friends have some really wonderful Christmas makes and for every comment you leave, you have an additional chance to win!!!!!

Giveaways:   $20 gift certificate  - Nicecrane Designs -  
                    1 set of choice -  Moonlighting by Mary -
                    $10.00 gift certificate - Paper Sweeties -
                    1 set of choice -  Springhill Graphics -

Thanks for your visit and I believe this is the longest post I have ever attempted.  Eat you heart out Alison!!!!   Comments are always appreciated especially at Christmas!!