Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Project Share - 2013 Advent Calendar

Hey guys! I know I have been among the missing. I am still here :) I have been having issues with my computer, so it has been going back and forth between Toshiba and myself.

It should be here tomorrow and I can get back on track. I do plan on finishing the 12 Meows of Christmas this year. It seems every time I try to do this something happens. Last year my back was giving me more issues than normal and this year it is the computer. So, I have decided to just keep going even if some of the cards are after Christmas. It will start giving you ideas for Christmas 2014 and you can be ahead of the pack!

What I am sharing with you today is an advent calendar I made for my son. He has loved it! I really didn't know when I bought it if he would be that into it, being 17 years old. (He will be 18 in less than 2 months..YIKES!!!) But, he looks forward to it every morning when he gets up. It really warms my heart and makes me think back to when he was a little tyke.

I am looking forward to getting another one next year if Hobby Lobby carries them again to do one for a friend.

Without further adieu..

Supply List
Cardstock (Kraft & Glittered) - The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
Patterned Paper - Very Merry (K & Company)
Silhouette Online Store - #34295
Ink - Rhubarb Stalk & Bamboo Leaves (Memento)
Dies - My Creative Time - Embossed Gift Card Holder
Punches - 1" & 1 1/4"
Other - White Paint (Apple Barrel - 20403 White - Walmart); Royal Cosmetic Applicators; Fantastix - Brush Tip (Tsukineko)

Inside boxes were 5 5/8" X 5 5/8". Score at 1 7/8 and 3 3/4. Cut away outside squares. Use punch to punch half circle on front and back of box.
Front Size - 1 7/8" X 1 7/8". Use 1 1/4" punch to punch out half circle.

I hope you guys enjoyed this project. It was so super fun to make. I look forward to making another one next year if they are available.

Make sure you stop by to see what is happening tomorrow. I have a lot of crafting to fit in and share with you. If you are all done with your Christmas crafting for this year, it is never too early to start for next year!!

Happy Crafting :)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Project Tutorial - 3D Snowman Box

Welcome back! I have the most stinkin' cute project to share with you today. I saw this in the SOS and HAD to make it. You know my love for snowmen!

Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Jolly Jamboree - Recollections
Silhouette Online Store - #51073
Stamps - "Think Snow" by My Craft Spot; Ink - Paris Dusk by Memento
Stampin' Up Punches - Scallop and 1 3/8 Circle
Other - 7/8" White Ribbon, Twine, Snowflake Brads, Scor-Tape

I can't believe how cute this project is! I also wanted to share the reindeer version with you, although I didn't film a video on that one. I will be sharing him with you this week.

I hope you attempt one of these. As you can see, they are super easy to put together and AMAZINGLY adorable :) Also, through December 8, 2013, the Silhouette Online Store is having a 50% off sale.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Shopping Haul - Target, Salvation Army, Thrift Store and Hobby Lobby

Hey guys! I have another shopping haul to share with you! I don't feel bad about it either because I have been using the products I have been buying :) Take a look at my loot...

Thanks for watching, happy crafting!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

12 Meows of Christmas - Card #2 - Christmas Tree Pop Dot Card

When I filmed these videos, I filmed a bunch together. So, I mention Thanksgiving cards, but I have already posted those before. I will have to start being careful of mentioning dates. Thing have been super duper busy around here so I have been filming in bunches. Plus, I had to give up my laptop and wanted to make sure I had videos ready to go while it is being repaired.

Cardstock, Patterned Paper (I Believe In Santa) - Recollections
Silhouette Online Store - #50083

I love it when you can also use the negative of your card in the project, no waste!!! Works for me :)