Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hello Crafty friends! So I decided tonight to try Shrinky Dinks with my very favorite PKS dies and stamps. They came out sooo adorable! I figured I'll use them for ornaments on my little tree and drink charms. I used the following for a Christmas countdown calendar I have had for years. My kids lost the little bear that's supposed to be moved so I made a winter snow friend. Fits perfectly!! I'm going to try and start my Christmas cards asap. Hope to post a few. Have a wonderful evening all!!  Hope you enjoy
gina



These little guys I put on name tags for workers. Little charms that add Christmas spirit. Just a little something. LOVE the way they turned out. I think I'll use the next batch for charms on ribbon for gift wrap.  Merry Christmas All!!





Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thankful treats

Hello crafty friends! I have been a busy little crafter these past 2 days making things for my boys classes and teachers. Hope you enjoy! I had so much fun making them.

For these 2, I cut the tag from Wrap it Up at 3.5", The leaves were cut from I believe Create a Critter, various sizes. I inked up the leaves & tag with Tim Holtz distress inks. Wrapped a patterned paper around a plastic jar (I got from Michael's, they come in a pack of 3 for 9.99- of course used a 40% coupon). Filled with Hershey Nuggetts.

This is the top of the leaf jar

This turkey is cut from Create a Critter. He's so easy to layer!!  and of course I LOVE my PKS!  (critter faces ) I am still in search of a great white pen to color in those eyes. I have a Gelly Roll from PKS but the tip isnt too fine for the little edges.


These are the nuggetts I filled the jars with. I printed the sentiment on return address labels along with the turkey on clear labels! adhered to a strip of patterned paper cut at 1 x 3". Wrapped around the nugget and adhered with my ATG. My new favorite favors!  I did play around with other patterned paper for different occasions and heart paper looked so cute with the milk chocolate nuggets! Must be the silver paper

This tag is just a little acorn from Create a Critter. Ran it through my cuttlebug and inked it up a little. The tag is 3 x 3". Patterned paper to wrap the little box. It's laldybug push pins for my son's teacher. She LOVES ladybugs.


I hope you enjoyed my little creative frensy! Leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you! Happy Thanksgiving!!
~gina~

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Peachy Keen Connection....

I am SOOOO excited! My project is todays feature photo over at Peachy Keen Connection!! Please go check it out  HERE. 
Thank you for visiting!
~gina~

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving is approaching!

Hello friends! I had a little time to get some Turkey Day cards made and a few other projects. I hope you enjoy! The recipes follow.

 this bear was cut from Campin Critters. The card base is 6 x 6. I printed the sentiment on my computer and used one of my EK Success punches (I think it's called realtor)
 This one I think is my favorite!! I cut the leaves at different sizes and then inked them with Tim Holtz distress ink pads.  (the green and red are from the limited edition Christmas set... LOVE it!) cut the banner from  From My kitchen cartridge, inked that with tea dye and used My Creative Time Stamps (fun in the sun and word accents)
 I used a tin bucket from Targets dollar bin and decoupaged patterned paper to it. Some tool to tie the bow and I made a little rosette, used MCT scallop circle die and All Around Halloween stamps. Colored it with my Martha Stewart markers.
This last card is cut from I believe simply charmed cricut cartridge. I used some twine from my stash and a metal word frame. Orange brads to embellish a little.

Thank you for visiting! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!

FYI  My Creative Time November stamp release sneak peeks are happening all this week! please go here and follow along! there's so much inspiration and not to mention prizes!

~gina~

Monday, November 14, 2011

A Sneak peek of My Creative Time!!

Miss Emma from My Creative Time has  a November stamp release quickly approaching. Check out her blog here for details and to be inspired my a most talented design team!
I have almost ALL of Emma's stamps and dies and recommend them to everyone! They are a must have!  Never too early to think about Christmas gifts! 
great gift ideas for those scrappers in your life!!!
Happy crafting!

~gina~

Friday, November 11, 2011

My Creative Time's throwback Thursday Challenge

Hello friends!
Time again for My Creative Time's throwback thursday challenge (episode 270). Check out the details here.
I decided to do an 8 x 8 layout. I used Baby Steps CC for the babies and designers calendar for the playdate see-saw. I cut everything at 3". I also used My Creative Time stamps and of course PKS. Thought I'd do something a little different with the sun so I made a rosette. Cut a strip at 1" x 8.5". accordion folded it and wala. I used Emma's die cut stitched circle.


Thanks for visiting! Please come again!
~gina~





Sunday, November 6, 2011

Happy Sunday!

Hello crafty friends! a quick post today. I saw this idea on a few of the blogs I visit and thought what a great idea! I didnt use my cricut for this project. I used Avery labels 5160, a cute little Turkey from my Hallmark program and printed on labels from my HP inkjet printer, Hershey nuggetts and wrapped the labels around them. Wala!!   I thought these are a great little treat for my boys classes, co-workers and even around the table on Thanksgiving at moms.  Hope you enjoy! I'm hoping to have time to work on some packaging. I'll post pics if I ever get those finished!
Have a great Thanksgiving all! 

Thanksgiving treats

Thanksgiving Treat close up

Thanks for visiting!!

~gina~