Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday Gift-Giving...

After watching our favorite Little Bear winter solstice video and tucking the kids into bed, I'm busy prepping for the days of kids-home-from-school, gift-wrapping, and other winter fun! :)

Before I take a holiday blog-break, here's a few of my gift-giving creations:













































Vintage glass-glitter and sequins fill this shaker-box from Tattered Angels.  The back is Glammed up with Dirty Martini, and the crepe paper is stamped with HS TA stamps and shimmered with Santa Baby.  Stick this ornament on a container of sweets and it's ready to give away! :)








































Next up, a little ornament-gift, featuring vintage crepe and a cool vintage heart-doily stamp I found while antiquing last week!














































Shimmered up the entire thing with Marshmallow mist and enjoyed looking at it
before giving it away. :)


Happy Holidays...I'll be back next week after lots of family-fun togetherness time:


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Before December is Gone With The Wind...

I don't know about you, but December is flying by at lightspeed!
So...before this month is "Gone With The Wind", you'd better get yourself over to Midnight Rooster and pick up December's gorgeous kit, Scarlett and Rhett.

Here's my rest of my projects:

I was feelin' super freestyle with this one! :)

Lots of messy thread, ink, crumpling, and distressing here.

Wanted a mix of unthreaded, half-threaded, and fully-threaded buttons on this one, to symbolize the chaos that is sometimes life...is that too weird?! :)

Speaking of marriage, I would marry these fabrips ANY day, heh.  Love how they are easy to crumple and adhere at the same time.




















































































































































And now, my fave layout of this month:

This month's fabric goes fabulously with the MME paper.

Love this cool black trim!

Made these bows with paper strips and Santa Baby glimmer mist...upon request, a tutorial will be upcoming for these bows.  :)
























































































Lastly, I spritzed the handmade burlap flower with some shimmer, and hot-glued it to a clip for a quick, easy barrette for my daughter.  We're always looking for neutral hair accessories for her to wear with her school uniform...this awesome embellishment was perfect:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Winner!

Ok, for the life of me I cannot get correct random.org image saved and displayed, but my winner was comment #9--Michelle Costa, who said:

michelle costa said...
my favorite tradition is frying a turkey in the kitchen while watching the honeymooners with my family
Congratulations, Michelle!  Please email me your info so you can receive your mini-kit prize.

Onto the layouts! :-)

Misted this one up with red and blue...love how versatile these rub-ons and Crate playing-card paper are.

































Secondly, a treasured vintage photo of my mom as a child:
Lovin' these Glitz and Lily Bee papers, plus the SC fabrips!

Seriously, how cute is she?!  :)

Peek-a-boo butterflies and messy/loose button-thread.











































































































Happy Monday!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Midnight Rooster Holiday Giveaway!

It's that time yet again, another fabulous mini-kit giveaway from Midnight Rooster!
Here's this month's prize:


For a chance to win this gorgeousness, answer this question:

What's one of your favorite December traditions (winter, summer, holiday...whatever the case may be and wherever in the world you are!)  :-)

Here are the rest of my December sneaks from the kit, Scarlett and Rhett...





I'll be sharing the full layouts over the weekend, so be sure to check back if any of these peeks pique your interest!  ;)  ;)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hambly Winner, whoo hoo!

So excited to have won one of the Hambly prize packs over at the Two Peas Hambly challenge!

Here's my layout:

Using the Hambly label sheet as a mask, I had some misting-fun, 
and layered my fave circle overlay on top.


I punched some butterflies out of the overlay circles:



Thanks again, Hambly and Two Peas!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hambly Fun...

It's no secret that Hambly is one of my long-time loves. 
Participating in the latest 2Peas Hambly challenge reminded me of some older stash-based Hambly projects I created but never posted, so I thought I'd share!

I'll be so sad when I finally run out of this classic Hambly flourished circle collection:


And I'll never get sick of these classic birdcages and labels:



Another older project I created were these storage containers for my studio-corner:


They still make me happy whenever I use them, especially the thrifted white "make art" cup. :-)

Last up, a quite-old layout using older Hambly and some Kawaii-style apple stickers:


P.S. Notice the little punched "bite" marks on the photo edges, heh?  Still makes me laugh...




Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and I'll be back later in the week with the full Midnight Rooster reveal and of COURSE the monthly giveaway!