Friday, February 13, 2015

Belated Christmas Share!

  OH MY GOODNESS! I haven't posted since September, despite doing quite a bit of creating over the past few months. I must say that different stages of life have different priorities, and sometimes our hobbies must take back seat to all the other important things going on.

  Owning a home has turned some of my creative juices in that direction, but there simply aren't enough hours in the day to craft as much as I used to or would like to. I am preparing to start my national certification through MTNA (and will be for a good while), and my focus on my career as a teacher and pianist has taken over a lot of my time. This is a good move and the right one for me right now. Of course, I love my crafting time, and I promise to post whatever I can whenever I can.

  Of course it's now Valentine's day, but there are a few leftover projects from Christmas that I wanted to share, only for the sake of using these ideas again in the future. I enjoyed having my crafting group (aka my best buds) over for a weekend Christmas craft-a-thon in December. Here are a few of the projects we created and a few I worked up just for fun:

Moose with pants. The end.

This was a super simple card created with Nordic Noel DSP from Stampin' Up. These houses are just adorable!
Maybe my favorite project: A photo card with a transparent vellum window. This would be even cuter with a CHRISTMAS photo, but what kind of organized person has one of those laying around?

Also maybe my favorite: A shaker card using the Peace on Earth set from Stampin' Up, some sponging, and faux snow and sequins. These turned out just lovely. My only change to the design in future will be to increase the size of the shaker window so more of the cute little animals are visible through the snow.
This card features a removable shaker ornament on the front that can be taken off and hung on the recipient's tree. More houses!
  We always have a lot of fun with Christmas crafts at our house, and I hope these ideas inspire you when the time comes! On to the spring goodies! Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. I loved all these designs!! And the moose and Santa in pj's were so fun!