Thursday, December 13, 2012

Simple Christmas Cards

Hello there!  Hard to believe we are just a little over a week away from Christmas.  Are you ready?
I am getting pretty close.  I think I am actually done with my shopping and non profit projects.
I look forward to baking and making goodies next weekend.

I hadn't sent any Christmas cards out for the last few years, however this year I got it together and made these simple yet elegant cards.  I am finding that I love the embossed look on cardstock and rarely make any cards without it anymore.  I used the polka dot folder and vintage wallpaper folders for these.  I also love the glitter paper and used it for these.  Not much else to put these two together.
Oh and did I mention I love the Cherry Cobbler bakers twine? :)
I do hope you are having some time to relax and savor the holiday season.
I am reminded of the reason for the season and continue to count my blessings everyday!
Merry Christmas!

Be inspired to create!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Getting my craft on for Christmas!

 Hello There!  I sure hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
 In addition to a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, I also had a week off with my husband.  We went to Monterey for a few days and then we did some Christmas shopping and this n that.  It was a wonderful week!  I am sad that I have to go back to work tomorrow! :(

In addition to our little getaway I have also been getting a start on my Christmas creations for giving!
I used the Stampin' Up fancy favor bigz die cut to start these little boxes off.   With some texture added to the card stock, punches, die cuts, and a couple of stamps I came up with these! 
They will be filled with Churro Chex Mix (a recipe I found on Pinterest). 
I want to fill a big basket with lots of goodies packed into my Stampin' Up creations to take to the party.

I love Christmas!  Keeping in mind the reason for the season, I also love all of the decorations and all the craftiness and baking and candy making I get to do!
Do you have a favorite item or treat that you make for Christmas?

Have a great day!  Stay dry my Northern California friends!  The rain has been crazy this morning!  Waiting for a break in the weather so I can go to the grocery store.

Be inspired to create!