Thursday, December 27, 2012

The morning after...

Good morning!

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and didn't have to work.

First, let me show you the other three cards I had made with the items I had bought at one of my favorite craft stores.

The card had a snowflake background, so I added one of the tags (a Christmas tree) and a Santa, given to me years ago from my UK buddy, Sandra, who had been one of Tellen's Place designers.

I like decorating the inside and lightly inked the edges and added another fabric tree.

This snowman tag worked great with the card background.  I added a few embellishments to make it "pop!"

 The inside snowman is an embellishment that worked well with this card.

The mittens' tag was so cute and worked well with the background card paper.  The leaves are actually from a button pack I purchased (see previous post for those photos).

Don't you just love that little present?

Well, I didn't finish making any holiday cards, purchased them instead from a local department store.  It was so much easier.  I also did some baking:

 Gingerbread Men


Rice Krispy Treats

 Peppermint Sugar Cookies

(L) Russian Tea Cakes and (R) Toffee Sugar Cookies & M/M Sugar Cookies

Banana Nut Bread

So you see, I was pretty busy (heehee).  Whew...glad that's over with.  My family enjoyed these goodies (that was their holiday gift).

'Tis the season to be jolly.  I sure hope you had a fabulous Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by! ;-)


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hello everyone!

You know, it has been rather difficult for me to sit down and craft - work and school do not mix with my limited "time" for some reason.  Well, I did try to craft holiday cards but didn't get too far.  This is what I started out with:

This looks like paper but these are cards - decorated paper by DCWV (I believe) and envelopes were included.  They were about $10 for a set of 40.  I picked this set because I knew I had a supply of holiday accessories to add that would match the color scheme.

These buttons were on sale, buy two, get one free (at JoAnn's).  I was surprised to find so many!  The ribbon was 50% off - what a deal!

These tags work well as centerpieces and they matched the "antique", non-traditional Christmas colors.  Here is one of the cards I came up with:

I found some coordinating paper to mat my Santa tag on, added the "Merry Christmas" ribbon and a tag that I had purchased from a friend from the UK who was selling them at the time.

This is the inside of the card.  The fence punch by Martha Stewart came from my good friend, Sandra, who lives in the UK, which is freezing this time of year.  Brrrr!! ;-)  Isn't Rudolph cute?

Well, stay tuned and I'll try to remember to come back and show you the other three cards I made.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 5, 2012


Hey y'all,

I love Tim Holtz's products and when I can afford to do so, I try to purchase them.  Last year, I took part in a challenge and here's one of the tags I made with Tim (the challenge he had before the holidays):

I did ink distress the edges of this tag, added green cardstock and cut it for the grass; the die-cuts are from K&Company and added fibers and a butterfly.  What fun! 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Creepy Halloween

Hey y'all,

Last year, I put popsicle sticks together to make this miniature "crate":

To make this was simple....I inked the edges with TH's ink; then stamped different images using Michael's "dollar" stamps.

I had die cuts that I added in various place and used designer paper on the inside of the basket.

This kitty is a paper die-cut.

I added a ribbon for the handle and made bows to cover the ends of the ribbon.  It makes a cute desk accessory (fill with candy for co-workers).  How cool is that?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween is around the corner...


I haven't done much crafting because too many things are going on - school, volunteering for President Obama's re-election campaign, work, etc.  But I am loving it!  I just wanted to drop off something from the past that was fun creating - check it out!  :-)

This is a box I painted, ink distressed the lid and bottom, papered and embellished the bottom and sides with a cute little ribbon pumpkin on top.

I added the witch from die-cuts in a pack (can't remember the designer) and used a spider and bat to bring on the spooky theme.

I filled the box with chocolate treats because it was for a swap that I joined with my Georgia Peach buddies!  This was a lot of fun!

Hmmm...sampling the little treats was a lot more fun...yum, yum!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Welcome to my new blog home!  Crafter's Delight was where I started in August of 2009.  I then started Tellen's Place Designs - a challenge blog and ended it in 2012.  I took the year off to regroup and deal with the changes in my personal life (e.g. unemployment since December 2008, family upsets, etc.).  Soon, I'll start blogging again as I get my crafting mojo back....stay tuned. :-)