Sunday, December 25, 2016

Wishing You Peace!

Blessings and Peace to you on this Christmas Day, and the beginning of Hannukah!  The Felts family is celebrating the 12 days of Christmas as we count down to Epiphany and the beginning of the Mardi Gras season.  I usually bake a King Cake for my girlfriends on the first Wednesday of the year, and we share in the colors and symbolism of 12th night/Epiphany/Little Christmas (January 6th) in accordance with my Southwest Louisiana Christian heritage and tradition.  

And so, my card for today combines the crown of the kings and the newborn baby King they worshiped, with the colors of faith (green), justice (purple) and power (gold).   The crown is embossed with gold, embellished with tiny purple pearls and sparkling green jewels, which were exactly the size of the gold baubles of the stamped image underneath.  I love it when that happens!

May your holidays be filled with light, joy and peace!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

A Merry Christmas to You!

Hello again!  Happy Saturday!    

Christmas is all about giving, and there are definitely instances where a gift card best!  The last one I picked one up came without an envelope unless you purchased the envie separately, so I decided to make one myself.  

The front features a sentiment framed with our elf brads and sprinkled with a few tiny pearl-centered snowflakes.

Inside, there's some sparkling silver washi tape and another tiny pearl accent.

I usually end up making several of these gift card holders each year for stocking stuffers but of course, they're great for any occasion.  It's nice that they're quick to make, and there are so many fun options for embellishments.  The Eyelet Outlet has got just about every theme you can imagine covered!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Rudolph's Ready!

Hello again, friends!  I'm happy to be here with you today (thought it wasn't gonna happen there for a while, since we have been having cable/internet problems off and on all week!).  

Sometimes ideas for creativity come quickly, and others...well, some ideas have to steep for a while!   I had been contemplating what to do with these antlers for a while now, but the other day (when I was rearranging things in my studio so the cable guy could get in there!) I came across a Tim Holtz Christmas greenery die, and a lightbulb went off!  It's funny how a quick glance at something can really get the ball rolling!

I took that die, a leaf die from a Spellbinders set, along with an oval, and came up with this little fella!  The oval forms his face, the leaves, his ears, and the Christmas greenery with a knot of jute on top his "fringe."  He's got Eyelet Outlet brad eyes, a shiny red enamel dot nose, and of course, the antlers that were the initial inspiration for the whole project.  A simple line with a teardrop shape for a mouth is the only "drawing" that I had to do.  A few swipes with a pale pink Copic marker add some accents, sponging with distress ink gives dimension, and a glitter pen brings just enough magical sparkle!

I had so much fun making this project!  I hope you like it!  It isn't too late to still crank out a few Christmas cards, or a few gift tags for the big night!   Have fun!