Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My favorite Cookie

Now onto something that is sweet. My all-time favorite Christmas cookie is Gingerbread. I love the warmth taste and the smell.
This year I had to make two batches. The first one I did a different recipe than I normally do since I only had blackstrap molasses.  Let me just say those things were not edible. They turned out to be hard as rocks after they cooled. Instead of throwing them away I used them as ornaments. Now in the rooms were there are trees you have a nice air freshener.
The next day after the "ornaments" I made tasty and edible cookies using regular molasses, which I got the night before.
Here is page how they looked.
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This is based on Frosted Designs sketch #30

Inspired #4

As I promised the card coming up was inspired by something else besides a jacket. This time it was a Christmas stocking that I saw on Pretty Little Studio's blog, which they pinned form pinterest.
Here is the card
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View from angle.
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I think this will make a great birthday card for my Grandma. Now I have to wait until August to give t to her. LOL.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Inspired #3

I promise you this is the last card I made that was inspired from the Moxie Fab World blog jacket. LOL.
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I think I am addicted to hounds- tooth because I have more than five different colors in my stash. It is so classic, so I know it will never go out of style.

Inspired #2

I made another card that was inspired from the same jacket from Moxie Fab World blog

Here is the creation:
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Here is a close up on the dimension.
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There's more of the Dear Lizzy paper.

Inspired #1

I am going to show you in four different posts a picture which inspired my to create a card. First, off is this hounds-tooth jacket I saw on the Moxie Fab World Blog
I created this card.
I love this paper from the Dear Lizzy line - Enchanted by American Crafts. It is so yummy.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Projects

I wanted to show of my favorite Christmas drink on a layout Peppermint Stick Mocha from Biggby's. I used Sketchy Thursday 12.8 sketch
to create this simple but pretty page.
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 Supplies: Cosmo Cricket, the Paper Company, American Crafts, Sassafraslass, Glitz Designs, and another company I can't think of.

I created this bow and tag for two challenge. Frosted Designs ( to use glittter)  and Pretty Little Studio ( Think Outside the Box)
I used the same color palette - kraft, red, and white.  I just enhanced with some glitter
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Supplies, kraft, red and white cardstock, snow flake die cut (Quickutz), button, bling, baker's twine and glitter

Sunday, December 11, 2011

O Christmas Trees

I wanted to show off some of my new tree card creations from this year.

All are so very different but all were made with a Christmas tree image on them. Thanks for looking.
P.s If you like the first two you can hop on over to my studio and purchase them.  http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/MJsKraze/0/0/135795

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

1st Year

This page was based on Sketchy Thursday 12.01 sketch.

I came up with this.
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I had these random photos of Buster from his first year and thought this was the perfect sketch to use them on.
Patten papers are from Nikki Silvis. I love her papers. They are nice and sturdy with fun designs.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Handmade Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to your twelfth stop on this handmade hop.
If you didn't arrive to my blog by the way of Amanda's blog Random Sweetness please start from the start of this hop at Amanda's blog Love Joy Paper
I am going to show you how to make these cute toppers for packages that are also your to / from tag.
You might have seen the snowflakes online at HGTV or on the Carol Duvall Show. I added something in the center to turn them into a pretty topper.
Here is what your finish topper looks like
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So this post is not a mile long and I know you can't wait to see what Briana has in store for you, I am posting the link to the instructions for the snowflake base.
 After the base is done all you have to do is add the stamped and decorated to / from circle to the center with a foam dot.
Next stop is Briana's blog Create Scrapiness
Have a Happy Handmade Holiday everyone.