Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Advent Calendar

Happy first day of Advent! I have been gone a'craftin me some Advent Calendars and I have two more to make this week. These take me about 8 hours to make but they are fun to do. The biggest challenge is lining up all the boxes and figuring out which paper goes with which decoration better. That seriously takes about an hour and a half of my time, because if you know me, then you know how serious the details are to me. And they are even more important when making a gift.
This first calendar is made for my "phamily" for part of their Christmas gift. It turned out really well.
I made some of the decorations, added some wooden numbers but most came from the "Mistletoe" and "Fa La La"collection by Making Memories. I really like the paper and chipboard colors. Then, when I was bragging on it to another friend, she casually asked if I would mind making her one...or two. So I made one up for her and I'll be trying my hardest to make the other this week. This one is similar but I made a few different decorations like a glitter star and a big poinsettia flower.
Drop me a line and let me know what you think!

The last class of the year, a 3-card class, will be posted tomorrow. And by-the-way, ANOTHER SOLD OUT CLASS!!!! Thanks guys!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Winner on Wednesday!

I have a winner for the fun little Thanksgiving give-away:
Winner through
Yay, Iowa Cowgirl... You're the luck winner!
Here are two random photos for today's post:

Here are all my "phlowers" I have quite a few. I struggle to get by them when I walk into my crafty cave.

This is all the paper I have in my paper holder. The paper in the top 3 shelves is actually planned for classes. Then there is all the cardstock. After that is an entire shelf for Halloween and then all the random pieces I have to make for other things. Not sure what, 'tho....

Enjoy the rest of your week. I'll be back Saturday with more Christmas cards.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas 1 Class: SOLD OUT!!

Here are all the items in the Christmas 1 class/kit. The class will be held December 1, 2009 or you may purchase a kit with all materials provided and pre-cut. You will just need adhesive and a paper piercer. Please contact me at if you're interested in ordering by mail.

There is of course the one card that you can view here, as well as a cute 2 1/4 inch box with a punched snowflake in the front. I made a little tag for the box, but didn't think you'd be able to see it so I didn't glue it on the lid, though that is the idea. I left the box open so you could see the pretty stripes inside! And of course, I made the great little notebook, just like this one, but in the pretty coordinating "arctic" colors. Here is another photo:
There are only 16 available, so order soon. The last class has already sold out!
Update November 27th: This class/kit is sold out. Thank you!!

You guys are just too awesome!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Joyful Card

This is the only card in this class/kit. The other two items will be a treat box and a notepad, in coordinating colors of course!
Today I am posting just the card and should have another something from the kit to share Thursday. This card is on a shimmery white cardstock with a metallic silver and metallic light blue accent paper. It really gives this card an Arctic feel to it. The snowflake has a rhinestone at the center and is lifted with foam dimensional tape. Don't forget to enter the Thanksgiving give-away... Enjoy!

Thankful Hearts

Happy Fall, y'all!

It really feels like fall and while I want so desperately to jump into my own Christmas crafts and treats I'm making for others, I'm trying hard to pause and slow down to savor this fall moment. I love cold weather and wet leaves (when they stay OUTSIDE!) and warm fires and the spicy scents of woodsmoke and pumpkin bread. Yum! I'm so very thankful to be able to be near my family and include them in my children's lives. I'm especially thankful to be able to do what I love...raise my family and make things. And I'm thankful you're here reading my blog!

So to celebrate, I'm going to give away a small treat to let you know how thankful I am to have you read my little ol' blog!

Aren't these just a cute bunch of trinkets? Some fun little Thanksgiving-themed bottle caps, a set of Thanksgiving Clear stamps from Studio G, 4 ft of fall colored ribbon from American crafts and some glittery gold ink from Studio G. All for the lucky winner! Just leave a comment and let me know what you're thankful for! I'll have pick a winner November 18th and send it out ASAP! Leave a comment to win!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Last Post on Halloween

I love that other people give out this:

My boys love getting all this (although they have completely forgotten all about it as of yesterday!):
The bigger Phillips Grandsons, AKA: Pikachu, Superman & Ash Ketchum before Harvest Fest