Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Teacher Gifties

We have 3 teachers to give a big thanks to, so we are big on creative-and-thoughtful-on-the-cheap.
I made these cups and the boys made cookies to fill them with and we tucked a $5 coffee card inside. I debated on giving more, but then realized that if every kid gave a coffee card (and most will) then there is no way they'd be able to use them all up in a year. Oh, to have that problem!!
I used Dixie hot cups and some scrap Christmas paper. I used Scor-pal tape to secure the paper on the weird foam cups (no Styrofoam here in Portland-not sure what it used in it's place.) I glued a layered tag on the lid then embellished the cup with a ribbon and glitter snowflake. I glittered the snowflake with ultra fine glitter and Mod Podge. I LOVE the little snowflakes with the buttons. Very cute!
Enjoy the last 9 days of Christmas!

Tree of Joy

I wanted to share one of my favorite things during the Christmas season. My boys have so many ornaments that they get their own tree. And being very short on room in a home of 5 people in a 3 bedroom ranch house, we gave them a tree at the end of the hall.
This will be the last year for this tree. It's too small and can't hold all the ornaments and it's only 2 years old. I've told the hubby that we're on the hunt for an after-Christmas sale 6 foot skinny tree. I don't want to spend more than $20 so hopefully I'll find my bargain. If I don't I'll look in the "off season". :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Bazaar goodies

I've been busy making things to sell at my church's Holiday Bazaar. Here are the few note pads and matching cards I made to sell. I also had about 20 bags of home-made dry dip mix and various gift card bags made up from last year-but I didn't get a photo. A few little suitcases made from altoid tins.

Hope you're busy with Holiday Crafts and celebrations!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas 2 Class

I made the cards for this last class over the weekend. I was pressed for time and so I didn't get a high quality photo, but for those of you who have ordered sight-unseen, I thought you'd want to see what you're making. 3 Cards made with My Mind's Eye paper on shimmery card stock. 2 Cards have rub-ons and the 3rd has a snowflake medallion. The "Happy Holidays" card is a gate fold with a band and the other 2 are traditional cards.
It is so bitterly cold here in Oregon, so bundle up and stay warm.
Today's high: 30!

Friday, December 4, 2009

More Advent Calendars

I made another and I think I'll stop are two photos of the last one made this year. I used SEI paper and chipboard accents, and mixed in a few K Company numbers and a few things homemades as well.

Cards for the last class of the year to be posted tomorrow/late tonight. Drop me a line and let me know what you think!