Sunday, November 25, 2012

The piece by piece project for November

I purchased a remnant of burlap a while back because the price was right. I didn't have any particular plans for it, just knew I had to have it! One of those impulse/hoarder purchases!! Well one day I was flipping through a magazine and saw a advent calendar using burlap and of course my mojo started to churn! I love working with burlap as it can be so versatile. You can jazz it up with bling or leave it natural for that country look. My wall hanging is a bit of both. I jazzed it up with some beautiful laces from the piece by piece etsy store. Bev has such gorgeous laces at her store and I knew they would be perfect for this project. Another thing that I love about this wall hanging is I can change it up, rearrange the banners, add more and even change the pictures. It will grow and change with my family. Thanks for stopping by and go check out

Friday, November 23, 2012

Handmade Holiday Card Blog Hop

I am so excited to be part of this Handmade Holiday blog hop along with some very talented ladies. Make sure you follow along so you can see some amazing homemade cards and enter to win some blog candy cuz we all like candy, right? I will post all the links to each of the blogs at the end of this post.

I decided to make my Holiday card tone on tone with a pop of color and what a better color than white. It reminds me of winter and snow. Now it never snows here in southern Arizona, but one can dream… ya know like the song “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas”. Well I am really dreaming!

Ok so here is what I used for this Winter Snowflake card

Card base is 4.5 x 5.5 inch
Glitter cardstock 4.25 x 5.25 inch
White cardstock 4 x 5 inch embossed using a Tim Holtz Snowflake embossing folder.
Glitter cardstock strip 4 x ¾ inch
Sliver snowflake from Michaels
Recollection covered button from Michaels

The card is simple but elegant. I love the glitter of the back ground, the glitter strip and the snowflake, looks just like the real thing to me! Hope you enjoyed the hop so far, maybe even got a little inspiration.  

Now if you follow my blog and leave a comment I will enter you in a little blog candy. Here is a picture of the items I will be sending to the lucky winner! Thanks again and Happy Holidays… Don’t forget to follow along to the next post!