Thursday, November 15, 2012

I'm giving a whole new meaning to "the early bird catches the worm" this morning.  Not only am I up and functioning at 4:45am, but I'm also being productive.  Working on my blog and then heading to the scrap table to work on a paper angel for Christmas.  In fact, I'm on a roll with Christmas.

It's very rare that I make Christmas cards, but this snowflake idea has been on my mind for a while now.  And, just recently, I've discovered bridal tulle!  I'm loving that stuff.  It's so soft and pliable and adds great dimension.  I'm feeling the need to pick up a few more colors.  I just think that the little bit of tulle tucked into the snowflake gives it just that little something extra!

Well I'm off to the scrap table!  Enjoy your day and find some time to craft!

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The holiday season is here and it all begins with my daughter's birthday this Friday, the 16th.  From there on it's all a blur.  I have been trying to get some gifts made this year.  So far I've managed to get two done.  I also hope to get to some handmade ornaments.  Don't be a hater, but I could use a good snowstorm to get me in the spirit.   Nothing like the beauty of freshly fallen snow to remind me of the wonders of the season!
I've been on a roll with shadowbox frames this month.  I've completed three so far.  Here's another that I will use for a Christmas gift.  All it needs is the frame!

Have a wonderful day and get busy on those handmade presents!  Christmas will be here in the wink of eye!

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

How lucky am I?  Shari sent me one of the Pins for Points that she created for October.  And it was so gorgeous that I knew it deserved a frame.  Isn't this one of the most beautiful cards you've ever seen?  I just love it!

Trust me when I tell you that the picture does not do it justice.  It is stunning in real life.  The layers of boughs behind the angels heads adds incredible dimension.   This will certainly become a treasured Christmas decoration in our home!  Thank you again, Shari.

And remember, each month we will be posting various pins from Pinterest to jump start your mojo.  So what are you waiting for?  Come join us at

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Monday, November 5, 2012

In my best singing voice:  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere I go ...

But I am determined to honor Thanksgiving first!  I got a feeling the holidays are going to be a whirlwind this year.  I am feeling the pressure to get a few gifts made and have one finished so far.  Well, it's almost finished.  It needs to go into a 12 x 12 shadowbox frame.  I have it on order, and am just waiting for that wonderful UPS guy to deliver it!

It's for a friend that just had a baby boy.  The papers are G45 "Little Darlings" and the chipboard embellishements are from Crate Paper.  That little train just had to win a spot on the canvas!

I'm currently working on one other for Avery's Nana!  I'll post a picture of that one once it's done.  And, speaking of Avery, I'm almost done with her first year book.  I am holding two spots: one for a Thanksgiving picture and another for a Christmas picture.  Once I have those, the album will be completed.  Yay me!  It feels so good to finish a project!

Now on to BostonAreaScrapFanatics news.  We are doing "Pins for Points" again for November.  There are some great inspirational projects posted.  Check 'em out here:  And, this past Saturday was our fundraiser Crop for Cooper.  It was a small event, but we did manage to raise $500. The highpoint of the day was Cooper's visit.  What a nice kid he is!  And a miracle!  That child is walking without assistance, speaking clearly, and showing no physical handicap.  Thank you God.

Well, it's Monday and I need to get a move on.

Have a wonderful day and an even better week!

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