Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Cards for Mom

I make Christmas Cards for my mother-in-law to mail out each year. This year I chose a stamp set from Gina K.  I embossed the string of ornaments and used Copic markers to add color.  I think they are very simple and festive. 

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Christmas Tags

Honestly, I never usually manage to make tags for gifts, but I had several extra images from my River Birch ornaments in my last post. I die cut the tags, added a line of Washi Tape for some tags, and a sentiment on others.  I glued the extra Christmas images and completed the task in a couple of hours. If only my Christmas gift list and shopping were that easy.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Christmas Ornaments

We had a huge River Birch tree that we planted the first year in our current home. It came down during a Wind Burst this summer. We really miss the shade and cozy feeling in our back yard. I decided to cut slices of some of the smaller branches and make rustic Christmas ornaments. 

I sanded and sealed the slices. Then, I stamped some of my favorite Christmas images, colored them with copic markers, and fussy cut them. I glued the images and applied several coats of Mod Podge. I added an eye hook in the top of each slice to catch an ornament hook and tied a bow to dress them up. Now we can still enjoy the tree in a small way.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

I'm gearing up for Christmas and made a simple scarf for a holiday gift.  I love keeping my hands busy in the evening.  To be truthful, sitting still is just not my thing and knitting is very soothing.  I think this scarf will be going to my new daughter-in-law’s mother.  She is such a sweet, strong woman.  She can’t do enough for her children and grand-children and she has a kind word for everyone.  We don’t get to see her enough, but she is moving closer very soon, so we are looking forward to catching up again over the holidays.

Back to the scarf, the pattern is Frost Point, by Sara Gresbach.  I purchased and downloaded it from at this address:

If you are a knitter and haven't joined Ravelry, you are missing out. The patterns and inspiration are seriously cool.

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