Saturday, December 31, 2011

Heritage Gift

I made this layout this past summer in commemoration of my Grandma and Grandad Zediker.  It was my first heritage layout.  I entered it in the local fair and got many comments from friends and family that knew my grandparents.  My dad really liked it, so I decided to give it to him framed for Christmas.  I love the background paper since it too reminds me of my Grandma and her leatherwork.  The Z with the rocker under it is the old family brand.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Let It Snow

I made this platter to coordinate with the candle holder that I made for a hop last month.  I am so ready for some snow.  If it's going to be under 10 degrees for nearly three weeks, I want some snow to go with the cold.  I used the following Scrapping Bug Designs files:  snowmen from Winter Wonderland, snowflake from Baby It's Cold Outside, and the title is welded from the Star Card.  I added fake snow to the bottom piece and snowflake buttons to the inexpensive platter that I picked up from Walmart.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Handmade Christmas Gift Idea Blog Hop

Blog Hop starts Saturday 12:00 am and runs til Saturday 11:59 pm central time

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Scrapping Bug Designs and Little Scraps of Heaven Designs
Handmade Christmas Gift Idea Blog Hop
We are so glad that you have decided to hop along with us. Throughout our hop we hope to inspire you with lots of ideas for creating your own handmade Christmas Gifts this year .There will be some great blog candy along the way as well as aGRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY of $100.00 in free patterns for Scrapping Bug Designs and $100.00 in free patterns for Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.

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I love snowmen, so this was the perfect excuse to do some winter projects/gifts with them.
     For my first project, I bought a six inch clear candle holder at Walmart.  I bought the bottom trim in the fabric department, and the beaded top was a Chirstmas ornament/package topper.  I used the Winter Blessings file from Scrapping Bug Designs and cut the white part of the snowmen out of vinyl.  I first tried paper, but due to the candle holder being a bit tapered at the bottom I had to switch to vinyl.  The other pieces are paper.  I used my fabric tac to adhere the paper and glue dots to hold the trims.  I added a bit of fake snow in the bottom, and now it only needs a white candle to finish it off.  This would make a great decoration for any table or shelf and could easily be kept out through January.

My second project is a winter themed shadow box.  I again used the snowman from the Winter Blessings file.  The photo mat is zig-zag stitched and sized for a 4x6 photo, and I again added some loose fake snow.  I haven't added the vinyl word to the outside glass, because I haven't decided who I'm going to give this to yet.  I wanted to wait until I find just the right photo and then add an appropriate inspirational word in vinyl.  The shadowbox is another Walmart find, since there are no craft stores within a 1.5 hour drive of me.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my projects.  If gingerbread men are more your thing, please scroll down a few posts to see an adorable gift tin filled with mini recipe book, cookie jar, and an appliqued apron.
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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Elfin Tradition

This is a layout to commemorate a tradition that my grandmother had of putting an elf on the tree for every grandchild and great grandchild.  I used the Scrapping Bug Designs "All Wrapped Up" and "Tree Farm" files.  The title is one that I made myself using SCAL and a tree from the Tree Farm file.  I added stickles for a little sparkle.  Last year, my daughter came home from her Christmas program and moved a stool in front of the Christmas tree to play on.  Thank goodness I had my camera handy to catch the cute, playful moment.  I couldn't believe this shot that I got with her elf so perfectly behind her.  I'd been saving it to scrap, and the elf file from SBD was just the motivation that I needed.  It's great to scrap such a meaningful page to pass on to my daughter so she will know the story of her elf.