Sunday, December 18, 2011

A few more days

I can't believe how fast Christmas has snuck up on me. I am generally ready by mid November only leaving the last minute items for - well - last minute. This year I am truly behind. I make a calendar every year for my 96 year old Nanny and my mom. This year however I am doing 3 extras for a couple of additions to our family this year. Yeah, I have only done 2 so far.....I am also making bird feeders for my mom and allowing each child to make one. This will take me 3 days as I only have 1 container to do the shaping. Plus I have 2 more glass blocks to make along with sorting and wrapping all the gifts. This week is also crazy busy with school Christmas events, one special 5 year old's birthday and other events for the kids to wrap up the season before Christmas. I sound like I am complaining but rather just a bit overwhelmed. I know that everything will get done and it will all be wonderful! I am looking forward to one week from today - oh actually I guess yesterday now......

Merry Christmas all!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Present glass blocks

I wish I could take credit for these beautiful "gifts", but infact my cousin is the creator. I asked her if I could post them as I really thing they are beautiful. These glass blocks remind me a lot of her - a gift. It is true that you can choose your friends but not your family. Let me tell you God has blessed me with several wonderful people in my life, but this particular cousin has always had a special place in my heart. She is such a warm and wonderful person and it makes me so proud to call her family!!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Goat Cheese lighted glass block

At the Market I sold some of my crafts at I met a couple who own a Goat Cheese farm. We got chatting and they are really fun and wonderful people! I really enjoyed being next to them as it made the day a lot of fun. She asked if I could make her a block with the following saying on it. After a lot of searching I was even able to find a goat to put on top to finish it off. Thought it turned out pretty good!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

teacher gift part 3

If you want to give a gift that is consumable, why not go for a snack on the go type gift. Attach to a water bottle a individual pkg of juice crystals and a granola bar.

Monday, December 5, 2011

teacher gifts part 2

These cute little jars are so much fun and so full of ideas. You can fill with candy, or if the person you give it to has a special like (gum etc), for teachers - elastics or paper clips, stickers or erasers...

This is a super fun little hot chocolate pkg to give to a friend or teacher as well. MMMMM who wouldn't want to warm up with one of these?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Teacher gifts part 1

Have a teacher with a magnetic board? Why not make her some quick and simple magnets.

Do you have a friend who has everything and you have no idea what to get them? Then why not try this simple little tea for 2. What greater gift is there than to give the gift of time!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

glass blocks

These glass blocks are so beautiful - especially when they are all lit up. I have had a few custom orders and I am just getting started on those.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Balls

These are a couple different Christmas Tree balls that I created. Each ball has a different saying on it. I think they are super fun to make and the glitter really sparkles in the light. They are beautiful! This was probably one of the best sellers at the market I attended. They are really great for personalizing!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Advent Calendars

Here are the advent calendars that I made for my kids.. They are so excited to open them up each day - they may have a little help from our kittens (hopefully not). Good thing there is no food in them. These muffin tins are great for holding small trinkets - lego, squinkies (without the ball), and other tiny items. A friend of mine is putting chocolate in a few days, coupons from her to her kids, family activities all on little notes - what a great idea!!!!!

Please leave me a note telling me what you would put in for your child OR if you gave it as a teachers gift with the muffin mix on Day 25....... I'd love to hear your suggestions!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

glass block - lights up

Here is another light up glass block that I sold this past weekend. I love these blocks!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

hot chocolate gift idea

These are some really cute and fun teacher gift, secret santa or just a stocking stuffer. They are super fun and a heart warming gift.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Tile coasters

These are some travertine tiles that I stamped on using brown staz on and medallion and en francais stamps. They are truly beautiful!!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

These are Christmas slate tiles. You can place them on a table or hang them on the wall.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

glass bock

I am not sure if this really comes through on the computer or not, but it is such a beautiful glow and you can see the believe in silhouette.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Another market item.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

market items

Here are some other cards that I am making for the market I am going to be selling my crafts at... So scared, but hopeful!

stamp a stack

Today I went to Cara's stamp a stack and these are the beautiful cards we made. I'd love to hear what you think of them.

Monday, November 14, 2011

November's card class

These are the cards that we made at today's card class. I had a couple errors which have now been corrected, just didn't have a chance to retake the pics. Trim ribbon and fix the embossing - thank goodness for versa mark pens!!!!

October card class - yes October

October we didn't have a card class as our consultant - Cara - her son broke his arm. So Cara made these cards for each of us. So kind of her to do. I think she is pretty much one of the nicest people you will ever meet. She is very sincere, honest and loves to make cards. She is fantastic!!!!!

swap cards

I had card club yesterday and our consultant has totes upon totes of swaps and decided to sell some of them. These are a couple that I picked up....