Thursday, December 19, 2013

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Baby, It's Cold Outside!  And I mean that QUITE literally!  It was 14 degrees here today, and the forecast is for the numbers to drop well below zero by Sunday!  Living in Minnesota is definitely fun, but you have to expect snow and cold weather.  We had best start pulling out our long underwear, and turn up the heater in the house......cuz, Baby It's Cold Outside!
I made this card following the guidelines for a few specific challenges this week.  I want to share it in all these challenges, and I will cross my fingers to hope for a little "Christmas win" for myself.  And if I don't win, I had fun making my card and playing along anyway!
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - BLING IT ON!!  To make my card BLING, I used glitter on the window pane, and some tiny gems by the stars.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - STAMP OUT 2014 - I used stamps for the girl image, and the sentiment image.

City Crafter Challenge Blog - CHALLENGE #190 - JINGLE BELLS

Word Art Wednesdays Challenge Blog - CHALLENGE #111 - ANYTHING GOES

My Craft Spot - CHALLENGE #122 - WRAP IT UP!
I don't know how man more blog posts and projects I will get done before Christmas, so just in case I'm not back before the holidays are over, Merry Christmas to everyone!  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  He is the true gift of Christmas, and I hope that if you haven't received this priceless gift, that you will accept the greatest gift ever given - ETERNAL LIFE through Jesus Christ.  Merry Christmas to all, and a Happy New Year as well.  God bless you all.

Friday, December 13, 2013

A Holiday Gift

I've sure seen some amazing holiday gifts on people's blogs this week.  I had to make a gift for a church event (it had to be home-made) so I started with a kraft paper six-pack that I decorated and filled with lots of candy and treats.  I took some old Starbucks bottles and filled them with candy and tied on ribbons and baker's twine.  I also added pretzel sticks rolled in white chocolate and crushed candy canes, some coffee, and mints. I decorated the kraft paper six-pack with pattern papers and embellishments.  It was a lot of work, but it turned out sweet and it went over really well at my church party.
These are the challenges I found where I can share my hand-made holiday gift:
The Kraft Journal Challenge Blog - Challenge #150 - Holiday Gifts - I used a kraft paper six-pack and covered it with pattern papers, and also used seam binding (found at The Kraft Outlet)
My Craft Spot - Challenge #121 - Christmas Gifts for Neighbors and Friends - I loved making this six-pack gift holder to use as a gift
Little Scrap Pieces - Friday Linky Party - Christmas Magic & Fun
V's Sweet Ideas Challenge - Challenge #18 - Holiday/Christmas Theme
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Wednesday Challenge:  Simon Says Snow - You can see the snowman peeking through, and there's also a snow-covered cottage on the front, and lots of other "snowy elements" on my project.
I am so thankful to have you stop by my blog, and I would love to hear your thoughts on my project. 
God bless you!