Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Gingerbread Man

One thing that I just love about Christmas time is making cookies.  I love that smell when there are cookies baking in the oven, and one of my most favorites is the smell (and taste) of gingerbread man cookies.  Gingerbread smells so good, and I also love to decorate them with cinnamon red hots and icing.  So, when I saw the challenge this week at My Craft Spot calling for shaped Christmas cards, I knew that I wanted to make a Gingerbread Man shaped card.  I used some kraft paper and decorated him using some little red berries I got at Michaels last year, some baker twine, a button, and then drew on his eyes and smile with a black Sharpie.  He is small and fits into my small sized envelope.  I used a Making Memories rub-on for the Merry Christmas sentiment.  I used a sharpie to draw the outline around the border.
I am going to enter this Gingerbread Man card in a few challenges, including the one at My Craft Spot.  Here are the links:
 
My Craft Spot by Kimberly - Challenge #119 - Christmas Shape Cards
 
Word Art Wednesdays - Challenge #108 - Anything Goes - also sponsored by My Craft Spot
 
Twist of Faith Card Challenges - Challenge #65 - Use Three Colors - I used brown/kraft, red and green

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
 
Thanks for stopping by, and please leave a comment.  I'd love to hear your thoughts.
 
Sierra

Monday, November 25, 2013

Let It Snow!

I have seen a few light flurries here and there, but I know that the snow is going to fall (in heavy loads) before too terribly long here in Minnesota.  I absolutely love the snow - the kids can play outside on nice days, we can go skiing, snowmobiling and sledding.  For me, it's one of the things that really makes Christmas special.
I had these older Jolly by Golly supplies from Cosmo Cricket, and I wanted some inspiration.  So, I went to Pinterest and found a sweet card that I followed somewhat.  I used the pattern papers and chipboard from this line, some sequins, buttons, jute, ribbon, and frosty Stickles.  I stitched the edge with my sewing machine.  I've seen other crafters do this, and I really like how it looks.  I had never thought of sewing on paper, but everyone else seems to be doing it.  And.....that frame!  I don't know what the person who originally came up with this idea used, but as for me, I had to make it myself.  I traced some scalloped paper onto cardboard to make it just the right size, then traced that again onto cream cardstock and layered it up for dimension.  It was a lot of fussy cutting, but it works.  I like how it turned out.
 
I'm going to enter some challenges, too!
 
Little Scrap Pieces Challenge Blog - Friday Linky Party - Let It Snow!
 
Word Art Wednesdays - Challenge #107 - Anything Goes

Pile It On Challenge Blog - Challenge #47 - Non-Traditional Christmas - I like using different colors sometimes - Mix it up!
 
I guess I'm going to get busy getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas before the snow really does begin to fall, and I get stuck indoors (LOL).  I am still hoping to grow my blog, and if you will be so kind as to follow my blog, I will also follow yours.  I am grateful for any constructive (and kind or helpful) criticisms.  I want to improve, and I enjoy learning from others.
 
Have a nice day!
 
Sierra
 
 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Harvest Time Card

I really love this time of year.  The leaves are changing, the air is crisp and cool, I get to watch lots of football, and it's getting closer and closer to Christmas.  Hurray!  But for today, I wanted to share a Harvest Time card that I made.  I used some older Chatterbox pattern paper, a doily, some hemp cord, some velvet trim, a Tim Holtz Adage Ticket, a wooden Harvest plaque (from my stash), and some machine stitching.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges that I found where it would fit!
 
V's Sweet Ideas Challenge Blog - Challenge #17 - Color Challenge (Using red, gold, sage green and brown)
 
The Kraft Journal Challenge Blog - Challenge #145 - "Harvest Time" - I used hemp cord, a Tim Holtz Adage Ticket, and kraft paper for this card (all available at their fun store - which I LOVE)

Word Art Wednesdays Challenge - Challenge #105 - Anything Goes (I didn't use the scripture this time)

Twist of Faith Challenge Blog - Challenge #62 - "In Remembrance" - I shared this card because it is being sent to my cousin to remind her of all our fun Autumn days spent together when we were young

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Wednesday Challenge - "Keep It Clean and Simple"
 
It's so nice to have you stop by my blog and I thank you for your comments, and if you would be SO kind as to follow my blog, I will also follow YOUR blog.  That would be great.
 
Sierra

A Harvest Tag

I like to make tags because I can give them to friends to use as bookmarks.  I made some for the friends in my Bible study group, and they all love them and use them in their Bible Study handbooks, which made me feel really good.  So, I made this Autumn/Harvest Tag yesterday and put some beautiful Autumn leaves on it.
 
 
I'm entering this card in the following challenges that I found where it would fit!  Feel free to let me know if you can think of any other challenges where I can share this week.  I don't know of a lot of different challenges.  I tend to copy some of the same challenges that my "blog friends" enter.  LOL

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog - Challenge #172 - "Tag It!"

Eureka Digital Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #64 - "Fall Leaves or Feathers" - I used leaves!
 
V's Sweet Ideas Challenge Blog - Challenge #17 - Color Challenge (Using red, gold, sage green and brown)
 
The Kraft Journal Challenge Blog - Challenge #145 - "Harvest Time" - I used some natural hemp cord and a Grungy Prim Tag (which are both available at their fun store The Kraft Outlet - which I LOVE)

Word Art Wednesdays Challenge - Challenge #105 - Anything Goes (I didn't use the scripture on this project, and hope that's OK)
 
It's so nice to have you stop by my blog and I thank you for your comments, and if you would be SO kind as to follow my blog, I will also follow YOUR blog.  That would be great.
 
Sierra