Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wreath with Nestabilities!

I am almost done with my Christmas cards for this year. The goal is always to have them mailed out by the end of the first week of December. I think I will make it! I only have about 15-20 more to make. This year, I didn't mass produce one design. Instead, I'm making 6-8 of various designs as I try to use every Christmas stamp set that I have. A few were still left out, and they are going to go in a giveaway pile. If I have not inked them up in 3+ years, I think it's time to say goodbye to them!

This card is very simple. I used my Scalloped Circle Nesties and the Inverted Scalloped Circle Nesties to make a wreath. Then I ran it through with the Evergreen embossing folder by Sizzix. I love how it turned out! The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday. The ribbon is from my pile - I really have to start using ribbon to get rid of my huge collection!

Here is a closer photo of the wreath:

I'm off to pick up Carter from school and run Justin to the doc for allergy tests. Let's hope for good results! I always get antsy before a testing appointment. So hard not to get my hopes up that the results will be negative at last. Maybe this year?? Probably not, though...

I hope you are all knocking things off your to-do lists in preparation for this crazy time of year! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cutest Baby Favors

These are little favor boxes that I made for my cousin's baby shower back in the Spring. They are too cute and I wish I had a side view so you could see the little box compartment that is in the middle. The template was purchased from Creations by AR and had me wishing I owned a Cricut! I hand-cut a huge number of these, then assembled them and shipped them off to my mom for the shower. I didn't even get to attend :(

So I realize I might not even have any readers left out there after being gone for the entire month of November. BUT, there are a ton of Christmas cards waiting to be posted, and I will start them on December 1st. My shopping is almost complete, and my list is made for teachers and all the "extra" people we have to thank at this time of year. Lots of Ghirardelli squares and Nuggets are hiding in my craft room waiting to be put to use. Hopefully I don't eat more than a few of them and negate all the work I've put in at the gym this year!

I hope you have all had a wonderful Thanksgiving season and are ready for the end of year marathon of celebrations. Thanks for looking!