Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thirty minute gifts

I am often caught shorthanded at the holiday season.  Not this year!  I have been stockpiling some cute but fast and easy gifts .  For the directions and the products I used, check out the Creative Imaginations blog. To see a larger version of these, just click on the picture.

Since my blog post for Creative Imaginations, I have completed four more of these projects that can be used as a necklace ornament, a pin, an ornament for a tree or a pretty tie on for a bottle of wine or gift bag.  I have 3 more to go and one more shadow box frame. I'll  post those when I am done.

 What are you making this holiday season?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Scrapped my way out of Pisa (I think)

Although it has only been a little over two years since we cruised the Med with our dear friends, Jo and Bill, I am still scrapping my way through the cruise.  This past weekend, I attended a crop in St. Pete by the wonderous Dee Wishart and her Cheeky Chics scrapbook retreats.  I only took pictures from Pisa and from Athens and the Acropolis.  Unfortunately, when I sorted my papers before I left, I only took the ones I did not intend to take.  This is either old age or an inner urge to use up my stash.  I am rather pleased with the results...I only got through Pisa but there are many crops to come and hopefully I'll pack better.  Without further ado

 The above layout is the intro page to Pisa.  I like to incorporate maps and tickets etc. into my layouts.
 This is a pocket page for the pamphlets

I did another layout but it took me forever to find the picture.  My dear pal, Janet Miller and I, have such fun together and she has gotten me into so much trouble (YES! YOU HAVE!).  This layout is so us!

I am a slow scrapper but last weekend I was on fire.  Next crop...Feb and it is going to be OUTSTANDING.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

12 Days of Christmas CI, Faber-Castell and Xyron blog hop

Using a combination of products from these three companies, I created some holiday altered wine glasses.

For directions on how I made these altered wine glasses, please click HERE and be sure to visit both the Faber-Castell and the Xyron sites as well along with Creative Imaginations over the next 12 days.  Happy Crafting and Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Creative Imaginations' ATCs and my art journal

                                        Click on the images to see a larger version of each. 

For more information on the techniques I used to create these two pages for my art journal or the products I used, please click HERE!  and many thanks for looking.  All comments, either on the CI blog or here are greatly appreciated.