Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Time

What a wonderful (and busy), time of year it is!  I love the holidays and everything that goes with them.  As I have said before, Halloween tends to be my favorite, but I also love Christmas!  I start decorating the day after Thanksgiving.  I haven't gotten my tree yet but I do have lights up, the Christmas village set up and lit, stockings are hanging, and the candles that are burning smell like candy canes!

This year I am making several gifts for my grand-children.  Each of the three kids will be getting a custom made banner for their respective rooms.  Each banner will have the child's name on it and will be decorated according to each child's interests and personalities.

I am so grateful to Close To My Heart for making it so much easier to make these banners.  First I purchased the banners from CTMH (item # Z1378), then I break out the fantastic CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686).  I cut the banner shapes at 7" using whatever color I need from CTMH cardstock or Background and Texture paper.

Choosing images that match the grandkids personalities has not been so easy.  My 9 year old grand-daughter is on the verge of that "tween" age.  She is not into Barbies or many toys anymore, but she does love fashion and make up.  I cut images from "Girls Make-Up Party" to satisfy that personality.  I then cut many 3-D flowers in various CTMH colors to add a little bling.

Pictures will be coming soon, I promise!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Campaign...

Don't forget to check under the Constant Campaign and Stamp of the Month tab to look at the newest campaign that is active now through January 31!

Lots of great things coming our way in 2012!