Countdown to Christmas- Day 8

Good morning everyone!  Today is my day to post on the Webster’s Pages Facebook page, and I have a fun Christmas project to share with you.  It’s my holiday Noel frame.

The frame is a metal sign I found on clearance at my local craft store.

I covered the raised inside area with striped paper and then made 4 rectangular layered pieces to fit that area.  Each rectangle was machine stitched and raised on pop dots for dimension.  I added lots and lots of embellishments to each piece and one letter of the word NOEL.

The Noel letters were cream chipboard alphas that I inked green and outlined in brown pen.  Added a Noel rub-on to the letter N.  Fancy cut elements from the patterned paper and the designer vellum to layer over the bases.  Also used pieces from the Fabric Fancies and Journaling Cards for embellishment. And don’t you just love that Santa?  He comes from some older Webster’s rub-ons from their Winter Wonderland Collection.

Webster’s Supplies:

Patterned Paper:Christmas Sky, Wish Upon a Star, and Oh Christmas Tree from the Home for the Holidays Collection.
Swan’s Lake, Snow Tips, and My Promise from the Winter’s Wing Collection
Vellum: Home for the Holidays
Die-Cut Shapes Stickers: Home for the Holidays
Fabric Fancies…: Home for the Holidays
Journaling Cards: Nature’s Storybook Days of the Week Cards
Rub-Ons: Winter Wonderland
Trim: Nature’s Green from the Botanical Trim Collection and Natural Trim from the Elegant Trim Collection

I also used some old metals charms from Making Memories, dimension snowflake stickers from Jolee’s, a metal paper clip from Carolee’s, clear gems, and some mini jingle bells.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my holiday countdown project.  I’ll see you all tomorrow.


Sketch This #69

Hello everyone! What a busy week this has been. It’s hard to believe it has almost slipped away on me without my having a chance to share my card for the Sketch This blog this week. And this week’s sketch is such a great one, I can’t let that happen. So without further ado, here is sketch #69.

And here is my card.

This card makes me happy. So simple, but just plain fun. I used some definition cardstock stickers from 7Gypsies, several colors of cardstock, a touch of ribbon and hand-stitching, and two more cute die-cuts from Carolee’s that have been in my stash for years. I opted to leave the sentiment off, which is one of the great thing about sketches….just use as little or as much of them as you wish.

It feels so good to go into my old stash and finally use some of those piled up products. I’ve now made two cards with those die-cuts that make me smile, and I’ve still got some left. Thought I would do another giveaway for these little remaining cuties.

If you are interested, just leave me a comment and I will do a random drawing over the weekend for a winner. I’d love for them to bring a smile to someone else’s face!

It was awesome to see so many of you at our first live chat at inspireME last night! I have to say that it was my first live chat, and I was really amazed at how many people participated and at how FAST that message screen moved!! I had no idea it would be like that! I didn’t get to say much because I was so busy trying to read the screen and keep up with everyone. I’ve made a little mental note to WEAR MY GLASSES NEXT TIME. But it was definitely fun and exciting, and the best part of all is that I’ve got some great news to share with you all. Tomorrow…

I’m such a tease!

Sketch This #68

Hey everyone!  Happy Tuesday to you!  I don’t know about you all, but I’m in a pretty good mood right now.  I’ve just come home from shopping and lunch out with Glammie.  Nothing like a little retail therapy to cure all that ails you, right?  And we even managed to find a few sales, and that makes things even better.  Needed to find some pants for Peter, as now that the weather is getting cooler in the morning, we’re starting to think about pants again.  Went through his dresser and discovered he was down to one pair of khakis and one pair of jeans that still fits.  That’s just not going to cut it.  We found a couple of jeans on sale for him and now I’ve just got to try to twist his arm to try them on, which is a whole other struggle in itself.  Also found a couple of clearance shorts, so snagged those up, too.  Found one small thing for Nik, and picked up a little something for myself while we were at it.  I am SO excited about my little find……..but I’m not going to tell you all yet.  The thing that we found leads into other things that are needed to complete the whole look… know how that goes. (I need to stay away from Pottery Barn).  Glammie and I decided that we can try to make this project ourselves, and that’s what we are going to work on this afternoon when Nik gets home.  Hopefully I can show you all tomorrow!!  Tee hee!  I’m practically giddy.  Hope it turns out half as cute as the display at Pottery Barn.

But before I go get Nik, I want to share my card for the Sketch This blog this week.  Sketch #68.

So cute, isn’t it?  Here is my card.

I’m sure you all are not in the least bit surprised to see a Halloween card, are you?  I’ve got Halloween on the brain.  It just makes me happy, and……..I used up some old, old scraps for this so I feel thrifty, too boot.  The paper is from Reminisce and KI, and that spider……my gosh is he ever OLD.  It’s from a die-cut sheet from Carolee’s that my friend Kathie gave me years ago.  Feels good to use it finally.  I did some machine stitching around each piece of paper, and gave the spider a hand-stitched web.  I free-handed a little speech bubble and stamped the greeting with my tiny Hero Arts alphabet stamps.  I always feel good when I break out my stamps, too.  Yup….it’s a feel good kind of day.

Time for me to get started on that new project.  Wish me luck!

Have a great day everyone!