Beautiful gift ideas from Els at Elizabeth Craft Designs . . . check out these pics and then click on this link (http://jacquardproducts.blogspot.com/2012/12/quick-gift-ideas-with-artist-judi.html) to see the 'whole' story.
From Graphic 45's blog, I love this Christmas Tree . . . you could use any paper, even something from this year's Nutcracker Sweet!
Place the two wrong sides of the stars together and wrap the ribbon around the star ending at one end. Refer back to the main photo and tie a pretty bow. I added tulle behind the green bow for added fluff.
Here’s a side view of how the height was created by making a tiny box ‘lid’ that is glued behind and affixed to the doily.
FROSTY FUN....I mean Frosting Fun!
Removable tape (RMT)
Sugar Sprinkles plus....
Roll out the chilled sugar cookie
dough... wearing bright Christmas
colors and jingly earrings makes
the occasion extra fun:
Remove the stencil off the cookie using the hinge technique, like when you are doing the embossing paste, so your frosting won't smear:
|Now try stenciling with food coloring!|
|by Susie Tracy|
Before I leave today, I also want to share the beautiful Christmas cards given to us at Art 'n Soul; we proudly display them for all to enjoy!
|by Sam Lee|
(hand-drawn by Sam)
|by Jane Townsend|
beautifully embossed and colored
|by Cindy Sharp|
the base card is die cut with all of these beautiful
Christmas images and a white card liner inside
|by Elayne Catey|
the simplicity of the stamped image
and the colors are very 'chic'
|by Judy Daugherty|
(hand drawn and colored)
One last thought before signing off. All of us have been agonizingly affected by the trauma of Friday's shooting of innocent children and educators in Connecticut. Nothing in our wildest imaginations could picture a scenario that played out like this. Feeling sorrow and helpless only adds to the deep sadness and turmoil; many of us are 'card makers' and you might want to consider this. I don't know how the students and educators return to that school without the scars of December 14, but perhaps messages from us might help them work through their trauma and grief.
Hug the ones you love, family and friends! Sending hugs to all of you!