Thursday, December 13, 2012

A gift wrapping tutorial

I'm not good at using wrapping papers. Whenever I get to the corners, my folds get messy! So, for years, I have used bags to give gifts for any occasion. With time, I have learned to dress up the bags with pretty tags and more, but I have always wished I could make the packages prettier... why? Simply because I love it when I get pretty packages! So, this year, I'm venturing into creating giftwraps of my own for Christmas.


I even made up a tutorial for it! Check it out here :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Farm Girl Tidbits Winner

Brenda Smith said...
Omy cuteness!!! I love the fabric and the sewing with the little girl. Perfection!
3:42 PM
 
Congrats Brenda!
Please contact jon.f@octoberafternoon.com within 30 days from today with your name, physical shipping address, and don't forget to mention that you won on my blog.
Thanks everyone for playing along!
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Monday, December 10, 2012

Glitz for December


Hi everyone, Mou here with today's post! I have three projects for you: one layout, a card and a tag... all about the Holidays.
Here's my layout about getting ready for  Christmas.









 
Here's a card and a gift tag.
 



Supplies:
Layout
Joyeux Noel Motif 12x12 paper
Joyeux Noel Santa 12x12 paper
Joyeux Noel Polka 12x12 paper
Joyeux Noel Whatnots
Joyeux Noel Paper Layers
 
Card
Joyeux Noel Motif 12x12 paper
Joyeux Noel Polka12x12 paper
Joyeux Noel Floral 12x12 paper
Joyeux Noel Stripe 12x12 paper
Joyeux Noel Title Stickers
Joyeux Noel Giant Rhinestones

Tag
Joyeux Noel Motif 12x12 paper
Joyeux Noel Giant Rhinestones
Joyeux Noel Layered Stickers
Joyeux Noel Title Stickers

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

October Afternoon Farm Girl Blog Hop


Welcome to the October Afternoon Farm Girl Blog hop!
What can I say about Farm Girl? It's fresh, fun, and versatile! Check the entire collection out yourself and decide.
Let me share with you a card I made with the elements from this collection...


and a closer look at some of the details...


 
Do you want an element from this fun and fab collection? How about some Tidbits?
 
Product # DC200
 
Product # DC200

To win ONE pack of Farm Girl Tidbits, all you have to do is leave a comment to this post by 12/11. I'll pick one comment randomly and post the winner here on 12/12.

Hop on over to Marcy Penner's blog for more inspiration and a chance to win some more goodies.

Happy hopping and good luck to you all!

Winner of CK Babies & Toddlers SIP

Bloggerphotochic said...
Cute page! Would love to have this issue!
9:39 AM

 
Congrats! Please email me your address at mou_s51@yahoo.com by 12/11 and CK will send you your prize. If I don't hear from you by 12/11, unfortunately you'll have to forfeit your prize.
Thanks everyone for playing along!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

An Advent Calendar Tutorial























with October Afternoon Make It Merry collection... check the details at OA Blog!

 

Monday, December 03, 2012

December 'Take the Challenge' with Mou

I have started a challenge series over at the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft blog. I think you might enjoy participating in this challenge. I'll be posting the challenges here on my blog, but to win prizes you'll need to link you creations in your comments on the Design Memory Crafts blog to my challenge post.
Today, I have a challenge for you. I feel that creative challenges help us experiment and learn new things. Challenges can help us get unstuck from creative ruts. They can also inspire us to create in ways we would not have thought of otherwise. So, I decided to take a few creative challenges myself and thought you might like to play along.
Every month, on the first Monday, I'll post a challenge and my take on it. You'll have 12 days to take this on. Leave a comment to the challenge post with a link to your creation based on that challenge. The following Monday, we will pick TWO winners randomly from among the readers who participated in that week's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.
Today's challenge is themed: Christmas Greetings!
Hard to believe that 2012 is already coming to an end and it's time for the Holidays! And Holidays means gifts, greetings, and more... So, here's my Christmas greeting for you all!

 
For this card, I used:
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Paper Crafter Crayons:
RED/YELLOW (#770520)
BLUE/GREEN (#770521)
NEUTRAL (#770522)
and kraft and white cardstock, embossing folder, sewing machine, sand paper, needle, thread, and red beads.
 
Let me show you the steps.
1. Color white cardstock with Red/Yellow Paper Crafter Crayons
 
2. Emboss the piece and sand it.
 
3. Color another piece of white cardstock with Blue/Green Paper Crafter Crayons.
 
4. Draw and cut out holly leaves from it.
 
5. Attach the pieces to card and stitch. Add beads.
6. Write sentiment 'Merry' with Stamper's Big White Pen.
 
7. Add highlights with Neutral Paper Crafter Crayons to finish card.





 
 And here's a close up:
 

Don't forget to share your clallenge creations with us...just leave a comment with link to your project image(s) by Friday, 12/14 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these

The prizes for this challenge are:

THREE packs of Mixed Media Samplers in your choices of colors!!!

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 12/17 to see if YOU won!
Hope you play along!