Monday, December 19, 2011

Fun last minute HANDMADE gift!

I was inspired by THIS POST by Hidie Boos to make a few last minute gifts for a few friends. They are simple but pretty darn cute! I am always looking for Christmas frames for the girls' Santa pictures, and this one makes it super easy to throw this years picture right in!

 I bought the giant clothespin in the wood section at my local crafts store. I had hubby take them apart and spray them with white spray paint (shat is he doing anyways while I am running around like crazy trying to get Christmas done!! ;-) I adhered scraps of Holly Berry DSP on the front side and tied the ribbon. I created the Christmas 2011 by using the Christmas on the elf stamp from Kidoodles and the 2011 was then stamped using the Calender Numbers.


I couldn't leave it alone... I had to make a little scrapbook page for it! Again, scraps! I am out of almost all  my Christmas paper as well as red and green from my stacks!! Yikes!
 I adore this little guy! He is from Kiddoodles as well. I used a blender pen and Real red, Garden Green, Lucky Limeade and Pretty in Pink. Now, do you see the SPARKLE! Well, I used Dazzling Details on his hat and Dazzling Details Cherry Cobbler on his coat. Yes, that's right! New Dazzling Details in the upcoming Occasions Catalog! It goes on like glitter glue, but dried like pure glitter. Fabulous! And the tip is very fine, so it's very easy to do it right! Tiny Tag, Rhinestone, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Larch Scallop Punch and the paper piercer helped to make the rest of the tag.

And here is mine with this years picture!


Take a look at our visit with Santa!!  One of these things is not like the other... LOL!
 Is she crying because she knows she's on the naughty list???? Probably! LOL!

This project qualified for several challenges! Iam  never able to do that!

Color Q, which I missed the deadline-BOO!
 Paper Pal Arts
Inkspirations- Christmas Projects (Their last challenge by the way! Ladies!?!?! I'm so so so so sad! :-()

I did several scrapbook pages yesterday, but am saving them for other days this week! One might just be my most favorite layout of all time. Seriously! You need to stop back by later this week! It's pretty OVER THE TOP!!!
Hope your having a relaxing week before Christmas! (I'm not!!) Thanks for stopping by!!

7 comments:

  1. Cute, cute, cute!! Loving this, Erica! (And the scrapbook page with Santa?? Ummmmm...ADORABLE!!) Thank you for being so sweet to leave a link back to my blog and like I said before, I am super flattered that you were inspired by my project. Thank you for always sharing your beautiful creations with us. Merry Christmas to you and your family!! (P.S. This week isn't looking so relaxing for me, either, but I hope to be able to enjoy Christmas once it's here!)

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  2. Well, the whole project is cute, but the PICTURE....oh my goodness. What a memory that will be!!! Precious!

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  3. What an AWESOME idea! I'm going on the hunt for those clips tomorrow!!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  4. How clever of you to use this sketch as a scrapbook page layout! And that picture is so precious! What a fabulous memory to capture!

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  5. Love this layout and that cute elf with the sparkly jacket is great. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

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  6. Totally adorable project! The giant clothespin is fabulous as is the layout with the added picture. Thanks for joining us in our last Inkspirations challenge :)

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  7. Love this little layout! It would make a perfect gift for grandparents! Your elf is so sweet and I love the picture with Santa!

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