Saturday, October 27, 2012

Have a holly jolly day today....

Well, it is the most gorgeous fall what better way to celebrate the season change?  Well make Christmas crafts of course!  I joined a swap at and it is a fun one!  We are to each me a tag or display for a dangle charm that represents a holiday song.  My choice was "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas.  The darn thing has been stuck in my head ever since I signed  So here's the bead and charm supplies I have pulled together, plus the digital pieces I have made for the song...well wish me luck, I'm off to create...

And here's to all of you having
a Holly Jolly day today!

Have fun creating

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Recipe Cards for Swap

I was excited to join a Thanksgiving recipe card swap at "Creating the Crafty", a ning site that is one of the very best places to inspire and share your crafty projects.  But what was I thinking???? My husband is the "chef" in our family, I usually stick to old time favorites.  I mean I make a great, and I mean great, mac and cheese.  Really, it has 2 full sticks of butter and of course about 2 lbs of cheese...  Of course vegetables and basic meat dishes, but mostly just good old fashioned stand bys.  But when it comes to your talking! At our house on Thanksgiving....I will probably make at least 6 to 8 different appetizers to have on the table before during and after the main meal....I just love the variety.  Okay, for someone who doesn't like to cook...these are two of my favorite favorite "appetizers".  So of course now it was just a matter of making a cute format to showcase them for this fun swap....yikes...the pressure!  So anywho, here's what I came up with...

I used some beautiful graphics from The Graphics Fairy , did a little work on Photoshop to color and crop it, add a distressed print background and then just typed my recipes.  Whew...if you think Pinterest can eat up your time, stirring your imagination...try playing on photoshop....teehee.

The Petaloo flowers are from MBTreasurita .  I just added a little Stickles here and there, some K & Co. borders cut up to make some embellishments and then a little bling. 

But don't let the sparkle and artwork fool you...these recipes are rib sticking, lick lipping good

 Hope you enjoy! 

Have fun scrapping!