Saturday, December 18, 2010

One week to Christmas!

Smiley from

Can you believe it is almost Christmas?  I have been so busy this past week or so that I don't know if I'm coming or going!  We got our tree up, and I've done some shopping, and got my Christmas cards out in the mail!  Whew!  I usually am a scrooge when it comes to a tree, my shopping is always done at the last minute...and *gasp* some years I don't even send cards.
So I say I am in good shape this year!  Smiley from

Last weekend was my sisters' gathering for our annual dinner and exchange.  The four of us go out to eat, then come back to my 2nd sister's house for dessert and presents.  We always have a super time and it is a special evening because it is just the four sisters.  This year I made them picture frames using a retired Decor Element "Dasher".  These used to be a hostess choice and I have been collecting them for awhile, so I would have enough to make them for presents.  They were all received well, and I think they turned out pretty good!  They were such fun to make and so easy! 

Look closely and you will see the rhinestones in the swirls of the antlers.  These are Stampin' Up!'s clear rhinestones colored with a red Sharpie marker!  Now you can have bling in any color you like!

Of course I had to make special gift tags, so I used my Top Note die for Mr. Big Shot, and some Crumb Cake cardstock and ink, some crochet trim, and our glass glitter.  How fun is this?

The red hanger isn't ribbon like you would imagine, but our new product which is in the Holiday Mini, called "seam binding".  Ask me if I Smiley from this stuff!

Here is a close-up of one of the tags.  I wish I had ordered some of the champagne glass glitter, since that color would have fit more in the "vintage" color scheme of the tag, but the silver didn't look too bad.

Wish I were disciplined enough with my time to actually make all my Christmas gifts.  I love doing this!  But of course, that would mean staying off the internet and curtailing my blog-surfing.  How would I survive not knowing what was going on out in Blogland?

Smiley from


  1. LOVE the gifts and the tags are to die for!!!!!! You are AWESOME!!!!

    Lisa C.

  2. Beautiful Kathy! I will tuck this idea away for future use! You are the BEST!~~Christy

  3. They turned out great Kathy :)