I love the designs by Graphic 45, and would love to share this video link with you. I think you'll agree, it's a gorgeous design! Wouldn't it be fun to tuck a gift card for that "hard to buy person" on your list into a card like this? They could save the card to use as a Christmas decoration each year. Check out the video to make it at: Graphic 45 card
I believe this line is called "Nutcracker Sweet."
You could tuck a photo of the grandkids with Santa in the pocket--behind that little decorated Christmas tree--and grandma and grandpa wouldn't need or want anything else!
Graphic 45 makes the project coordinate so beautifully.
The box above is an 8 x 8 inch box she is going to use to present some homemade cookies or fudge to a friend. Notice the "foody" words on the red paper. Again, this is another gift that would go on living at my house. It would make a fun holder for a small scrapbook album of the kids Christmas' over the years.
Gloria even made a card just for the Rudolph lovers!
I think I'm headed off to my craft room to see what I can put together.
Till next time, Christmas blessings to you and yours,
My friend Sandra and I decided to have a little crafty fun and make some Christmas cards. We're not sure if we're going to keep them for our own decorations or mail them out!
We made 2 identical cards, one to keep for ourself and one to share. This was a kit I bought from QVC...it's by Anna Griffin, who can do no wrong.
The designs included plain cards and envelopes, background papers, the designs such as Stocking, santa, snowman, etc, stickers and some of the ribbons. I had a few ribbons of my own to include, such as the red/green plaid. Also included are the verses written on inserts for the inside of the card.
They're very easy and fun to do. All you need to add is the tape runner.
There's our boy, Rudy! Smack in the middle of all the fun. It was a fun activity to share with my friend Sandra (on the right, in the black/ivory/gold sweater). That's me on the left in the red sweater, in my craft room.
We had a chicken salad lunch and spent the day together. Next time let's put on the Christmas music, ok Sandra?!
Please also read my previous post for a give away.
'Till next time, may all your days be merry and bright!
I cleaned out the drawer where I keep my Christmas books and magazines, and I discovered a few duplicates which I would like to give away.
The first give-away consists of 2 magazines: the November-December 2010 issue of Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemade (I miss that magazine, do you?). It has about 60 recipes, from cocktails, appetizers, mains, sides, and of course, sweets. And of course, it has the gorgeous photos and time-saving tips Sandra is known for. The second magazine is the November-December 2009 issue of Southern Lady magazine. It only has about 18 recipes, but I think you'll agree the beautiful ads in the magazine are even fun. There are several tablescapes featured, including a darling one set for the children.
The second give-away is the book "The Farm Chicks Christmas." If you love vintage 1950's, you'll really enjoy this book. Serena Thompson--perhaps you remember her from Country Living magazine--takes you to her home decorated for Christmas and the homes of 3 of her friends. While she does include some recipes, this is not a cookbook. I guess they call it a "lifestyle" book. It has vintage decorating and craft ideas. I've included a few photos below to show you some interior pages.
If you would like to be included in the drawing for these 2 give-aways, you need to do 2 things: leave me a comment and tell me about one of your favorite Christmas blogs or websites (mine and yours excluded!) and leave me your email address. I'll leave the give-away open for comments until December 1, so spread the word. I'll have another post for November "Rudy Day" Saturday or Sunday. Thanks for stopping by, and may you and yours be blessed this Christmas season. Till next time! Mary
Organized Christmas will be starting their Cristmas countdown on Sunday, October 21. (It's actually 67 days from today!) You'll want to bookmark or subscribe to their page. It will help you get your holiday season under control!
I haven't done anything Christmasy in awhile, so I thought I would post a little Christmas quilt show for you! Who can resist these happy penguins?!
I love reindeer, too. Here are some of Rudy's cute relatives!
Marla made all of us a red and white pincushion last Christmas. She was influenced by the red and white quilt exhibit in New York City during the year. Lucky Marla even got to see it! She said it was incredible.
Here's Pam and her Elm Creek quilt.
Cute Santas, and the quilt below is called "Snowbound" by Gerry Kimmel of Red Wagon.
A Christmas tree made of green scrappy squares.
A Christmas sampler
This quilt is one of my projects. It's called "Christmas Lights" and was done as a Bonnie Hunter mystery project. See her wonderful website at www.quiltville.com.
I hope you enjoyed my little Christmas quilt show. It's also time for you to check out http://100daystochristmas.com to get started on your Christmas plans.
Till next time, Christmas blessings to you and yours,
Did you catch Christmas in July on QVC today? I couldn't resist the Jim Shore Sleigh Basket with 4 ornaments. I have a few other Jim Shore items--the nativity and 3 angels. As a quilter, I just love his stuff! So this will be featured in my Christmas decorations this year.
If you're looking for an easy project to whip up for a gift or for yourself, how about a nice tablerunner? This one was easy, very Christmasy, and simple enough that whatever I put on it will be the centerpoint.
And for some reason, I haven't put up my little Dept. 56 Christmas Village in awhile, so it was fun to bring it out this past December. I love my little white birch trees, but I think I'd like to add some evergreen trees this year.
They had the cutest snowman cookie jar for sale on QVC today, but I'm holding out for one that looks like a gingerbread house. This one was available last year at Dillards and Target. I wonder if I'll be able to find something similar this year?!
I hope you're enjoying your Christmas in July. I've really enjoyed reading some of the Christmas blogs out there. You all are so creative! (I need to drink more frozen lemonade so I can save the tops to make ornaments!)
Till next time, Christmas blessings to you and yours!
I have been married for 44 years to my high school sweetheart. We have 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, and 2 grandchildren. Oh, and a big grey Maine Coon cat named Dusty. I work as an administrative assistant at a church, and love quilting, scrapbooking, baking and celebrating Christmas! I hope you'll enjoy having a look-see at the things that interest me. Visit my blogs at http://rudydaynews.blogspot.com and http://scraps-and-quilts.blogspot.com .