Posts Tagged "christmas"

2017-Aug-06a

It’s still August, so, of course, it’s hot! I’ve been grumpy and irritable for the past week, and last night I had a talk with myself:  Gem, enough already! Work on something that would get you out of this mood! Do something that would make you smile!

Well, I took the advice and went to check on SplitcoastStampers, which is currently running its Dare to Get Dirty Challenges. Then I took out one of my most favorite designer papers, Wonderful Winter Glittered Christmas Papers by My Mind’s Eye. Sigh. Just looking at the smiling snowmen and glittery colors is making me more cheerful already…I’ve used up most of the papers, but I’ve saved all scraps (that’s when I know I really like the papers, LOL, but then, I also have papers that I couldn’t even bear to cut because I just like them so much!). Using bits and pieces, and by using the patchwork template from my post 8 years ago (wow, has it been that long already?), I put together these two cards – and yes, making these definitely lifted me out of my depressed mood. Mission accomplished!

To use the patchwork template, just print it out, cut out the pieces and use them as patterns – easy, right?

These two cards are for Dina Kowal’s and Tricia’s (T. Joy) challenges. I will update this blog post to give you the details of each challenge when the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges are done! Thank you for coming over to take a peek!

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2014-Aug-07a

The fact that this card reminds my kids of the movie Frozen was not my intention. It just evolved that way. My real intention was to combine as much challenges as I could from the Dare to Get Dirty Week at SplitcoastStampers. So, I started with this card last Monday, and every day, I would incorporate one or more challenges into this card until it was finished – I could cross out 14 challenges with this one (I think this is a record for me, LOL!). Before I continue, here is a pic of the card when opened (click on the image to make it larger): Continue reading »

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2014-July-28a

Jen’s challenge today is to use ribbon scraps – and have I got a lot of those! Ribbons from presents and packaging never gets thrown away in our house – ever! The kids know this so well that it is already automatic for them to hand me ribbons after they’re done opening presents or packages. Most of them get reused but yes, there are still scraps, and I save them all!
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2014-July-17a

This card is a remake of one I did two years ago – and I didn’t post it here (don’t ask me why – I forgot already, LOL!). I thought it was perfect for the trendy colors chosen by LeAnne ( Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Wisteria Wonder) at The Paper Players this week. At the same time, I thought that it would be nice to make it a gate fold card, which was Sabrina’s (Cook22) Challenge for Thursday at SplitcoastStampers.
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2014-July-6a

Our family’s two-week break ends today…it was nice to get away from it all (even the aches and pains I normally feel on my neck and shoulders are better!), and come back refreshed, invigorated, ready to get back to paper crafting again! I checked out yesterday’s Inspiration Challenge and Audrie chose this beautiful Pinterest site by DeeDee J, Button Crafts. What an overload of eye-candy! I saw this pretty ornament and the gears in my creative mind started whirring (albeit slowly, at first, LOL).

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Joy in White

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects in General, Projects
15
Aug

It’s the second week of sizzling hot temps here in Southern California, so it’s the perfect time to be enjoying the great indoors! Of course, it’s also the perfect time to be making Christmas cards, and here’s a white hot one I made during DTGD week at SplitcoastStampers (held last July 29 – August 3). If you’re wondering what DTGD is, check out SplitcoastStampers, it is one event that I join every year  – I ask my family to give me this week off – because it does wonders with my mojo (well, aside from the fact that I have an excuse for not cooking, lol!).

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I joined a Christmas card challenge at SCS since I always seem to run out of handmade cards during the holidays. My goal is to make 10 per month (if I can, I’ll make more) up to November so that by December, I should have enough for friends, relatives, teachers, kids’  friends, neighbors, DH’s officemates, etc. etc. Well, “should” is the operative word, LOL.

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I apologize (yet again!) in not posting these instructions yesterday, I forgot that I was supposed to volunteer in my son’s class – sooo, there goes another senior moment, LOL! Anyway, without further ado, here are the construction and assembly instructions for the angel circle doll  – the materials are listed in that earlier post.

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Angel Circle Dolls

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects in General, Projects
18
Jan

It’s been a looong time since I’ve posted – too long, that a crafty friend finally kicked my you-know-what,  put it in gear, and jump started me into posting again, LOL! Thank you, Cinny!

To begin the year, here is a project that I made for our Christmas in July Tag Swap last year on the PC Crafter Message Board (hosted by Cinny). What??? You’re done with Christmas projects and you’re looking for some Valentine projects instead?  Well, the nice thing with this project is that it can be adapted to any occasion. Cinny, for instance, wants to make these for a ladies group in church with a Valentine’s Day theme… and a close family friend just had a baby, and I’m thinking of making these as baptismal favors… and they would also work great for Easter,  and of course, Mother’s Day… and as a gift tag for birthday presents… well, you get the drift! Here is how they look like:

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One thing I can say about this year’s Paper Piercing Challenge is that…I’m glad I’m not a judge! Everyone who voted said that it was really tough to decide, and to give you an idea how close it was, there was just one vote separating the winner from the other entries, and all entries got votes! So, without further ado, here are the winners:

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