Sunday, November 19, 2017

Craft Hoarders Anonymous 2017 Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous 
2017 Holiday Blog Hop!

You should be arriving her from Marisa Jobs' blog, Designs by Marisa!  If you want to start from the beginning of the Blog Hop, head over to Gloria Stengel's Scraps of Life.

Have you caught the Traveler's Notebook bug? I sure have and decided to make myself a Holiday Planner using a plain, blank 4 1/4 x 8 1/4 notebook.

The papers used on this project are from Carta Bella's Christmas Delivery line or Photo Play's Mad 4 Plaid Christmas. A pocket page is created from cardstock and added inside the front cover using washi tape to adher it along the spine on both sides.


A small monthly calendar is added with a flap to the side of a two page perpetual style calendar layout. I find this format works really well to add events as the month starts to fill up.

The next section is for baking and meal planning, including Christmas dinner, during the holidays. We have some tried and true treats that have to be made every year and I'll add anything new that catches my eye. You can see that several blank pages are left between the section dividers.

I have a section for gift buying and family member wish lists, a section for card making ideas and the annual family letter (sometimes Haiku style or screen shots of text conversation between family members) and a section for miscellaneous items I don't want to forget.

The completed notebook sits in a folder and travels with me everywhere from now until the end of December.

Before you head to the next stop on the Hop, Amber Milone at Pink Chic Paper Design,  I am giving away this Gossamer Blue Traveler's Notebook Kit in a random draw. The kit includes a notebook, selection of coordinating papers, stickers and embellishments. Just comment on this blog post before Sunday, November 26th by 6 pm PST to be eligible!

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CASology Week 275: SHARP

Welcome to Week 275 at CASology!

I have to admit this week's cue word had me going in circles for a while. I initially thought of creating a sewing themed card, then was distracted by a sharp toothed shark image before deciding to use a Savvy stag's head die to make a fun Christmas card.

The die is cut four times, with the antlers removed from three of the diecuts, before they are adhered together and the stack is adhered to the card base over a Mama Elephant Jingle Greeting. The little bells are strung on a gold cord and caught in the sharp antlers to finish off this card. I'm really happy with the way this card turned out and wish it was a little more mailable (if that's a word 😆).

The Design Team has a whole range of sharp ideas this week!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

I'm linking this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where this week Simon Says Snow White.

We are looking forward to seeing how SHARP inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until Monday at noon (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags Day 4 & Day 5

I have a couple more tags to share as I play along with Tracey McNeeley's 7th Annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags challenge.

Amy Rohl's sweet elf tag on Day 4 caught my eye and inspired me to pull out an MFT Jingle All the Way Santa image and pair it with an MFT Gift Tag Greetings sentiment to create this tag.

This second tag is inspired by Virginia Lu's fun star tags from Day 5 of the challenge.

The aqua star die cut is embossed with stars and adhered it to a white star for more stability. The PTI jingle die cut is layered three times before being adhered to the star and the heat embossed sentiment from PTI's Traveler's Journal added next.

A trio of bells is added to the Baker's twine before it is tied to finish off the tag.

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