Monday, December 14, 2009

More Christmas Cards/Bags

Good morning peeps---as promised I have a few more things that I've made these past couple of weeks. Yesterday was a little hectic here as DH and our little one stayed home. They both are once again sick. I just can't believe how they have gotten sick a few times already this season. But we did manage to go out and get our tree yesterday only to bring it home to sit on the patio for the night. I'm hoping to bring it in the house so it can fall (as is needed for a real tree) before we decorate it in a couple days. So for today I'm hoping to get all of the Christmas boxes out of the attic and start the decorations for the house. I know, it's abit late, but we are always "late bloomers" Lately I have been listening to books on cd's. It's a new addiction that I have right now. And I wanted to share this new series that I have been listening to. I just love mystery/murder novels. And this set of series from Diane Mott Davidson is really kind of cool. The novels are abit slow, but once you get into them are really great. They are about a caterer, Goldie, who has so many mishaps in her business that she gets closed down from the health board/police department for various things. And it seems like murder always followers her no matter where she has a catering gig at. But what I found really cool with these novels that at the end of them, she actually shares the recipes that she mentions in the novel. And the how to's. The best part is that I get all of my books on cd's from the library. I go through and I check them out all at once so I have the whole series (well most of them..the library doesn't carry every single one). So if you are a reader or listener (as I am) and you are into mystery/murder novels this is a series you should check out. She (Goldie) is so funny. She's devorced (who's family is wacked beyond belief) with an adelecent son... and marries a detective in one of the books. Who is just so laid back it isn't even funny. After this series, I'm looking for a new one. Does anyone have any suggestions? Are there any that you have read/listened to that you just loved? Please share... Well here are the projects posted below....Enjoy!!! Remember you can click on the photos for a better view....... this first one is a box that I made using the Tags Bags and Boxes Cricut cart. I used the match2 cut at 8 1/2" for the top and 8 1/4" for the bottom to make like a shirt box. But instead of keeping the card seperately, I actually glue it to the top of the box for the decoration. I also used a frame cut from the Storybook cart and trimmed the sides and used them for the card as well. I stamped the santa, colored it in with Distress inks, added stickles glitter glue and added Tim Holtz clear tiles and cut them out only using a portion of the stamped image for the front of the card. The paper is from Cosmo Cricut. this is a side view this is the card partially opened. I have to say that I really love how this one turned out.
this is another set I made using the same directions as above for the box and instead of using a frame from the Storybook cart I used the flower and circle from the George cart. The sign was made using My Community cut at 5" and the letters were cut from, well I don't's an age thing..) if I don't write it down at that moment, I forget..sorry
this is the card.......I used the puff embossing powder for the reindeer and the letters (on the box).
this is the front of the box
just a closer view of the puff embossing powder..I am really loving this stuff...
here's just a box, same cuts as above, and I just added paint and some diamond dust to the chipboard ornament from Cosmo Cricket..Just a simple little box...
just a side view....
a little closer view of the diamond dust...sometimes it's really hard to see it in photos....
and here's a little card I made using up this sticker I've had for years. Don't know if I really care for the outcome of this card though. I used the frame from STorybook cut at 4" and the snowflakes from Winter Woodland cut at 2 1/2" and 1 1/2"
Well that's it for today. I hope to be back in a day or two with a few more projects. Have a warm and happy Tuesday...hugs from Charm City


Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy! I listen to audiobooks on my ipod almost every night! I have loud, chronic ringing in my ears and it's the only way I can fall asleep. I've gone through almost all of the James Patterson series with Alex Cross. Now I'm on a Michael Connelly kick. Sounds like I may have to check out Goldie on my next download. TFS!
As for your boxes and cards.... WOWEE!!! Gorgeous! So much to look at! Love all of the embellies too!

Scrappy Witch said...

Those are amazing as usual Nancy! Just beautiful work!


DonnaMundinger said...

OOOh Nancy, I'm a mystery lover too. Haven't tried them on tape though although I should since I never get time to sit down with a book since y crafting. I love the "Bones" tv series and recently bought 10 of Kathy Reich's books at a yard sale. That series is based on her character. Haven't started them for obvious reasons but I hope they're as good as the show. LOVE your projects! Can't even begin to say how fabulous I think they all are.! Especiay love the Tim Holtz inspired one. Did you dig the 12 Tags of Christmas this year? xxD

jleikin said...

Hey Nancy.. I Just found your site, and i am so bummed, as all my christmas projects are done.. I just might have to take the time to try one of them, they are fabulous! Thanks for the new writer, I can't wait. Have you read the Janet Evanovich books, I love them, and they are also mysteries and funny! The only kind of books I like.. Have a great holiday..jeannie

Anonymous said...

I just love the Cardinal in the ornament...beautiful. tfs Nancy...hugs Boo

Andrea Amu said...

Beautiful work, girl!

Merry Christmas to you :)

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