Monday, November 29, 2010

Still In Shock!

A few weeks ago I tried out for the Creative Memories Design Team. I made it to round 2 with a whole slew of awesome designers. Each of us received the Very Merry Collections to design with. We were asked to created a layout, a card, and an altered item. Here is what I created...

After I turned in my round 2 items, I received an email from Melissa asking if I'd like to be on the team. I was beyond excited and thrilled to be asked to join such a great team! A few of my Scrapstreet girls and G.C.D. gals made it as well! A special congrats to them as well as the other fabulous ladies who made it to the 2011 Creative Memories DT!!!

Make sure you check out the Creative Memories Project Center. There are some cute ideas over there!

Until later,

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Starbucks...I love you

Yes. I admit it. I love Starbucks. Especially this time of year. The Caramel Brulee Latte just melts my heart it's so yummy!

I created this layout using the Noel Mignon Bedford Falls kit along with a few items from my stash. Man just looking at this layout makes me want a coffee. Looks like the kids and I are going on a Starbucks run!

Happy creating!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Little Present Ornaments

Hi everyone! I love Christmas time. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. Everyone seems so happy and the world feels peaceful for a change. I think it’s just the magic of Christmas that everyone carries in their hearts.

Every year I like to make homemade Christmas gifts to give out to my friends and family. This year is no exception. After much searching and deliberating, I settled on creating these cute little present ornaments. What a great way to spice up someone’s (and my) Christmas tree. They would also look cute on a Christmas mobile or even hanging off of a banner. All you need to make these is a simple origami box pattern and your choice of GCD papers. Once you have folded and put together your box, choose a ribbon, and finish "wrapping" your present. You can use your present as is for decoration or attach a thin strand of thread to allow you to hang your present from any location.

Happy creating!

Monday, November 8, 2010

G.C.D. Christmas Goodies

I will have to admit. I am a baking addict. I absolutely LOVE to bake all sorts of goodies during the winter months. Not only does it warm up my kitchen, but it also makes the house smell oh so yummy! Around the holidays, I have a habit of sharing my love for baking with my friends and family. This year I am going to be handing out brownies and Christmas cookies to everyone. I wanted something cute to package them in so I created several simple origami boxes in different sizes with the G.C.D. Joyful Peace collection. The paper is nice and sturdy and has a lovely texture to it. It was just the right paper for these cute little boxes. Even though the box by itself is cute, I wanted to add just a little something more to it, hence the folded flower. Without further ado, here is my gift box!

Paper: Joyful Peace collection
Button: Artsy Urban collection

Have fun creating your own little gift boxes to share with your friends and family.

Happy creating!