Friday, December 5, 2008

Merry Christmas

Wow! Is it just me or are the rest of you shocked at how fast Christmas is approaching? I have only purchased a grand total of 1 gift! I, not only haven't purchase my kid's gifts, I have no idea what to get either of them! If anyone has ideas for an 18 year old boy and a 20 year old girl, could you please pass them along? LOL

I have started getting in the Christmas spirit, though. The December kits are up at MCS and for my DT projects, I made an ornament and a gifty item with each of the kit's I received. I truly love Christmas and I probably shouldn't admit it, but I usually put up 5 Christmas trees! It begins to look like the North Pole around here at Christmas. It's too bad that we seldom get snow! That would probably make it perfect!

Here are the ornaments that I made with the kits at My Creative Scrapbook. These are really easy to do. I had so much fun with them!

First up is the main kit. This kit features Little Yellow Bicycle Sharon Ann and Making Memories Fa La La. It's a really pretty kit that is loaded with beautiful goodies. I made the ornament out of paper mache ornament that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I covered it with 2 different patterned papers and used stickles to make little dots along the edges where the paper meets.

Next up is the Creative Kit. This is a super simple idea to make an ornament. Just cut strips of paper the width of your ornament and glue them down. This is really quick and a fun way to make an ornament or even tie-ons for your Christmas gifts. The tree in the center is a die-cut. Just back it with Cardstock and glue the ribbon that holds it in between the layers.
The candy holder is made simply with rectangle pieces of cardstock and patterned paper. I think it would be a really cute way to give little favors out at holiday parties!
I made these using the Album Kit. Just a simple little tin from Ikea and another paper mache ornament.

This one is made using the Limited Edition Kit. For the 'extras', I cut up a few inexpensive Christmas Picks and used the pieces. Be sure to check out all the Christmas greenery and flowers. Right now is the perfect time to find some gorgeous accents that you can use all year long!

Since I've already admitted that I'm a Christmas addict, I just couldn't get enough and ended up doing a couple more ornaments with my own supplies! LOL! Here they are! The first one is for my MIL and the second one was made for a Secret Santa gift.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season!!