Monday, December 20, 2010

Better late than never, right?

I have to admit that the "hustle & bustle" of the season has run away with me!  I refuse to believe that Christmas is only 5 very, very short days away.  Eeks!!

Some of you might think that my insistance on planning my days/weeks/months is a little OCD.  And, maybe it is.  But, if I don't, this is what happens:  cards don't get made or sent out, Christmas presents don't get purchased or made on time, and I get incredibly stressed out - and melt into a puddle of frustrated tears.  That's not exactly my idea of a "holly jolly" Christmas.

So, first, please let me apologize in advance for the lack of Christmas cards again this year.  Ironic, I know.

Second, if you have an IOU gift coming your way, it should be done by the end of the week.

For those of you waiting to see who wins this month's mini kit, your wait is finally over!  The winner of Midnight Rooster's December mini kit is Angie Gutshall!  Congratulations!!  Please e-mail your contact information to me at mburry{at}, and we'll get your mini out to you lickety split!  =)


Monday, December 13, 2010

december Midnight Rooster projects and this month's mini kit giveaway

I apologize for being a little late in getting this entry posted - still haven't figured out why my bestie's computer doesn't like my modem - so I have to squeeze in all of my internet "stuff" in before/after work or at lunch.

Below are my projects for Midnight Rooster using Ralphy's Christmas, the Christmas kit.

Here is ornament #1 using the printed paper and chipboard buttons from Jenni Bowlin.

Here is ornament #2 using one of the printed papers from Crate and some miscellaneous gems from my stash.

I created this card from the "backside" of the Crate paper I used for the ornament above, the Fancy Pants rub-ons, and gems and Stickles from my stash.

I created this gift envelope using the My Mind's Eye paper and ribbon.  I attached the scalloped circle on the back using foam squares so that I could slip the tip of the envelope under the circle to open and close the envelope.

This box is *super* easy to make with the paper from The Girls' Paperie!  All you  need to do is score along the "lines" where the prints meet and fold.  I closed the box using one of the snowflake embellishments, also from The Girls' Paperie.

More December projects coming soon!!


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And, here are my projects using the December kits.  A little out-of-the box for me.  I think that my style might be evolving a little bit.

And, here is this month's mini kit. 
Leave a comment with your answer to the following question for a chance to win.

"What is your favorite holiday tradition that you observe as a family?"

I'll be drawing a winner tomorrow night.  Good luck!!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Look at these little cuties!

Someday, I would love to learn the art of needle felting.  There is one crafter in particular whose projects I just absolutely love.  Her name is Lauren Alane, and she makes the most adorable little owls.  Below are her newest little additions.  They are currently for sale here on eBay.
I hope that you are having a wonderful day!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

some holiday inspiration from me to you

I am really in the holiday crafting mood - which is a very good thing, since I lost my entire crafting weekend to a 3-day long migraine. (boo!)  I flipped through my BOS (book of scraps) and visited some of my fave crafting blogs to find some inspiration and to help get the creative juices flowing.

Here are some of my favorite holiday projects:

Christmas wreath by Amber Packer

embellished hat & gloves by Jennifer Gallacher

Christmas ornaments by Laurie Cinotto

tiny gingerbread house by NotMartha{dot}org

I hope that you were able to find a little holiday inspiration from them, too!