Friday, December 30, 2011

December Survival Kits - Winter Frolic Cartridge

I wanted to come up with an inexpensive gift to give the ladies in my bible study for Christmas. So I came up with the December Survival Kit idea. Each includes tissue paper, tea, cough drop, vitamin drop, bath and body works hand sanitizer, and cinnamon candy.

I used premade pillow boxes purchased from You get about 50 of them for $15 at Amazon. Here's the link if you're interested: 
The girl is cut from Winter Frolic cartridge. She's blinged out with different colored stickles.
Here's a pic with the goodies inside.  Each gift cost me under $2 each and the girls loved them!

The insert says:
December Survival Kit

Take care of yourself,
whatever you do...
There aren’t many people

as special as you!                                       
Merry Christmas!                                     
May God bless you today   
and always!                                               

Tracie Rollins
December 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Stocking Swap Revealed!

It's been way too long since my last post! Christmas had me so busy that I'm just now starting to get back into the swing of things.  I'm still crafting!!!  I'm also writing a new cookbook - more to come on that later.  I wanted to reveal the great things my stocking swap partner sent to me. Big thanks to Marjorie - this was a very fun swap!

Here is my stocking snuggled under my tree with my extra presents!
Inside there were all of my favs: stickles , copic markers, embellishments, paper, tim holtz alcohol inks and distress pads, socks, martha stewart punch, stamps, tea (I love tea), chipboard books, rubber stamp ink, pad, new cute bear stamp, and pretty flock! I'm missing a picture so you're only seeing a few things below.

 Marjorie also made me the neatest book ever so I'll never forget which copics I already have! 
I'm so blessed! Thanks M!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Easy Christmas Card

I wanted to use up some of my scraps so I put together this quick and easy card.
I used red base, green, and white (cuttlebugged snowflakes) cardstock.
Added the stampin up cutie pie girl and some paper ribbon.
A great and easy to make card!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gnome-body Does it Better...

I made this card for a very sweet gal I met on the Cricut boards.  We swapped Christmas stockings this year. She loves gnomes so I tried to come up with something cute and clever for her. The Gnome is from Freshly Picked and the Mushroom and Lamb is from Create-A-Critter cartridge.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Stamp Winner!

Congratulations to Patti - you've won the December Challenge stamp set. Please check your e-mail and reply with your address. I'll get that shipped out this week so you can use it before Christmas!
Thanks to all who entered.  Keep an eye out for more random giveaways!

Patty said...
Oh, this is wonderful! I love your 3 snowflakes and embossed background. You did a great job with this challenge.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Stocking Swap - Year 2!

This is the 2nd year I've participated in a stocking swap over at one of may fav message boards. This year I had the fabulous opportunity to meet a gal named Marjorie.  Over the last few months, she and I have become great friends....and that alone is the best gift of all.
 She' sent me this 10 lb box full of goodies that I received today - yay!

Here's the box - what a pretty card!

There were over 30 wrapped gifts!  That's a lot of wrapping! What a pretty fancy stocking!

Here's the handmade item Marjorie made me - oh so fabulous! It will come in very handy

I had the munchies so I guessed which ones had candy in them...and I was right! 

Marjorie is teasing me...she says she bets I can't guess what's in this one.
I'm guessing it's 12x12 paper!

Marjorie also put in 2 presents for the boys - they were thrilled to receive early Christmas presents.
They wanted to make the hot chocolate immediately - but since the package came after 7pm - they'll have to wait until tomorrow.

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Crafty Gals December Challenge & Giveaway!

Our challenge this month is to make a holiday card keeping the number 3 in mind. Everything on our cards had to be in 3's. 3 layers (card base does NOT count as a layer), 3 stamped images (or an image with 3 things on it), 3 embellishments (3 buttons, 3 ribbons etc. or 1 ribbon, 1 pearl, and 1 brad etc). There could be no words or sentiments on the front of the card. So I came up with this quick and easy Christmas card. I used a blue base and cuttlebugged the snowflakes on the white cardstock on front.  I used blue in to ring out the snowflakes. Then I used my Creative memories Square puncher to cut out blue and white card stock.  I inked the white squares too. Then I added the cute blingy snowflakes.  
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Wanna win something?  Just leave a comment under this post and a way for me to contact you for a chance to win this cute clear stamp set!  I'll announce the winner next Monday!  Good luck!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

CTMH Angelic Animals Angel Card

I'm continuing my goal of using all my stamps by the end of 2012...
Here is the angel from the Angelic Animals Close to My Heart stamp set.

Close up of one of the cards.