Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Snowman Hot Cocoa Box

One week to go until the BIG day! I'm busy finishing up some projects and gifts. One project I made yesterday are these adorable snowman boxes. They are sized just right to fit a pack of hot cocoa. In addition to the cocoa there is a snowman Peep and a candy cane in a goodie bag to add a bit of fun and flavor. I also wrote a little poem to go along with it and printed it out on a "snowball". These are for my son's classmates, hope they love them!

Isn't he cute?

Side view of the poem and goodie bag

Here's all 20 of them!

A close look at the poem.

Please feel free to borrow my poem if you'd like, I just ask that you give me credit. Thanks!

The snowman cutting file is from Scraptastical Kreations
Papers are core'dinations
Glitter foam snowflakes are Nicole Kids Foam Zone
White Gelly Roll pen
Red Curling Ribbon
Snowman Peeps
Cat's Eye Inks

Thanks for stopping by today!

~there's always a story
Nancy :)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Welcome to the "Reason For the Season" blog hop. We're happy to have you all here with us today to celebrate the reason for the season. Each blogger will have their own interpretation of their reason for the season, and I hope that you find loads of creative inspiration along the way. 

We have an amazing line up of crafty ladies, as well as a generous amount of  awesome sponsors to help make this blog hop an amazing one!!

**To be eligible to win any of the giveaways in the hop today, you will need to comment on each blog in the hop and become a follower of all blogs in the hop as well. It is not a requirement, but I do kindly ask you to show our sponsors lots of love on their blogs and/or Facebook fan pages thanking them for their generosity in sponsoring this hop. I will have a link below to each sponsor's store, as well as their blog and Facebook fan page if applicable.**

I want to thank ALL of our sponsors so very much for their generosity. I appreciate each and every sponsor we have today and thank them a million times over!

Here are our AMAZING sponsors!!  It's a long list! 

Peachy Keen 
PK has sponsored a face stamp package ($25 value) 
PK Store - Click HERE
PK Blog - Click HERE
PK Fan Page - Click HERE

Timeless Twine
Timeless Twine has spnosored a 100 yd party pack
Timeless Twine Store: Click HERE
Timeless Twine Blog: Click HERE

Timeless Twine Fan Page: Click HERE

Unity Stamp Co. 
Unity has sponsored 10 Itty Bitty stamps
I'm doing 2 winners (5 stamps each)
Unity Store: Click HERE
Unity Blog: Click HERE
Unity Fan Page: Click HERE

Pazzles has sponsored a tool kit (1 winner)
Pazzles Website: Click HERE
Pazzles Fan Page: Click HERE

Xyron has sponsored 2 mega runners - 2 winners
Xyron Store: Click HERE
Xyron Fanpage: Click HERE

Make the Cut 
Make the Cut has sponsored one a copy of their program (1 winner)
MTC Website: Click HERE 
MTC Fan Page: Click HERE 

Pink by Design 

Pink by Design has sponsored a stamp set to 1 winner 
PBD Store - Click HERE
PBD Blog - Click HERE
PBD Fan Page - Click HERE

3 Girl Jam 
3 Girl Jam has sponsored a $15 GC to their store.  
3GJ Store - Click HERE
3GJ Blog - Click HERE
3GJ Fan Page - Click HERE

The Beary Scrap
The Beary Scrap has sponsored a prize package. 
TBS Store: Click HERE
TBS Fan Page: Click HERE
TBS Blog: Click HERE

Jen Shorey
Jen sponsored this stamp set (1 winner)
Jen's Blog: Click HERE

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs 
LSHD sponsored a $20 GC to her store (1 winner)
LSHD Website: Click HERE
LSHD Fan Page: Click HERE

Bugaboo Digital Stamps
Bugaboo has sponsored 10 images to one winner
Bugaboo Store: Click HERE


Gel-a-tins prize to be determined by Gel-a-tins
Store: Click HERE
Fan Page: Click HERE

The Scrapbooking Queen

TSQ Blog - Click HERE

My Creative Time
MCT has sponsored a super cute stamp set(1 winner)
MCT Store: Click HERE
MCT Fan Page: Click HERE
MCT Blog: Click HERE

Scrapadoodles Scrapbooking 
Scrapadoodles sponsored this super cute stack (1 winner)
Scrapadoodles Fan Page: Click HERE

Kristi W. Designs 

Kristi W Designs has spnosored a $25 GC to her store (1 winner)
KWD Store: Click HERE
KWD Fan Page: Click HERE

Your Next Stamp
YNS sponsored a stamp set (1 winner)
YNS Store: Click HERE
YNS Blog: Click HERE
YNS Fan Page: Click HERE

Charms 24/7
24/7 Charms donated this awesome set above (1 winner) 
24/7 FB Group - Click HERE

Lucy  - Close to my Heart Consultant
Lucy has sponsored some fun Glitter Gels (1 winner)
Lucy's CTMH website: Click HERE 
Lucy's Blog: Click HERE 
Lucy's Fan Page: Click HERE

Scraptastical Kreations 
SK $20 GC to the store (1 Winner) 
SK Website: Click HERE
SK Fan Page: Click HERE

NOW... let's get on to the hop!!!

Here is the complete line up: 

Nancy {you are here}

If you're coming from Kristy's blog, then you're on the right track. If you just happened to stop by my blog today, be sure to head on back to Kristy's blog and hop from the beginning.

For my project I made an ornament for the tree. I used a Bugaboo digi image, colored with Prisma Color pencils, and made one of these fun star ornaments that have been popping up all around to attach it to. I spritzed it with a gold shimmer and kind of wish I hadn't or at least had taken a photo before since I'm not too thrilled with how it looks on my image. I don't think it's too noticeable in the picture, lesson learned there, lol.

The first place that I've seen this ornament made was my friend Ceci's blog. She has a link there if you'd like to know how it's made. I switched mine up a little for this project so it laid a little flatter so I could apply the image.

Secondly, I've made this adorable card using the "Reason for the Season" file from Scraptastical Kreations. I used the print feature on my cameo and made the shaped card by outlining the image, then used the offset tool to create the shape. I then mirrored the image and welded them together. Voila!

Now it's time for you to head on over to Cally Ann

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today, and we all hope that you were filled with loads of Christmas joy, as well as loads of inspiration!

~there's always a story
Nancy :)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Wreaths with Handmade Paper Roses

Please stop by and visit my Etsy shop. I have some pretty wreaths up for sale made with beautiful paper roses. I'd be happy to ship them as a gift for you within the US, I  can even wrap it and add a gift card! FREE shipping!
Here are some links to items in my shop: 

Thanks for stopping by!

~there's always a story
Nancy :)

December Magnetic Board

This cute Christmas winter scene is for my magnetic board, I keep it in my kitchen and change it up monthly. I have 3 adorable little polar bears decorating a tree for Christmas, if they ever get the lights untangled, lol.

Paper: DCWV, Recollections
Chipboard: K&Co.
White Gelly Roll Pen
Asst. inks and chalks
Magnetic board: Creative Memories

I am entering this into:
Cameo Creations White Christmas Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!

~there's always a story
Nancy :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December Scraptastical Kreations DT Challenge

The new DT Challenge has been posted for Scraptastical Kreations. This month it's a sketch challenge! Post your project using the sketch below as your inspiration and you could win $15  to spend at the SK store!!

Here's my card for a bit of inspiration for you. Too see what the rest of the DT has made stop over at the SK Blog! Post your project by the end of the month for your chance to win!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

~there's always a story
Nancy :)