Friday, December 28, 2012

Walkin' in a Frosted Wonderland Double Dog Dare

This month's challenge in I Double Dog Dare You to create is a Frosted Wonderland In the meadow, you can build a snowman, but the only question is will it be a one-dimension, two-dimension, or letting you creativity explode to do 3-d Wonderland... stay warm but we want it frosty . . . do you dare ????

We have a super sponsor this month - The Stamping Chef who has graciously offered 3 digis of the lucky winner's choice.

We have a wonderfully talented group of ladies that have arisen to the challenge for you this month!!!

  1. Lynne Kirsch ~
  2. Miriam Meserve ~
  3. Lucy Kelleher ~
  4. Maria Matter ~
  5.  Lisa Peters ~
  6. Anita Cannon ~
  7. Janet Smith ~
  8. Lisa Woodward~
  9. Crafting Vicky ~
  10. Edwina Brown ~

My project for you is my seasonal clock. I had planned on making a bunch of 3D snowflakes to hang in my living room to turn it into a Frosted Wonderland, but the time slipped away from me. So, I worked on my clock, which needed to be done anyways! I used the Snowflakes 3 file from Bird's Cards. This site was introduced to me by the lovely Lynne from who's blog you have come here (or should have). I used 10mm clear bling in the center of the blue snowflakes, 7mm in the center of the solid white and blue and 5mm in the center of the ones with the diamonds in the center. All the bling and much more is available at my supply shop! I also added some blue Stickles to the outside of the ones with the diamonds.

In case you want to see the one snowflake I did, here it is:

Thanks for stopping by on this wintry day and glad you could sit a spell but I must send you on your way in the frosted wonderland to the lovely Lucy's blog. We hope you enjoyed our challenge and perhaps, you too would love to be "double dog dared". Just leave a comment on Her Craftiness (

Next month, the challenge gauntlet has been thrown with the challenge, My Life is a Song on January 26, 2013. Hope to see you come on back!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Welcome Winter Blog Hop

   Welcome to my take on Welcoming Winter! You should have found your way here from Janet's blog. If not, head over to the beginning at:, you'll definitely want to start there to get details on blog candy!!

     December 21st, the beginning of the beginning. The first day of Winter when the world sleeps for awhile to refresh itself for another cycle. This day means a lot to me. 7 years ago today my daughter was born. I have never been a big fan of the holidays, but now I have one I am truly happy to celebrate. This was the day a couple became a family in my world.

     So, I decided to make a card that honors both Winter and family. It will be my daughter's birthday card.

The polar bears were created by finding a png file on google images and converting it to svg in Inkscape. On the larger bear I used Stampin' Up pastels to darken the underbelly and back of the legs. The stamp is from Stampin' Up and I used Platinum Planet Brilliance ink to stamp it. The pearls and rhinestones are from my own store!

     Now, head on over to Candace's blog to check out her project!

In case you get lost, here is the full line up:

Ashley -
Melissa -
Michele -
Gabrielle -
Tabetha -
Amy E -
Christine -
Crystal - Http://

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hot Cocoa Blog Hop

Hot cocoa on a cold winter's night will warm us through and through and fill us with delight. That is what we hope this hop will do for you so grab a cup of cocoa and start hopping along.

Jearise from is our hostess and she has a special give away on her blog so make sure you start there to see what she has and how to qualify for the drawing.

Let's get warmed up here...

     I made a snowman out of baby food jars that were left over from my son. I never throw out things like that since I know they will become useful one day, much to the chagrin of my husband. It's not my idea I had seen projects like this done before. I'm sure if you do a google images search you will find quite a few. So, in the top (smallest) jar I placed the hot cocoa mix, in the next one down will be mini marshmallows (as soon as I get some), and in the bottom one Sixlets (cause that's what I had around).
     To get the right color for the jars I used Mod Podge to adhere the inner piece of a napkin (just one layer) to the jars. I also used some American Crafts Spark tinsel glitter that I won from Craft Warehouse mixed in with the glue to give it some sparkle! Then, I used 5mm black pearls for the eyes and mouth and a 7mm red rhinestone for the nose (guess it's an apple instead of a carrot)! The pearls are all from my Facebook Store. The scarf is a piece of ribbon from my stash, the belt some twine I bought from the truly angelic Jill Angel, and a button that used to be my grandmothers. The hat I made using MTC. I just made a donut shape and a long rectangle....

Thank you for hopping and please continue on to...Ashley's Blog!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Calendar Girls December 2012

Welcome to our December Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique holidays!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. The December unique holidays are:

The hop starts with Lucy, . You won't want to miss a single calendar event not to mention the weddings, graduations, birthdays -- ok, you get the idea!!!!

The line-up for December includes:

Lucy -
Jearise -
Lynne -
Edwina -
Miriam -
Janet -
Kimberly -

December Holidays
National Tie Month: Lucy
Spiritual Literacy Month:
1 Earmuff Day: Jearise
5 Bathtub Party Day:
6 St. Nicholas Day: Lynne
7 National Letter Writing Day:  Anita
8 Hanukkah: Lynne
12 Gingerbread House Day: Edwina
14 Monkey Day: Miriam
16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day: Janet
18 Bake Cookies Day: Lucy
21 Winter Begins: Miriam
21 Humbug Day: Janet
21 Crossword Puzzle Day: Lynne
25 Christmas: Kimberly
26 Boxing Day (Canada):
28 Pledge of Allegiance Day: Kimberly
29 Tick Tock Day: Jearise
 30 Bacon Day: Jearise
31 New Year's Eve: Jearise

Here is my monkey project. I had the half done project of making something with my 1" by 10" cello bag full of peanut butter M&M's. (Bags available at Miriam's Crafting Supplies). I cut the sock monkey out of Stampin' Up paper from the B is for Boy's cart at 3". Then, I added a 10mm pearl to the top of the monkey's hat to try to make her look more Santa like, but I don't think it worked too well. So, I added a hand cut base to make the circle I had cut (at 4") look like a snow globe and added 5mm white rhinestones too simulate snowflakes. My idea for this project is the candy tube can be inside a stocking, and the top can peek out. It's a stocking peeker! If anyone else has come up with this idea before me I'm sorry I didn't give you credit, but I thought of it independently.

For my Winter Begins project I made a diamond fold card. I think that I originally found the directions for this project on Splitcoaststampers, but I'm not 100% sure. I used some paper that I got on a Facebook selling group, so I don't know what company it came from. The tree stamp is from Stampin' Up (a set that has a tree for each season). The owl stamp, and the Happy Owl-idays, is from K. Andrews. The letters are from a Martha Stewart alphabet set. Not sure about the snowflake. The first day of winter is a special day for me since it is the birthday of my oldest child. I think of the solstice as the beginning of the holiday season.
Stop by and check out these holidays as I am sure you are going to want to remember these holidays and include them in your card making projects!!!!!Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on January 12, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!