Monday, December 10, 2012

The Search For The Perfect Christmas Tree..

Thanksgiving weekend I took my kids to a local tree farm to select and cut our own Christmas tree.This is a fun tradition to start and documenting our trip was a must. I used some fabulous Globecraft & Piccolo products to help capture the memory!


G&P Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze
G&P Extra Large Layered Pine Tree
G&P Mini Clear Globes
G&P Siam Silver Enamel Powder
G&P Vintage Silver Enamel Powder
G&P Mossy Glen Enamel Powder
Simple Stories Christmas Paper
My Mind's Eye "All Is Bright" Twine
Memento Fireworks Sprays

To make a fun and unique background, I used the bookboard piece that the Extra Large Layered Pine Tree came enclosed in as a mask. A  few sprays of mist and I made a bit of a "forest" backdrop.

After covering the tree pieces with patterned papers and embossing the edges with Siam Silver and Vintage Silver Enamel Powders, I built it onto the masked background. I used Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze to adhere the pieces together.

I printed some photos I loved from the trip and traced some Mini Clear Globe shapes onto them, then cut them out.

The pictures were adhered to patterned paper, the globes were glued on top, and twine was placed over the edges. I cut them out of the paper and they were ready to place on the tree.

After adding the photos, the layout was quickly finished with some alpha stickers.

Friday, December 7, 2012

December "Hop Along and Win" Moxxie Blog Hop!

Welcome to our December hop! This month, you could WIN the gorgeous Winterland collection, composed of frosty shades of blues and purples:

To have a chance at winning, you need to follow the hop through all eleven participating blogs, check out the beautiful work of the Moxxie Muses, and leave a comment for each of them. Comments will close at midnight CST on Tuesday, December 11. Winner will be announced the next day on the Moxxie blog. International fans are welcomed to play along if they agree to pay shipping in the event of their win. Ready to hop and be inspired?

       Got Moxxie
       Susie Bentz
       Patti Hamil
       Cathy Harper
       Michelle James
Rebecca Price YOU ARE HERE
       Misty Rushlow
       Mary Pat Siehl
       Dana Tatar
       Rhonda Van Ginkel
       Ange Weisback

Today I want to share with you a wooden sled I covered with papers from the Winterland collection. It's perfect for Winter and now hangs on my front door!

Basically Bare and Xyron Fun!

Basically Bare and Xyron are swapping this week!

 I was very excited to work with the Xyron Create-a-Sticker. It makes adhering Basically Bare chipboard a breeze! All you have to do is place the pieces onto the Create-a-Sticker, crank the handle, and you will have a sticker. The adhesive is strong, and your embellishments will not fall off of the page, trust me!

Here is a star from the Basically Bare Celestial Set going through the Create-a-Sticker..

Too easy, right? I had my layout finished and embellished in record time thanks to the Xyron Create-a-Sticker!