November 28, 2014
November 24, 2014
It's time for my 2014 Holiday Notebooks. Each year I make a holiday themed notebook for my closest friends and family. I totally enjoy the process of choosing specific papers and embellishments for this project. This year I chose papers and stickers from Adrienne Looman's Gingerbread Village collection for Webster's Pages. I think I ordered mine from Scrapbook.com. So cute and charming. My friends will love them and have grown to look forward to them every year.
For each notebook I included a Candy Cane clothespin and some pretty wrapping. I'll list the supplies I used at the end of the post.
For my packaging I used Large White Sacks. A tip: Trim a piece of chipboard to fit the width of the sack. Place inside sack and this makes for a sturdy way to tie the fabric strips or any ribbon around a sack.
I'm in love with these wrappings kits I created this season. I created them with mason jars in mind but they totally look just as cute wrapped around a flat sack. You can see how I used a kit to wrap a jar of jelly in this post. You'll be seeing lots more in the shop with different themes. This one is the Modern Wrappings Kit and includes all you see below. There's 5 of everything so you get 5 different wrappings for mason jars, sacks, etc. So for this kit, you use a fabric strip, a doily and a tag.Vintage Wrappings Kit. Same idea applies, the embellishments are just a little different. You can always purchase the White Doilies and tags separately in my shop.
Candy Cane Baker's Twine from the shop. It's always a staple item come holiday time.
Jolly Jingle Bells too. These are always a great hit every season...these are running low in the shop so grab some while they last.
Candy Cane Clothespins. I hand paint the strips then add a beautiful frost. I love these with the notebooks and use them to clip together lists, coupons and to attach to gifts with a tag. These are also selling quickly so add a few to your shopping cart soon.
Hope you enjoyed a glimpse at my notebooks today. There's still lots of Noel Notions in the shop, some items are close to selling out. Thank you so much for all of your orders so far. Orders placed up to today will be shipping out today and tomorrow. I hope you enjoy all of your goodies....to me there is nothing as sweet and special as a handmade holiday. See you again soon.
November 20, 2014
My holiday shop is opening at 10am Central Time today! It's full of my annual Noel Notions and so much more! Happy shopping.
Here's just a sampling of the offerings.....vintage trays and Santa mugs.
I've got a little something for everyone. Here's a sampling of how I used some of the wrappings kits.
I truly believe a handmade holiday is best. I get so much enjoyment from creating handmade gifts. I hope you find something you like too. Enjoy!
November 15, 2014
Hey there. Today the Gossamer Blue team is offering up some continued inspiration for the November kits. You can visit the GB blog for the complete listing of blog hoppers. I'm sharing my Week 32 Life Pages/Project Life.
Hope you're enjoying your kits. The Lookbook sneak peeks should be up soon on the GB site. December is going to be a fantastic month. I'll be clearing off a spot on my work table also, getting prepared to assemble my December Memories album. Always a fun time of year. Have a great weekend everyone.
Posted by Michelle Wooderson at 11/15/2014 08:35:00 AM
November 11, 2014
Sharing a few more cards today made from my Rose Gold Craft Kit (now sold out) and the Gramercy Road collection from Gossamer Blue. These patterned papers are some of my favorites from the line.Medium Manila Parcel Tags for some stamping with the set from the Gramercy Road collection.
November 7, 2014
Today I'm excited to take part in Bonnie Christine's Winged Blog Tour. Bonnie is a fabric designer and I've just fallen head over heels for all of her lines. If you follow along on my blog, the Honeybee fabric I used for my Catherine quilt is from Bonnie also. I finally finished her and will be sharing photos soon. For today I created some whimsical pot holders that I plan to give as Christmas gifts along with some note cards.
Bonnie sent me these four fabric fat quarters and I just love how her lines are mixy matchy but coordinate so beautifully. You can definitely choose fabrics from just this one line and get a really fun project going. Bonnie was inspired by the first butterfly sightings of Spring for this line. It evokes a new season, warmer weather and fresh blooms. I think these fabrics will be perfect for my potholders come Spring time when we're all ready to be over with the holidays and cook something fresh and new.
First, let me tell you that my process photos are a little wonky. I like to work first thing in the morning when the light is bright so it wasn't the best timing for taking photographs. But I wanted you to see my process so here goes. I knew I wanted to cut out the butterflies and make them the center focal point of my potholders.
I hope you enjoyed my project today. This is a great blog tour and I've enjoyed Bonnie's previous blog hops so much. Be sure to check out Bonnie's cute project from yesterday and then hop over to May Chappell's blog on Monday for another inspiring post. There are 31 wonderful days to this blog tour so don't miss out. Thanks for stopping by.