Mr. Worldwide…

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Not really, but it IS a pit bull post!

Sharing a custom ornament I just made – it was quite difficult to do (for me) because my Cameo had a lot of trouble cutting out the finer details (e.g. the eye area) of the pit bull.

pitbull

The ornament is only 2.5″ in diameter so those little white bits are super tiny.

Must jet…I have 14 more ornaments to finish tonight!

Cards, Cards, and More Cards

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No time for a real blog update.  I’ve finished the fundraiser so all the paw print ornaments have been created, packaged and delivered (well, I have a couple of stragglers).

Now I can move on to my regular Christmas crafting.  It’s going to take me a couple of weeks to catch up! (a good complaint but I’m very busy!!!)

Here’s what I’ve been doing today:

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Tomorrow I’ll be making ornaments and snowman mugs…and gift bags, and cookie plates.  Not really – I can’t do all that tomorrow.  I’ll be making ornaments and then gift bags for the snowman mugs.  Hopefully, I can catch up on those items and get my list of things to do down to a manageable size.

Going out for an early birthday supper tonight with two of my favourite (don’t tell them) people.  It is going to be a fun evening!

2015 Christmas Ornament

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My personalized ornament this year is a monogrammed style.  I got the idea on Pinterest – certainly nothing new but I’ve had a year to play with my Silhouette and I’m more comfortable cutting out vinyl.  I used the Silhouette to make ornaments last year but it was painful weeding the vinyl and trying to transfer text without losing portions or messing it up.

I’ve had plenty of practice so I made glitter ornaments similar to my Grinch ornaments (but smaller) and placed the name across the monogram in matte silver:

2015 personalized ornament

You can just about get the idea of how sparkly these are in real life (Martha Stewart glitter.  I’m bummed that they have discontinued so many of the colours).  I’m doing them in red and green as well but only have a pink one to show today.

Of course, gotta do that packaging – my favourite part of any craft:

2015 ornament packaging

I’ll probably make every tag a little different using the bits and bobs on my desk as I work on other Christmas projects.   These are really fun to make but the glittering part is a bit messy (and smelly for a day or two as well)

Beagle Paws Fundraiser (Building For Beagles)

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My paw print ornaments were so popular last year that I approached the organization where we adopted our two beagles to see if they were interested in using them as a fundraiser.  They were!

So, I’m making 200 of these babies to raise money for the Beagle Paws “Building for Beagles” fund which is to raise money to build their own shelter (I would love to see that happen!)

single bp

They are a bit smaller than the ornaments I made last year (they are 2 5/8″ instead of around 3″ in diameter) but the size is more akin to a traditional tree ornament.  They also come packaged up with a handmade gift tag (choice of dog, cat, or paw print).  I’m just sharing on the blog because I’ve mentioned that’s why I’m so busy lately.  They are only for sale in the St. John’s area – no delivery available (unless you’re Mel and you make an arrangement with Kassey!)

Here’s the packaging:

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Christmas Projects – Ring Dish and Reindeer “Noses”

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Still working away on my Christmas ideas.

Today I found the perfect little dishes at Pier 1 to make some monogrammed ring dishes for gifts.  At first I was going to do a circular monogram (once I worked out how to do it!) but the dishes are square so I went for a clean, simple initial in matte gold:

ring dish

I think it turned out quite cute! (looks nicer in person – the gold is looking kind of brown in the picture)

I also made some reindeer noses (concept from Pinterest) which are Whoppers and red gumballs:

reindeer noses

Surprisingly, the reindeer noses are kind of pricey.  I only had enough Whoppers to make 8 bags but I want to make 4 more simply because I already coloured my reindeer!

Back soon – lots to share!



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