What!? A bonus day!? That's right! We are giving you a bonus day - we'll call it the:
"12 Days of Christmas Half Time Extravaganza!"
For our half time extravaganza, we are sharing a bonus prize by Suzanne Sergi, a prize - of course and our November Top Tens! We hope you are ready for this!
I do love crafting during the Christmas season. The days do seem shorter, but I love spending a few hours each day papercrafting, and baking sweet homemade treats. I do enjoy creating scrapbook pages, tags, cards, and sweet packaging. However, as I was creating the above Christmas decor. I realize I truly find joy in creating projects for the Home. Even though we are in a busy season, I am thankful to have these beautiful, tiny canvases filled with all things sparkly of the season.
I chose the Holly Jolly Collection for my home decor.I started with 4x4 canvas blocks. They were the perfect size! I decided to spell out the word, "Christmas." As I was deciding what style of letter I would use, I was happy when I saw the word already written on the Holly Jolly Chipboard Element Sheet! How lucky was I??
This project came together beautifully. In a few hours, I was no longer staring at blank canvases. When I create home decor projects, I do tend to use all the elements of a collection. It makes designing so easy, because everything has been coordinated with one another. With a few glittery holiday additions, the canvases were adorned, ready to be enjoyed until Christmas!
Here are a few details of the tiny canvases:
I have included a PDF with instructions on how I created these tiny canvases. Please let me know if you have any questions. Download Suzanne_Holly Jolly Christmas Canvas Blocks
I hope you have enjoyed my project for the Home, and hoping it inspires your own home decor projects!
Our November Top Tens:
“The things i love about the snow are too many and yet so few – memories and hopes, love and loss – a chance to start again.”
It means the start of the countdown to Christmas. It means a clean slate for all.It means relief from the heat of summer.It means comfy clothes.It means comfort food.It means an excuse to be a homebody.It means a reason to slow down and relax.It reminds me of a time in my childhood that was a happy day.It reminds me that struggles will melt eventually. It means I can start again.
Trisha Ladouceur: November
Using several of the red and black LUSH papers, I created another quick and easy page in my Top Ten Album. I LOVE the texture the flocked papers give these layouts and so I layered a couple for the matte around my journal box. I also cut out the bird, flower and one of the damask patterns to accent the page. Adding in a few bits of the self adhesive rhinestones, I was able to add the perfect amount of bling to dress up this page even more.
I was shocked at myself when I opened up my November Picture Folder on my computer and realized that I hardly took ANY pictures in November. What was I thinking?! I am a scrapbooker after all. :) My son happened to snap this shot of me cooking on Thanksgiving Day using my iPhone so I decided to use that for my November Top 10 page and record our ten favorite Thanksgiving dishes. I kept the picture small because the quality of the image file isn't very good. I also printed multiples of the same shot to help fill the page. To anchor my title I layered together several die cuts and cut my own banner from patterned paper. Featured Collection: So Sophie Graceful Collection
The Prize: Leave a comment on this post and win our Holly Jolly collection! (We will announce today's winner and the 6th Designer winner tomorrow on our blog)
We hope you enjoyed our half time show! We'll return to the 12 Designers of Christmas tomorrow!