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I feel very lucky!  

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Hello Everyone!
Forgive me for my unannounced leave of absence. I really didn't expect to leave you hanging for so long. I've had a lot on my plate these days and just needed time to focus on CHA.
I've been working on samples and getting ready for CHA. If you are there please stop by and say hello, I would luv to meet my new friends.

Just quickly popping in to share a simple Valentine's DayLay out and cards with you from Passionately Artistic, also don't forget all the new Nestabling from Want2scrap and the giveaways as well!




You can find moreValentine ideas at Passionately Artistic










Have a fabulous week,
Michele

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12 Days of Christmas: Day 8 Inspiration!  

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It’s day 8 of our 12 days of Christmas. I can’t believe we are in the home stretch of our inspiration countdown!  I hope you’ve been inspired by the projects we’ve posted and will continue to visit us. 

Don’t forget to follow the blog or the RSS feed to keep up on the latest inspiration out there! 

Let’s continue our Christmas inspiration:

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Today we are featuring a wonderful site with tons of inspiring ideas.  I’m going to pull some of my favorite tutorials and ideas from their Christmas section but if you have time, you really need to check out what the rest of Cheeky Magpie has to offer!  You will NOT be disappointed.

First up is a magnificent chandelier ornament made out of paper and bling!  Isn’t this fantastic?? 

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Not only will you be inspired by this lovely ornament, but you can also learn how to make this on your own! 

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You can even download an SVG cut file to utilize or you can download the print file.  I’m loving this idea and can’t wait to make a few of my own.  What a fantastic idea!!

So visit the Cheeky Magpie site for more information and a tutorial on how to make this lovely project.

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You know I love to upcycle these days and this other project by the Cheeky Magpie demonstrates just how to accomplish this.  Check it out!

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This candy container uses the packaging from Prima! Also various cut files and some glittered words, bling, and flowers were used to create a very lovely packaging. 

You are just itching to make one right??

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That’s not all!  If you’ve ever used alcohol inks, you know just how versatile it is. . .  but this next example takes the cake! 

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If you are anything like me, I like to change it up a bit from one Christmas to another.  Well now you can.  Notice the beautiful pink glow to the lights above?  Well, those were originally WHITE lights!  No kidding!! 

You can find out how to take your white Christmas lights and tint them to match your holiday décor.  The best part is it is reversible. Click the lights tutorial for more information!

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and last but certainly not least is:

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the most adorable cone Christmas trees you’ve ever seen!  I love how the pattern shines through the light and the cutout lets the light through.  So very pretty!  The bling just gives it that extra something.  LOVE IT!!

So run on over to the Cheeky Monkey blog for even more inspiration. Be prepared to say a while though. There is lots to see!!!

Don’t forget to participate in the the blog hop at Want2Scrap to win a chance at two $25.00 gift certificates to the store!!

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Please come back tomorrow for another day of inspiration!!
Michele

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Day 7: Gift-Giving Inspiration  

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Gift-giving is an art form and like anything else, it works both ways. If you want to be really good to your family this year, you’ll make a list of gift ideas for them.  You know to point them in the right direction . . . head off some of that Christmas anxiety.  We could all use a little of that right??

Well you can start easing some of that pain by being inspired by this lovely Wish List project brought to you by Pink Paislee

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Isn’t this fabulous?  Well hop on over to the Pink Paislee blog for more details on this project.  You are sure to be inspired with all this lovely Christmasness!

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Next is an amazing wish list created by the very talented Melissa Samuels of Passionately Artistic blog.  She has not only created a tutorial for this beeeeautiful wish list:

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she will also be teaching a Ustream class on how to make this project.  So be sure to mark your calendars. The class with be December 13 at 9 pm EST.  I know I’ll be there!!

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Now that you are thinking heavily about buying and receiving presents, let’s do a 180 and think about holiday treats!  What better way to sustain your shopping prowess then with a little jolt of candy to keep you awake. 

Well you can visit Patti from a Touch from the Heart to see her project on candy cane giving!!

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I love this idea and the fact that it doubles as an ornament is the bomb!  So head on over and visit Patti’s blog for more information on how you can make one for yourself.

Don’t forget the blog hop and Want2scrap $25.00 gift certificate giveaway!


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Have a great day,
Michele

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Day 6 of 12 Days of Christmas Creativity!  

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Welcome as we count down our 12 days of creativity! On day 6 we are concentrating on using our stash already on hand as well as getting the kids involved in making their own one-of-a-kind gift items. So today is  one of those days where you will pull your products and let the kids get involved in making their own crafty gifts.

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Are you ready to begin?

Let's start with an adorable ornament courtesy of hostess with the mostess that is very easy for the kids to make. I love the faces and hats on these little guys. So much fun to make!
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Another kewl idea is to have the kids decorate their own envelopes for their wish lists to Santa, courtesy of Family Fun.
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The gingerbread house is always a favorite in our house. Why not make one that will last a bit longer.  Here’s a great idea using Cork. Isn't that fun?



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It’s a great way to get the kids involved by letting them make their own gifts for friends. Jewelry is always a hit so how about a Chinese Staircase Bracelet? Here’s a great video to get you started. This will provide hours of enjoyment. :)


Thank you so much for stopping by again today. I truly enjoy your comments. Did I tell you how much yet??? Well I truly love your comment!!


Don’t forget the blog hop and Want2scrap $25.00 gift certificate giveaway!


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Have a great day,
Michele

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Tag Tutorial: Facets with Tim Holtz!  

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I’m so glad I found Tim’s tag tutorial today because I just ordered some of his faceted charms and now I get to play!!  You will also hopefully also be inspired as we highlight his fabulous tutorial in honor of our 12 days of Christmas inspiration!!

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Isn’t this tag beautiful!??  and so many hand-made touches from the facets to the dangles and even the wish tag.  I’m lovin’ it.

Tim will take you through exactly how to create this multilayered jewel. 


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Well what are you waiting for???  Get on over to the Tim Holtz blog and find out how to make this little beauty all by yourself!! 

Here is a mini recap of some of his other tags he is showing for the days of Christmas:

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Run on over to his blog and be inspired.  I can’t right now or I will get sucked in and won’t get this post finished!!
 
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Next is another ornament idea for you.  Since we are approaching the holidays and all and I’m obsessed with making ornaments, I have another one to share with you!

Jackie from the Hybrid Chick is sharing how she makes her pinecone ornaments.

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I love that she used hybrid techniques to make this adorable little ornament.  The colors are just precious and would also make an excellent addition to your gift packaging this year!

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The next thing I would like to inspire you are a pair of beautiful cards by Nina of Nina B. Designs.  She was asked to case one of her very own cards for a challenge.  That would be so difficult!!  Here is her original card:

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Love how she made the stamped ornament dimensional!  The stitching and the bow are just beautiful.  Love everything about this card.

. . . and here is her cased card:

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Beautiful!!  The little pearls accenting the stamped image give it that extra special touch. 

Well that’s all the inspiration I have for you today!  Please stop back by tomorrow for another daily dose of Christmas inspiration.

Oh and don’t forget to participate in the the blog hop at Want2Scrap to win a chance at two $25.00 gift certificates to the store!!

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Please come back tomorrow for another day of inspiration!!

Michele

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Classes: Holiday Style with Shimelle  

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Welcome back for another installment of the our 12 Days of Creative Christmas!! 

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Today we are featuring a wonderful site that offers all the inspiration you will need. I stalk . . I mean frequent this site quite a bit but, in my defense, the start of the holiday season just wouldn’t be complete without partaking of one of Shimelle’s awesome Christmas classes. I’ve had the pleasure of doing her Journal Your Christmas class for the second time this year and I just love them.

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Don’t forget to check out what all this creative chica has to offer.  You can watch videos, sign up for classes, and even download some freebies along the way. 

Just one great example is this fabulous tag garland of hers!  Isn’t that just delish?  You really need to check her Christmas tag garland tutorial out. 
 
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She gives great instructions on the flower wrapping technique and painting using the negative of a punch out. Here’s a video of the technique.  Love it!!! 



 

There really is so much to enjoy on Shimelle’s site. She also has free downloads every now and again and right now she has a great desktop wallpaper, A Christmas Manifesto to help you get into the Christmas spirit.

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Isn’t that fabulous?!  She has this available in red or green.  Not only can you use it on your computer but you can also print it out as she did and put it in a frame . . perfect for holiday décor.  image
I hope you’ve enjoyed your inspiration for today. I also want to thank you so much for the lovely comments and feedback on the site.  I read all of the comments and I appreciate all of the new followers as well. 

Don’t forget to participate in the the blog hop at Want2Scrap to win a chance at two $25.00 gift certificates to the store!! 

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Michele

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