Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas Banner and a Good Bye

Hello Cardz TV Gallery friends, Brenda here from Friends Crafting with Friend and it is my turn to share a project with you. It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that this will be my last post for Mary's Gallery DT. It has been a struggle to create since the passing of my beloved husband and I just don't feel I'm giving a 100% to my DT projects anymore. I think I just need to focus on getting some scrapping done of my late husband so I can heal some and decide who I am without him. Sounds weird I know, but how I am feeling right now. Also my German Shepard, Savannah is keeping me very busy as well. I've never owned a big dog before and she isn't like my sweet little Pockets, who I had to have put down as well. Anyway, I hope to come back and design for Mary one day, but who really knows what God has in store for me. I hope I continue to do some crafting in some form, but one never knows. Right now, I'm just going to focus on getting crafty in my scrapbooking and gifts. It's been a pleasure and honor designing for you Mary, I will miss you and the design team very much!! I plan to keep up with both blogs as well cause I don't want to miss anything. Mary, you are awesome and I thank you for having me as a designer!!!!

Now that that is out the way, lets move onto my last project for the Gallery. I did a banner for my bathroom. I had a cute little one before that I hung at the bottom of my mirror, but over time (many years) it got wet and such, so I finally trashed it and decided to make another. This one I hung up high so water wouldn't be an issue. I'm sorry for the pictures, hard to get a good photo in the bathroom!!! The recipe is on my blog if you are interested. The Cardz TV stamp sets I used are: Glad Tidings and Merry Everything and you can find them here

Here is my banner before I put the gems on the letters.

With the gems and hanging on my bathroom mirror, up close.

Trying to get a pic of the whole mirror, didn't quite get it.

Another angle

A better view

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Cricut Cartridge-Pretty Pennants, Art Deco
Cardz TV Stamps-Glad Tidings, Merry Everything
Gems from my stash
hemp twine

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Stockings Were Hung...

Hello my crafty friends, hope your Sunday is one of relaxation. I'm off to a good start this Dec., and went to my first Christmas show of the season. It was a gift to me by my cousin and her boyfriend. We went to the American Music Theater in Lancaster, PA. Oh what a beautiful show it was!!! They took me last year too and I was hooked! We had such a lovely time and I didn't want the night to end. lol This is a picture of my cousin's daughter and I. She always called me and my husband aunt and uncle so she is more like a niece to me. Isn't that tree gorgeous?! There were many more in the theater that was just as gorgeous! They sang a lot of traditional songs as well as religious ones like "Mary Did You Know" and "Ava Maria". Just a stunning show and beautiful costumes. If you are ever in the area around this time of year, this is one place you have to go! Trust me you won't be sorry!

  Tis the season and I needed to get some tags made so I can get to wrapping my  Christmas gifts. So I made some simple, but oh so cute stocking tags. You can dress these up or down as much as you want. I kept mine simple so I could get many made. I still need to put my twine on these and I need to make more tags. I had fun making these and they only took me about an hour to make! I will just hand write to and from on the back of them. I put a white stocking on the back of each finished stocking to make them a little more substantial. This stocking die is a great way to use up those snippets as well. Everything I used to make these were snippets! Love it when I can do that!!! So I think I will head across the pond to play at the Snippet's Playground. It's always a great time over there!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you will come back each day as my design team sisters will have more inspiration for you using Cardz TV Stamps! 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
stocking die, snowflake die-My Creative Time
sentiments-Cardz TV Stamps