World Card Making Day C. C. Designs Hop For World Card Making Day C. C. designs is having a Hop!!! This is the first time I get to do a HOP for World Card Making Day. There is also a DISCOUNT CODE for World Card Making Day in the C. C. Designs store.
I decided to make a mini card set that can be a gift set for a friend. I wanted these mini cards to be o so cute so I used the Scalloped Rectangles diet set for the bases.
The focal point is the cute little fawn from the Fawned Stamp Set with the sentiment from the card. This will be a little gift than can keep on giving. Read More
Curating For Christmas | Christmas In July Curating for Christmas is a magical beautiful time of the year when Jill Norwood the magnificent mind from Greenwood Girl Cards Blog in my opinion kicks off the Christmas Season. Jill creates beautiful Christmas tags for her family and friends almost year round and as the Christmas Season begins does her annual Curating for Christmas youtube video. This is a Christmas call to arms and to share your creative crafty space in all the holiday cheer with others. This is when we get to Deck The Halls of our Crafty Spaces and share our videos. It is truly an inspiration to everyone in how we decorate our crafty spaces for the holidays and can keep them functional for all of the Crafty Christmas fun. Truth be told I sometimes struggle with the decorative and functional part.
This past year I decorated my craft room and it was my favorite year so far. I finally was able to find a good balance to display my Crafty items and Vintage items. So many things happened during the last Christmas that I was not able to share these photos and video. I am having fun finally sharing my last Christmas decor this Christmas in July Season.
My craft hutch was half craft and half decor. the top shelf was a fun display of some of my Vintage and “Fintage” (Faux Vintage) finds. I finally found a good mix for both and I wanted to keep it this way year round.
My favorite part had to be the garland. This was a combination of new and vintage. I added pinecones, lights and mercury glass ornaments and then intertwined this paper garland from Bloom along with other vintage goodies from this store.
The faux tin lights also from Bloom give it a little touch of the old lights I remember from my Grandfather’s ranch in Mexico.
If you can’t tell I’m completely obsessed with this garland. It was the crown of my Christmas decor. I also had a small tree with the beginnings of my Tiffany & Co. Christmas ornament collection.
This little tree guarded by my golden vintage deer has last year’s blown glass heart ornament and the previous year’s candy cane ornament. I plan to get a new Tiffany ornament each year.
I treasure my golden deer and my white celluloid deer and hope to find some more of these treasures in the future.
Please check the video link below to see a tour of my Curating For Christmas 2017 that I have not shared until now. I hope this coming Christmas season has many happy memories and even more craftiness to come.
I look forward to this year’s Curating For Christmas from Jill and all of the crafty people out there. Search the amazing videos ur fellow crafters have shared of there Curating for Christmas.
Our Christmas Home Decor, In the spirit of Christmas in July I wanted to share all of the Christmas decorations from our Christmas of 2107. I never got around to actually posting the videos and photos that I took during Christmas in 2017. I love when we get to celebrate my favorite holiday half way through the year like a Christmas Half Birthday!
We decorated the inside of our house in rustic cabin style decor this last year. I am not completely sure what it will end up being this but I am hoping for more of a vintage style for this Christmas.
We started with the main Christmas Tree in the living room. It is prelim which makes decorating a nine foot tree much easier. the focal point this year was a large vintage style sign that simply and beautiful read “Christmas”
It is a beautiful reproduction we found at the Vintage Market Days last year. They have shows throughout the country all year round. I love making some of the ornaments for our tree every year. Some store bought ornaments are altered a little just for a vintage look. The wooden stars wrapped in rusty wire are handout reclaimed wood print cardstock. Our handmade garland is made from very soft flannel fabric that I tore in strands and then sewed end to end. It is very soft and sometimes want to wear it as a very long scarf.
My favorite decor pieces that I love using every year are my knit deer set. They always add a beautiful handmade look to our home. The momma and baby dear are my treasure from the Ralph Jones Display and Christmas store in Las Vegas. I like to dress them up with bows or garlands to coordinate with the yearly changing decor.
The deer family are usually surrounded by our families gifts. They usually get tucked into the tree branches to keep them snuggly in the decor. The baby deer has the most adorable and whimsical smile that brings much happiness to our decor. Another little touch is a gift we received from my crafty friend Pea. She created a set of the amazing Gingerbread Men for our home. Whimsical Endeavors is Pea’s shop where you can purchase her patterns to make a set of your own. She also makes patterns for other holidays and her amazing work has been published in Prims Magazine. I was fortunate that this year I didn’t break my phone (yes it happens a lot) and I was able to post the Christmas videos I had recorded. This video from my Youtube channel Amadoreros has a full walk through our Christmas Home Decor including our Starbucks Tree and village.
I hope to get more inspiration for this year’s Christmas while I share These pictures and videos from last year. I would love to hear what your favorite Christmas decor piece brings you joy.