Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Beachy Ornament

Hi Everyone!  It's time to get started on those holiday ornaments. I think your going to love this one!  Not only is it a beautiful hand-made ornament, but it's also a great way to remember a wonderful vacation:

Here's a look from another angle:

This was very easy to make.  Start with a clear glass ornament from your local craft store. Pour in some sand from your summer vacation, attach a ribbon and a tag.  As you can see, I was in La Jolla this summer!  You can even add some small shells, I just didn't happen to collect any on this trip.

What's that?  You didn't bring any sand back from your vacation?  Not a problem!  Just tuck this ideas away for next year!

This project was inspired by One Artsy Mama.  Here is her ornament:

I hope you are inspired to get started on your Holiday Crafting.  I'll be posting more crafts here at November Rose.  Be sure to stop back!  Meanwhile, don't forget to check out Pins To Creations for more fabulous ideas!
Happy Crafting/Pinning!

Sharing on Make It Monday!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Oh Baby!

Time for a "New Baby" Card!  There are so many adorable ways to go with this theme.  I chose this from the new Artiste® cartridge from Close To My Heart®:
I couldn't resist this diaper card/envelope with the safety pin.  Believe me, the cartridge had this cut for me in no time!  All I had to do was put it together.  Gotta love it!

Don't forget, you can get your very own cartridge by clicking my SHOP link at the top of my blog.

Now, head over to My Time To Craft to see what the rest of the Design Team has created - you are going to love what you see!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Blog Candy Winner

Drum-roll please.....

#6 Kathy
Kathy's Krafts and More!

Here's another look at your prize:

Congratulations Kathy!  Please contact me with your mailing information within the next 7 days.

Thank you to everyone who commented and became followers!  Love you all!  I hope you'll continue to visit (and comment!).  You never know when there might be another giveaway!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thanksgiving/Fall Hop

Welcome to the very first Pins To Creations Blog Hop.  If you just came from the Pins To Creations Blog, you are in the right place!

To get things started, I created this adorable card:

I was inspired by this card from Pinterest:

The only thing I changed was the collar.  As I recall, those pilgrims didn't like anything too fancy! 

I also created this candy dish:

My inspiration:

I didn't have a jar with a lid, so mine started out like this:

That's right!  I glued a candlestick to a square glass container.  Both were purchased at the Dollar Store  for a grand total of $2.00!

Now, let me tell you about my Blog Candy.  I am giving away this wonderful stamp set, some journaling cards, and some bling!  

Here's what you need to do to qualify for the drawing:
1.  Become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already).
2.  Add my blog button to your blog (if you have one).
3.  Leave me a comment.

Pretty simple!  I will randomly choose a winner on Tuesday night.  Good luck!

Your next stop on this hop is Ashley's Blog.  Happy Hopping!

This is the line-up for our hop.  I wouldn't want you to get lost!

Mandee(Scrappin Madge) -

linking to Make It Monday.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Vintage Christmas

It's hard to believe that it's time for Christmas ideas already.  Of course, considering I was freaked out by a Target Christmas ad on television in early October...I guess I shouldn't be shocked!  
This week it's time for Vintage Christmas at My Time To Craft.  I'm not much of a 'colorer' - I promise, someday, I'm going to sit down,  practice, and get good at it!  In the meantime, I used colored pencils on this image:

The image is from Christmas Love (D1492) Close To My Heart®.  The papers and trim are bits and pieces from my craft room!
Be sure to stop by to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for you.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop again tomorrow.  
Pins To Creations is having a blog hop that you won't want to miss!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

For All the Teachers

Welcome to my very first post for our new blog:  Pins To Creations.  I decided to create this post for all of my teacher friends.  Everyone knows that teachers are constantly trying to find new ideas for their classrooms that don't cost a lot of money.  Well, here is one that I found that is also a great way to recycle:  

The Perfect Way to Practice Spelling/Sight Words
I collected soda bottle caps and wrote the letters of the alphabet on them.  I made 5 complete sets.  One way to use this idea is to have students look at the picture and try to spell the word.

When they are done spelling, they turn over the card and check for accuracy.  You can adapt this for any list of words you are currently using in your classroom.  

I keep the bottle caps in plastic zip bags.  I put all of the vowels in a separate bag to make it easier to find them.  You can organize the caps according to the needs of your students.  This idea was originally found

This makes a fabulous Word Work Literacy Station.  

So, teacher friends, start saving those bottle caps.  The best part?  If the caps get lost, it's very easy to replace them!  

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Pink and Brown

That's the new challenge at My Time To Craft.  So, I pulled out my Artiste Cricut Cartridge® to make this little gift bag:

The papers are retired, but the sentiment is from Salutation Seals C1461 - Close To My Heart®.
I have to be honest, this gift bag took me just a few minutes to make.  Don't you just love those quick and easy projects?  
Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please be sure to stop by the My Time To Craft Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  Then be sure to get started on your project, we really want to see what you create!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Do You Love Pinterest?

I can finally share my exciting news!   A new blog is starting and I have been asked to be a Design Team Member.  The new blog is:

On this blog we will take Pinterest inspiration to creation!  We will create everything from cards to food and home decor.  I hope you will join us on this wonderful journey.  Be sure to click the link to the blog and meet the rest of the Design Team.  The posts will begin on Monday.  See you there!