Monday, November 8, 2010

It's on My Mind

Perhaps I am thinking about Christmas because my mall has already decorated for the holiday season, yep the halls are decked with boughs of holly. Being a mom makes the holidays a thousand times better....for me. I am already excited about wrapping up special gifts for the girls and this year I am starting a new tradition with them, an advent calendar! Of course I still need to figure out what to put in the 24 pockets x 2. I don't want to do candy....I am not a big fan of party favor knick knack toys I need to think about this...any ideas? I thought charms for a charm bracelet would be fun, but they are still a few years too young I think. Let me know what you do with your advent. And how do I keep them out of the the other pockets when I am taking a shower? A few days ago I mentioned that Pink Persimmon has released a couple of new holiday stamp sets. I used one of the sets for these projects. Cathe Holden is their new stamp designer and I love Cathe's work. I have been following her blog Just Something I made for a while now. If you love the look of vintage graphic design, you will love her too.
I found this plain ceramic ornament at Michael's for $1.29. I used Staz on ink to stamp the image. I will be honest, it took me many many applications before I stamped an image that I was happy with. Nice thing about the ceramic-I just washed it again again until I liked my stamped design. I left it overnight to dry, and used a glue pen as my adhesive for the red glitter I sprinkled on as holly berries. The monogram M is an American Crafts Thicker.

The red stripe Ribbon? May Arts of course! If you NEED your own set of Cathe Holden stamps, you can find them right HERE along with the entire collection of Pink Persimmon stamps and goods. I will be back tomorrow with my creations form the other set from Cathe.
Have a wonderful day, raining here in SoCal, so wonderful.


Connie said...

thanks for a great idea!! Lokks great!!

sophie said...

this ceramic decoration is so elegant!! really nice!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

i used to have an advent calendar when i was small...i totally want to make one now, but still thinking of how i want to make it. charms is a cute idea! maybe little notes is some?
love your card and ornament, sam! beautiful!
hope you are having a wonderful day, sam!
*hugs* steph :)

Lynn said...

great projects and ideas.

jen said...

Awesome! I think that ceramic ornament would make a great gift!! :)

Suzanne said...

your projects are beautiful!!!!! Love the ceramic ornament! I saw these as well, but did not have an idea! (now I do) You are so talented!