Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Time with Chris

Hello everyone!
Can't you just feel it?  The pace is picking up everywhere you go... Christmas is almost here!  I had to go to a couple stores today and I was amazed at how busy they all were!  Well... today is a Tuesday, the day we spend with one of our design team members.... and this week we are spending time with the talented and super sweet Chris Olsen!  She has been working on some great projects to share with you and these just might help you with your own Christmas gifts!  Hand made gifts are still among the most appreciated of all... and they don't have to cost a fortune!  So be inspired today by Chris....Here is the treat she has for you today:

Good Morning Everyone!! I hope you have all had a great start to your week!! It has been very good here but still feel like I have a lot of catching up to do on so many things. Life at this time of year is just too busy. I keep saying each year that I am going to slow down and enjoy the true meaning of Christmas and every year it seems like I am doing the same thing...running like a chicken with my head cut off and still behind!!

Anywho...I have some more Christmas gifts or projects to share with you. These will be going in one of my gift baskets. This baskets theme will be red and snowflakes. I was thinking of making it an icecream sundae theme with the addition of some ornaments and gift cans.

The can has Lindt truffles inside as well as an ornament hidden in the middle. The lid is embossed with the snowflake from the Peace and Joy stamp set which was stamped in silver on red foil paper and embossed. The smaller snowflakes are created with the snowflake from Peace and Joy and the Create a Snowflake die from Spellbinders. The tag sentiment uses the His Gift sentiment. (For a close up of the image please click on it.)

Can recipe:
stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs- His Gift and Peace and Joy
paper: My Mind's Eye Wonderful Winter, very vanilla and American crafts foil paper
Accessories: zva Creative Pearl Flourishes, Prima Poinsettias, gold baubles, ivory lace from Wright, Celebrations red trim, Small paint can

The ornament is created with a combo of Spellbinders dies, a snowflake from Target and the stamp set His Gift. The image in the background is a poinsettia. I added some fun fur yarn and some red trim from Celebrations (purchased at Michaels).

Snowflake ornament recipe:
Stamps: His Gift from Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper: Very Vanilla, American Crafts Red and Gold Foil Paper
Accessories: Spellbinders Pendant die, fun fur yarn, gold snowflake ornament from Target

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thank you so much Chris!  I know I am always inspired by Chris' work!  I hope you have been too!  Why not leave her a little love here and then go check out her blog to see all the other great ideas she has put on paper lately!!!  She amazes me time after time!

Design Team Coordinator


Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, Chris!!! Your projects never disappoint!!! Always gorgeous and full of little details!! God Bless!!!

Donna said...

Chris, thank you for taking time during this busy season to make and share these beautiful projects with us. I love the true red color!

Dawn said...

oh WoW Chris!! fabulous projects!!!

Karen W said...

Chris these are just gorgeous and what a wonderful gift idea.

Deborah Saaranen said...

So very beautiful Chris! What a festive and pretty project!

Kelley said...

As usual, Chris, your attention to detail is spectacular!! Love your projects!

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