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Friday, December 16, 2011

Spreading the Joy of Christmas - Last Day of Giveaway Reminder

There hasn't been nearly enough time for Christmas crafting this year but earlier this week I did get the cutest little garland made.  I found the inspiration in the Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.
It's super easy and I really did have fun making it.  My biggest challenge when working with papers is coordinating all the incredible colors and designs.  Especially when I'm looking through a huge mixed stack of paper I have, and not shopping from scratch.
I think I did a pretty good job but I'm always amazed by what everyone else comes up with.  I think the "Y" is my favorite.
 I used my cricut to cute the circles and I made the accordian folds by hand.  Instead of making the tags from scratch.  I used ones I already had and just cover them with scrapbooking paper and cute them down.  I used cricut to cut my letters too.  I'm so glad I got it last year.  I really want to find time to use it a lot more this year.
 I forgot to string the jingles bells in between the letters before taking the pictures.  In fact, I just now realized it while posting these pictures.  Well that's an easy fix since nothings permanent here.
I found out that as simple as fan/accordian folding is, I don't like doing it when there's a simpler way.  I went to Joanns craft store with my 40% off coupon and picked up this Martha Stewart Score Board and couldn't be happier with it.  The right tools make all the difference. (This is not a product review, just a product I like and wanted to share).
 So what's your biggest challenge when crafting or decorating?

P.S.  Don't forget to enter my Warmly Yours heated rug giveaway. Today's the last day!

Thanks to all the great hostess' in blog land, I'm linking up to the parties below.  Just click on the photos to visit them.  So many creative ideas ~ so little time....

Funky Junk Interiors
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal 
Sunday Showcase Party @ By Stephanie Lynn
Sundae Scoop Weekend Wrap Up Party @ I love Nap Time 
Before and After Party @ Thrifty Decor Chick'
Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill


  1. Hi Tracy,

    The garland is just beautiful! That is a really neat tool too. The garland looks like a lot of work but I know you will enjoy it for years to come.

    Sending wishes for a very Merry Christmas!
    Kindly, Lorraine

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  3. The banner is so sweet!

    Thank you for sharing the season at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!