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Happy New Year!!!!!

Happy New Year to all of you!!!!

Have fun this New Years Eve and stay safe!!!!

I’ll see you all next year!!! 🙂

Nadya

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Merry Christmas!!!!

Merry Christmas to you all!!!

I know it’s Christmas Eve today but still… 🙂 I hope that you all are enjoying your time with family today and tomorrow!!! What a wonderful time to celebrate the birth of our Savior!!!!!

We’ll be opening out gifts tomorrow morning and the girls can not wait to open them up. We got them all wrapped last night and got them under the tree.

Our families and friends have been asking for new photos of the girls so I thought I’d post some pictures that I took of them from last Sunday as we were getting ready to go to Church.

Katherine, Leda and Sara… 🙂

Merry Christmas to you all!!!!!!

Nadya 🙂

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Paper Christmas Trees…..

I love making these paper Christmas tress. They are so much fun and so easy to make.

I was shown how to make them couple of years ago by couple of friends from one of the message boards.

All you need is a couple of Styrofoam Cones, I guess as many of them as you want but you’ll need online one cone per tree. 🙂

Then pick your colors and style of Christmas cardstock. All of my trees were different. That makes it more fun I think. 🙂

Cut your printed paper 1″ wide and 3″ long. You can arrange the loops of paper on your tree how ever you like it.
When you make a loop make sure that you don’t crease it.
You can use those needles with the top hat kind of thing to hold your loops of paper on the cone. I used hut glue gun this time around. I found that the needles don’t really hold the paper in place very well, but with hut glue gun those papers don’t move at all.
Once you have all of your loops on the cone you can add some thing to the top. It came be a ribbon bow, some flowers or what ever else you have on hand.

I added some jewels and stickles to the papers after I was done with everything, just to make the trees sparkle little more…

I made three trees for our auction this passed week.

The first picture is of the trees that I did about two years ago. Last pictures are of the two trees that I made for the auction, I totally forgot to take a picture of the third tree….. So, sorry your not going to see the third tree.

Thanks for looking and I hope you’ll try these out. They are really easy to make and so much fun. You can even have your kids help you.

And don’t forget to check out Practical Scrappers for more Christmas ideas….

Merry Christmas,
Nadya 🙂

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First day of Auction…..

I’m so tired right now….
Went to bed last night just pass midnight and got up at 6am this morning to be at the School by 7:30am for the auction.

I need to remember to take a picture of our tables when I go back in couple of hours and post it for your all to see.

We already sold some things there. WOOHOO!!! Very exciting!!!! Parents were looking at our stuff right and left… hee hee 🙂 So much excitement!!!!

I can so see the Lords work in this!!!!!!

So anyways thought I’d give a small update for you all!!!! I’ll be back soon with some pictures hopefully!!!

Nadya

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Christmas altered gifts and wrapping…

This week at Practical Scrappers we were asked to do some kind of Christmas wrapping or a gift that we have done.

As you all know I’ve been doing things for our Auction. One of the things that I’m entering is a Gift wrapping basket. I altered a tin that you saw couple of weeks ago. I made over 40 gift tags. A friend of mine came over to help with a lot of things, so I had her stamp Christmas images on the tissue paper. I also got some cheapboard boxes at our local craft store and altered them, added some ribbon and some Christmas embellishments on top. So that was my entry for Practical Scrappers this week.

And here are my gift boxes with the Christmas tissue paper.

Thanks for stopping by today!!! Stay tuned for more fun Christmas ideas!!! 🙂

Merry Christmas!
Nadya

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Christmas Cards….

Don’t you just LOVE Christmas? I do… 🙂 It’s been some what cool around here weather wise and it’s been so nice. I even pulled out a blanked while I was on the couch watching my husband play his game, it was that chilly… I know many of you are going to say it’s not cold in Hawaii… LOL 🙂 But trust me when you get used to the weather you will know the difference between summer weather and winter. And I’m enjoying my cool breezy afternoons!!!! 🙂

Today is another fun day at Practical Scrappers and they are featuring some of my cards. If you haven’t been to their blog yet go check them out. They have a lot of great Christmas ideas.

These cards are very simple, nothing fancy. All of these cards will be going in too our Church Auction that is starting tomorrow. The Auction is a fundraiser for our Church Building Fund. Can’t wait till we go tonight to set things up.

Some of the supplies that I used are:
Christmas colors cardstock.
Red, crystal stickles.
For the scalloped square shape on the cards I used Accent Essentials cricut cartridge.
Black pen for pen stitching.
Creative Memories Galaxy mini maker.
Creative Memories star maker.
Buttons.
Ribbon.

For this card I used “Merry Christmas” stamp set by BoBunny.

On this card the I used staz-on ink and the snowflakes are from Christmas stamp set by Martha Steward.

The wreath is the same as you saw couple of weeks ago. Used CM galaxy maker and star maker. “Mele Kalikimaka” is Hawaiian way to say Merry Christmas… 🙂 and that stamp came from CTMH “Tropical Christmas” stamp set, same with the above card.

For this cards I used BoBunny “Merry Christmas” stamp set for the tree and sentiment.

On this card I used Christmas stamps by Martha Steward and “Merry Christmas” stamp set by BoBunny.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you liked my Christmas cards. Don’t forget to check out Practical Scrappers for more great Christmas ideas. I’ll be posting more fun projects this week. 🙂

Merry Christmas!
Nadya 🙂

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Advent Calendar…

Today one of my projects is being featured at Practical Scrappers… WOOHOOO!!!! 🙂

When I first saw this advent calendar I fell in love with it… hee hee No really! I had to make this the same day as I saw it.

Christmas with the Cricut had Christina from Creations with Christina as a guest designer one week and one of the things that Christina made for Christmas with the Cricut was this awesome Advent calendar. It was so easy to make.

You can watch Christina’s videos on how she did it here and here at her blog…

Here is my take on this advent calendar.

I had saved bunch of those card board idea sheets that Creative Memories puts with their paper packs. I knew there was a reason why I saved them… 🙂

I cut the shape using Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge. Had my cricut set to multi cut 3 times (depends on how old your blade is and if you have a deep cut blade) blade set to 6 and pressure to max, size 4 inches. I cut 14 of these cards. Pick your paper pattern and cut the same shape, same size but 24 of them.

I then used glue and glued the patterned paper to the card board shapes. On this photo you can see how much glue I put. The blurry part is the glue.

I used Fabric glue, I used this glue only because it dries fast. You’ll need 2 rings and something to punch wholes with. I used my Making Memories Eyelet setter the biggest size.

Advent calendar standing. The calendar is very sturdy so it stands on it’s own.

Here are some pictures of couple of the pages.

When you get to # 12 you’ll flip the pages over just like the original Advent calendar that was done by Christina that is why that 24 is upside down. Don’t forget to go to her blog and check it out.

I used Creative Memories Open House gift set from two years ago, Christmas stickers.
Some of the other shapes I cut out from a patterned paper that I had used and had scraps left over.
Creative Memories Christmas die cuts and Paper Dolls Dress Up Cricut cartridge for other shapes. The numbers are Lyrical Letters cartridge and other stickers.

Lots of stickels. White gel pen on some of the die cuts.

I had a lot of fun doing this project. This is going in to our Auction next week Wednesday. 🙂
Thanks for visiting my blog today and don’t forget to check out Practical Scrappers for more awesome Christmas ideas!!!!

Nadya 🙂

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I’ve been busy…..

It’s Thursday December 3rd, last month of 2009. WOW! How did we get here so fast?
Christmas is almost here, I can’t wait!!! 🙂 Wish our family could come and join us for Christmas, but I know we are in their hearts and they are in our hearts during this Holiday season.

So, now to the reason why I’ve been MIA for couple of weeks. I’ve been working a lot on our Church Building Fundraiser Craft Silent Auction/Bake Sale. And it’s happening next week!!! WOW! All that anticipation and excitement is about to come to an end. I can’t wait till Tuesday next week when we’ll go in and set the tables and our items and get everything ready for Wednesday morning. Our auction is 3 day long and it is held at our Elementary School. We have so many wonderful things, so many different Christmas gift ideas that so many ladies have come up with. I will be sharing them with you all when I get more time to actually do that. I can feel the Lords hand working in this auction so much. He has already blessed it abundantly and I can’t wait to see what else He will do. 🙂 I’m so excited!!!!

So that’s what I’ve been up too. That and working on projects for Practical Scrappers. Don’t forget they are featuring a lot of Christmas projects right now. This week is Cards and I can’t tell you what next week is you’ll just have to go to PS and check it out and don’t forget to play along.

I haven’t shared with you my layout for PS from couple of weeks ago so here it is. We had to use acrylic paint. So I painted my cheapboard stars with English Lace and Yellow acrylic paint. I also used the negative peace that was left after I punched the stars out as my stencil and stenciled the stars on the cardstock using the English Lace paint.
CTMH “Blue Ribbon” sticker pack for the accents and such.
Blue and red cardstock.
Printed cardstock.

Here it is…

Thanks for visiting my blog!!!! 🙂

Nadya

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