PLEASE TAKE THE TIME to do an inventory of your home! A FIRE can destroy your life in a flash. I would HATE to have ANYONE go through what I am going through!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cottage Christmas FUN!


I have had a BLAST with Cottage Christmas from Imaginisce. I made a Christmas card, layout and then my Countdown to Christmas:

Here is my card:
and my layout. This is of all 4 of my Grandchildren that was taken on Saturday evening after we put up the Christmas Tree. Of course, this is picture number 12!! WOW, getting the 4 of them to sit still, look at the camera and smile was a WORKOUT, but SO WORTH IT!! I used the sketch this week over at Sketchy Thursday.

And here is my Countdown to Christmas that I HOPE will become a Family Heirloom! OH MY I LOVE how it turned out, just the way I pictured it in my head!! LOVE when that happens!! LOL!
I found this canvas with a snow scene that had been painted on it for $3.00 at the local thrift store. I KNEW when I seen it what I was going to use it for and just kept thinking and looking and FINALLY after 15 hours of playing with it, it is done and I AM THRILLED with it!!

Here is a close up of the tree. I cut the strips on my Cricut with Makes The Cut and then put them together and inked the edges. My daughter added the bling to it with her i-rock! I NEED on of those!! I had to put a picture of all 4 of my grandkids on it and I made it to where I can change it our every year!! TOO COOL!!

Here is my Snowflake topper, SO BLINGY!!

and my little scene under the tree, I used Liquid Applique to get the snow effect. TOO CUTE!

And here is my brick fireplace, OH MY, I have a new found admiration for "real life" brick layers!! HOLY COW!! I cut strips of paper 1/2" wide and then just cut them at different lengths.

My fire was the worst thing, I don't know how to color well!! LOL! But, it did turn out nice.
Here is a close-up of my Christmas banner and you can see that I built the mantle out with some cardboard.

and everyday I get to change the tag, notice the actual upholstery brad up there? I thought that was NEAT, and it was SUPER Easy to push right into the wood frame of my canvas.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!!



  1. Girl! You did a fantastic job I love them so much!!!!!!!!!! Perfect for Christmas! ♥

  2. Gorgeous!Love your card and your Christmas Countdown is awesome!
    Beautiful take on the sletch!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

  3. Lots of great stuff in this post!!! Love it all!!

  4. Lots of great ideas here, thanks for sharing! Love your layout, great use of the sentiment! Thanks for joining the Sketchy Thursdays party this week!!

  5. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is AMAZING!!!! JUST WOW WOW WOW AMAZING!! Thanks soooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. Kim, this is amazing girl!!! I loooooove all the little details and can totally tell how much work you put into this. Awesome job!!
    - April

  7. Wow Kim. What an amazing job. I love the card and the layout, but the canvas was so worth your effort. It is sure to be an heirloom.