Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Stockings For Doggies!

Hi everyone! Christmas is right around the corner and it's so important to not forget your four legged family members during this happy and festive time! I have two dogs and one grand-dog that I love dearly and always buy them tasty and fun goodies for their stockings! All of the two-legged members of the family have hand-made, personalized Christmas stockings so I thought it only right to create some hand-made, personalized stockings for the dogs!

I got the idea for the bone shaped stockings on Pinterest (of course!) and then created my own pattern to use. All of the stockings were cut from canvas duck cloth and lined with bright cotton broadcloth. I  wanted to add in festive colors too, so each stocking has a colorful band and big bow in a Christmas-y pattern!

Glenn is my grand-dog and the oldest of the trio at 2.2 years and spends a lot of his days with me while his humans work. Since he is the alpha of this group, I gave his stocking a bold pattern of festive stripes and added in green twine and a bright green ribbon for trim.

I hand drew all the names with Sharpie permanent markers and gave each tag cute felt accents. Glenns' tag is decorated with felt and wooden stars, a bone and a happy red jingle bell!

Django is the younger brother to Glenn and the little man of the group! He gets a charming plaid for his stocking with sweet red accents of ribbon and twine.

Djangos' tag has fun polka dots along with an adorable felt Christmas tree. I added in a paw tag and a small silver bell.

Avery, the only girl, is just a puppy at 8 months and full of energy and sweetness. Her stocking is decorated with a girly polka dot trim and bow and accented with girly gingham and rickrack!

Her tag was lettered in bright green to be different from the boys! It also has a bright felt snowflake and heart for trim along with sparkly sequins for a more feminine touch! I can't wait to fill these stockings with holiday toys and treats. I will be including these home-made biscuits too! While you're at it, check out Barkbox- our dogs get one every month and looove them!




Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Fabric and thread from JoAnn
Ribbon and trim: Offray, Ribbon Boutique, stash
Sharpie Permanent markers
Acrylic Paints:Michaels
Doodlebug Design Twine (green)
Studio Calico wooden stars
Cartwright sequins
Bells by Creatology

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Warm Winter Wishes!

Hi everyone! Here in Colorado the nights are getting colder and it's perfect weather for a nice warm drink! These adorable teacups will hold all kinds of goodies and make the most adorable gift!

I used the tutorial found here on Christy's blog and I started with the adorable 'All Bundled Up' paper pack from Carta Bella. Such amazing paper with great winter colors and designs! These cups are so simple to put together- you could create a whole slew of them and then fill to the brim with your choice of warm treat!

Carta Bella paper is perfect for this kind of project as it is a heavier and textured card stock. This cup features winter stripes with a fun polka dot handle! The finished cup stands 3 inches tall and can be filled with tea bags, coffee packets or like mine, hot cocoa and marshmallows!

Here is a close up of the adorable tag that is attached. I layered a couple of 'Tremendous Tags' cut out of the 'All Bundled Up' paper along with some of the coordinating sticker elements. I added a bit of fun flock to the mittens and some Wink of Stella for sparkle. 

The red tea cup was originally cut about a 1/4 inch taller so I could scallop the edge for a bit of difference. I also cut the handle strip a bit wider and scalloped that as well. This cup features the beautiful and aptly named Snowflake Swirl from the 'All Bundled Up' paper pack. It too is filled with a goodie bag of cocoa and  topped off with it's own charming tag!

More of the beautiful patterned paper die cut into tags and layered with more stickers and sequins. I colored in the teacup image with Copic markers and added clear Wink of Stella to the snowflake and steam.

Of course, you can't have a warm cup of winter cheer without a bit of sweet to go with it! This tiny treat box is covered with the same fabulous designer paper and filled with chocolate goodies! I added in a big looped bow along with another of the sticker elements and more sequins! What a sweet treat this will be!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Carta Bella 'All Bundled Up' 12x12 paper pack
Memento Ink, Copic Markers
Stampin' Up Scallop Border Punch and square Scallop punch
Red/White straws from The Plaid Barn
Red and silver bells from Creatology (Michaels)
Creative Imaginations brad
White Fun Flock
Ribbon Boutique ribbon
Sequins from Made by Mish
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