Santa’s Helpers Wine Charms

Hi all!  I’m not sure if any of you are sticking with me and my random absences.  If you are, say hi and let me know you are here! And, a big thank you from me!

I’m here today with a set of fun wine charms featuring the Santa’s Helpers set from Craftin’ Desert Divas.  I just loved that little llama when the set was released and finally added it to my collection recently.  I decided to make some wine glass charms with Shrinky Dinks.

Here are my sweet little helpers prior to shrinking.



Pre-shrinking (please disregard my really nasty toaster oven pan)


Post shrinking and also post reading the directions to see the recommendation to cover your pan with foil.

CDD Wine Charm Collage

And here they all are!  Aren’t they cute?  I created a wine bottle tag to go along with the set.  Each little helper is on a jump ring and strung onto a charm ring with some beads.  They really were quite easy to put together and came out really cute!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon (or in three weeks!)


Challenge Submissions:

Simon Says Stamps – Furry Friends

Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes Christmas


Christmas Cheer & Happy New Year

Hi all!  I’m here with a über-CAS Christmas card.  I ordered from Concord & 9th and just adored the new Christmas sets.  I hadn’t tried coloring on kraft cardstock, so I decided to give that a try.

CAS Penciled Lights

I stamped the Christmas light wreath in Sweet Tooth ink from MFT.  I then embossed over it with white embossing powder.   I picked traditional Christmas colors and quickly colored in the lights.  After coloring, I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine Onyx and embossed it with clear.  I found white wasn’t crisp enough for the small sentiment.  To top it off, I added some Wink of Stella to each light.  Since I’m considering this an option for mass production, I didn’t add any further embellishments. {Plus, I think I need to expand my selection of Nuvo colors — it currently consists of two.}

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!


Challenge Submissions

CAS on Fridays — #116 Color Me Pretty, use pencils or markers

The Merry Christmas Challenge — #34 Anything Goes Christmas



Digi Relay Day 3 – Toby Cub

I was bummed to read this morning that The Greeting Farm digi relay was ending early. It was such a big draw that the servers kept crashing on their site and getting the digis out to everyone was difficult. It was fun while it lasted and I’m glad to have a few more TGF stamps in my collection.

For my Toby Cub card, I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch from yesterday. Of course, I ended up changing it up a bit. Here’s the sketch and my card:

I used Prismacolor pencils and OMS to color Toby. I tried using Copics, but I didn’t have a color combo that I liked. It is always good to pull out something you haven’t used in a long time. I also pulled out some random patterned paper — I believe this was from a scrapping kit from SU. I was happy to finally use a little bit of it. The sentiment is from PTI’s Bitty Baby Blessings set. After putting everything together, I realized there wasn’t an embellishment on this card — no ribbon, Dew Drops, Stickles, etc. I had to add something — so I added just a touch of Platinum Stickles to his cheeks. Perfect – now I just need someone to have a baby boy!

Toby Cub
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Toby Cub (digi), PaperTrey Ink Bitty Baby Blessings
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Select White, SU patterned paper
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Other Stuff: Prismacolor pencils, OMS, Modern Tag Punch, Word Window Punch, Nestabilities, Platinum Stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by today!