Tuesday, December 28, 2010

End of another Year

Well, it's the end of another year and I thought I'd share with all of you what I've been doing over the past month.  Yes I know I should share as I'm creating, but sometimes I just can't stop to post a note here.  At any rate here are the items I've worked on.  Be advised....this post is heavy with photos!!!

A bag and tag shared with members of my local crop group.  The bag was a 6 for 6 swap.  I used a file from Penny Duncan for the topper and just made a very simple applique type bag.  The charm is made from repurposed clam shell packaging, alcohol inks and a few beads.

Honey's birthday was in the middle of December and he requested NO GIFTS!!!!!  Since I couldn't let his big 60 pass without something, I used another Penny Duncan file (modified for my needs) to make him an exploding box birthday card.

Also on tap was a special gift for the mother of a friend who had a special angel looking over her recently.

For Christmas Hunny always likes hats (he's taken to wearing fedoras of late), so rather than buying him one (kind of like buying a handbag for a woman) I made him a Fedora card with a gift certificate enclosed.  I had some fun with this using flocking, velvet ribbon, feathers and best of all Make the Cut for the file.  If you'd like the file, leave me a comment with a way to contact you and I'll be happy to send it on to you.

Whew.  If you've stuck with me this far, thanks so much.  I've done a few other items, but I think those might have to wait for another post.
Hope each of you has had a Merry Christmas and that the New Year brings Happy Crafting to all.
I don't have a New Year's resolution (can't manage to keep the darned things) but I have decided to keep an accomplishment journal.  I want to try to log at least one accomplishment each day.  My hope is to be able to look back at them and review all that I've accomplished rather than on a list of things I set out to do and didn't complete.  Here's hoping you too will have a year filled with accomplishments.


  1. Hi Dawn...all of your goodies are just so cute. Love the HAT card, I first I thought it was the real thing until I read on that it was a card. He must have really liked that.
    You always amaze me at the talent you have and all of your creations!! TFS Char

  2. SCAL, the Cricut and Alchohol Inks - I knew exactly who this is! Damn it - I wasn't too old for Lymphoma after all!!! Just had my second chemo treatment yesterday and truckin' on through! I am blogging about the whole thing - since the day after Thanksgiving when we got the news. In case you want to check it out, here is where it starts...


    I can't wait to be back at a crop soon so I can learn more cool tricks from you! Take Care, Heather

  3. I found your blog through Char. She emailed the link to the crop list. I have yet to make it to one of the crops, but I will make myself do it at least once in 2011.
    Love your blog.

  4. Dawn your projects are AWESOME ma'am!!! I'm honored you like some of my files and what a GORGEOUS creations you made them into!!!!!!

  5. Dawn, what amazing projects hon! LOVE the hat and the way you presented the gift to him was so touching and what a memory it will have for many years longer than the hat itself!! I think my favorite though is the Angel Feather Ornament! Wow, how awesome- something so simple yet packs such a punch. I may have to make this for a friend of my son's, as she lost both her grandparents this year! *Hugs* and thanks so much for sharing!

  6. For a new blogger, you're not too shabby. Welcome and thanks so much for sharing, you've done some wonderful work. C2

  7. Just started to follow your blog. You have some fantastic ideas. I especially like your accomplishments journal idea. Very positive. Looking forward to your next posts.

  8. Great projects Dawn! I just love the exploding box card. I also really like your idea of keeping an accomplishment journal. Happy New Year to you Dawn. I know you will accomplish Many things. :)

  9. Enjoyed your site, Thanks for sharing with us.