Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!!

I just love this time of year… a fresh start for everything!  Clean slate…  I am sure I am not the only one that makes New Year Resolutions… many don't believe in them, but I do.  I think having goals in mind and things to accomplish makes me more accountable and helps me make better choices!  (Even if it is for a couple of months!!  ) Hahahahahahaha

This year, SVGCutting files really got me off to a great start for the New Year!  Such fun cut files to play with, and so many to choose from right now.

To go with my New Year theme, (working out more) I made these adorable 5lb dumbbells.  They don't actually weigh 5 lbs… but they sure look like real weights!

I filled them with gum balls…A set will look great on my desk at work which will be a reminder I need to do some strength training!!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Toy Soldier Treat Boxes

OK… could these get any cuter??  Seriously, what an easy box to put together in a hurry!  I found this cut FREE at SVGCuts and literally whipped up two in no time at all…  the boxes are pretty deep, so a nice gift will fit just nicely inside.  ( Sometimes thebox is too big and you spend more money filling it or its too small and nothing fits in except a few candy kisses) so this one was just right!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Santa Pants

Does it get cuter than this?  I don't think so… This cut comes from SVG Cuts and it was a FREE file for their customers!  Merry Christmas!!  This cut was my favorite in the bunch… Santa Pants.  So fun to put together, once you get everything cut out that is…

I made this for a friend at work, I needed something cute to put her gift in, and well… it doesnt' get cuter!  Hahahahaha… One could get carried away with embellishments on this one, but it really doesn't need much!

I am putting some small gifts inside, but the legs are deep, so you could put bottles of wine inside each leg or a a bottle and a pretty wine glass, or tall items, or you could stuff the legs with tissue paper, like I did and place items on top!

I didn't get a lot of Christmas items done this year, I have a couple more to post, but I have been so dang busy, and sick, I haven't had much time to "play."  Merry Christmas everyone!!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Trainer Treats

OK… I will admit that this is cute!!  I bought the file at SVGcutting files.  I fell in love with it the moment I saw it, as I too am a Personal Trainer and I work in the fitness industry.
I made these two treat boxes for my Hubby's trainers!  I put in two Quest protein bars along with a gift Card to Chipotle and Voila!!

Check out that cute stamp!!  (Jaded Blossom) I made another one for my Hubby, but I need to get a gift card for it so I will post it a little later… What do you think?

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Elf on the Shelf

I had some fun with the Elf this year!  Its only me and my hubby, so I thought it would be fun to get the Elf and taunt my hubby… it was fun until we both got sick.  I put the elf in a bottle of protein powder and he hasn't had any for a couple of weeks… I hope he finds the Elf soon…

I made these darling Elfs from SVGCuts.  He was so much fun to put together… tiny little parts, but I swear he looks just like the Elf on the Shelf, Elf… right?

I made them to use as bag toppers, well, I intended them to go on something else, but that didn't work, so yes, bag toppers, and they were perfect.  

The bag is filled with a pair of fluffy soft socks and a bottle of lotion… inexpensive gift, but add the bag the topper and the ELF… and it made for a really nice gift presentation…right??

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Cards

It is tough to find time to craft when Hubby is home!!  He had elbow surgery a month ago, and therefore, he is home on the weekends now as opposed to golfing every weekend… I lose all creativity when he is home!
I was able to get a few things done, but not near as much as I wanted to do before Christmas, but Hubby was given the go-ahead to start swinging clubs again, so I think its going to be a crafting New Years!!
Here are a couple of Christmas cards I managed to cut and put together… Snow globes!  They turned out kind of cute… I got the file free from My Scrapchick… such cute things on her site!  I made them into cards, and used plastic on the front to give it a "glass-like" ball.  What do you think?

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Coffee Time

I loved this file since the first time I saw it!!  It's an adorable little coffee maker and cup…which is just perfect for a gift card or some small candies.  The file is found at SVGcutting files… so many cute ones there…