There are always those special gifts you give to someone where you want the presentation to look just as special as the gift inside. This is where I knew I wanted to use Sandra’s new Tapestries art stamps for the job.Read more
Thanks to Hurricane Maria, I skipped Halloween for the first time in 23 years. No Thanksgiving either, although, I sat down with the kids and told them the million reasons why we needed to be thankful. I refused to skip Christmas! I found solar Christmas lights online and put them up. There's no shortage of sun here! Last week, we got power at our work places so we're immensely grateful. Can you imagine celebrating 75 days without electricity? Well, home is that way and so it is the reality for more than 60% of Puerto Rico.
After the free vaccination clinics we did, we're now spaying and neutering the same amount of dogs, 753 to be exact. It's the reason I'm still helping my husband at the clinic and you barely see me anywhere. Not that I don't miss you, which you know I do like crazy, but there's no time and almost no connectivity to the internet to go on social media as I used to.
I have collected nutcrackers since my son was a baby and about five years ago, I started creating my own using blank wooden nutcrackers to alter with paper. Last year, I experimented with Relics & Artifacts gorgeous Dresden trim collection to create one. This year, I thought I'd have to forgo the tradition when I spotted a single box at my local K-Mart. It was a girl, a Plum Fairy one at that and I can't tell you how much I enjoyed wrapping her hair in gold! Her face is highlighted by one half of the wings!! Dresden certainly gives me a lot of creative license in how I use them and with their sparkle it's the perfect touch for the holidays!
Relics & Artifacts® Dresden Trim
Since you already know our Christmas here in Puerto Rico lasts long into the New Year, I thought I would share this tree with you. If you take a closer look at the presents underneath the tree, you'll see they are all David Yurman bags. Yes, David Yurman, the jeweler! Don't I wish they were all for me, but an even closer look would reveal this: Relics & Artifacts® ornaments!!!!
I made *50* of these beautiful chandelier pendant ornaments for this display. My eternal thanks to David for rushing them out to me!
This year has been a whirlwind for me. I can't even begin to describe all the good things and opportunities I have been given. The words "grateful" and "blessed" have been on my heart all year. Going back to the way it all started, I remember doing my New Year's Resolution this way:
It was actually good to go back and read my last post of 2015 and all the hope I had for 2016. As the new year approaches, I bid you creativity, opportunities and wings, as I feel that on angel wings we soar!
Relics & Artifacts® Chandelier Pendants
My Christmas is rooted in tradition. We celebrate the birth of baby Jesus on Christmas Day. Then on the 6th of January, we celebrate the Epiphany as Three Kings Day. Christmas celebrations in Puerto Rico last until February 2nd, the Candelaria day, in honor of Virgen del Carmen when the Christmas trees get burned to honor the Virgin. And if you're a kid, then you are in luck because the night of January 5th, you put a box with some grass for the camels to eat underneath your bed and the next morning there are presents inside that box! Yes, school will begin by the 8th or 9th of January to honor the length of our Christmas season.Read more
Ready to ring in the holiday season with a bit of RELICS & ARTIFACTS® cheer?!!! We are up and sharing it up loud and clear over on the Prima Marketing Inc. blog!!
Want to know how these projects were created? All the details including supply lists + step-out tutorials are available over on the Prima blog! Oh, and there's even video too!!
Want to play along with some RELICS & ARTIFACTS®?
- Create ANY Prima-based card, tag, or ornament with one of the 12 product challenges.
- Upload your project photo (using the inlinkz link provided on the day's post.)
- Include which challenge day (1-12) you are entering in your title.(Ex: Sharon- Day 1-Victorian Christmas)
- You can enter as many times as you wish by December 14th, 2015, at 11:55 EST!
MERRY MERRY ORNAMENT CHALLENGE over at the Tribe!!
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Here's how it works:
1. Create your most spectacular ornament using any combination RELICS & ARTIFACTS® matte resin craft blanks.
2. Post it to the RELICS & ARTIFACTS® Tribe before December 12th. Let us know it is for the MERRY MERRY ORNAMENT CHALLENGE.
3. Enter as often as you like! Tag and share with all of your friends.
4. Pieces will be "judged" by a secret faceless, nameless panel hidden in an undisclosed location. :)
5. Prize will be YOUR Santa's "wish list" of FOUR assorted packages of RELICS & ARTIFACTS® products. IN ADDITION WE WILL INCLUDE A SPECIAL HANDMADE SURPRISE GIFT created for you by Sandra Evertson!
6. Be joyful, CREATE and HAVE FUN!! Good luck to all!
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