Thursday, December 22, 2016

Snowmen and Santa Goodies

Hello again this week. Today, I have some items I've made for swaps, students, and cards to send out to friends and not too much.
I was recently honored to be asked to join a group of ladies at a Christmas retreat. We all made things to swap, and the theme was Snowmen. I made these necklaces and tags for everyone.
I made the tags on thin sheets of wood, all a different kind of wood. I hand painted each of them with each person's favorite color and gave them an initial...Laverne and Shirley style. Tim Holtz's Distress Paint worked beautifully on the wood.
The cards I made to send to friends and family, and the tags for students in my Christmas classes. The papers and ephemera are all old and I had no idea where they came from, but it's time I use up the stash. Ranger's Stickles transformed all of just gotta have Stickles on Christmas projects!

One more Christmas post and then I'm through until January...I think...and it's a big one you won't want to miss. Until then, happy meetings and greetings with friends and family. Don't let your family drive you crazy!

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Oh my goodness, - you have been busy! Fabulous, specially love the little snowmen charms, such a sweet idea! The cards and tags are so wonderful too, love the warm colours and that vintage Santa image is stunning. Lucky recipients! xxx

  2. Wow, lucky recipients to get such creative gifts! You rock!

  3. Wow Anita, you really have been a busy bee! I adore the gorgeous snow people necklaces you made, the bags are beautiful too, as are the tags. They must have been very happy people to receive these. You certainly made great use of the old papers and ephemera on the cards and tags too. Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Anita, you always have a new creative bit of wonder up your sleeve! Wow! These are WONDERFUL! I hope you have a delightful, Merry Christmas and looking forward to seeing the new inspiration you come up with, for 2017!!

  5. Just beautiful! Love the snowman! Anxious to see what's next...Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  6. Everything is so beautiful! So thoughtful of you to make such lovely little gifts for so many. The snowmen tags are gorgeous.

  7. Well, you have been quite the Santa's elf, turning out all these marvelous gifts. Those necklaces are fantastic and the Santa tags are just too cute. You are so amazingly creative. Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas!


  8. I love all of your creations. Like the other comments, I agree that you had me right away when I saw the snowman necklaces, with the special gift bags. What a clever idea. Everybody who received one must have been delighted. And your tags are a Christmas present all on their own. How busy you have been..and how wonderful every thing turned out. Very special people in your life to receive these unique handmade gifts. Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!!!

  9. Wow Anita, what an enormous job you have made! So many beautiful gifts! The snowman necklaces in those cute snowman bags - just brilliant! The hand painted wooden tags are fabulous! But I love your paper cards and tags too! Merry Christmas again :-)

  10. You are phenomenally productive, Anita! So many fabulous tags and bags and gifts ... amazing.
    Alison x


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