Design Team Tuesday for My Life in Arts n Crafts

Hello everyone!   Today we are giving our once a month hop a twist this month.  I am just doing a regular design team post today. For the My life in Arts n Crafts Store, you should check it out, to see more projects on our

Christmas Creations with Jute and Twine.

As for my project today, I have created an Advent Calendar.  Using my the cut outs from one of my newest stacks from DCWV, Evergreen.  Such a cute stack, so many possibilities!  Well they have these cut outs, perfect for an Advent calendar.  For every season I try to change my 12×12 frames I have, according to the holiday or season.  This time I stripped the mat out and added wide strips of ribbon.

Getting creative all on my own I was really challenging myself on this one since I didn’t use a sketch or spin off of someone else’s idea I just kept creating.

After putting the thick bands of white and red down,  I didn’t want the look of a flag, I wanted the candy cane effect so I used the twine from My life in Arts n Crafts Store.

Strips of pretty papers from the stack to match the colors, (great for scraps too!) I thought it turned out pretty easy to do and so pretty for the holidays.  I used Make the Cut software to match up some of the shapes, and hand cut the rest.  Pop dots for dimension too!  I hope you have enjoyed this project!  You can go to her store to see all the other projects as well.  Thank you for stopping by,  I sure would love to hear your COMMENTS if you have any, it is always nice to hear the encouraging words of others.  Will you be making an advent calendar this year?? I would love to see it, if you leave me your post link,  I will check it out!

I hope it is a wonderful season this year for everyone!

Oh, one more thing….
Life in Arts N’ Crafts Store

will be giving away some red and hunter green colored jute and 5 action wobbles and all you have to do be in the drawing is become a follower and leave a
comment on her blog!

Yes I am hoppin’ along again….

 With Jearise at

Sew – A needle pulling thread; unless of course you’re a crafter. That’s when sewing becomes more than a needle pulling thread. It becomes whatever your mind can conceive and to show this, I have a great bunch of ladies with projects that show their INDIVIDUAL take on what “Anything Stitched” means.

If you came from L. Miriam – you are in the right spot.  I  hope you will hop along with us today to see what these carfters have stitched up to show off. Your hostess, Jearise in Lorby’s World is the beginning so please start there. She has a wonderful little gift for one lucky winner and all you have to do is hop through and leave a note on her blog and become a follower if you’re not one already.

I have just made a very simple layout with my usual DCWV stack,  this one is the homespun mat stack and the awesome 12×12 textured stack for the background.   it has been while since I took out my sewing machine and just went for it on my pretty paper without practicing first, I don’t think I will do that again but it still turned out ok.  Lots of journaling room and cute little fiskar butterfly punches.  Using Twine from My life in arts n’ crafts to tie the final touch of a button.  I know I am out of season but if others can do Christmas in July I can do Easter in July!  lol..  seriously going through the pics, even though my son isn’t looking up, I wanted him in the layout.  Oh so long ago, time flies.

 Even though the layout is simple,  it is ok with me.  I am a simple girl but I can say this isn’t my best.

Thank you SEW much for hopping by today. I do not have any candy today but I surely would enjoy your subscripton or a simple comment to let me know what you like or dislike about my layout..  If you don’t see the reply button on the bottom of the post it will be at the top, depending what browser you are using.  If you would like to subscribe by email or network blogs it is at the top right of the post.  I blog for the love of showing off the fun stuff!

Your next stop is with the lovely Ashley the BloghopPrincess

I hope your having a great day, until next weekend at the grand opening of Jessi’s Twine shop blog hop, Happy Crafting!


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