Happy New Year

Happy 2012 everyone. I hope it's started off well for you all.

For me 2011 finished with the same mad rush that the whole year had been.  I was so busy with work, travel, and social commitments that I neglected to spend much time getting crafty for Christmas.  I did manage to sneak in a few projects at home for friends and family - but ran out of time to blog about them. Better late than never, I thought I'd share a few pics with you today.

The bunting above is something I whipped up in less than an hour using my big shot.  I love this idea of being able to make custom bunting for any occasion.  It's so easy to personalize by colour and words.

I also got crafty & green with my wrapping this year.  

I've been saving the extra brown paper that comes in the packing with my Stampin' Up orders for a while, and I've finally found a fantastic use for it - up-cycled wrapping paper.  I love the idea of up-cycling... taking something and reusing it in a creative way to make it better than what it was originally.  All I had to do was stamp over the paper, and use some hemp twine and accessories to embellish the finished product.  What do you think?  I think they look great and it only took me a few minutes.  Better yet it cost me nothing as I had all the supplies in my house!  Check out the little ornaments I made using the scallop circle punch.  I love the vintage feel of the text.

As we were hosting my hubby's family for Christmas this year, I couldn't resist making some party favours.  I'd seen these on Marelle's blog a while ago and thought they'd be a fantastic idea to try for Christmas day.  The first one was a little fiddly, but I love the way they turned out.  I've got some great ideas on how I could make another version of this for Valentines Day, so I have my fingers crossed I'll get some time to craft.

I've got a New Year's resolution for 2012 to craft more and blog more, as well as getting back on schedule with classes.  I've got some really exciting ideas about different projects and designs and can't wait to share them with you.  I'm also seeking input as to the best time to run classes - weeknights or weekends during the day.  If you have a preference drop me a line at info@sallycancraft.com and let me know.  I'd love to hear from you.


BigzL Pennant die; BigzL Petal Cone, Medium Sizzlits Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die, Circle punch, Large Oval punch, Own Builder punch, Bird Builder punch, Scallop Circle punch, 5-Petal Flower punch, Decorative Label punch, Ornament punch, Stampin' Write Markets, Stampin' Emboss Powder, Basic Jewels - Rhinestone, Mini Library Clips, Victoria Lace, Hemp Twine, First Edition Specialty DSP, Medallion stamp, Delightful Decorations stamp set, Seasons of Joy stamp set, Contempo Christmas stamp set