Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Here are a couple of cards created using left-overs from other projects! Making cards is a great way to use up the rest of your paper! We will be closed from 12:00 pm (MST) December 31 until January 2, 2010. Have a safe and happy New Year and we look forward to doing business with you in 2010!

Bazzill Cardstock: Raven, Classic White; Basic Grey Designer Cardstock (Gold); Petaloo Dahlia Box Blends - Celebrate; Prima Say It In Crystals; Basic Grey Bling It Rhinestones, Basic Grey Value Stamps (Alpha Series); Bo Bunny Chunky Charms - Licorice Circles & Arrows.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!

We will be closed from 12:00pm Christmas Eve until Tuesday, December 29th. After that, we will have limited hours until January 4th, 2010. There will be no shipping while we are closed or January 1st.

From our family to yours, have a wonderful holiday season filled with peace, love and joy!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Well, this is it. I must say, I believe I bit off a bit more than I could chew. What a crazy last three weeks it has been! This is where I've been putting most of my decorations that I posted on the blog. These decorative walls are right by the staircase. The front door opens up to this wall, so I thought it was the perfect place to showcase all of my projects!

I want to thank all of you for hanging in there with me and posting when you got the chance, but there were a few of you that stand out in my mind. You three were posting since the beginning of my crazy countdown offering kind words to all of the projects! A big thank you to: Kimberly S, Joanna and Anna Jordan! I was going to have a drawing between you three to have a grand prize winner, but it's Christmas after all and the season has either made me very giving or even more crazy than I already am!

So, that being said... CONGRATULATIONS to all three of you! You will all be receiving something very special from us in the mail! Merry Christmas and thank you again for being such great fans of Generations Crafting!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Let It Snow!

We won't get much snow here in Phoenix, AZ, but we can dream of a White Christmas with Bo Bunny's absolutely gorgeous limited edition Snowy Serenade collection! I got a lot of help on this one! My daughter made the candy tin and my mother-in-law made a beautiful 3-D snowflake! I made the winter decor using a Kaisercraft Album page and the gift bags (I needed two more!)

I just wanted to mention to my mother-in-law just how grateful I am that she took the time to make this stunning snowflake for me. Not only did she do an absolutely wonderful job on it, she actually thought of me when she saw it on the web! I'm so appreciative that it makes me want to cry! So, thank you Margie and any time you would like to create something for my blog, just let me know! Now that all that mushy stuff is out of the way, check this out:

Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade Snowflake

She made an entire tutorial to go with it that I've put in the Project Ideas category. There are even pictures of her progress as she completed it! Check it out!

Here are the rest of the projects (that pale in comparison to her lovely snowflake) made using the Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade Papers and Embellishments. There are also touches of the Petaloo Dazzlers thrown in because I LOVE the bling! Enjoy!

Home Decor with Bo Bunny

Snowy Serenade Gift Set

Snowy Serenade Gift Set

Snowy Serenade Gift Set
This candy tin was made by my daughter!

One more day...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Jolly Old St Nick

Less than 10 days - I better get a move on! How are you all doing out there? Here is the Kaisercraft Swivel Tree decorated with the very lovely, very vintage Bo Bunny St. Nick collection. I also created some gift bags with the St. Nick collection for small- and medium-sized gifts. Only two more days until the big drawing...

Kasiercraft Beyond The Page - Swivel Tree; Bo Bunny St. Nick - Holly Berry, Mistle Toe, Noel, Stocking, Toyland, Combo Stickers, Holly Berry iCandy Jewels, Flowers, Buttons, Christmas Wishes Rub-Ons; Petaloo Dazzlers - Traditional Poinsettia, Traditional Small Stars

Bo Bunny St. Nick - St. Nick, Holly Berry, Noel, Stocking, Cut Outs, Flowers, Holly Berry iCandy Jewels, Christmas Wishes Rub Ons; Petaloo Dazzlers - Traditional Poinsettia

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tis the Season!

Holy cow! Can you believe Christmas is in 10 days? Why does it seem that it comes so quickly every year? I still have so much left to do! I've at least got some of my presents wrapped and under the tree. Remember those fun candy boxes all wrapped up and stacked three, four, sometimes five high? I've always loved those - and not just the candy inside! That was the inspiration for my stacked gift boxes created using the Bo Bunny Tis The Season collection. They are just plain decoupage boxes that I covered with paper. I put some fun embellishments on the top and wrapped them all up with Double Dot Ribbon. These are not for under the tree! I've displayed them along with all of my other creations on the decorative walls by my staircase. I'll take a picture and post it on Friday when I post the big winners! Enjoy!

Bo Bunny Tis the Season: Deck The Halls, Fa La La, Snowflakes, Stripe, Cut Outs, Buttons, Flowers

Monday, December 14, 2009

It's The 14th Day of Christmas!

Yes, we know how the song goes and there is no 14th day of Christmas. We missed a few days the last couple of weeks because of our busy weekends, so we're making up for it by having one more full week of inspiration and giveaways! Are you ready? Here are some cards and recycled treat boxes made using Kaisercraft Christmas papers and Inkadinkado Mini Clear Stamps. The treat boxes came together so quickly because of the cut-out paper (Bells) and were finished in no time. The cards are not original designs - lifted and modified as I like to call them! I colored them in with Sakura gel pens and added bling from my stash.

Kaisercraft Wish Upon - Star Bright, Twinkle, Sparkle, Shine; Inkadinkado Mini Clear Stamps - Happy Holiday Gift

Kaisercraft Christmas Spirit - Cheerful, Merry; Inkadinkado Mini Clear Stamps - Snowman Frame, Snow Penguin

Kaisercraft Wish Upon - Star Bright, Shine, Sparkle; Inkadinkado Mini Clear Stamps - Wreath, Merry Christmas Holly

Kaisercraft Christmas Carnival - Bauble, Bells

Kaisercraft Christmas Carnival - Bells, Candy

I'm almost done with all of my gifts and shopping! Now I'm making cookies to go into these treat boxes for neighbors and teachers! What are you working on? Leave us a comment! We won't have any more individual drawings, but we'll have one big one on Friday! You're gonna love it!

Friday, December 11, 2009

The 11th Day Of Christmas!

We're continuing our countdown by showcasing the very versatile Queen & Co. embellishments. These clear buckets from my stash were decorated with Felt Fusion, Felt Flowers and Bling - of course! They make wonderful neighbor gifts or teacher gifts...and that is exactly what I'm going to use them for! Have a wonderful weekend and we'll continue our countdown next week! Thanks to those of you that have been following everyday -- there just may be something extra special for you next week...

Queen & Co. Felt Fusion - Merry Christmas, Christmas Ribbon 1

Queen & Co. Felt Fusion - Frosty Fun, Snowflakes (Blue), Snowman, Winter Ribbon

Queen & Co. Felt Flowers - Jeweled Red, Small White, Small Green

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The 10th Day Of Christmas!

Here are some Christmas cards made using the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses collection! The new Basic Grey - Origins and Sugar Rush - is now available for pre-order! We are still waiting to hear from butterfly07 for some Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses goodies. Send us an email with your shipping address and we'll get your prize right out! Enjoy!

Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Papers, Element Stickers, Pops, Woolies; Petaloo Holiday Dazzlers Christmas Trees Traditional

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The 9th Day Of Christmas

I love to make ornaments for Christmas and just about any time! Here are a few ornaments made using the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses collection. I usually put ornaments like these on my gifts. It makes another special gift that family/friends can put on their Christmas trees for next year! Save time by cutting the chipboard shapes and papers with a die-cutting machine! Add some fun embellishments and you're done! These can be made in no-time and they're so cute!

Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses: Berry Frost, Starry Night, Element Stickers, Pops; Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue: Christmas Red, Stardust

Now for the winner of some Eskimo Kisses papers and embellishments... Congratulations to: butterfly07! Send us an email with your shipping address and we'll get your goodies right out! Stay tuned for more inspiration and prizes!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The 8th Day Of Christmas!

More Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Home Decor! Here is a Kaisercraft Gingerbread Man album covered with Eskimo Kisses and used as home decor! Fun, easy and cute! I can't wait to hang it up! What are you working on? Are you still working on Christmas or have you moved on? Leave us a comment and let us know! We may be able to help you out with some fun Eskimo Kisses papers and embellishments! We'll have a random drawing and post the winner tomorrow!

Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses: Finial, Glazed Apple, Peppermint Twist, Reindeer Games, Woodland; Kaisercraft Beyond the Page - Gingerbread Man Album

Monday, December 7, 2009

The 7th Day Of Christmas

Yes, we've missed days 5 and 6, but we'll make up for it! Here is a Christmas centerpiece made using a Styrofoam tree and the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses collection. The papers were all cut into rectangles to save time, but can easily be punched or cut into leaf shapes for a more realistic-looking tree. I curled the edges of the papers with my fingers to make them stick out a bit! Straight pins were used to stick the papers to the tree. The star on top was punched and Stickled (of course!) Stay tuned for more inspiration and giveaways all this week!

Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses collection papers and Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue in Xmas Red

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Fourth Day Of Christmas

It's the fourth day of Christmas and we have some Basic Grey inspiration for you today! Here is a layout created by my design team member, Christy, featuring the Eskimo Kisses collection. Cute layout, fun for winter! Check out those fussy-cut snowflakes from the Eskimo Kisses - Village paper! Wow, that must have taken forever! Thanks for sharing!

Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses: Alpine, Evergreen, Finial, Frost, Village, Woodland

We are still waiting to hear back from scraphappymom for winning the blog post yesterday. Send us an email with your shipping address and we will send you some Imaginisce Polar Expressions goodies!

Speaking of Basic Grey... did you know they are releasing two brand new collections this month? Check our Coming Soon category to see all the wonderful new releases!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Third Day Of Christmas

More Polar Expressions inspiration! Here is a fun layout created by my design team member Christy. I love the simple, clean design! She is going to put pictures on the red squares of her friend's trip on the Polar Express ride! What a perfect theme! Thanks Christy!

Imaginisce Polar Expressions: All Bundled Up, Flannel PJs, Twinkle Toes, Cozy Sticker Stackers

Now for our winner! According to our congratulations goes to: scraphappymom! Send us an email with your shipping address and we will send you some Polar Expressions goodies to help with your Christmas projects! We'll be playing most of the month for different prizes - make sure to check the blog daily!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Second Day Of Christmas

Have you started your cards yet? I have a few of mine done and I'm working frantically to finish the rest! Here are some of the cards I've made using the Imaginisce Polar Expressions collection.

All four cards used - Imaginisce Polar Expressions: All Aglow, Comfy Cozy, Fun Drops, So Beary Merry, Sugar Sprinkles, Twinkle Toes, Warm Wishes Chipboard Stickers

The best part of these cards is the simplicity! They were super easy to make and were completed in no time! Did I hear you say you needed some help on your cards? Well, let us know by leaving a comment and one lucky winner will receive some Polar Expressions goodies to help get their projects completed!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The First Day Of Christmas

We're counting down the days to Christmas! On the first day of Christmas - we have a fun advent calendar created using the very festive Polar Expressions collection from Imaginisce! I've always enjoyed counting down the days until Christmas and now so do my daughters. Here is a fun keepsake that can be used year after year! Just add chocolates in each drawer for a fun surprise!

Imaginisce Polar Expressions: All Aglow, All Bundled Up, Comfy Cozy, Flannel PJs, Fun Drops, Jolly Jingle, So Beary Merry, Sugar Sprinkles, Warm Woolen Mittens, Warm Wishes Chipboard Stickers.