Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Gifts - The Kraft Journal

I can't believe that it's almost December.  Each year, I do a craft boutique at my church the first weekend in December.  Since this Saturday is actually December 1, they're holding the boutique this weekend - ready or not.  This little project is one that I made for the boutique.  I found this cute little jar with lid at my local thift store for $0.79 and I painted it in Martha Stewart's Robin's Egg Blue and put some vintage trim around the edge.  I hand stitched/embroidered the top and made it into a pin cushion, and added some seam binding to the side.  This jar is my Design Team project this week at The Kraft Journal, so I used a mini safety pin to hold a Tim Holtz Adage Ticket, and I also stuck some Jenni Bowlin Red Stick Pins in the pin cushion.  I'd like to invite you all to stop by The Kraft Journal and play along in this week's "Holiday Gifts" challenge.  You can also check out all the amazingly great deals at The Kraft Outlet.  They have all kinds of great kraft supplies, gift ideas and alterable gift items, as well as dozens of awesome and versatile embellishments.  I hope you will check out this awesome store and play along in this super fun challenge.
 
Here are the challenges I'm entering with this sweet little "Holiday Gift":

http://crafty-emblies.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/5th-challenge-vintage-shabby-chic.html - Crafty Embelies Challenge Blog - Altered Art - Challenge #5/Vintage Shabby Chic

http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-46-non-traditional-christmas.html - Dream Valley Challenges - Challenge #46 - Non-Traditional Christmas

http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-8.html - Glitter-n-Sparkle Challenge Blog - Challenge #8 - Ribbon or Lace (I used both)

http://www.citycrafter.blogspot.com/2012/11/city-crafter-challenge-blog-week-136.html - City Crafter Challenge Blog - Week #136 - I'll Be Home For Christmas

http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-141-fabric-ribbon-or-lace.html - One Stitch At a Time Challenge Blog - Challenge #141 - Fabric, Ribbon or Lace - I used all three.

http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/11/pile-it-on-48-anything-but-christmas.html - Pile It On Challenge Blog - Challenge #48 - Anything But a Christmas Card

http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-31-anything-goes.html - The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge Blog - Challenge #31 - Anything Goes

http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-119-winter-wonder-land.html - 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Challenge #119 - Winter Wonderland

http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-93-christmas.html - Wags-n-Whiskers Challenges - Challenge #93 - Christmas

http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2012/11/himcr-73-christmas.html - Hiding In My Craft Room - Challenge #73 - Christmas

Thanks for visiting my little blog today.  I may not be posting a whole lot this week, or this weekend, because of the boutique.  I will, however, be taking my computer so that I can visit your blogs.  Happy crafting, and please be sure to play along with us this week at The Kraft Journal - Holiday Gifts Challenge.

Blessings,
Karen



29 comments:

  1. Wow!! This is such a gorgeous creation Karen!! Would you like some more pins to go on it? Check out my post here http://hazelshandmadecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/who-wants-some-pins.html

    Have a blessed week Karen!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

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  2. Wow this is fab love the idea thanks for joining us at crafty-emblies xx

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  3. WOW I love this Karen beautifully designed. Caroline xxx

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  4. Karen, this is so stinkin' cute I can't stand it!! Oh, I wanna make some of this. It's absolutely adorable! Way beyond adorable and looks "relatively" easy. I think I could manage it. How sweet and shabby chic! You are amazing! LOVE this.

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  5. Hi Karen, This is so pretty! I love the robins egg blue, lace and your sweet little stitching! Someone will certainly get a treasure! I have a box of 12 jars and lids I bought months ago to make some of these but haven't got around to making them yet. You really did a great job!
    Pam

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  6. This is so pretty!! Great gift!
    I wish you well with the craft boutique!!

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  7. What a sweet idea Karen, and beautifully executed.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  8. Gorgeous, what a great idea, I love the colours and the lace.
    Thank you for joining our altered art challenge at Crafty-Emblies Challenge blog, hope to see you again.

    Moira DT

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  9. Oh Karen, this is so lovely!!! I would love to have this in my craft room :-)!!

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  10. This is an amazing gift idea, Karen! GORGEOUS vintage style as always! :)

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  11. How sweet, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  12. This is wonderful! I love the lace and the embroidery on the top! Great idea!

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  13. This is so lovely ... I love the little embroidery on the top ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

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  14. What a gorgeous project, Karen!! I hope the craft boutique goes well for you. Thanks so much for your always sweet and kind comments!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  15. This is so sweet.. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

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  16. Oh wow, such a fab idea and it is stunning. Very inspiring. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill A x

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  17. Oh what a wonderful project, Karen. So clever and soooo pretty... as well as practical. Hope you do well at the boutique!
    Hugs!

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  18. Ooooh WOW... This is fabulous!
    What a great idea! Thanks for joining us this week at Glitter n Sparkle! And good luck this weekend at Church, I'm sure everyone will love your creations! :)
    Toni - DT

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  19. Stunning absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

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  20. fab creation thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with challenge Tracy x

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  21. such a fab card - Sam Glitter n Sparkle DT

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  22. Great creation and such a good idea too.

    Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

    Helen x

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  23. Great Christmas project!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM
    Jenscrapstoo

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  24. this is fantastic thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

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  25. This is not just a practical gift, but it's beautiful too. It really looks vintage with the color scheme and materials you used to make it. Blessings!

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  26. Stunning card thank you for joining us this week at Glitternsparkle Sam DT xx

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  27. Oh this is gorjuss, really has a vintage feel to it, love all the trimmings

    Thanks for joining our altered art challenge at Crafty-Emblies.

    Hugs Judie xx
    www.crafty-emblies.org

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