Wednesday, December 7, 2016

'Y' is for Yikes and 'Z' is for Zoooooom

Y or Z, it's your pick!

Yikes as in only a few weeks left
(I'll make 10 cards/items of the same)
Zoooooom! Zooming around one ice skates/skis or in a car/truck to buy your Christmas tree.
{must be Christmas themed but interpret how you will}

I'm sharing another project that I created with 3 printable sets from The Cutting Cafe, in case you saw my previous post, as my inspiration for my ABC Christmas Challenge DT post. During this busy time of the year we're all looking for a few shortcuts, literally, and most of us are busy multi tasking. In the U.S. it's crazy time here and while I'm on that note boy would I like a word with Abraham Lincoln. He's the president that made Thanksgiving a federal holiday on the last Thursday of November. While I'm all for giving thanks does it have to be within a month, sometimes less, of Christmas. It makes for a very busy holiday season and I vote we move Thanksgiving. 
Anybody with me??? Anybody? Okay, moving on....

I do have some news to share first...on a sad note teamie Lorraine C is leaving us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Lorraine has been such an inspiration and she'll be greatly missed! Please drop by her blog and leave her some love. Best Wishes Lorraine!!!
Now for my other news....CHANGE is coming to ABC Christmas Challenge and it starts with this challenge. Samantha's the co-owner of the challenge blog and she decided last fall that we should shake things up a bit in 2017. She's starting with the December challenge to get everyone in the groove so click the challenge blog link to read all about it! 

Now for my DT project for ABC 
 Using printable sets from The Cutting Cafe I upcycled a Starbucks jar for my Chief Elf, Bernard (aka my daughter). It's filled with Hershey's Kisses and I'll tuck it into her stocking. I miss the days when she was home and helped me with the decorating, wrapping, baking......I digress. Life has a way of marching on doesn't it. Below is a list of the printable sets I used to create this jar.

I upcycled another jar to hold sweet treats for Santa
using the same chevron printable set and the tag can be found here.
I painted each lid with black gesso then gave it a coat of chalkboard paint. On this jar I cut a piece of white felt and placed it over the opening of the jar then screwed the lid on and added ribbon around the edge. A white Faber-Castell Pitt pen helped me write a message on the top. I have 8 more jars to create so I'll change up each one using a different chevron pattern (several are included) and I'll mix and match the tags too. These will go to folks I like to pass on handmade candies/cookies to during the holiday season. It's a win-win in my book as I spared a few jars from the landfill and brightened their day with sweet treats. :)

Our sponsor for this challenge is The East Wind

Prize is 3 Digital Images 

I hope you'll play along with us during the month of December and remember to visit Lorraine C and wish her well in her new crafty endeavors. Plus check out all of the fun projects my teamies created for our 'Y' and 'Z' Challenge. A big thank you to all of you who do join us throughout the year and leave comments for us. Your support and encouragement mean the world to us!!!

Merry Christmas!
Lisa xx


Dorte said...

Such a super project, Lisa, love your candy jars. Glad we do not have Thangsgiving here in Skandinavia- seems cosy but stressfull at this time of the year. Take care,
hugs Dorte

Anonymous said...

I love your cute Upcycled jars they are brilliant I LOVE the lids too!
I also want to say thank you for being such an Fabulous teamie and that you have been a great help and support to me at ABC Christmas challenge,
hugs and thanks for being a great friend too! Happy Christmas xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a great gift and gorgeous project.
I hope you and yours have a lovely Christmas and New year.

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