calzephyr: (Christmas)
I sent out Christmas cards on Monday - I can't believe it, but I sent out about two dozen handmade cards to friends near and far. Usually I'm so behind that I send out New Year's cards :-D I'll post the pictures after Christmas as I remembered to save two for myself!

We're in a deep freeze this week and I think my brain froze. I forgot about the craft club on Thursday and I'm so bummed. Still, plenty of crafting is going on! On Tuesday I gave out about 45 hand stamped bells to my co-workers. I used my bells cutting file to cut six bells to a 12x12" sheet, then stamped them with a striped background stamp and added a sentiment. I threaded gold thread through each one. My original plan was to thread Hershey's kisses onto each one, but that would have taken forever and make everything a tangled mess anyway! Most everyone appreciated their bells and it was nice to see them hung up around the office. When someone makes you something handmade, that means they really like you :-)


Making flat bell cards with my SVG file.
calzephyr: (Christmas)
Hi friends,

Time again for a Christmas card call! At the rate that I go, you might get a New Year's card or even a Valentine's card. Please leave your email below (all entries screened) or send me a PM if you want to exchange cards :-) If you have my address, it still hasn't changed!
calzephyr: (Christmas)
Did you know there is a Christmas exchange community for TQC? You can send a card or a gift.

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] blue_moon_ice at LAST CHANCE
Tonight I am closing the application so if you haven't filled it out already, make sure you take a few minutes to get to it at some point today. I am hoping to email matches out by 5 pm EST tomorrow at the latest. Hopefully things work out and I get to it sooner.

Thanks! :)
calzephyr: (Christmas)
Hi friends, would you like a Christmas card? It's also possible that you might get a New Year's card :-D If it's been a while since I have mailed you something, please leave your current address (all comments are screened) or message me. Everyone is welcome to get a card from me!
calzephyr: (Christmas)
This would have been a fun gift! I bought myself Spirograph Cyclex Kit for Christmas this year. My only complaint is that the wheels can't be mixed and matched like the Klutz toy.

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] progbear at Incredible Super Stamper
Not exactly a Spirograph, but still fun to make concentric circular artwork. Good luck getting that jingle out of your head!

calzephyr: (Christmas)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] calzephyr77 at Queen of the Cookie Exchange!
Hey CraftGrrls, I just wanted to share something quick and easy I made for the holiday cookie exchange. You can change it up for other holidays too, I'm sure. I didn't want to pay a premium for the holiday Ziploc containers, so I just bought the blue ones. Then I wanted to design a label for the lid, but I also didn't want to design a label for the lid (suffice to say, I was feeling very fickle in December!). I cut out some blue and white circles, both 3.75 inches in diameter. Then I cut the white ones in half with a wavy line. A little ink and some rubber stamps, and I had labels in minutes! When I showed up at the cookie exchange, I was a little embarrassed because everyone was like "Look at YOU, Martha Stewart!" (in a friendy way of course) but the reality is that I barely put any work into them at all :-)


christmascookieexchange
calzephyr: (Christmas)
Finished just in the nick of time! I really missed doing a Christmas horse, and I'm just so pleased with how it turned out. Happy holidays peeps!

Christmas Horse 2013 by Calzephyr
Christmas Horse 2013, a photo by Calzephyr on Flickr.
calzephyr: (Christmas)
The last of the Christmas cards were sent on Monday - the deep freeze has made it hard to leave the house. On Monday I waited 20 minutes for the bus, then walked to the post office, which was almost a foolish mistake. It's a 10 minute walk, but it was long enough to really feel the cold in my hands. I missed the bus on the way back, but fortunately the wind was in another direction by then. Brrrr!
calzephyr: (Christmas)
Suzi reminded me of this! If you would like a Christmas card from me, please leave a comment with your address. All the comments are screened, so only I will see them, or you can send me a message on LJ if you feel more comfortable!

I know a lot of people don't think they should ask for a card, but I don't know where most of you live or if some of you have moved! This helps keep my address book up to date too :-)
calzephyr: (Christmas)

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all my friends! Looks like I have that Christmas icon I really needed now :-) Usually I try to do a Christmas horse, but it wasn't happening for some reason. Speaking of caribou, please pop over to [livejournal.com profile] sighthoundlady's and see a lovely picture she did of reindeer.




Caribou Christmas

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Christmas has totally snuck up on me this year...I have to keep saying aloud what we're doing on the 24th, 25th and 26th to keep it straight ;-) I mailed my last Christmas card on Wednesday. Oh well...I guess if it's postmarked before the 25th, that's what counts :-) It might just get there in time!



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