{Christmas Past Altered Cigar Box}

Photo from Pinterest

Hello December!

The little town I reside in has been busy decorating the streets and getting ready for festivities. Tomorrow, they have their annual Frost Parade. It sounds like a lot of fun and fireworks are included. I cannot imagine as a little one (or when I had little one’s) how fun that would be.

I have added a few pieces that I made last month. Moving sure has made me behind on so many things :(. Hopefully, that will change but I honestly still have “stuff” that is not in a proper place. Most of all my studio area. I need to get organized BEFORE the New Year.






{A Vintage White Christmas ATC’s}



I was very thrilled to sign up for Kim’s “A Vintage White Christmas” ATC swap on her blog artJOYstuff and I am sharing my “six” that I made for it.

This is my first time making ATC’s since my stroke 2 years ago, and while it took me much longer (a did a little each day for a week or so) – I was also able to prove to myself that I can do it. Just differently. I rarely do swaps anymore, so this was a real treat.

I started with a heavy cardstock base, added textured wallpaper, my images, and doilies cut into quarters. Matte gel medium, stickles (that is serious PT for my hand), buttons, and silver snowflakes.

If you want to learn more about the swap…just click here to go to Kim’s site!


{Angels Among Us Altered Box}






Every year I try to make a few altered Christmas boxes for my shoppe. I wanted to share my “Angels Among Us” box that I will be listing. They take me a bit longer now, but I still love making altered boxes. I used a cigar box which was painted, angel images, silver ornaments, mica chips, stickles and lots of matte gel.

Angels, answer me,
Are you near if rain should fall?
Am I to believe
You will rise to calm the storm?
For so great a treasure words will never do.
Surely, if this is,
Promises are mine to give you.
Mine to give…


{Sweet Little Snowflake}

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