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Saturday, December 8, 2012


Welcome, welcome, welcome!  You have pounced right into our December Just a Few Friends Blog Hop!!!

We have been busy since November working in our Den's, coming up with the purrrrr-fect Christmas decoration to share with all of you.  I am so glad that you continued your hunt to my blog!  If you just found me while stalking the internet for goodies, please start with Elsa, our Den Mom, and continue on through the hop.  You should have come to my den from RJ's den.  There are so many things to see, I don't want you to miss any of them!  There is a list at the end of the post with the full line up of awesome and talented Pride members that are just waiting for you to arrive!

 The first project I worked on is this Rosette Christmas Tree.  I found the tutorial, and just had to make it!  I used papers from October Afternoon for the tree and DCWV to wrap the little wooden blocks turned presents.  I did the trunk a little different, making it wider and taller, to sit higher over the presents.  I also created a large rosette covered with a doily and another card stock doily to act as a sort of tree skirt/base.
 Here is the cool part...
 I added battery operated LED lights!!!  The switch is in the back, and the lights twinkle and change colors!!!

I had left over papers from the scoring I did, so I made these rosette ornaments.

I adhered snowflakes from Michael's to the front and back, along with rhinestone centers, and used Tim Holtz baubles as little dangles.

But, then as I was sitting with my leftover papers, I spied a bit of "prey" in my paper bin, I pounced, and created a mini album as well!
 This mini album is made out of a large paper bag, that measured 16 1/4" x 9 3/4".  As I was figuring out a way to turn it into a sort of "day album" I took pictures, and will write up a tutorial shortly.  This is the front, using a simple ribbon closure.
 The back of the album.
 As you open the front flap, the sticker greets you.
 Opening the side page you get this.  The pink photo mat is a pocket, with a tag behind for journaling.  The red flap page has a sticker for journaling mounted so that photos can be tucked behind it.
 When you turn the page with the pink mat, you get a blue mat, again with a pocket and tag.  The right of the book has two other pockets housing a red and brown tag.
When you flip the red flap up, you get more space with tags and pockets...
 ...When you flip the lower "Gingerbread Man" flap down you get this.  The red page opens...
...and this is the back of the inside of the book!

I got all of this from one bag,  a little bit of card stock, and my leftover patterned papers.   I did use October Afternoon, Bella Blvd, and a bit of SEI.

That's it for my den...I hope you enjoyed your visit!  I will be writing up a tutorial for how I made this book soon, so keep a watchful eye out!  Now please hop on over to the next Den and check out what Sherain has made for you!!!  Leave some love for us, and let us know what you think!!


Jules         http://thejulebox.com


  1. WOW!!! Your rosette tree and ornaments are amazing. I love that you made it to light up as well. You mini album is outstanding too. I might have to give a try at something similar. Thank you for sharing your awesome projects with us. ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. You have such an aqesome mind for the little details. I love that the tree light up!!!
    The mini is just delightful (s always).

  3. Michelle!!! Oh my goodness. I love the tree and the matching ornaments! Great job my sister cub!!

  4. LORD! The tree is amazing! you are the wind beneath my wings i tell you!! love WHAT you created...and the rosette ornaments, used as a swag over your threshold is brilliant! they look like snowflakes!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! thanks girly!!!

  5. Michelle....WOWWWWWWWW is all I can say!! I love your creations!!! You have been busy Girlie!!! I so want to try the rosette tree!! You've just inspired me to do it!!! I am so blessed to be in the company of such a talented crafter!!!!
    Truly delighted by your creations!!!
    Big Hug,

  6. WOW, you have been a busy cub! The tree looks great, especially with the lights. And then all the other things. Have a lovely Christmas!!!

  7. Great rosettes and projects. I love them. :-)

  8. WOW....WOW.....WOW....I am in awe!! Your projects were awesome....you totally rocked this hop Michelle...WTG!!

  9. Your tree is gorgeous sweetheart and your mini album is so pretty!! tfs, hugs, Violet

  10. Wow Michelle! your were a busy girl! Love all of your projects! I must admit that I have never been a huge fan of rosettes, but these I LOVE! Definitely will be trying this - thanks for the inspiration!

  11. I'm going crazy with the rosettes. ADORABLE. Great job!!!!