I few weeks ago after I was on a Live Chat Show with Charity Wings and was talking about the Christmas Love campaign. Afterwards I received a lovely email from Angela Holt. Now , I didn’t personally know Angela at that time, but I was familiar with her lovely artwork and so when she asked if she could do something for the the Christmas Love Campaign…I was super excited! So, I invited Angela to be part of the Christmas Love Campaign’s Designer Chat and to chat a little bit about Designing, Christmas & Love.
So… Without further ado, I would like to welcome…
Welcome to the Love Campaign and thank you so much Susan for inviting me!
Christmas has always been fun for since I was little. We didn't have much money, but we made the most it through decorating and cooking. My mom always took the smallest things and made then into the most beautiful decorations. Each year those same decorations accompanied a few new ones to bring about a new Holiday decor. On Christmas day, my family and I would always settle down on the couch in a warm fuzzy PJ's and set in to watch all the Christmas Movies that would come on while holding our favourite new toy. It was a tradition that we always did after the excitement of opening presents.
I learned to craft at a very young age. I was taught how to cook and sew from my Grandmother and I caught my mom's decor bug at an early age. See always taught me how to see the beauty and design in the smallest of things. I carry these taught skills though out my crafting today!! I mix my cooking skills with my crafting one by making home made cookies, candies and more as gifts. I love it!! It puts a smile on my receivers face and it is the only time of the year I can get away with indulging into sweets!!:)
Keeping my gifts homemade is the most rewarding to me!! To share my talents with loved ones and friends is the most rewarding.
Here is a String Art Technique I would love to share with you!! This is a fabulous technique that will give spice to your corners on cards and scrapbook pages!!
Here is a pic show casing this technique!!
But I have one even better, follow this link below and you can watch me live showing you how to create the template for this pattern and completing the technique from start to finish on my Ustream show!!
Thank-you SO much for sharing this with us Angela! You are SO right…… homemade gifts are the best. To see more of Angela’s beautiful work you can visit her blog: http://www.angelaholtdesigns.com .
Give a Card Tied up with a Little Bit of Love CONTEST sponsored by
by Christmas Love Campaign on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 12:25pm ·
Gifts come in all shapes and sizes, but a beautiful bow always seems to make a wrapped package or a holiday gift bag a little more special. How about one on a card?
Let’s give a fun challenge this week and you will be entered to win ONE of two awesome WORKSHOPS from Big Picture Scrapbooking that they have so kindly given me to give someone who is part of the Christmas Love Campaign!
- Home Blessings workshop
- Move More, Eat Well yearlong workshop
So here is what you have to do if you want to play along:
- make any card with a BOW on it somewhere with something!
- Drawn, glittered, tied on
- take pictures of your card
- give your card away to someone (try a random stranger in the grocery market or workplace this time)
- Share your project with us and tell us who or where you gave your card away on the Christmas Love Campaign Facebook Page
Deadline is December 23, 2012.
Gift of Love Contest
Share any pictures on the Christmas Love Campaign Facebook of homemade gifts that you are making to give to people this Christmas Season and you might end up winning a ONE year’s subscription to the Canadian Scrapbooker. After you post your picture to the CLC Facebook page, go to the Canadian Scrapbooker Facebook Page and tell them that you are sharing ‘Christmas Love’.
Deadline is December 27, 2012.
The Next Designer Chat is on December 22.
Take a little time today a tell someone that you care or make sure to give some one a GREAT BIG hug….You will be SO glad that you did!
Have you checked out CHARITY WINGS lately?