Mae’s Crafty Creations

Happy Thursday to All...

What a sunny & BRRR cold Thursday we are having. It has been wonderful to see the blue sky and sun shining...but the temps in the low teens and even single digits is just not normal for us. Several people I know have had their pipes freeze and one even had their furnace conk out. What a time to have that happen. Their house got down to 39 degrees INSIDE, but is it all fixed and should be warm and toasty now.

Today I have a few more Christmas cards for you. My intention was to have all handmade cards for this year...but it just isn't going to happen. I should have about a dozen for those extra special family & friends and the rest will receive cards I purchased. I will work on it for next year and not leave it to the end of November. What a silly girl I am.
I have been racking my brain to remember the name of the company where I purchased these stamps, but it is lost in the abyss. I did get them at a local stamping show held in our fairgrounds. I love the quilted look they have.
I added liquid glass to the ornament to give it some added texture and kept the layout the same for what I thought would be a more speedy way to make them. It was easier...but not as speedy as I had hoped. Just goes to show you I need to do this on a regular basis. Practice makes perfect.
Again I used a layout from Suzanne. She is just amazing and a real inspiration. I really enjoy all of her work & what a sweetheart. She is so willing to help all of us out. She gladly shares her knowledge and has made numerous videos that I watch over & over. You need to check out her site. Have a wonderful weekend & keep WARM!

Lockhart Christmas

Happy Thursday Friends. It just boggles my mind that we are in December and about to start a brand new year. I don't know why this year has flown by so fast to me. One of those things I guess. I am hoping everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed their Black Friday shopping.

Today I would love to share the start of my Christmas cards. I am using these super cute Lockhart Itty Bitty stamps from Susana's store. This is a super stocking and she stocks several more. I will have those posted later on as I get mine made.
I am using a design by Suzanne Dean. She showcased this last year and I just had to make some up this year. I used my Nestabilites label one dies and they are just perfect. So easy to use and a great touch to showcase your image.
I used some liquid glaze and sparkles on the stocking and this BasicGrey paper is just so fun. That gold touch is from my copic spica glitter pen. I only have this one but they are sure going on my Christmas list. Thank you Susana for sharing this one with me. It is perfect!!

I would also like to take a moment to offer my heartfelt prayers for the families of the four Lakewood Police officers who were gunned down in cold blood over the weekend. It is such a tragedy and just senseless. These officers put themselves in harms way to protect us. All these officers were doing is working on reports at a local coffee shop. Now there are children with out their father or mother; a husband without his wife and wives without their husbands. May God bless them and their families.