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I love candles; they’re such a great accent to any decor.  With the range in colors, styles, and smells it’s easy to find something that will match any personality and taste.  This year I’ve been altering candles with scrapbook / paper craft materials and giving them as gifts.  One of my favorite items to use on my candles is either Prima’s Voila! Felt or Queen & Company’s Felt Fusion.  Both the felt from Prima and Queen & Company are self-adhesive so they are very easy to use on the candles.  With the intricate designs of the felt you can create candles that are simple yet elegant.  For the first candle below I used the Swirly Snowflake Viola! Felt from Prima with a few blue rhinestones.  I love the look of the black outline of the snowflakes on the icy blue candle. 

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For the second candle I used Black Scroll Felt Fusion from Queen & Company.  Look at all those delicate swirls.  For the finishing touch I added a few small pearls from Kaiser Craft.

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If you’re looking for a great gift that’s easy to make try altering an candle with felt ribbon.  The possibilities are endless.

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I’m extremely honored to be one of the new design members for My Acrylic Album.  Check out the announcement here.   As you can see the team is full of talented designers.  I look forward to designing for such a wonderful company.

Check out their new December 2008 releases:

You can purchase these gorgeous albums here.

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I love the Holidays, there’s such a magical feeling in the air.  Everywhere you look things sparkle and shine.  Lights blink, tinsel shines and the town glows.  The Tinsel Town collection from Pink Paislee has captured that magical feeling of the Holidays.  As soon as I received the collection I was immediately inspired to make a Holiday collection of decorations and gift containers.  What I especially love about the collection is the vintage and modern look of this collection.  The swirls, lettering and prints give the creations a vintage look and feel, while the colors are very modern and hip.

Holiday Collection

Holiday Collection

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Door Hanger

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Candle

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Gift Bag

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Gift Card Tin

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Holiday Wish Tin

Check out a summary of my design team reveal on the Cherry Bits Blog (a behind the scenes blog for www.acherryontop.com). You can see my complete article and the materials I used for my Tickled Pink collection at A Cherry On Top here.

May your Holiday Season be Jolly, Bright and Tinsel Town Pink!

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With my obsession for Twilight my husband has had to endure a lot and he has patiently put up with all of my fan craziness.  But now some of my love for all things Twilight has spread.  After playing the Twilight soundtrack numerous times, my husband let me know how much he likes the acoustic version of Paramore’s Decode song.  He likes it so much he’s been playing it on his guitar and singing it to me.  I love it when he plays songs especially for me.  Thanks for my song honey!

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The photos for my November Photo Hunt at A Cherry On Top were fantastic, there was so much creativity.  I love seeing everyones’ interpretation of the photo hunt.  Thanks to all the participants for playing along!!  Now for the moment you’ve when waiting for…

The lucky winner is:

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Janshotgun (Jan)!!

Congratulations, you won 150 ACOT points!! Here is one of Jan’s photos:

North American Corn by Janshotgun (Jan)

North American Corn by Janshotgun (Jan)

If you missed out on the November Photo Hunt don’t despair.  I’m hosting a Happy Holidays Photo Hunt for the month of December at A Cherry on Top.  For all the details and rules, check out this thread on the message board.  For each photo that you upload to the ACOT gallery (in the December Photo Hunt folder) and link to Happy Holidays Photo Hunt thread, you’ll earn an entry into the drawing.  Since it is the Holidays, I’m also giving you a little gift. For every photo you take, upload, and link in the Happy Holidays Photo Hunt thread you’ll get an extra entry into the drawing.  So if you do ten photos, you’ll get 20 entries into the drawing!! But wait there’s more. I really want you to push yourself and find a shot for every item listed below; so for those of you who do all 25 items, you’ll get an additional 10 entries into the drawing for a total of 60 entries. 

The winner will receive 300 ACOT points.

Here’s the list of items you’ll be shooting for the Happy Holidays Photo Hunt:

1. A Holiday Wish
2. Your Favorite Holiday Movie
3. Someone You Know Who Is Shopping
4. Family / Friends
5. A Tradition
6. Something Cranberry
7. The Perfect Parking Spot
8. A Wreath
9. Faith
10. A Tree With Lights
11. Joy
12. A Poinsettia
13. Mistletoe
14. Your Favorite Ornament or Holiday Decoration
15. Someone You Think Is A Wise Man or Woman
16. Outdoor Christmas Lights / Display
17. A Reindeer
18. Stocking(s)
19. Silver Bell(s)
20. A Nutcracker
21. A Fruitcake
22. A Wrapped Present
23. Holiday Food
24. Milk and Cookies
25. Peace

If you have questions let me know.

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