Thursday, November 29, 2012

Almost time for the Christmas Love Campaign

I was honored to be asked to be a Guest Designer for the Christmas Love Campaign. This is such a wonderful cause created by Susan Weckesser.

So, What is The Christmas Love Campaign?

The 'CLC' is a very dear event that I ( Susan Weckesser) started three years ago shortly after losing my father to cancer.  My dad had lived a life of always doing kind things to ANYONE & EVERYONE. When he passed away suddenly I didn't know what I could do to continue spreading his kindness and love that he showed and gave everyone.. One day at a scrapbooking crop I noticed how kind scrapbookers can be to each other even though most of the time they are total strangers. I noticed that even happens on the internet. Crafters reaching out to other crafters with words of encouragement in hard times and in good times. After seeing this, I approached The Canadian Scrapbooker in the Fall of 2009 and I asked Katharina Doyle and Jackie Ludlage if I could write an article for their magazine on a topic that was very important to me, entitled 'Scrap Matters'. It talked about the awesome power of arts, crafts, and scrapbooking and I asked people how they brightened other peoples day by being creative?

'Simple Acts of Creative Kindness is an AWESOME TOOL!'

On Dec 18th along side Donna Downey, Mark Montano and many more fabulous artist/designers and I will be sharing our Christmas Love stories with an awesome project!!! There will also be a giveaway and more!! 

Be sure to visit the links below to stay up to date with post, artists stories and projects, and giveaways!!


Come be apart of the tweets on Twitter during this
Christmas Love Campaign and use the hashtags-

Your Crafting Educator Angela Holt


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Updates and Highlights from the Clothes Hanger Christms Tree Class

Another wonderful Thanksgiving in the memory books!!! I hope that everyone had a fabulous gathering of friends, family and great food. I cooked for 2 days this year. Everything from turkey to the homemade cranberry sauce. It was great and tiring at the same time!!!

Many new and fabulous happenings will begin this next coming month and continue through the new year 2013. The New Design Team will be announced on Dec 14th!!! 5 fabulous ladies will be chosen for an awesome DT year!!! Jan will jammed packed with awesome projects, blog hop and more!!! I dont want to give all the secrets away just yet!!! You will have to check back here and on facebook for constant updates!!

Here are the highlights from the after Thanksgiving show on Saturday.

I showed you how to create a Table top Christmas Tree using Clothes hangers!!! A must to know craft for anyone!!! The show was so exciting!! Jazellia from Lavish Laces gave away some awesome collections of lace!!! Amazing store with such a variety of trims and more!!! And I had the most fun with all of you chatting about what other trims and products we could use to make more trees!!! I personally loved the Lace idea!!!

Here is what I did with my Clothes Hanger Tree....................................

Created with flickr slideshow.
To watch the video of how I made this awesome Tree please visit my YOUTUBE channel by clicking on the black ribbon at the top of my blog!!!
 Be sure to stop this weekend to watch me create an awesome Rosette Wreath using the fabulous paper collection from Teresa Collins called " Vintage Finds". 
Find my Ustream Channel by clicking HERE 
Hope to see you there!!!
Your Crafting Educator
Angela Holt 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Blog Hop Winner and Thank YOU!!

The blog hop has come to an end!! I have to say it was fabulous and the talent and projects that were made were simply beautiful and soooo inspirational!! I want to send a special thank you out to all the ladies in the blog hop!!! I loved everything your did, your support and I look forward to blog hopping with you again!!!

If you would like to see a review of all the projects, visit my Pinterest Page!!! Also be sure to check a chance to win a $15 Want2scrap gift card while your over there too!! 

One lucky commenter has won some fabulous Christmas Bling!!!  and the winner is.....................

This is GORGEOUS!!

Congrats Donna!!! I need you to send me your Addy info so I can mail out your bling!! Just shoot me an email at 

Be sure to check back often crafters!!! For there is tons in store for the NEW YEAR!!!! 

Your Crafting Educator

Angela Holt

Monday, November 12, 2012

Christmas Splendor Blog Hop

I want to thank you so much for attending this fabulous Blog Hop host by my company Angela Holt Designs and sponsored by Want2scrap.

If you are here, you are ready to begin the hop!!

This hop will bring to you fabulous projects to get you into the Holiday Spirit. Highlighted is Want2scraps awesome new Bling called "Christmas Bling" designed by Nina Brackett.

Using the fabulous Christmas Bling, here is what I made for you.....

Project 2 with a tutorial!!!

Christmas Shadow Box!! 

If you don't have a Silhouette Cameo on your Christmas List this year, put it on the top!!
For a $.99 download and 4 sheets of card stock which means I have about $4 in this if not less!
This is a 11x11 shadow box I cut out and created !!

Read below the steps to create this box!!

 Step 1 Cut out all the pieces in your choice of Card stock!

Step 2 Fold all pieces on the dotted lines

 Step 3 Start assembling the shadow box using the pieces provided!

 Step 4 Now you are ready to decorate!!

See below how you can get this awesome Vintage Christmas Santa Print!! 

 Virginia Dare Burnette from Dare's Desginz is a dear friend and a fabulous crafter!! She was so kind to share one of her found and fabulous Vintage Christmas Santa Prints!!

Check her blog below and snag your freebie!! Be sure to leave a comment and thank you and also follow her awesome blog!!

Dare's Designz

I have decided to bring to you this week, 3 projects using the Christmas Bling. So always check back for NEW inspiration this week!!

Now it is time for you to hop along to see more wonderful creations using the Christmas Bling!! Below is a list of links for you to visit!!

I could not be more excited to introduce to you some fabulous and very talented ladies!! Visit each of their blogs and please leave a comment on each even follow them!! Let's Craft it Forward and show our support.

1. Angela Holt (Angela Holt Designs) (YOU ARE HERE)

2. Connie Mercer--

3. Lorrie Simons--

4. Tabetha Watson--

5. Jan Hennings--

6. Michelle Well--

7. Dee Dee Carton--

8. Susan Brown--


Enter for a chance to win some of the Fabulous Christmas Bling!!

To be entered all you have to do is.....

Leave a comment here
Visit my Facebook Fan Page and like it so that you can stay up to date with all things crafty from
Angela Holt Designs that will be happening!!!

Find Link HERE!!

I appreciate you taking the time to hop along with us!!!

I want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!!!

Your Crafting Educator and Friend,

Angela Holt

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Designers Craft Connection November Challenge

I could not be more excited about becoming a part of the "Designers Craft Connection". It is a group of  talented Professional Craft Educators like myself that bring awesome design concepts and projects for you!!! This month we were challenge to work with a fabulous product you all might be familiar with...

It is called "Smoothfoam™" aka "The Crafter's Foam"

Smoothfoam™ is our brand name for EPS or Expandable Polystyrene. It is a smooth, closed cell foam. It is often referred to as the smooth Styrofoam. It is molded from tiny beads into many shapes like balls, bells, eggs, miniature fruit shapes and more. Because of its smooth surface it is excellent for painting. It is also very durable, making it great for projects requiring pins or glue.

This companies products have been featured in Martha Stewart Living Magazine and more!!

You can Find Smoothfoam™ Products By visiting:

Join their Facebook Page:

Here is my challenge Project using the Smoothfoam™ Product!

 I had the pleasure to create with this awesome product!!! Earlier this year I created this lovely Rosette Wreath using the Smoothfoam™ 9" Wreath Shape. It was perfect for all the hot glueing, pinning and the flatness of the rosettes. It was very durable and truly the "Crafters Foam.

I do not have a step by step tutorial on how to make this BUT>>>>>
 as crafty goodness would have it, I will be teaching this class LIVE ON USTREAM Step by step!!


Live on my Ustream Channel

I will be teaching this fabulous Wreath!!

So be sure to order your Smoothfoam™ 9" Wreath Shape for the class!!

 For all of you Silhouette Cameo/ SD users there will be FREE file downloads for you to snag!!!


Enter to win this fabulous Snowman Kit!!!

Use the link at the very top of this posting to hop back and forth of each blog!!!

To enter to win, leave a comment on your favorite projects on the designer's blog and say what you would make with Smoothfoam.  The more often you comment the more chances you have to win.  All the projects will be posted on Pinterest so you can comment there too.  The winner will be announced on our Facebook Page @  on November 19th.

Your Crafting Educator

Angela Holt

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Graphic 45 card

I love a challenge as much as the next creative person. It gives you guidelines to go by and you have to create within the rules given. I jumped on the November Graphic 45 challenge this month. This month you have to do the following......

Here is my entry for this challenge!!!

So run over and enter the challenge!!! I just love love Graphic 45!! 

Your crafting Educator 

Angela Holt