Friday, November 27, 2009

snowmen collector ~

My mom collects snowmen. She has a beautiful wall display of snowmen and keeps some out on her dining room buffet all year long. I altered her this wood box (from AC Moore), for her birthday this December.

First I lightly sanded the edges of the box and removed all of the hardware. Next, I spray painted the inside of the box. Using Making Memories paint, I painted all of the edges and the bottom of the box. I then used Zip Dry glue to adhere the paper. Once the paper was dry, I screwed all of the hardware back into place. I kept my embellies simple because I wanted the paper to shine.

This snowmen paper is one of my all time favorites! It's an old pp by Junkitz (and now I've used it all). The sparkly snowflakes are Melissa Frances, other chip snowflakes are Imaginisce, buttons & velvet trim from my stash.

Thanks for lookin' and let it snow!


Friday, November 20, 2009

The Paper Crafts treat box challenge, take 2 ~

*It just wouldn't be Christmas without fudge*

I saved these coffee containers last year. They've been sitting in my scrap room all this time and now I know why. What a challenge to alter this little tin box. LOL! I do really like the way it turned out and it will be perfect for fudge, but I'll tell ya....the person who gets this for Christmas, I must really, really love. :)

I used kraft cs as the base and stitched on some MM pp, after making the border w/a Martha Stewart border punch. I heat embossed the thickers letters. The tag stamp is by Stampin' Up!, rub on words & heart are SR, buttons from my stash.

Thanks for lookin' and woo hoo, it's Friday!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Paper Crafts "The Heart of Christmas" ~

Paper Crafts is featuring a fun holiday challenge.
*happy holidays*

You have until Monday to whip up a treat container and enter it here.

I bought these Martha Stewart treat containers at my LSS last year at 75% off. {too good!}

I think this Bo Bunny paper is adorable. I love the colors and all of the patterns on the Christmas trees.

The sides of the box are all covered. The tag is a chipboard piece from a mini album. I stitched a center rectangle and then added a Melissa Frances sparkly chip snowflake. The "happy holidays" stamp in by fancy pants, the made w/love charm is Blue Moon, and I've had the small bells in my stash can pick them up at any craft store. I hope the jute gives the box an old fashioned feel, because that's what I was going for.

thanks for stoppin' by!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You ~

Here is my take.


{...if you look closely, you can see the one silver bead that says "made with love"}

Making Christmas cards is getting me into the spirit of the season.
Guess I should start my shopping soon!
For this card, I used Making Memories pp.
I hand-cut a star from a chip coaster, covered it w/pp and
stamped "believe" w/doodlebug font stamps by Hampton Art.
I inked the edges and for some sparkle, the piece was heat embossed.
Then I used 20 guage copper wire to string some
Blue Moon (and misc. wood) beads.
The trim is by Bazzill.
thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A beginner's version ~ a party time plate!

**click for a big party time image**

Heidi Van Laar had this tutorial on her blog for stenciling & painting on ceramics.

I made notes of what I would need, and headed off to Hobby Lobby. After getting some paint, I drove over to Marshall's to see if I could find anything ceramic that was white & cheap. Score! This plate was on clearance for 3 bucks.

Here is my first attempt at it.
I can finally exhale. LOL!!
Talk about needing a steady hand!
I purposely kept this piece simple. I used an Inkadinkado stamp (Partytime!), the stars are by Autumn Leaves and the little doodle is Technique Tuesday. I used Staz-On black for the stamp and then Folk Art Enamels Acrylic Paint for Glass & Ceramics to add a bit of color.

I've already got another plate and idea in mind for this fun technique. Next time, I hope to be more brave and color more. No guarantees though. {ha!}

party on,

Citrus Tree Studios

I am so excited & honored to be a part of the Citrus Tree Studio Design Team.
I was chosen for the winter term. Yay! Something to look forward to through our very long, seems like it will never end, winter. Cindy, the owner is such a nice lady! Everyone at the site is passionate about scrapping and it shows in their work. I've already made some nice friends, even if I am old enough to be many member's mom. HA!! So it goes...

I received the first kit (December's) to work with and I am so impressed! The kit is jam packed full of well coordinated, fun, new on the market stuff! Saying it's fabulous does not do it justice!

Come on over to
CT and say "hi". You'll be welcomed with open arms.