Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Card Holder

 I receive so many beautiful Christmas cards each year that I wanted to make a holder that showcases each card accordingly. This is what I came up with... 
I made the bow with a solid red sheer ribbon and a glittery polka dot ribbon. Both ribbons have wire and measure 2-1/2 inches wide. 
I decorated each clothes pin with designer card stock and will attach each card onto the ribbon.

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Oh Christmas Tree...

This year we decided to get a new Christmas Tree and went with a 7 foot skinny one. It fits so much better in front of the window and doesn't take up as much room as our previous tree. 

I chose a lime green color to go with the red instead of the more traditional Christmas green. I made the bow for the top of the tree using a wide, sheer, red ribbon along with a thinner green ribbon. Both ribbons have wire which helps keep the form of the bow nice and full. I also used green mesh throughout the tree with some polka dot ribbon for the accent.

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Christmas Mantel

A few inches definitely makes a difference on a mantel. Thanks to my DH who made my mantel, my Christmas garland and stocking holders fit so much better this year. 

I just love the Elf on a Shelf and the story behind its meaning. The fun part is getting up each morning and wondering where he will turn up. Today I found him riding a reindeer...wonder where he will turn up tomorrow...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Mini Treat Boxes

 Halloween Mini Treat Boxes: Frankenstein, Jack O Lantern, Bat & Mummy
 I decided to go with a smaller box this year for the kiddos. One that would hold a small can of play doh and a small bag of candy corn.
 The ghost stamp is from Stampin Up along with the scalloped punch.
 I took an 8-1/2 by 11 inch sheet of cardstock and cut it in half. Then scored at 2, 4, 6 & 8 inches - turned the paper and scored again at 2 inches. I used double sided sticky tape to adhere the side and bottom of the box. I cut a 2 inch strip of cardstock and tore by hand to make the strips. Be sure to ink the edges to give the mummy a better look. I decided to use ribbon for the handle.
 I used the Spider Web cuttlebug folder to emboss the wings on the bat and adhered the wings to the back of the box.
 I used brown ink to ink the edges of the box and created a stem for the pumpkin. The ribbon used in all these boxes are from Stampin Up.
I used a scalloped edge punch for Frankenstein's hair and used dimensionals on the eye lids to pop them up a bit. I also inked the edges of the box to give it a more finished look. 

Happy Halloween!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fall Mantel

I love that DH has made my mantel a little wider than it used to be. I can actually put things on it without worrying about anything tumbling off.

I added my fall garland to the mantel along with a few pumpkins in honor of Halloween.  

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Mummy Pumpkin

 Meet "Boo," my sister's pumpkin, showing off his Mummy costume we made. My family knows I love a Crafty Challenge and a challenge this was! lol 
When she informed me of the project, she specifically said, "be creative" and stressed that she wanted her pumpkin to look different, to "stand out" in the pumpkin pageant. 
Well, as you can see, he definitely stands out!! 

I inked the edges of a roll of guaze and cut them into strips before adhering to the pumpkin. I used the paper doll dress up cricut cartridge to cut out the spiders in various sizes. The trick or treat stamp is from Stampin Up along with the decorative punch. It is attached to the pumpkin with a black pipe cleaner. The leaf is from a fall garland and we added the sparkly green squigglies to the stem of the pumpkin. 

The elementary students will love him, I'm sure.  :-)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Halloween Play Doh

WOW!! Super fast doesn't get any better than this! 

A few years ago my hubby came across some mini Halloween play doh cans at one of the local warehouse stores and decided that we would pass them out to the lil trick or treaters that year. I will never forget the look on our first trick or treater's face that night. Her eyes opened wide and the smile on her face was priceless when she looked up and said " doh!" And the best thing about it was the parents loved it as well, a nice change from the standard candy give away. 

Gotta say tho, I was a little disappointed when we couldn't find the play doh the following year and the year after that. My trick or treaters had settled for the mini candy bars and the same 'ol Halloween candy everyone else hands out.

"This is going to be the year!" I told hubby, "We will be handing out play doh again." So, I made it my mission to hunt down the play doh and crossed my fingers that we would get it in time.

Which brings me back to the reason for my The SUPER FAST delivery!! I placed my order after 5:30 pm CST on Tuesday, October 9th. I qualified for free shipping since I had ordered 4 boxes with 60 cans per box. The standard delivery said 7-10 days from day of ship with estimated time of delivery October 24th. GREAT...still in time for Halloween, I thought. But when I received a knock at the door this afternoon, I'm pretty sure I had the same look on MY face as the lil trick or treater from several year ago! And YES I did say, "Ooooo...Play Doh!!" :-)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spring Tulips

What better way to welcome Spring into our part of Texas than with these beautiful red Tulips that Hubby brought home for me. The weather here has been wonderful and I can't believe Spring is just around the corner.
(My "Just because" Tulips)
As you can see, my Bradford Pear tree has started to bloom. They are so pretty this time of year, just wish the flowers would stay a little longer. I took this photo with my iphone and was surprised at how nice it turned out. Thanks for stopping by...

Butterfly Goody Bags

I found these small cellophane bags (3x4 inches) and thought they would be cute for this project. I put 12 pieces of candy in each bag, just enough to give each side a butterfly wing look. I used small wooden clothespins and covered the tops with patterned scrap paper. I kept the clothespin opening at the top in order to clip the butterfly antennas (pipe cleaners) into the pins. I added small circles as eyes to give the butterfly a finished look. These are great as party favors for the kiddos!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Birthday Cake Banner

Feliz Cumpleanos! Yes, that's Happy Birthday in Spanish. And since the party was a FIESTA theme, I couldn't resist making a banner for the cake. This was very simple to make and a great way to use up all the bright colored scraps of cardstock I have in my scrap bin. I used the Petite Pennants Punch from Stampin Up and tied them together with Jillibean Soup Twine. I added the red and green ribbon bows to the skewers to give it a finished look.
Here is the completed banner on top of the birthday cake. The cake happens to be a Tres Leches Cake with whipped frosting and it was SUPER YUMMY!!