Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Joy Christmas Garland

Here is another cute little Christmas decoration that I made for the mantle, a ribbon garland. This was easy to make, but a little time consuming. I used several different Christmas ribbons, all in the same colors, red jingle bells, and red glitter cardstock. I cut the letters out with my Cricut and spaced them evenly out on some white ribbon. Then I cut and tied, cut and tied, cut and tied, and, well, you get the point! Fill in the spaces with the ribbon and add your jingle bells in. I ended up using about 12 different ribbons, and half of them I used the whole roll. But I think it was worth it! What a better way to keep some of your favorite ribbon for next year! Happy crafting! Pin It

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Santa's Magic Key

Here's a cute Christmas project that your kids will love!! My boys always ask me how Santa gets in our house since we do not have a chimney. So here is my answer, "He has a magic Santa key!" I picked these keys up out of the dollar bin at Michaels a few months ago. They were cute, but I wasn't exactly sure what to do with them. As Christmas started approaching, I thought that this was a great use for them! I found the tag template here. Printed it out, fussy cut around it, matted it on red cardstock, and added the key and the ribbon!! Easy, peasy, and cute!! And you can keep it on your tree as an ornament when your kids are finished with it. Happy crafting! Pin It

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Snowman ornament

Here's a cute little snowman ornament that I made this week. I used acrylic paint to cover the inside, and then painted the outside. To seal it, I used a clear coat of glitter spray. A cute and easy ornament to make for the holidays! Happy crafting! Edited to add: This is a glass ornament that I found at Hobby Lobby. I poured some white paint on the inside of the ornament and made sure it was all covered. I did find out that if you are not careful while it is drying, it will continue to run. I put the face side down as it dried, so that the front would still be covered completely. I painted the cap, face, and buttons on the outside. After everything was dried, I used a glitter spray to seal the paint on the outside, otherwise it would all scratch off.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Canvas with scraps

I just finished this canvas for a friends birthday. This was spurred by another pin that I found on Pinterest. I used my scrapbook paper scraps and Modge Podge to glue them to my canvas. While it was drying, I used my Cricut to cut out some contact paper in the phrase. After the canvas was dry, I added my letters to the canvas and then covered it in paint. I wasn't too concerned about covering all the paper. I wanted some of the pattern to show through. After that was dry, I removed the contact paper to reveal the saying. Cute, easy, and a great way to use up your scraps!! Pin It

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mixed Media Canvas

Recently, I have been on a pinning spree on Pinterest. I saw a pin that was a mixed media canvas that I loved, and that is what inspired this project. I used my paper scraps, Mod Podge, paint, ink, stamps, book pages, washi tape, vinyl, and a few different Cricut cartridges. This one was sent to a friend for her birthday, and the quote was one that she had picked out. I absolutely love how it turned out and I hope that she does too! I think that I will be making some more pretty soon!! Happy crafting!
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Monday, February 20, 2012

Silly Boys-Layout #1

It seems like it's been forever since I've been scrapping and crafting! I had a few minutes this weekend and I put together this layout. I did have the pictures and paper picked out and it had been sitting on my desk for quite sometime. But as I was cleaning off my desk, I decided to get this one finished! These pictures are from last Easter. All I wanted to do was to take a picture of my three boys, all dressed up for Easter. Of course they were all sugared up from the goodies in their basket, so they had to get the sillies out. I got more pictures of them like this, than I did nice, sweet smiles, perfect looking angel pictures! But that is who they are and I want to remember them like this too! All the paper is from Echo Park boy collection. The banner is just strips of scrap paper, baker's twine, and my tiny stapler. All done in about 20 minutes! I think that I will have to do this more often. Take a few minutes to pick out the photos, then the paper, and when I have about a half hour to sit down, I can put the layout together. I've been so busy lately that my husband was jokingly trying to take away my craft room for lack of use! That motivated me to get in there and do something, lol!!! I also finished up a couple of more layouts and hopefully I will have some time in the next couple of days to show you those. It's nice to be back and thanks for hanging in there with me! Happy crafting! Pin It