Monday, October 31, 2011


It has been a while since my last post....well a really long while. 

I made this for my sister last year and never took a photo before I sent it. She was good enough to send me a picture today. I got the idea from another blog, but I couldn't tell you who. I repurposed a little window frame that had some Christmas items on it. I think it looks much better with the Halloween theme.  This cute little guy has a button nose and eyes made out of green brads.  This was a good use of my circle cutter and circle punches. 

I am really bad about taking photos of my work. And as you can tell, I have not been very consistent about blogging. I got a little encouraging comment recently and I thought I would try to be better about posting what I am up to.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Patriotic Lollies

Wow!  It has been over six months since my last post!  It certainly isn't because I haven't made anything - I will try to be better at this.

Recently I made these fun patriotic lollies
as a centerpiece for a themed dinner. 
There are three different sizes.  They are 12, 8 or 6 inches across.  I used an old Dollar Tree paper pack that I had in my stash.  The stickers are K&Co and they were on clearance at AC Moore.  I used Martha's score board to score each one at 1/2 inch increments.  I used a hot glue to adhere everything, it is a really strong hold!    
My brother and his family have a big party each year for the 4th of July, so I am going to bring these to the party!  You can see in the mirror that each one is two sided.  I used a different paper on the front and the back. 
I found the container for $3.99 at Ross.  I cut up a styrofoam block and filled the container.  I added the kraft crinkle cut shred after I had put all the lollies in the styrofoam.
I hope you have fabulous plans for this patriotic weekend~
Have a great 4th of July!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy Birthday sister!

This is a Happy Birthday banner that I made for my sister, AnnMarie. 
Her daughter surprised her last night with a party. 
Today is her birthday -
Happy Birthday sister!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

My daughter wanted to get gifts for the family that she works for. I suggested she make something for them. I had seen an idea for glitter ornaments on a couple of different blogs. I had all the supplies and my daughter loved the idea.

The ones that Joy made for the CricutChristmas blog really inspired us.

These are the ones my daughter made. I think they are just beautiful!

She picked up some of those boxes at Michael’s that are shaped like Chinese food containers but made of decorative paper. She wrapped each ornament individually in tissue and put it in its own box.

Friday, December 25, 2009

"The Reason for the Season"

The wise men still seek Him...

Glad Tidings! 
The King is born!

I pray your Christmas day is blessed.

Merry Christmas!

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Little winter vignette

I just love my little winter vignette. I just think it is so very cute.

I got the idea after seeing a couple of different styles while blurfing. I had this old glass container that we once used as a fish bowl for our tetra.  I found these cute little deer and trees at Michael’s as accessories in with the little snow villages.

My 5 year old niece was visiting and she helped me put it all together. Isn’t it cute? I love the expression on the snowman’s face as the deer tries to nip his carrot nose right off his face. 

(sorry - the trees look crooked because of the distortion of the glass )

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Idea from House of 3 Glass Apothecary Jar Idea

We have friends that host their annual "Soup Day" on Christmas Eve Eve (that's December 23rd).  It is an open house and they have many varieties of homemade soup available all day long, as well as other goodies.  It is a wonderful time of fellowship.  People come and go the entire day.

They are one of my favorite families.  They are so willing to spread their joy to others.  I wanted to make something special to bring them this year and I saw this idea on House of 3's blog
Mine is different, but I just loved Rhonna's idea. 
(I spread out the ribbons so you could get a better look at the attachments)
I found this fabulous glittery reindeer to add to all the goodies.

I just added some ribbon and tags and a little note card to tell them how much they are loved.

And of course I filled it with clusters of pecans and gourmet popcorn-

If you get there before me - don't spoil the suprise!