Friday, December 27, 2013

Valentine Pinterest Roundup

To get our Valentine creative juices flowing
 I have rounded up some Valentine Pinsperation!

Christmas is pretty much the crafters optimal holiday...
with plenty of opportunities to display our talents...
ornaments, cards, tags, wrapping,
 holiday decorating, baking, gifts to make and give...

But Valentines Day is a close second
...after all who doesn't like getting a Valentine?

Friday, October 18, 2013

Vintage Photo Christmas Ornament Tutorial

I love vintage pictures...old postcards...cabinet cards...

Vintage Photograph Christmas Ornament

I love vintage photographs, don't you? Recently, I found a few sweet old photos of my mother and grandmother...the picture above is of my grandmother and her two younger cousins....I decided they would make perfect vintage photo Christmas ornaments, and below I will share how simple the process is...

Monday, September 9, 2013


I spied these cute black birds at the Dollar Store...

I knew at once I had to have a one or two...OK 6 of them, plus an owl...and a couple of pumpkins
to recreate the cute Halloween decorations I saw on Pinterest.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Halloween Hauntings

I love fall.

I especially love Halloween!

Candy, costumes, pumpkins to carve, pies to bake, leaves to rake...

I love it all!

I have started early creating Halloween themed banners and garlands.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Crafty Cards

I am having a great time playing with all my reorganized craft supplies...

Last week, I blogged about about paper and supplies I have hoarded {here}, waiting the perfect craft project to come along before I cut the paper, and use the supplies...because when you find a really cute paper or embellishment, once they're used that's it...they can't usually be found again because lines are discontinued to make way for new products.

So here are a few cards I have made...I really like making cards because they are the perfect size...a scrapbook page is too intimidating, even when I have a good plan, finding a picture, cropping it just right, etc...well it's all just too much!

These first four are children's cards

Now here are a few Masculine cards

A few for next Valentines Day

Pretty Girly cards...they are the most fun to create

Happy July 4th!


Saturday, June 29, 2013

Handmade Cards

Paper stash?

No, I don't have much scrapbook paper...that is until I reorganized my craft goodies. Then it became apparent I have a hoarding issue...more specifically, a scrapbook paper hoarding issue. And, maybe a teensy issue with letter stickers and rub-ons...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Blackboard Valentines

I have been working on Teacher Valentine gifts...I first thought about making banners, but they take tons of product and time, so I decided to make just single heart hanging decorations...after I got started I thought the backsides were too plain {just chipboard} so while scrounging in my craft room I came across a can of blackboard paint!
What could be more appropriate for a teacher gift but a blackboard heart?
So let me show you how how made these cuties...

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Queen of Hearts

Today I completed two easy Pinterest Projects!

The first, Valentine bookmarks for my son's 4th grade class, was so the Pinterest project there were small hearts punched out along the side, however I don't have that size punch so I was going to stamp the hearts....but my ink just smears....maybe I will do a glitter heart instead.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Be Mine

Back in the fall I received a Restoration Hardware catalog in the mail...I love catalogs...and this one is gorgeous...and huge! However, the items are so pricey, that its not really even a good dream book...I don't dream of $20,000 couches, just regular ole Pottery Barn couches are good enough for my dreams. And even those are out of my reach, as every stick of furniture in my house is a reclaimed castoff....quite a bit from the roadside. I looked through this Restoration Hardware several times, but it quickly went to the bottom of my catalog dream stack.
So during my after Christmas cleanup, I came across it, and started to toss it...but I just couldn't. I mean this book is huge, I just thought, "Wow, I wonder what can I do with all this paper?" The pictures are beautiful, but actually quite artsy, mostly greys and whites, {I guess there isn't much color needed when you have a lot of "green"}. As I thumbed through the catalog, I decided I would use the paper in some of my Valentines, going for a simple glam look, with the black, grey, and pages as backgrounds and red glitter accents.
Here is my first project, a "Be Mine" Banner created with the catalog paper cut into 2 1/2 inch by 11 inch strips and accordion folded...each rosette takes 2 strips of paper glued together end to end, when you push it down flat this rosette forms, then just simply hot glue the center to hold it together.  I then used red glitter glue all around the edges, and red glitter letters....{the "e" letters were green glitter, I just re-glittered them red to match}
This was an easy project, very easy on time and product...I have tons of black and white paper...I am maybe 4 sheets of paper shy of being on a Hoarder reality show! But because I am not working and therefore not craft shopping, I am hording all my "good paper" lol.
My next project, is something I saw on Pinterest...a banner made with cards and red ribbons!
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