Monday, November 11, 2013

It's Beginning to look alot like.......What a MESS!

I know that is has been awhile since I last posted!  WOW!  Quite a while.  I think that life may be getting somewhat back to normal so I am going to try to manage this blog again.  My family has had a lot of trials and tribulations over the last 6 months or so.  Loved ones lost unexpectedly, sickness in the family and then just plain ole life that seems to sometimes get in the way of keeping up with the blog.  This past weekend I have had the pleasure of diving back into the crafting world, so I will be sharing a few projects that I have been working on and maybe you will get inspired to also dive  back into the craft pile.

I will start by saying that Saturday, I made a scarf in 5 minutes time.  There is some new yarn out there called swerve and I gave it a try.  5 Minutes people is about all you need oh and of course how to make a slip knot.  Red Heart makes the yarn in several colors.  I picked the camo looking print.  See the pick below.
I also finished one made with another type of yarn that had been sitting on the side table by my chair for almost a year!  It takes a little longer than the last one, but it is also fun to make and fairly simple.

I also had some clear ornaments left from last year, so I decided to work on those too!  In order to make these ornaments you will need the following items:
  Clear ornaments, I used the round and the big flat, rounds that you can get at Walmart.
  Glitter, color of your choice
  Liquid Hair Spray,  I Used White Rain
  Vinyl snowflakes,  I cut my own with my cricut machine

I made mine in Blue, Green, (Seahawk colors), lol

Start your project by removing the cap and set aside;  Pour a little amount of the liquid hairspray into the ornament and swirl around so that you have coated all of the inside.  Pour any remaining hairspray back into the bottle.  Take an ample amount of glitter and pour into the ornament and shake it all around while holding your finger over the opening.  Make sure you have the inside completely covered.  Once you do this, if there is any glitter left, dump it out and rest your ornament upside down to dry overnight.
The next day you may finish your ornament by embellishing it however you choose.  I used some snowflakes cut from vinyl on my cricut.  I also cut the lettering with my cricut in white vinyl.  Enjoy!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

My Lazy Sunday Adventures

The Shamrock Card is a digi that I found on line as well as the Boy and Dog Racing.  The middle card is a piece together card like you would make a quilt.  This card is made using Stampin Up Paper.  Enjoy!

Hambo Challenge Digi Stamp #2

So, this week was the second challenge from Hambo Stamps.  I had already entered one, but this is my second attempt at an easy Valentine's Card for kids and they loved making them!  Enjoy!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Little Scraps Of Heaven Blog Hop Coming your way! Mark your calendars! I am in the Hop! Yippee!

We're so excited to being doing this hop, and we have a fabulous line up with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects some great blog candy, and an AMAZING grand prize for this hop. This hop runs from Feb 23 - Mar 2, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop.

Here is the complete line up

Kristy -
Patricia -
Emily -
Kristi -
Sheri -
Liz -
Cindy -
Misty –
Corrine -
Leann -
Shawnee -
Janet -
Lisa -
Shannon -
Melanie –
Inga -
Dawn -
Darlene -
Shannon -
Monica -
Jennifer -
Lisa -
Little Scraps of Heaven -

There is also going to be an overall grand prize, which is being sponsored by Tricia from Little Scraps of Heaven and she will be the last blog on the hop. In order to be eligible for the grand prize you must leave a comment on every blog in the hop, as well as become a fan of Little Scraps of Heaven on Facebook. This is mandatory in order to be eligible for the overall grand prize.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hambo Challenge Design

So, I missed the deadline for my free digi but I was able to put together another card using a Heart to get back into the swing of things next week.  For my Card this week I chose the Hambo Digi of Henry fishing.  Can you find the heart?  Love this guy and I hope that you enjoy the card!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Stampin Up Treat-Favor Cup

Ok, for the treat cup you need a square piece of paper, I used a 4x4, but I recommend a 6x6, fold in half, bottom corner right to upper corner left and crease. Once folded you should be looking down at a triangle. Take the right wing corner and fold to the left until you are even with the left hand side of paper. Take the left wing corner and fold to the right over the top of the piece you just folded. With both sides folded in, take 1/2 of the top piece, (there should be two) and fold toward you. Crease and wa la! Your treat cup! It can be made in any size as long as you use a square piece of paper! Good luck!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

What can you do with an empty toilet paper roll?

So, with a toilet paper roll, some chocolates prewrapped, stampin up ribbon and a digi from Little Scraps of, I created a valentine treat container for the grandkids!

a little ribbon, a piece of cardstock cut at 4 1/4 inches wide and 6 1/2 inches long.  Secure the paper with double sided tape, fold in one end of the tube, fill with candy, fold in the other end.  Wrap your ribbon around the ends and secure in the middle and add a pic!  Easy Peasy!

So easy, even a 9 year old can make them!