Saturday, December 10, 2016

Christmas Ornament using 3D Foam Shapes!

Good morning! I am full swing into Christmas mode these days.....decorations up, shopping done, presents wrapped, Christmas crafts created, and now the start of all of the holiday parties begins! It's always such a fun, but hectic time of year.  :)
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today with a complete tutorial on how I created this ornament using 3D Foam shapes.  (And of course, bucket  loads of glitter!)

I so appreciate you stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Clear Shaker Ornaments!

Good morning!  I apologize for my absence!
My kiddos were home for the week and we were trying to cram in lots of family time. :)
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today with a tutorial on how I created these two clear shaker ornaments. They were so much fun to make!

And this is my reason for not posting all week! 
I am volunteering at Misericoridia today.  Every year there are about 20 of us who volunteer to bake in their bakery.  My best friend who passed away 7 years ago's sister coordinates this every year in her memory. It reminds me how incredibly blessed I am.

Thank you for stopping....this gal is ready to put her hair net on and roll some cookie dough! 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Give Thanks....

Good morning!
Today's card is my last fall card for the year.
Then you will see lots of snowmen, ornaments, and Christmas trees!
I used a Tim Holtz stencil and inks to create the background.  I added white veins to the leaves using white gel pen.  I spritzed it with Goosebumpz spray to add "water" droplets. SRM's sentiment from Live Life/Calendar Year was perfect for this card.  Gold sequins and sheer ribbon finished it off. 
My kiddos are still sleeping......and love that they are both home in their own beds. 
My heart is complete.
Today I will have a full house, good food, and a warm house to share with my family.
I am so incredibly grateful for all that I have, (including you! and this wonderful hobby!)
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Harvest of Blessings

Good morning friends!I have a quick fall post for you today!  (I am still in disbelief that Thursday is Thanksgiving already!) 
I made a treat bag using My Favorite Things Harvest Mouse stamp set. I masked off the moon/mouse/leaves and inked it with various shades of yellow, orange, and red.  I colored the main image with Prisma Colored Pencils. 
I added stars and highlights with my white gel pen as well as few craters to the moon!
A doily was glued to the inside.
It is all ready for treats to be placed inside!
Both my kiddos come home this week! It will be such a blessing to be surrounded by my family!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

I Pick You!

Good morning! 
Today I have a little treat envelope using this cute stamp set from My Favorite Things.  The set is called, Harvest Mouse.  I stamped it on a tag and I colored it with my Copic markers. 
I added some glittery clouds around the sentiment.  I stamped additional leaves on the bag and colored those with Copic markers as well.  I ribbon and button were the finishing touches.  
I know this is a crafty blog and you may want to throw tomatoes at your computer screen that I am posting about this.  But 4 months ago I decided to become a consultant for Rodan + Fields.  I looked at it as a great business opportunity, but quickly fell in love with their skin care products!  Here is a little background about this amazing company.  Rodan + Fields was started by the same doctors who created ProActiv.  They now offer four regimens for the most common skin problems such as, wrinkles, sagging skin, large pores, acne, redness, sun spots etc. I knew that my skin felt better, but until I came across my old school picture, from TEN years ago, I hadn't realized how much better my skin looked.  The picture on the left is me at 35 and the picture on the right is me today, at 45 years old.  My acne is cleared, redness gone, wrinkles kept at bay.....
Until now, I did not feel good about my skin. I caked the foundation on trying to hide my skin. foundation. None. Nada, Zilch. 
If you are interested in learning more about Rodan + Fields please feel free to email me.
If you would like to see which skin regimen is right for you, click HERE!
The holidays are fast approaching! 
Do you love your skin?
Thank you for letting me share!!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Christmas Ornament Using a Rusty Ball Jar Lid!

Good morning!I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today with a Christmas ornament.  
Every summer I take a handful of Ball Jar lids and a package of silver jingle bells, and soak them in vinegar water.  They sit about 4 months or so.  I keep them on hand for my vintage projects all winter long! 
I die cut one large circle and two smaller circles.  I inked and stamped two of them and layered them inside the lid using Crafty Foam Tape.  The third (and top) circle was cut in half with some peaks and valleys to emulate a snow drift.  I used a Dual Tip Glue Pen to adhere the glitter. This was placed on top of the other two circles using Crafty Foam Tape.
I took two trees from the 3D Christmas Mix pack and glittered them in green.  I added gold dimensional paint to each tree.  I added stars from the 3D stars package and glittered those in gold.  
I used a sentiment from SRM stickers for the bottom. The sequins were tacked down with Dodz-small.  I tied string, ribbon, and two jingle bells (not the rusty ones though!) to the top of the ornament. 
Thank you for stopping by today! I have a busy weekend ahead with my scrapbook girls and a black tie affair on Saturday! 
Have a great weekend my friends!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Heartfelt Thanks! (Pie Box #2)

Good morning!  I have take two on these fun pie boxes I found at the Dollar Spot at Target!  Since Halloween has come and gone, I moved on to the next holiday....Thanksgiving! 
I stamped this cute image from Hampton Arts on a tag and colored it with my Copic Markers.  The pie box was given a bit of interest with a stencil from Tim Holtz. I added a doily, ribbon, and a few sequins to finish it off.
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