Decorated Address Book

This is a decorated Address book I made for my Holiday card writing. You can see the inside and how I made it here. :)


Iris Folding Ornament Cards!

 Yes...I too have discovered the joys of "Iris Folding!"
Don't you just love these Ornament cards I made?
They are all made with the elegant glitter embossed papers  from The Robins Nest where right now until November 26th, 2012, you can save 25% off your entire shopping order!
 Just use the code BLACK25 at checkout.
Then visit The Robins Nest blog to view this tutorial.
I'm warning you...these are addicting.. I made 3 in one hour! :)


FREE Christmas Clip Art!

From now until the rest of 2012, if I don't have a regular post to share, I'll be sharing with you some clip art or other royalty free images to play with in your art. Please only use the images for personal  and not to make a profit.

For the rest of November, I'll be sharing with you some favorite "Santa" images. In December, I'll share some vintage post card images and other winter fun. You can expect 2-3 images in a post up to 3 times a week. If you like what you see, I'd appreciate comments. Thanks!


Home for the Holidays - Blog Hop Winner!

I want to thank you all for visiting me for the "Home for the Holidays Blog Hop!"
The tea light holders above were my creation for the hop using product from The Robins Nest and Helmars glue. You can see my entire post here. 

The designers from The Robins Nest and the designers from Helmars each had a drawing for a $10 shop gift card. My winner is : Kiki Halbert! Congratulations Kiki!
The Robins nest and the Helmars blog both gave away a $20 gift card to their shop. :)
Please visit The Robins Nest blog  to see if you have won too!

Holiday Sequin Ornament

 Recently I was asked to try a great new product called Smoothfoam
It comes in a variety of shapes and sizes from small balls, eggs, hollow shapes, wreaths and sheets.
It it very smooth making it perfect to paint, sand, and cut.
I chose to make a sequined ornament, similar to ones I had when I was little.

 To get started, you will need 2" balls of Smoothfoam
Gold or silver sequin pins, assorted colors and sizes of sequins, and ribbon.
 First tie a length of ribbon around your Smoothfoam ™ ball. Tie a knot then tie at the top so you can hang your ornament once completed. Layer your sequins onto the pins and easily push into the ball along the ribbon. This will help secure the ribbon while you work. Add more pins and sequins filling in the gaps as you work.
 When you have covered the entire ball, double check and push in any loose pins.
Hang and enjoy!
You can find Smoothfoam ™  and all these supplies at any major craft stores.


Designers Craft Challenge- A Thank You Gift Idea

 Hi everyone, so nice to see you again! This month for The Designer Crafts Challenge group, the theme is thankful gifts. Now that cooler weather is happening upon most of us, I thought it would be nice to make up some "Spiced Lemon Friendship Tea" to share. This is a favorite mix I've had for along time and thought you might like it as well!


Home For The Holidays- Votive Tea Lights & Giveaway!

 Welcome to "Home For The Holidays!" A blog hop sponsored by The Robins Nest and Helmar!
We were asked to create something that makes us feel at home for the holidays. To me, seeing brightly decorated votive candles makes me feel like Christmas is almost here. I love the dancing flame and the way the colors sparkle brightly.


Give Thanks

November already? I know I have much to be Thankful for. Which inspired me to make this card. You can see how I created it over on The Robins nest blog here.
Don't forget to come back here on Saturday for a "Home for The Holidays" blog hop, sponsored by The Robins Nest and Helmar!
See you then!


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