You’ve Been Grinched

Dec 5, 2014

Here’s a little something fun to do with your family, this weekend. We “Grinched” some neighbors one year in our neighborhood and had a blast. That year, we also decorated our Christmas tree super bright and funky and called it our “Grinch” tree. This is the one tree we still talk about to this day. You’ve Just Been Grinched! You’ve been selected as the recip­i­ent of this orna­ment. The Grinch made it especially for you. If you want to see presents under your Christmas tree, Christmas morning, you must follow his demands. 1. Hang up a copy of his fes­tive face where all can see so you aren’t Grinched again! 2. Make or buy two ornaments. 3. Send the ornaments to two unsus­pect­ing friends-you must include a pic­ture of the Grinch and a copy of this let­ter so...

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Photo Ornaments

Dec 4, 2014

  These ornaments were first blogged about on December 13, 2007 and are an easy and fun orna­ment to make for an ornament exchange, to give as a house­warm­ing gift using their family photo or attached to gifts for fam­ily and friends. Just one thing though, be care­ful… these are very frag­ile! I know first hand because I broke one. I think I’m going to look for some clear plastic ornaments as they will be more durable. Sup­plies Needed: Clear Orna­ments, Trans­parency, Maya Road Rubons, Rib­bon, Faux Snow Tools Needed: Coluz­zle (cir­cle), Scissors Instruc­tions: Print wal­let sized pho­tos in greyscale onto transparency Cut out photo using your Coluz­zle or other form of cir­cle cut­ter to appro­pri­ate size for your ornament Roll up trans­parency and place inside of orna­ment (you might need to flat­ten it out just a bit once it is...

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New Listings in My Etsy Shop

Sep 30, 2014

I really enjoy needle felting and as you can see I’ve been busy. I find creating something out of a rolled up piece of wool fun and rewarding. If you live in the DFW area and are wanting to learn needle felting Carolyn Ross (The Crafty Scrapper) and I are trying to figure out when I can teach a class. So be on the lookout. This needle felted cupcake or petit four holiday ornament is created from brown, beige, red and green wool. It measures approximately 1.75″ in width and 2″ in height. The cupcake sits in a vintage candy mold and can be found in my Etsy Shop.  Each acorn base is needle felted from wool in colors of Teal, Red, Orange, Gold, Green and Light Green then accented with a dried acorn cap. The...

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Faux Polaroid Ornaments

Dec 6, 2013

This ornament is going to do some serious sparkling on the tree as I covered each Maya Road Photo Frame Chipboard piece with iridescent glitter. It shimmers and sparkles beautifully and will look gorgeous when the tree is lit at night. If you want to make an ornament like this one or similar ornaments below are the products I used. Maya Road Photo Frames Chipboard, Maya Road Cloud White 1″ Ink Pad, Iridescent Glitter, Diamond Glaze, Red & White Twine, Red Mini Gingham Trim,1  Holly & Berry Pick, 1 Gold Jingle Bell, Black & White Photos, Black Cardstock, Glue Stick, Strong Liquid Adhesive, Scissors, Sanding Block Step Out for Making This Ornament: Remove center square from photo frame and set aside. Apply white ink to the photo frame, place Diamond Glaze over the top...

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Hand Stitched Ornaments

Dec 5, 2013

I love to make handmade items during the holidays. I believe it all stems from my childhood and making holiday items with my mom. For as long as I can remember she and I have made something for the holidays and these fabric ornaments are fun to create especially if you like instant gratification. I did the stitching one night and then stitched the back on the next. The images are Maya Road stamps that I stamped onto natural muslin using Archival ink. I stitched a simple outline stitch all along the images, then using a pencil, lightly wrote the name onto each ornament and hand stitched over it. Inside the butterfly I added some Diamond Stickles for a little sparkle. Once I had the images stitched I decided to use a Maya Road...

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Cyber Monday Etsy Sale

Dec 2, 2013

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know I have a few added pounds from mom’s awesome turkey, stuffing and desserts. After dinner everyone was stuffed and all us adults needed naps except Madelyn and Bellie, they were running around like the energizer bunny and were glued to Ansley’s hip. Madelyn and Bellie LOVE Ansley. After 50 years, mom and dad finally have a table to sit the entire family. This has been one of mom’s wishes for years and I’m so glad it finally came true. Thanksgiving dinner was a wonderful way to break it in too.  From left to right are Mom, Laren (son-in-law), Terri (daughter), Amanda (niece), Steve (Amanda’s boyfriend), Dad (Santa), Brittain (nephew), Bellie (niece), Ansley (daughter), Me and Madelyn (niece). Today, through Dec. 16th I’m...

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Happy Holidays Photo Ornament Kit

Oct 31, 2013

  I’m still going through my stash and putting together mini ornament kits for the holidays and last night, I was able to put together this cute photo ornament kit. FYI, I have a very limited amount of kits. The kit contents are listed below and as always come with step by step instructions and a color photo. Please note, Festive Berries Distress Ink used to color the chipboard frame and Platinum Stickles used to outline the chipboard base and frame are NOT included. Kit Contents: 1 – 4″ x 6″ daisyd’s Snowman Patterned Paper 1 – 4″ x 6″ daisyd’s Polka Dot Patterned Paper 1 – Chipboard Page 1 – Chipboard Frame (Frame will vary see photo for variations) 1 – Small Bottle Brush Tree 2 – Holly Leaves 1 – Button 2...

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Stylish and Fashionable ~ Card

Oct 23, 2013

I love to create mini collages on most all my projects. I get great satisfaction in combining multiple items to create a focal point on cards, tags etc. This card uses stamps from the Antiquated Collection Society Lady & Stylish and Fashionable stamp sets and patterned paper by Pink Paislee. I have a huge crush on their Cottage Farms Collection. I closely trimmed around the brooch and boot using my favorite of all times as in forever, Fiskars Coastal Craft Knife. If you have not tried this craft knife do yourself a favor and give it a try. This knife fits perfectly in my hand. To add a bit more dimension to the card, because I don’t think I can ever have enough dimension, I attached the brooch and boot to the card front...

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Books & Holiday Ornament Kits For Sale

Oct 18, 2013

I just added my books Delight In The Details and Delight In The Seasons to my online store. So if you’re wanting to give a crafter an autographed technique based idea book that is filled with cards, tags, layouts and projects I hope you consider either of these two books. AND at the moment, SHIPPING is FREE. I also was able to create a few additional holiday ornament kits. These are the last of the kits so if you want one or all, you best purchase yours now as they are going fast. Once each kit is sold out it will be retired.  Each kit comes with step by step instructions as well as color photos. Santa’s Angel Baby Ornament Kit ~ $12.50. Click HERE to purchase from my Etsy store. This kit does...

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A Shabby Christmas with Maya Road

Dec 13, 2012

Gosh it’s been a while since I last posted on my blog. I had to dust off the keys. This year, I’m making all my Christmas gifts so my still incredibly organized craftroom has had a flurry of glitter going on in it. Besides Christmas gifts it’s CHA prep time and book projects that are freaking me out but enough of that stress lets get on to this fun project. I thought of a cute idea when I found this little trophy in my scrapbook stash and just had to make this home decor accent or ornament (which ever you prefer) and of course share with all my blog readers. This shabby tree is really fun to make. Here are the basic supplies I used… small plastic trophy, Sisal Christmas Tree, Claudine Hellmuth Studio...

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Ornamental Christmas

Dec 5, 2012

Ornamental Christmas is a PDF compilation of my 5 very popular ornament projects: Joyeux Noel Star Joyeux Noel Snowflake Happy Christmas Gift Card Holder Santa’s Angel Baby Season’s Greetings Bird Ornaments The complete supply list is included, which lists all the items needed to recreate each ornament. You may also use similar items you already have on hand in your crafting supplies. This way you can recreate these ornaments to fit your holiday theme and style. Step-by-step instructions for each project are included, with color photos of each ornament as well as PDF’s of scanned vintage papers I’ve collected during my antique and thrift store shopping. You can follow this link to purchase an optional Ornamental Christmas Kit, which includes some of the supplies needed to recreate these ornaments. Please Note: This template and...

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Reindeer Ornament

Dec 4, 2012

Isn’t this ornament cute. I love the whimsy style and think my nieces will too. So let me tell you how this ornament came about because this is NO WHERE close to being my vintage style. While cleaning and organizing my craft room I found a set of cookie stencils that I bought LAST year to do what with I have no idea but they were in the dollar bin so I grabbed them mainly for the snowflake and reindeer. Well the other day, while I was doing some serious procrastinating in the cleaning department I was looking on Pinterest and came across these really cute reindeer cookies click HERE and HERE. Inspiration hit right then and there. I thought how cute would it to be to make an ornament using the Gingerbread Man cookie...

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Inspiration for a Crafty Weekend

Nov 30, 2012

Since I am cleaning out and reorganizing my craft room, this week, which is total torture but thankfully I have an awesome neighbor, Jennifer who is helping me and keeping me on task. I just keep telling myself once I’m finished it’s going to be so awesome working in it once again. These are just a portion of the empty boxes I had to go through, empty out and put stuff away. Caroline Lau is to blame for LOTS of these boxes. Anyway, I thought I would take a break and go through my blog post Archives and find some weekend inspiration for you. I plan on making all my Christmas gifts this year and if you are as well, well there might be a few things to inspire you. Sometimes it good to...

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25 Day Countdown to Christmas

Nov 23, 2012

Today, I’m making a 25 day Countdown to Christmas project with my nieces Madelyn and Bellie. As you can see from the photo they are loving their new matching jammies. New flannel jammies are the best especially when you find matching ones like my mom did with a monkey print design. Ok sorry, back to the project. Both little sweet peas will decorate 12 standard sized card envelopes using stickers, self adhesive gems, then stamp the numbers needed on each of their bags. Madelyn will stamp the odd numbers and Bellie the even numbers. I will decorate envelope 25 for them to either use as a sample or for inspiration. Once all the envelopes are decorated I’ll fill each one with 2 pieces of candy and a printed strip of paper that has one...

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Season’s Greetings ~ Bird ~ Ornament Kit

Nov 14, 2012

This mini kit includes the following products: 1-Chipboard Bird w/ 2 chipboard wings, 2-Vintage Buttons, 1-Holly Leaf, 2-Mini Fabric Flowers, 1-Jump Ring, 1-Silver Jingle Bell, 1-Season’s Greetings Banner, 1-Sheet of 3-2” x 3”Vintage Sheet Music, 3-2” x 3” Vintage Ledger Paper & 3-2” x 3” Vintage Bingo Cards I’ve collected and scanned for your personal use., Red & White Baker’s Twine, Color Photo with Instructions Items NOT included: Crystal Coarse Glitter, Diamond & Platinum Stickles, and Vintage Photo Distress Ink To purchase the Season’s Greetings ~ Bird ~ Ornament Kit click HERE to view other items in my online store click HERE. I really want to thank all of you who purchased my ornament kits and Handmade Frozen Charlotte Dolls… you have kept me mighty busy with packing and shipping....

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Santa’s Angel Baby ~ Ornament Kit

Nov 11, 2012

This mini kit includes the following products: 1 –  Silver Glittered Snowflake, 1 – Maya Road Dress Form Mini Album Page, Scanned Ledger, Book and Sheet Music from vintage papers I’ve collected, 1 – Pine Stem, 1 – Silver Jingle Bell, 1 – Vintage Button, 17 – Glittered Beads,  Red & White Baker’s Twine, Color Photo with Instructions. Items NOT included: Crystal Coarse Glitter, Vintage Photo Distress Ink,  Festive Berries Distress Ink (Optional Platinum & Diamond Stickles) Please note… I have a very limited supply of Santa’s Angel Baby ~ Ornament kits. Once they’re sold out there will be no more. I just found 3 Joyeux Noel ~ Snowflake ~ Ornament Kits left over from The Crafty Scrapper “Holiday Magic” event. This mini kit includes the following items: 1 – Iridescent Snowflake, 1 – Vintage Light Reflector, 1 –...

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Joyeux Noel ~ Holiday Magic Ornaments

Nov 2, 2012

These are the two make & takes I will be doing all day or until I run out at The Crafty Scrapper tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 3rd. Each ornament is only $10.00 to create. I have a limited amount of kits which are first come first served. As you can see, it’s going to be somewhat of a glitter fest at my table but I think ornaments with glitter look so festive sparkling on a holiday tree. All the “Holiday Magic“ fun begins at 10:00 a.m. and goes until 4:00 p.m. Click HERE to read further details about this awesome event. The Crafty Scrap­per 308 South Col­lege Wax­a­hachie, TX 75165 972.923.3151 Looking forward to seeing everyone....

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Memories made

Dec 27, 2011

The day I became an aunt was such an amazing day. My sweet niece Amanda was the first to come along and make me an aunt. She would come and stay with me and Alan for two weeks, each summer. I would sit outside on the patio and watch her as she poured water from a little pitcher to a cup for HOURS straight or watch her play dress up, then as she got older show her how to put on make up and surprise her at a football game when she was cheering as well as many other special moments. Each time we were together we watched or talked about the movie Cinderella. We’ve watched it so many times I can honestly say, I lost count. But since it is my favorite movie...

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Gentlemen’s Ornament or Gift Tag

Dec 1, 2011

I love the detail you get from the Gentlemen’s Puff stamp in the Antiquated Collection ~ Fine and Dandy Stamp Set. Each fine line in the Puff can be seen and it makes me so happy. This project can be used as an ornament for your tree to represent the men in the family or attached to a gift and used as a gift tag. The back is covered with the blank margin from a piece of vintage book page. I used two Maya Road Rectangle Foundation chipboard pieces as the base for this project. One complete rectangle front was covered with vintage sheet music. Then just the outer piece of the second rectangle was stamped using the fir tree stamp from Little Red Wagon by Pink Persimmon. I used Jet Black Archival Ink...

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Ornamental Christmas PDF

Nov 23, 2011

Many of you asked if I planned to offer the “Christmas Wishes” and “Vintage Ornament Trio” classes I taught at The Crafty Scrapper as an online workshop. Well the answer is yes, but I did something a bit different this year. Instead of an online workshop where I post something each day like I usually do I (well let me clarify, Alan) created PDF’s for you to download. I took additional photos and added additional instructions to the PDF’s so it will make it easier to recreate the projects, since I’m not actually standing in front of you giving you all the instructions. Click the badge on the left to go to “Ornamental Christmas” on my “Workshops” page. The PDF downloads include step by step instructions, color photos, complete supply lists for both incorporated...

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How about some more sneak peeks…

Nov 17, 2011

This sneak peek shows images from three different stamp sets. I love how you can mix and match all the stamp sets to create lots of unique projects. Tomorrow, I will be showing you some sneak peeks from a few designers I asked to create samples. I cannot wait to show you what they created. You will see how the Antiquated Collection stamp sets are so versatile and perfect for all creative styles. And I’m happy to tell you, Carolyn owner of  The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, Texas ordered the entire Antiquated Collection line. I heard they shipped Tuesday, which means they might be in her store, this weekend. And Michelle with Paper Tales in San Diego, CA plans on carrying the line in her store soon. Become my Friend On Facebook and share this...

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