Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Making up for lost time!

Since I have off this week (YAY!) I decided to dedicate some time to scrapbooking and crafting. I really didn't get the chance to do any scrapping this month. The holidays just seemed to "take-over". I started by cleaning out my scrappy supplies. I unloaded a ton of scraps which I really don't use and made room for new goodies! I stumbled upon some layouts which I completed back in October. Thought I'd post some pics and share!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Cute Christmas Cards

Just a few pics of some simple mini-cards I made to top off some gifts! Love these little ones- they're so quick and simple!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Using Ribbon

When growing up I always looked forward to decorating for the holidays! My brother and I would help my mom put up the tree, hand the stockings, and set up the nativity. after we finished that initial phase of decorating I remember my mother would then go around the house putting bows on ANYTHING and EVERYTHING! As a teenager I thought she was crazy -we would have ribbons on the tree, on candle holders even around the hand towels in the bathroom (seriously)! I wasn't until I got married and began to decorate my own home that I realized I loved that tradition. I have found myself year after year breaking out the ribbons for the Holiday season! I have to say - my MOM was right (ouch!) Everything is more festive when you put a bow on it. It gives a special touch to simple everyday objects!

This year I added bows to our stockings and jazzed up a frame from a discount store!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Decorating Ideas!

I love to try out decorating ideas in my home, especially during the holiday season. My friends and family always ask me..how did you do that? or how did you ever think of that? So I've decided to share these ideas that I stumble upon. Make no mistake - I'm not a professional decorator and do not claim to be - I just love playing around with different ideas and tweaking them to fit my style!

For Christmas I love displaying holiday ornaments in glass jars. I found mini glass balls and used them to fill a glass hurricane candle holder in my entryway.
I also used a mix of mini-balls and regular sized ornaments to fill 3 apothecary jars in my ding room.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Play Date Cafe Color Challenge

I'm super excited to be blogging again! This challenge broke me out of my 'scrapping rut'!! I wasn't sure if I could handle this color combo but I'm really pleased with the way it turned out! Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Kraft Cards

Okay... so I've seen so much work with Kraft paper lately hat I decided I HAD to give it a try! ( I know what you're thinking - why wait so long? ) Anyway I am so surprised at how much I love it! It's a great neutral with any color combo! Take a look at some of the projects I've used it on!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

In love!

Found this jungle themed fabric today! So excited to make a baby quilt for a friend who's expecting! I love the bright colors!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Thank you tags

I used my Cricut and SCAL 2 to cut the scalloped circle and butterflies. Stamped "Thanks!" and finished off with black ribbon and a colored pearl gem.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happiness truly is handmade.

I made this plaque to remind me that the simplest things can make you smile! (even if it is a collection of buttons) I pre-cut a heart and glued buttons using a glue gun. I printed the saying "happiness is handmade" on white cardstock then attached the button heart to the cardstock. Insert into a frame and it's done. This would be a great gift for anyone. Think pink or blue for a newborn's nursery ;)