Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Handmade Burlap Ornament Gift Set

Hello again friends, it's time for the monthly Samantha Walker
Creative Team Blog Hop and the theme this month is Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas.

I always love making ornaments as gifts, one year I created a full
set of cupcake ornaments, and I usually do an exchange as well. This year
I decided to make some vintage style burlap ornaments using the 
Take heavy duty overstock paper I used metallic paper. 
"Ungroup" tags and choose style you want with open area in the middle. 
Trim out 2 of each. 
 Using the middle cuts you will throw out or save, use as template
and cut burlap slightly larger to fit into frame. 
 Adhere both sides of tags to each other with burlap in the center. 
 Add snowflake or flowers, then add gemstones to each side. 
You can use leftover burlap strands to hang ornaments,
 I folded it over 4 times and tied it. 
I also hot glued a burlap bow to the bottom. 
They have a very soft vintage style perfect for any tree really. 

The nest stop on the blog hop is Diane:

This month the  hop the prize will be the $10 gift card to  

They will announce the Blog Hop Winner on Monday, 12/15 on Samantha's Facebook Page.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Snowflake Ornament

Hey friends, hello Monday....
I was included in an ornament exchange this weekend and I decided
to make mine, thankfully I had a friend who wanted it! hahaha
 It's similar to a style I created last year using a snowflake SVG from SW
with some heavy duty Cutcardstock and a crystal angel at the bottom
from Connie Crystal. 
 I also spritzed it with glitter...I mean DUH hahaha
It was a fun ornament to make. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Set Of Clear Handmade Christmas Cards

 Hey friends, it's FINALLY FRIDAY!
Hope your holiday season is good as it begins. Today I have a set of three
Christmas cards I created from the December Kit.
You know sometimes cards don't have to be layered and fancy to be 
simply beautiful. Sometimes have an acrylic front or something really
unique just makes it gorgeous from the start. 
There was acrylic in the December Kit so I cut it down and created these cards. 
 Each one has a different image from the Simple Stories line in the kit. 
 I added ribbon and glitter from my stash but the rest was the kit. 
Can't wait to give these out this year, if I get around to mailing!
Happy Friday friends. 


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Countdown To Christmas Dry Erase Calendar

Hey friends, it's almost the weekend!
Today I have this "Countdown To Christmas" dry erase calendar. 
Perfect for the kids to mark off and keep track of the days until Christmas. 

Everything on this is from the December Kit from Creating Made Easy.
The only thing I added was ribbon, burlap and a snowflake. 
Even the frosting was from the kit, it's called a Snow Writer. 

 I outlined the entire project with the Snow Writer then sprinkled with glitter. 
It had a snowy gingerbread effect that I love!
The alphabet was using my Silhouette and the Perfect Susan font from SW.
Happy Thursday friends, come back tomorrow for another holiday project!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

JOY Gingerbread Banner

Hey there crafty peeps, this week I am in full craft mode-
sewing, crafting for CHA all that noise...and photography sessions mixed 
with work and archery. Today I have a banner to share the I created using 
 In fact this is the featured project so every kit will come with step by step instructions
to create your very own banner!
 I used the wood grain Simple Stories paper in the kit to create the Ginger People. 
 And the Snow Writer in the kit was perfect for the "frosting".
 I even made a little Gingerbread Girl in the middle 
Everything except the burlap, snowflakes, letters and ribbon were from the kit. 

Happy Tuesday friends. :)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Merry Christmas Acrylic Bell Card

It's that time of year, time to have fun creating. 
I have so many projects to share this week!

I have been busy with holiday photo shoots as well, so stay tuned. 
But today I wanted to share a Clear Scraps Send It Clear Bell Card I 
created for Christmas. 
I used Krylon gold spray paint on the acrylic bell and added a Clear Scraps
frame to paint as well. 
I LOVE using glitter in the winter for snow I think I should have
been born in a snow state LOL
The clear card is so much fun, and they come pre-cut all you have to
to is decorate and assemble!

Merry Christmas friends....Love to all. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Snow Falling Ornament Plus Instructions

Hey there friends, 
How crafty do you feel around the holidays? 
It's like asking if a polar bear is white right? LOL 

I created this handmade ornament using a Samantha Walker SVG
file and  CutCardStock paired with Clear Scraps acrylic. 
1. Using heavy duty card stock and SW SVG Oval Frame file- cut 2 in 2 colors. 
2. Trim out Clear Scraps acrylic to fit in between (trim 2 CS acrylic pieces). 
3. Adhere glitter to oner side of the acrylic piece.
4. After glue dries, adhere acrylic sheets together creating sealed glitter snow.
5. Adhere oval frame together alternating frame colors.
6. Adhere two frames together with acrylic in between.
7. Punch hole into top.
8. Add snowflakes and gemstones.
9. Thread ribbon through.

It's actually a heavy duty ornament! :) 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Fall Theme Luminaries Instructions Included!

 Happy Monday friends, 
Most of you know my son has Autism, this weekend was so cool because he competed
in an archery tournament. You know he quit baseball because the coaches
were s intense with him, he had nightmares and was picked on by
the "cool" archery has been a BLESSING in so many ways.
A sport that he not only seems to be starting well at but also
no one bullies him or YELLS at him to do better or HIT THE BALL!
I love that the sport is coached by officers who care so much.

Anyways he won the "Spirit Award" this weekend. great weekend for him.

Anyways he is so scared of the dark, and lately we have had power outages 
in our area, so I decided to make him these little luminary bags to set
on his dresser when the power goes out. 
Inside they contain a battery operated flameless candle, completely 
safe and perfect to keep him feeling comforted. 
If you go to the Samantha Walker Blog you will find a set of step
by step instructions to make your own using Krylon paint paired with SW cut files!

These would also make wonderful holiday table decor, or even
on your TV stand etc....they are so easy to make and pretty to boot!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas Card Making Time!!

This is one of my favorite crafting times of year- Christmas Card
Crafting time and snowy fun crafting. 
This is a card I created using an SVG file and CutCardStock then I
pie their glitter card stock behind it and added some punched snowflakes.
I also added gemstones and studs for more dimension.
I love how simple and elegant it looks.
It's just the beginning! Here we come Christmas season!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Food Scrapbooking? Is That Legal??

Hey friends, 
You know i never realized just how much food I made, 
until last night I was looking for food photos to make
a layout with the SW Christmas In The Kitchen line...and holy moly!
I think I do nothing but cook! hahahaha
Anyways I found some photos of muffins, and cinnamon rolls, you know I 
bake like a madmen around November through Feb. 

Do they have a support group for over bakers???
Maybe it's just called Weight Watchers haha! I am totally kidding
as a plus sized gal who barely eats her baking I really am kidding. :) 

Happy Thursday friends, I am off to help with ARCHERY and help
a friend with a wedding. WOOT!