Monday, December 27, 2010


Hope everyone’s holiday was festive.  My sister and I got a flat tire on Christmas day.  Nothing like being dressed up and changing a flat tire on the side of the road in the rain.  Super fun!!! But hey it will be a Christmas memory for years to come :)

Here is my take on the song from Scrap It With A Song.  It is my little godson… so cute!!!!!!!!

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Play along with us!!!!

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

On the 6th day of Christmas

Merry Christmas!!!!! Welcome!!!!!

If you stopped by yesterday, you saw that I talked about saving wrapping paper to make Christmas Present tags.  Here is another great use of Christmas wrapping paper… flower making. 

I start with circles in two sizes.  The more you cut the fuller the flower.


Once you have the circles cut you need to cut the circles like fringe. 


Once you have them cut you will stack and glue them.  Fluff up the fringe and add some flare to the middle.  I like rhinestones.  Now you have a fun flower you can add to your tags or maybe add to a christmas layout. 


Have fun and Happy holidays!!!!!!!

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Eve

It’s Christmas Eve!! Where has the time gone?!!  So at Scrap It With a Song we are doing a week of creativity!!  I wanted to share with you something I have been doing the last few years. 

After all of the presents have been opened, I always go through the paper and pick out pieces of my favorite papers and ribbons, like below. 


I put the paper away with my christmas decorations and then in November I pull out the paper and use it to make tags for my presents.  It makes me feel good for recycling and gives my packages a great handmade feel.  Here is a sample of the tags I made this year.  Everything was recycled from 2009!!

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Don’t forget to save your paper!!!

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 1… My Paper Tree

Happy Monday!!!!!!!! Are you hear from SCRAP IT WITH A SONG? Hope you are all enjoying the holiday week!! I've been a bit sick so I am feeling way behind in shopping and gift wrapping. But back to the tree :)


I saw this in a magazine and thought, "I could make that" and now you can too!!!!!!!

STEP ONE: Cut Strips. Find your favorite patterned paper. You can use any color!! I went for the traditional green. My strips are about an inch wide.

STEP TWO: Cut the strips into smaller strips. I used fun scissors to add some flare but you can do what you fancy.


STEP THREE (optional and not pictures): Add ink to the edges. I decided to add some brown ink to the bottom edges to add some dimension but it's not necessary.

STEP FOUR: Curl the edges. This helps to give the fullness to the tree.

STEP FIVE: Layer and glue. I used hot glue over a Styrofoam cone (you can get these at michaels). Start at the bottom and glue layer by layer, overlapping the last so no white pokes through. Just make sure you have enough paper to cover the thing. I had cut my strips to long and almost didn't have enough to make it to the top. You can see from the second picture that my pieces got much smaller... I actually cut the big ones in half.

STEP SIX: Embellish!!! This is where you make your tree your very own. I found this great silver fringe ribbon that I added between layers to look like tinsel and then added rhinestones to look like ornaments.


STEP SEVEN: Top and Bottom. For the top, I used a giant rhinestone brad but you could cover it in paper. you could add a star. Anything you want. For the bottom, I took half of a toilet paper roll and sprayed it with glimmer mist and hot glued it to the bottom!!

Well I hope you like the tree and make one or a whole forrest for yourself. I'd love to see pictures if any of you do!! Have a great day!!!!!!!!!

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Peek a boo!!!

Look at that adorable face and my dt entry for XOXO December challenge.  Stop by and check it out. 

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Check out the great prize from Sweet Peach Crop Shop.  You will love this shop!!!!!!!!! I want everything!!!!!!!!

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Friday, December 3, 2010

SALES and Something new!!!!!!

OMG!!!!!!!!!! Is it really December?!!!

In light of the holiday, I am having a 50% off sale in my ETSY store on everything except the digital files. ALSO I am trying out this new fun thing on ETSY... coupons!!! Here is a coupon for 10% off of everything you buy.... so really it is like 60% off!!!

Also, I am going to try something new. I stumbled upon this blog that does something called Friday Fill in's and I thought it could be fun to try. Here goes:

1. The best thing about a birthday celebration is the cake!!!!!!!!

2. Embrace the passage of time.

3. I went shopping recently and the most interesting thing I bought was a blu ray player.

4. I heart the child's game memory!!!!!!!

5. The reason is because I said so!!!!!!

6. Don't tell but I miss Montana and sometimes even the snow and cold.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sleeping, tomorrow my plans include crafting up a storm and Sunday, I want to get dolled up for the Liza Minnelli! Pin It