Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Addition.

This Christmas I received a new little bundle of joy. A KINDLE!!! I couldn't be happier! No more rushing around to different libraries hunting down the book I'm looking for. Now I have them ALL right at my fingertips.
Like all newborns, my Kindle needs to be protected and enjoys being swaddled. So I made it a cozy.

I'm quite glad the Christmas holidays are over though, terribly exhausting. Super fun watching the kids having such a great time and travelling to visit everyone ,but now I just want some quiet, crafty time again. And to read a few good books.

For these challenges -
Party Time Tuesdays. ANYTHING GOES
City Crafter. MAKE THE CUT (Glad I can play along one more time for 2011!)
Simon Says Stamps. ANYTHING GOES
4 Crafty Chicks. SOMETHING NEW
Craft-Room Challenge. ANYTHING GOES

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I Swear.....

.......this post is not to blatantly show off how cute my kids school pictures are. Really, I'm just sharing a couple of things I've been working on.

These are for both sets of grandparents. I was gonna make a frame for myself too, but decided I'd prefer to make one in plain white and let the kids decorate and colour it. It'll give us something to do during the 2 weeks they have off school:)
For these challenges -
Pollycraft. PUNCH IT
Crafty Cardmakers. USE IT 3 TIMES
And speaking of my kids getting crafty, they had fun making this sculpture out of Polymer clay. They each made a snowman then I stuck a toothpick through them and into the base for support, then baked it.

They'd like to enter it into this challenge -
Craft Your Days Away. SNOWMEN

Merry Christmas !!!!!!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Uhmmm...I'll See.

That was my mantra while making this card. It's been a while since I played along in any challenges, so I was all set to go, desk clean, and fingers itching to start. I decided to use the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays as inspiration.

And I knew I wanted to make a Christmas card. I decided to use poinsettia -ish shaped flowers as a mask and mist around them. I own 3 different mist colours but they're all very light and I wanted something bolder, so I decided to ink up a toothbrush and flick it on to the paper. That was when I first paused, thought "will this even work?...... Uhm...... I'll see" I also worried about how the flower/leaves cutouts were being used for masking. I don't have any removable adhesive and I knew even the smallest bit of tape would ruin the paper so I flattened the flowers as snug against the paper as possible but was all the misting and ink flicking gonna blow them out of place? Uhmmm well I guess I'll see.

I used gold mist first. It's so sparkly when the light hits it at a good angle. Then added blue and purple ink....the flowers didn't even budge!

Also for these challenges -
Our Craft Lounge. CAS CHRISTMAS

Lastly, to my loyal readers, the craft show went very well! I had a ton of fun, met some really great people, and made enough money to make it all worth it. I'm already looking forward to doing another one next year.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ahhhhh December.

I love this month. All the planning and anticipating for Christmas. I love shopping with the mobs of people and the carols playing throughout the mall. Such fun!
Thanks to those who joined us last month at Just Tracy's. Today we begin a new challenge..... CELEBRATIONS!! Play along with your paper projects which reflect a special celebration. A wedding anniversary, a 16th birthday.... Here's the prize!

Isn't that great?! The store is full of the latest and greatest crafting goodies.
My card was for a couple celebrating their 10th anniversary.

You have all month to play along. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

On a side note. I haven't been posting much lately, I know. Busy with last minute craft show details!! 2 days away and I'm really looking forward to it! Here's a few things I made but never posted....
A bunch of gift card holders,

Some pillow boxes,

and more Kleenex pouches.

I'll be back next week. Let you know how things went!