Monday, December 12, 2016

Cookies for the Grandchildren with Bakers Party Shop!

Seriously cold here in Minnesota! Brrrrrr....9 degrees! How about where you are?

When the Grandchildren come home from school today, I will have some fun cookies and hot chocolate waiting for them!

I received some goodies from The Bakers Party Shop and I thought this would be a great time to use them. The Grand kids thought we were making Christmas cookies, but really I just wanted them to have some fun cookies! These Cutters can be used for the whole winter season! The Hat and Mittens come as a set and are perfect for skating parties, after hockey games, just fun cookies!!! 

Do you see those precious Snowflakes

Guess WHAT......they come in a pack of 3. SWEET!

**Disclosure:  This blog post includes products from The Bakers Party Shop.  The products in this post was provided to me to create and share fun projects with my audience!  All ideas and opinions are my own. 

If you have not visited the Bakers Party Shop, you SHOULD! So much SWEETNESS! (I mean that in two ways)

When your package arrives it is packaged beautifully!

 It makes you want to start the minute you open the package!
Can't wait till the grandchildren get off the bus!!!!

Trims with Expo International

Today I am happy to be working with Expo International . If you are not familiar with them, you should be! They have AMAZING trims and embellishments to work with. I could spend all day at the website admiring trims.

**Disclosure:  This blog post includes products from Expo International.  The trims in this post was provided to me to create and share fun projects with my audience! This blog post is compensated.  All ideas and opinions are my own. 

Is it cold where you are? It sure is here! I have recently moved back to my home state of Minnesota and I had forgotten how bone chilling it is here. Not that Colorado isn't cold....but brrrrr it is bone cold here! So how about we get crafting with some Hot Chocolate and some DIY's Christmas decor!

As we count down the days till Christmas, there is still time to make some holiday home decor. I did just that. I would love to share them with you!

I also took the time to make a gift bag wine holder. So easy to do, keep reading and I will show you 3 simple Christmas projects you will have done in no time!

First, gather materials for wine gift bag.

You will need:
Pippa Eyelash Fringe Trim
Burlap bag
Burlap tag - optional
Ornament - optional
Small piece of Jute
Beacon Fabri-Tac Adhesive
Fine Line Sharpie - optional

Adhere Pippa Eyelash Fringe Trim to Burlap bag using Beacon Fabri-Tac Adhesive.

Add Pippa Eyelash Fringe Trim to tag.
Using a Sharpie Fine Line print To: and From:. Punch hole in center of tag and add jute.
I added an ornament to the gift bag. I adhered it with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. Let dry.

Ready for gift giving!

See how simple that was? So easy to add trim to make something look SPECTACULAR!

Ready for a little "Joy" decor?

This piece was so fun to make! Quick too!

You will need:
Alley Natural Woven Braid Trim W/Wooden Beads - Natural
Pre-made Banner 7 1/2"  X  5" - Canvas Corp Brands
Embroidery Thread
Muslin - torn
Acrylic Paint - Alizarin Crimson
Paint Brush
Beacon Fabri-Tac Adhesive

Using a pencil write the word Joy-or any word.

Using a backstitch, stitch the word Joy.

Add watered down paint like a stain to the wooden beads on the trim and let dry.

Punch a hole in top two corners and tie torn muslin through holes. Adhere trim using Beacon Fabri-Tac Adhesive. Adhere Flower to the end of the Y.

Sew Cute and so easy!

One more to go.................

This banner is very natural in feel. I used the same trim, Alley Natural Woven Braid Trim W/Wooden Beads.

You Will Need:
Harlow Natural Woven Braid Trim
Alley Natural Woven Braid Trim with Wooden Beads
Braided Hemp Loop Round Applique
Canvas Banner - Canvas Corp Brands
Torn Muslin
Wood Dowel
Burlap Triangle - Cut rectangle
Beads and thread
Beacon Fabri-Tac Adhesive

Gathered materials

I was not sure how I wanted this to look, so a good way is to lay out your idea and go from there.

Sew next thing was to start sewing on the beads, you could glue them. I chose to stitch them on. (Crazy) I know!!!!

Once all the beads were on I laid out my Trims from Expo International and started to adhere them down with Fabri-Tac Adhesive. Trim the edges of trim off. Adhere to banner.

Adhere the Braided Hemp Loop Applique to the top of the tree. Add dowel trough the hold and tie off with torn muslin. Hang and enjoy!

I love the way these three projects have turned out! They are made so that everyone could enjoy them. No color scheme to be matched.

I sure hope you have enjoyed your time with me. Stay warm and enjoy the Holidays!

Don't forget to grab something to drink and check out Expo International for some fabulous trims and accessories. You will be happy you did!!!!

FYI-they also have a Facebook page -
Make sure to give them a like!!! They may just be having a Giveaway!!! hint, hint!
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hi everyone! This month the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team has a blog hop together with DCWV and the team was able to use some beautiful papers from DCWV. 

I have two projects for you this week!

I have choosen to use the Canister Die for my first project.

First I gathered my supplies

Added EASY-CUT ADHESIVE to both sides of my Little Sizzles Mat Board
Added my paper on each side of Mat Board

Die cut using my BIG Kick
Adhered the Canister together using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive


Added a little snowman and tree to the top and a Happy Holiday cut out to the front.
Just add a treat inside and it make for a nice hostess gift!

For my next project I used Eileen Hull BIGZ Die 661111 Leaves and also her Flower & Leaf Stitch Thinlits

First I traced the trees onto the backside of the DCWV paper

Adhered the paper to the wooden trees

Using the Thinlits die I cut flowers out and using the Leaves die I cut out just one of the leaves.

I adhered the leaf from the Leaves die onto the smallest tree. I used the leaf upside down, except for the first one on top.

I kept adding leaves till I covered the whole tree. 

On the tallest tree I added a Happy Holiday garland and one of the Thinlets layered flowers with a gem. For the middle tree I just left it with the paper.

 I adore how these turned out!

 Make sure you check out all the design teams project for the whole month! You will be so glad you did!

Thanks for stopping by and I would love to know what you think!

Monday, November 28, 2016

DIY Christmas Decorations With Makin's Clay®

Oh my goodness it has been hectic in my world! 

I have been away from my crafting and it was because my husband and I made a HUGE move!
We moved from Colorado back to Minnesota where our children live and I am so grateful to be HOME!

So now back to crafts and fun!

How would you like to make some beautiful decorations for hanging on the tree or wrapping on gifts. You could also use these as part of a Hostess gift!

Let's get started.
You will need:
Makin's Clay®-I used Natural...but you could use colored and skip the painting
Makin's Cutters Bulbs
Glass Glitter
1. Gather all materials
2. Roll Makin's Clay out to about a 1/4" thick and cut with bulb cutters (or any shape)
3. Use a toothpick to make a hole in bulbs and let dry overnight

 4. Paint or skip this step if you used color clay

5. Use watered down white glue and apply glue to bulb and sprinkle or dip into glitter glass

 6. Add a string of choice

 Add to your gift packages

Or onto your Christmas tree!

These are so beautiful shimmering in the light! 

You will love them!
Super easy and fun!

If you would like to see what else I made with the bulb cutters, I would love for you to visit HERE!
I think you will be AMAZED!

Hope you enjoyed this fun and simple project.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Blog Hop with CardMaker and Glue Dots
This is going to be fun!
Enjoy all the inspiration!

Materials used:
Glue Dots® - Mini
Glue Dots® - Ultra Thin
7 gypsies paper - Wicked Gypsy Collection
DCWV-5" X 7" Card Base
Tim Holtz Halloween Rub-ons
Paper coffin - Target Dollar Spot
7 gypsies charm
Tim Holtz Emphemera pack
Small piece embroidery thread

Mini Stapler
Paper Trimmer
Distress Ink & tool
Sewing machine