Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Configuration 101

Remember these great findings? 

With the thanksgiving holiday behind us, its time to put together a configuration tray, inspired by Tim Holtz with all the awesome stuff I picked up on my antique excursion this fall. 

Step One:  moving the boxes around and removing boxes to allow for more space to decorate.  (this is the easiest step)
Step Two:  the hardest step of all.....measuring each box for the cutting directions for the paper.....fractions, YUCK, who would of thought that 3rd grade math would come in so handy, what ever, I was counting little marks on my measuring stick, with my husband laughing in the back ground...before he stepped in and broke out his trusty contractor's
 Step Three:  cut and score sample pieces of paper to insure they fit....and label each piece and the coordinating box.
Measurements:  Box 1   6  5/8  x  4  3/4
                           Box 2   3  7/8  x  3  7/8
                           Box 3   4  3/16  x  3  3/16
                           Box 4   5  1/16  x  4  3/16
                           Box 5   6  11/16  x  2  15/16
                           Box 6   3  7/8  x  2  15/16

Score all sides of each piece at  11/16

Step Four: pick your favorite paper, mine is Tim Holtz idea-ology (Paper Stash Seasonal Pack)
Step Six:  cut your favorite paper according to the guidelines and score.
WOW, look at all these really cool vintage Christmas papers in this packet.

Check back soon, for more details.

More Christmas Workshop Previews

This ornament would look great on any tree or as an embellishment on any gift.
A few years back a Hobby Lobby went in here in Viera and it never seems to loose its appeal this time of year for those altered projects....and don't forget about their sales each week.  25 cents for these paper like chipboard ornaments ready to decorate.

Products used are CTMH Wonderland Level 2 Paper Packet (X7146B); Snowflakes stamp set (D1480); Rhinestone Designer Brads (Z1360); Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (Z1686); Twilight Ink (Z2160) and Chocolate Ink (Z2111).

Other products used are Versa Mark; Winter Wonderland Opaque embossing powder; Snow Cap paint dabber and Sky Blue Shimmerz.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

2nd Annual Christmas Workshop Preview

Christmas Workshop Preview Part One......

 Not sure if I was going to have a workshop this year, its back by popular demand.  Here is a sneak peak of the first project we will do....

I found these great extra large clothes pins at Micheal's in the dollar bin, so what to do?  What a great note clip for Santa's List, so simple, it takes about 5 minutes to make this project.
Supply List:

CTMH retired Christmas themed paper packets, cocoa ink, topiary ink, Santa's List stamp set. HAVE FUN!!!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Wonderland of Wishes


Easel Card with secret gift drawer.  This card is not only perfect to say Happy Holidays using Close to My Heart's new Wonderland Level 2 Paper Packet, but its also great for stuffing it full of some yummy candy or  goodies.

Stamp set used are 
Snow Flurries D1384
Bundled Buddies C1472
Snowflakes D1480
Holiday Cheer B1381
Inks used are
Chocolate and Twilight
Other products used are
CTMH Glitter Gels, liquid glass, pearls and the exclusive CTMH Cricut cartridge.

As promised here are the cutting and scoring measurements for the easel card and box:
Box (drawer):  6 x 6, scoring at 1/2 inches on all sides.
Belly Band:  11 3/4 x 5, scoring at 5 1/8 inches, 5 5/8 inches, 10 3/4 inches, and 11 1/8 inches.
Easel:  5 1/8  x 10, scoring at 2 1/2 inches and 5 inches.
Card for Easel:  5 1/8 x 5.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas Photo Box


This month is all about preparing for the holidays.  Each year I try to find something even more spectacular to do for those small but thoughtful hand made gifts for family and friends.
Several months back I found these cute clear photo boxes at my local Target store for a $1!  So I grab as many as I could, not knowing exactly what I was going to do with them.

While clean my room the other day, I came across the boxes and the idea hit me.  What a cute gift for that someone special, a new mom, and even my mom!

I've used CTMH Believe Level 2 Paper Packet (X7145B)

CTMH Christmas Love Stamp Set (D1492)
to create this cute holiday photo box.

Other stamp sets and products used are CTMH December 25th stamp set (C1469), olive, topiary, holiday red and cranberry inks were used. 

Hope you enjoyed this project. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Preview

I for one certainly love a good time and a great laugh, who would of thought teeth could be the talk of an evening.  Mine guest arrived to the party everyone was greeted with this wonderful smiling face.  If you look close you can see I'm even wearing a rope belt that can double as dental floss and what about this really cool hillbilly wine glass (a treasure found in Bellbuckle, TN) its a mason jar adhered to a glass candle stick.  Yeehaw.  How about Mr. Dot's the Clown.

For your viewing pleasure here are more pics from the party.

 See one of my puppies here, dressed as our little angels. 

Mom and Dad

 Just a few of my best gal pals in the world.
 What's up with this double chin?
 The Wine Station......also known as the hangover station for SUNDAY!