Monday, December 12, 2011

My Snowman

I found this idea on Pinterest, I just love that site, and just knew I had to do it.  My kids and grandkids will be home this weekend for our Christmas celebration, I'm thinking they'll get a kick out of it...  my husband and I both did- LOL!.
Supplies used:
Cricut Everyday cart-  circles  4.5in, 3 in and  2.50
Snowman Friends cart - carrot cut ( real dial)
DCWV -  cardstock for the scarf  3in wide
Black & orange vinyl

So far no snow here in Minnesota, and  for now, this is what we get :)

Thanks for looking!
Merry Christmas everyone!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas block

I've been seeing these glass blocks all over the place and people have  done the cutest things with them. So when I came across them, on sale, at my LSS I  thought I'd see what I could do with it.
 The snowmen are cut out of the printable vinyl,  using the Snow Angel Imagine cart, and they were cut at 5 in. The letters are are cut at .50in using the Gypsy font and welded together.  I added glittered snow and snowballs to the glass block and tied a fancy ribbon , which I found at Michaels, around it .  I found the stand at the same LSS, Crafts Direct, that I  the glass block came from.... on sale also!   Gotta love sales!!!
The saying reads "Snowmen fall from heaven unassembled", its kinda hard to read in these pictures, that's why I posted in both backgrounds.  It was a quick and easy project, it would make a great present but... I think it will stay with me:)

I'm entering this in to a few challenges:
      Whimsical Design - Christmas/ Winter project with glitter
       Terrific Tuesday Challenge  - Christmas
       Wacky Wednesday  --  Christmas
Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Stampin' Up Christmas Cards

 I am a fairly new Stampin' Up demonstrator and I recently started up a monthly card club.  We meet at my house on a Sat. afternoon, I like to refer it to as our "Ladies Time-Out", and with my SU product I show them how easy it can be to make your own cards.  I have snacks, a few giveaways, and everyone leaves with at least 4 cards, that they made themselves, and another little project  I've come up with.  I usually have between 8-10 people attend and so far its been a blast, it's great to be able to share something you love with others.

These are the cards we made last month, they just happen to be the Christmas cards I'm sending out this year.   

 The first 2 cards are from my favorite stamp set and designer paper.
       Christmas Lodge Stamps
          Frostwood   Lodge
        Cardstock & Ink  - cherry cobbler, early expresso and olive green,whispering white
           Dazzling Detail glitter
          Water Color pencils   
        Viva Decor pens - bulbs on tree
           Bakers twine for the bow                                                                                                  

For this card supplies used:
  Delightful Decorations stamp set
   Ornament punch
   Cobbler Red, Early Expresso, Very Vanilla
   Basic Pearls embellishments
   Red  Cobbler satin ribbon

Thanks for looking  and Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Redneck Wine Glasses

 This weekend is our annual ladies Christmas party.  It was started many years ago by my husbands grandma, Marge.  Grandma Marge passed away 2 years ago  but  it was decided to continue on in her memory. It also was decided that every year there would be new hostesses and guess who was chosen for this year.... 2 of my SIL's, a family friend, and I!!   We chose a wine theme so the games, prizes and even the gift exchanges all revolve around wine.  I came across this idea at our LSS, Crafts Direct,.and just thought this would be perfect for the party. You see we are all from "Up Nort" , "You Betcha",  Dont'cha Know"  ... and I must not forget
"Uff-DA!!" LOL   These Redneck wineglasses will be prizes  for our guests
They were easy and very inexpensive to make.  The jars are old canning pint size canning jars and the stems are small vases that I found at Savers for .69 ea.  Candlestick holders can be used, but I could not find any of those but I thought these worked great.  I  filled one vace with  glitter snow flakes and the other I used MS glitter. I then glued the jars to the vases using E6000 glue and let them fry overnight.  I then attached the buttons, ribbon and bakers twine.  For the lettering, I used the Mickey Font cartridge cutting the letters at .75in  and the numbers at .50in.  Everything I used was from my stash excepted for the vases.
And there you have it... beautiful  RedNeck Wineglasses