Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas Memories Shadow Box

This is a fun way to keep track of how many Christmas Holidays you and your significant other have spent together. I just took a shadow box and decorated the inside using scrapbook paper and embellishments. Then, I placed a photograph of our first Christmas together in the middle of the box, raising the picture up a little with circle pop-up sticky tabs.
I added the date of our first Christmas as well.
I used hot glue to attach ribbon around the sides of the shadow box, complete with a bow and extra embellishments on top.
Finally, I added a bell for each Christmas thus far that we have spent together.
What an easy keepsake to have and display at Christmas each year! I have a bag of silver bells behind the back of the shadow box to make it easy to add each year! I am making one of these for my brother and his new fiancé as well-what a nice gift it will be!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Snowman Pails

How cute are these lil pails! These were so easy to make!
I just cut burlap for the scarf and glued on buttons.
I added cloth ribbon and cotton balls to complete the earmuffs.
I added buttons for eyes and decorative scrapbook paper for the nose. Now, what should I fill these with?

Christmas Wood Blocks

The Holiday Season is right around the corner! I completed these wood blocks today to give as gifts! My husband cut and sanded the wood for me-a big thank you to him! I painted the wood and added decorative paper and other embellishments to complete these lil projects! What do you think?

Sunday, December 1, 2013

November Wood Blocks

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We went to visit my brother and future sister-in-law! What fun! Look how cute these wood blocks turned out! I LOVE making these! They make great gifts too! I gave one to my brother and future sister-in-law for their house. Now, off to make some Winter wood blocks! Will post them soon!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Charming Tale!

So, have you heard of Origami Owl? This company has living lockets that tell a story through little charms that are placed inside the lockets. It is like wearing a shadow box around your neck! What makes these charms unique is that you can change them out day to day or outfit to outfit-so many charms to choose from.
I ordered this Origami Owl chain and locket for my future sister-in-law's birthday. Inside, I placed her first name initial and her birthstone. Then, I purchased other charms to tell the story of how she met my brother. I used my scrapbooking tools to create this little card for her. An envelope template was used to create the little pockets which held the charms: hair dryer, scissors, bow and arrow, American Flag, crystal dangle, cowgirl boot, ring. This is how it turned out:
She loved it! It made for a great birthday gift!

Monday, October 28, 2013

My Makeup Paint Can!

How cute is this! I needed a place to keep my makeup brushes. So, when out at a craft store, I found these cute, clear pails with handles. They come in all different sizes! I took a 12 x 12 piece of chevron blue scrapbook paper, cut to size, and inserted it into the pail. To the outside of the pail, I added an adhesive initial "T."
I added some decorative marbles inside and added ribbon to the top rim, as well as, on each side of the handle. Finally, I added the brushes and here it is! So easy and convenient for storing my makeup brushes! I plan on decorating the other two pails in owl décor to give as Christmas gifts!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wood Blocks

My weekend project! How cute! My husband and I teamed up for this crafty project. He cut the wood to size and smoothed the edges. Then, I did the rest! I can't wait to make more wood blocks this weekend!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

"I Do" Chipboard and Paper Bag Album

I made this for a special "Bride-to-be" who will be getting married next fall. I thought that she could put her bridal shower pictures in this little mini. Orange and Green will be the theme!
Here are all of the pages (It will hold 21 pictures):