Tuesday, March 11, 2014

What's for dinner?

I saw this online and decided to make my variation of it.  My grandkids love it.  It is great to have their input and assures that they will eat their supper!!

I used the foam board poster board and covered it with scrapbook paper.  It is approximately 10" x 20"  but I am sure that any size is good depending on the space you have.

I had a lot of scraps from my flower box and put a few together with magnets glued to the back of the flower and another behind each of the seven tags.  I cut the words, tags and even the box with my Cricut machine

I added a shopping list pad and pen and loaded the tag box with lots of dinner ideas. I hope you like it, I think I will make a few more as gifts.

I plan on adding this to the following challenge:

Simon Says Stamp - Tag It!!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

I always wanted to do this!

I always wanted to do this.
Use one stamp and color it using different media.  (left to right)
The first one is done with watercolor crayons and paint brush.
The second is done with color pencils.
The third is done using markers.
They are all finished differently.

Conclusion:  After doing this I can't say that I like any one better than the other. :-)  Not really any preference but I do like the background on the card in the middle.  The cardstock is the color really rust and brushed with really rust stamp pad.  I think it looks a bit like leather.  (...in the eye of the beholder, right?)  Anyway I hope you like them.

reuse holiday cards

Does anyone save their old Christmas cards besides me?  I have for years.  Now I have enough to start my own card store!  So in keeping with my reuse, recycle motif lately, I have posted a holiday card re-make.   Made with cardstock, ribbon from my leftover pieces and a picture from one of our past Christmas cards.  I kept the card really simple because I love the picture and wanted to show it off.

Slightly ruffled ribbon and several mats make this nostalgic photo from an old Christmas card happy again.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Christmas Ornaments Craft Fair 2013 part 1

The ornaments I have posted here are all made from found or reused items.  The round ones are sliced from wood we gathered from downed trees, then stamped with various rubber stamps and hand painted.  The pine cones were gathered this fall and dusted with glitter and beads.  The folk art stars are cut and painted by me in our wood shop from "left-overs".  

All of these ornaments I made for our holiday craft fair season this year, plus several others.  If you look closely on the tree you will see paper angels, Christmas balls wrapped in jute and decorated with colorful material, hand painted bells with ear muffs and happy smiles, and handmade paper ornaments with tulle and other decorative charms.

Dream Catchers Craft Fairs 2013 part 2

Dream Catchers

Dream Catcher Lore:

Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams both good and bad. The dream catcher when hung over or near your bed swinging freely in the air, catches the dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through the dream catcher, slipping through the outer holes and slide down the soft feathers so gently that many times the sleeper does not know that he/she is dreaming. The bad dreams not knowing the way get tangled in the dream catcher and perish with the first light of the new day. http://www.dream-catchers.org/

I was definitely addicted to making these.  They aren't terribly hard to make once you have done a few.  The most interesting part is how creative you can be with the designs inside the circle.  I am a little "feather challenged" though but maybe that is because of the limited variety of feathers that I have.  :-)

I have made so many I brought them to the Christmas season craft fairs, also.  If anyone would like to buy one or two I still have plenty in different styles and colors.  I will add some choices to this post later I think.  My next goal for Dream catchers is to make them from grape vines and make them a little more rustic and less stylized.

Recycle ReUse Craft Fairs 2013 - part 3

Redneck Wine Glasses -such a "hit"
around here.

Here is a few samples of some of the items we make under the recycle-reuse category.  Wine bottles made into night lights, wine and cheese board decorations.
Wine glass holders.  Another thing I am thinking of making is wine bottle hummingbird feeders.
A more formal looking setup.
More of our displays. 
Another wine holder set with a grape theme.  K-cup
or shot glass display holder in the background.
We are very family centered.  Everyone contributes.

And Jason and the kids do all the wonderful woodworking!
(Wood to Wine on FaceBook)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Crafty Stuff

Here are some Snowflakes that I made.
Sizzix and Nestibilities and a Little Bling


Card for my GrandDaughter on her Birthday