Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas GIVEAWAY

I have been making a bunch of goodies for my recent craft shows and I had recently used Snow Village by pink paislee - I bought the whole kit which came with a bunch of embellishments, with way more than I could have used on the 2 albums I made. I fell in love with the gold trimmed vellum die cuts  and there were a bunch of numbers in different shapes and sizes, so, I decided to make a mini calendar/advent calendar of sorts.

 I had this small frame that I bought at Michael's it was painted blue but, because I wanted it to fit with the snow village gold trim embellies so I sprayed the frame gold. The shapes of the numbers were all different so it took a minute to situate all the pieces to fit just right. Kind of like a puzzle. 

Because I wanted you to be able to tell that It was useable as a calendar I made a magnet out of a button backed embellishment - the green MERRY over the number 5. 

All items except the Merry button was out of the Snow Village kit

I am so thrilled with the way it came out that I decided to GIVEAWAY an entire PINK PAISLEE PAPER KIT - it's got so much to play with and just in time for the holidays. 

I will be picking one person to win the entire package of goodies this Friday. All you need to do is leave a comment and if you feel like it why not follow me - a follow isn't required but would be cool. 

Ok good luck and hope you enjoyed my little creative project.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Oh deer!

So ever have a project you put together and then looked at it once done and said "what was I thinking". Well this is one of those projects. Initially I thought how cool would a shadow box (of sorts) be filled with old school - kitschy old holiday decorations? What do you think?

I think my first mistake was using such an odd shaped box...

But really aren't the pieces inside completely over the moon cute? 

Anyway I have been trying to sell it for a year now and nothing. I am listing it now in my etsy shop
Onecraftymess shop for a really great price. 

And if still doesn't find a good home I will take the piece apart and use them for something else. 

Man what a fail.

There's always tomorrow.

Hello Santa

I gotta tell you that I have been having some really good luck while thrifting lately! This is my most recent score at my local TS 

As you can tell I have a thing for sweet old jolly St. nick - I am eager to get my Christmas decorations up and share them here.

Wishing you lots of success in your holiday thrifting & decorating.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Just In time

Scrapbooking, for me, is usually done a bit after the holiday that has just past or the vacation once the photos are printed or developed. Lately, seems I am way off, like months off. But I have learned not to stress about it. Recently, I made some cool Halloween pages that I had fun making with some papers and embellishments by Glitz designs

Aren't these fun and retro looking?

I think I'm in love. Best part is - you Just Add Photos - easy - these are up in my shop if you are so inclined��

Happy scrapping

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thanksgiving mantel

I used to have a huge collection of FALL/THANKSGIVING  home decor but it was damaged while in storage so I am using what little I had left and a few things I have purchased recently but I still need more! 

This is a puny mantel compared to my Halloween & Christmas mantels but will do for now.

This year I made the thankful painted sign, the burlap banner & the small feather felt banner over the smoke screen! Not much but it's quaint enough for this year.

Off to check out some other folks' holiday mantel --- happy holiday prep


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Nativity ornament

I know I'm not alone when I say that I think next to Instagram the coolest app and most addicting has to be PINTEREST - I mean while I don't sit for hours at a time, I think you could probably add up the different times a day I do use it to equal out about 2-3 hours over a 10 hour day - 1/2 hour here 10 minutes there...but I love looking for fun PINS to try and this is one of them...

You tell me: close but made it my own.

Here is my version. Which I love❤️ I wanted to add some color to my ornament so I painted Mary & Joseph a light cream color and added a bitty blanket to keep Baby Jesus warm. I love the how similar but totally different they are. 

Anyway you only need a few things to make these ornaments:

A large star ( painted gold) 2 vintage or old looking clothespins adding some cream paint you'll also need a smaller peg doll for Baby Jesus, who I also painted cream the. Cut a small piece of gold felt into a square and wrap up the Baby and tie off with some jute... Cuteness all around.

Hope you are getting your holiday crafting on. Talk soon - xo
I'll be linking this up to the parties above.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Quick &!easy co-workers gift ideas

With the holidays fast approaching I know people are in need of some quick & not so expensive gift ideas for friends at work & perhaps your extended family members who you only see at Christmas. Well here are a few to get you started. If you are paper crafter the. You probably have lots if the materials needed for these projects in your craft room.

This is one if the oldest tricks in paper crafting & that is merely covering up something drab and making it super cool...usually done with papers & stamps. 

Here's how we get started: you'll need some paper scraps, some adhesive and some blank books spiral bound or

And just get to work covering them by cutting the paper to fit the front of the tablets and adding some fun little clusters of embellishments - you could make them cute, sweet or keep them simple. 

How cute would these look on your co-workers desk?

How about adding a matching pen...

The one above is just a pocket sized paper pad....purse size = fun size! 

This one is the one above the large white booklet that holds white paper the cover is hard covered just like a book.  Even added some fun little embellishments to some of the pages inside - these would be fun for a road trip so your kids could draw some pictures or play tic tac toe....

But you see what I mean by easy inexpensive gift ideas - cheap enough to make a bunch but decorated just right to make them look like something you put a lot if time into! Ain't that was the holiday season is about?

Happy crafting - I'm linking this up to parties above.