Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Ornaments

Diane taught us how to make these cute Christmas ornaments last year and I thought I would add a new twist to them this year. It's very hard to see but there is a snowflake or a Christmas tree etched on one side and the initial of who it was going to be given to on the other side. I though the etching would really pop with the glitter inside the ball. As you can tell this worked much better in my mind that in practice. Oh well, live and learn. I'm still pleased with the way they turned out. This is a super easy Christmas project that really packs a punch!!
These ornaments were completed using the glass ornaments from Michael's, Pledge floor wax, Martha Stewart glitter (the finer the better), and sheer ribbon.

Christmas Projects

This has been a very hectic Christmas season, but I was able to get a few things finished for Christmas presents. I'm learning to start earlier every year, especially with the cards. I really enjoyed making these card sets and notebooks for Christmas presents. They were so much fun and so cute I may try to make several for the upcoming Antique and Craft Expo in April. The notebooks were made using chipboard, scrap pattern paper (as long as it was enough for the front and the back), cardstock, ribbon (in most cases) and prima flowers.

Monday, December 13, 2010

workshop pics

Oh wow!! I can't believe it's been so long since my last post. Several people have been asking about cards from the last workshop which was held in November. Here they are. Of course the first picture is why I haven't posted in over a month. I have to visit Bella and her mom as often as I can.
On the Santa card, I used various button (went a little overboard), the reindeer and sleigh have pearls, and the reindeer has a red jewel for his nose. All designs are from Close To My Heart and use the Believe image set. Papers used came from Mistletoe, Cherry-o, and Jingle, Tulip, Cranberry, and Chocolate were the colors used for the cards. I also used Heavenly Blue on the I believe card, and blush on the stocking card.
I will be ordering my January materials within the next day or two so that I can start planning some things for us to do. My January class is going to be more like an open house event. I will be spotlighting some new products so you will not be required to purchase a workshop or a stamp set. I will provide everything needed, but since there will be several projects to do I will charge $5 to cover paper, ribbon, and any other consumables we may need. Until then Happy crafting!!!