Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
In the bag were these wooden turnings, they measure about 1.5 inches tall. I painted them white, painted a simple face and then commenced to glittering them up! I also made tiny pink felt hats and glittered them up too.
The little wooden bowl was in the bag too so I painted it and then filled it up with my men, folded antique sheet music, bells, glittery balls and pink & white candy canes. I glued a little snowflake onto the bottom of the bowl.
BRRRRR, it's still very cold here. Stay warm wherever you are!
Friday, December 24, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
These are the Holiday Dudes that I've been working on for.........no, not 20 minutes, but rather 3 days. Yes my friends, I said 3 DAYS!!!! Unbelievable, they look simple but there are so many steps to make one. I made 13.
After I took their picture, I gave them another cup of egg nog spiked with Nyquil and tucked them into a bowl for the night. Nighty-night Holiday Dudes!
This little guy is going out tomorrow to Gina over at Home Girl Shop! I also have a trio going to my crafting BFF, Tracey.
Monday, December 13, 2010
The snow sparkled like millions of diamonds in the sun.
My niece Andrea came over to my mom and dads' on Saturday too. She thinks I'm crazy because I make up Christmas songs and make her sing them along with me. That's ok, everybody needs a "crazy aunt" in their lives.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Todays giveaway is a set of 3 original Christmas postcards I created. These are actually the ones I will be sending out myself this year. Leave a comment and I'll draw a winner on Thursday. Sorry the pictures of them are a little blurry but then again I'm a little blurry after deal with those snowmen for a few hours!
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Winners announced: the winner of the Tussie Mussie is Roc and the winner of the bird pendant is Saskia! Congrats girls, thanks for following my blog and a special thanks to Tracey for providing the Tussie Mussie.
Ok, so my crafty BFF, Tracey, said that I was crazy for trying to do 30 days of give aways in a row and I have to admit she's RIGHT! I'm finding that I'm not having enough time to get everything I need to get done for Christmas such as decorating, washing underwear & socks (yes that can fall into this category), baking Christmas cookies and pizzelles, etc., as well as work on a new project every night sooooooooo, I'm renaming my little Holiday endeavor 18.524 Days of Holiday Giveaways! It has a certain ring to it, doesn't it? So that means there will be a give away a day for this week & Saturday and Sunday will be the last day. Next year will be different.....I've got a plan.....I'll make everything in the summer for a proper 30 Days of Holiday Giveaways!Alrighty then, let's get to it. I wish I could say that I came up with this clever little gift but I got the idea from Mary Jane over at The Bee Hive Cottage blog. She got the idea from Laurie Furnell. You know, these blogging artists have become so touchy with giving credit and following the provenance of the creation that I'm almost afraid to make anything that looks remotely like something somebody else made. I don't think anybody has the copyright on the circle shape and the triangle shape so I made my own face with Photoshop. LOL! It's a popcorn wrapper snowman...........
It's really very easy. Here's what you need. A sheet of white cardstock with the face printed on it in the center, a package of microwave popcorn, a pair of the magic gloves (you know the little ones that stretch out when you put your hands in them), tape and a piece of 7 ribbon about 7 inches long.
This is the face I made with Photoshop, you can use it, lick it, sell it for a gizillion dollars, eat chicken off of it, give it away, put in on a shirt or the back of a pair of boxers, shoot, I really don't care how you use it because I'M GIVING IT TO YOU. Insert it into a Word document, set the margins to zero for the top and the bottom. Center the face, you will be able to get 2 onto an 8.5 by 11 inches piece of paper. Cut the paper in between the two faces. Wrap one of the papers with the face around the popcorn packet overlapping the edges and tape it in the back. Stuff one of the gloves up into the other glove, slide it onto the top of the snowman's head and tie a piece of ribbon right below the fingers. Attach a tag to it and ta-da.....Christmas munches for the chow-hound! I was thinking that you could also tape together a few packets of hot chocolate and put the snowman face wrapper around them.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Congrats to the following Jingle Bell Snowman Zipper Pull winners:
Dianne, Lynn, Leila, Terri, and Christa.
The winner of the Christmas CD is Bev.
Tomorrow I'll be randomly pulling the winner of the Tussie Mussie by Tracey so hop back a few postings to enter!
Friday, December 3, 2010
Leave a comment with a name for this little guy. I'll pick the one I like the best and the winner will be announced Sunday! Tweet! Tweet! Hope you had a happy Friday. I'm so glad the weekend is here!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The winner of the Christmas CD is Bev over at: www.countryfrogcreations.blogspot.com
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Take a pack of Dentyne Ice gum and slide the sleeve off of it. Carefully pry it apart at the seam, flatten it out onto a piece of colored cardstock and trace around it. Cut it out and score the lines where you would fold it. Glue some colorful snowmen on the front. Fold and using a scrapbooking tape runner, tape up the side tabs by overlapping them. Using a thick Sharpie marker write the numbers 1-12 on the back of the gum. Tuck the pack of gum into the sleeve and write "to" and "from" on the back of the sleeve and ta-da, you are done! Now you can whip up a bunch of these babies for your friends, your kid's teachers (they chew a lot of gum, it helps with their jaw clenching), etc.....
You know you could even stick 2 sleeves together and turn it into "Advent Gum"!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
An added bonus of these little guys is that they jingle! I've got 6 of these babies to give out. Here's the skinny on how to snag yourself one. The first 3 NEW followers to post a comment will receive one. If you are a new follower don't forget to leave and email or link where I can reach you. And, the first 3 people that are ALREADY followers to post a comment will also get one. Wheeeeewwwww-whoooooooo!!! (sing to the tune of Jingle Bells) Jingle pulls, jingle pulls, zip up to your chin....
Don't forget to spread the word about my 30 Days of Holiday Give Aways on your blog! The more the merrier!
If you don't win one, they are easy to make. Email me and I'll send you the directions!