Not alot of crafting going on here..

Just a bit here and there with my daughter, things get busy this time of year but I did take the time out to make my daughter a pencil holder since she goes through a pencil a day.

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I made this with a Folgers coffee can.  I have posted this type of thing before from last year, this time hot glueing a little ribbon to the top, from My Life in Arts n Crafts Facebook page, she sells her twine jute and ribbon there.  I used DCWV page from one of their last year’s holiday stacks!  Fun Fun, can’t wait to craft again!

In the mean time I thought I would pop in and say hi!  I am still here, got our Christmas tree up today.  We are the kind of people who don’t decorate til later because we like the tree to stay alive til’ New Year’s day.  I have some gift giving crafts I can’t post just yet, but will sure do!

What are you making for gifts this year?

Kid’s craft and a winner from last weekend’s hop!

Last weekend we had the last hop of the year for KCC and I promised a Gift Card, drum roll please..

Cindy from Cindy’s Green Cricut 

won the $10.00 gift card of her choice!

Not alot there Cindy, don’t go to wild!  Merry Christmas anyway!

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Now for a little kid crafting we made some Christmas trees with coffee filters.

I had this huge cone from making trees a couple of years ago, I couldn’t find it after seeing this tutorial on Pinterest on coffee filter cones this morning, thought it would be easy enough for me and my 6-year-old to do.  I got creative and used Ice Cream Cones instead!

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When you get to the top you may want to make your skirt a little smaller.  I finished it off with a star from Julianna’s digital kit, “Light’s Camera, Action”  I had left over from making a card earlier this week.  Or you can use glitter paper as well.  I hope you have enjoyed this bit of kid crafting if you have kids to craft with!  I should have gone a little further and put some bling, twine and all kinds of stuff on it, but she bailed on me!   Until next time, have a wonderful 17 days left before Christmas!  The crazy time of year!

Scraps to Treasures “All Altered Items” blog hop

Welcome to the Scraps to Treasure’s Blog hop themed “Altered Items”

Your host today is Robin from Scrap and Chat, moving right along I am going to make this quick and simple, don’t laugh at me because I am just to silly.. I altered a envelope box so it looked pretty!

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I found some glue stick at the dollar store and had to try it on something to see how I like it, so I used this paper that I never could imagine using on anything at all then just added ribbon.  Cute!

Then, this crazy girl was at the dollar store and went nut looking for a good gel pen and had to buy a notebook to try them out!  They are so convenient to have but they are not so pretty.   So when I got home I “Altered” it to my liking.

Front side…

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Back side…

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I hope you have enjoyed my posts… until next time.

Pam will be your next stop on the hop at the

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Its time for the “Scraps to treasures” team to hop again!

 

Welcome to the Scrap to Treasure’s

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We are independent bloggers who love to craft like crazy and show it all off, crafters from the sister group the “Krazy Crafting Crew”, and even more crafters have joined this group to bring you many ideas on what to do with those crazy scraps that keep piling up!  Our goal is to inspire you to go through your stash and create!  If you would like to join this team you are welcome to share what you have too with new themes, swaps, challenges and more every month.  Just contact Robin or Lissa if you are interested in hoppin’ and scrappin’ with scraps too!

If you have stumbled upon this hop, and would love to start from the beginning, our host this month is Robin at Scrap and Chat, if you have already started and are on your way through, our other Robin at Cut on One designs would have you on the right track.

Buttercups and daisies
Oh the pretty flowers,
Coming ere the springtime
To tell of sunny hours.
While the trees are leafless,
While the fields are bare,
Buttercups and daisies
Spring up here and there.

I do love flowers, my favorite of all kind (wierd I know) is the assortment from the grocery store.  A couple of bunches of those cheer my day.

But these tissue flowers turned out cute, I may give them to a friend who has been having a bad week, to cheer him up 🙂

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Wow, what an easy craft to make, using the tissue from the dollar store.  No not toilot tissue, just tissue that you use to wrap gifts with 😉  I had a bunch left over from our family reunion last summer after making craft balls. I ironed it, made 5×7 rectangles and  the started the accordion fold. Folded it in half then put a pipe cleaner in between and wrapped it tight,.  Then gradually you just start pulling the tissue out one by one.   You can make choppy edges, smooth edges, I did the wavy on the yellow and clipped the ends on the other colors.  The cute little ice cream dish made a perfect vase.  I had a ton of tissue left over after making some craft balls last summer for the family reunion, maybe this year I will have to make center pieces.

Here is the  YouTube tutorial link I watched on how to make these flowers.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today, enough to leave a little love.  Our host is having a giveaway and a variety of blogs may be offering some blog candy as well,  they all have their own wishes for you to win on their own blog, so don’t forget to read the rules for each crafter has different requirements if they are offering any extra’s.

Your next stop is with Robin at Cut One Designs by Robin

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Here is the full line up for you to navigate through.

Today’s Host

Pam ~ www.mzlavr2.blogspot.com

Robin S. – http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/

 Lissa Marie – www.somanycrafts.com

 Robin C –http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

Paula – http://preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com/

Cicily – www.pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com

Ellen – http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com/

Camille – http://shortonideasaz.blogspot.com/

Kathryn – http://www.creationswithkathryn.com

It is “My Life in Arts n Crafts” DT Tuesday already!

Yes along with more product, more post so here we are with a little jute ribbon inspiration from My Life in Arts n Crafts Store.  Today I am going for a little home decor, using the jute ribbon again, it is so pretty.  I wrapped this candle with it, with two different colors and stuck a brad abovethe bow to give it a little more interest, I also love perals.

 I just love my beautiful candle!

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It looks very Valentinish as the holiday is approaching!  If you would like to do a little home decor like this, Jessi has some in her Etsy Shop ready to order, she also has other kinds of jute, twine and more.  If you would like to see more inspirational projects with her line she is only a click away at www.mylifeinartsncrafts.com.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

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Design Team Tuesday for My Life in Arts n Crafts

Hello everyone!   Today we are giving our once a month hop a twist this month.  I am just doing a regular design team post today. For the My life in Arts n Crafts Store, you should check it out, to see more projects on our

Christmas Creations with Jute and Twine.

As for my project today, I have created an Advent Calendar.  Using my the cut outs from one of my newest stacks from DCWV, Evergreen.  Such a cute stack, so many possibilities!  Well they have these cut outs, perfect for an Advent calendar.  For every season I try to change my 12×12 frames I have, according to the holiday or season.  This time I stripped the mat out and added wide strips of ribbon.

Getting creative all on my own I was really challenging myself on this one since I didn’t use a sketch or spin off of someone else’s idea I just kept creating.

After putting the thick bands of white and red down,  I didn’t want the look of a flag, I wanted the candy cane effect so I used the twine from My life in Arts n Crafts Store.

Strips of pretty papers from the stack to match the colors, (great for scraps too!) I thought it turned out pretty easy to do and so pretty for the holidays.  I used Make the Cut software to match up some of the shapes, and hand cut the rest.  Pop dots for dimension too!  I hope you have enjoyed this project!  You can go to her store to see all the other projects as well.  Thank you for stopping by,  I sure would love to hear your COMMENTS if you have any, it is always nice to hear the encouraging words of others.  Will you be making an advent calendar this year?? I would love to see it, if you leave me your post link,  I will check it out!

I hope it is a wonderful season this year for everyone!

Oh, one more thing….
My
Life in Arts N’ Crafts Store

will be giving away some red and hunter green colored jute and 5 action wobbles and all you have to do be in the drawing is become a follower and leave a
comment on her blog!