Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas!!! XOXO

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of my blog friends, I hope you had a wonderful time with your family and friends and may you have a joyous New Year!!
God Bless!!

Christmas Morning with lots of Tim Holtz goodies.

My Daughter and I being silly on Christmas Eve.

Friday, December 21, 2012

A Daughter's Gift Box


I've been trying to complete several projects before Christmas and, alas, I don't think I'm going to get them all done. I did happen to finish this little gift box the other day. This one is for a special gift that my wonderful husband got for my daughter while I was away. He is so great! Anyway, he wanted me to make a special gift box for her and since I'm in a bit of a rush, I quickly put one together with Tim's Poinsettia die and some other riff raff. I really am loving how it turned out. I'm amazed at how a little decoration can go a long way. 
I'm also entering this little project into Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week, the theme is Gift-spiration! They are also giving away a 50.00 gift card to one lucky random winner. YAY!! Love SSS. 
I did not add what goes inside this little box because I think my daughter sometimes visits my blog and don't want to spoil the surprise. :)



Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Few Fast Christmas Cards

Hello Crafty Friends, 
 I'm back from my family emergency. Those of you who know me, know that my father had a massive stroke about three weeks ago and he is now in a physical therapy center. It's been tough but he is on the road to recovery and getting back to where he was. It's going to be a long road for my Dad and entire family. I trust in the Lord to take him along this process and see him through.
I've been back home for about a week now and I had so many things that I needed to catch up on (home wise and crafty wise) I sat down in my craft room for the first time since my Dad's stroke and made a few quick Christmas cards. I really needed it too, I missed crafting and using my imagination. 
These two cards were quick but I think they turned out fun and festive and I hope the recipients enjoy them. I'm also entering these into the new challenge from Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog The challenge this week is Christmas!! Anything Christmas goes. They are giving away a 50.00 gift card to their wonderful store to one lucky winner.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Update

Hello blog friends, I wanted to write a post and let you all know that I won't be updating my blog for a week or more. There has been an emergency in my family and I am having to help with that so I won't be creating or updating the blog for a bit. Please hang in there with me until I can post again.

Claudine

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Monster Reindeer Ornament

I have a little story for you, my nephew was drinking this Monstertm Energy drink when i was visiting the family in Colorado this past summer and I'm always looking for stuff to craft with so I grabbed the top from him because I thought it would be perfect to make something out of it. Well, it's been sitting in my craft room since June and the other day he asked me about it. I had forgotten all about it, so I got it out and brainstormed and made him an ornament for his tree. He has a new home this year and it will be a great gift for him for his first home and Christmas tree of his own.
I went with an idea from Shelly Hickox's blog. She did this really cool tutorial of a 3D reindeer tag. I thought this would be perfect for this little bottle cap. 




First I sanded it a little so that the glue and tissue would stick well. I used modge podge to adhere Tim's tissue wrap to the outside and inside and then went over that with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. Once that was all dry I sprayed the entire thing with Perfect Pearl Spray in silver to add some shimmer and I let that dry. I used Shelly's technique for creating the reindeer and added some holiday project paper to it with glue and seal. I used a Dollar Store mini wreath, cut the red bow off of it and created a bow in the color that I wanted and glued it on. A friend of mine Anita Houston inspired me to use real acorn tops and some pearls for the acorn. (you should have seen me out in my back yard gathering up all kinds of little acorn tops LOL.) Everything came together nicely I think. I hope my nephew likes his ornament. I just love it and I want to keep it. haha!!
I am entering this ornament into Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week it's "Anything Goes" and they are giving away a 50.00 voucher for their online store. So generous!
Thanks for coming by :)