Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Eve...Eve...

I had to put snow on my blog. It is the only snow I am going to get here in the desert of Southern Nevada!

I am so sick...there just isn't anything to post except my fake snow...

Merry Christmas everyone!


Friday, December 18, 2009

First post down...and on a roll!

I just wanted to thank everyone who participated in our blog hop for Purple Cows. It was great fun, and all of your comments were just great!

I am posting a little something that I created a while back. I don't have much time to create right now, since I am getting ready for a super secret work project, as well as CHA next month.

I do more than paper crafts. I sew, I cook, and bake. I love to paint, and actually have some of my pieces in a local art gallery.  In case you don't know me personally, I will just let you know that I am fun, loving, kind, erratic, hairbrained, and sometimes absolutely crazy! I am blunt, and always speak my mind. I love God and my country. I love my daughter, and my crafts. People who are close to me, and really know me well, they say I am like Martha Stewart without the stick up her butt.

I will sometimes post crafting, sewing, cooking, or just stupid random stuff here. this is MY blog, just for me. hehe.

So with out further ado, here is my little something to share. This is one of those paper mache book boxes, that I painted, and altered a bit. Inside, you will find and acordian folded print out of my favorite holiday recipes. I hope this gives someone a little inspiration...

Thanks for looking everyone!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Welcome to my "Paper Thing"!

Welcome to my new blog!  This is just so exciting to have my blog all set up just in time for this Udderly Mootastic, Purple Cows Holiday Blog Hop! Here is my project, and I hope you have enjoyed  the "hop". Don't forget to leave a comment below to be entered in our drawing for a little Holiday gift! Please come back for more, I hope to post something at least once a week to share my "paper thing" with you!

My project is just a simple little card.
  • First, I cut out this ornament on my Cricut in two colors, then cut them apart to get the dual colored look.
  • Cut a patterned paper mat (I used Cosmo Cricket's "Jolly by Golly" Silly Chilly paper) that is 1/2" squared smaller than your card base. EX: If your card base is 5"x 7", the cut your mat to 4.5"x 6.5".
  • Using my Purple Cows #1050 Ultimate trimmer with the short wave blade, I cut my mat, then used my "Peace" stamp and stamped on the spot I wanted the "window" to be. Then I cut the window with a craft knife. With the mat in it's proper place (not adhered), I stamped again in the window so that it was on the actual card base. After that step, I stickled the stamped image, and set aside to dry.
  • I added the die cut Christmas bulb, then used a bit of craft wire and added a few seed beads for texture.
  • Then I mounted double sided foam tape to the back of the mat, and leave the backing on, and turned over to add Rock Candy Stickles to the very edge of the window. (Apply it thickly!)
  • While the Stickles was drying, I started dinner and folded the laundry.
  • Once everything was dry, I peeled the foam tape backing off, applied to the card base, and woohoo! A sweet and special card for someone I love! (I did do eight of them assembly line style, and without drying time it took about thirty minutes...)
Happy Crafting, and Merry Christmas!