Happy New Year 2018

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By the time we get through all the Christmas Festivities and Parties….

I’m ready to stay in and eat pizza by the time New Year’s Eve comes along.

Relaxing and low key is the answer.

We may even toast the New Year, that is if he’s still awake.

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Even though we’re not having a big party, Party Hats are always fun.

I must have been really good this year…

because Santa brought me a new Silhouette CAMEO 3 Wireless Cutting Machine*

I used my new present to whip up some simple party hats

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I used two strips of Ultra FX Glitter Vinyl from Styletech and laid them side by side.

I made sure my fonts lined up so that I could cut both colors at the same time.

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  • I also cut a large mat shape from black cardstock and a slightly smaller mat shape using silver metallic vinyl.
  • I used the transfer paper to remove all the letters at once and laid them onto my shiny mat to create my hat.
  • I cut the bottom section of the mat shape and added a small strip of vinyl for extra decoration.  I created a band for my hat from two strips of cardstock and stuck the “happy new year” mat on the front.  (pretty simple)

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Now it’s a party.  (well sort of)

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Top Ten Blog Posts of 2017

As 2017 winds to an end…

It’s fun to look back through the year and pick which posts were your favorite (and mine too).

As a special treat, this year, I’m joining along in with a group of 40 awesome

Creative Bloggers in a Blog Hop sharing their top 10 favorite posts.

Prepare yourself for Creative Goodness Overload.

 

 

 

 

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If you’ve come from Tifany DeGough  your next stop would be  Melissa Elsner.

As promised here is the full list of the Top Ten Blog Hop…. (enjoy!)

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How to make a last minute gift bag from a 12″ x 12″ piece of scrapbook paper.

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It’s getting to be crunch time… Need a cute little gift bag?

This gift bag measures 4″ x 6′ and is made from one 12″ x 12″ piece of double sided

scrapbook paper.   (The paper used on my bags are from Paper House Productions.)

How to make a last minute Gift Bag…

  • Cut paper to 8 ¼” x 11 ¾”.
  • Score the top of the paper ¾”.
  • Score the bottom of the paper 1 ½”.
  • Score the paper at ¾”, 4 ¾”, 5 ½”, 6 ¼”, 10 ¼” and 11″

  • Fold paper along score lines using mountain and valley folds.
  • Make cuts as indicated on the diagram below.
  • Fold over the top scored section to expose the reverse side of the double sided paper.
  • Glue the top 1/2″ scored section down first before assembling the rest of the bag.

  • Glue sides together and then glue bottom flaps.
  • Punch holes on the top of the newly assembled bag.
  • Cut white sheer ribbon in half.  Insert into holes, tie not on the inside of the bag.
  • Embellish your bag with additional images and tag.

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Sprucing Up with Holiday Greens

I took advantage of the beautiful warm December Day we had yesterday to spend time outside

sprucing up the front porch with some Holiday greenery.

This year…October and November was an extremely busy and stressful time for me.

And, even though I winterized and cleaned up most of the flowers in the flower beds.

The big pots on the front porch were ignored.  A little Holiday Love was needed.

I used my Fiskars Pruning Shears* and went around the yard and cutting sprigs of pine

branches from the large pine trees in my yard.  (lucky for me I have several)

I have a friend who buys an extra Christmas tree to chop up the branches to use for greenery.

After finishing cleaning out the pot…

I stuck the ends of the branches into the dirt filling up the pot making it look like a little tree.

I added a few pinecones for fun.

I tied a simple bow around the neck of a solar lamp and added that to the pot.

So simple and easy.  But, what a difference it makes.

One for the other side of the stairs as well.

A little Holiday swag for the sled.

I love this vintage sled I picked up at a flea market last year for only $15… skates included.

I’m keeping it fairly simple again this year.

I’ll be honest, with losing my Dad last month, I’ve had a hard time decorating this year.

I’m giving myself grace to keep it simple.  Family is really all that matters.

Happy Holidays…from my house to yours.

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Merry Little Sticky Note Holder

Need a inexpensive gift idea to give a teacher or co-worker?

The Merry Little Sticky Note Holder is a quick and easy project that you can make

in just minutes.

How to make a Merry Little Sticky Note Holder

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Directions:

  1. Score a 5 ¼” x 9” piece of cardstock at the 2 ¼”, 2 ¾”, 6” and 6 ½” mark.
  2. Fold along scored lines.
  3. Make a ½” guide line on end of the scored cardstock for applying sticker border. Apply a small border on the guide line. Add a second border to the back of the first.
  4. Paint “merry” and “small ornament” from wood cut outs with white acrylic paint.
  5. Wrap red and white twine around top flap and tie ornament and greenery. Glue merry onto front flap.
  6. Add restickable mini tab to the inside of the flap and add sticky notes.

You can purchase the Warm My Heart Sticker Sheet and Christmas Wood Shapes from Adornit.com or I have several left over from my Holiday Workshop Kits available in my Etsy Shop.

         

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A Very Merry Christmas Frame

Everyone in my family thinks of me whenever they see red buffalo plaid…

I’m not sure why?

But seriously… what’s not to love?

To make my Very Merry Christmas Frame…

I picked up a few sheets of the Simple Stories Very Merry line of scrapbook paper

from my local Scrapbook Store.   Along with a few embellishments and a

Deflecto Clear Frame, 8″ x 10″ (597901CR)*     (*affiliate link)

I made a cute and simple Very Merry Christmas frame.

If I decide to change the look next year, I have a great start to an awesome scrapbook layout.

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Glittered Snowflake Ornament

How to Create a Glittered Snowflake Ornament for your Christmas Tree.

Glittered Snowflake Ornament Supplies:

How to make a Glittered Snowflake Ornament

  1. Pour Mod Podge* in small bowl and mix in glitter.
  2. If needed…You can add a few drops of water to the mixture to thin it out.
  3. Create a funnel from a piece of cardstock.  Pour glitter mixture into ornament.
  4. Swirl the mixture around the ornament until all the sides are covered.
  5. Turn ornament over and allow excess mixture to drain out.
  6. Allow overnight to let the inside of your ornament to fully dry.
  7. Die-cut a snowflake from the polished metal vinyl.
  8. Apply transfer tape to the front of the snowflake die and removed protective backing.
  9. Lay transfer onto the ornament and smooth from the center out.
  10. Decorate ornament with greenery, berries and bow.


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