I was at a local craft store not too long ago and came across these inexpensive wood frames in their discount bin. I thought they'd be great for crafting. I wanted to keep this simple so I left the frame the natural wood rather than painting it. I cut my pattern paper to fit the inside of the frame. I do find with inexpensive frames like this, you really want to cut to fit it as they tend not to be a standard measurement. The green pattern … [Read more...] about Merry
This past Monday, I shared my Halloween in a jar. You can see that post here. Today, it's Christmas! To make this jar, you will need the items on the supply list below and our fine-tip glue. I'll give you a quick run down on how to assemble this. Start by stamping and die cutting all your pieces for the inside of the jar. You will need one house and two of the smaller trees. One the trees, cut off the bottom third of the tree.In the … [Read more...] about Christmas In A Jar
But worse! Okay, I might be exaggerating a bit. But this is today's craftermath! It's just like an aftermath, but specifically crafter related. Yes, this is the reality of my desk right now. No judging.. you know you do this too. I spy a some beautiful pattern paper, a project using the pillowbox die, and a fabulous deer punch. All those pretty cards and projects I post start out with a mess that looks pretty similar to this. Maybe not … [Read more...] about It’s Just Like A Crime Scene
If you're looking for some super quick and easy place card holders to make for your Christmas dinner tonight, this isn't them. :) But, these are just the cutest red trucks bringing you some Christmas cheer. These trucks are made using the Ride With Me stamp set and Truck Ride dies Bundle. Actually, these come together fairly quickly with a hot glue gun, but you probably won't have time to make a dozen of these for everyone arriving in the … [Read more...] about Merry Christmas!
This past Wednesday was our annual Crumpette Christmas party. More than 20 years ago, we all worked at the same office and became really good friends. Then one by one, each of us left the Company and moved on to other jobs. We missed seeing each other on a regular basis so we started a monthly dinner night. We've been having dinner (almost) every month for close to 20 years now. About nine years ago, I started making ornaments for the … [Read more...] about Annual Ornament
Too soon? There is so much Stampin Up news to share starting today! I’m not even sure where to begin. First up… the Holiday Catalog starts today! You can order any of those awesome new products from the Holiday Catalog beginning today. There are so many great things. I’ve been having fun playing with new products, and the stamp sets and paper are to die for. Don’t worry, I will have lots of new things to share with you in the coming … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays!
Shortly after I graduated College (a long, long time ago), I went to a Temp Agency looking for a full time job. I really had nothing specific that I wanted to do, but figured this was a great chance to try something new. Well, at my first assignment, they offered me a full time position and I accepted it. Little did I know at that time where that decision would take me. I met a really great group of ladies at this office. We all got … [Read more...] about A Christmas Treasure
A couple years ago, I made this stand to hold a small Spring wreath. And every year when the Holidays roll around, I think to myself "hey, I should make a Winter wreath". Well, I finally got around to it this year. The wood wreath is from a local craft store. I used the Sprig punch from the Holiday catalog to make all the greenery, using four different colors of green. The Sprig punch has been super popular and has been in and out of stock for … [Read more...] about Merry Wreath