Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas Project

This project is based on a chipboard ring binder that I tried to make it look like a book. I painted part of the front and back with acrylic paint and around the binder so paper wouldn't crinkle when the book is opened and closed. Than customized it for my sister in law so that they can record their holiday memories for the next four years in their new home of Dearly Idaho. It has a holiday planner, and pages to put pictures and record their memories. A section for recipes and new traditions too. I covered the album cover with modge podge so that nothing came undone with the die cuts or the pictures. I stamped the words Journal and than used my cricut to make the Holly leaves and swirls and names.

Halloween Layouts

Ok, Halloween layouts aren't something I usually get to do beyond the pumpking carving and maybe a few on Halloween night. I was so excited becaust this year Paul and I went to Knotts Halloween Haunt with Shawn and Melissa. We had a blast. Here are the first 2 finished layouts that I did. I added the Boo to the house and I loved how the paint turned out from the foam stamps. I glittered the tree myself and thought I used some of the cardstock stickers in a clever way! Very spooky looking!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Altered Christmas Project

Ok, so we all think these days of being a little greener with our garbage and try to figure out what we can do to recycle. So one day while eating my favorite flavor of Pringles (Dill Pickle) I thought, I could make this into something really cute. So I covered it with some candy cane paper, glued some glitter on the strips, added the ribbons, buttons and jewels and voila! It can be used for candies, homemade goodies, even away to wrap up small clothing items or other odd shaped small gifts. Great for hostess gifts, exchanges or just about anything your imagination can make up! I think this is still missing a little something, but I haven't been able to figure it out yet.

Fall Pumpkin

I can't take credit for this idea, by all means. My Meetup group is doing a get together this Friday to do these and Tracy got the idea from CJ's, but it wasn't as cute as this. Anyway since I wasn't able to make it on Friday, I had to do one for my own. I am making it the center piece of my Thanksgiving Day table, and I have to say that it turned out so cute and looks great on the table! Oh I think I wound up buying the fancier decorative gords but it was 70% off so no biggie, but you can do these with the carvable foam pumpkins they now sell in lieu of the real ones.