Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Thanksgiving Candle

I am no Martha Stewart.  I try to decorate nicely for company, but I usually just run out of energy.  I do try a little, sometimes more than that.  This year I decided to make a fancy candle:

And you can make it too!  It makes a good centerpiece, gift for your hostess, or gift for mom/mom-in-law!  Don't let the food steal the show- this candle is sure to get some applause :)

Candle Workshop: Saturday, November 16th 10am; $8.  RSVP by November 9th.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Family Joy Layout

Thanksgiving is coming upon us.  I don't know about you, but I spend so much time preparing food that I forget to take pictures!  But this year, oh yes this year, I will make sure and take some great pictures.  Why?  Because I already have my layout ready.  The hard part is done! 

You too can be prepared! This ain't your freezer crust- this is the real deal ;)

Come make this at my workshop, Friday November 8th 6:30 pm.  The cost is $8 for this bad boy.  Add-on: Huntington My-Stickase $5.50.

RSVP by November 4th!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Christmas Card

Yes I know it is still October.  But I saw a sign in a store that said, "11 more Saturdays until Christmas".  Yikes!  Bring on the stress, am I right? 

Hobby Lobby has had their Christmas stuff up since late June, which is disgusting, but they had this beautiful display of Santa and wreaths with peacock feathers.  If I were a fancy person I would totally decorate with peacock Christmas wreaths and such, but I am not.  Instead I will decorate with all my mish-mosh Christmas stuff I've accumulated over the years which includes my nativity with the beheaded Joseph (you can't have nice things with kids).  Anyways, I wanted to make a peacock card and this is what I came up with.  It turned out a little too country but maybe if I can get some feathers I can make a more peacocky one later.

Supplies Used:
Frosted paper
Sarita paper
Merry and Bright stamp set (my all-time FAVORITE Christmas stamp set)
Hemp bakers twine
Chevron outdoor denim ribbon
liquid glass
Twilight markers
tan marker
New England Ivy markers
Outdoor denim ink pad
Saddle ink pad
Cashmere ink pad
Embossing folder and machine
Crocheted flower from Boheme collection- but you could use THIS

Happy Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Scrapfest Blast!

Scrapfest 2013 was a blast!  My mom came out from California and we tore the place up Thursday and Friday while Grandpa and Dad took the boys to the zoo and Wisconsin.

So, it costs $20 for a badge to do the make and takes.  You can sign up to do workshops taught by the industry leaders from amazing companies.  We did not do any workshops because we wanted to hit every single booth.  After standing in line for 2 days we did it!  We hit every booth.  Whew!  I do have to say it was a little easier since there weren't as many booths this year.

Here is what we made:



Mini-books and Earings

Scrapbook Pages

FREE Goodies

We had a lot of fun- even though our feet were pretty much dead at the end!  If you've never been to Scrapfest I highly recommend it!

Yup- that's Becky Higgins

Selfie while waiting in line

Just ONE line we stood in

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Halloween Treat Tubes

Halloween is all about the treats right?  So why not make some treats with style?

I cut these treat tubes out using my Cricut and a CCR file (cricut craft room).  It makes it super easy!  I also used the Artbooking cartridge- I used the Halloween mini book cuts, made them small, and cut off the binding part.  Then I colored them with some markers (including the silver metallics one).  Way fun!  If you want the CCR file just leave a comment and I will email it to you (since I can't figure out how to have it on this site)

This will be a workshop Saturday Oct. 26th and it is my first ever Kid workshop too!  Kids are welcome to come make these as long as an adult is present- the pumpkin one is easier for little kids to do.  The cost is $3 per tube (including candy) or $10 for 4 tubes.

Supplies Used:
Artbooking Cartridge
Artiste cartridge
treat tubes
black shimmer trim
bakers twine
clothes pins