Friday, January 2, 2015

Christmas Collage

Nothing quite like having homemade Christmas items. I love taking the online Spark Your Christmas each year with Margie RomneyAslett and Meg Aslett. Their classes are so inspiring and teaches you to use your "stash" as we call it. Using supplies you already have on hand. All of my projects this year were made this way. I did order some new Christmas papers, but that's it. The little boxes were made with my Silhouette Cameo, which btw my husband, gave me for Christmas. He gets me! lol
The junque bow was made out of cheesecloth, burlap, tulle, jute, gold foil looking tulle, in natural colors that matched the nativity scene. The deer head pillows were made from flannel and no sew wonder under for placement, inspired by a Spark Sister. The little junque bows were made for toppers for gifts, using green masking paper, plaid strips of fabric, tulle and ribbons with laser cut veneer stars. The paper trees were made from inspiration from Spark Your Christmas 2014. Various Christmas papers with some gold mixed in. Cut slanted, v cut on bottoms and some with pinking sheers just to give it a textured look. Also, used old book paper to make some, topped with wood veneer stars. The lollie tree, as I call it. Stacked lollies to make a tree shape and add star at top. Can be made small to very large. The Christmas tags were inspired from Spark Your Christmas 2014. Layers of ribbons, mixed as well as small strips of fabrics. I loved making those. The strips of fabric reminded me of the manger scene with the fringe on bottom and the star of course on top. The tags were cut with my silhouette cameo, which btw I Love! I loved my homemade Christmas projects this year. A tradition that I will most likely keep up. I truly love the warmth it gives to our home.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Star of Bethlehem

Star of Bethlehem. Manger scene with junque bow made out of cheesecloth, burlap, jute, tulle, and green masking paper. The natural colors are so pretty with the colors in the manger.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Tree farm

Paper trees inspiration from Spark Your Christmas 2014
I used Teresa Collins Candy Cane Lane and MME papers. Also, gold metallic papers from Michaels. Wooden laser cut star in natural. Old book papers and wooden star with tulle and ribbons.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas Tags 2014

Inspiration from Spark Your Christmas 2014! Tags cut with Silhouette Cameo, using MME and Teresa Collins papers. Chipboard stars (Michaels), scraps of ribbon and fabrics for the juxtaposition of the softness of the fabrics and the chipboard stars and cardboard bottom of tree. Some of the ribbons have a little sparkle to them, A fun project and that will top presents wrapped in brown paper with wide burlap ribbon and tied off with red and green plaid material with other added embellishments to complete the look. I think I will use green burlap, or red, or natural. Hmmm, maybe all three. LOL

Friday, November 21, 2014

Deer head pillow

Having fun making the deer head Christmas pillows. Actually, it doesn't have to be just for Christmas for guys rooms, etc. You can choose any flannel plaid you like. Stonegableblog has a beautiful deer head template for your use. Please make sure you give them a thank you. This particular one looks much better on a lighter background pillow. I just happened to have a red pillow on hand to give it a try. It looks great on linen pillows. Thanks for the inspiration.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Little Christmas Paper Love

Making paper Christmas trees for vignettes all around the house. Using my stash that I already have. Good idea for buffets, party tables and small vignettes at Christmas time. Dollar tree deers and stars.
Getting a little head start and also getting ready for Spark Your Christmas with Margie Romney Aslett and Meg Aslett, always a great online class! Sign up for a little extra Spark!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Getting Ready

Getting ready to make little Christmas gifts. Tag complete with tulle, ribbons and twine. Rhonna Designs, Sheila font, Creative Market(lol a must purchase)! Also, used the stencil font. Ali Edwards, handwriting embellishment. Will use for nail polish tags, gift toppers, gift bags, etc.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

For the Love of Paper

September Skies/Heidi Swapp has to be one of my most favorite papers to date. Card inspiration from Sarah Bargo. Creds to : Heidi Swapp, September Skies collection, Merry and Bright, Pink Paislee Collection, My Mind's Eye, Everyday Basics, Black and White, Leaves cut with Silhouette. I love the navy blue addition to the September Skies as well as the mix of color and black and white in the florals. Make something pretty is so easy when you have beautiful papers!

Saturday, September 20, 2014


Using the new projectlifeapp, rhonnadesigns, rdmagic apps. Love having this all at my fingertips, designing, refining and printing....thanks to all of you most marvelous designers and app developers!