Fall is in the Air House

Hi everyone! It is hard to believe that in about a week Autumn will officially be here. As many of you know I am not really a fan of cooler weather, leaves changing colors or pumpkin spice latte (I’m allergic to cinnamon) but today I am over on Eileen Hull’s blog sharing how I created this fun little Fall house. I love the colors and the texture…it is the first time using extra heavy gel…and how didn’t I know about this gel sooner??? šŸ˜® Anyway you can find my blog post HERE.
Also I’ve included links to all of the supplies I used in this projects.
Supplies

ColorBox: Cornucopia Chalk Paintbox-Red Barn, Pumpkin Spice, Harvest, Butter dark Brown, Mint, Dark Moss
ColorBox: Art Daubers
ColorBox: Mandala Art Screen
Sizzix/Eileen Hull:Ā House Ornament DiecutĀ 
Golden Artist Colors: Extra Heavy Gel (Matte)
SpatulaĀ 
BeaconĀ Adhesive: Zip DryĀ AdhesiveĀ 
Gems
Cording
Crinoline Fabric
Glass Tray
Chipboard Flower

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for yourĀ convenience)
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Christmas Tree and Snowflake Matchboxes

Hi everyone! It has been awhile since my last post but I have had my sinuses go crazy the last few weeks. When I take meds it pretty much leaves me with a medicine head and all I want to do it lay around and sleep…not good at all. šŸ˜¦ I did have a nice thanksgiving and was able to get out and shop on Black Friday with a friend. I was out at 7ish in the morning and I must say there was hardly anyone out. So there was no dealing with crazy people and I got what I needed and was home by 11:30am. My type of shopping! šŸ˜€
Well, I want to share two little matchboxes I created for a swap I was in over on Swap-bot. We had to decorate in a Christmas/Holiday theme and fill with Christmas goodies.

I emptied two 32 count matchboxes and covered with cardstock. This one I had received the “tree” button in a previous swap. I clipped the loop off of the back of the button and after added Ric Rac, button, sequin and dew drop to the sleeve of the matchbox I adhered the tree to the top and then filled the drawer with goodies. Do you see the little gingerbread man ornament I included? šŸ™‚

The next matchbox I when with a wintery theme. The beaded snowflake is also from another pervious swap along with the glittery snowflake which I glued together. I added a little pearl dew drop to the top to finish off the snowflake. I printed the Merry Christmas sentiment from the computer, cut out and made a banner out of it. I glued a sequin and silver dew drop on top of the banner after adhering trim to the edges of the sleeve of the matchbox.

I filled this one with mini jiggle bells, sequin trees, snowflake ornament, brads, dew drops, etc. You would be surprised at how much you can stuff in one of those little matchboxes.Ā 

I love altering these! All I do is gather up my scraps…which is a great way to use them up…and decorate. If you have any questions about these projects please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Magical

Hi everyone! With thoughts of cooler weather around the corner I wanted to share a winter card I had actually created for a magazine call and since it wasn’t selected I thought why not share. Ā šŸ™‚
I started out with a folded 6″x6″ piece of Blue Bliss Thickstock from Canvas Corp. It prefect for all of the heavy embellishments I used on the card since it is thicker than normal cardstock. Ā 

I layered a variety of different wintery cardstocks on the front of the card and then added an actual snowflake Christmas ornament along with this adorable chipboard snowman from Canvas Corp. This set of 49 wintery chipboard pieces are in the shop for only $2.25. Love me a good bargain!!! šŸ™‚

I finished it off with tulle, tiny felt snowflake and other embellishments. The magical banner was from a rub on that at the moment I can’t remember what company…this is what happens when you start getting old…if I do I will update. šŸ˜‰
IfĀ you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Canvas Christmas Ornaments

Hi everyone! I am back with part two of my Christmas ornaments that I created from theĀ Farmhouse Christmas Fabric Panel. I used the following TatteredĀ Angels glimmer and Chalkboard mist: Crushed Shells,Ā Olive Vine, Rum Punch and Monolith which I spritzed each color into bowls and added a couple of drops of water to each one. I then painted each of the images I selected fromĀ the fabric panel. I let each one dry.

I then fussy cut each image out.

I cut a 6 inch piece of Natural Jute for each ornament which I folded and placed on the back side of the ornament and then I applied Mod Podge to theĀ back and placed the Lime Green Canvas over that and let dry. Once dry I fussy cut around the image of the ornament.

I then applied more Mod Podge to the front and back of the ornament and let dry. This seals and keeps it from fraying.

I used scraps from the following cardstocks: Red and White Mini Dot Reverse, Lime Green and White Dot Reverse, Lime Green and White Ribbon Stripe and Red and Green Pin Dot on White cardstocks to decorate some of the ornaments with.

I love this little reindeer with his fancy collar and bow tie. I can hear the song…Ruldoph with your nose so bright šŸ™‚

This ornament I actually cut two different images out and put together. I love the way it turned out.

There you have it six different ornaments ready when December gets here to put on the tree or add to packages. If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Old Time Farmhouse Christmas

Hi everyone! Can you believe it is only 6 more months and Christmas will be here?!?! Yep, I said the “C” word and in July too. Eek! But I have found out if I don’t start creating some of theĀ things now for Christmas most of the time it won’t get finished since I am so busy with family get togethers, shopping, wrapping presents,etc. and that makes for one insane and crazy gal meaning me.Ā 
So I am here to share a 300 count matchbox I altered using the Farmhouse Christmas Fabric Panel and cardstock from Canvas Corp. The panel I received is an assortment of different old time country farm images. I chose the sled image since it was the perfect size for the top of the matchbox. I spritzed some Tattered Angels Crushed Shells glimmer mist into a bowl and added a couple drops of water to it. Mixed and then painted the sled and once dry I fussy cut out.

Next I used the following cardstock: Tan and Ivory French Script and Lime Green and White Ribbon Stripe to cover the outside and inside of the matchbox.

I added ivory colors trim to both ends, along with buttons, flat back pearls and sequins.

The silver snowflake ornament I bought in a pack but found out when I got home one of the ends of it was cut off. Instead of throwing it away I was able to still use it by covering up the damaged end with the sled and otherĀ decorative pieces of thread, tulle, paper holly leaves and such.
The holly leaves I used the Holly and Berries #6 diecut and cut from Lime Green and White Dot Reverse cardstock which I inked and shaped before adhering to the corner of the sled along with another mini snowflake ornament. I also used the Flocked Ivory Damask on White paper for the banner and I wrapped around the center of the matchbox to add a touch old time vintage charm.
There you have it one project finished and ready for Christmas. šŸ™‚ Be sure to stop back by my blog Friday because I will be sharing what I did with the other half of theĀ Farmhouse Christmas Fabric PanelĀ I received. šŸ˜‰ Also if you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

What is in your stocking?

Hi everyone! I’m here to share an ornament I had actually started last Christmas but with all the craziness and such that normally goes on around this time of year I didn’t finish it. Well I did get a complete of photos of me starting the process though. šŸ™‚

The stocking ornament is from SmoothFoam which I had received last year for a blog hop that the Robin’s Nest and SmoothFoam was hosting together.Ā 
I started by lightly sanding and applying a coat of gesso which once dry I painted the stocking with red acrylic paint. I cut the cuff of the stocking from White on White Classic Glitter Swirl Cardstock. I Ā appliedĀ antique Mod Podge to the stocking and then sprinkled glitter all over. Once dry I paintedĀ one of the packages, added some lace around the cuff and I put it away forĀ the year.
I dug it out and this is how I finished it off. I used some PrimaĀ poinsettias and added a sequin and dew drop to the center for an elegant look.

I added a mini bottle brush tree, along with bells, pearl sprays and miniature Christmas lights.

I finished off with a little gold trim and a holly leaf.

Don’t you think it looks lovely on my four foot tinsel tree I got for 66% off at Hobby Lobby last year. It was a floor model and pre-lit. It reminds me of my great grandmother’s tinsel tree but hers had a color wheel with it. I remember sitting at her house at Christmas time watching the tree turnĀ different colorsā€¦such great memories. šŸ™‚

If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Christmas Time Snowman

Hi there! I’m here to share a quick little snowman that created using a 1″ SmoothFoam ball. I love making these little guys. So much fun and easy too! All I had to do was sand a little of the rough edge off of the ball, gesso and once dry I painted with aĀ combination of off whiteĀ and white acrylic paint. Once that dried I painted two black dots for eyes, a pink dot for the mouth and I “pounced on” some pink paint for the cheeks.

I had baked up a nose from orange Sculpey clay which I followed the direction on the packaging. I adhered the nose to the snowman and then applied Antique Mod Podge all over and then sprinkled with glitter. A way to make applying the glue and glitter easier I stuck a pin in it.


I drawed out a hat on copy paper and then traced out on cardstock which I then cut out and rolled up to create a hat. I ran a small line of glue on the edge of the hat and held until it was dry. Also be sure to leave a tiny hole in the top of the hat so you can run a pipe cleaner through. I curled the top of the pipe cleaner and the end that is inside of the hat I glued to inside of the hat. IĀ finished off with tinsel around the hat and a small felt snowflake for the base. This can be used as a table decoration or it can be hung on the tree. The choice is yours. šŸ™‚
If you have any questions please let meĀ know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Snowflake Snowman

Hi everyone! We are almost half way through August! Can you believe that??? Summer has sure flown for me. I have painted one of our bathroom and three coats of paint later I can say the walls are finished. Now all I need is to paint the trim and door, install the new light and flooring, vanity, mirror, faucet, make a curtain and I’m finished. šŸ™‚
I want to share a snowman decoration I created. I received a box full ofĀ Smooth Foam ornaments lastĀ year for a blog hop andĀ this is one of the leftovers IĀ didn’t use in the hop.
First off I applied gesso to the ornament, let dry and then painted with whiteĀ acrylic paint. While the ornament was drying I shaped a carrot nose from orange Sculpey Clay and bakedĀ according to the directions on the package. I also cut from a sheet ofĀ vintageĀ sheet music a small hat. I rolled it into aĀ cone and adhered together and glued silver tinsel along theĀ bottom of the hat.

I adhered two black dew drops and carrot nose to the ornament shape, painted a dot for the mouth and then I applied Antique Mod Podge all over then covered in glitter.
I painted a chipboard snowflake white and once dry I applied antique Mod Podge and sprinkled glitter over the whole snowflake. I then adhered to the base of the ornament the snowflake, tied seam binding around the “neck” andĀ finished off with dew drops to the bow and snowflake.

Lastly I glued the little hat to the snowman’s head. Easy peasy decoration to set out at Christmas or a super cute gift to give. šŸ™‚

Supplies Used:

SmoothFoam:Ā Ornament, Robin’s Nest: Dew Drops, Seam Binding, Glitter, Sculpey Clay, Tinsel, Vintage Sheet Music, Chipboard Snowflake, Black and White Acrylic Paint, Gesso
If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday isĀ wonderful and enjoy creating!