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. ūüôā
I want to share a snowman decoration I created. I received a box full of¬†Smooth Foam ornaments last¬†year for a blog hop and¬†this is one of the leftovers I¬†didn’t use in the hop.
First off I applied gesso to the ornament, let dry and then painted with white acrylic paint. While the ornament was drying I shaped a carrot nose from orange Sculpey Clay and baked according to the directions on the package. I also cut from a sheet of vintage sheet music a small hat. I rolled it into a cone and adhered together and glued silver tinsel along the 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” and¬†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. ūüôā

Supplies Used:

SmoothFoam:¬†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 is wonderful and enjoy creating!

T is for Together

Hi everyone! I’ve been one busy little¬†bee crafting away. I have several projects in the works and will be sharing them this month as I finish them.
I’m not sure if I’m going to use this mini or add it in my shop to sell but I wanted to share. It is ¬†4 1/2″x8 1/2″ in size and I created it using various sizes of leftover scrapbook paper,¬†vintage sheet music, tags, doilies, envelope and a printout. I inked the edges in a red ink and then used my bind it all to bind all 35 pages together‚Ķthat is front and back and I shared all of the pages for you to see. ūüôā There are many spaces to add photos and journaling about that special someone in your life.¬†

If you have any questions please give me a holler and I will do my best to answer. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

January Altered Rolodex Swap

Hi everyone!!! Just wanted to share a quick post today of a Rolodex I created for a swap I’m in on Swap-bot. The theme of the rolo¬†could be anything vintage so I choose to go with something along the lines of snow…since it has been cold around here…brrr ūüėČ

I used my Sizzix Card, Telephone & Address die to cut out my Rolodex cards…I had to make one for myself too… to me¬†this is a lot easier than trying to actually alter a rolo card that you purchase at a office supply place. ūüôā I also used cardstock, bits of scrapbook paper, lace, baker’s twine,¬†old buttons and¬†Dew Drops. The¬†vintage sheet of music¬†I used my Sizzlets Merry Details die to cut¬†out snowflakes. The snowman image I got from Vintage Image Crafts¬†on Facebook. If you are on Facebook¬†go¬†over to their page and like them. There is tons upon tons of images that you can download and the best part it is FREE ūüôā

I also inked all of the edges and I used Crystal Stickles on the image to give it that snowy glittery look.

The back of the card I download the 2013 calendar from Crafty Secrets and cut out the January calendar. I used my printer to print out the words snow day and my¬†name which I adhered to the rolo. Wa-laa!!! Finished!!! ūüôā¬†Now all¬†I¬†need¬†is a Rolodex holder!!! ūüôā
Thanks for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to create something fun!!!