Monday, December 5, 2016

Vintage Door Knob Angel for Visions of Sugar Plums


Glad you could stop by! I'm hanging with a fun bunch of peeps who are crafting and blogging for Visions of Sugar Plums, hosted by the lovely Lori Hairston. I'm here with a giveaway! Check out this vintage angel made from two vintage hankies, a spingle, door knob, and the hardware around a lock.





































My angel is holding a glittery dove and has a pretty flower with gems. She needs to fly home to your house! Leave me a comment to win her!

And once you get that outta the way, take a stroll through these blogs:


Lisa Bzibziak

This challenge is being sponsored by the following folks who have some awesome prizes up for grabs:

The Cutting Café :   Orange You Cute Kit
Paper Sweeties:  $25 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn:  $25 giftcertificate
Pretty Pink Posh:  $25 giftcertificate
Birch Press Design:  $20 gift certificate
TheTwinery:  Sample Pack

Well, Happy Monday! I'm off to link my project over at Lori Hairston's Chouxchoux Paper Arts Blog as she's having an awesome challenge! Come join me by linking up your Christmas or Winter projects!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Glittery Snowflake Decoration for Visions of Sugar Plums





































Hello! So glad you are here! I'm hanging with  Lori Hairston and her sponsors who are hosting us all for Visions of Sugar Plums. Lots of giveaways, inspiration, and also a challenge!


Let me show you my giveaway and then on to the rest of the hop!


 I 'm here sharing my big dollar store glittery snowflake! I used some vintage upcycled foliage, and recycled ribbon with some pretty glittery ornaments to make a little decoration for you to display or give away as a gift! Please leave me a comment here saying you'd like to win! Now on to the rest of the hop!



A huge thanks to the sponsors who have an awesome list of prizes:

The Cutting Café :   Orange You Cute Kit
Paper Sweeties:  $25 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn:  $25 giftcertificate
Pretty Pink Posh:  $25 giftcertificate
Birch Press Design:  $20 gift certificate
TheTwinery:  Sample Pack

Enjoy the hop and don't forget to leave me a comment! I'm back tomorrow with a new prize!



Thursday, December 1, 2016

Glittery Layout for Another Freaking Scrappy





































We are making Christmas layouts this month over at Another Freaking Scrappy! I just so happen to already have a photo I want to scrap! Look at this girl of mine! So grown up and all ready to march in the Parade of Lights here in Corning.





































Here is a close up of that pretty stamped ornament (thanks Jean) and that vintage foliage. I picked the title glittery as Lexi was wearing those little battery powered lights since the parade is in the dark. So pretty.





































Really loving those gold doilies on all this pretty Christmas paper! I am so pleased with this page! First one of the season!

Hope you get a chance to play along with us!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Seventh Jello Mold of Christmas for the Funkie Junkie Challenge


Really loved that Linda changed up this tag and ran with a bright blue color combined with snowflakes.


Linda's very awesome store, the Funkie Junkie Boutique sponsors this challenge and I was inspired quite a lot by the colors on tag number seven, the layered snow flake, and the jumping deer.  





































I was quite pleased to have even included the pinecones! I didn't see any stars, but I was really happy to give a new embossing folder a try and I love how it turned out. 





































That big snowflake I used as a base was actually a dollar store ornament. It's super pretty as it's already all glittery. 


Really love how it all worked out well together! Super pretty! 

Happiest of Hump Days! I'm just cresting the hump with these ornaments!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Sixth Jello Mold of Christmas for the Funkie Junkie Challenge





































This jello mold was a lot of work, but so much fun! Linda's very awesome store, the Funkie Junkie Boutique sponsors this challenge and I was inspired quite a lot by the glitter on tag number six. 




Linda's sixth tag reminded me of snow. I had been wanted to use this little ballerina since the start so I ran with turning her into the Sugar Plum Fairy.


I used white out on her yellow leotard and then covered the whole thing with glitter to make it look like snow. I perched her on a spray painted faucet handle. That crystal dangle was an earring that I lost the mate to. Love the sparkle! That little piece of ribbon came from Linda's shop! Love that variegated look!


This one might be my very favorite....but I still have a troll to work with...Let's see how that one turns out!

Happiest of Thursdays to you. The weekend is around the corner!



Monday, November 28, 2016

Ryobi Rocks & a Quarter a Call for Memorandum Monday




























Just spent a couple of days in the frozen tundra part of New York. Tug Hill, home of the Amish, lots of farmers, and my 'rents. Mom cooked us up a delicious Turkey Day meal, we hung out with Dad Pratt, and went and visited Aunt Marilyn. She lives next door to where THE MAN grew up so it was interesting to see how the neighborhood had changed. They painted the pool house yellow (the nerve) and the Amish have bought up lots of farms, including Jonny's across the street.

After watching a little Amish girl walk down her driveway, Marilyn mentioned that she had installed a phone in the milk house for them to use. A quarter for a local call and fifty cents for long distance. See, the Amish are pretty old school and drive buggies around. They certainly don't carry cell phones! As far as tools go, they have specific rules around ones that are powered with electricity. As in not using them. That being said, I'm sure they would not approve of my very newest new prize of awesomeness.





































Hot diggity dog. It's a freaking green battery powered hot glue gun. THAT ROCKS!!!! See, the last hot glue gun I had died in a blaze of glory, prompting me to get quite bitchy. The replacement wasn't good enough as it had a ton of glue strings, so I upsized it to another that didn't have a long enough cord. THE MAN noticed that Ryobi had just released this new tool and we have a bunch of batteries already so it's a match made in heaven.

One battery lasts two hours. CAN YOU IMAGINE! Hot glue heaven without a cord! And only one tiny drip in all that time! Let's give THE MAN a fist pump for taking such good care of my needs!

Tomorrow I'm back with the sixth jello mold for the Funkie Junkie Tag Challenge and then later on this week I'm giving some things away for Visions of Sugar Plums. Yes, hot glue was heavily involved!


A quick shout out to Sian who hosts us for Memorandum Monday

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Fifth Jello Mold of Christmas for the Funkie Junkie Challenge


The fun part of these jello molds is that every single one is different. So very different!


Linda's very awesome store, the Funkie Junkie Boutique sponsors this challenge and although she is already on tag nine, I'm making some headway! I was inspired quite a lot by the colors on tag number five.




I used some pretty gold trim & gold sparkle paper with some little beaded twigs. So pretty around the bottom of the tree. 

Really love these bottle brush trees! I spent some time this past weekend using them on a different project that I can't wait to share! Tomorrow, I'm back with another jello mold! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Forth Jello Mold of Christmas for the Funkie Junkie Challenge





































I believe I am finally catching up! I have a couple of these in the hopper to show you this week!


A huge thanks to Linda and her awesome store, the Funkie Junkie Boutique who sponsors this challenge. I was inspired quite a lot by the colors on tag number four and the poinsettia flowers. 


I wanted a poinsettia flower so badly that I took one apart I had and remade it smaller. I just used a little leaf die cut I had and cut out a bunch of petals.





































 I used vintage velvet holly under the flower. How do you like that gold believe I used across the bottom of the jello mold! THANKS to Lisa for hooking me up with that word!

I'm back tomorrow with another!



Monday, November 21, 2016

Piglet the Possum for Memorandum Monday













Last week I forgot to tell you about our unexpected visitor to Build Club. Piglet came via a have-a-heart trap with Volunteer Dan so he could be released into the wild. Really Dan had caught him
late the night before and Build Club starts at 8, so he brought him over to show us before he drove him a little ways away to run free into the wild near a creek. Turns out Piglet was getting into the garbage. Before you feel too badly for him, keep in mind he choose to finish the huge chunk of rotten cheese while in the cage for dinner that Dan had used as bait. So he had a full stomach and still quite a bit of attitude.



























On the same subject of unexpected, someone stopped by with a fairy garden to thank us at work. I am enjoying it so much! Isn't that adorable?? Love the little copper fairy! Nice job super awesome person with your RAK! Happy Fairy Garden Dance!


I spent nearly all weekend crafting. When I wasn't crafting, I took a break to do some sanding. This little table is quite the trainwreck. I've been dying to try some chalk board paint with some of that fancy wax everyone has been using...Annie Sloan I think it is? I know you need grooves and there are lots of those on this table!

Wish me luck! I'm off to Monday!

Also, a quick shout out to say hi to Sian who hosts us for Memorandum Monday!


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Winter Wonderland Bendi - Bendy Box for THE CUTTING CAFE





































Woke up this morning to our first snow. Well, I knew it was falling last night, but I was not motivated to get up off the couch to check it out yesterday evening. We had started a fire and it was all kinds of toasty in here. The fire & snow must have inspired me to try my hand at a Winter Wonderland box. I figure this time a year you can never have too many boxes to stash gifts in! Especially one that makes the recipient want to keep the box!





































I imagine this will be a good box to stash some tea in, perhaps some mulling spices for cider, and also some hot cocoa mixes. It was originally a cutting file for a bendi card sold over at THE CUTTING CAFE, but I upsized it. It's pretty easy to upsize a file, you open all of them at once and scale them together. I then place each cutting file (this box takes three to make) on it's own tab and cut each out seperately.



Gave me a good opportunity to show case the Oh Deer paper from Close to My Heart. I used a the wood pattern one for the very top so the metal leaves and snow flakes would show up. Love those baby pine cones too! I found those in the wild while camping this summer.





































Washi tape works awesome for giving some contrast! And those little feet are gold ornament hangers I had in my stash! Added some glitter to make it look like snow!

Hope your Sunday is awesome! Mine involves some sanding & a wood stove and I can't wait!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Gold Leaves & Silver Pitchers Junkin' Treasures





































It's been ages since I've posted about finds! I guess I don't get as much time anymore to go digging for awesome stuff, but the other day....scored this frame, those two little silver pitchers, a pile of wedding crafting stuff (a very very small sample in this photo) and that gold Eiffel tower. I think it's possible that frame might work for the water color my Mom did, but it needs some repair work first and some spray paint.


Check out that detail! So pretty! I can't wait to work on it this weekend! Hopefully will have a little more time before the snow flies!





































Oh those cool silver pitchers! And check out all those pretty pearl pieces and those gold leaves! I have a huge bag of craft wedding stuff that I'm currently hoarding.

Hope your Thursday is bright and shiny!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Third Jello Mold of Christmas for the Funkie Junkie Challenge


I knew that I wanted to branch out a little (pun intended) with the third tag and mix it up a little. Started digging through the hardware to see if I had something a little bigger that would support this big sauce jar top I had spray painted up a glittery blue. Low and behold this vintage brass door knob did just the trick. All of it is stuck together with some epoxy, my almost favorite adhesive. (Hot glue is first, but in this case it was too heavy to stay together)


Linda's very awesome store, the Funkie Junkie Boutique sponsors this challenge and she is already on tag eight so I had best put a move on it! I was inspired quite a lot by the colors on tag number three

This is part of the reason why that brass knob worked so well! I didn't even have to spray paint it! I cut out a very large dove to mimic her peace bird and added the word Noel to match the other bird. Some pretty snowflakes and glitter match up with her snowflakes, although mine are white.  

Linda also had a pop of green in her tag on the olive branch, but I chose to run with a lighter green to match my nesting material. Do love spanish moss! And did you spot those little pearl branches? Back tomorrow to talk about my recent haul of pretty wedding stuff tomorrow. It's not polite to do a happy dance in public when you have scored big on the craftside of things, so I didn't, but boy did I want to!

Happiest of Hump Days to you! Just a few more days and we're weekending!