Friday, December 29, 2017

Sharing 3 fun and easy ornaments to make

You know it is never too late or too early to get started on some ornaments.  Now these ornaments don't have to be used just for Christmas you can adapt these to use on gifts or other holidays so please give them a try.

Here are some cute hats that can be hung on a tree, used on gifts or even will fit a small doll.

You start with something you probably throw away every day, a toilet paper roll. Then cut it to the width of the finished hat you would like. Then you cut a length of twine. I used Divine Twine in Red and Black and Silver Divine Twine Metallic. Make a loop and put it through the piece of toilet paper roll you cut.   

Next step is just to put the two ends through the loop and pull snug. Keep doing this until you have the entire roll covered.

Once you have the roll covered, gather all your twine at the top and secure with a smaller piece of twine and double knot it.

You are done unless you decide to add more decorations to them. You could add gems, or pom pons or any other embellishment. This is why this is so much fun with children they can make it their own.


The next ornament is again something we all have just laying around outside and that is sticks. You just gather up a bunch of sticks and then cut them with sissors to have them all about the same length.

You start by using twine around each corner and make sure you double knot each corner. I used DivineTwine in Red.

When you are done just add more I used Divine Twine in Red  to create a hanger and your star is ready to hang on a tree or a gift.

Lastly, is a small lollipop that not only works on a tree, gift or even a card.

Start by punching out two 1 inch circles. Your circles could be any color you want but I started with white.

Now you need to get a sucker stick and cut it in half and glue it onto your circle.
Next cut a length of Divine Twine. I used Divine Twine in Red and make a loop and lay it on top of the sucker stick and add more glue and then put the second circle on top and wait for it to dry completely. 

 Now you put glue on top of the circle and starting in the center of the circle start winding your twine around the circle. I used Divine Twine Hemp in the red and white . Once I had both circle completed I used a little stickles to add some glitter look and the lollipop is done.

I hope you will give one or all 3 of these a try and have fun making them. Until next time, Colleen here saying have some fun creating.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Crazy Hats with my grandsons

I had so much fun with this scrapbook page and using the dies from Dies R Us Store.  Please take the time to check out the Dies R Us Blog so see how I created this fun page.  You just might be surprised to see what dies I used and how I used them.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Two Christmas card using the same wonderful die

I have made two beautiful cards using the same dies from Dies R Us.  Let me tell  you that both of these dies are so wonderful as you can use them in different ways and who doesn't want more bang for their buck.

Please take time to check out the Dies R Us Blog to see how these cards were created and how versatile these dies are.

Friday, December 1, 2017

12 Days of Christmas start today over at Creative Inspiration

If you need something to kick start your Christmas ideas, come on over to Creative Inspiration and join in the fun for the 12 Days of Christmas.

My challenge is to make a Christmas ornament and I made two.  The first one is on our tree and represents something that I did for the first time this year.  So very easy to make and you could do this with any photo.

This star ornament could be hung on your tree but I plan to use it on a scrapbook page.

I hope you will come over to the forum and join us.

Monday, November 20, 2017

A few things I have been working on

These are all for challenges over at Creative Inspiration.

It has been a fun and busy month.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Time to Give Thanks

Today I am sharing something so easy and a great way to recycle.  I created this "Give Thanks" from a wine bottle that would normally be thrown away.

I started by spray painting the bottle and while I was holding it to spray the sides it fell from my hand and landed on the grass.  I loved the design it created so I just rolled the rest of the bottle in the grass.

Once it was dry I started wrapping the twine around the top of the bottle. I used Divine Twine Yellow for this bottle.

Once I had the top part of the bottle done I decided to add some down along the bottom as well.

A tip that I did to hold it in place is to use a little glue along the back and it will hold the twine in place as you wrap.

Now that I had the bottle where I wanted it, it needs to dry so on to the tags I went. I used the Large White Tags and I love the white tags as you can make them any color you want.  I started by adding brown paint to the tags.

Once the brown had dried then I added plain white glue over the top.  I buy this glue from the Dollar Tree since you get 2 bottles for $1.00.  Make sure you spread the glue all over the tags.

Once the glue gets tacky to your finger then add white paint over the top.

Let this dry thoroughly and when it has dried, this is the end result.

To finish the tags off I used two different alpha stickers. I made the flowers using my sizzix dies and some velvet material and finished it off with some leaves that I cut using dies

Please check out all the wonderful products at the Whisker Graphics store.  Until next time have fun creating.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Pretty lavender birthday card

I am here today to share with you a pretty in lavender birthday card I made using dies from Dies R Us.

Please check out the Dies R Us Blog to see how you can also create a beautiful card.  This awesome die by Jeanine's Art, called Garden Classics is something that would make any kind of beautiful card.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Recycle using beautiful rich and fall colors

I just have to share with you a fun and beautiful recycling project using an old wine bottle and dies from Dies R Us

Please check out the Dies R Us Blog to see my tutorial on how to create this.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wonderful fresh Blueberry Pineapple Bread

It is my turn to share for the Dies R Us Blog and this time I picked a recipe page  using a couple of dies from the Dies R Us store.  Please head over to the blog to see how I created this page.  Also, check out the store for all the wonderful dies.  I am telling you it like a kid in the candy store for me.

Monday, October 30, 2017

What a productive Sunday I had

I finally had a day I could just scrap and was pleased with how much I was able to get done.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to leave me a message so I know you were here.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Card sketch for Stick it Down

What a fun sketch this was this month over at Stick it Down.  Please come over and check out the RAK that one person will be getting for just completing one of the wonderful sketches.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Leaves, leaves everywhere

My turn to share a project using dies from the Dies R Us store.  Since fall is upon us and leaves are filling up our yard I just knew I had to do a card using a leaf die.

Please check out the Dies R Us Blog to see how to create this card, it might surprise you.  

Don't forget to see all the wonderful dies at the Dies R Us store.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Winner from my Blog for the Handyman's Holiday Blog Hop

First off thank you for all the wonderful comments you made regarding my paintbrushes.  I hope you all had fun doing the hop, I know I got lots of ideas and inspiration to try to make more of them.

I drew one winner for my small paintbrush and that winner is REBECCA.  Congrats Rebecca, please email me with your mailing address so I can get your paintbrush mailed out to you. (

Again, thank you all for joining in the hop.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Handyman's Holiday Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us on the Handyman’s Holiday Hop. Make the rounds and be inspired. The next stop is Roni Johnson--Ink Stains. Anytime you get lost a list of blogs is on D’s Paper Studio.

Now here is my paintbrush, well actually two of them.  I had so much fun creating that I couldn't stop.

I started by purchasing my paintbrushes at the Dollar Tree and since they came in a package of two I figured why not give them both a try.  I used a mixture that I made thanks to Pinterest and applied that to both brushes.

Once dry I dabbed white paint on top and while the paint was still wet I added some glitter on top.  While the brushes were drying I started working on my flowers.  I used my spellbinder dies to cut out the flowers from silver paper from DCWV Holiday Glitz paper collection.  I also punched out some snowflakes with the same paper.  I used Tim Holtz Thinlits flowers (661808) to cut out the little vines.

Now that the brush is dry it is time to start adding all the fun embellishments.  I used a piece of scrap netting to layer over the top of the brush and then using blue paper from the DCWV Holiday Glitz paper collection I cut out a big blue snowflake, put the flower on top, added the sprigs and other flowers and snowflakes.  Finishing touches were to add some pearls along the bottom and sequins, finishing with a bow and hanging ribbon.  

I hope you have learned something new and will try creating your own paintbrush.  Don't forget to leave a comment so you can be entered into the drawing.

Our “Be Inspired Giftaway” is featured at D’s Paper Studio. Check out Debby’s blog for details. Four winners will be chosen from comments on all the blog posts in the Handyman’s Holiday Hop.

Thanks to our generous sponsors:
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I will be giving one person the small paintbrush as a giveaway. So when you leave a comment for a chance at one of the big giveaways comment to let me know if you would like to enter mine as well.
Now onto  Roni Johnson--Ink Stains blog and continue getting more inspiration.