Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A quick and easy sympathy card

Today I am sharing a quick and easy sympathy card made using dies from Dies R Us.  Please take the time to check out the Dies R Us Blog to see how to create this card.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The ornaments were hung carefully on the tree

Today I am sharing a layout using dies from Dies R Us.  Please check out the blog for a tutorial on how I created this.

Thanks for stopping by and keep coming back to see what future projects I have in store.

Monday, January 1, 2018

New Sketches for Stick it Down

Happy 2018 and new sketches are up at Stick it Down.

This is the card sketch for January and below is my take on the sketch but this month with a little twist.  We got to use one of the awesome digital stamps from Angie's Digital Stamps .

Angie's Digital Stamps is sponsoring our January challenge! One randomly selected winner from all of our challenge entries this month will be chosen to receive two digital stamps from Angie's Digital Stamp shopThis is open to US + international entries.

I used my Silhouette and cut out the cupcake in layers and made this sweet card.  Come on over and check out the rest of the sketches and start out the new year with a new challenge.

Happy 2018.

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.