Saturday, December 20, 2014

Happy Holiday!!

Happy Holidays to you ALL!!  Welcome to my blog!!  I love the Christmas gives me the opportunity to shower everyone in my family and give back to those in need too.  I do these things all year round but there is something extra special about the holiday season that fills the heart with JOY and to be able to help those less fortunate is always a plus!!

So my family's holiday gathering this year served as a two for one event!!  We had time to spend chatting it up with one another, being creative making ornaments AND fill these boxes to be donated to the inner-city youth at my nephews Alma mater!!  What joy!!

I wanted to do something extra special for my family of four; we wore white tops with blue jeans and I made these ribbons using a file from The Cutting Cafe.  They came out super cute and really shows the versatility of this file!!

Never-mind my handwriting (LOL); I wanted to use this silver gel pen to write the sentiment but I just don't have the touch so its what it is! :o)

Here's a pic of all four:

I used some felt and a button pin so we could wear them on our shirts!!  INGENIOUS!!!

Here's how the Gift Bow looks without the added extras I did.

I absolutely love this file because it can be used for any occasion with the right paper!!  You could also create something like I did or use them to add to a flower pot on a stick!!  So many possibilities with just the one file....its amazing!!  So what do you think?  I hope you enjoyed my post for this 21st day of December and look forward to reading your comments!!

Until next time, Blessings & Craft Happiness!!


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Peace, Love & JOY!!

Hey there!!  Its inspiration time!! I'm back with my design team project for The Cutting Cafe this 7th day of December!!  This week we were able to play with shaker files!!  I was super excited to create my project this week and could not wait to share it with you all!!

I used the Christmas Word Shakers file to create my photo box frame turned room decor for the holidays.  I picked this frame up at Ikea a few months ago and thought it would be perfect for this project.

I filled the shaker with some styrofoam snowflakes from The Dollar Tree.  The white flower trim came from Hobby Lobby in their clearance bin....I had just enough to cover the frame!!  Whew!! I really love this trim too, its three rows of little tiny flowers!  Love it!  The poinsettia is from Micheals' and I just added a few leaves for accent; some red beaded trim finished off the front!!  

The word "JOY" inside the frame is actually the negative from the cut out.  What did I do with the actually letters that cut you ask...??!! 

I made an ornament!!!  Two for one!!  Bam!!

Here I cut out the word Joy(only) five times, layered it up on this sparkly designer paper, added two holes: one for the string to hang it the other to add some embellishments.  All the embellishments I had on-hand already; the crystal pieces I picked up at the flea market over the summer....last year...the jingle bells are from my stash and the heart topped bell is from a wedding I attended earlier this year but could not leave behind!!  I knew I'd find a use for it!! heehee

So excited I was able to make something that I will be able to use over and over again for years to come AND I only had to cut ONE file!!  That's the joy of it all...pun intended!  heehee

Thank you so very much for stopping by today and checking out my project this week!!  I hope you have been inspired!!  Until next time.....

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!