Wednesday, December 22, 2010

sorry for the delay in posting...Christmas Wishes Winter Card

This is my winter card from me to each of you!  May 2011 be filled with joy, hope, peace and love.  Merry Christmas!!
Dreamweaver stencils were used with pearl paste and then blended with some purple pearl-ex.

Happy Creating in the new year!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Counting down to Christmas with a menu and coupons!

Hello Everyone,

Chances are you have a friend or co-worker still wondering what to get them? here’s a simple quick idea. Desktop or wall Calendar.

Desktop or wall Calendar 2011



  • Graphic45 Debutante and Christmas past line
  • Want2scrap rhinestones
  • Rub n buff
  • Glue Dots International
  • Iridescent Medium
  • Ranger distress ink
  • Ribbon
  • Pearl Ex
  • Ek Success scallop punch
  • Embellishments
  • Calendar download

How to:
  • Remove the glass from the frame and mix a bit of the iridescent medium with Pearl ex. With a brush cover the mat with your chosen color. I chose a light gold. Let dry 5 min.

  • Use distress ink to edge the mat insert.

  • Cut Graphic45 paper of choice by using the mat as your guide.

  • Print calendar and reduce the size to fit the glass frame. Use distress ink on the printed calendar too. Adhere to the bottom of the paper right under the mat.

  • Cut a strip of coordinating Graphic45 paper using the scallop punch. Distress the edge and adhere to the top of the calendar to cover the cut line.

  • Cut a strip of ribbon and adhere to the top of the scallop strip.

  • Replace glass top and insert into the frame.

Now for decorating the glass portion!

Follow Miss Tracy's directions to make a rosette from yesterday’s post .

  • Add rhinestones from Want2srap to the center of the flowers on the glass.

  • Add flourish rhinestones and add more rhinestones to create visual interest.


I cut the flourish to fit the size I needed and added more rhinestones to match the rose centers.

  • Adhere rosettes with Glue Dots. Adhere embellished tag from Graphic 45 Debutante collection then add buttons.


I ran out of the medium sized buttons so instead I colored a white button with E79 to fit the color scheme I needed.

  • I added another circle to the tag and rhinestones to complete the look.

  • The frame was too shiny for me so I used Rub n Buff to add more of a patina.

Voila you are done!
Here is the final Calendar!



Happy Monday just 5 days away from Christmas are you ready?

Here’s a 4 day menu I plan on doing before Xmas..

  • MONDAY Stroganoff-Style Beef with Broccoli
  • TUESDAY Chicken Alfredo and Rice Casserole
  • WEDNESDAY Slow-Cooker Flemish Beef Stew
  • THURSDAY  Slow-Cooked Chicken with Sourdough-Mushroom Stuffing
  • Here are your coupons for the week Smile






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    have a great day,


    PS be sure to visit tomorrow as I share another tutorial Smile


    Sunday, December 19, 2010

    Christmas Gift ideas and crafts with kids!

    Hi Everyone,

    Thank you so much for all the well wishes, I am feeling so much better and ready to get into crafting full on!

    I have several Christmas gift ideas, I’ve shared on Passionately Artistic site, I hope you had a chance to visit.

    Here’s a fun idea I shared on the Want2scrap blog, that you can do with kids very easily…

    Chocolate Covered Spoons


    If you have to create gifts for a large number of people such as teachers or church admin then this is a quick and easy gift idea you can make in less than 5 min.



    • Want2scrap candy cane die cut
    • Wilton clear bags
    • Clear Spoons
    • Parchment paper
    • Ribbon
    • Bakers dark chocolate, white chocolate
    • Cinnamon spice, marshmallow, sugar candy
    How to:
    • Melt the chocolate on a double boiler or melt at 20 sec increments in the microwave, stirring  after each time.
    • On parchment paper, dip the spoon into the melted chocolate, making sure it is coated well. Let cool for 2 min and then sprinkle sugared candy or shaved white chocolate over the spoon. Let cool for 5 min and repeat the process until you have all spoons coated.
    • Add the spoons to the clear bag and tie a ribbon around the bag. Adhere the candy cane diecut to the back with a sentiment and a little extra bling.
    Voila you are done!

    Isn’t that the cutest???  I could think of a ton of people to give these to.  What a great little gift idea!

    Have a great day everyone,

    See you tomorrow as I resume the weekly menus.



    Wednesday, December 8, 2010

    Another Wednesday! Fun with Jewelry

    I decided to share a couple of my wire wrapped creations today. I love the top stone. It was also the one of the first pieces that I did a solid wrapped bail.

    This is just a fun piece that I first added a bit of embossing paste to on the small rose stencil. If you like the look of wire wrapped jewelry then check out your local beading store. Most offer classes in wire wrapping and you will be amazed at how quickly you become addicted!

    Check out my blog for other creative ideas and Dreamweaver Thursday Dream Schemes!

    Happy Creating



    Friday, December 3, 2010

    Scrapbook Page With Prima Flowers

    This is a page I did for a challenge. This is an older photo of me and I just love it. I NEVER like photos of me! I started with some basic card stock and then layered! I added some paper ribbon and some real lace and fun Prima flowers. It is a fun and easy layout and hope you enjoy...below is a variation on the theme.
    Hope you all are having a great and creative Holiday Season!