Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Stuff I Have Been Working On

A good friend of mine has hired me to do an event for her in January. She wanted a scrapbooking class and for the money she is paying me I thought I should come up with some other stuff.

Here is a close-up of the invite I made her. I am calling it "Mixed Media Play Day". I only have to provide stuff for three people so it really isn't going to be a big deal to plan. Especially since I only have two weeks to do it in. LOL The event is January 7th.

This is the envelope for the invites.

I made these to hang from the ceiling at the place where the event is being held. I am using a snowflake and valentine theme.

These are garlands they will be making at the event. I took an online class from Margie Romney Aslett before Christmas and it was fabulous!! This was an idea from her. So fun to sew these punched out pieces in the sewing machine! It really worked!!

The following photos are close-ups of the garlands.

This one is doilies with punched music paper attached to the centers then stapled on string. Soooo cute!!!

I decorated this plate holder for cupcakes.

This is the topper I made for it.

These are the party favors. Another great idea of Margie's!! I just added a few things to it.

They are going to make a canvas project too besides the garlands and scrapbook pages. I will post it when I get it finished, and I will take photos at the event and post them afterwards.

This is a New Years card I made this week.

I made a base for my Christmas Solder House. Here it is with tea lights inside.

Here it is on the base.

I have been busy!!! Never a dull moment at my house!!

Happy B'day To Me and House Mouse For January 2012

Today is my birthday and my friend Donna J. sent me this cute fabric collage! The lady holding the dog is on wood and has been cut out with a saw. So it makes a great dimensional element to the piece. I hung it in my studio.

Here is the card I did using House Mouse for January. I made 95 of those little party hats! I used a megaphone punch I had and just cut off the bottom of it and added the tinsel trim. Worked great!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Solder Pieces

Finally I finished some Christmas solder pieces! I am not putting them in my Etsy Shop but they will be at Stamp Asylum for purchase.

I love how these two boxes came out! The feet are wacky! One box is deeper than the other.

These are a bunch of different pendants to pick from. They all come with a ball chain necklace.

I am listing this crown in my Etsy Shop. So go check it out there if you want to purchase. It is a beauty!!

Christmas Wrapping

I attended a Christmas Party for one of my art groups last night. We met at Macaroni Grill in Plano, TX. to exchange gifts and visit.  The food was wonderful as always. The gifts were fabulous as always to. We just know what each other likes! This photo is the boxes I decorated for each lady and put all their gifts inside. Well there were a few things that would not fit inside. LOL So I had to wrap them separately.

close-up of box

front of box

bow on top of box

separate packages

These are some corsage pins I added beads to. They were part of the ladies gifts. I did the sheet they are sticking in on the computer digitally. The items were from a kit I bought from Ronna Farrer . She has great stuff.

This photo shows the packages I made to hold the pins. Made from lunch sacks. Easy stuff! Found this on a YouTube video by Roben Marie Smith .

This photo is another one of the items I made the ladies. Glass jars with chipboard bases by Melissa Francis. I found the animals at Michael's, and the trees at Hobby Lobby. I bleached the trees and then added glitter and mica to them. That was fun! Of course I have tinsel and glitter all over my house now.

Christmas Decor Around the House

tree in master bedroom
This is the first year I have not put up the big tree in the den. I just did not want to get it all out. Probably because I can't get in my shed to even get to the stuff! Plus there will be less to put up on New Year's Day. That is usually when I take everything down. LOL  I just have a few decorations up like the orb I made this year and the one from last year. I posted about the orb already in November I think. I have the little lighted house I made at another art group meeting out on a table by the tree in the den. I kind of miss not having the mantle done and several other things I put out this time of year, but that is OK. There is just not enough time in the day to get everything done!

wooden cut out

another wooden cut out
 These wooden cut outs were made by my friend Jeanne. She gave them to me for Christmas this year. I love them!

tree in den
winter crown
kitchen table decor

Happy Decorating everyone!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

New Items Added to Etsy Shop

I just added some holiday decorations to my shop on Etsy. These metal stars are fun to collage in.

I had fun bleaching these bottle brush trees!
These are tart tin magnets. Very sparkly!!