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I cannot believe that my last post was in December and now January is almost over.
I did not get anything posted on this blog, but I did have a busy January. Taking Christmas decorations down and packing to leave for Arizona seemed to take more time than usual even though I didn’t have as tight a schedule as last year.
Creativation was on here seemingly before I got a chance to unpack. Had an unbelievably fun week with most of my pals from Scrapendipity. On Thursday and Friday, we were all busy with classes, which were without exception simply wonderful. It is really a special treat to see crafting celebrities in person and to watch them work in class. Included were classes from Altenew, Lawn Fawn, Gel Press, Dyan Reavely and Faber Castell. Then on Saturday, Sunday and Monday we drooled over all the new products coming out. Sandra flitted from booth to booth, sitting down to make dozens of Make and Take projects. It was all I could do to keep up with her. We hung around the Ranger booth, learning about the new alcohol inks and Oxide sprays from Tim Holtz. We were clearly visible in our Canadian buffalo plaid shirts in several of the different companies’ videos being made of Tim’s demonstration. Shameless, we were.
Here is a photo of some of the loot we received in the classes and some of the Make and Takes we did.
I did have some time to do some crafting including this layout of us with Tim Holtz…………………………………I know…………………shameless
I have so many things to do, I thought I would skip this week’s Make it Monday Challenge at Papertrey Ink, but when I saw the topic was photo ornaments, I had to participate. I have a brand new grandson to show off ( November 15), so of course, he had to go on the photo ornament.
The ornament is nothing special, but this little guy is the star of the show. I am thinking now that I need to go back through my photos and pick out a baby photo for each grandbaby and make an ornament for each. The most difficult part is finding photos that will fit within the frames that I have. Today, I used the scalloped oval die from Shakers and Sprinkles, but next time I will try using the Shaker Tree die if I can find photos that will work.
Just so you know…………….that is not baby spit up on my sweater. I was in such a hurry to get to the hospital, I slopped toothpaste all over myself. I dabbed it off, but unbeknownst to me, it dried back all white and gross looking again.
All I can say is OMG! This little project is the epitome of summer and coffee. It was easy to make thanks to Papertrey Ink’s Market Street kit, and the paper and washi tape from Doodlebug was a match made in heaven. The icing on the cake is the coffee bean hubcaps on the cart, that are from Eyelet Outlet.
I filled the cart with loose coffee beans for the picture, but this would be a great gift filled with a couple of Tassimo or Keurig cups as well. This is my second post today as it is just too dang cute to wait until tomorrow.
Supplies: Papertrey Ink Market Street kit, Doodlebug Cream and Sugar patterned paper, Doodlebug washi tape, Stamploration Iced Coffee die, Eyelet Outlet coffee bean brads, Neenah Desert Storm cardstock, Recollections brads, Pico Wedding dress Embellisher and Scor tape
Today I put together three different carts from Papertrey Ink’s Make it Market, Market Street kit. I started with the brown woodgrain looking one, as I want to make a layout of my upcoming visit to Dublin, featuring the statue of Molly Malone selling/singing, “selling cockles and mussels alive, alive oh”. You might wonder at my fascination with this song/theme/image, and even if you never wondered at all, I am going to tell you about it. I heard this little ditti as a child, as my tone deaf mother (and she sounds like Adele compared to me) would sing it while doing housework. The problem was that as a landlocked little girl growing up in Saskatchewan, I had never heard of “Cockles and Mussels” and it all sounded bizarre and somewhat perverted to me. The memory stuck with me for many years, until I was finally enlightened about cockles and mussels.
The lovely lady is pictured above. The picture is from Wikipedia Malone 073007.
First picture is my Molly Malone cart followed by the Fresh Pineapple and Ice Cream cart samples. I may try to make some little baskets like in the statue picture when I make a flat version of the cart for the scrapbook layout.
Imagine my surprise, when I read the Make it Monday email yesterday. The challenge suggested that I use a hot glue gun to make some felt flowers for a project. If you read yesterday’s post you will know that I had my own shoot out at the Ok Corral with my hot glue gun and it was not me left standing when it was all over. I had been wanting to use some of the lovely felt that I recently got from Papertrey Ink though, so I was willing to risk using that vicious gun one more time. This time, I ended up with a burn upon a burn on one finger and another burn on the back of my hand. I definitely need more practice with this weapon of mass destruction.
When I got the flowers finished, I quite liked them but thought they were too large and too dimensional for a regular sized card. So then I decided to make a layout using them instead. I think it turned out quite well, but it definitely took longer than making a card.
Take a look!
Supplies: Papertrey Ink Friendly Flowers dies, Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Butterflies dies, Papertrey Ink 2016 die, Papertrey Ink Sprigs and Spruce dies, Papertrey Ink Felt, Taylored Expressions felt, My Minds Eye patterned paper, Dylusions white spray, Nuvo drops,
Today I was thinking that I must try to fit in an entry to the Coffee Lovers Winter Bloghop in spite of being busy preparing for Christmas when I realized that I made something today that is not only a gift I am giving but also a perfect entry into the bloghop! Duh! The instructions came through my friend Jen, from Stampin Up Canada.
This gift is for a year end party of my Mahjong Club, thus the Mahjong tiles on the tag. What? doesn’t every one have a Mahjong tile stamp??
Today is the day to post the finished project for Papertrey Ink’s November Blog Hop. My fingers are all limbered up from the crazy number of Black Friday bargains that I have put into a cart. I even followed through and ordered some of the things that I put in the cart. The horrible current exchange rate caused me to abandon several other potential purchases though.
Back to the project at hand. Here is the inspiration photo once again:
Here is my finished project:
The blog hop is on November 25th but Papertrey Ink has already posted the Inspiration Photo so I could get started on it. Wasn’t that nice of them to do that specially for me! LOL.
Here is the photo:
I decided to use the colours as the inspiration and break out my new Tiny Town Gingerbread House from Papertrey Ink. I had been talking with Sandra about how popular things that light up are these days, so my goal was also to have this light up. Of course, that changes the engineering of the basic box to accommodate this and that means added time.
It is far from complete as I have some grandiose ideas for a base, trees, yard and fence that may or may not come to pass. Here is what it looks like so far:
This is a project that looks much better in real life than it does in these photos.
I was in a hurry and didn’t use a tripod and it is a dull gray snowy day so the lighting is poor. The accents are in foiled cardstock which never seems to translate well in photos either.
Oh well, I am hoping for a vast improvement in both the photography and the project by the blog hop on the 25th.