Saturday, December 31, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE

Hi folks, I wanted to close out the year by sharing a cute project that I did for one of nephews. 


This is Aaron. I asked him a month ago what he wanted for Christmas. He told me that 'his interests change like the weather so cash would be best'. haha. That kid!!! So I went to my local pizza shop and ordered a pizza with an extra box on the side. 


I cut the top of the box with the pizza into a circle. Then I wrapped that with Christmas paper. I then used glue dots to assemble the dollar bills and the quarters on top. I stuck the bow in the middle. The sign in the top of the box was my first attempt at hand lettering. I was so proud of myself for how awesome it came out. Aaron actually removed the sign from the box and stuck it on his bedroom door.


I hope everyone had a great holiday season as well as 2016. 

Sunday, December 25, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE

I just want to take the opportunity to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas. I appreciate all your encouragement and support throughout the year.. Please enjoy this video of a paper nativity scene that I made.

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DAY 25 FROM 'THE GREETING CARD ADVENT CALENDAR'

Merry Christmas everyone. I have the final day of this greeting card advent calendar...


How adorable is this? I made this easel card featuring the 'a child is born' pattern set from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. I just love everything about this. So beautiful. Thank you so much for looking.

DAY 25 FROM 'THE 25 DAYS OF HARRY POTTER ADVENT CALENDAR'

Merry Christmas everyone. I have the final day here from 'the 25 days of Harry Potter advent calendar...


I am just realizing that it would have been so much easier for you to see this gem if I had only just taken a video. Anyway, this is a lantern that I bought from AC Moore. 


I started with this plain lantern. Then, added some trees from a railroad set. I found some rocks and spanish moss at the dollars store. I bought this cool mini cooper (which my niece drives) that was red but I painted light blue. Finally, I found this cool plastic owl to put on top.


Inside I hot glued trees, rocks and spanish moss. After I painted the car, I hung it from the top with fishing line. 


Finally, I hot glued the owl in place and cut some vinyl for the front. I love how awesome it looks.


Thanks so much for looking. I hope you all enjoyed this advent calendar.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

WRAPPING UP CHRISTMAS EVE

Is anyone else up wrapping away? Look at these adorable tags I have made. 


It actually combines two of my favorite patterns...'christmas tags' and the 'christmas 3D accents' from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.








Good luck everyone, get those packages wrapped!!! :) ~ Amanda

DAY 24 FROM 'THE 25 DAYS OF HARRY POTTER ADVENT CALENDAR'

Merry Christmas Eve. I have day 24 here for you all...


I found this awesome shirt on sale at Old Navy. 


I love the glitter HTV. It is hard to tell but even the numbers are made from glitter. 
It was very difficult to give this away and not keep it for myself :)


DAY 24 FROM 'THE GREETING CARD ADVENT CALENDAR'

Merry Christmas Eve everyone. Here is Day 24...
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I made this tri fold card featuring the 'shepherds keeping watch' pattern from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. I love how cute those sheep are. Thanks so much for looking come back tomorrow for the last day of this advent calendar.


Friday, December 23, 2016

DAY 23 FROM 'THE GREETING CARD ADVENT CALENDAR'

Merry Christmas Eve Eve. I have day 23 from the greeting card advent calendar...

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I created this box card featuring the 'We Three Kings' pattern from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.
I love how this came out. Thanks so much for looking. Come back tomorrow for another great advent card.

DAY 23 FROM 'THE 25 DAYS OF HARRY POTTER ADVENT CALENDAR'

Merry Christmas Eve Eve! Day 23 from the '25 Days of Harry Potter advent calendar' does not disappoint...


Look at this mandrake I made from scratch. Haha


I actually started out with paper wrapped in tin foil (a lot of tin foil). I added the fake leaves to the top.


I added the eyes (which are beads) and rope for hands and feet. Then, covered it with drywall plaster.


Then I covered the plants with a plastic bag while I spray painted the body.


After he dried, I stuck him in this pot and filled it with stone. I found the pot label on Pinterest as a free printable. Finally, I painted his eyes to give him a mad screaming look. Haha. It was a lot of work, but I love him.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

DAY 22 FROM 'THE 25 DAYS OF HARRY POTTER ADVENT CALENDAR'

Greetings, I have Day 22 here for you from the 25 Days of Harry Potter...


I love this sign. I think I painted it 25 times and still not happy with it. 


Here is a close up of the top half...


Here is a close up of the bottom half. I need to practice with this type of project more. I think it would have come out much better if I used tranfer paper instead of blue painters tape. I will just have to make one for myself for more practice :)

DAY 22 FROM 'THE GREETING CARD ADVENT CALENDAR'

Greetings, I have Day 22 here from the greeting card advent calendar...

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I created another slider card featuring this adorable stamp. My Mom bought me this stamp several years ago at a yard sale and I just never used it. I have always wanted to, but just never had the time. I think I would just leave it black and white the next time I use it. I think the coloring job I did ruined. But still a cute card. Thanks for looking. Come back tomorrow for something really cute I have in store.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

DAY 21 FROM 'THE GREETING CARD ADVENT CALENDAR'

Hi folks, Here is Day 21...

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I forgot how much I love making these mulberry critters. He came out adorable...the video is a different story. It is so hard to get a good video of this card in action. I promise to try better in 2017. Thanks so much for looking. Come back tomorrow for yet another slider card.

DAY 21 FROM 'THE 25 DAYS OF HARRY POTTER ADVENT CALENDAR'

Good early morning. It is day 21 of 'the 25 days of Harry Potter advent calendar. Here is my nieces surprise of the day...


This is a glass block that I applied vinyl to the front..,


and back. Then I applied a frost spray over to seal the vinyl to the glass. Finally, I stuck a string of lights that I actually found at the Dollar Store.


Here is the front lit up.


Here is the back lit up. So cool. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

DAY 20 FROM 'THE 25 DAYS OF HARRY POTTER ADVENT CALENDAR'

Hi everyone. Here is the Day 20 from the Harry Potter advent calendar...


I found this wooden tray at Michael's a few months back. I cut and applied the vinyl to the inside. 


Then, I applied a epoxy to the inside to give it a glass like top. Of course as I am pouring it in the light bulb goes off in my head, I should have included my niece's name to make it more personal. UGH. Just a few minutes too late. But she loved it anyway. Thanks so much for looking. Just wait til you see what is in store for tomorrow!!!

DAY 20 FROM 'THE GREETING CARD ADVENT CALENDAR'

Good early morning folks. It is Day 20...we are in the home stretch of this advent calendar. Here it is...

I love this kneeling Santa with Baby Jesus. The pattern is titled 'O Holy Night' by Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. 


Here is a close up so you can see how detail Santa's face is. Thanks so much for looking. Come back again, I have some really great ones that I have been working on for the final days.

Monday, December 19, 2016

DAY 18 AND DAY 19 FROM 'THE GREETING CARD ADVENT CALENDAR'

Hi folks. Sorry I didnt post yesterday, there just wasnt enough hours in the day. Here is Day 18 from the greeting card advent calendar...


Look at this adorable easel card. The pattern is once again from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.


I have a video to show Day 19...

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This is one of my favorite stamps and cards to make. Thanks so much for looking.

DAY 18 AND 19 FROM 'THE 25 DAYS OF HARRY POTTER ADVENT CALENDAR'

Hi guys. So sorry that I didn't post yesterday. It was a super crazy, busy day. So here is Day 18...


I found this cool necklace on ebay, again super cheap from Hong Kong. My niece actually had it hanging as a light switch pull chain when I went over yesterday. It looked super cool hanging because it was fully open.

Day 19 was this..


I found this cool box frame a few months ago at Michael's. I painted the inside maroon of course. Then I cut the letters and Dobby out of vinyl. 




Then I attached the rope along the bottom with a staple gun and added clothes pins.


Finally, I hot glued the owl on top and this cool metal charm on the bottom. Thanks for looking. 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

DAY 17 FROM 'THE GREETING CARD ADVENT CALENDAR'

Hello again. Here is Day 17...


This pattern is from once again Little Scraps of Heaven Designs titled 'winter cardinal'. 
I just love it. 

Thanks for looking. Come back tomorrow for a great card..we are on the home stretch.

DAY 17 FROM 'THE 25 DAYS OF HARRY POTTER ADVENT CALENDAR'

Hi again. Can you believe that it is Day 17 from 'the 25 days of Harry Potter advent calendar'? We are in the home stretch. Here it is...


I found these cool printable notebook covers on Pinterest.
(This is the link I used...http://www.polkadotchair.com/2016/07/diy-hogwarts-house-notebooks-a-harry-potter-craft-idea.html)


I started with blank composition notebooks that I got on clearance at the end of September. Then printed out the covers, glued in place and then trimmed the edges. It was that super easy. 


This is a close up of the labels on the fronts.


On the backs I put a picture of each shield. Just because I thought they looked too plain. That is it. Super easy and super fun. Thanks for looking.

Friday, December 16, 2016

DAY 16 FROM 'THE 25 DAYS OF HARRY POTTER ADVENT CALENDAR'

Something that most people don't know about me is that I love to paint. Given that, I am NOT a good painter. I think I just dont do it enough to master my skills. Day 16 of 'the 25 days of Harry Potter advent calendar brought out my paints.


These are giant clothes pins.


I started with just plain clothes pins.


Here is Harry and Ron.


Here is Hermione and Albus Dumbledore.


Finally I sprayed them with a clear sealer. Even though they look like a 5 year old did them, I know she will like them because they were done with love.