Friday, January 28, 2011

Joining my First Blog Hop~~Kinda Scary~~

Good Friday Morning everyone!  I have decided to join in my first EVER Blog Hop.  This one is exciting and kinda scary because it's a Blog Review party.  This means, these lovely ladies or gents come visit you, look around your little blog and then hopefully, in a nice way tell you ways to improve, what the like, etc. etc...Will these people like your blog, will they like me?  so STRESSFUL!!
I've only been doing this blog for about 4 months and I know there are many things to improve on.  I myself enjoy it for the meeting of new people and the wonderful, new friends I have met.  I am okay with my blog in the safety of it's page, but will other people enjoy it. (And truthfully, I am just excited and surprised as heck that I got this thing to work!  Because, the computer and myself do not get along!) So, you know, what the heck, I'm going to give this a try. 

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Shabby Lil Chic Wreath!

Okay guys, I tell you how this started.  Awhile back I saw a coffee Filter wreath in Bloggyworld..Didn't save the picture or the site, SORRY, but it has just been stuck in my head.  I had about 15 coffee filters, not enough to make the wreath, so I added what paper I had.  Brown paper lunch sacks and Paper towels. 
Poured my leftover pot of coffee over ALL of them in a large bowl.  Let them sit a couple of minutes, pulled them out and put them outside to dry.  After they were totally dry, folded them in triangles and rolled into little flower looking shapes.  Stuffed!!! and I mean pushed them into a Grapevine Garland that I left rolled in a circle.
 Didn't have a wreath and it worked great, just more dense and hard to get that paper into.  Well Ladies, this is a FAVE...looks like a vintage paper, french ephemera, shabby chic...  I may glitter the heck outta the little edges, but am enjoying it's soothing, plainness right now. 

Many Blessings,
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I am still here and Missed you ALL!!

Well Hello everyone, how have you all been?  I have fallen off the blog band wagon since...DEC. 14th!!
As some of you know, I have a series A Craft a Day While Colt's Away.  Had made the commitment to do a craft every day till he gets back from Iraq.  WELL, life and daily doings overtake us and this has turned into something I cannot do.  Yes, I could totally avoid laundry, meals, errands, bills, etc...and craft all the time, but this isn't possible.  I was avoiding things and family trying to keep up with this crazy idea I had.  I had things in December to do, you know Christmas, parties, church, gift buying, Christmas Dinner and all and my blog and projects were put on hold.  I am now going to do the crafts when time allows and get back into the enjoyment of it, instead of it being a struggle.  (I can do the craft, but then there's the picture taking, editing, posts and that is a job in itself!) 
We have also made the decision to sell our home which we built 3 years ago and is too big for the hubby and I to take of with the five acres and especially since our last little child will graduate in a year.  I have been getting ready for the Realtor and boy, you live in a house differently than when you show it.  So closets have been gone thru, rooms painted and those dust bunnies!  I had a pack of them living in places you wouldn't think off!  We are going to downsize from a 4300 sf house to a smaller one and get an RV and drive the country with our dogs, remember Angus and Winston?  My husband's job requires a telephone and computer, so we have decided to trade the big house and all the work that goes with it and get more simple.  Isn't spending your time doing something enjoyable really important?  So in 2011, we are making big changes and looking forward to them.  So, Happy Belated New Year to you all.  I will be posting the projects as they come to me and what I have missed most is your company and friendship.
And remember, don't get stuck on something that doesn't work!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Scary Sleigh Turned Leopard!! #35 in the CADWCA series

I'm BACK!!!!  2 words...Computer Virus!  I have missed all of you so much!
Okay, #35 in the Craft a Day While Colt's Away!
  I had this Sleigh that I picked up at a Garage Sale. I have had it for 5 years and never used it at Christmas, cause..I wasn't digging the Snowman.  Kinda SCARY to me?? I really don't know why!  So I said, this is the year that you get a Makeover my Friend!  Here it is before..You tell me if you think he looks kinda crazy..... 
Before, the Armless, Scary, Disproportionate Snowman...

And After...Leopard Print, Red Paint and New Ribbons!  I love you so much more...
Everyone, be good to yourself and I am thinking of you all!
Blessings,  Denise....

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Santa Baby..Glittered Goodness! #34 in CADWCA series

Morning to you all!  I went kinda Glitter Crazy today!! WoOhOoOO! I enlarged a Vintage Postage to Full Page size and printed it off my computer.  Well, my color is gone in my printer...Started to color it with pencils, then it hit me..GLITTER!! Covered the sucker..Then painted a small canvas board black and what else??? Glittered that! then attached the Santa and Rudolph with Modpodge and framed it with these Metal stick on borders I got at a Hobby Lobby sidewalk sale.. Very Sparkly, Very Shiny and Very GLITTERY!! 
{It looks better in person, one of those cases where the camera doesn't do it justice...}

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Monday, December 6, 2010

3 Microscopic Slide Pendants-#31, 32, 33 in a CADWCA series

Hi all my wonderful, crazy, hilarious, SWEET and lovely peeps in Bloggy Land.  I was crazy for the glass slide pendants when they all hit the stores and since I had done some stained glass a LONG time ago, I found my old soldering iron and supplies and have made quite a few. (SANTA, my iron is 30+ years old and this would be a Nice present.
I decided to make some Christmas ones for the Daughter and Myself.  I will share a secret..... get online and type in Microscopic Lab Slides.  These are what I use..CHEAP!!! I have a whole box of 200 for 7.96 and that was about 3 years ago.  But beware, these are thin and break easily, especially when you are burnishing the edges that have the copper foil on them.  Pop, Crack, Break...don't press down unless it's on a flat surface...and the hardest part is getting the jump ring on the top of the pendant for me.  A little trying in the patience department, but I love them once they are done. 
 Okay, here they are and if you have any questions, give me a ring on the email.

I printed off a vintage Santa, glittered him...of COURSE! Remember the saying?? "Glitter makes EVERYTHING, BETTER!!
Put on my words and used a Snowman punch and  inked letters spelling, "Snow" on the backs. 
Here they are all Foiled up with the Copper tape.  Sandwich your two Papers between 2 slides and squeeze really hard when your applying your copper tape.
Here the 3 are after Soldering and attached with a silver ball chain!
 Sorry for the glare..Santa are you listening?? This lady needs a new camera please!!!!
Many Blessings to all of you...

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"Christmas Cheer" in an Old Milk Bottle-#30 in a Craft a Day While Colt's Away!

Well, it's been one month since our Son, Colt, left for Iraq..I have made a Craft a Day, honestly, it's more like 3 one day, 1 the next, 5 the next so on...But I will have completed 365 by the time he is home.  What the Heck am I going to do with them, but I do have 30 so far!  I feel a giveaway or two in the very near future!!

I have this Wonderful Old Milk Jug sitting in my Pantry. Can you believe that people used to get milk this Way?!! I put Red Beads, Glittery Ribbon and lights in it and made me a bottle full of
"Christmas Cheer!"

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