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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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I'm Back and Rolling with the Holidays! 9 Projects today Gals! #21-29 in CADWCA Series.

Hello again, I'm back from the Thanksgiving break and have missed you all!  It's December 1st, Oh my, panic!! But I am vowing to enjoy each and everyday and remember the reason for the season. So here are the latest in my series, Craft a Day While Colt's Away.  I did a few before I left and a few when I got back.  Get that coffee or hot chocolate and enjoy this ride.  This is a long post....9 Projects in all!
Okay, for the first three, I used Feed sack Dish Towels I got at the Dollar Store.  3 LARGE towels for 2.50..
I made a small pillow, used embossing ink and powder. I heated the sack and actually burned it to give it an aged look.
Made a Large "Joy" pillow using Freezer Paper to make the Stencil and Red Acrylic paint
I saw this Ho to the Third power (Ho, Ho, Ho) in a Boutique in Dallas and made one for my Oven Door.
Used Freezer Paper to make a Stencil, Red Acrylic Paint and Glitter Glue to Outline.
Simple Dollar Store Tags, Aged with Distressing Inks and Stamped with Christmas Words and Numbers.
I'm using them on my Christmas Packages
I took two Colors of Scrapbook Paper and cut them to equal size. I used Embossing Ink and Powder to monogram them with the Letter J in Silver.  Tied the 9 pieces together with ribbon to make a tag pad 
I used an Old Silver Tray from Goodwill that I got for a $1.00--I put a piece of Scrapbook Paper on the bottom and used my bottle caps to make magnets.
More Bottle caps with Scrapbook Paper and Glitter.  Attached to a $1.00 unfinished Michael's frame painted Black.  Covered the paper insert with Scrapbook paper.  Waiting for a picture...
This is a $1.00 Michael's Wood Cross that I painted Black and added Different Colored Marbles too..

And lastly, I took a canvas board that my Daughter, Maisie had painted and distressed.  There are so many wonderful layers, textures and colors on it.  I just put old Metal pieces on it and used more Bottle Cap magnets to make a sweet and interesting note holder! This is my favorite! Junky and Colorful.
Make it a Wonderful Day. 

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