Thursday, November 25, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Wonderful, Blog Friends!!!  I am in the Dallas Area, with my 2 Brothers and families enjoying Thanksgiving . Missing and thinking of our Son Colt who is in Iraq this year.  First time in 26 years he is not here, but we are truly thinking of him and of what a fine young man he is.  We are very proud of you Colt and will celebrate BIG time next Holiday Season.

Also....I am doing a Craft a Day While Colt's Away Series as most of you know.  Well, being away for 4 days this is Temporarily on Hold until I return!  (Imagine that noise on your TV when there is an interruption!) " Sorry, we are experiencing Technical Difficulties.............We will return to our Scheduled program momentarily! "

Have a Wonderful Holiday Friends!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dreadful Topiary turned into Fab Chicken Roost!! #20 in the CADWCA Series

Happy Wednesday all.  Today I took a poor, dreadful, neglected topiary frame that was sitting on our deck and Recycled, Repurposed and now I ReLove it!!  She used to have Fake Green Ivy on her, but lost ALL of it!  So I gave her new life as my Christmas Ball Topiary Tree!
Here is the Poor Girl Before....
I wrapped the form with Ribbon so it would Hold the Balls
I used leftover's I had and Target $1.00 balls for a pkg of 6
(Target Dollar Aisle people!!)

And here she is in All her New Christmas Glory!

I think Christmas Chicken found a New Place to Roost!!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

$2.50 Target Bling Frame/Black and White -#19 in the Series Craft a Day While Colt's Away

Hi Everyone!  I took a $2.50 Frame from Target, (head over to their dollar aisle, there is alot of Great things there!) It already had all of this lovely bling on it!  I put in Polka Dot Black and White Paper for the background and then glued my Black and White objects directly onto the glass.  Grab whatever you have in a color scheme and get busy!

Here it is on my Red, White and Black Snowmen Table..

Monday, November 22, 2010

GLUE and GLITTER Monogram Letters and 3 more projects. (CADWCA) #15,16,17 & 18

Well Good Monday to you all!  Hope you are all ready for Thanksgiving Week! I know I am. My daughter and I are heading to the Dallas area to be with the Brothers and Families for Thanksgiving.  So, here are the latest in the Series, Craft a Day While Colt's Away.  Everyone have a great day for me, Okay!!
I used Three Wedding Favor Tins from the Dollar Tree, added Scrapbook Paper, Letters to spell "Joy",  Ribbon and Christmas Balls.  I then set it inside my Berry Wreath..
I took Cardstock and Craft Paper, Stitched them together on my Sewing Machine with  Decorative Stitch's, added the Word "NOEL" with Scrabble Tiles, a few Crystals and Leopard Ribbon
I made a "Merry Christmas" banner with Cardstock, Craft Paper, Glitter and Ribbon

"Merry Christmas" on the Wall

Here is #18, My Favorite and OH SO EASY!!
Take some Glue, Wax Paper and Glitter! Okay, Everyone Scream, GLITTER!!
Draw your Monogram with the Glue onto the Wax Paper and Cover in GLITTER!
Allow to dry overnight and you will have Glitter Monogram Letters.
I added Crystals and Beads to a Christmas Hanger for added Panache..
I LOVE THEM!!  Gonna make more of these babies..

Everyone have a Blessed Day!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

3 Christmas Projects= (CADWCA #12, 13 &14)

Hi Everyone! Here are 3 (Craft a Day While Colt's Away) Christmas Crafts for you to hopefully Enjoy! 14 down, 351 to go.....  Make sure to go to the bottom of this post...I think you'll like #3...

#12---I took 2 Black Garage Sale Pillowcases, attached Harlequin Ribbon with a decorative stitch .
#13---I painted 3 Paper Mache Boxes in Turquoise, Lime Green ,Red, antiqued them and...GLITTER!  Let's say it together O.K. "Glitter Makes Everything Better!"
Here is my Dr. Seuss Christmas Village.
#14---I LOVE how my next project turned out. I used three old Bottles, the large one was a Log Cabin Syrup bottle from 1976, celebrating the centennial. Here are two before. Blah...
Okay guys, here they are now!
(You can click on my pictures for a larger view.)

I took old seed bead stretch bracelets apart and added them to misc. beads I had.  Printed off the #1,2 & 3 and aged them.  The Large metal thing is an old drawer pull plate.  The other silver embellishments are guess.....Old EARRINGS.  From the 80's Dynasty Era!  Some of you will remember this! Added Ribbon and for Toppers, My Old Porcelain Cabinet Drawer Knobs that I saved from our Kitchen Redo. 
You may have seen it here first....Seed Bead Bottles!  I have a High Window in my Bath that I am going to set them on the ledge to catch the morning sun...
Many Blessings...

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dressing the Chicken for Christmas #11 (CADWCA)

Good Tuesday Morning.  On today's Craft a Day While Colt's Away, we are Dressing The Chicken!  I have many Chickens, but this one's my fav.  I hope she makes you smile as she does me.  She is Ready for the Christmas Party!

I made her a hat with Scrapbook Paper, Trim and Pom Poms and of course, GLITTER!
I single chain about 6 different kinds of Fun Fur and make Trim.
I made her a Necklace with the Trim and added a Silver Ball!

She is Gracing our Breakfast Table waiting for the Party to Begin!

Take something you have and dress it up. Recycle, Repurpose and Relove.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Faux Mercury Glass Steampunk Ornament #10 CADWCA

Good Monday Morning Friends.  Hope all of you had a great Weekend.  Here is #10 Installment of Craft a Day While Colt's Away!  Blessings,
I took a Glass Ornament and Sprayed the Inside with Black Spray Paint and Swirled Around.

I then Sponged on Silver Spray Paint and Antique Ink to make it look like Old Mercury Glass.
I cut out the Heart Wings on 36 Gauge Copper Foil. I glued Red Seed Beads on the Heart and Flat Back Crystals onto the Wings and around the Ornament.

I then attached an Old Metal Key Ring Chain and Ribbon. 
I love my Steampunk Christmas Ornament..

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

4 Super-Easy Christmas Decor - {CADWCA #6, 7, 8 & 9}

Good Evening Friends. I have a new saying today, and I believe it is as good as Martha Stewart's "It's a Good Thing." I am note saying, "Glitter Makes Everything Better!" (If someone is using this, has thought of this, has it on their blog, I apologize...I did not steal it.) It came to me as I was doing my projects.  I went a little Glitter Crazy!! I would put it on something and say, "Glitter Makes Everything Better!" to myself.  So here are the latetst in the series, Craft a Day While Colt's Away!  
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#6. Birdhouse, paint trim, covered with papers, Glitter, pearls and Key and Arrow to Home
#7-Plastic Dollar Store Frame painted Black with Bottle Caps, Scrapbook Paper and Glitter!!
#8-Thrift Store Spice Bottle, Craft Adhesive Sprayed Inside, Red Glitter, Old Heart Earring, Stopper from an Air Freshener, Ribbon and Broken Tiles.
#9-Old Silver Tray, Magnets Made from Starbucks Coffee Wrap, Glitter and Dollar Store Alphabet Charms...
Now we are caught up!! 356 to go!!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend...and hope to see you all Monday!


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Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Friday Everyone!

Just wanted to say Happy Friday to you all.  We are headed south today for Volleyball and Football playoff for our great Randall Raiders teams.  Look back Sunday for 4- Craft a Day While Colt's Away projects.  Blessings and love to you all...Denise

(Weather update)...  We had  Flooding Rain, Hail, Thunder, Big Lightning last night and woke up to Snow this morning.  Only in the Panhandle of Texas!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans' Day

My best Creation, Colt  #5-CADWCA
First and foremost THANK YOU TO everyone single Military Personnel who has served our Great Country, Past, Present and Future.  Without all of your sacrifice we wouldn't be able to live in this Free Country with all the benefits we have.  Simply....Thank you and God Bless...


Our Son Colt and his wife on their Wedding Day.
He is serving in  Baghdad at this time.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Three CADWCA (Craft a Day While Colt's away) #3, 4 and 5

Good Morning Friends.  We had a very busy weekend, Volleyball playoff game and I got all my Halloween things down, boxed up and put away.(7 large plastic rubbermaid containers!!)  Well, I am doing something this year that I have NEVER done BEFORE!  I am decorating for Chistmas and will have it all completed by the 12th of November.  We are going out of town for Thanksgiving and why not go ahead and get it done so I will enjoy it for 7 weeks instead of usual 3?  (Please no hate comments for this! I am trying to distract myself!)  With our Son Colt in Iraq this year, we are trying to make our life Merry and Bright for all of us! 
I have about 25 Large Containers and 2 Large U-haul boxes. Okay guys, not a hoarder, but I have 32 years of collections and my husband has a wonderfully huge shop with great storage shelves.   I also had some wonderful help thank goodness!  My daughter Maisie and her boyfriend Saige, so kindly helped me get it all done.  My hubby and a Friend got all the lights up on our 2 story house and are starting to put lights in about 20 trees around the property.  I will post pictures after it is all lit up! 

So as promised to myself, I am going to do a craft a day while Colt is away.  I did a very small one, The Peppermint Tree,  Sunday but was to pooped out to do the pictures and post. I did the Christmas Card Picture on Monday and this morning the Sparkly Candle Redo.   (This may happen more than once people or I was thinking about 7 days in one post?)  Any thoughts on this?)

For this one I took and old vase, filled it with Large Peppermint Sticks and put 2 twig things I have in it.
I call it my Peppermint Tree.  You could put Twigs or Real Branches and hang you pictures, ornaments or whatever you want on it.

This is so Easy!  Used a Favorite Frame, took the Pic out and added a Christmas Card I had.

For this last project I took 2 candles from the dollar tree.  I then used the double-sided sticky 
  tape and put it on the top and bottom of my candle. My tape was about 1" wide.   I rolled them in Crystal and Red Seed Beads leaving the middle exposed for Ribbon.  No need to waste Tape and Beads.

I then added some ribbon around the middle,  broke off the jump ring from 2 cross charms I had.
Here they are on my Silver Candle holders.
Everyone of you have a blessed and wonderful day today!  I am planning on that myself!  Love you all.


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