Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Ornaments......

Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! I sure did. Nothing better than spending time with family and eating lots of great food! I spent a couple of days in the craft building and made some more Christmas ornaments. Friday morning I braved the traffic and crowds to take advantage of a 30% off my entire purchase at Michael's and AC Moore. I bought a bunch of the clear glass ornaments so that I could make them pretty. Here is a couple of different things that I did to them......
these pink ones were made with mod podge and pink
glitter poured into the ornamennt, then added a shimmery
pink ribbon for the hanger

these have vintage sheet music inside and a piece of silver
ribbon wrapped around the tops with a piece of
silver cording for the hanger

Sorry for the poor picture quality. I couldn't get very good pics of them because 1. I had to use my phone and 2. I took them at night. I should use a light box. A couple years ago, I made one out of a posterboard folded in a box shape with the front open and then I used my Ott light to light it up, but I have no earthly idea where I put the darn thing and my Ott light needs a new bulb.  Maybe I should make a new one and buy a bulb. Like how hard could that be instead of continuing to take crappy, dark pictures, lol.
In my last post I said that I was going to print the card and add some embellishments to it. Well, I haven't yet, but I will soon.
That's it for me tonight. Until next time.....
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Inspiration Challenge

I ran across this photo on Nicole Heady's blog for the Papertrey Ink Inspiration Challenge this week. I don't have a lot of Papertrey Ink products yet, but I really liked that photo! I was already working on something in My Digital Studio so I decided to use the photo as my inspiration for a Christmas card. Well, besides the colors of green and red, I love the ice skates (although I have never ice skated before) and the patterns in the chair and the gifts.

front of card

I created the card front and continued the patterns to the inside and even the back of the card. I am thinking about adding some glitter to the card after I print it to just give it some added dimension. I usually add something to my digitally made cards. I can't help it. I like layers, it's an illness I think, lol.

left side of inside of card
right side on inside of card

back of card
It's getting a little too late tonight to print the card and add some embellishments, so I think I will start fresh in the morning and hopefully it will be ready to post the end results tomorrow night.
Does this picture inspire you to create something? I would love to see what you come up with!!

Until next time.....
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!


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Sunday, November 20, 2011

First Christmas Ornament this Season!

I have been so inspired by all the Christmas ornaments I have seen on other blogs, so I cleaned off my desk to have room to create this little beauty. I really love how it turned out! It's vintage, sparkly and so sweet. Makes me want to put my tree up already! But that ain't happenin' this week for sure. Too many other things to get done and with Thanksgiving and Mariah's birthday being Thursday, I dare to say I will be somewhat busy the next few days. I have a few other ornament ideas in my head and can't wait to be able to carve out a little time to work on them, too. But in the mean time, feel free to drool over this one. You're welcome, lol :)

That's it for me today. Until next time....
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!

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Sunday, November 13, 2011


I love to blog hop and I absolutely L.O.V.E. the linky parties. I lose all track of time looking at all the creative ideas on the web. I have several blogs that I stalk, read everyday. Can't help it. I get so excited to see what  awesome things these wonderful women have created. One blog that I read daily is Flamingo Toes and every Sunday she hosts a linky party that I would absolutely die if I missed it! So, today I was looking at all the links and went to one blog where I was totally in awe.  The blog is Sandy's Space and to say that this woman has talent is an understatement. I mean, OH EM GEE, her creations are adorable!! I could not help but look at her past posts. One that blew me away was from August and I knew immediately that I had to create something based on the items that she created in that post. They are that good! Go HERE to see the project that I could not take my eyes off of. It is fabulous! I was so inspired by all three of the little boxes that she made, but the "sing" one was what I really wanted to re-create. She made hers using papers and stamps I am sure, but I wanted to do something in the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio program. Looking at her project I knew that I had images and papers in the program that would give the same feel. This took me a couple of hours to create because I wanted to get it just right. I think that I did! Of course I changed some elements and added others, but the basic idea and layout is the same. What do you think? I can see this as a coaster or even print it out and frame it. Thanks so much to Sandy for the inspiration and I will definitely be looking at her blog often.

Well, that's all for me today. I am off to read some more awesome blogs!!
Until next time......
Hugs and Happy Creatin'! ~Lorrie

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Owl Frame

There I go again going weeks without posting anything! I have been such a bad blogger and I apologize again for being such a slacker. I've been busy working in the craft building trying to get things organized, which is so hard to do when you have more stuff than you know what to do with. I have no clue how all of the stuff I have in there ever fit into my house! I guess because I didn't have everything in one place or room, it did not seem like it was as much as it is having it all in one space. Trying to come up with some creative storage ideas has also been some of the things that have been keeping me busy. This frame is one of the things that has been on my list to complete. Today, I finally just jumped right in and got it done!! I think it turned out cute! You like?

This is the beginning stage of putting the frame together. I cut a piece of foam board down to the size of the frame opening and then covered it with a piece of an old baby blanket for added cushion. Then I wrapped my fabric around that and taped it in place. The ribbon is from Stampin' Up! It took me forever it seems to get it the way I wanted. After I got the ribbon in place, I stapled the cross sections and then hot glued buttons to make it pretty. I like that little touch.
Close up of the owl fabric. I purchased it at Hobby Lobby for $3.95 a yard. Love it!!
Finished Frame!! Isn't it cute?!
Next on my list of things to make is storage for all of my punches made from rain gutters. Yes, you read that right, rain gutters. I've seen these shelves made from gutters for a while now. I've almost got them completed and will show you that as soon as I get the right size end caps for them. The craft building is slowly but surely coming along. I know I've been talking about it forever, but it's a work in progress. I'll get something completed and then not like how I have things arranged and have to move stuff around again. One of these days, it will be all organized and cleaned up and I will do a photo spread of the entire space for you to see! That's all for me tonight! Until next time.....

Hugs and Happy Stampin'!