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Friday, January 17, 2020

January Projects



I love these 3 little party favor boxes!  They will be perfect for the next baby shower!  I purchased the SVG file from My Scrap Chick here-
https://www.myscrapchick.com/product.cfm?product=675

You can purchase them individually or all three!  They are the cutest and very easy to put together!

I have worked on several different projects this month.  One was for my brother in law who has a birthday this month!


This is a great card for little boys!  I thought of Mark right away.  I just love the 3D look  but it still
closes and will fit in an envelope.  The svg file makes the envelope too! I purchased that file from Dreaming Tree-


Lastly, I made this fun luminary!  The top has a tea light and the inside has one too!  

 The picture below shows the tea light turned on. 



This SVG file was also purchased from Dreaming Tree-

I am having a blast finding out how to use my new Circuit Explore Air 2.  I find out something new everyday about how to use this fabulous machine!  Not sure what I will work on next but I will keep you posted!  Have a faboo day!!



Sunday, January 5, 2020

Christmas Past



I am in love with this cute Penguin Gift Box!  I was going to say little Penguin but she is not- this box is 10 inches tall!  It can hold a lot of goodies or a good size gift.  I bought this SVG file from Dreaming Tree.  They have fabulous stuff!  I bought a bunch before Christmas but didn't have time to make them all so I am making them now.  I know it's after Christmas but the stuff is so cute- I can use them next year!

Here is a picture during construction.  The best part was working with the fake eyelashes.  I have never worn them and didn't have a clue.  They are self sticking and really fun to attach to the googly eyes!


Here is a Winter Scene from Dreaming Tree!  Love that there is a built in space for a tea light.  This card/box stands 10 tall too!  It is so pretty!  The picture doesn't do it justice!  The picture below is without the tea light on.


Below is a picture during construction. I used glitter paper for the "ice". 


I will end my post with just a couple of  pictures of Florida!  The alligator is from the First Watch Restaurant right here in North Port. We have seen a bunch of them on the golf course.  This one is fierce looking!


I just love the flowers down here!  This one was at the little mall around the corner.  Just beautiful!  We are enjoying our stay here for sure!  Talk soon!













Saturday, December 14, 2019

North Port Christmas 2019


We made it to North Port Florida about 2 weeks ago! The weather has been warm and sunny for most of that time!  I love Florida!  But it seems funny to be celebrating Christmas here...with out snow or cold weather.   We are still getting used to being away from home for Christmas.  I have been working on a Christmas project to get into the Spirit!  


When we got here - I broke down and bought a Cricut Explore Air 2!  I just love it!  I have been watching You Tube videos and playing around with it.  I purchased this SVG file from 3D Cuts!  They have some really cute designs. 


I am no expert by any means- this was my first project and I did make some mistakes but I love how it turned out!



This is another project I tried!  I love how the machine cuts such intricate designs.  


The overlay is so pretty!


I could use this as a place marker for Thanksgiving dinner!  Such fun making this!


We did go to the Poinsetta Festival the other night!  It was such a cool event!  They had
59 floats in the Christmas Parade.  People put in such an effort with their floats!  Lots of talented people!


Here is just a picture of a couple of the fabulous floats!




The Frozen float was my favorite!



I will end my post with a couple of pictures of my craft room set up.  It is quite a bit smaller than what I had in our home in Maine.  But I am still able to do some projects.  The picture doesn't show my new Cricut but I put it on the corner of my table.  I have plenty of room to work but I keep moving things around to make the work flow better.  



We are headed to Wesley Chapel today to visit with my sister, Phillis and her family.  They live in Georgia now but are here for a mini vacation!  I can't wait to see them.  Hope everyone has a fabulous day!!  If I don't post before Christmas I wanted to make sure I said,  Have a Very Merry Christmas!







Saturday, November 23, 2019

All Packed and Ready to Go!


Finally getting to post on my blog today!    My sisters and I had lots of fun doing 2 fairs the first part of November.  We met lots of nice people and just had a blast!  The picture above shows a couple of the gift boxes that we sold.  They were a great success as was a lot of our items!   It is always interesting to see what sells each year.   Below is a recipe/organizer box that opens from the top.   This was something new this year.   You could also store passwords in this cute oven!


I made a bunch of these cute tea lights. They were easy to make and
we sold quite a few of them!

My husband and I have been packing up our house in Topsham.  We have sold it and are planning on heading to Florida again.  We are officially homeless since we don't have a home in Maine any longer and don't have one in Florida right now.  We plan on looking for smaller homes in both states.  The pictures below are of my Craft Room.  My daughter says there are more boxes in that room than any other room in the house.  I am sure it's true!


I really miss being able to go in and work on a project!  I know any house we buy will have to have a room that I can make into a craft room!


This room had such great natural light!    


It's going to be hard to say good bye to this house.  We have been here for 5 years and I really did love being here!  But it really was too big for us with 4 bedrooms!  Plus we want to spend more time in Florida so having a place there makes sense.   We will be here for Thanksgiving but will then head south to warmer weather- I hope!  I may be absent from my blog for a bit but once we get to the condo that we will be renting - I should be back!!

Here is a sneak peak at our Christmas cards this year.  I followed May May's instructions with just a few changes!  The picture doesn't show the completed card!  The card looks great with a tea light just inside the card when it stands up!



I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!



  

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Craft Fair 2019


Today we are packing up our crafts and getting them ready for the Italian Heritage Craft show this Saturday - doors open at 9AM.  I can't wait!  Here are a few pictures of the last of the projects I have been working on to get ready for the show.  


These advent cubes are the most fun to make!  This one is a  little different since it was made with more glittery paper than I usually use.  But I love how it came out!


I love working on the frames below to create this lighted look!  They would look so
cool on someone's mantel or book shelf!  We will have a bunch of these at the show!



We will also have some wonderful 3D type cards for sale!  The card below is called ( I think) an Easel card with add ons.  It does fold perfectly flat so you can mail it!   The sentiment is on the back. 











Here are some Christmas Loaded Envelopes!  I made a Halloween Loaded Envelope for my Grandson  - but these would make cute Christmas gifts!




The have Christmas pencils, shaker cards, wands and Christmas tags.  You will even find some chocolate in these envelopes!  These Loaded envelope stand up so you can see them much better.  They also have gussets so they can really hold a lot of goodies!



Sorry to have made this post so long.  Here is the last picture!  It is another Loaded Envelope but his one can be given to a loved one!!  It's made with Graphic 45's Love Notes paper.  Can you see the cute musical charms hanging on the front?  It also contains Pencils, a rosette wand and chocolates.  There are some tags that have Love Notes on them too!  




As I said, the Fair is this Saturday at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland!  We will also be doing another Fair the following weekend in Windham!  More to come on that fair!  Have a fabulous day!










Saturday, October 19, 2019

Happy Halloween!







I made this Halloween Loaded envelope for my youngest Grandson!  I just love the fall and especially Halloween!  We don't get that many kids treat or treating anymore so I love making stuff for our Grandkids.


I saw the cute idea above on Pinterest.  I don't really want to give him lots of candy so this seem to be a good way to keep the sugar content down.  


The Ghost poop is my favorite!  Love the spongy eyes on the envelope too!


I put gussets on my envelope too so there is enough room to add the bags of goodies!


The hanging skeleton is a nice touch, don't you think? Hope he likes my Halloween treats! I am 
working on making Christmas Loaded envelopes to sell at the craft fairs we are doing the first 2 weekends in November.  I will post those pictures next time!




I thought I would end my post with the card I made for my sister in law.  It's a tuxedo card and it's so easy to make - you can find tutorials all over Pinterest.  The flowers are from Tim Holtz's Wildflower dies.  They are some of my favorite flower dies. 


I arranged my inserts in the center.  I like that the flowers face forward.   The purple ribbon is from Becca Feeken's Spellbinder ribbon die.  


We have started packing up the house for our move.  We won't be moving until the end of November but it is coming up fast!  I haven't started packing my craft room but will have to start soon.  I am not looking for to that job!  I will post pictures too!  Happy Halloweenie!