Friday, November 18, 2011

Holiday Happy

I've been listening to Christmas music and making ornaments. Lots and lots of ornaments. It's been a great evening activity over the past few weeks. A couple of movies/tv shows, a little music, a mega paper-cutter, and a lot of patience.

They are really easy to make if you have a paper cutter and time. Cut your paper longways into 1/2" strips. If you want the curls to hold better, curl each strip with scissors. Then wrap each strand into tight curls. I used washi tape and duct tape rollers to hold the spirals tight until it was time to put them in the ornaments. Then I stuffed the ornaments!

Double-sided paper is key
4" fillable glass balls

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I've been on a use-what-you have kick for months. Unfortunately for my new mantra and my budget, while I've been using what I have, I've also been tempted with way too many new things. For this project, I actually did use what I had! YAY! Go me! (Finally!) I bought one sheet of the fall paper a while back. I had no plans for it and had no idea how I would work that into a scrapbook since I never use florals. Plus I had these stickers from ages ago when I was obsessed with the Me&MyBigIdeas stickers. They are still adorable, but they aren't going in my books either. Solution? Thanksgiving cards! Perfect! What a great way to tell my impressively large family that I love them and am thankful for them!

They'll be in the mail soon!

Solid paper by A.muse
Stickers are Me and My Big Ideas Thanksgiving Kids (mambo minis)
Glitter paper + Embellishment strings & ribbons

Thursday, November 3, 2011

For a little one

One of my dear, dear friends growing up JUST had a little girl! It's crazy to think that her baby will grow up as a New Yorker. From the city. But she will!! May she be healthy and happy!

paper and ribbon are Ivory from Paper Tray Ink
Sentiment is 'baby girl' by makingmemories