Monday, December 17, 2012

2012 Snowman Hats

My snowman hats seemed to gain in popularity this year.  I've made 5 so far, and I have one more left to make, which is the one for myself. 
This first one I made for my mom. She requested mainly red and white with some silver and green.  She also asked for a large 3-wick candle in the "top hat" rather than the fake candle I usually put in front with the decorations.  Mom was thrilled with hers and already put in an order for next year to give as gifts.

When she isn't burning the candle, she can put the lid on the top hat and you'd never know there was a candle inside!

 This one I made for my sister.  She loves the color purple, so requested the purple, blue, pink and green with a bit of silver!  She loved it!!
I think this is my extra one that I may end up selling.  

This one I think my 5 year old picked out for his kindergarten teacher.  We'll take the lid off and fill it with some homemade cookies for an extra special treat.

This one my boyfriend picked out to give his mom for a gift.  She loved it!

A tag I made just filling in time between hats.

All of the flowers on all of the hats were handmade by me.  The bigger flowers are designs by Natasha, her curly flower.  I really love that flower for Christmas items.  The other roses are all my own designs.  I love the roses, but I've been lazy and never made a tutorial to post!  Maybe I will do that soon!!  I did buy the Tim Holtz Pinecone die this year and made some pinecones that I stuck on some of the hats, but I have yet to get that one correct.  I wasn't too happy with how my pinecones turned out.

All of the other items are mini ornaments or craft/floral picks I buy at Walmart, Stephen's, Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and JoAnn's.

Thanks for looking!  I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Layout for a friend

I did this layout for a friend of mine as her "baby shower" gift.  I'm incredibly slow now-a-days with scrapbooking, so it only took me 3 weeks to complete this!  I wanted to give her something unique though, so I asked her if she would be interested in a layout for the wall.  I'll put this in a frame and give it to her. 

I love this picture of her daughter.  I loved the old fashioned tone of it as well.  I used Basic Gray Capella paper.  I know it's "wedding" paper, but I thought it worked wonderful with this photo.  I used a tearing ruler from years ago for the torn edges, then inked them. 

I cut the umbrella, dress form and title with my silhouette.  Most everything was sprayed with Perfect Pearl mist.  I stickled the edge of the umbrella with frosted lace.  The letters were inked then stickled with glitz tiara.  I distressed the chain for the hear charm by sanding and inking with picket fence distress stain.  The chain on the key is part of a small gold chain I found in my jewelry box. 

The roses were dipped in melted UTEE thanks to a tip by Tim Holtz on his May tag.  I think they came out really cool, except I wish I hadn't used a pearl mixative in it.    

I made the flowers in this grouping myself.  I didn't use any tutorial, just found some pretty pictures of the Prima flowers and tried to copy them a bit.  The black flourishes and tiarra were cut with my silhouette.  The bling is by Prima.  I used the Heartfelt Creations stamp for the leaves, I hand cut them, then shaped.

I'm really happy with how this turned of my faves I've ever done!  I sure hope my friend likes it as much!!

Supply List:
Basic Grey Capella
Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Black Soot, Victorian Velvet, Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Pine Needles
Stickles: Frosted Lace, Glitz Tiara
Perfect Pearls Mist: Perfect Pearl
Retro Punches: Medium & Small
Daisy Punch: Large
Utee Clear
Ranger Melt Art Melting Pot
Pearl Ex Powder
ATG gun
Martha Stewart Double Scallop Edge Punch
Prima Say it in Pearls
Heartfelt Creations Open Petals stamp

Thanks for looking