Monday, November 30, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Faux Snow Greeting Card



Hi everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving. Well its Black Friday and if your anything like me you would rather be crafting in your pjs than fighting a stampede of shoppers. Need a project? How about a glittery Christmas card for someone special. This card highlights some new techniques I have learned and some fabulous products you just can't live without!
Go on over to the Joli Paquet Blog to see the tutorial!

Monday, November 23, 2009

For The Table





I made this center piece for Thanksgiving and had so much fun I thought I would share.
Materials:
Cheap Styrofoam pumpkin (Dollar Tree)
Ink
Stamps
Tissue Paper
Modpodge
Acorns
Mushrooms
Moss
Sticks
Paper
Leaf Punch
Ribbon

First cut a hole in the pumpkin. Then stamp fall images onto Kraft tissue paper.Tear or cut images out leaving room around them. Glue onto pumpkin. Find a stick that looks like a little tree and glue into pumpkin. Add moss. Glue or wire leaves and acorns on tree. Add a ribbon, sign,and mushrooms. You could make it pretty fall colors or even pink.And of course it would look adorable with glitter! Tiny ones would make great place cards!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Thank you all soooo much on your wonderful advice and comments about our family Holiday problems. My DH and I had a very good long discussion about it. Y'all had some great ideas we are going to use! I will tell you about it soon.

Bah Humbug!


We interrupt the normal crafty goodness for a good old fashioned rant and rave!
I hate that the holidays are a big fat mess when you have a blended family. We are trying to find time to make new traditions for our family. But some of our family gets upset if we don’t do all their holiday events and traditions when they want us too. We don’t even have my step sons this year until after x-mus and barely any time in Dec. at all. I haven’t seen my extended side of the family for x-mus in years! Luckily my family tells us to just do what we need too and they try to schedule around us. I tell you one really good thing about being a single parent, you get to spend the whole holidays with your family. I hate that I now dread the holidays because we just cant make everyone happy. My Dh and I end up giving up the traditions we want to create in favor of trying to satisfy everyone. I know I hardly ever rant or give much personal stuff but this really bums me out. Christmas is NOT about what you get and where you are going. Its about love, family, and spirit. I just hate that the Holidays are now always a stressed time for us. I know some of you can relate because blended families are now more common than traditional families. How crazy is that!? I would LOVE to know how YOU deal with this!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Its That Time Of Year Again!

Get ready to get your craft on! Go HERE for all the fun! Feel free to add the Joli button to your own blog or web site.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Holiday Glitter



Whew! I listed half of my holiday items in my shop. More will be coming soon! I have the whole day to myself!! I think I will spend it crafting. Yay! Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Package Perfection


I LOVE packaging! This year for my holiday items I really wanted to focus on how I do my packaging. Presentation is one of my favorite ways to create. I thought I would show you a little peek at what I have so far. I think they would make perfect gifts. I plan on using them as teacher gifts myself! I'm also going above and beyond on how I ship my packages. I love shipping orders like they were gifts. There is nothing I like more than ordering something online and being pleasantly surprised when I open it. I like to make sure the packages I send out make the receiver feel special. I AM running behind but my goal is to open back up at the end of the week. That is if my family stays well. There is ALOT of icky illnesses going around.
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