Monday, November 20, 2017

My Monday Ramblings #11

Hi happy Monday!
It's almost Thanksgiving all!
(image from Google)
 What are your plans? Do you cook a big meal or leave it to someone else in the family or to a friend?
Some years I cook and others I don't. I enjoy doing both personally. I really like the family and gathering part of Thanksgiving. I have in the past had Thanksgiving with friends and that's fun too!
I think being together with ones you love and care about is most important.

And the food.....

That's a PLUS, right?!? I LOVE all the food. I guess you could say I'm a foodie! I don't feel like I branch out and try cooking a lot of new dishes, but I just like the whole buffet concept of Thanksgiving dinner.

I hope you all have a GREAT Thanksgiving no matter how you spend it!

Happy Monday!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Featured Paper Blog Hop-Silver & Gold

Hi guys!

Welcome to our Close to My Heart Featured Paper blog hop- SILVER & GOLD! We will be showcasing items from our new Holiday Expressions catalog with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart consultants. 

Here is the card I came up with! And it doesn't show up too well in this photo, but I did use the splash of color stamp set and the bashful stamp pad to ink up the white card base, behind the gold & white tree there is a bit of bashful ink. And I added some heather ink along with the bashful ink.

    It's really pretty in person!!! :)

Items used to create this card:
Silver & gold paper pack
bashful stamp pad
bashful pearls
black stamp pad
heather stamp pad
m sized stamp-Merry Christmas
splash of color stamp set

Silver & Gold paper pack

 If you are visiting from KATHLEEN'S BLOG then you are on the right track,


 To see all the BLOGS start at the beginning with our hostess CAROL'S BLOG.

You can shop my website HERE

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

DIY farmhouse star ornaments

HI Guys!
Today I have a SUPER EASY DIY project to share. I made some DIY farmhouse star ornaments that I'm LOVING!!!
I started with 2 packs of 6 wooden stars that I got at Walmart and some white craft paint.

I painted all the stars white and gave them two coats to ensure good coverage.

And once they were dry I attached some jute twine to the backs using my hot glue gun.
Here's a back view.
I just love how these turned out, and I'm excited to get them on the tree! But that will have to wait until after Thanksgiving which is when we go get a fresh tree and put it up.
Here's a re-cap of the cost:
Stars 6 in a pack $1.50 from walmart (2 packs) $3
Big bottle of white craft paint from walmart $2.50
Had the jute twine on hand
Total cost of the project:  $5.50!! And I still have paint left over! :)
Pretty good deal for 12 wooden star ornaments. :)
Happy crafting all!