Sunday, November 18, 2012

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!! Today I created a Globecraft memories Ornament using some of my favorite products including Graphic 45! Theres a full tutorial after the pics it is available to download as an ibook to your ipad, or as a PDF!. These Globecraft Frames are so fun, I know you will want to make one of your own! Happy Holiday Hopping!- Denise

Supply list:
Globecraft Memories Classic Story Tellers Fancy Oval Frame
Off white acrylic paint
Donna Salazar Mixed Media Inx in Petals
Donna Salazar stamp Cotton Lace
Clearsnap Stephanie Barnard Chunky Glitter
Clearsnap Fine Glitter Winterfrost
Clearsnap Thick Embossing powder Clear
Fiskars Medium Lever Punch Snowflake
Fiskars micro tip scissors #5
Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Collection Papers and chipboard
Adhesive: Tombow glue stick, Mono adhesive Dots Permanent 
Tombow The Crafter Collection 3D Foam Tabs Assorted
Ribbon, drop ornament, sparkle branches, and rhinestones: Michaels

Nov 18
Donna Salazar Designs –
Eileen Hull for Sizzix
Dana Warren - Hampton Art -
Steph Ackerman – Globecraft Memories -
Arlene Cuevas – Graphic 45 -
Susan Lui – Graphic 45 -
Ashley Bores – The Twinery -
Mistra Hoolahan – Donna Salazar Designs -
Nina Yang - Hampton Art -
Angie Blom – Authentique Paper -
Denise Hahn – Clearsnap – <---- are="are" here="here" you="you">
Stephenie Hamen – Fiskateers -
Guiseppa Gubler – Authentique Paper -
Jessica Fick – The Twinery -

Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!

Happy Hopping!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Graphic 45 and Petaloo Blog Hop!

Today we are a hopping with Petaloo. Here is a little gift box made with gorgeous Petaloo flowers and Graphic 45's Nutcracker Sweet papers. During Christmas my Mom, Aunt and Grandma Margaret always went ALL OUT on gift wrapping. As a child I was always enamored of the elaborate wrapping but as an adult I think there was probably a little friendly competition among them! After the mornings carnage we would always go through the debris and pick out the cool little decorations to save and re purpose for the next year. Whether it be a bow or box, if it was beautiful it was saved. And so it is with this little lovely oval box. I swear I have been holding onto this thing for like 4 Christmases! Waiting for the right moment for it to rise again.  It was from my sister in law Cindy and I believe it had a Target gift card in it- the card long spent- but the container lives on!
{The little tree is made from cutting cardstock into the tree shape I wanted then adhering Petaloo Darjeeling Tea Stained Dahlias and Petites}

{I used the backer card from the Petites to make the trunk}

{I topped the tree with a little glitter snowflake and a piece of G45 chipboard}

{I embellished with Petaloos Green Glass Ornament Pins, and tipped the edges of the flowers with Clearsnaps Smooch Glitz in Starlight}

 {The top bow was made with 4-1 inch strips- 12 inches long, 10, 8, and 6-then made into circles and stacked on top of each other. Edges were dipped in glue then glittered}

{I just love how the Graphic 45 Nutcracker mixes traditional red and green with pinks and purples. It just works!}

{I added a little tag and twine for who ever will get this special gift}

{okay so I am addicted to these little Ballerinas- all they need for a "change of clothes" is a small paint brush, tacky glue and glitter!}
If your HOPPING here is you next blog:
Denise Hahn: <----- are="are" here="here" span="span" you="you">
Kristin Wilson: <----- go="go" here="here" span="span">

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Holiday Kit Sneak Peek!

Wow, this month is going by so quickly. I may have over done it! I guess you really don't know your limits until you push the limit right? Work, Design Teams, Roller Derby, kit making,  Event swaps and Metalsmithing class have all sort of got a little overwhelming! In a good way though, but I think once my metalsmith class ends things will be much calmer. I have a great way of doing all of my crafting though...I pretend I am on Project Runway! I pick my project, then put myself on a time limit. Only so much time to hit "Mood" aka my craft supply stash, then I just hunker down and do it! It makes me realize how much pressure those designers are under, especially when you don't have your design concept down. So I design in my head whilst doing other things. Like checking out groceries, or waiting in line at a fast food restaurant, and of course while getting a massage. I pop my ideas into a little book I keep in my glove box, then when I do sit down to create I have something to go by and it goes much quicker! Anyway- on Thursday I will be releasing my Holiday Kit. It's a Nutcracker Sweet Crown. There is a limited supply so I will be also offering just the pattern and instructions. The instructions are in ibook format if you have an iPad. If not it will come in PDF format.

{ It will look lovely on a mantle or in a table center piece. There's room to make it your own style too. Please keep an eye on my blog and facebook this Thursday for the release!