Sunday, November 23, 2014

November IARC


I hope everyone is ready for the Thanksgiving Holiday and Black Friday shopping!!! I can't wait for the holidays to start!  Here is November submission for IAR challenge. This month's challenge is to make a gift tag and the theme is Christmas.

Here is my tag I made for IAR challenge...

I was inspired to make a nutcracker theme from the Graphic 45 paper below-
 Isn't it stunning???
The image size on the paper itself was too large to make a tag, my original plan was set the tag like a stage performance. To fuzzy cut 2-3 smaller ballerinas adding the nutcracker and embellish with IAR flowers. I remembered I brought a nutcracker embellishment last year.  It is now lost somewhere in my craft stash or thrown away accidentally. 
Not wanting to give up my original idea, I thought I can buy a nutcracker embellishment at my local Michaels. I hit to 2 nearest Michaels and there was no stock of the nutcracker. I was desperate to stop by Container Store (yes they sell craft items), Marshalls, and TJMaxx. No sign of the nutcracker...
I found local paper supply store which have a small scrapbook area. These are what they have left:


The sizes of the nutcrackers are way off. LOL. I made my decision to buy the mini nutcrackers. The minis looked awfully cute, I couldn't resist not buying them.  The other one looks too Godzilla big.
After setting my ballerinas and minis around, I decided to change my original plan and make my tag with humor.  I have added the Martha Stewart glitter eyelash to add along with the flowers and as a tag hanger.
Love how it came out and how I incorporate with what I have.  This tag cracked me up every time I look at this:
Whenever I come across my nutcracker embellie, I'll make my original version of the tag.  I have also submit this tag to the Nutcrafters Challenge.
Thanks for viewing!!!


Monday, November 17, 2014

Shabby Chic Bottle

Hi All,

Today I want to share a project I made that has a shabby chic theme to it. This is my first try on altering a glass bottle making it look oh so shabby chic! I was impressed of how it turned out.  The colors makes me happy looking at it despite the gloomy fall weather we are having here. Here is how it looks:

All items are from my accumulated stash ready for use:

*Lace trims was purchased from msgardengrove1 at Esty
*White beaded trims was purchased from FB-Destash Your Crafts
*Pink and Green Flowers are from Prima
*2 Tone Cherry Blossoms are from a RAK from Aliscia.
(Check out her blog out at and
YT: I scrap happy)

Here's another view of my altered bottle. I may want to use as a fragrance diffuser, what do you think?



Sunday, November 2, 2014

My Card Entry for Challenge

Hiya! I am starting to enjoy participating in more challenges. This is new to me, something don't normally do.It motivates me to craft and gives me reason to use my crafty stash.  With that said, today I want to share my card entry to Crafty Steals Card Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

Below is a sketch from Crafty Steals - Card Challenge - October

Here is my card entry I used from the Crafty Steals Sketch -  

Thinking of you Card
 Thanks for visiting!