Friday, November 18, 2016

Winter Wonderland Blog Hop with Eileen Hull and DCWV

Hey there! Thanks for joining us :) 
I hope this blog hop has inspired you to get crafty! 

These are the supplies I used for the projects: Eileen Hull's Twist and Style tool along with the Cranberry Christmas and Gift Tag stacks from DCWV: 

I made these boxes from the Gift Tag stack. The boxes AND the embellishments are already die cut in there! just punch it out and assemble! 

 I used the twist and style tool to twist my thin strands of twine into a thicker, more decorative accent for these presents. I also added blue moon beads charms to some of the boxes. 

The acetate doily IS IN the stack!!! How awesome is that?!

I twisted gray/white and red twine here. These little boxes are so versatile, they don't have to be used just for the hoildays. 

I love this one! The thin red and green twines just scream Christmas when twisted together! And how cute is that little penguin?! The stars and snowflake on these boxes are in the stack too! 

This is the classic 'candy cane' colors twisted together into thicker/cuter twine with a little snowman friend :) 

I also made a layout about last year's Christmas tree! 

I love adding different textures on my layouts and this was really fun! 
I twisted multicolored, metallic embroidery floss with thin red twine and it looks so freaking cool!

I really like to hide my journaling and a circle of twine makes a great little 'pull tab' for my hidden journaling cards.  

The twist and style tool was really easy to use and I can't wait to try other things, like making bracelets!   

I hope you enjoyed the hop and good luck... I hear there are prizes to be won! 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Pumpkin Chandelier

Hello! This is Karla. I have a home decor project to share with you using the DIY pumpkins project stack.
In the very back of the stack, there are directions for how to assemble a pumpkin chandelier. I loved that idea and made my own version:  

I assembled the pumpkin using the instructions included and used fishing line to attach it to the top 'bow' part of the chandelier. I made 2' bows' instead of 4.
Since I'm looking at this from underneath, I doubled up the big hanging 'leaves' and glued them wrong sided together so I wouldn't have a white side showing underneath.

I hung the pumpkin chandelier with garden twine and  stapled on some of the leaves that are included in the stack. 

I also happen to have this stack: 
which comes with a set of string lights. 
Since I'n not ready to hang up the Christmas decor yet, I hung the lights along the twine and I love the effect. It's so cozy! 

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November stack-a-holic challenge

Does anyone else think that October went by in a flash? I definitely do! 
But at least a new month gives us a new excuse to craft with the DCWV challenge :) 
I've been participating in these long before I was part of the design team. They're still my favorite monthly challenge :) 

Here's my take on this month's sketch:

This is my baby painting with watercolors at the LACMA. They have a great children's room there with many different media for painting. 

She's loved painting since she was tiny. She still does and now she also has her own set of stamps and washi tape because she kept 'borrowing' mine lol. 

So maybe she's not a brilliant artist...yet. But we really enjoy her work :) 

Here's the sketch from eternally inspired mama

Make sure you visit the DCWV blog for the rules and more inspiration from the team!