Friday, December 18, 2009
I am the type of person who needs inspiration when I'm crafting. Rarely do I have the imagination to come up with something on my own! And I generally go in spurts when it comes to crafting. Either I make nothing for long stretches of time, or I make a bunch of things all at once. That was the case this week. I am inspired by Twyla & Lindsey @ Two Crazy Crafters, because they are having a Sugar Kissed Christmas, and they seem to craft every day! They inspired me to make this:
I love the banner that my daughter made for me so much, that I decided to use the little girl from it! This is my first time ever making something like this, so please be gentle with your criticism! I know I have alot to learn, but it sure was fun making this, and I think Lindsey and Twyla have created a monster. Actually two, because my daughter wants to make some Valentine ones with me!
A close-up of the glitter. I love the Stickles glitter that they recommended, and now I want it in every color!
I bought this shadowbox at Dollar Tree probably a year ago, and it has sat in the basement ever since.
Elizabeth at Creative Breathing is another great inspiration to me, because it seems she is crafting every single day. She inspired me to use the blue on the box, instead of using the typical red or green for Christmas. Hey, if I can use red, white and blue, I'm always happy!
I couldn't use the glitter on the inside of the door, because then it wouldn't shut properly.
When Pam @ One Gal's Trash showed her jewelled tree, I whined about how I always wanted to make one but didn't have any old jewelry. She took pity on me, and dug through her stash and sent me a box of bling! I couldn't have made it without her, and now I need to find a nicer frame to do it justice!
And for this last project, I can't remember which blog I saw it on, so I apologize for not giving credit where it's due. These are packages of felt coasters from the dollar section at Michaels and a spool of ribbon from Hobby Lobby.
I made a little banner or garland for the shelves in the living room. Very simple and easy to do. A swipe of the glue stick and you're done.
A close-up of the coasters. So I would like to thank all of you ladies who inspire me every day. Goodness knows I need it!