Friday, December 18, 2009

Crafting Inspiration

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!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Very cute crafts! I love all the glitter and festive colours. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Christmas blessings,

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh Carol! I am so impressed with your crafting abilities! I oohed and aahed over each thing you made! I am honored that we may have had just a little influence in your creations. That shadow box is just so precious! Thank you for sharing these and I think you should have fun with it and make more things. I can't wait to see what you make for Valentine's day! Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I think you did a great job with your crafts and really half or more of the fun is in the making, but rest assured they turned out very cute!!!! Love the shadow box and the banner is so cute, easy and thrifty! You have inspired me. I would love to make the tree so will start collecting glitz for next year!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I think you did a marvelous job! This is what I love about blogland - there's inspiration everywhere. I really like your little shadowbox. I just want to step inside that little world you created.

Lisa said...

Oh it is all great! I missed the felt snowflakes at Micheals! I love felt snowflakes!!
Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Lisa

Dawn said...

They all turned out great Carol. I so wish I could get my act together and have both the time and space to do some crafting. I use to do a lot and now I miss it so much.

Some good new, my dad checked out the wash house and says it's not in too bad of shape and thinks he can fix it up for me with out spending too much. Yay! I might get a craft place after all!

Christmas hugs,

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I think it is beautiful!!!!!!!
What a sweet image! I love how you used the ric rac too!
I am glad you liked the stickles!It comes in over 50 colors!!!!!!
It's perfectly sugar kissed!
Thank you for sharing!

Jocelyn said...

I am so much the same way. I don't have a lot of creative inspiration on my own. Your crafts turned out very cute. And I LOVE your sweet banner!


Protector of Vintage said...

Wow! All of your crafts look so lovely and I have enjoyed your previous posts that have displayed your charming vintage Christmas treasures. Have a wonderful holiday!!

Simply Shelley said...

You are very crafty....love it all....but,the shadowbox is my favorite......blessings

Unknown said...


What a nice job on everything! I am like you, I take a lot to get started (like a craft room that I can work in) but then I have fun! I bought those coasters at Michaels in the white, I didn't get the red....but what a fun idea for three dollars! And I love you little box and plaque....good work! Wow! Now you inspre me too!

Unknown said...

You go girl...sprinkle and glue, cut and paste, color and dip, fold and mold...life is good with a little help from your friends!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oh, I love what you created, dearie! No criticisms from me, just admiration!!!

One Gal's Trash said...

Found it! Your jewel tree is just wonderful so festive and colorful...LOVE IT! The shadowbox is charming too.
Merry Merry!