Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sophie Blog Hop this Saturday!

Be sure to join in on the Sophie blog Hop {featuring projects using the Circle Exclusive cart named Sophie} hosted by Michele.

Winner from the Me and Mickey Blog Hop

Congratulations to the winner of the envelope full of Disney stickers and embellishments! And the winner is. . .gramjak! Send me an email ( with your mailing address and I'll get the envelope mailed off to you!

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who visited my blog! :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Paper Bag Turkey

A few years back, Family Fun had a cute Thanksgiving project using a brown paper grocery bag as the body of a turkey and it was filled with popcorn for munching. Well, that took a lot of popcorn to fill that grocery bag and no one really wanted popcorn before our Thanksgiving meal. So last year when I found some little silver trays at the Dollar Tree, I decided to make a smaller version and fill it with candy, for after dinner.

The body is a lunch bag and the legs are two small "parts" bags from Ace hardware (I just turned them inside out to hide the markings). The paper frill for the legs was cut using George and Basic Shapes, the leafy greens for the platter is a leaf from Pooh and Friends and the carrot curls are paper strips rolled with a quilling tool.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Tepee Card and Treat Box~All in One!

Here is a little tepee that I designed in Cricut Craft Room, using George and Basic Shapes, based on a pizza box design. The little Indian girl is made using Paper Doll Dress Up.

 I wanted it to open so I could add a sentiment in it. Once it was completed, I realized I could also add a few treats!
 These will decorate the table on Thanksgiving but I'm also seeing that triangle "pizza" box as a tree. . .maybe a Christmas tree!  :)

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Mickey Treat Box

Hello and Welcome to the Me and Mickey's Birthday Blog Hop! You should have come to my blog from Rexann, the birthday girl. If you didn't and want to start at the beginning of the hop, head to Michele's Blog. Today we are celebrating Rexann's birthday (which is today) and Mickey Mouse's birthday (which was yesterday)!


My project to help celebrate is a little Mickey Treat Box! I made this using the Mickey and Friends cart. It's cute enough as it is,

but it's even cuter when you open it and see the candy inside!

I cut 3/4 inch circles and the Mickey glove and glued them to Hershey's Kisses! Yummy!  And, once the candy is gone, you can fill the box with paper clips or Disney memorabilia or whatever you want! And, just so Mickey doesn't get lonely,

there's a Minnie Mouse box too! And, of course, her box is also filled with candy,

some "dressed up" Hershey's Nuggets!

I hope you have a wonderful birthday Rexann! The next stop on the hop is Laura. Before you go, become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already) and leave a comment telling of your favorite birthday memory and one lucky person will win an envelope filled with Disney embellishments and stickers! 

Thanks for stopping by!  :)

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Me and Mickey Blog Hop Tomorrow

You're invited to join us for a Me and Mickey Blog Hop on November 19 to celebrate Mickey and Rexann's birthday! The hop will start at Michele Green's blog and I'm stop number 6! I hope you'll hop on by tomorrow!

Catching Up!

Wow! Things have sure been busy for me these past few weeks. I've been creating and will hopefully get some new projects posted soon. But for now, I need to announce the winner of the Gingerbread Cart from the Winter/Christmas Blog Hop. So without further ado. . .Congratulations to Penny! Your comment was chosen using Please send me your mailing address to and I'll send your cart out!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by during the hop!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas Tree Tea Light

I am so excited to be hosting a Winter/Christmas themed Blog Hop today! Nineteen other creative crafters have a winter or Christmas themed project {some blogs have both} created for you! So sit back, relax and start hopping!

My first project for the hop is a Christmas Tree Tea Light Holder {you know I love those little battery operated tea lights}!  Today's post will have the photos and there will be a tutorial and cut file added in a day or two. Sorry I didn't have time to get it ready with all my prep for the South Carolina Circle Meet Up.

I used CCR and the George cart to create a four-sided triangle box. Then I layered on each side, the swirly tree from the Christmas Solutions cart.  Glued the tree to a scalloped square from Mini Monograms that I had added a circle cutout in the center. Glued that to the shirt box, that also has a circle cutout, from Tags, Bags, Boxes and more. And added a star from George.

I used the shirt box not only for the base, but also for access to a battery operated tea light!

Once the tea light is turned on, close the box and you have a beautiful, glowing decoration or gift!

The other project I have today is a cute little gingerbread man, ready for winter! The gingerbread man is from Paper Doll Dress Up, his hat is from Everyday Paper Dolls and his scarf is from Winter Woodland.

But, there's not just one. . .they are 50 of him! This is only half of the group.I made these for a tag swap. I do still need to add the ribbon hanger.

Blog Candy!!!
Before you head to the next blog, become a follwer of my blog {if you aren't already} and leave a comment for a chance to win a Gingerbread Seasonal cart!

Here's the blog hop list:

1. Paulette at  <<<START
2. Debbie at  <<<Next stop
8. Michele at 

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Few More Halloween Projects

Here are a couple of Halloween projects I never posted.

A set of decorative blocks {made from the file I created for the FALL set} with Halloween images/words on each side. My family had a lot of fun rearranging these!

And a single and triple test tube candy holder! Even the teenagers were impressed with these!

Be sure to come back on Saturday for the Winter/Christmas Blog Hop! I'll have a couple of new projects to share.