Saturday, November 15, 2014

Creative Paperclay® Ornament

Hi All-It is my turn up on the Creative Paperclay® blog!

I have a super easy ornament to make, did I say super easy? Yes I did!

Come on over and see how easy it is to make this ornament!

Let's go, HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Vintage Kitchen my Recipes

 Vintage Kitchen

I seriously can't wait for these dies to come out!!!

They are so versatile.

My recipe for the Cocoa mug?

This one is a gift card holder                  This one is a mixed media painting 8 X 10 canvas
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This next sample is from a class that I took while Eileen was on the Paper Trail! I had to see Scotty and Eileen in person! I could not let them just pass me by. Eileen came to Colorado and by gosh I was going to see her! And I am happy to say, I was able to meet her and visit Scotty! I drove 3 hours down the hill just to see her! It was worth every minute!

Now in all honesty, I did not finish this in class! I was to busy talking and helping others! I ended up staying all day!

So here is my take with the Sugar Bowl and Creamer Set! (As taught by Eileen)

Cream and Sugar~What's not to love about these darling dies? You could use them flat on a card!
 OR..................assemble them to add little packs of tea or sugar or whatever treat you can think of!
I just used the spoon for this card.....simple and cute!

I love this Recipe Box die! You can use in in so many ways!
I used mine to make mini journal pages.

This final die that I was lucky enough to play with, is really going to be fun! I have already seen some pretty amazing things created with this Cookie Box die! This is my take on it, I just thought it would be cute to put some trinkets in. 
Hold my rings on my night stand. It could be a candy holder. 
One of the designers made it into a vintage cat for Halloween! So CUTE!
See it HERE!

I am sure you are going to LOVE the VINTAGE KITCHEN line!

I know I WILL have some in my stash for sure!!!

 Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Glue Dots® Blog Hop~Turkey Surprise Box

Turkey Surprise Box

This year I have focused the post on the kids. They show up and they are bored waiting for the turkey to get done. All these people wanting hugs. Give them something to do! You could prep this for the younger ones, or have the older kids help the younger ones. Either way it is a win, win!

Let's get started!

Materials needed

*Cardstock ~  red, orange, green, yellow, purple
*Wiggle eyes
*Small boxes (see tools)
*Template (optional as you could use your own drawing)


*Glue Dots® Lines
*Glue Dots® Craft
*Glue Dots® Mini
*Sizzix Die Cut Machine
*Eileen Hull/Sizzix Block/Cube 3D die


1. Die cut box - or purchase already made

2. Copy and cut out templates

3.Place Glue Dots® Lines on the flaps of box, all but one and assemble

4. Color box as desired

5. Place Craft Glue Dots® onto each feather and head. Adhere to the front of box

6. Place Mini Glue Dots® on beak, eyes, and gobbler (OK, what is the hanging thing called? LOL!) and adhere

***Optional-add name to the front and use for name place at table

***When they are finished, tell them you will fill it with a surprise and put it at the table. When they are finished eating, they may open the box for the surprise!

***Templates are included. Print out on 8 1/2" X 11"

For my recipe share, I am going to share one of my families favorite recipe. My late Mother in Law would make Chestnut Dressing for Thanksgiving and they all loved it! (I love it without the olives) It quickly became one of my Dads favorites also!

Chestnut Dressing

Large batch, just so you know

You will need

Brown all in 1 stick of butter
3 onions                           6 Stalks of Celery
3 pounds hamburger        1 pound of pork
1 can of water chestnuts chopped
2 1/2 teaspoons of salt (I don't add that much)
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 1//2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon thyme
16 green olives-sliced or chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup bread crumbs (the kind in the tin)
Mix together
chill overnight
Bake for 1 hour @ 350

So there you go, Turkey gift boxes for the kids and stuffing for the adults!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and don't forget to stop at the rest of the design team blogs!

Donna you are here

Glue Dots®

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Halloween ATB FUN!

Hope your having a wonderful spooky fall!

It is my week for the Eileen Inspiration team and I am super excited to share my spooky fun!

Sooooo much fun with boxes! Who Knew?

Eileen Hull Knew, That's WHO!

There is so much you can do with These boxes, it is AMAZING! Just go and check Eileen's blog and you can see so many ideas!

This is mine for this month's
ART WITH A HEART CHALLENGE "Tricks and Treats" theme!

I started with one idea in my head and it went completely the other way!
I guess my hands wanted to do one thing and my head another!
So I combined the two and this is what happened!

So I started with this spring and this piece I took off a dress form. I then used Creative Paperclay® and sculpted a cat head. So easy! Let that dry overnight.

So while my cat head was drying, I cut my ATB's using Eileen's Die #658984 called Blocks/Cubes 3D. I cut 2 of each size using Sizzix's Little Sizzles Mat board in black. Did you know they carry this Matboard in Whtie, Black and Cream. Love This Matboard for so many projects. It is very sturdy!

 I then cut my papers for each size of the ATB's. Paper's are from Cosmo Cricket "Haunted Line".
I have to say this line is old, but still to this date

I adhered each of the papers to the ATB's. Then I proceeded to put the blocks together.

I started to play around with the blocks, then decided on paint colors and started to decorate the ATB's.

I painted my cats head and varnished it and attached the spring with E6000.
Added the cat to the smallest block.

Here you can see how I added Studio 490 crackled texture paste by Wendy Vecchi. I added her Fern Green Archival ink to the paste to add color to it. I just spread it here and there, no special technique here. I added some burnt orange acrylic paint here and there also. When all pastes and paints were dry I adhered the cubes together with Crafter's Pick "The Ultimate" glue.

Add your embellishments. I choose to add arms to the small ATB. This was done by cutting a small slit into the side of the box and sliding the arms into the box. I used some of Tim Holtz's embellishment to finish off the piece.

 I love the way it turned out!

This picture I had to play with and add some spookyness to it!

NOW I have a super easy bonus project! Super fun for the kids to do, with your help!

 Cut out all kinds of Blocks out of the Block/Cube 3D die.

Punch out a pumpkin face out and add tissue paper to the inside.

 Put battery operated candles inside and stack or place around the house! So cute!

Super simple!

Now it is your turn! Make something with the theme "Tricks and Treat" using one of Eileen Hulls Dies. If you do not have one of Eileen's dies, you can still enter! Now if you have a chance to win one of Eileen Hull's die!

So enter, before it's to late! Enter your link HERE

Art with Heart Challenge October "Tricks & Treats" Sizzix Prize Pack |

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fun Stuff with Creative Paperclay®!

It is my turn at the Creative Paperclay® blog!

I have a few projects I am sharing this week, so I hope you go visit to see what I have been up to!

Head over by clicking HERE!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Creative Paperclay Blog Hop!

It's that time!

Time for Creative Paperclay® Halloween Link Up Blog Hop!

There is still time for you to link up! Go HERE to link up.

For my project I wanted to try something new for me. I wanted a tree with arms sticking out beyond the base. I am so happy how this turned out! I love that I was able to accomplish this. Creative Paperclay® sure works well for this.

I am really enjoying working with Creative Paperclay®!

I hope you like what I have done!

 I have also been working on some Halloween wands for decorations!
Lots of Creative Paperclay® fun!
 Here is a picture of the scarecrow. The wand is a vintage bobbin. His hat is made with wool felt! Such a fun piece!

Did you know if you LINK UP you will receive a package of Creative Paperclay®!

I hope you enjoyed my projects!  Make sure you leave a comment on each of the blogs, PRIZE involved!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

I am up at Creative Paperclay Blog!

It is my turn at the Creative Paperclay® blog!

Today I am just giving a reminder tip about water and slip.

How to fix a crack after your piece has dried!

Reminder.......also to sign up for our Link up Blog Hop!

 WE want YOU to Link up!

Link Up Blog HOP
So if you are having troubles with your pieces cracking, head over to the Creative Paperclay® blog and find out how to fix the cracks fast and easy!