Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Merry Christmas Ornament

Hello everyone! This week the Joy's Life DT is making projects with Sparkle & Shine! I used a glass ornament and filled the inside with melted crayons! I saw this on TV the other day and couldn't wait to try it! I have done the glitter & acrylic paint, but never melted crayons! It was really simple & came out so pretty! For this one I used red, green & white crayons....and for my stamp I used "Merry Christmas" from Wintery Puns :)

To make these, you need to take the paper off the crayons and break into small pieces (I used my scissors) place in the ornament & using your heat gun (or blow dryer) heat the crayons and as they melt twirl the ornament to get a good coverage. **Ornaments will obviously be HOT...USE GLOVES!!!** 

I found that colors that are too close together (like bright pink & purple) didn't "swirl" very well....but go ahead & try these with your favorite colors! They are fun & turn out gorgeous! 

To see ALL of Joy's amazing stamp sets and to see her awesome bundle prices click HERE! 

And a quick note....I want to wish my Mom a SUPER HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Love you Mom!! <3 

Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Happy Holly Days

Wow it has been almost a month since I have posted last! Time is just flying by & we have been so busy around here! The DT had a week off for Thanksgiving & my son was home for college so I totally took advantage of that & didn't do ANY crafting at all!! BUT for some reason, when I don't do any crafting my craft table becomes a catch all for everything in the house! So by the time Thanksgiving was over, I couldn't even see any of the my table! Ugh! but I finally got it all cleared off, took some time to also declutter some of the house so we could get our holiday decorations out! And now we are in full Christmas mode! Decorating, shopping, making plans....I love this time of year! 

But I wanted to show my weekly post for Joy's Life DT real quick! We also made this at my last Card Club and they LOVED it!! This is a die cut that I have access to at work and some Hobby Lobby paper and tons of embellishments! :) I used "Happy Holly Days" from Joys set Wintery Puns to complete my tree! 

Let me know if you have any questions! :) I'm not even going to try & promise a post soon! LOL! I keep doing that and then don't get around to it...BUT New Years is coming! Time for resolutions! I am sure one of mine will be to post more on my blog! :) 

Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Warm Decemberrr Wishes

Ok it's that time!! Time to start the Christmas cards!! :) My first one is for my weekly post for Joy's Life DT! I used "Warm Decemberrr Wishes" from Wintery Puns. I just love the crisp white and glittery look of this card! 

I inked the edges of my white piece with red Archival Ink just to give it a little pop! I used Star Dust Stickles on my snowflakes (Snowflakes embossing folder from SU) and I had a branch that I got from a friend (Die cut from Memory Box) so I inked that lightly with Gathered Twigs distress ink. I added some Distress Stickles (Picket Fence) to the branches for a snowy effect. Then added a small red bird "button" I had to bring out more red! I really love how it turned out!!   

Here is a close-up of the stamp & some of the glittery awesomeness! Lol!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! My brother's wedding was Saturday, and I have pics of the invites, programs and more that I did, so I will be posting those in the next couple of days!! 

Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Love You To The Core

Hello! Thanks for stopping by today to see my post for Joy's Life DT! I am up to my eyeballs in wedding preparations right now (My baby brother is getting married on Saturday!!!) and I have been working on programs, place cards, table numbers etc! So my post today was a nice break from all the purple, silver & ivory! LOL!! 

This week we are doing "Food Themes" and I am using "Love You To The Core" from It's All Fall Puns....It's nice to be able to use "Fall" stamps for a Not Fall Project! :)

I really enjoyed the break but now back to wedding stuff! I am a bridesmaid, Hubby is a groomsman & both boys are ushers! Whew!! So many details, so little time! 

Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Joy's Life DT On The Table Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to The DT Blog Hop for Joy's Life! You should have come from Julie's blog, but if not, start back at the beginning over at Joy's Blog!

This month our theme is "On The Table" featuring projects to use to decorate your Thanksgiving table this year!

I made a stamped candle using stamps from Joy's set It's All Fall Puns....

I love stamping on candles! It is so simple! First stamp on white tissue paper, cut out (as close to the stamp as you can) place on candle....cover candle with was paper & heat with your heat gun. You can see the wax melting and when you peel away the wax paper, it is just stunning!!

I cut some leaves on my Cricut and of course Stickled them up! :) I just used Glue Dots to attach them to the bottom of the candle...And I added some Stickles to the top edge for some more glitz! I heard a great tip a while back when using these candles....Burn the top down just enough to set a tealight in the hole so that you don't mess up your gorgeous candle!

Hope you enjoyed my post today and next you will hop on over the super talented Lori to see what she has to show you!

Here is the entire line up in case you get lost along the way....

Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A Little Something To Gobble Tag

Hello! This week at Joy's Life DT we are creating Fall Decor...well we are SUPPOSED to be creating Fall Decor!! I procrastinated and didn't do my project last week and now I have hurt my back and can't/don't want to sit at my craft table for long so I whipped up this cute Thanksgiving tag that can be added to any special gift or card! Not really Fall Decor but....that's what I get for thinking "oh I have plenty of time to do my project" Ugh!!! Although I do have say I really like my tag! Not too shabby for last minute & in pain! Lol!! I used "A Little Something To Gobble" from It's All Fall Puns and some super cute Thanksgiving dimensional stickers to jazz it up a bit! I also used Magic Mesh (Have I said how much I love this stuff?)  And Mercury Glass Stickles!

Oh and one more quick Mom brag...can I just say how handsome my boys looked when they went to the Homecoming Dance this past weekend?? They are so awesome!! :) :)

Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Too Cute To Spook

This week over at Joy's Life, the DT is using BLING in our projects!!! Woo Hoo!! If you have seen my blog before you know I LOVE bling!! :) :) I used "Too Cute To Spook" from Halloween Puns...

Ok, so here is the story with this...I wanted to use this ghost (In person, it looks like it's "floating" on the card!!) so I start looking for papers and bling to use....well, I had been working on other projects as well and didn't realize I had some purple ink on my craft mat...guess what happened??? 

You guessed it...I dropped the sticker and of course it fell face first into the purple ink...Sooo....I made my ghost purple! :) 

I don't think it turned out too bad! :) I outlined him in Purple Stickles & added some purple rhinestones too! 

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥
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