Sunday, January 5, 2014

Holiday Hangover?!

Not really.  I love the holidays, the few days following January 1st...not so much.  The holidays were great and I had a lot of fun with friends and family.  There were a few gatherings, a night at the theatre, and strolling through Christmas lights.  I have since taken down the Christmas tree and the stockings (sad) but have yet to tackle the lights outside or some of the remaining indoor decor.  Trying to organize it before I put them away as to not recreate the chaos of the junkroom isn't making anything go quickly.  At least I'll blame it on that and not lack of drive to do anything useful (guess that won't be a New Years resolution).  Over the holidays I did quite a few projects as presents (though not Christmas cards, who do you think I am Martha Stewart?) and now that the recipients have seen them I can share them with you!  It was very nice to use some older products from my stash.  As every good hoarder knows it makes you feel much better when you bring in lots of new goodies! The beads I made from cardstock, glue, diamond glaze, and crystal effects.  I watched a video from Jennibellie on YouTube and knew my sister could appreciate them.  The canvases came out better than expected.  I had never attempted anything like them but since it was like art journaling I really enjoyed doing them.
So now that the holidays are over I should have tons of time to do whatever crafting I'd like, right?  Well not exactly.  I'm a very lucky girl and I have a lot coming up in this new year and for this first month it involves a few projects that I'm doing as gifts.  Once I give them to these special people I will be sure to share them with you.  Hope everyone had a very merry Christmas and that your new year is filled with happiness and health!

Using old products, yay!

One of the pages

Okay so the pic is upside down but a little photo book for my sister in law

Again upside down but you pull out the tabs to see the pics

Stamped washi tape for my sister (Stampin'Up set)

The bead making process

Finished product!  I loved this idea

Mama's gift

Daddy and Cristina's gift

The flappers and I at our annual Gaslight Christmas Theatre

Christmas lights

Party with friends and we brought Roxy too!


  1. Love the Beads Can't wait to find just the right project. You'll have to send me a link to the how to video.