Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas to all!

My best wishes to everyone for a peaceful holiday season.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Oh, Christmas Trees...

A little trio of tiny trees for a table top. Sometimes simplicity offers us a bit of serenity in a crazy season.
There is so much alliteration in those two sentences, my old fifth grade teacher Mrs. Koniknik would be proud.
But seriously, my intention was to keep these simple to remind myself that although glitter and glitz is grand, (see what I did?) 'simple' reminds me to pause, slow down, take a breath.

As usual, most of my supplies come from the wonderful Alpha Stamps. I think this might be a fun project to with children...there's not a lot of cutting to do and the supplies are pretty simple. Paper, findings, wooden blocks, glue, glitter and some trees.

Supply list at the bottom of the page

It's a Santa Stack! And by gosh, by golly, the whole thing is made of blocks and looks kinda like a Christmas tree.

Yep, I've had blocks on my brain (no jokes about block heads, please) what with all the ornaments I make for the holidays. (see some of them HERE) and really, I like blocks. The shape is pleasing and you can do so much with them in any size you want.

This would be another fun project to do with kids. Once again, the same materials used...just a totally different look and configuration.
So if you've got any kidlets around, go play with some blocks with them. I bet they come up with some spectacular stuff!
Psst.....the Santa hat was made with some red paper cut in a Santa hat shape and some fluff pulled off a Q-tip. 

Supplies link for the Oh, Christmas Trees HERE
Supplies for the Santa Stack are HERE

Santa Stack Supplies:
Retro Bottle Brush Tree Set-Green
German Bouilon-Red
1 Inch Wide Wooden Finial
Medium Wooden Finial
Small Wooden Finial (turned upside down and use for the tree)
Bo Bunny Double Dot Vintage Wasabi Scrapbook paper
Double Dot Vintage Wildberry Scrapbook Paper
Twas The Night Before Christmas Scrapbook Paper (the flip side of the title paper..used for the background stripe behind the middle Santas)
Christmas Stocking Stripes Collage Sheet
Silly Santas Collage Sheet
Santa Toys Collage Sheet
Round Pendant Collage Sheet  (used for the top block)
Mother Goose Checkers Scrapbook Paper
2 Inch Wooden Cube Block
1-1/2 Inch Wooden Cube Block
Lime Green Stickles
Christmas Red Stickles
7mm Flower Washers

Oh Christmas Trees Supplies:
Retro Bottle Brush Tree Set- both Green and Dyeable
Wooden Blocks-
2 Inch, 1-1/2 Inch, 1 Inch, 7/8 Inch
White Pearl Mix Tin
4mm Fused Pearls-Gold (for the smallest tree)
Crystal Stickles (but could use Diamond)
Red Round Fire Polished Glass Beads (top of Trees)
Fancy Swirl Bead Cap (inside the crown)
Fancy Star Bead Cap 
Star Filigree
Mixed Gold Filigrees
7mm Flower Washers
Small Flat Dragonfly
Small Flying Bee Charms
Medium Bee Charms
Any color papers you choose for your blocks!