I love Christmas, at least I love decorating my home for Christmas. Last year when everything went on sale after the holidays, I purchased a new green tree (we usually have a white one). I decorated it with blue, pink, purple, green, and silver ornaments and silver beads and a big silver bow and star at the top. I really love how it turned out and look forward to coming home to turn the lights on everyday. Makes me happy!
This past year, I have had a lot of fun creating door wreaths for my front door. I have never lived in a neighborhood where I wanted to decorate my front porch like I do at our house in Cedar Park. This style of wreath is one of the easiest I have ever made; anyone can do it.
4 large rolls of ribbon (Black sparkle)
Embellishments, these are from Michaels (Boo, spiders, orange glitter sticks, pumpkin)
12 in Embroidery hoop
To make this:
I have had a lot of fun decorating my new house. My kitchen/dinning room is done in Grey, Yellow, and White. I love the color combination, and already had a lot of items to hang on the walls. In my new house, I found that I have more wall space than I had in my old house, so I decided to make some new things to add more color. I found some big canvas' on sale at Hobby Lobby, then cut out the words "You Are My Sunshine" using my cricut and some vinyl. Next, I taped off the sun and rays using some washi tape and painted them yellow. Then I used the negative space as stencils to paint the words grey. Once it all dried, I removed all the tape/washi tape...then it was put up on my wall. I really love how it turned out and am looking forward to making more.
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Lawn Fawn: Milk and Cookies Stamp Set, Stitched Circle Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Staz On Black, Stamps of Life Strawberry Ink
Paper: Forever in Time, Perfect Prints (Stars & Fruit) 6X6 paper pad; Kraft Cardstock, white cardstock
Other: Spectrum Noir Markers, Ranger Alcohol Inks, White Gelly Roll Pen, Clear Wink of Stella Pen, The stamp sets on the eggs were just a mixture of old stamps I had around my craft room, sorry I can't tell you the maker.
If You Give a Crafter A Cookie
Cute Card Thursday
Cards 4 Galz
A good friend of mine asked me to make a banner for a bridal shower that she was helping to plan. She wanted a banner that said "Soon To Be Mrs. Gulley," clean, simple, and elegant. I cut the banner in white cardstock, using Craft Room Basics. I used a rounded corner square, then added a small circle in each corner, so that they would all match. There is nothing worse than trying to line up the holes using a hole punch. Next I cut the letters and the heart (in pink sparkle paper) using Plantin Schoolbook, and embossed them using a Damask Darice embossing folder. Then it was as easy as attaching everything together and stringing it all using a black satin ribbon.
Come to find out, I forgot the E in Gulley, so I had to come back and make another, but that was easy enough since I had saved the file in Craft Room.
Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook & Craft Room Basics
Cuttlebug: Damask Darice Embossing Folder
Paper: DCWV the glitter cardstock stack & Recollections cardstock
Ribbon: Black Satin Ribbon (don't remember where I bought it, but it was prob. Jo Ann's or Michaels)
Hiding In My Craft Room
My Craft Spot
It's challenge time over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog! This week we are each challenged to create a project, using at least one Cricut cut, that has sparkle and bling. This challenge was really easy for me, as I love sparkle and bling, and think that any project benefits from a bit of shine.
My name is JoNeita Kelly and I have been crafting for at least the last 20 years. I live in Forney, Texas with my son, Dallas. I am a High School teacher and Cheerleading Coach. I love to craft and to continue to improve my photography and editing skills whenever I have free time. What I love most is telling our story using pictures, it is the most important gift I can leave my family.
Former Design Team Member for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog