Friday, November 16, 2012

Santa Roll Basket

Hi Everyone,

Brrrrrr, it's starting to get cold. Lisa here from Lisa's Craft Room posting my project for the month. Thanks Sheila for having me. Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? I know I have so much to be Thankful for, which I am everyday :)

I decided to make a cute Santa out of a toilet paper roll. I've seen these darling baskets on Angie's blog. I love them and they make cute little gifts or decorations. She made Halloween ones, I made a Halloween one also, but thought I'd try a Santa one. I think it came out so cute.

Using a toilet paper roll, you flatten it and cut it at 1 3/8".  I inked the edge of the roll with black so the roll color doesn't show. The outside paper (red) is 5 1/2" x 1 3/8" and the inside paper (black), (which you just glue inside) is 5 3/16" x 1 3/8". I cut a scallop from the Elegant Edges cartridge at 2" and a 1 3/4" circle from a punch which you glue on the scallop, then glue to the bottom of the roll to reinforce it as a base for the bottom. I saw that I put the buckle on the seam side so I fixed it so that the seam is in the back.

I added a black ribbon with a soda tab as a buckle. I glued two silver skittles as buttons. The handle is a piece of black cardstock with a piece of patterned paper glued as a strip for some color. I punched holes to each side and used silver button brads to attach it. The cute Santa face is from the Very Merry Tags cartridge. Then I cut up strips of black paper to add inside and tied some curly ribbon to the handle.

I love how it came out :) Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Designer's Challenge with Miss Rosie

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far. The weather is nice here, after 2 days of a storm. My heart goes out to everyone in New York and New Jersey, they are still without power. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Rosie, who is one of Emma's Designers is having a challenge to make whatever you want as long as it has Fabric and Stitches on it and to use Emma's products.

I decided to make a Thanksgiving tag for my mother. I used Emma's tag dies which have stitches on them already, which I love and Piles of Smiles for the turkey (which I paper pieced his plummage) and sentiments. I added skittles to each side of one of the sentiments, a ribbon from my stash, some twine and burlap ribbon from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique. On the bottom of the tag I added some Autumn Flower Soft. I love how my tag came out and I know my mother will love it too.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. :)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Debut for The Bug Bytes - Fall Wreath

Hi Everyone,

This is Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room and I must say, I was so very honored to be asked to design for Pam. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity. I also design for Sheila at She's A Sassy Lady. I would love to start to find the time to post more often and not only when it's my turn to do a project. It's hard finding the time between working and taking care of the house and everyone, but I'm sure we all have to do that right? We also have to find the time to do what we love. I hope you like my projects and that I make you proud to have me as a part of your team.

I found these cute grapevine wreaths at Target for $1.00. I decided I would make one for Fall. I bought 2 more and will probably make one a Christmas theme and give it to my mother for her home. I'm not sure what I will do with the other one yet, maybe something for Valentine's Day.

I covered the wreath with Fall Ribbon and made a loop to hang it. I used the die cut leaf from Piles of Smiles from Emma at My Creative Time. I cut out several in different colors and inked the edges with brown ink. I used my hot glue gun to adhere them around the wreath.

I think it makes a cute decoration and I can use it for years to come.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Thanks again Pam for inviting me to be a part of your team. :)