Friday, November 23, 2012

Handmade Ornaments

Happy belated Thanksgiving.Trusting you all had a nice holiday and got to spend time with family and friends.
I'm starting to think about what Christmas ornaments I'm going to be making for the tree.  Check out a few ornamements I've made in the past (that's if you aren't too busy Christmas shopping already).

Why not put your favorite rubber stamped quotes on the tree? I found clear glass bulb ornaments at my local craft store, and had to grab a couple for adding Club Scrap rubber stamp quotes into. Then embellished a teeny bit with the mini cookie cutters received along with Club Scrap's WOW Holiday Shipment
Of course it's as easy as it looks.

Just rubber stamp on text weight paper and roll cut-out quote around something round, I used a wooden dowel.

Fun, easy to make if you have the stuff, and a cute gift idea!

Next I stamped  litte tiny sheet music to create this book ornament (stamps are from Club Scrap's 2011 WOW Holiday). Another easy fun one to make since I happen to have lots of rubber stamps and paper!

The next two ornaments are really just rubber stamped quotes held in place with wooden dowels.

Who doesn't like little paper houses that light up on the tree? It's a little bit of time spent with a craft knife & grid ruler to make one from scratch, but you can make one as simple or fancy as you like. 
Cute as can be!!!

Club Scrap used to have these empty pocket watches available for altering, but I know they are still available other places. I just added our little family pic inside and then added a snowy look with Glossy Accents and white glitter. Then followed up with other embellishments complete with a tiny bottle containing unmelted snow inside heheee.

Since these are done, I still have time for making more before Christmas.
This is Part I of my Two Part Handmade Ornament series, so I'll enjoy making more ornaments for Part II.
Thanks soooooo much for looking, wishing you a good pre-holiday Christmas season.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

For The Love Of Quotes!

Fabulous Friday wishes to you!

I did share my love for quotes in paper crafting on the Club Scrap Creates Blog back in September, but I wanted to do a bit of a repeat here, hoping you don't mind! Each month I look forward to the new quotes on the Club Scrap rubber stamps, cutaparts and diecuts while I cherish my old favorites.

I enjoy using kind hearted quotes in card making and scrapbooking...

I like using quotes around the house...

I'm not sure if you can see/make out this quote that hangs on my wall in the old printer's drawer, but it says "you're writting the story of your life, one moment at a time" I think it's one of my all time favs.  Here is another that sits inside that old drawer hanging on the wall...

There are a few fun quotes in this mosaic that hangs in my kitchen (I love it because it has all kinds of quotes in it).....

Looking back a bit at projects I've done here at Club Scrap, we've had silly quotes....

...and serious quotes,

quotes that are good advice..

and quotes that are well wishing.

I've used quotes on lots and lots of projects...

...on wood...

...on houses...

...on eggs...

...on canvas... the cork of a bottle...

...inside a teeny bottle (does OX OX count as a quote?)

...rolled up and in a glass bulb for Christmas gifts...

...and, on a scroll as an ornament.

I've used quotes to decorate boxes...

....even if the box is in the shape of a flip flop.

Of course I've used rubber stamped quotes to decorate books, lots of books!


or small..

never underestimate the power of a quote!

I know many of you are quote lovers also - if you've got a quote on your mind that you've been dying to see made into a rubber stamp, awhile back I started a thread on the CS Community so that you can make your requests there: Or, just enjoy all the other quotes listed there, it's fun reading.

Thanks so much for looking, have a great day.