Tuesday, December 4, 2012


TUBES NOELS   (clipped to polyvore.com)

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ribbon Storage

Ok, I have been frustrated with my ribbon storage for awhile now. So I started looking around the internet for solutions to my problem. I have no wall space and no table space but I did have a couple of drawers that I could rearrange to accommodate my ribbon, but the ribbon was too tall so I had to make a wedge so they could lay down a little.
Needles to say that wasn't really working because they would still get stuck when I pulled out the drawer. So I did some more searching on the internet and found this cool blog http://www.amazingpapergrace.com/amazing-ribbon-storage/ I love this idea, but just one problem, it was late and I didn't have any mat board to use or any hairbands. So being the frugal crafter (or you could say cheap...lol) that I am, I improvised.....I have been saving toilet paper rolls for crafts to do with my granddaughters, so I had a bunch of them.They were perfect for this project. I only had to do a few minor adjustments and viola it works. I smashed them and used a bone folder to get a good flat piece.
Then I measured 2 inch on center and cut them with a craft knife.
Then I took tape and put it on the edge and wrapped it, to close off the ends and make it flat.
This is my granddaughters favorite part, she likes to let the ribbon out on the floor.
Then you just start wrapping them. I used tape to hold them in place.
Now they fit perfectly in my drawer with a ton more room!
That is 9 spools to 23 cards of ribbon and plenty of room for more......yay! It may not be as pretty as hers, but hey its free.... :)

 Update: I still have about a dozen left to do and still have enough room! :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Yummy Apple Crisp

This turned out just yummy so I thought I would share it with you. We got a 10lb bag of apples on sale the other day for $6.89. They were soooooo big. My husband loves Apple pie so I'm sure I'll be making him that also. But this was a quick dessert. (ssshhhhh I really don't like making the pie crust anyway) :) Any way here is the recipe: I used a glass cake pan sprayed with Pam. My apples were large so I only used 5. Of course you peel, core and slice them. :) 3/4 cup sugar (my apples were not very sweet so I added 1 cup of sugar, but just make sure you add a tiny bit more flour, 1 tablespoon would do!) 1/4 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon Apple pie spice 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Mix the apples with the dry stuff, pour in the dish and dot with 2 tablespoons of butter. In a bowl add 1 cup flour 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder Stir Then add 1 egg and stir well ( I use my hands) makes a crumble. Pour over apples and bake for 30 mins or until golden brown. At 350* Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I love 3D paper crafts! One of my favorite holidays is Halloween. I love to make all kinds of things for this spooky time of the year! I love to decorate my house with spiders and webs, pumpkins and ghost. And you know my favorite thing is paper crafting, so I have lots of fun making stuff to decorate with! I made this Halloween ferris wheel (from paper of course) using SVGCUTS.com file, street carnival. I used a few other files of theirs too like the Gimmie candy file for the pumpkin and tombstone and the Elmhurst Hallow file for the bat and fence. I used the Jeepers Creepers paper pack by The Paper Studio and the stickers are from Authentique Enchanted, and Chillingsworth Manor by Cassandra Cooper.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Easter Egg Tree

My Granddaughters and I made these today. They are so fun to make and very easy! I put plaster of paris in the bottom of the metal bucket so it would not fall over very easily! Used about 45 plastic eggs. (hot glued them on).Cost was under $10. Fun project to do with the kids!