Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tie One On, Remarkable Blog Hop

Hello again!  For our December Blog Hop, the Remarkables chose the theme, Tie One On.  I took to this topic quite liberally, and not in libations, but in creations!

So, as you may know, we moved this summer.  But what you may not know is that during the moving process we packed up a bunch of stuff at the end of March and put it in storage.  We originally thought we'd be moved in my the end of November or early December.  So if you we're packing things up way back in the Spring, what might you put away?  Your Christmas decorations!!!  Ahhh! I have no Christmas decorations!  Fortunately, the tree was stored at my parents and I was able to get it.  So what does a crafty yogi do??  She breathes and reminds herself that this too shall pass, and then she gets to creating!

We'll start with some ornaments!

 *2 1/2 circle punch, tree punch, under the tree specialty DSP, trim the tree, DSP stack, vintage button
 *circle framelits, circle punches, word window punch, heart and star punches, glimmer paper, "arms" are fall fest stampset and framelits, pearls colored with black sharpie.

Then I saw an idea for a luminaries from Brenda Bishop and I made some of them!

* tree punch, tag topper punch, festival of trees and endless wishes stamp sets

Then, I looked around at my messy crafting area and was like "I must do something with all these trees!"  I present (ha ha!) to you some gift tags!

Next I needed something pretty to decorate the shelves and I saw something like this on Pinterest and look what I made!!

These trees feature the typeset specialty DSP cut into 1 1/2 x 6 inch strips, then cut with our fringe scissors, then you curl the pieces around a pencil.  Attach to your foam cone with straight pins.  Cut the paper to smaller lengths as you go.  Top with a pretty bow.

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing how I decorated this year!
And just as a teaser, as our crafting ideas turn away from all things Christmas, you'll find me here, looking for new ideas!

For more tie one ideas, 

Or click on one of the links below.
Happy Crafting!

Nancy Amato -

Missy Bolinger -
Tamra Davis -
Connie Diebler -
Anne Matasci -
Audra Monk -
Maria Pane -
Michele Rey -
Andi Potler -

Pam Staples -

Janet Wakeland -