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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!!

I am so happy to be posting after being AWOL for a few weeks. I have been crafting like mad, but I was in a bit of a frenzy and just couldn't post it all. I will save a few fun Christmas-y things for inspiration at the beginning of next Christmas season (sorry, I didn't mean to go to next Christmas already! Do forgive me!) Anyhow, I am having a New Year's Eve party this year and got the itch to decorate which is kind of funny since I never did get into the Christmas-decorating spirit too much this year. But, I am excited to show you what I created today.
I'd seen those banners everywhere last year and was so happy to use my Country Life cart for the font (already in the pennants). Now, I really wanted to use this glitter paper I got for cheap, but knew from experience that my cricut mat did not take kindly to the glitter shedding all over it, so I glued them onto the glitter paper and cut out with my "vintage" decorative-edge scissors! {tickled pink!} I also used the "happy" from Beyond Birthdays (I just wanted it pre-welded so I found the "O Happy Day" phrase and used that). The beautiful clock is from Graphically Speaking and I did glue a tiny rhinestone in the center. I also strung it all together with some sturdy ribbon and adhered the "2011" with removable adhesive so it will be re-usable, too!

Next, I got these pretty balls from Target today 50% off. Don't they match the banner perfectly?
There were 50 for $7.50 and they came with the silver ties! (I did have to tie them, but I have an excellent almost-7-yr-old helper for that!)

Here's how I used those:

That was in my dining room. My pretty mural that my mama painted may make them a bit hard to see.

And here:

That's whimsical to me and reminds me of the pom-pom trim you can sew on stuff. (Oh, my son just informed me one just fell...maybe I should have dusted before I taped them all up there!)

Well, I hope you have had a beautiful holiday thus far and enjoy a Happy and Safe New Year's, too! May God richly bless you and your home in 2011!

Wrap it Up - first try!

This is my first try with the Wrap it Up cart. I thought I would really enjoy the little boxes in particular. The princess castle is so sweet. I am not sure if I did something wrong, but I did have to trim a bit off one edge so it would not overlap into one of the windows. It's very small (only about 2.5 x 2.5") cut "Fit to Size" on 12 x 12 paper. I think it turned out pretty cute. :)