Happy Tuesday, peeps! I had a lovely crafty day yesterday! I needed some little gifts for a couple of parties, and I had a chance to “recycle” some items into some fun gifty things! I got this red frame at the new Goodwill store that just opened (WOOHOO!) but it was pretty plain, so I doctored it up with some snowy embellishments:
The sparkly snowflake was an ornament from my crafty stash, and I added a smaller glimmer snowflake on top; the snowman is from Anna Wight’s Whippersnapper Snowman set:
and the sentiment is from Papertrey’s Daily Designs set; the snowy hills were cut with a Lawn Fawn stitched hills die. I added some tiny glimmer snowflakes punched with a Martha Stewart punch:
I am entering this in the Shopping Our Stash challenge this week, which is a "Red Alert"...to use red in your project!
My mom’s family business is a florist shop, and my grandfather, uncles and cousins, as well as my daughter, all have the “flower arranging” gene passed down to them….me, not so much! But I persevered and recycled a Yankee Candle basket into a little candle arrangement using some more crafty stuff from my stash:
I added a little stamped banner:
and decorated the battery-operated candle with some “vintage” sheet music and crochet trim:
It was fun to be creative!
Meanwhile, I cautiously enlisted Cassidy, my little elf, for some Christmas card help; I needed postage stamps put on them, and after a few little crooked mishaps, she got down to serious business:
She got pretty good at it, and was quite proud of the pile she was making!