Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Yo, Yo's Inspiration

Stephanie always has such great inspiration on her blog, whether it is Great words of wisdom from our Lord and Savior, lovely poems and hymns of praise, to Beautiful photo's that just show all of God's glory, to fun, cute and Lovely crafts to inspire you to get out your supplies and create, to yummy recipes to try, I will have to say you won't leave her blog without a smile on your face, she is the sweetest lady.  I thought I would share with you a fun coaster I made and here is a link to her blog she has all the details on how to make them there, but I encourage you to check out all the pretty ornament ideas she is sharing and other Christmas goodies also.

Here is a pic of a candle holder with it.

I have seen scarves made out of these and curtains for windows and have always wanted to try making them but this was a quick one to do and I just love the texture it gives. 

I also thought I would share with you the wr memory keepers Pillow box and Gift Bag punch board projects I made.

Just incase you have seen them and were wondering I thought I would give my two cents on them.  I saw the pillow box demonstrated at Archiver's and it looked easy enough, I can't remember how many sizes you can made but there is one smaller than this one that is a square, I bought this for giving small presents and gift cards in and I believe it goes up to 12 inches long so you can give away long things too.  This bag is made from a piece of 11x 6 inch paper.  The pillow box is easy to do, it took about 3 tries to get the bag correct, but that could just be me, but I think I have it down right now, I really like them and of course I had coupons so that made the cost even better, so to me they were worth the money.  They also have boxes and envelope punch boards.

The papers are from My mind's eye, O Christmas tree paper pack.  The tag is from a recycled Christmas card and I cut it out with my Spellbinders die.

Finally have my tree up and now the middle strand doesn't work it went out last night :(  This is only the second year we have had it, and I had bought one of those trees that have the lights already on it, so I get to try and figure out how to fix it, not what I had planned for today.

Hope your week is going smoothly, we are having warm temps today so I think we will be grilling out.

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy schedules to stop by,


Leslie Miller said...

Your coaster is so pretty in the blues and especially with the candle on it. I remember making critters and dolls with those yo yo legs and arms -- lots of little yo yos went into those! Pretty box and bag, too. I hope you get your tree figured out!

Me, My Stamps and I said...

very pretty design!!!!

Cheryl said...

You've probably got your tree lights working by now, but a friend told me about the LightKeeper Pro that will repair your lights. She's used it before and it works! Thanks for the review of the punch boards. I recently bought the bag punch board and it took me 4-5 attempts to get one right. Wish you could make wider bags with it. Your bag and pillow box turned out really pretty, and I love that yoyo coaster!