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Simple Stories Winter Woods Snowman

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Simple Stories Winter Woods Snowman Home Décor & Another Giveaway

Hello, Friends!  This Simple Stories Winter Woods Snowman wall hanging makes me happy on so many levels.  First, it’s a snowman.  Can you really feel grumpy or out of sorts when you see a snowman?  I can’t!  Then, there’s the tutu trim.  I mean, people, it’s just too too much fun!  Throw in some beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon, gorgeous papers, stunning chipboard and a chippy white vintage hanger and I’m just happy all over.  How about you?

A Little Confession…..

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I do have a little confession to make here.  When I was filming the video tutorial for my Winter Woods Mini Album Kit, I had a major technical malfunction.  I thought my phone was recording.  But my memory card was full…so while I cheerfully crafted and taught…nothing was being recorded.  Uh-oh.

And the nature of paper is that once you have used it…it can’t be used again.  Double uh-oh.

Thankfully, I had been given a gift certificate to Scrapbook.com for Christmas.  And because I loved this Winter Woods collection so much, I had purchased a few sheets for myself.  Also, the delivery came a week earlier than I had expected it.  So I had the papers in house to re-film the portion of the tutorial that didn’t record the first time.  Phew!

But then I was left with a duplicate page.  And that,  my friends, is how this sweet little wall hanging was born. I pulled things off, and glued more things on.  Then I stitched the revamped design onto a burlap panel and added a hanger.  How’s that for innovative thinking?

The Shaker Element

The main change was adding some gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon and this Reneabouquets Snowflake Shaker Box, flowers, tutu trim and printed beautiful board.

TIP: Create a frosted window in your shaker box with Dries Clear Adhesive and Glitter Glass.  It’s a little hard to see in the photo, but in real life, it shimmers just like snow!

TIP:  Nile Blue Crosshatch Satin Ribbon is a great color match for this paper collection.  I stitched it on at the top as a border, and I also layered it over White Satin Ribbon to form a fabric belly band.

I thought you might enjoy hearing how I got myself out of a paper fix.  Hope you enjoyed it!

10 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway Day 2

All this week I’m celebrating with a 10 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway.  You can find Day 1 HERE.

Today’s giveaway is a special Random Act of Kindness courtesy of Reneabouquets:

Wow, friends!  What a gorgeous gift from my dear friend, Renea!  Here’s how you enter to win this prize.  Thank you, Renea, for always inspiring me with your gorgeous artwork.  I’m so honored to be a Reneabouquets Ambassador.

  • Subscribe to my BLOG.
  • Leave a comment before NOON EST on Friday, January 13th.
  • This giveaway is open only to those in the Continental US due to International Shipping charges.
  • I’ll announce the winner on my YouTube channel on Saturday, January 14th.

Isn’t this a fun way to celebrate 10 years of blogging?

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Winter Ice Skates Mixed Media Wall Hanging

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Winter Ice Skates Mixed Media Wall Hanging with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This Winter Ice Skates Mixed Media Wall Hanging is the companion piece to the Stamperia Sweet Winter wall hanging I shared with you earlier this month.  Both feature the Really Reasonable Ribbon December Ribbon Club Assortment,  were made at the same time and followed the same basic procedure.  What can I say?  I had so much fun making the first one, and my work space was already a mess, so I decided to make another.  When the mojo is flowing, you don’t argue.  You just flow with it!

You can check out all the how to’s and tips for making the mixed media background in my previous post.

A stitched ribbon frame really helps pull this composition together.  That pop of color helps to keep the eye focused inside the frame.  If you don’t like to stitch, you could always use Scor-Tape to hold your ribbon frame in place.

And speaking of pops of color, how about this Tropic Delicate Stitched Satin Bow?  Ooh-la-la!  It really brightens up this shabby chic piece, dontcha think?  Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon is one of my all time favorites.  It is soft and supple so it ties gorgeous bows.  If you are struggling with bow-tying, I highly recommend it!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m still trying to get back on track after the Christmas festivities!  I hope each one of you had a delightful holiday with family and friends.  It’s so much fun to party, isn’t it?  But then we have to catch up on all the work we didn’t get done.  That’s not as much fun!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Stay warm and cozy and thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Sweet Winter Wall Hanging

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Stamperia Sweet Winter Wall Hanging for the Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Sweet Winter Wall Hanging is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon December 2022 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.

The December Winter Carnival Ribbons take me right back to my high school days, when our small town hosted a winter carnival during Christmas break.  There was a snow sculpture contest, ice skating, hot chocolate stands, and all kinds of winter fun.  The beautiful ribbons in this month’s Ribbon Club are delightful.  Take a peek:

The soft pink and aqua shades were a perfect match for my Stamperia Sweet Winter papers, so I got busy stitching up a little winter wall hanging to brighten the grey, chilly days of the season.

Frame it with Ribbon

First, create a mixed media background.  Use collage medium to piece together scraps of pretty papers over a 5×7 cardstock base. Trim off any papers that overhang the edge of the cardstock base. Then run the background through your die cutting machine using a 3D embossing folder to create a raised design.  Now dry brush ivory paint over the embossed areas to highlight them.  Then rub a little metallic wax over the top to really make the embossed areas pop.

Now you are ready to create your satin ribbon border.  Cut (2) 5″ lengths of the 3/8″ aqua satin ribbon and (2) 7″ lengths.  Miter the corners and then machine stitch onto the cardstock base.  Match up the mitered corners as you go.  Now you are ready to decorate your panel.

Make a Scene

Cluster die cut foliage with chipboard elements from the paper collection in the bottom corner of the panel.  Use foam tabs between layers to add extra dimension.

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Now create a flower grouping on the opposite side of the wall hanging.  Anchor this with a pretty pink satin bow and some silver metallic string.

Attach the wall hanging to a small metal hanger, then top it off with a pop of color courtesy of Garden Rose Delicate Stitched Satin.  Accent with chipboard snowflakes, resin pieces and charms from your stash.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you. Be sure to finish up the hop over on the RRR Blog where you can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and be entered to win your very own December Ribbon Club Assortment.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Frosted Windowpanes Winter Wall Hanging

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Frosted Windowpanes Winter Wall Hanging with Reneabouquets for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Do you remember the old Christmas tune, “Frosted Windowpanes“?  Every time I hear that song playing, it takes me right back to my childhood Christmas memories. Our little town had one short strip of shops on its itty bitty Main Street, but oh, how magical they were to the eyes of a child!  Sidewalks were scraped mostly clean of snow, but you still had to watch out for the odd icy patch as you briskly hurried from store to store. Heavy coat, hat, mittens, boots and a sturdy scarf helped to keep out the cold, but  you could still feel the icy breeze and see your breath swirl into the frigid air. But did you care?  No, because the street lights twinkled with Christmas decorations and the storefronts were all dressed up in their holiday finery.

Decorations never went up until the day after Thanksgiving. Then all us “country folks” drove into town, snow squeaking under our tires, anxious to see the town all dressed up in its winter finery.  It was the same year after year, but I never grew tired of seeing the transformation.  Mom and I would peer into the shop windows ooh-ing and aaah-ing over the display of trees, ornaments, toys and Christmas dresses.  That memory inspired this sweet little wall hanging made with Ciao Bella’s “Time for Home” paper collection and a whole host of goodies from Reneabouquets.

Frosted Windowpane Shaker Box

Can you feel the temperature drop when you look at this icy delight?  I’ve created a mixed media background (tutorial below) then stitched it onto natural canvas.  The windowpanes are made with an Amazing Paper Grace Grid Die.

Here’s a closeup of those frosty windowpanes, and the wintry scene outside. The metal hanger was a gift from one of my sweet blog buddies.  Do you recognize it painted with white chalk paint, Becky?

Don’t you want that cozy velvet coat that our little snow ball throwing girl is wearing?  This piece, all the flowers and the shabby snowflake accents are all from Reneabouquets.

White satin ribbon is one of the featured items in the RRR December Ribbon Club Assortment.  It was such a perfect match for this project that I had to use it.  Topped with Iridescent Metallic String bows and surrounded by sliver leaves, it adds the perfect icy touch to this sweet composition.

Frosted Windowpanes Winter Wall Hanging Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this piece come together, I hope you’ll enjoy this little YouTube video.

Thanks for joining me on my trip down memory lane today!  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Cheerio,

kathy

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**NOTE: Since Throwback Thursday projects feature older or retired product, I may or may not be able to provide links for you.  Thanks for understanding.

Bee Sweet Bee Kind Bee-utiful Wall Hanging

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Bee Sweet Bee Kind Bee-utiful Wall Hanging with Simple Stories Lemon Twist

Hello, Friends!  The flowers bursting out of our little garden bed inspired this Bee Sweet Bee Kind Bee-utiful Wall Hanging. I don’t know what your summer flower garden looks like, but ours is really showing off right now, and the bees are truly happy about it!

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Turquoise Chevron Striped Twill from Really Reasonable Ribbon does double duty here as a belly band, and as a bow.  This ribbon just never seems to go out of style.  It’s a perfect color match for all the blossoms in this project. And do you spot the pretty Lemon border made with Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board?  It fits right in, along with one of  her bodacious Lemon Blossom Bees!

TIP: Give a chipboard frame a makeover by spattering it with Distress Paint.  It knocks back the shine, and adds a lovely aged feeling to the chipboard.

I had a lot of fun with the shaker elements on this piece.  In addition to sequins, I tossed in buttons, bee buttons, heart ephemera, beads and pearls.  So much fun!

Summer comes and goes in the blink of an eye.  I’ll enjoy it while it’s here, how about you?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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