Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter! Candles For My Mantle

Easter Blessings to all of you. 
I hope that you will enjoy the miracle of the holiday today, and those of you with children, have fun watching them getting their Easter baskets in the morning and all dressed in their Sunday Easter best.  What a glorious day it is, and I am very thankful for today and every day that we are blessed with. 

I wanted to share the other candle wraps that I made to grace my mantle this Easter.  I didn't have them all finished in time for my last post, so here they are all ready to go. 

Well, there you have it.  Easy peasy candle wraps.  If you want to try these and prefer to store them flat for more space, try using velcroe for the closure.  That way, you can wrap them onto the candle and unwrap them for flat storage.   I am so happy to have come up with this idea to save me so much space for always storing different candles for each of the holidays.  If you give this a try, please let me know.  I would so love to see what someone else comes up with to make. 

Thanks for popping in on this very special day today, and again,  I want to wish you all a very Happy and Blessed Easter.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Candle Cover and a Summer Beach Card M5D

Happy Easter week everyone,

I will make this short, because there are lots of great new M5D releases this week, so this post is already long enough.  I hope you enjoy my creations, and please feel free to leave me a comment.  I really love reading them and hearing from my cyber friends

This is a candle cover that I made.  I like displaying candles for each holiday, but don't like having hundreds of candles taking up space, so I decided to make this candle cover that can be removed and re-used again next Easter.  Now, I can make another candle cover for the next holiday and use the SAME candle as I did for Easter.  I am seriously trying to downsize things in my house.   

If you look closely at the sand, you might notice that I used sea salt to add a beachy texture.

Below are the M5D releases for this week

The Poetry of Birds  *FREEBIE*
This is a Birdie Freebie to go along with ALL of Shawne's Bird Images.

Wheelbarrow Blossoms

Easter's Gift

Mommies Hat

Stained Glass Cross

Awareness Flowers

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Thanks for spending some time with me today, and I want to wish all of you a very Happy Easter. 

Hugs and Blessings,

ABC challenge
Creative Card Crew
Flutterby Wednesday
For Fun Challenge
Freshly Brewed
My Mum's Craft Shop
Penny's Paper Craft
Sisterhood of crafters
Whoopsi Daisy
Ladybug Crafts
Going Grey
Digital Tuesday
Drunken Stampers
Digi Design House
Digi Doodle Shop
TTT Challenge
Paper Play
Lili of the Valley
4 Crafty Chicks

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Spring Stroll...The Latest M5D Releases

Hi Friends,
Sorry that it's been a little while since I have posted.  It has just been a whirlwind of goings on here. 
I am back today with a post from the newest of the M5D releases.  I am in a spring mood, so I really wanted to express that in my card this week.  I recently saw a card done in these colors, and it really captured my attention.  With that inspiration, I wanted to create a similar card.  I did need to create a card with some colors out of my comfort zone anyway.  I am always leaning towards the pinks and pastels, so this was a refreshing change for me.  I hope you enjoy it too and have a look at the great new M5D releases this week.   I am running a little low on supplies and haven't been out craft shopping or shopping online in ages, so I am thinking the time is drawing near to make a purchase.  In the meantime, I was in need of a flower that I did not have, so if you will notice..in my desperation, I scrunched up some tissue paper and created a flower out of that.  I seriously did not think that was going to work for me, but to my surprise, it didn't turn out half bad.  What a relief!  It took all of about 5 seconds to do too!!!  My favorite kind of thing to make....quick and easy ;)  Give it a try in a pinch if you are in the same situation as I was.

My tissue paper flower...

Below are this weeks releases:

Stamping Vacation
Papertake Weekly
My Time To Craft
Fresh Brewed
The Paper Variety
Pear Tree Designs
The Shabby Tea Room
Wags 'n Whiskers
Anything Goes
Card Cupids
By the Cute and Girly
Incy Wincy
Cute Card Thursday