December 10, 2010

'Tis the Season~


For making lots of scrappy decorations! This is an actual chicken feeder turned candy dish {never used for chickens;)} that I decorated for Christmas this year. I used Cookbookin's line called Sugar and Spice along with a bright gingham ribbon and a couple glittery snowflakes. 

I also decorated the "back" so that if the whim hits, I can turn this around and have a bit of a different look.
And just in case you were wondering what my little chicken feeder was wearing last season...here is a shot of that:
These are super easy to make and I am currently hosting a challenge over at Kitchen Keepsake on just this sort of thing. The challenge is called "All Dressed up and Ready to Share" and runs until the end of the year. Come on over and check it out!

I have also been enjoying working on and COMPLETING a few layouts!
This is my design team work for the week over at Let's Scrap! I machine stitched along the line of the bracket...actually worked out okay. I just took it nice and slow and voila! I also used a craft knife to cute out a bit of the holly leaf so I could slide my photo underneath it.

Cheri gave us the cutest sketch to work with for this week...and yes, I am working on that second page...it's all about the cheetos;)!

I also did this layout using one of Cheri's sketches and a My Creative Scrapbook kit. I just love these photos of my oldest daughter~

 I used LOTS of ink to distress the edges of my papers as well as on the ric rack which I machine stitched to my page. I don't seem to be able to finish a page without my sewing machine lately;). I loved cutting the banner from one of the Fancy Pants papers and then I added some dimension with pop dots and a random piece of green rope ribbon.
This was such a fun little impromptu photo shoot on the side of the road. Funny which photos make the best layouts.

Hope this season of joy is indeed joyful for you~

10 comments:

Mary on December 10, 2010 at 4:43 PM said...

Super sweet LO's. Love the stitching on the first one.

pattyo on December 11, 2010 at 6:33 PM said...

Love you chicken feed candy dispenser--what a great idea! The LOs are so cute!

mustangkayla on December 12, 2010 at 10:20 AM said...

You've been super busy! Love the candy dispenser! Cute, cute cute! Great layouts too!

Betty Anne on December 13, 2010 at 6:40 PM said...

Love the candy dispenser you made, who would ever have thought you could turn a chicken feeder into such an amazing Christmas decoration.
Your layouts are beautiful too.

Elisabeth on December 15, 2010 at 2:14 PM said...

Ohm my. I love your LOs. So cute and you are right: the impromptu photos are often the best!
I cannot believe what you did with the chicken feeder! So creative!!!!! And beautiful

Julie Bonner on December 22, 2010 at 12:08 AM said...

Adorable pages Kristie & LOVE those candy dishes!!!!

Mireille on December 22, 2010 at 12:45 PM said...

love these layouts and LOVE these pics.. wished I could find such an awesome photo location!!

Paisley Petals on December 26, 2010 at 2:11 PM said...

Love those layouts Kristie! So smart to cut the holly leaf ;)

Inquiring minds want to know...did Santa bring cheetos?

AmieAnn on December 29, 2010 at 4:52 AM said...

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Megan on December 31, 2010 at 2:50 AM said...

Very cool projects! The candy dish is so clever. Thanks for sharing the inspiring ideas!

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