Monday, December 30, 2019

North Vancouver

We spent the day after Christmas up north in Vancouver walking around taking in all the lights of the season.
Every where you turned were lights.
So beautiful

We stayed in the Granville district, which has so much to do!
We made our way through all the details.
 Below is Granville street......

Gorgeous big massive lit up tree in downtown 

The whole reason we went up to North Vancouver
was to drop these two off for travel
to China and Australia!  

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Clearance Rack

   Clearance Rack

Welcome back!  are you looking for year end clearances for your favorite crafting products?
Take a look at what is available on the clearance rack at Stampin up!  There are so many items to choose from so grab a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate and shop away!

                          Click HERE  to view all the products 

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas from the fam!
May the tears you cried in 2019 water the seeds your planting for
Love and light to you all!

                                                                                                                   pc: lifenlight 

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Prettiest gifts under the tree


       Ready for a fun way to dress up your Christmas wrapping?
     Check out the new Zulily facebook live video where I shop     you some really quick and easy ways to use things around the                                       house to dress up your packages.  

Just in time for last minute wrapping
This is a sampling of what you can find in the video.

These packages are wrapped in kraft wrapping paper and
tied with jute string.  The greens are fresh rosemary from my garden.  
You can use any fresh herbs or dried oranges or cinnamon too.

This cute little Rudolph wrap is fun to do with the kiddos.
Grab a sharpie and a red pom pom.  
Let them draw on the eyes and antlers and use a glue dot to add the nose. 

I love to up cycle and use what I have around the house
to add touches to my gifts. 

Another fun way to personalize your packages is 
to stamp the tags for your friends/family.

And that's a (wrap) dear friends!
Hope you enjoyed the video and are inspired to 
add some touches to your pacakges!
Here we go! 
Christmas is tomorrow!!

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Wrap Master

Good morning friends!
I am being a wrap master around here yesterday and today, just as many of you are as well.
You know I love to share with you and I love to share how to make things easier and  little less expensive on your wallet.
Locally here in Woodinville our wonderful Hallmark store closed earlier this year.
  Well, right next door has been a (you guessed it)
Dollar Tree!

I happen to walk in and find Hallmark wrapping paper!
I mean look at this cute paper!
Vintage Santa, fun and cute Santa! I squealed!

And...... it's Hallmark paper! 
 Which is the best and has THE
cutest designs all for yep,  a dollar!
Besides that, you get 40 sq ft!  
Which is insane as most
rolls of wrapping are 25 sq ft at that lower price point.
So head on over to Dollar Tree to get some of this 
wrapping paper for your upcoming wrap master party!
Thank me later......

It's super saturday out there friends, so take it easy.
Biggest shopping day of the holiday season. 

I will leave you with this.....

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Diy Ornaments

Hello friends!
Sharing today a super quick and easy diy for you to try.
You can easily do this with the kids too, think bright colors and shapes of confetti that you could use too.
I just used silver and gold to create these sparklers.

What you need to get are the glass ornaments and some confetti of your choice.  I picked up silver and gold at Michael's also purchased the glass ornaments there too.

All you need to do is take the top metal piece off the top of the ornament and using your fingers drop a few pinches of the confetti right into the ball.  Then put the top back on and roll the ball around til the confetti coats the inside.  You can add as much as you like.  On some of the ornaments I added both silver and gold to the same ornament. 

When they are done you can tie ribbon or baker's twine to hand the ornaments with.  
The results are so pretty!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Paperless Post

Paperless Post 

I have shared with you before this companies beautiful paperless creations.
Just look at a few of the fun loving designs I picked for you.

Do you have any holiday parties coming up or New Years Eve?
There are soooo many designs and events to choose from.
Head over and take a peek, you will love them
Best thing about them is they are paperless which means
you just send them via email!
Paperless Post  HERE

Reindeer Topper - Paperless Post - Christmas cards

Snow Outside (Jill Labieniec) - Red Cap Cards - Christmas cards

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Starbucks Cups

There is still time to order these little cuties!
Standing at just 4" tall you can fill them with any kind
of holiday candies.  I love to fill them up with hershey kisses and M & M's.
Great for your holiday table, to gift to a co-worker with a coffee card, teacher gifts, etc.  You get it!

Place your order HERE
Available on my Etsy store 2340 West Newton

Come take a look!

Friday, December 13, 2019

Gnome Ornaments


Hangin with my gnomies at Zulily headquarters via video to show you how to make these adorable gnome ornaments.  Come watch and follow along on how to make these cuties!  
                               Bonus; deer head ornament as well.   
                                     Merry Christmas friends! 

Aren't they just too cute!
Here's what you need;
Faux fur
Felt or any material for hats
flat wood rounds for heads (1 1/2")
mini wood rounds for noses
(you can also use buttons or clay shaped as a nose)
twine for hanging
bells, pom poms for top of hat
glue gun/scissors/pencil with eraser so you don't burn yourself
That's literally it!

You can make these larger too, you will just have to adjust
you hat and beard size.
To create a beard I just cut a 3" triangle, for the hat I also cut a triangle but rounded off the bottom which you can see in the video.
I hope you get a chance to make these and enjoy adding them to your Christmas trees, a bottle of wine or bubbly, a present or just to gift! 
Have fun with this diy!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

DIY Snowglobes


We've got you covered over at Zulily with some cute diy snowglobes for you to try!
Come check out the video, you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to make these!  
                                    Products Needed:

For the cocoa snowglobe you will need;
Cocoa (two envelopes will fit nicely in the small jar)
 Small glass jar
Half plastic ornament
Minatures (I used the snowman and mini tree)
Baker's twine
Small Spoon
Faux Snow

For the plastic wine glass snowglobes:
plastic wine glasses
paper for base of the globe
faux snow
silver tinsel pipe cleaners

                                 Have fun trying these out!

Don't forget!
Today is our Holiday Pop-Up!
We would love to see you! come by and say hi and
do a little holiday shopping!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Holiday Pop Up

Good Morning friends!
Do we have a treat for you!
It's happening this wednesday, Dec 11th at my house
from 4-8pm
It's holiday shopping time!

I am so please to share with you this brand new shop opened by my dear girlfriend's daughter Hannah McKenney who has created these amazing earrings that we will have!
I mean just look at these!!  I could pick up quite a few of these!

Also joining us is the ever uber talented designer
Lisa McKenney of @lovesquareddesigns!
Her work speaks words into her designs, you are bound to find
that unique special gift you are looking for.

And there will be me! 
@2340 West Newton bringing you home decor items and kitchen towels.

We are so excited to see you! 
Come by and say hello and grab a treat or two!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

WIT Cellars Creative Night

What a festive night at WIT Cellars winery!
Thank you to all of you who attended and
had a fun time sipping and creating.

Such a great turn out for a busy holiday season
all smiles, (maybe it was the wine? hahaaa!)

creating away.......

Go big or go Gnome!
These were possibly the hit of the evening.
How could they not steal the show, they are just so adorable!

So easy to make too, stay tuned, 
I will have a video for

Also made were these JOY signs...

And these whitewashed wooden houses

These JOY candles paired well with the JOY signs
so you could gift them together to spread a little joy.

And these cute whitewashed deer heads

And these deer ornaments 

Next time think about joining us!
The next class will be in January,
stay tuned for a date!
Have a wonderful weekend friends!