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Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Craziness!

Hello people!  I just wanted to do a quick post today since I haven't blogged in FOREVER!!  I've been so busy with the holiday season that I've had little to no time to scrap.  : (  I have, however, been busy making some homemade Christmas gifts!  I found three great ideas on Pinterest, of course, and have had fun making them!  I'm still fairly new to the whole blogging thing and am hoping it's ok for me to link to the sites where I found the ideas.

The first thing I've made is personalized clipboards.  They're so easy and so cute!  I followed the directions found on "The Frugal Girls" website.  Here is a link to this project Clipboard Project.  I followed the directions on that site pretty much to a T.  I did, however, decide to use my new Silhouette Cameo to cut out the names instead of using paper or ink.  I think the result is pretty nice! The one pictured here is for my Mom.  She's not on the internet very often so I think I'm safe in posting a pic before Christmas!: )

The second thing I've made is Cranberry-Lime Vodka!  I found this little goodie from Erinn Trebaczkiewicz's blog, "Fancy Napkin."  Here is a link to this project Vodka Project.  I was able to find some locally grown, fresh cranberries, which is a pretty good score considering it's December.  I used some great ice wine bottles that I found at a local u-brew shop for a dollar each!  I basically followed the directions outlined in the above link, with the exception of using fewer that I could add more vodka! ; )  I think the bottles look so pretty and make a great gift!

Lastly, I made some glass magnets! This idea was also found on "The Frugal Girls" website. There's some great ideas over there for sure. You should check it out!  Here is a link to this particular project Magnet Project.  I followed the instructions with the exception of not using a hot glue gun. I would've used one if I had one. I decided to use 3-in-1 craft glue and it seemed to make a really good bond.

My hubby is a really big squash fan (the sport...not the root veggie) ; ) so I decided to make some squash ball magnets for him and his squash buddies. I just used black and yellow cardstock and punched two holes in the black cardstock.  Then I glued the yellow cardstock behind the black cardstock.  I applied the mod podge and topped with the glass marble.  Once the mod podge was dry...about 30 minutes...I glued the magnet to the back.  I think they turned out pretty good!

So that's some of the things that have been keeping me busy since my last post. I'm hoping to make more scrappy time for myself in the new year! Merry Christmas and happy new year!! : )

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