Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tim Holtz

If your not already following Tim Holtz, then you should start now! Each December he does a "12 Tags of Christmas" and they are really fun to watch and try. Tim gives lots of tips and shows you many new techniques.

Here is a sample of day 9...

We are doing a small swap for Christmas with our moms, very sweet and intimate. We know how busy everyone is at this time but we will be doing something for Feburary! So get those Valentines day cards ready!

Be creative,

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Glow Stick Fun

My little town does a "Nights of Lights" each December welcoming in the Christmas Season. It is a take on the Disney electric parade.

People all wear battery powered lights or glow sticks. The parade has cars decked out with lights and huge decorations all lit up. This is one of my favorite parades our town put on.

So being the crafter that I am I go all out. The first year I made this huge wire headdress with  battery powered lights and it weighed around 10 pounds. (D batteries) Then, I found battery powered lights that used AA batteries, still very heavy.

Doing research online I found a site that has something called el wires. Loved them! Here is the link:
So many possibilities for these el wires. I bought a 6 foot blue one and it has a very bright glow. Well worth the money.  This would be great for Halloween and trick or treaters, just something to keep in mind.

For my son I use glow sticks to create some wild head pieces. Go to Michaels or the Dollar Tree store and pick up packs of glow sticks, a dollar a pack, and plastic head bands. Grab your glue gun and have some fun!

 My son wanted a Mohawk and for our friend I made loops. She said she had a crown of flowers. They both got so much attention and of course glowed all night long.
Details on how I make these headbands.  When you open the package of glow sticks take out the connectors. Leave the glow sticks inside the package until your ready to crack them and get the glow on.

Next decide what kind of headband you want. For the loops you will glue gun the connectors directly onto the headband. Keep in mind spacing and angle each connector slightly away from each other so the glow sticks don't crash into each other. I then put some sparkly ribbon around the connectors to hide them.

For the Mohawk it takes a little more planning. I used the stem of a fake flower. It bends and the wire is covered. Crop it to the desired length.  Next take the glow stick connectors and poke a hole through the bottom of one end. Wire it to the flower stem. Once you have them all wired on make sure no wires are poking out, little kids hands can get hurt if any wires are sticking out. Next wire the Mohawk to the headband. Again, put some sparkly ribbon around all connectors to hide and secure everything.

Simple, cute and so many possibilities. You could make the headbands ahead of time for a slumber party and let the kids crack the glow sticks and design their own headgear. Kids of all ages love to play with glow sticks....including me!

Be creative,


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Winner Winner Winner

We randomly picked our third and final winner and it is ....

Michael at

We have emailed Michael and will send out his prize as soon as he returns our email.  Stop by his site and congratulate him, plus see what he has been working on.

Be Creative,

Ramona and Samantha

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas is coming...

What have I been working on? Well, I stashed the Halloween stuff and I was sad to see it go. But, to jump into Christmas what could be better! Christmas is my second favorite holiday and I have been working away.

Since I had some salt containers lying around I decided to alter them:

Then I did some Photoshop projects, printed them and made magnets out of them. Here are the photos of my magnet projects:

Just having fun crafting and creating. I hope you like them, if you are interested in buying any of the above visit our Etsy shop.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Ramona and Samantha

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2nd Winner

Hi fellow crafters,

Today we did another random drawing for our giveaway and Francine won! You can check out her site at

You still have one more chance to win, so post your comments.  If you already posted you are still in the running for our final drawing next week.

Thanks for stopping by,

Ramona and Samantha

Monday, November 15, 2010

Winner Winner Winner

We have our first winner and it is .... Char!
Char will be contacted and sent out some Tim Holtz goodies.

But dont worry we have two more giveaways. If you already posted a comment then you are still in the running, if you havent what are you wating for? Leave a comment and you could be a winner too.

Be creative today,

Ramona and Samantha

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Welcome To Our New Home!

Hi fellow bloggers and crafters!

Welcome to our new and improved site. Look around we hope you like our new home, we are trying to make our blog even more user friendly than it was before.

Of course to welcome everyone to our new blog we are having a Tim Holtz giveaway! Ya! Leave a comment and you will be entered into a random drawing, its that simple.

Be creative,

Ramona and Samantha