Monday, November 25, 2013

Just Before Thanksgiving

Hello friends, How have you all been? I'm sure you've all been busy,busy preparing for the big feast. Me too,  but sadly I am very far behind schedule, gosh I haven't even done my Turkey Day shopping yet. That will for sure happen tomorrow ;)

Sometimes we just need a little me time, so instead of making a grocery list or cleaning out the fridge I chose to do something fun like putting up the tree! This year I am decorating the tree by myself. The little elves are not helping this year. Instead, they will be working  magic on their Mamas tree.


Here is a sneak peek of my tree. It is far from done, but is beautiful simple and plain. With the few twigs,pine cones and lights, it gives a warm and cozy ambiance to the space.
I think I will stop right here with the tree, It is perfect until after Thanksgiving.
Now I must skedaddle over to the oven, it's full of gingerbread house pieces. Another "me time" project, but one I am creating for you. I will reveal it to you in a few days... until then,  Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving.
May your day be filled with joy, laughter and good food among family and friends.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

November Clay Tips!

                        
                           Good morning!

                          

It's starting to look a lot like Winter in our neck of the woods.
How about your neck of the woods, has Jack Frost been frolicking                   about? 
        
Well I'll tell ya, when the air is crisp,the skies are gray and the 
snow blankets the Earth, there are three things that my heart
       desires to do... Bake, finesse the nest and CREATE!

Once a month I share a tip referring to Creative Paperclay® for the design team. When I create, almost all of my creations have Creative Paperclay® in the design.

This month I am sharing some SANDING tips i've learned along my creative path.I use this hlpful & easy technique with all of my clay creations, like the one below.

                 



 Do you remember this lil' guy I created at the beginning of the month.(If you missed the tutorial you can find it HERE).
If you are a beginner using clay, you may have some questions about sandingas sometimes getting into those tight areas such as, creases and wrinklescan be tricky at times. I have put together a few tips and tricks that may bebe helpful for you and your clay adventure. Click HERE to get my sanding tips.

 If you like to give your neighbors and friends handmade gifts for the Holidays? Please be sure to check back on December 1st. as I have designed a darlin' FUN & EASY project for gift giving that will be a treasured keepsake.
Oh yeah,you might want to get your clay now!!! Wahoooooooo! You can purchase Creative Paperclay® at
 Creative Paperclay on line store,or
                          Hobby Lobby.
                       
                         Have a Wonderfully Fun Creative Day!

                          ~Diane


Friday, November 15, 2013

Roly Poly Lil' Ornaments

             Fresh off my my work table... These cute little guys made their debut on Ebay today.


This little guy didn't hang around the party long, before he found himself a new home...



and Mr. Owl has packed his bags too..



But Ol' Santa... Well, he thought he'd  hang around a bit to see whats crack-a-lackin on Ebay.

You can fly in and meet this Jolly fella if you'd like. Hop on the sleigh HERE




These little guys were so much  fun to create. Sometimes it's hard to see them go. But they always go to good homes :)      Thanks for stopping by to meet them!

Have a splendid weekend,
~Diane

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Off subject!



Great news!


O'MGOSH!!!!  I cant believe it...  Our insurance company just waved the wait period with people having pre-existing conditions.
After my long wait, I'm gonna get my knee replaced. I cant wait to go hiking, camping, fishing and pick up my grand-kids without fear of falling. And no more pain management.

I am hoping to get it done next month... O' i am just tickled pink!!!

Thanks for listening, I am bursting with joy and just had to belt it out :)

Okie doakie, back to the studio ;)

Happy Wishes to you...
~Diane

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Snowman On The Old Fence

Hey All, Happy November!
What..in..the... November already?
 Yep, and I am now into Holiday mode... our little cottage  still  lingers of warm, and cozy Fall decor', but the studio is in full Winter Wonderment.


Before I became lost in the studio creating Christmas goodies for Ebay and making handmade gifts, I wanted to create a new addition to our Christmas decor'.
This was a great project!
 It was fun.  In my opinion this is an easy project for a "Clay Newbie".

 This Snowman is for my first Creative Paperclay® Tutorial for the Design Team.
He is created on an old found (in my yard) piece of weathered wood, using the fun and fabulous Creative Paperclay®
If you would like to create this little fella, roll up your sleeves  and come on over to
the Creative Paperclay® blog for my  Step-By-Step Tutorial! Here
If you need any help, please email me and I will answer any questions and help you along the way.

Thanks for visiting, I wish you a fun and creative day!
~Diane

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