Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bottled Sunshine wood craft

                                  This is one of my favorite wood crafts... it makes me smile = )

                                Here is the pattern for those of you who want to make it yourself...

... and for those who would rather buy one, you can do that here:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pop-Up Nativity Christmas Card

                                                        Pop-Up Nativity Christmas Card

Here is is all done.. = )

here is the pattern.  Size it to fit an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of card stock.

Here are the cut and score lines.  Score all the lines before cutting out the cards.  There are tiny marks on the sides so you know where to place the ruler or straight edge.   Only score where the lines say to.

Then use an exacto knife or something like it to cut our the cut lines.  The baby Jesus is attached using glue or a dimensional dot or something like that.

If you want this card without having to make it, you can purchase it here:

             If you would like to purchase the print and cut file for this card you can purchase it here.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

polar bear wood craft

Polar bear wood craft - mama bear and babies...

Here is a picture of the unfinished wood bears.  
They can be purchased on Etsy here:

... and here they are all painted and sanded and washed and everything...
They can be purchased on Etsy here:

and here is the pattern for you do-it-yourselfers...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Ice skates door decoration wood craft

Here is what will hang on my door this winter...

and here is the pattern:

I am thinking about offering the cut wood and finished products for some of the wood crafts I have posted on my blog... would anyone be interested?  I would probably have to go through Etsy...

ok, here you go.. = )

If you would like to purchase the cut wood for this project you can do that here:

If you would like to purchase the finished product, you can do that here:

Monday, September 1, 2014

Baby It'sCold Outside wood craft

This is a total Pinterest knock off..

The snowflake came from Hobby Lobby..  it has a round base and a 3/8" dowel. 
 Both the base and the dowel are painted the same color as the snowman hat: Apple Barrel - Pavement.  The snowman and snowflake are painted light ivory.  
The snowman nose is Americana - Persimmon. (Just because that was the only orange I had)
The sign is painted Apple Barrel - Medium Gray.  The sign is washed with light ivory then sanded when dry.

Here is the wood pattern.  This is the snowman I found on Pinterest but mine looks a little different...

valentine wood craft conversation hearts

Wood craft for next Valentines Day (2015). 

I painted them with light ivory first, then with 
Folk Art - Baby Pink 633
Apple Barrel - Lemon Chiffon 20584
 Craft Smart - Lush Foilage  
                                                                   (which is the same as FolkArt Fresh Foilage)

wood pattern

vinyl pattern

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lead Me, Guide Me, Walk Beside Me..

This is a total Pinterest knock off... I love how it turned out!!

Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam blocks

I love how this turned out.. = )

The blocks are painted periwinkle blue with a white paint wash on top that I dabbed off with a paper towel..

The sun is painted yellow then the front is covered with yellow cardstock that had gone through my Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Then I rubbed over it with a sponge rubbed on a white ink pad..

and here is the pattern for it..

The blocks are cut out of 2 x 4's and the sunshine is cut out of 1" wood.  
The Sunbeam block is about 8 1/8" long

wood craft summer flowers

This wood craft lived above my fireplace for several months.  I like it a lot.. 
 If you want patterns I can post them.  = )

Fall decoration

So, here is what I currently have above my fireplace..   I quite like it and thought I'd share.  If anyone wants patterns, let me know and I'll post them.  = )

Sunday, July 20, 2014

haunted house pop-up

Do you know what drives me nuts about Pinterest?  When people post pictures of fabulous crafts then don't provide a pattern.  For example:

This is a very cool Halloween haunted house but it's nothing more than a picture.  !! 
No pattern.  Very annoying.

so, here ya go...

It's not exact but it's sort of close... 

This one is flipped so that you can just print it on your paper to cut out and the lines will be on the back.

                                                                         Here's mine:

I simplified it a bit but I like it = )  Put a fake tea light behind it and it will glow..

I used dark gray card-stock.  I printed the pattern on the back and could see the lines just fine.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Whole Armor of God chalkboard...

So, I hijacked my daughter's chalkboard picture of her girl warrior....

  maybe she'll add the shield of faith for me.. = )

and here it is with a shield.... Elise is so awesome! = )

Sunday, June 1, 2014

halloween crafts

Witch boots

These are cuter than they look....

This looks better as a background piece...


pattern with the pinterest picture.  
The Eyes and nose are cut out of thin 1/4"ish pine.  The body is 2 x 4.  The legs are wire..

Poison Bottles

This pattern includes paper corks...

I purchased the bottles here:
and I used these particular bottles:

Bstn Rnd Amber 4 oz. (BRA4)
Bstn Rnd Amber 8 oz. (BRA8)
Strgt sided 9 oz. Amber jar CS-12 (SS9A)
gp Packer Glass  Amber 60cc w/ blk lid (GPA60B)
GP Packer Glass Amber 250cc w/ Blk lid

The bottles with shipping will cost around  $10
All of these bottles come with lids but I didn't use them for this..

I found some corks here:
but I haven't ordered any because it was going to cost another $10 (including shipping).  It's been a few weeks since I visited the site and the corks I had put in my cart that I thought would fit the bottles are no longer in the cart... (I didn't want to figure it all out again)  I figured that my paper corks are fine for this since there isn't actually anything in the bottles and if I do put anything in there, it won't be liquid.  And I can always buy corks later.. = )

Here are some altered book ideas and patterns:

I printed them onto cardstock then cut them out.  I used a pencil to trace the cut out cardstock pattern onto the back of the book page.  I then used a thin placemat as a cutting mat.  

Believe Christ wood and vinyl craft

This is from a talk by Stephen E Robinson called 
Believing Christ: A Practical Approach to the Atonement.  
It can be found here:

Here is the font info for those of you with vinyl cutting machines..
My friend just scanned this in and cut it with her machine for me.  She said it was easier than trying to re-create it with the fonts..