Saturday I had a fun craft day with three lovely ladies . . . my daughter-in-law Shannon, her mom Debbie, and her friend Lori. First we went to a “crafter’s sale” where very friendly people sold their gently used or leftover craft books, supplies, and tools for REALLY REALLY low prices. I came home with a delightful bag of goodies! Then Debbie taught us to make these fun ornaments . . . perfect for decorating packages or hanging on a Christmas tree. Click here for a detailed how-to video and here for a shorter version. As someone who has never scrapbooked before, I had a LOT to learn about terminology and how to use the equipment and tools, so I appreciated my very patient teacher. We all love our finished projects . . . thank you, Debbie! ♥
Love the ornaments you made!!! I made that ornament last year, such a fun project! My sister made several and put them on her friends Christmas gifts for an added decoration.
My church has a craft night once a month and we meet at various homes; there is six of us but not all go to my church (we bring our own project to work on). I also attend a craft night at a local library once a month as well (different ladies) and both groups are enjoyable! I am all for craft days and I hope you have many more!
I LOVE that you’ve made this, Julie! And I love the idea of a craft night group, too. I’ve been churning the idea of starting one . . . just haven’t come up with the perfect plan yet. Now I’ll know who to consult when I’m ready! 🙂
When our church started ours, I was in on it. We found a night that worked for everyone and I think we do it on the fourth Thursday of the month, or is it the third? But I was attending Stampin Up! stamp camps once a month and a few of the ladies liked our idea of a craft night and established one at the local library. It’s a great place to find ideas, get inspired and finish the project you may have been dragging your heels on. The fellowship is always great; I hope you do start one, it will be fun! 🙂
so pretty! love the idea of a craft night 🙂
I do, too! I’m hosting a crafting slumber party with my sister and cousins in November, so that will be fun, too! 🙂
Those are gorgeous!
Thank you! It was really fun to pick out all the supplies, too! 🙂
Love this idea!
Thank you, Becky! 🙂
Is it that time already. I have to get started. I love this idea
Thank you! It’s fun to know I have at least one new Christmas project done! 🙂
ohhh.. thank you so much for sharing the tutorial.. i had a great time watching it.. and I must say the outcome of the paper ornament is stunning.. 😀
You’re very welcome! And I love your fun blog . . . you have a new follower! 🙂
heehe.. thank you for following. I love reading your blog posts too.. 😀
Craft Night, Love Idea !! 🙂
I know . . . how fun is that to make something with a bunch of fun ladies??? 🙂
Oh yes, crafting and chatting !! 🙂
craft night…for sure sounds like fun!
It really was, Marilyn . . . wish you lived close enough to craft with us! 🙂
I would just love it…May have to start one here at my house!
Glad you enjoyed your first taste of scrapbooking! I haven’t attempted making Christmas ornaments, as I am usually too busy making cards around that time, but these are very pretty and I’m sure would look gorgeous on cards, too. 🙂
It really was fun to learn a wee bit about something brand new! Choosing the paper and embellishments was a lot like selecting things for sewing projects, which is one of my favorite parts. 🙂 And it was fun to try out all those cool new tools, too! 🙂
These are so pretty! You have so much creativity that I know you will come up with more ‘crafty’ items with your new books and tools. Enjoy! ~ Vickie
Thank you, Vickie! This definitely gave me an even greater appreciation for what you do!!! 🙂 Hugs, Katherine
Those would look gorgeous on a gift. The crafter’s sale sounds like a pure delight. Wish we had those in Auckland.
I definitely agree about the gift toppers!:) And I guess this craft supply sale has been going on for YEARS but I just didn’t know about it! But now I do, so I’ll be back next September, too! 🙂
Hi Katherine, and Everyone!
Katherine as always you find the very best and fun things to share. Thank you so much for being aware of my absence here on WordPress. Very kind of you to visit my blog and comment. Kind regards to your family. Blessings always, Mtetar
I’m SO glad to hear from you, dear Mtetar . . . and thank you for the lovely compliment. Hope to see some of your projects soon! Hugs, Katherine
You’re always more than welcome, Katherine. Blessings always, Mtetar
Those are so cute, I want a craft sale like that!
It was AMAZING! Some of the items I picked up I don’t know what I’ll do with yet, but I knew they were “once in a lifetime” finds, so I’m sure I’ll be posting projects with them soon! 🙂
Crafting, chatting and……..chocolate!???? Perfect!!!!! LOL!!!!
Yes . . . perfect!!! 🙂
I wish I lived closer! I would invite myself over. 🙂
I wish you did, too! We’d have so much fun!!! 🙂
These are so pretty!
Thank you, Linda! 🙂
beautiful! They’d be lovely on a gift!
I agree . . . I think that’s just how I’ll use mine! 🙂
These are so cute!
Thank you, Colleen! 🙂
Gosh, everything you post is just so cute! …so talented!
What a sweet thing to say! 🙂 As you can tell, I just like to try lots of different things! 🙂
These are so cute, but more importantly the memories you ladies made will last a lifetime!
So true, Antionette! 🙂
I love the idea of craft day! so fun 🙂
Don’t you wish we could all get together for one someday??? 🙂
Sounds like a fun day. Your ornaments are beautiful! I made a few of them last year and they were a big hit. I need to make some for this year.
I love hearing from my bloggy friends who have already made these . . . I can see why your recipients loved them, Ginny! 🙂
Those them! don’t have the patience to do them but they are gorgeous!
They DID take patience . . . but I had a great teacher! 🙂
Great job! Paper crafts can be addicting!
So I’ve learned!!! Oh, well . . . one can never have too many addictions, right? 🙂
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