April 1, 2009

Today is...

not Christmas! It's April Fool's Day! However, the projects I am sharing are very Christmassy (is that even a word?!) indeed!
I created these projects last weekend and I plan to use them as Christmas gifts this year. I have had this paint can (actually I had 2 of them and the other one is still sitting there.) for about 2 years waiting for me to do something to it. Well, here is what I did! I used all Basic Grey papers, chipboard and stickers, embellished these with a bit of glitter and added an edging with the Apron Lace punch. And I have to tell you... I am in love with this punch! I just wish I had all of the new Fiskar's punches! But for now, I guess I'll have to settle with just this one!!! The second project is again made with more Basic Grey, glitter and this time the Marta Stewart lace punch! Oh, and I love this punch too!








I also wanted to share a few thing that I have seen lately that inspired me or helped me!

This way cool Easter Basket idea by Laura Canale...
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/wovenbasket

And aren't these little critters by Stephanie Hart just adorable?!
And they are buttons! I can totally see these on a scrappy page!!!!
http://mylittlebitofwhimsy.blogspot.com/

How to customize your free blogger templates.
(I used this recently to make mine a 3 column blog. It was super easy, just follow the directions!)
http://www.threecolumnblogger.com/

And this great home decorating/design site...
http://www.livingetc.com/

I hope you all are having a great week!
Thanks for looking!

SmileS!
Juliana

10 comments:

  1. These are lovely Juliana! Wow you are on a roll girl! I love the scroll on the the paint can one.

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  2. Wow, Christmas gifts! Maybe if I get started now I might have them done by then :) Awesome projects.

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  3. wow, these are gorgeous! I hope you are submitting them! I LOVE how you made the scroll that the Noel is on. Very creative!

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  4. Your projects are so pretty Juliana!!! I love them! :D That paint can is a cool idea!!

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  5. Gorgeous projects, Juliana. The paint can is gorgeous. Great job, girl!!

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  6. Your projects are wonderful.....wow!!!!

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  7. Those are wonderful!!!!!!! Love the scroll on the paint can!

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  8. Those are SO gorgeous, juliana! Wonderful gifts! I really want that apron lace punch - I must find it! Thx for the links, will check them out!

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  9. These are beautiful! Very creative!

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  10. Great idea to get an early start - I still have lots of Christmas paper that I love.

    Thanks for sharing the link for the 3 colum blogger template - I have been looking for one like that...yours looks great!

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Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa

HUGS!!!
JULIANA