Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thinking Spring!

Now that Christmas is over my mind goes straight to Spring! 😊  It's true that Winter has only begun and we still have lots of the snow days to come, but I long for the change of vibrant colors and Springtime fun. (And if you noticed, I've changed my countdown too, giggles.) Those graphics are by Trina Clark of DigiScrap. 😉  She has such wonderful prim graphics! ❤

I want to share with you today a blog I found, Livin Vintage. She has awesome posts of all things vintage and the cutest Ducking and the Dachshund pattern she's sharing! Wouldn't that cute lil Duckling be adorable - all prim style - for this Spring's creations! 😊

And for those of you like me that can't wait to get outside again, she has an adorable Garden Tray posted here: Gardening Tray from the 1950's.  Though it may be a wee bit early to think of this, it will give me plenty of time to have mine made. 😉

One more share this morning....and since we still have lots of snow days yet to come, why not make some adorable Bell Jar Ornaments? 😉  How about creating some cute lil snowmen in them or even something for Spring? What a wonderful idea of how she's created these! Use different size plastic bottles for whatever you're creating with them, and no drilling or cutting glass! 😍  I have some miniature birds, eggs, and nest that would be perfect for something Spring and I'll bet you're thinking of your supplies as well! 😉

I hope this has got your creative juices flowing and thinking about what all you can create. And before closing I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year! Here's to hoping 2017 is so much better and kinder to all of us! ❤

Till next time, have fun crafting!  ðŸ˜Š
Warm prim hugs, Libz

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Countdown Is On!

Giggles, the countdown till Christmas is on! I'm so excited! And IF you'll notice in my right side menu I have a cute lil countdown graphic! 😊 I created the graphic using some of the purchased graphics from Trina Clark of DigiScrapKits. But as for the counter itself, I found this WONDERFUL tutorial for making your own here at Jinglebell Junction by Monica Mays! She takes you step by step through her tutorial for making your own and even gives you coding for her counter if you desire!

I must admit, when I first put it on my blog I had to make some changes to accommodate the width, but no problem. Next I noticed it had -715 days so I knew something wasn't right. I checked the coding and the "new date" section it had December 25, 2014, giggles, so I found my problem! Just remember to change that part when making your own or using her's. 😉 Another thing to note with the coding is changing your image link location (if not using her's). You'll find that section at the first part of the coding where it has background img url. 😉 Change from her link location to your image location. I also noticed she has her countdown background image as a .png file, which has a transparent background. I too wanted mine transparent to look neater on my blog. 😊

Next, I'd like to share with you an adorable crafting tutorial for making cute lil soldier ornies from clothespins! Aren't these completely adorable! 😍 (You'll see when you follow the link!)

Clothespin Soldier Ornaments

I don't care too much for the pompom hats so will make my own for a more prim look, but what an awesome cute tutorial/ornie! 😊

Oh, and just one more before I leave!.......I know you'll love this one too! I luv the old world style Santas and this ornie is perfect for me! I can imagine it all prim style! 😍

Old World Santa Claus Christmas Ornament

I hope you've all had fun with your Winter crafts, shows, and decorating. And I hope these tutorial links may be that something extra you may have been looking for? 😉  Till next time, have fun crafting!

Warm prim hugs, Libz  ðŸ˜Š