Saturday, December 15, 2007

A Tisket a Tasket....

... A Christmas colored basket.

All the Christmas cards are done, the house is decorated, and the cookies are made. Christmas time at the Chenoweth household is running like clockwork!
To celebrate this momentous occasion I spent the afternoon in my craft room coming up with a new tutorial! And guess what! I want to share it with you!

Isn't he cute?! lol
  • Paper
  • Adhesive
  • Glue Dots
  • Brads
  • Anywhere Hole Punch


  1. Make reeds: Cut 11 strips of paper to 1” x 11”; fold in half length wise (hot dog fold) at ½”; run a line of glue down the middle to adhere sides together
  2. Lay four of the reeds side by side on a flat surface and weave in four more. Slide the strips together to make the bottom of the basket.
  3. Fold the ends of the reeds up to form the side spokes.
  4. Attach a brad to the end of a reed to the first basket spoke. This will hold the end in place as you weave that read through the remaining basket spokes. Attach end of reed to the brad after making it around the basket.
  5. Weave in the remaining reeds as described above.
  6. Fold the tops of the spokes into the basket and tuck them behind a reed or for a sturdier basket, adhere them in place.
  7. Decorate as desired.

To download a PDF file of this tutorial click here. If you have problems downloading this information or would like to share your creations, please email me!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas Cards - FINALLY

OK, now that all the excitement is over I thought I'd share the Chenoweth 2007 Christmas card with you! I plan on having them completed tonight so they can go postal tomorrow!
David did the embossing using the cuttlebug - which he LOVED to play with! We used: Glad Tidings stamp set, Real Red ink, Real Red, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla CS, Dashing DSP, green organdy ribbon (retired), scalloped oval and regular oval giga punches, white Galaxy Marker and lots and lots of glue.

Hate to cut it short, but I've got to go dry David's tears. His dad has told him that the Father Son Pizza Party he's been looking forward to all week has already come and gone. (It hasn't, they'll be leaving in an hour!) Poor kiddo. But not to worry - his dad WILL make it up to him.

And the Winner is....

Drum roll, please!

CAKVD said... 76.

She got the closest to my number of 73 - the combined ages of my family members!

Go ahead and email me with your address and I'll get your goodies out in the mail! Yay!

Thanks for playing everyone!


Ugh! I had just sat down with a nice cup of hot chocolate and my stamps when my wonderful husband struts through the door. Apparently home to wreck the perfect day I'd had lined up. Go figure! He didn't get anything, though realized that deer season doesn't end until Sunday and may be leaving me home alone - with David of course - this weekend so he can go tromp around the woods a little more. So be it. Dave's no problem, he'll sit at a tray table in my craft room with a bunch of retired stamps and computer paper stamping the day away!
So anyway, I did manage to get some things accomplished before Tim rained on my parade. I'm going to include a couple pictures of the ornaments David and I worked on this past Saturday. He's so proud of being able to write things now, though it takes him a while to get everything sounded out. Bravo for my cutie pie!

The second ornament is one I put together this morning. There's actually two layers of acetate in it - gives it a 3-D "The Snow Is Falling" look, if you know what I mean. I'm thinking about going back and frosting the back of the bulb to give it a little definition from the tree. We'll see if I get to it or not.

The last thing I have to share is a snippet from my Top Secret project. Just a little piece of the title since that's all I've really gotten accomplished on it so far anyway. I've hit a brick wall with it and think I may set it aside for later and just make something different for the contest. We'll see.

I Really Have Been Working!

I know my blog has been kinda empty lately - but honestly, I've been working! The only problem is that I've been working on projects for a contest and I can't share!! (Unless of course I don't win, then I will certainly share!)

My kiddo is off to school, my husband is off enjoying the last day of deer season so it's just me, the dogs and my stamp sets today. No excuses, right? I hope to get some cards or something finished to post, so stick with me friends, I'll get there, I promise!! Besides, I have TONS of retiring paper to use up so I can buy the new stuff coming out in January.

Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to stamp I go!

Monday, December 10, 2007

One Day Left

My blog candy post ends tomorrow! Know anyone who hasn't posted yet? They still have until 4:00 pm on December 11 to post! I'll post tomorrow to let you know who won, OK?!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Thinking of a Number...

Hey y'all. I thought we could play a little game and maybe pass out some blog candy?

Easy Peasy - I'm thinking of a number between 1 and 100. Post a reply to this message with your number and here in a little while I'll let y'all know who wins. Hows that sound?

Of course if no one replies to this message then I'll just feel like a big goof, won't I?