Wednesday, August 5, 2015

"Spool-tide" Greetings....

If Mother Nature can be fickle and blatantly indecisive, then I figure so can my crafting!  Which is why last week I had the best time with Inner tube Birdbrain here and now this week, I'm loving Candy Cane for Snowman.   Yesterday was blistering and humid and today is cool and rainy; but it matters not because inside my craftroom, it looks like Christmas!
 
I wanted to make a shaker that was mounted on a straw that stood within a spool, but I had no spools. Sure, I could have run to the corner flea market, but thought it would be fun to make my own from paper. 
A few other shapes I cut on my Silhouette and either glittered, distressed or colored them.
And here's my completed project for From The Heart's Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge for August.  
Thanks so much for the visit and big hugs to you all!
I'm off to fry some pickles...yum!!
Lisa xx

23 comments:

Brenda said...

This is darling! I love that you made your own spool. What a "cool" project!

Kathy Krug said...

While the rest of us were driving to the flea market to get that spool you made your own, of course you did, and finished your project. the rest of us are too tired to make our project because we spent too much time at the flea market and came home with a pile of stuff that we have no idea why we bought it. Fabulously, cute. What a great centerpiece for Christmas.

Imke said...

Wow, it´s a little work of art, Lisa and a great way to use the FREE Stamp of the Month August image. Thanks for joining us @ From the Heart Stamps !!

Chrissy said...

Oh! Lisa..this is so very cool..what a fabulous Christmas table decoration..I love the cute image and all those layers and the tag with the snowflakes on the straw..awesome..I love it.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sue Butler said...

Hello Q,
Goodness me this is one out of the box, most wold create a card with this image, but you have done your quirky thing and created a decoration that is a real eye catcher and will look amazing anywhere in the home. I am thinking that I would like to make one for Scarlett, not with a Snowman though as it is Summer for us at Christmas time.....Santa would work. I am inspired as usual with not only your amazing imagination but the ability to create from it.
Smiles:)
O

Sandy said...

Hey Pretty Lady! This is a really neat project. It reminds me of the shakers one would use at Mardi Gras -- As a child we had these toys that you pushed up on a metal thing that would make the wheel on top go round and round and send off a few sparks. That's what this shaker reminds me of!!
Sandy xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Lisa I love this that snowman is sweet I love all the snow and the post totally fabulous!!
Kevin xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Lisa, What a neat idea... Nice to see you back it has been awhile. Such a cute shaker snowflake and the digital image is so cute. Great idea for the spool and it worked great. Love your project, very creative. Have to check out that stamp of the month.
Hugs, Pat♥

Mitra Pratt said...

ohhhh I have straws like that...and that shaker on the fabricated spool is amazing!!! PLUS, you didn't go junkin...so think of how much that saved you!! Although I had a lucky day at the ReStore....I really love that snow and how you colored up that snowman! Super pretty! Hugs!

Lisa S. said...

Isn't this adorable!!! Love that homemade spool. :)

Regina Easter said...

stunning my friend

Ina said...

Just the cutest little project Lisa. Love checking out your work.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Lisa, what an amazing Christmas decoration!! It looks so festive and would look really great on the table beside my tree!!! nudge nudge, wink wink! Beautiful and so creative Lisa! hugs :)

Tracy said...

I think your homemade spool looks better than anything you would have found at the flea market. Love the concept of popping the main image up on the straw. Lots of fun! But what else would it be coming from your brain. :-)

Karon said...

See there you go with your brain storms again! I absolutely adore this - fabulous!

Cynthia said...

Wow, this is an adorable project, Lisa. So creative and I love how you've created your own spool! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy said...

This is stunning. Love seeing some decor made with this image. The glitter and shaker style is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at FTHS for our Stamp of the Month challenge!

butterfly said...

Marvellous - the snowman's a cutie, the musical frill is fabulous, and your punning post title made me smile too!!
Alison xx

Tammy said...

Just fabulous and so creative, you're my hero!

Faith S. said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous!! What a creative idea! I can't believe you made your own spool! Thanks for linking up to our Stamp of the Month Challenge!

Faith S. said...

...I just had to add it to our Facebook page. :) https://www.facebook.com/FromTheHeartStamps

Jeanne J said...

So many beautiful embellishments. As always, every time I look I see something new and I think that is what delights me so much here. There is always something waiting to be seen .. waiting to be discovered. Of course you made your own spool. You're a crafty genius! Love how your mind works Lisa!

Margaret said...

Yet another brilliant and inspired creation! The snowman shaker is so glittery and cute, and the straw into the fantastic hand made spool is gorgeous! I love the idea of make-your-own spools, especially in any size you might need! Thanks for inspiring me yet again!