Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Experiment with wool felt

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I've been back to my crafty self. LOL I went to the Upcycle Exchange in St Louis last week. I found some cool old books, a scrabble board, embroidery floss, and glycerin soap.

I took wool and wrapped it around the soap and felted it on the soap. It is so cool. The wool acts as a loofa sponge. As the soap shrinks the wool gets smaller too.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Swap Photos

12 Days of Christmas Swap Photos

12 Days of Christmas Swap Photos

12 Days of Christmas Swap Photos

12 Days of Christmas Swap Photos

More photos from Gwen's box.

Life on the Scrap Beach Christmas Swap

I want to share with you the swap box I received from Scrappingwen. I am amazed at her talent and attention to detail. I just love the box she prepared and created for me. It took a lot of time for her to put everything together. The dress form tags are so pretty, I love the pink tags she colored for me. Gwen is a very talented with Copic markers. The giant box with the french motif is awesome. I just love everything she gave me.

The swap days we were suppose to create items for were:

Alter a box or container and fill with goodies.

Day 1 Partridge in a Pear Tree - Anything fruity. 1 item

Day 2 Turtle Doves - Anything pertaining to love - 2 items

Day 3 Three French Hens - Anything Paris or French - 1 item

Day 4 Calling Birds - Something made with feathers - 4 items

Day 5 Golden Rings - Bought metal embellishments and hand made charms - 1 of each item

Day 6 Six Geese - Oval gift tags - 6

Day 7 Swans Swimming - items in blue or greens reminding you of the ocean - 2 items

Day 8 8 Maids a Milking - Pearl themed project - 1 item

Day 9 9 Ladies Dancing - Embellished Dress form made into a tag - 4 items

Day 10 Lords A Leaping Masculine card fronts - 4 items

Day 11 Pipers Piping - Trims, Ribbons - 2 items

Day 12 Drummers - Stick pins - 2 pairs 4 total stick pins

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New mini album

Hi everyone,
It has been a long time since I've blogged. I really miss not blogging. Last week I saw a video Marion Smith did on an album she designed. On her site Marion Smith Designs you can purchase the template. I loved the book so much I treated myself to the template. Here are some pictures of the album I did. I will post Marion Smith's album later.

Happy crafting,

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Items for sale

Hi everyone,
I am starting an Esty store and selling my crafts on my blog as well.

Delicious Cinnamon and Sugar Pecans in a gift box ready for giving, $4.50 per box.
Journal books with 2 book marks with ribbon tied around the cover, $5
12 month Card Keeper book with 12 pockets for A-2 cards & envelops, $10
Glass Glitter Ball Ornaments, $3
Vintage spool/bead Ornaments, $3
Vintage Glitter Snowflake Ornaments, $3
Hot Chocolate Slider Cards, $1
Ghirardelli Chocolate Peek a boo cards, $1
Button rings, $5
Bead rings, $6

I would be happy to put together a gift basket for you. These items make great teacher gifts, think of your neighbors at Christmas time or treat yourself. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, hipandhumblecrafts@me.com. I will be posting additional pictures soon.

Thank you so much,

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Halloween Wall Hanging

I'm so excited this is my first Design Team project. Please check out my Halloween Wall Hanging on the Chica's Getting Crafty website. Just click the button to the right on my blog.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Featured on Design Team Page

Hi everyone,

I opened up the design team blog, Chicas Getting Crafty and saw my scrapbook page. I am so excited that they put my work up on the blog. If you want to check it out press the Chicas Getting Crafty blog button on the right. Followers are very welcome!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Faith wall hanging


I made this with a wood wall hanging I bought at Goodwill for a $1. It had Precious Moments on it. I must say I'm not a Precious Moments person. LOL I used Pink Paisley paper and cut Faith out with my Cricut.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chicas Gettin Crafty Design Team

I was invited to be on the Chicas Gettin Crafty Design Team. I was so excited I couldn't stand it. My first 3 projects will be posted on the blog in October. Once they are put on the Chicas Gettin Crafty blog I can then put them on my blog. I have 3 really exciting projects to share with you. Please check out the blog. We would love new followers!


I'm currently working on a 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 Botanical Mini Album. I will post some pictures once I get a little further on it.

Fall is fast approaching. The weather in St Louis has been so nice lately. In the 80's the last 2 days which is unheard of in August. Looking forward to working on Thanksgiving and Christmas projects.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tea Cup and Saucer

I made a pin cushion out of a tea cup and saucer. I used E6000 adhesive on the bottom of the cup to permanently glue to the saucer. Then took a small square of fabric and batting to make the cushion. I hot glued the fabric into the cup. I wanted something to display my favorite stick pins. Some of these I've made and other received in swaps.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Provo Craft Red White and Blue Swap

Last of the pictures. LOL

Provo Craft Red White and Blue Swap

More pictures.