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Festive Friday Hop!!!

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Welcome to another great Festive Friday Hop - make sure you started at the beginning by stopping by Terri's blog - http://www.terrisproul.blogspot.com/
Now I know is summer, but you need to get started early if you want to make Christmas cards to give away, you don't want to have to go and purchase a box of cards - I love giving out cards that I make to my family and friends, come and see what everyone has done this week.
I'm not really able to walk around much right now - having problems with a bad knee and my craft room is upstairs so I have a small space in my living room where I get to craft a bit.  I just got my first cricut and got this new cartridge - so I was playing around, I have never used any machine like this one so it was fun.  Well I decided to use one of the flower napkin rings to make my card.


 

Macrame jewelry

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I decided to go back and do some simple macrame jewelry - I did this type of beading quite a few years back and decided to get back to it again.   I've done some for my daughter using hemp cords in different colors.   I like to play with how the beads get placed.  Here are pictures of some of the bracelets I've done in the last two weeks.  Last night I decided to make one with an imitation leather cord from Darice and another with silk cord and gold wire from Beadalon, for this two I used swarovski crystals and crystal beads, these are my favorite and are for me.  Feel free to drop a comment.











Blue Jeans Ring!!!

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I love making jewelry, I love creating with different products, I guess I have a creative addiction for which there is no cure! I love to wear jewelry and even more when I know is something I made, because I know I will not run into anyone, anywhere wearing the same thing I have.  I discovered duct tape for crafting over a year ago, ever since I have been using it for many things. From wallets to flowers, to using it to make a holiday card instead of using paper, also to make rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Today I want to share the latest ring I've created -




Festive Friday Hop

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Welcome to another exciting Festive Friday Hop. Make sure you start over at Terri's blog http://www.terrisproul.blogspot.com/
For this week's card I wanted to use duck tape - I have an addiction to crafting with duck tape and I used the candy cane tape along with the gold tape.   I used  Tim's green moss distress ink stamp to make the tree, and Staz-On black stamp to do the trunk of the tree.  I strung green and red seed beads on green and gold Beadalon wires and taped down the edges with the gold duck tape.  I used mod podge in glitter to the entire white area around the stamped tree - I loved the fact that the ink from the distress ink stamp bled a little - it gave the white paper a little bit of green tint with a sparkle from the mod podge.  I used regular mod podge to add some white sequins and in the center I added a tiny red seed bead.  The clear sequin picks up the green color from the stamp and the colors from the glitter.  To finish it up I used a crystal gold pea…