Gifts · Papercrafting

Quick Handmade Christmas Gift

Here is another idea for Christmas gifts for teachers and co-workers who are readers (check out Friday’s Christmas gift post here).

Photo of Jumbo Paperclip Bookmark

This is one of those JUMBO paper clips.  I used a 2″ scalloped circle to punch out 2 circles.  You can use any shape that is big enough to cover the top of the paper clip.

The pink circle is 1.5″.  I only used one of those.  Stamp and embellish ’til your heats content.  Then place the single hoop end of the paper clip in the middle of the bottom circle.  Put a piece of double sided foam tape above and below the paper clip on the circle, right snug up against the paper clip, so it can’t wiggle.

Then put the other circle on top.  You should have a paper clip sandwich now.  If you wish add a little ribbon to your bookmark.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.
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Happy Scrapping.

Let’s scrapbook together, it’s cheaper than therapy.

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Frugal · Papercrafting

Frugal Friday – Altered Note Book

It’s time to start thinking about Christmas gifts, if you’re making them.  Here is something for teachers or co-workers.  This can be done with scraps of paper.

I just took a piece of cardstock (larger than my note book by about 1/2″ in all directions), dampened it and… now please don’t have a heart attack, wad your cardstock up in a ball.  Keep breathing, everything will be okay.  Unwad (is that a word?) your cardstock, hand smooth it, being gentle.

At this point you can take an ink pad and rub it gently over the surface of your cardstock, inking the wrinkles of you cardstock.  You can use a coordinating or contrasting color, your choice.  Next, with a medium heat iron smooth the cardstock as flat as you can. This gives your cardstock a faux suede or crushed velvet look.

Now you’re ready to adhere it to your notebook, trim the excess to the size of the notebook.  Embellish as desired.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by, come back soon and stay awhile.
Happy Scrapping.

Let’s scrapbook together, it’s cheaper than therapy.

Essential Oils · Water Difuser Recipes

Refresh

This diffuser blend is great when you’re feeling stuffy.

2 drops Peppermint

2 drops Spearmint

2 drops Wintergreen

2 drop Breathe

Diffuse in your favorite diffiuser.  Can be used anytime, but especially good at night while sleeping.

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Chalk Couture

Chalk Couture – Pet Food Rug

I used the Geo Cat transfer and Chalkology Ink Regal and Bright White.  When I saw this transfer I knew I had to do this, because anyone who has cats knows that you are not only owned by your cats but your “house is maintained for the comfort and convenience of the cats”.

However in my house my cats earn their keep.  I live in an area where I get a lot of field mice.  When I see mice I tend to jump onto the counter and shriek like a girl.

My fur babies may do what they want but I haven’t had to jump onto the counters and shriek for a few years, so it’s a win-win kind of thing.

I think Whiskers approves of his new food rug.

I bought the rug at Walmart.  It’s a rubber backed rug so I only heat set on the side I inked on.  Four minutes with a medium iron and a piece of parchment paper between the iron and rug.  For the most part, I only intend to spot clean this, but I can machine wash after heat setting.

Don’t worry dog lovers, there’s one for you also Geo Dog.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by, come back soon and stay awhile.
Happy Scrapping.
Let’s scrapbook together, it’s cheaper than therapy.

Essential Oils

Oil of the Week – Breathe

dōTERRA Breathe®  Respiratory Blend

A popular essential oil blend, doTERRA Breathe’s refreshing aroma can be used to create feelings of clear, easy breathing.

Primary Benefits

  • Maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing
  • Promotes a restful nights sleep
  • Helps minimize the effects of seasonal threats

Description

doTERRA Breathe is a remarkable blend of essential oils including Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Cardamom, Ravintsara, and Ravensara. doTERRA Breathe maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing while minimizing the effects of seasonal threats. doTERRA Breathe can be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet, or diffused at nighttime to calm the senses and promote a restful sleep.

Uses

  • Diffuse, inhale directly from palms, or rub on chest or feet when seasonal and environmental threats are high.
  • Use when outdoors to minimize the effects of seasonal threats.
  • Diffuse at bedtime for a restful environment.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.

Here’s where you can get your Breathe Essential Oil.

Check out the entire line of Breathe products.

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