YES, its almost here DECEMBER 31st… and one wonders if things will actually slow down a bit after it passes. WE all survived the end of mayan calendar and so we are about ready to begin 2013 and I want to wish each of you a very creative year.

This is a quickie post mostly ideas that have come when I was too busy to share….so I am sharing them here and some are christmas but REMEMBER I told you that I was the self appointed QUEEN OF REPURPOSING..lol… so the tree…DECORATE IT WITH HEARTS and make it A Valentine tree…or eggs or chicks or jelly beans and make it an easter tree…or stick some tiny candles ( MS punch) on it and make a TREE-MENDOUS BIRTHDAY WISH..see its easy…

SCS CHRISTMAS TREE FOLD this one is done using a 1/2 circle.. and its quick and simple but looks impressive on a card and changing the size of the circle will allow you to make smaller trees….and when looking up the link for this one I stumbled across another one they had that makes a 3 D tree…that will stand up so check out …PYRMID CHRISTMAS TREE this is another amazing card that will need one of those little tea lights to really make it shine (pun intended)… its not something that you would want to make 50 of but a couple for special cards would be very nice and they give you the cute little poem to copy and paste inside so recipient  knows how to set it up… the only thing I didn’t care for was the ribbon…I’d just use a scallop for the circle and call it good… you could make a few of these now and if you can find a way to let yourself know where you stashed them ( let me know too please)you would have them all ready for next year.  BTW….Amazon has the best price for tea lights..I got 12 for about 6 $…( for those of you who are wondering why I don’t have links anymore to vendors. If you need help finding them let me know.

DAWN’S PAPER LOOP ORNAMENT… again I loved this idea and thought it could be fun for next christmas ( repurposing coming up) but in watching I went hey 2 OF the loops makes a HEART… and 4 could be fashioned into a BUTTERFLY …one could be a balloon on a card especially if you cut it narrower like only and eighth inch or used quilling strips cut to her length and folded just like the ornament… very cool and fun idea…the quilling strips are readily available at most craft stores and Amazon too.  REMEMBER THOUGH If your card has a bump and this will either need  a cushion envelope to mail it or put the 65cent stamps on or both …. cushion and 65 stamps works best to keep it from being crushed.  If you don’t know how to glue quilling on let me know… but there are tons of stuff about that on the web.

DAWN’S GINGERBREAD GIFT CARD HOLDER…ok this is very cute but remember it doesn’t have to be gingerbread men…it can be anything you want any image you like  and it could also be great for a gift card holder for a birthday, anniversary, or graduation gift. Its THE FOLD that counts…its quick , simple and easy to make it ahead and then decorate as needed… I promise to show you some of mine later…

Lastly I wanted to share with you I am looking forward to a very creative new year for all of us… HAPPIEST NEW YEAR.  

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY…hugs the wireheaded cyber toad..aka kath



OK again I told you there might be a few more… I am not into these little guys but they are cute and Dawn has 2 them so I suggest you go and give them a look in case you are looking for some last minute stocking stuffers..



SANTA’S TIC TAC HOLDER as I said this is really cute and if you are looking for some last minute stocking stuffers…give these a try…

ELF TIC TAC HOLDER …this is similar but this time its an elf rather than Santa… hope you enjoy them…


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AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY…. happy holidays kath



SURPRISE…. yeah I know I said I was taking a break for the holidays…but I keep getting cool stuff and think wow… I should share this now so that they have it for the Holidays…so here goes… there will not be much in the way of samples except at the site I give you…


DAWN’S NAPKIN FOLD… This may look really complicated but she shows that it is really rather simple… write down the measurements as you watch the video just pause it and write it down… bookmark it so you can go back and watch again..

DAWN’S ENVELOPES... Ok I have seen her use this before and I have waited for Scor-pal to come out with one but they haven’t so I have ordered this diagonal board that LOOKS like it will fit into the SCORE-PAL or maybe the MARTHA STEWARD SCORE BOARD…I don’t have it yet but I will let you know if it works…I have several times needed a diagonal scoring board so hopefully this will work as I already have a SCOR-PAL and a MARTHA STEWART…I really didn’t want to buy a STAMPIN UP BOARD…also I am not fond of the fact that it is dark…think it makes it harder to see the numbers that said if you don’t have one at all you may like this one… to help (i think) with the fact that board is dark it comes with little pointers that hook onto the board at the places you put them to help you score correctly…if you belong to a STAMPIN UP group you can order from you own rep but since I don’t I order all my stuff from DAWN…she is quick and accurate.

DAWN’S CHRISTMAS THANK YOU’S….She has these every month and they are all the same yet different… yeah I get it ….its a way to sell their stamps but this one is very cool since it has stamp images that match a die cut …of course you will have to buy both to make it work …lol… but you could tell Santa…she does send me a little thank you with ever order but frankly I don’t get enough gifts etc to use a thank you that often but nothing says you can’t make a birthday card or thinking of you card out of it… in any case at least look at them they inspire something else.  OH remember…this 3×3 card is only mailable in a 3 1/2×5 envelope…or larger

OUT OF SILENCE…. OK this is calligraphic eye candy with a cause… a friend of mine SALLY PENLEY started this project earlier this year after she was moved by the recent suicides of young people who were being bullied for one reason or another.  Sally is well known in the calligraphic community so a great many calligraphers responded with making  pieces to remind us of tolerance and not to be silent when we see or know of someone who is being bullied or harassed for any reason.  They are both moving and beautiful if you have a facebook account you should be able CLICK THE LINK in blue above and it will take you to see the varied pieces.  Piece below is one of Sally’s and I not only like the piece but I like what it says also.

OK that’s it for today and maybe I’ll post again before Christmas just depends on if I have a free minute and something to share that just can’t wait…lol… this free minute was brought to you by ….. letting little birds glued to my xmas cards dry…lol.


AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY….the wire headed cyber toad…aka Kath