Thursday, December 6, 2012

Guest blogger~Debby Lewis!!!!

Hi everyone, I 'm excited to announce my very first guest blogger!!!!  She has becone a sweet cyber space friend that I fully plan on meeting someday.  I talk to her on the phone and yes we text:):):) ~love having friends that understand my passion for this biz!! So here she is~Debby Lewis of D's Paper Studio!!!!!

It seems every season I make something new for my little kitchen table.  It’s more a round bar table, but it reminds me of a place where two friends can share a cup of coffee. 
It’s Christmas so time for another centerpiece. 
I created a tree from a Styrofoam cone and my scraps.
Ingredients:  Bo Bunny paper; Stryrofoam cone; Technique Tuesday tiles FUNdamentals of Snow; Sizzix’s Tim Holtz Decorative Strip Mini Paper Rosettes; Ranger’s Stickles Frosted; Fiskars Round ‘n Round X-Large, Large, Medium, and thumb punch; pins; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Fragments and Baubles; Glossy Accents, Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet;  white tulle; Webster’s Pages ruffled ribbon; twin to tie the tulle onto.

Front and back of the snowflake topper.
This is simple to put together from your scraps.  I did not go out and buy anything.  The main note to make is when building your tree after you punch out the circles, add and let dry the Frosted Stickles, is to build your tree from the bottom up.  It is so much easier to overlap the edges when you start at the bottom.  Yes, I know by experience.  LOL  I used simple sewing pins to place my circles. 
Add your garland.  I just looped the tulle around the twine and trimmed it to size.  This is where keeping those small pieces of scrap tulle pays off.
Make your ornaments and hang them.  I added a bit of ribbon and baubles. 
I pinned the ribbon to the underneath edge of the cone.
I can take everything apart and store later or remake into something else. 
Thanks Connie for the invitation to share with your readers my crafty self.  Now if I could invite everyone over for a cup of Christmas Coffee. 
Have a Wonderfully Crafty Holiday!


  1. Debby is AMAZING!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee that tree!! Just GORGEOUS!!!! WOW!!

  2. This is so beautiful, Debby! So fun to see you guesting here on Connie's blog. :)

  3. ooooo PRETTY and its so much fun meeting blogger friends live and in person.

  4. wow Debby is amazing...this is so fabulous.. Congrats Debby on being the guest blogger..

  5. Debby~love what you did here, I bet this looks stunning on yur table. TY for being my very first {and I hope again} guest blogger!!!

  6. This is so very cool. I'm having fun reading the wonderful, encouraging comments from your readers. Thanks Connie for allowing me to be your first ever guest. It is a great honor.


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