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Monday, November 30, 2015

24 Cups of Tea Christmas Countdown Calendar

I have been thinking about my Christmas decorations for quite some time but I can finally enjoy them fully now that Thanksgiving decorations are packed away. My favorite decoration this year being Christmas countdown calendars. This one is made with my collection of tea cups. Each one is filled with tea. I think it's important to remember to take time to reflect and relax each day during this busy time of year.
24 cups of tea Christmas countdown calendar, stefanie girard, recycled tea cups
Materials and tools:
24 tea cups
24 tea bags
peg board and hooks
paint
faux wood graining tool
Christmas paper
Computer and printer
Sticker paper
Christmas lights

24 cups of tea Christmas countdown calendar, stefanie girard, recycled tea cups
 I scored a piece of peg board at Eco-Set. A company here in Los Angeles that recycles set pieces to artists and students.
I gave it a faux wood finish with Americana Decor Chalky Finish by DecoArt with a faux wood graining tool.

24 cups of tea Christmas countdown calendar, stefanie girard, recycled tea cups, sizzix die cut

I printed out the numbers on sticker paper and stuck them on Christmas scrapbook paper that I cut into circles with a Sizzix Big Shot Plus.
I taped the tea bag to the back of the circle of paper and placed them in each tea cup.
24 cups of tea Christmas countdown calendar, stefanie girard, recycled tea cups
It was fun to arrange all the tea cups and I think it makes a nice was to display them.
24 cups of tea Christmas countdown calendar, stefanie girard, recycled tea cups

I hope you have a wonderful pre-Christmas season and enjoy moments of crafting and relaxing.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving paper leather squirrel

Squirrels are so darn cute! I just got the Sizzix squirrel die and some of their new paper leather sheets perfect for using with it as the brown tone was perfect and the flexibility would lend itself to a bit of sculpting.
I die cut 2 squirrels and glued them together at the head and tail ONLY. After the glue dried I could separate the hands and feet a bit to get the squirrel to stand and hold an acorn between its paws.
 To give the squirrel a bit more dimension I colored it a bit with Tombow recycled pencils.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"Fonts Are People Too" quote adult coloring page

Today's quote come from a post title featured at the company blog for Hawk Media. I simply thought it was funny so I did this coloring page. One of my favorite things to do is flip letters, especially at the end of words.
Fonts are people too adult coloring page stefanie Girard
I used a combination of BIC markersChameleon Markers and Tombow Markers.
Fonts are people too adult coloring page Stefanie Girard
Feel free to download and if you do, leave a comment with a link to your finished page or tag me on Instagram @StefanieLGirard

Thursday, November 5, 2015

"Gun Play Turns into Pillow Talk" Quote Adult Coloring Page

Song lyrics are one of the best sources for quotes and today's adult coloring page is a lyric from the Miguel song, "Coffee". The line that comes before this quote is "wordplay" and after, "...coffee in the morning". There are two versions of this song with different lyrics (one is less "PG" than the other).
Gun Play Turns into Pillow Talk quote  adult coloring page stefanie girard
I used a combination of BIC markersChameleon Markers and Tombow Markers.
Gun Play turns into pillow talk quote adult coloring page, stefanie girard
Feel free to download and if you do, leave a comment with a link to your finished page or tag me on Instagram @StefanieLGirard
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