Friday, December 31

NEW YEARS EVE CRAFT ALONG...ITS HERE! ITS HERE!

Greetings dear readers! CRAFT ALONG ITINERARY...

6:00 CHAT OPEN!

8:00 CRAFT ALONG BEGINS!

8:30 COWBOY IMAGES FOR YOUR TAGS

9:00 COWBOY TAGS: TUTORIAL AND CRAFT ALONG

9:30 GATHER MATERIALS FOR GNOME TAG & SHADOW BOX

10:00 SHARE GNOME PATTERN FOR TAG & SHADOW BOX
           TUTORIAL AND CRAFT ALONG

11:00 CHAT DISCUSSION: NEW TOOLS, GADGETS AND "MUST HAVES"

11:30  SHOW AND TELL (POST PICS OF WHAT YOU'VE MADE SO FAR!)

12:00 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

12:01 VINTAGE CAMPER TAG TUTORIAL & CRAFT ALONG

2:00 VINTAGE CAMPER PICS AND CHATTER

2:30 THE ROAMING GNOME...WHERE HAS HE BEEN? WHERE WILL HE GO NEXT?

3:00 PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS QUESTION & ANSWER

4:00 DIGITAL ARTIST TRADING CARD: HERE'S HOW! CHAT TUTORIAL

5:00 COMMENT COUNT FOR DRAWING...LAST CHANCE!

6:00 DRAWING FOR GNOME BOOK, GNOME TOME, AND SUKI IRON ON BOOK

NAPTIME!

CAN'T WAIT TO PARTAY WITH YOU GIRLS!

The fun begins at 6 pm Central Standard time...that's when I will be on my blog chatting and preparing the goodies for our all night crafting event!

DO pop in to say hello and chat a while! All you need is an email address and the ability to type! I'll be posting an itinerary to let you know when we'll be doing what...so stay tuned!

Be sure to have your Coca Cola and chocolate "at the ready" for we will be needing it about 3 a.m.! Invite your friends!
And for those of you who don't know yet: here are a few of the projects I'm planning to work on:

I will share with you my process for creating a Happy Camper Vintage Camper tag! This tag swap was WILDLY popular, and now YOU can make one for yourself! 



SUPPLY LIST FOR VINTAGE CAMPER TAG:
chipboard
cardstock
scrapbook paper
glue stick
pop dots
embellishment for wheels (flowers, buttons, sequins...anything!)

Another of my popular swaps was the Wild West Tag Swap...so we will be making a Cowboy Tag! (I will be having a cowboy tag swap in January, so here's your chance to sign up early and get started on your tag!) I will be sharing several ADORABLE vintage cowboy images that YOU can use on your tag!


SUPPLY LIST FOR COWBOY/COWGIRL TAG:
chipboard
cardstock
scrapbook paper
glue stick ribbon
stamps, stickers or printed words: COWBOY, COWGIRL

Another swap that acquired more comments than anything else I've ever written or done on my blog: GNOMES! We will be making this adorable gnome (I will share the pattern with you...it is a compilation of SEVERAL die cut cartridges)


Or you can simply print this little guy on cardstock and cut him out. (But wouldn't it be more fun to have your own original pattern?)


SUPPLY LIST FOR GNOME:
cardstock and/or scrapbook paper
glue stick
gnome pattern

I will also do a tutorial on how to make your very own kitschy gnome shadow box for Valentines Day!


You can either try to find some of these little plastic gnome creatures on Etsy or Ebay, or you can "craft along" with me and make paper gnomes that will be equally adorable! 


SUPPLY LIST FOR GNOME SHADOW BOX:

small cardboard box 
cardstock
adorable valentines day scrapbook paper
embellishments: small flowers, buttons, stickers, acetate words
glue stick
glue dots
pop dots
gnomage

AND THEN (for those who will still be with me at 3 or 4 a.m. New Year's Day) I will be having a giveaway! 
Behold the fabulous:
A tiny gnome and a tiny gnome book!




A classic Gnome Tome!

A new book of Sukie Iron Ons...SO adorable!

(Only comments left during the hours of 12 Midnight and 6 a.m. will be entered into the drawing...so you will exponentially increase your chances of winning if you stay with us!)

Let me know you plan to attend! I'll add your name to a New Year's Eve Craft Along Party Roster and post it on my sidebar! WOOHOO! An all nighter! It's gonna be a BLAST!

More soon!
Paula Clare

28 comments:

ArtzeeChris said...

Hi Paula,

I just found your blog here! I love love love all of these projects! I can't decide which one I like best they all are so adorable. what exactly is your vintage cowboy swap about tag swap about? It sounds like fun can I get in on it?

I'm so glad I found this wonderful creative "Palace" I am headed right now to be a follower!

Happy Holidays
Chris :)

Artzee Chris' Blog

Jane said...

It sounds like a lot of fun! I don't know if I can stay up all night, but I'll give it a try - especially since you have such great tutorials planned!
Jane-Jacksonville

Nan said...

Oh I have that last little gnome shadowbox. I won it !! You can get those cute little gnomes on line at Bake it Pretty. I'll think about this before I commit.

Pixie said...

well, for once, the time difference will work in my favour! Add me to your roster m'dear.

Paula Clare said...

Hi Gals! Chris, Please feel free to jump in for as long as you want! That goes for all of you...no need to commit to all night if you're not "wired" nocturnally!

Nan! Seriously, my friend, WHY oh WHY do you feel you have to think about it before you "commit"? Do you mean the all nighter or the cowboy tag swap? We'll only be making two tags so those of you who do NOT possess a Cricut nor the ability to amass a great many tags, JOIN IN! I'll be posting details soon!

Pam said...

I'll be joining, but only because I live in a totally different time zone. For the first time in our lives, my sister (aka batgirl)and I can be conscious at the same time!!!

Paula Clare said...

Pam! Sistuh! HOORAY! I am so excited you'll be here! Can Aria come or will she be back in school?

vivian said...

Hi Paula dear!
I will definitely pop in for new years eve! We go out to a friends house every year, but when we get home I will be sure to stop over and see whats going on. I may even craft a long with you for a bit. chances are though, after my two glasses of bailys or mudslides, I'll be dying to go to sleep!! I'm such a big partier.. just a sip of alcohol about puts me under!! lol!
have a delightful day Paula Clare!
hugs
vivian

barncat said...

Aw, Paula doesn't this sound like fun? Since it's pretty much written in stone that everyone comes here on New Years Eve, maybe they won't notice if I sneak away from the eating and silly board games (and more eating) for a little bit? One of my craftiest friends will be here too, maybe we can sneak away together??!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Hey Paula!

I just found that large Gnome book at an antique shop in Lancaster for just $3.00! I liked it so much, I got the Gnome's Christmas book on Amazon!

I've always preferred elves and pixies to gnomes, but I can see their appeal. : )

Jill

Creative Breathing said...

Paula Clare! You can count me in!!! I will share the "real deal" cowboy and cowgirl tags (my very favorite), and I will offer THE cutest cowboy/girl card for a giveaway prize. You do the pick'n, I'll do the mail'n! Count me in on a little shadowbox! And DEFINITELY count me in on your January Cowboy Tag swap! EAK! Love it! STOP ME IN MY TRACKS! I just noticed your Gnomantle! Oh my goodness Paula!!! Yes, you do have to redo your craft room in red and aqua! I'm working on my Dolly Dingle V'Day Exchange, and you are going to love it! It's very different! I love when we get each other going like this! Too much fun! E

Jo said...

I love your projects. I'm not a big night owl but I will participate for as long as I can.

Cheryl said...

I'd like to join in on the fun :-) What a fabulous way to start off the new year :-)
~Cheryl

Faith Lynn said...

Hello BFF! I will definitely be checking in with you! I think we are going to go work at a homeless shelter first, so this will be two special things I will end the year with!

XXXXOOOO
Faith Lynn

Home and Heart said...

You are a doll Paula! I would be thrilled to craft along with you!! Thank you for the sweet invite!

Patti said...

Oh Paula, Can I please be a part of your tutorial? I would love to make a little camper tag! I am so excited!

Patti said...

Oh Paula, Can I please be a part of your tutorial? I would love to make a little camper tag! I am so excited!

Sharon Wisely said...

Hi Paula,
Call me crazy but count me in!
I will try to talk Chris into staying up with me, but Baby Ava is in town, so I kind of doubt it!
Sharon

My Vintage Studio said...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year!
Hugs, Sharon

NanE said...

Aaah Paula, thanks for thinking of me! I would love to join y'all but I'm a party girl on New Year's eve, lol! For the past 15 years we have taken turns hosting a New Years Eve party with our best friends and neighbors. But I do have a suggestion IF you are interested! You can go to Aimee Asher and open a live chat room for the night where everyone can ask questions on the spot and chit chat etc. It's FREE but you would need to join the site and set up a membership which is also free. It's a very safe place too. Here's a link if you are interested and let me know if you have any questions, hugs and blessings, Nan
http://aimeeasher.com/community/forums/

Sharon said...

Hey Paula,
Where do we sign up for the Cowgirl Tag Swap?
I don't want to miss out!

Creative Breathing said...

I love your sticky post! It was such fun to come and read it again! I am excited to have been sent a little Whitman box that will be perfect for your shadow box craft. I'm ready! Bring on the New Year! Elizabeth

Loretta said...

I found your blog link on Creative Breathing's website and I'd love to join in. I'll add your little picture to my sidebar on my blog, and hopefully I won't forget! What a neat idea.

Levonne said...

Happy New Year to you!

Valerie said...

I sure wish I was going to be home in pj's crafting along with you that night. I would love a tutorial on how you crafted the vintage trailer. I will continue to follow your blog though.

Cheryl said...

Hello girlie-girl... I have a question for you about the big shin-dig your having to ring in the new year. What time zone are you in? I don't want to arrive to early-- or to late for the festivities :-)I am in California, what time does the party start?
I'm looking forward to this fun event. Thanks!
~Cheryl

daylily777 said...

Hi ,my granddaughter & I plan to join you tonite . we are looking forward to it !
Happy New Year !
~Myrna

Creative Breathing said...

I'm here Paula, I'm here with scissors and glue stick and all of my supplies! This is such fun, and I can't thank you enough for hosting. I have already been crafting away and will post as I make. It's like a "Make and Take" only you are giving us a "Make and Keep"! Let the fun begin! E