Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

I wanted to tell you all Merry Christmas.  Hope you are with loved ones and can feel the true meaning of Christmas which is th birth of our Savior.

May you have a wonderful day tomorrow!


Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Gifts

Good Monday morning everyone!

I made these gifts for my high school religion class that I teach at church.  I have 7 students so I made 7 of them.

I bought the glass blocks about a year ago and then remembered the other day that I had them!  Sometimes forgetting you have something is a good thing so you can use it later!

I cut the manger scene out of black vinyl.  Of course every block had a sticker on both sides - but I had some extra help with that.  The missionaries from my church were over for dinner last night and they took them all off for me.  They are always looking for ways to help and believe me it was a great help to me.

Thanks for looking and I hope everyone has a wonderful day!


Saturday, December 17, 2011

New Christmas Card

This is a card I made for made for my cousin - she is 92 years old!  And doing great too!

I went through my scrap paper drawer, went through my odds and ends embellishments and put it together.

I like to use what you have to get what you want - and it will work, even if you make changes.  Once I put the poinsettia on the card I wasn't happy with it.  So I went through my embellishmets and found this bell.  I used wire cutters to cut the back off - I think it was a button, then used hot glue to put into place.

You can tell I love bling and used lots of stickles on it to make the "lights" pop.  I used clear stickles on the snowman so he would sparkly and then green stickles again on top of that for his buttons.  All snowmen should sparkle!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sketch Time for GHWI Challenge # 11

I made this card from the inspiration of the sketch for GHWI Challenge # 11.  We would love to see anything that you dream or imagine, but please follow the sketch below.  You can play, create, be inspired, twist and turn but we have to  be able to see the sketch.  The prize is an {ippity} set of your choice from the{ippity} Sales Blog.  If you use {ippity} or Unity stamp(s), your name is int he drawing twice.  This challenge ends December 17 so you have plenty of time to join in on the fun!

The stamp set I used is Season of Joy

And here is the sketch

Challenge #11

I used several different sheets of Provo Craft paper and some paper from Hobby Lobby.  The emblishments are just from my stash.

I love Christmas music too and the Stamp set Season of Joy,  just goes perfectly with the background paper.  I see the music and then the "Joy" and I just want to start singing Joy to the World.

These stamps are just gorgeous and give you so many possibilities. 

Have fun with this challenge we're excited to see your creations!


Friday, December 2, 2011

My Finished Santa and Reindeer

Sorry the picture didn't come out too good but I think I like this:

My first Christmas decoration!

I don't know if I ever told you how I made my reindeer and sleigh.

I used my Cricut Expressions and Make the Cut Software.  Since they have partnered with Letter-delights, all I had to do was open that in the software, pick Christmas and I choose the reindeer and sleigh cuts.

The paper was from my stash and I had a Santa sticker.

Now the question is can I store it for next Christmas and remember where I put it?

Hope you are having a wonderful day!


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Santa and his Reindeer

We don't have any Christmas decorations up yet and I can't stand it so I started making some of my own.  I just don't know though what to make the "rope" out of or if I should have them flying away in an "archy" type of way?  Any suggestions?

I know the background isn't very good but I wanted something contrasting so you could see them.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Two Baskets

These baskets are for the women, from church, that I visit each month, except I don't always make it.  But I thought I would give them these little baskets.  I know they are Christmas and I want to make Christmas things.

The foam snowman I embossed with my Big Shot and a Sizzix snow embossing folder.  I don't know if you can see the reinderr but he is a Sizzix cut and emboss die and finally just a litte snow scene again from a Sizzix embossing folder.  I added a few chocolates.  They can put these things in their homes or the can use them on cards for others.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Embossed Christmas Card

I love reindeer and this one is just so beautiful I though it would be perfect for the GHWI Challenge #10.

I used Anna Griffin paper, three different styles.  The reindeer is a Sizzix die I bought several years ago.

I used the stamp set from Unity Stamps called Seasons of Joy.

I always picture red, green, and gold for Christmas and thought the white glittery paper would show off the reindeer.  I got the glitter paper from DCWV Glittered Mat Stack.

I then used gold ink and gold embossing powder for the Merry Christmas on the front of the card and for the inside also.

Of course I had to use some red stickles for his nose and for the corners of the card.  I then made the tiny boy using my Bow Easy.

Actually that reindeer says it all for me:  Believe, Peace, Merry Christmas, Joy, and Hope.

Thank you for looking.

Here is a picture of the stamp set I used

And a link for you:

Monday, November 14, 2011

Embossed Christmas Treat Bags

I was going to show the entire process but I forgot.  So here is the picture before they are put together.


You emboss you bag in any embossing folder you like.  Use Hershey nuggets for the candy and for the decorative wrap around the candy you decorate Avery Address labels.  Peel and wrap around the candy.
Now I know when you punch your holes in your bag that yours will be centered as you can see mine are not.

Here is the finished product:

When I make more I may staple them and use my Bow Easy to add my bow.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Inspiration for the GHWI Challlenge 9

Here is my card:

I really had fun making this card.  I've always have wondered if I could create a card from a sketch and I did!

I used some Anna Griffin paper that I bought during her summer sale and some Making Memories paper.

The stamps, of course, are from the GHWI Sales Blog, and I used two different sets:  Gingham Christmas Greetings and Seaon of Joy.  For some reason I like to picture snow as blue so I used blue Perfect Pearls on the snowflakes and Stickles on the Joy and the Christmas Tree.  And of course on the beige paper I used some more Perfect Pearls.

Thank you for looking.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Baby Shower Gifts

These are two wall hanging I made for my niece's baby shower.

The first one is a poem. I then sprayed the flowers and added glitter (you know me - I love the bling!

The second one is a vinyl cut I did of a mother and her little girl out in the garden.  I really do like vinyl on paper.

Thank you for looking.


Here are some purses I helped our young women's leader make for the pursuit of excellence program.  I just cut and put a few together.  They did everything else that made them so cute!

You did a  great job and thank you for letting me help!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

My Annual Halloween Dinner

Every October we have the missionaries over from our church for dinner - a Halloween dinner.  Great visions came to my mind yesterday morning.  Buy 3 large pumpkins, cut the top off, and clean them out, then I will put the chili in one pumpkin, cheese in the other pumpkin, and diced onions in yet another or perhaps put ice in the third pumpkin and put the little cans of pop in there.

Well, like I said this was early yesterday morning.  Reality set in last night.  So I used a plactic cauldrin to put ice and drinks in, and plastic pumpkins to put the other foods in.  I lined them with oven bags.

It was an easy clean up and again you can use what you have to get what you want.  I did spread some spider webbing down, threw the spiders out, and put little battery lights around.

Thanks for looking and hope you enjoyed.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Vinyl Plaque

I made this for the owner of the horse that my son rides everyweek.  HALO stands for Human Animal Link Organization of Oklahoma.

I wanted to give him something special and thought might just be it since he loves horses and dogs.  His horses and dogs are certified therapy animals.  My son is so happy when he is riding this horse.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I know a long time since I have posted anything.

So I thought I would post a couple of things I had made a while ago.  I hope you enjoy them!

These are some Halloween Nugget boxes I made.  The had decorated candy in them.  They are really fun to give to friends.

I used all sorts of scraps to make my boxes and whatever I had to decorate them.

I will try and post some more this afternoon.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I finished it!

Yeah!  I finised it.  I had a cancellation this morning so I worked on it all morning.

Here it is - drum roll please........

Where to start?
The pumpkin from this Unity Stamp set are awesome.  They are easy to stamp, heat emboss, cut out, and even color with cobic.  Then the corner stamps are so fantastic.  I could stamp two corner stamps, trim them up, then put them together to form a brick.  Can you tell I have a pumkin sitting two "bricks" and a ghost stuck inbtween 3 bricks.

After I put on the grass I thought it was missing something so I added the Martha Stewart continuous punch of the little graveyard.

I sprayed some witches, a bat, a couple of ghosts with adhesive spray and then sprinkled them with glitter.  I love sparkly!  And lest you think I burden my little mules with too much sparkle I think there must be a Glitter Fairy that helps with all that.

I also cut out some Mather Stewart border punch pumpkins and put them on the fence and the house.

I then had some slighty orange "sparkly" gems I used as stars and then added them to the fences.

I think that is about it.  Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoyed this creative journey.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Current Project - a Halloween Canvas

I love Halloween.  Maybe because I love the colors or just the fun innocence of kids dressing up or the fact that when I little Halloween mean that Thanksgiving and Christmas were just around the corner.

Here is my Halloween canvas that I am working on:

This is what I have done so far:

I had a canvas and wanted to use it for Halloween.  So I first painted it with two shades of purple.

The house is a die cut from Sizzix - House, Spooky.  I cut it out of black leather.  I then put a yellow cardstock behind the windows and then filled them in with Glossy accents, to give the look of glass.

The tree is from Unity Stamps.  The set is: Fall for you.  I stamped the tree onto the painted canvas and then used black stickles.  I love sparkly things - can you tell?

The pathway leading up to the house are little plastic crystals that decorated my niece's tables at her wedding last Friday.  I just couldn't stand to see them thrown away and knew I could come up with something to use them and I did.  I put a lot of glue down and then just piled them up and there was some glue "sticking" out so I added some glitter to them.

The fences?  Okay ladies, this is where we can tell our husbands that I knew I could use this.  I bought these fences years ago for about a nickle.  I'll be honest here, I forgot I had them and found them going through some of my things.  I painted them brown added glitter.

I am hoping to finish this in the next day or two.  I have used the Fall for You stamp set to stamp some pumpkins.  I have glittered, painted, and even used some copic markers on a couple of them.  I have cut them out and will be adding them to the picture.

The "grass" is drying on my dinning room table, I've painted the moon on, and will be adding these with some other finishing touches.

My next post should be a completed canvas.

Thanks for taking your time to peek at my crafting journey.

Have a great Tuesday!


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Adding Pictures

I always try to make my son's teachers gifts for Christmas and if I have time gifts at the end of the year.

I made these books about 3 years ago.  I call them pocket books because each page is a pocket.  I used various card stock and folded up the bottom 4 inches, then folded in half and you have a little "folder."  I bound 4 of these little folders together to make one book. 

There are several things I've made in the pst that I want to post, but I probably won't be able to tell you how I did it or what supplies I used, but I promise, as I make new things I will keep a detail list of all my supllies and give directions.

This is kind of an appropriate picture to start out with - even though I know it is too early to really be thinking about Christmas, but if there area lot of teachers and principals, let's face it, I will try to get an early start, don't know if I will make it or not, but I will try.

7 teachers, 4 principals, 3 secretaries, two counselors, and one rehab specialist and one therapist.  I at least need to be trying to plan something special in my mind's eye.

This will certainly be a trip!

Have a great evening..


Welcome to Two Mules for Sister Sara - my journey into crafting.

Thank you for visiting. Right now things are pretty bare. This is my first crafting blog.

If you're wondering about the name let me tell you a little bit about it.

Two Mules for Sister Sara just seems to sum my life up. I love my family, I love the Gospel of Jesus Chrsit and I love to craft. I picture my cute little mules with all sorts of crafting goodies, papers, stamps, tools, ribbons, pens, buttons and bows that they are carrying for me (lots of stuff but not heavy, I wouldn't want to burden down my little mules) but those are not the only things my little mules are carrying. I love reading my scriptures, helping others, serving and doing what I can to help others know that they are loved, and of course my family - my sweet grandchildren get to ride on the mules and my wonderful husband, is not walking with the mules, rather he is beside me, and our children can walk along side the mules, if they like, I won't force them, but I will continue to try and guide them and help them as I continue my creative journey.

So please join me on my journey. I will be posting pictures of my work, as I learn how to post them, and will be looking forward to your comments and to hear about your creative journey!