Friday, September 17, 2021

It's almost SHOW TIME ...

Hello Friends and Happy Friday!!

The time certainly seems to be FLYING by so I'd better start concentrating on what I need for a couple of upcoming November craft shows I have signed up for.  Both were cancelled last year due to covid so my payment was transferred over to this years shows and hopefully they will be able to take place.  With covid on the rise again here in Ohio I'm not sure what will happen but either way, I need to be prepared.

So with that being said, I found this fabulous designer paper at Hobby Lobby the other day when I was with a friend purchasing product for new Christmas wreaths she had commissioned me to create for her house this holiday season.

The patterns are different one to the other but the color scheme is the same.

I bought several sheets of this 12x12 pattern as I want to give this one to my daughter but think it would sell well also so will make up a few more.  I'm really lovin' these old trucks and the black/white gingham goes so well with the autumn theme.

This pattern only came in the 8 1/2 x 11 size so it took a couple of sheets to complete my tissue box cover.  Whereas, I can get one box completed out of 1 - 12x12 sheet.  But the pattern was so inviting I just had to have it!

Challenges to share in:

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September Challenge - ATG with patterned paper
Girls Creative Crafts Challenge #17 (ends Oct 14) - Autumn
Sparkles Forum Challenge #144 (winner post Oct. 15) - Autumn Colors
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #285 (ends Sept 22)
- Fall Colors
Crafty Girls Corner Challenge #223 (ends Oct 12) - Hello Fall
The Paper Funday September Challenge (winner post Oct 5) - ATG twist - Autumn/Fall
Ike's World Challenge #148 (ends Oct 4) - ATG Fall/Autumn

Here's a quick peek at the wreaths I created for my friend.

She was very happy with them and is excited to decorate her windows for Christmas this year! LOL  I did  five wreaths this size and one larger with the same products but different design for the door.  The all have white lights on them so should be really pretty. 

Well back to work ... it's laundry day so I'm running up/down the steps but at least I'm getting my exercise while I'm getting cards made for these upcoming shows.   Hope you have a FABULOUS weekend ahead!  Stay safe & healthy!!  Covid is still out there!!

Thanks so much for stopping by ... as always,


  1. I always love to see your table filled with the beautiful things you've created. Love that paper you got from HL and the wreaths are grand.[Bunny]

  2. Beautiful tissue boxes for the Fall season and I love the wreath as well.

  3. I am sure these are going to be a great hit, they are just beautiful with that paper. The wreath is very pretty too, she is lucky to have you make them for her :) Good luck at the shows, I sure hope they can go on.

  4. These tissue box covers are a great project for your craft show! I always have a cover over my tissues and these are really sweet because you made them. Fantastic fall paper!! Where did you find the template? Your wreaths are beautiful too. I'm sure your friend is going to love them!

  5. Great tissue boxes and love the beautiful Autumn coloured papers-gorgeous wreath too
    Carol x

  6. Very pretty decorated autumn Kleenex box. Pretty design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  7. Very nice box.
    Thank for joining us at Girlz Creative crafts.
    Nicolette DT

  8. That's the cutest paper! I love when you make your tissue boxes. Wreaths, too? Gosh, you're a busy girl! I hope you get to have your craft sale this year.

  9. Darlene: Your tissue boxes are soooo beautiful. I love the papers you used.

  10. Beautiful box, love it!

    Thanks for joining in at IkesWorldchallenges
    Val DT x

  11. This is beautiful what a fabulous idea. Thanks for joining us at Ikes World Challenges. Sall xx

  12. mooie tissue doos
    bedankt voor het meedoen aan onze challenge
    groetjes jolanda bongers
    dt girls creative crafts

  13. What a lovely box!

    Thank you for joining us at Ike's blog challenge!

  14. WOW! Beautifully designed tissue boxes! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.


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