Thursday, July 1, 2021

Christmas In July: Starts today....spread a little Christmas Cheer

                Can you believe it!!!! It's JULY 1st, say what!

 That's right we are getting so close to the Christmas Season....well as close as we can get for now which reminds me...

                      It's time for CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!! 


Be sure to leave a comment, follow and spread the cheer with your friends, at the end of our Christmas in July I will be picking a few lucky people to receive a little gift from me!

I so love these photos of my daughter's throwing their own Christmas Cheer and many giggles!
What is your favorite memory of a Christmas Season?

Laughter sooths the soul....along with tasty treats, wrapped gifts, family and friend time together!

Always snap a few photos to remember the special moments to live on.
Thanks for stopping by, keep your eye out for more to come 
to celebrate CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

Spreading Christmas Cheer, Peggy Lee 


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Valentine's home decor....

With Valentine's around the corner....I feel the need to surround our home with little bits of love. Like this heart ragged wreath I created on a Facebook Live over on my Facebook page, Here
I am keeping our Valentine's home decor natural's creams and whites with splashes of muted colors of pink, teal and yellows.

Happy Decorating!
Peggy Lee


Thursday, July 23, 2020

Christmas in July-Handmade Ornaments

Christmas in July-Handmade Ornaments

Make wonderful gifts for friends and family as well as adorning your home for
the holidays or using them as gift tags to hang on your wrapped gifts!

Over on my Facebook I did a LIVE creating these handmade ornaments, here.

I used a Tim Holtz/Sizzix die to cut out these ornament shapes...I gathered items to embellish the
ornaments like vintage textured wallpaper, olde book paper, vintage music sheets, glitter, flowers, much more....just search your scrappy supplies and have fun!

I also used printables, I search for free printables and printed away, cut 
them out and glue to chipboard!

I also used Prima's Sweet Peppermint paper collection to create this mint green ornament with 
Santa No Peeking....just so adorable!

Glitter and pipe cleaners are the cutest embellishments for ornaments for that vintage look and feel!
Who doesn't love

I even white washed my chip board ornament shapes with white paint, and cut out Santa heads
from the scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby....just love how simple and sweet these turned out.

Thanks for stopping by here is my list of supplies....enjoy!


Carved Ornaments-Tim Holtz/Sizzix die cut
Sweet Peppermint paper-Prima
Santa and red/white stripe paper-Hobby Lobby
Jute Twine
Silver twine, pipe cleaners, glitter
Vintage buttons
White chalk paint
Vintage Textured Wallpaper
Embellishments-stash like greenery and berries, etc.


Dies and cutting machine
Paints and brushes
3D dots
Hot glue 
Mod Podge
Hole Punch

Christmas in July-Crate with Tree Decoration

Christmas in July

Throughout the month of July we have been celebrating 
Christmas in July creating Christmas decorations and ornaments.
Let's recap what we have done so far....

DIY Friday
We created a wooden crate from the Dollar Tree and grabbed a few
embellishments and tree from my stash. 

You can watch how we created this adorable crate with tree on my Facebook Live, here.

Who doesn't love Christmas crafting, it's so much fun and picks up your spirit!

Here are the supplies I used:

Wooden Crate-Dollar Tree Store
Burnt Umber Paint-Walmart Store

From my stash:
Mini Tree
Vintage Buttons
Pearl String
Glitter or Snowflake sprinkles

Mod Podge
Heat Tool
Hot Glue gun
Paint brushes
Wipes or Paper towel

Monday, September 30, 2019

2019 Recap Part 2

2019 Recap Part 2
I saw 2019 with a giggle since this year isn't over yet, I'm just so 
behind on my blogging. Let's chat about Christmas crafting it's one of our
favorite things to do during the holiday season. This one is super fun and
 budget friendly for the family! 

Handmade Cards
Simple and easy just take a toilet paper roll cardboard center and wrap
q-tips around the paper roll using a rubber band to hold them together.
Gather a few different green paints, 1 red paint, and 1 yellow gold paint color.

Dip the paper roll wrap in the green paint and gently pat down onto
your card base of white card stock. As I dipped and pat down I would rotate
the paper roll wrap to give more texture.

Repeat the same with the yellow gold paint.

For the red paint for the berries....I wrapped three q-tips
together...dabbing it into the red paint also I rotated it 
around the wreath to give the berries different placement.

This was a super fun project grab a few supplies and get crafty!
Thanks for popping in today!
Peggy Lee 

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Where did 2019 go....RECAP Part 1

Where did 2019 go....I realize that I haven't blogged all year! Say WHAT!
So why not do a RECAP of 2019 so far.
But first we have to jump back to Christmas of 2018...right now it's a blur to me!
Thank the Lord for photos....this is why I snap a ton of photos and why I do memory keeping.
Our photos tell us a Story.
Here we are us girls we started a tradition a few years back of matching pj's or close to matching that we thing I have learned is buy matching pj's early in the season..they sell out fast.
But this Christmas my girls got us pj's...
I looked high and low for black and red plaid pj's...ugh

I love family time....a house full of laughter, chatting and movie time is the best.
Here is my girls and my hubby oh and yes lets not forget Mr. Vincent!

Funny thing is I haven't even done my December Daily from 2018 I do have the photos printed..
just not in an album yet...I best get scrapping.
I adore this photo-this photo of my daughter Emilee and her new favorite Christmas shirt...
Just screams Christmas Cheer!
oh and she

Now onto New Year 2019
to be truthful Jan. and Feb. are such a blur to me....its awful how forgetful I have become.
I need to get better at writing down what we do everyday (like I have done in the past).
Haha my mom would say your getting old....yup I am!

Winter months here in New Hampshire are spent inside in the warmth of the house well at least for crafting is my winter fun...I love to create and share with others the joy of crafting.
I had a few leftover primitive clothspin snowflakes...oh so adorable!

Mr. Vincent loves the Christmas tree we can't keep him out of for the past two years 
we really haven't decorated it the way we love to...cause of Mr. Naughty loves to lay 
on the branches and watch everyone. LOVE HIM

One of my favorite traditions to do during the holidays and winter months is surprise my 
hubby with fresh baked chocolate chip makes him so happy! 

Looking back on 2019 so far is bringing back so many memories and happy times...I can't wait to share more with you. I'll be back to post more about 2019 year so far...time to get back into sharing my everyday life with you all. 
Tell Your Story!

Monday, October 22, 2018

CCB "Good for the Soul-Think Pink-Challenge"/Altered Letter Envelope

Altered Letter Envelope

“Think Pink” - Breastcancer awerness month so you need to create monocramatic pink

*Use any technique/material you want but it must be 75% CCB products.

Here is the art inspiration of a monocramatic pink color tones!

We are in October (Fall) season and support for the "Think Pink" - Breast Cancer Awareness Month....we are sharing our support in CCB of the Good for the Creative Soul Challenge for 2018, I would love to share with you all my "monocramatic pink" project.....I created an "Altered Letter Envelope" I hope you all enjoy and are inspired by my project. As I created this envelope I couldn't stop thinking of my grandmother who lost her battle when I was just a young child...and many others family and friends who have fought the fight and won and lost. I love them all and pray for a cure of cancer. I know creative ART can heals the broken spirit and heart with beauty and can bring a smile upon their faces as it as done for me...

I started with a plain letter envelope 5x7 size tore it apart and used it as my pattern template. I traced the envelope pattern onto a Canvas Corp Pink & Ivory Dot Reverse paper, cut it out and adhered back together in envelope form. Next I used TCW Light n Fluffy modeling Paste and stencils to create the raised patterns on top of the envelope, allow to dry. Stamped randomly over the front of the envelope in black ink, heat set the ink with a heating tool.

Gathered a few of my favorite Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in pink tones. Using a round paint brush I dipped in the glimmer mist and patted in a few places over the envelope. Sprayed with a little water and let the glimmer mist run over and around the raised modeling paste patterns. You can add more or take away with a paper towel or wet wipe. Dry with heat tool. While I had the Tattered Angels glimmer mist colors out I painted a few other items like the burlap flower, ivy tissuestock pieces, cheese well as the 2 x 2 stretched natural canvas. Dry with a heat tool and set aside to dry completely.

Lastly I love to embellish I gathered up a few pink color tones products to use and started to build my altered letter envelope. Inside the envelope I created a shabby chic card using the 7Gypsies Gypsy Moments 4 x 6 Printed File Folders as my card base. Added the adorable 2 x 2 Stretched Natural Canvas tucked in. The show stopper is the fabulous Canvas Corp Burlap Flower painted and adorned with my handmade fabric flower, Canvas Corp Tissuestock die cut floral petals and 7Gypsies Architextures Angel Wings tucked in and around the burlap flower. Finishing touches are sequins, buttons, enamel dots. To help give depth to the envelope I used Ranger's Distress Ink in Black Soot sponged around the edges of the envelope. Now it's ready to give as a gift to someone special.

Thanks for stopping by, besure to stop over at the CCB Blog, Here.
To be inspired by the other CCB Crew Members projects for the challenge.
We would love to see yours, please share!

Get Crafty-Peggy Lee 

Products I used listed below:

Canvas Corp Brands Products

Canvas Corp Tissuestock White

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Tattered Angels Pink Coral 
Tattered Angels Wedding Pink
Tattered Angels Silk
Tattered Angels Red Tipped Roses
Tattered Angels Rose Gold

Other Products/Supplies I used listed below:

The Crafters Workshop: Script Stencil,
Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste and Clear Gesso
Tim Holtz: Harlequin Stencil, Burlap Stencil
Ranger: Archival Jet Black Ink, Distress Ink Black Soot
Kaiser Craft: Script Stamp
Petaloo: tiny pink flowers
Handmade fabric flowers pink by Me
Ivy die cut pieces
Cheese Cloth
Enmal Pink Dots
Metal charms
Vintage Mother of Pearl Buttons

Friday, September 28, 2018

CCB Fall Blog HOP! Altered Paper Pumpkin Canvas

  Hello Friends, it's Peggy Lee! Thank you so much for stopping by today. You are in for a treat! Today I am participating in a MEGA BLOG HOP!!!!!! There are over 30 fantastic designers world wide that have come together to showcase terrific fall projects that you can recreate and put your own artistic touches on in your craft room. You have seen a lot of these designers featured on sites like Tattered Angels, 7 Gypsies and Canvas Corp Brands! Do you see a trend?
 This is the CCB Fall Blog HOP! Each of these designers have created a project to share with you on their blog. Some are offering prizes, so please hop on through to each blog. If you are inspired would you be so kind as to share the hop with others? We would truly appreciate it!
If you came here from Natassa Blazaki  you are hopping along....welcome!     

Let's get started with my Fall project.... An Altered Paper Pumpkin Canvas!
I knew I wanted to create a paper pumpkin, I grabbed a couple of the 
to create the paper pumpkins...I love the old wallpaper feel 
and florals with hints of old text. 

I first started with a hand drawn template onto chipboard, cut out a 
base template and then the pumpkin template pieces.

Here is a closer look at the 7Gypsies Architextures papers cut out in 
paper pieces. To help give depth to each piece I used Vintage Photo 
in Distress Ink to distress the edges of the paper pieces. 

I glued down the outer edges of the paper pumpkin pieces, and to 
give depth to the pumpkin I popped up the middle piece to help
give pumpkin life and movement.

Now onto the canvas, I started with The Crafter's Workshop 
White Gesso painted on a few layers to prime the canvas. 
I do love how this Gesso goes on so smoothly!

I went into my scrap drawer I gathered up a few paper scraps of 7Gypsies, as well as Tissue Stock Kraft and burlap  by Canvas Corp
Using up your scraps and fiber leftovers to create
beautiful backgrounds for your canvas art is a fabulous way to add texture. 

Next I grabbed a few stencils and TCW Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste
 placing them in a few areas over the canvas. Allow to dry.

After the canvas dried completely I started to give the canvas layers in color using Tattered Angels glimmer mist is a ray of colors. Please forgive me I was so into painting the canvas I forgot to snap a photo to share with you....oops! Once the canvas was dry I lightly brushed over the stencil patterns with Gesso to add highlights. Then I used a charcoal pencil to give shadow and depth to the canvas and around the pumpkins after I adhered the pumpkins to the canvas. Here is a  close up paper pumpkins on the canvas. I hope you have enjoyed my Fall altered paper pumpkin canvas. 

Thanks again for stopping by the blog and don't forget to hop along to the other bloggers we all have amazing Fall Inspiration to share with you. We hope you are so inspired that you join along with us, please share with us. Be sure to leave a comment here on my blog post for your chance to win a SURPRISE giveaway gift from me! You won't want to miss out!!!

Hop along to Nadine Carlier blog to see her Fall project!

Again thanks for stopping by,
Peggy Lee

Blog Hop List

Peggy Lee Baker (Your Here)

Canvas Corp-Tissuestock-Kraft, Natural & Green Burlap
7Gypsies-Architextures papers-Travel Habit, Made Fresh
Tattered Angels-Glimmer Mist-Apple, Graphite, Pistascho, Aged Brick
Partridge in a Pear Tree
Tattered Angels-Chalkboard-London Fog & Sandy Beach
The Crafter's Workshop-White Gesso, Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste, Clear Gesso
Ranger-Vintage Photo Distressing Ink
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Cheese Clothe
Chipboard pieces (scraps)

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Altered Wedding Cake

Who doesn't love weddings....

I sure do, over on the Canvas Corp  Brands Blog
I'm sharing my 
Altered Wedding Cake decoration.

More pics and details on the Canvas Corp Brands Blog, HERE

Thanks for stopping by,
Peggy Lee

All supplies-over on the Canvas Corp Brands Blog.