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Darla Hutt-Watson

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Weaverville, CA, United States
Hi there! I'm Darla and I live in BEAUTIFUL Northern California! I am a mother of seven terrific kids and have been married to my husband for 30 years. I have been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator since 2010 and love ALL THINGS paper crafting. I also have a scrapbooking retreat business called Scrap Happens Retreats. I love teaching and learning new techniques, sharing ideas, hosting my retreats, being a wife and a mom. Hiking, bicycling, gardening and cooking are a few of my other hobbies. I'm living for Jesus and LOVIN' LIFE!!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

OH Christmas Tree

Good Morning friends!  I hope you had a WONDERFUL weekend!  I'm sorry I missed yesterday...I was getting ready for my workshop last night!  My plan was to get ready on Saturday after getting our tree, but we had such a great time hunting for the perfect tree, playing in the snow, drinking hot chocolate...I just didn't want it to end so we watched The Grinch as a family and a couple of other movies...it was WONDERFUL family time!  I was glad I already had a plan...I just had to do the cutting yesterday!

Today I have a FABULOUS project to share with you!  You all know that I love to make Burlap Twine out of my Burlap Ribbon by taking it apart. I had bunches of the left over pieces so I decided to make a Christmas tree out of it...I had to dye it green first though...so I put it in a bowl of water with 50-60 drops of green ink (I used Garden Green) and let it soak over night.  The next morning I laid the scraps on a piece of cardboard to dry. It drie really quickly and within a a couple of hours I was able to put it together!






I just love it!  My daughter, Kate, came in after school yesterday and just went crazy....mom...I LOVE IT!  It was so simple!  Once I dyed the ribbon remnants I just glued it around a cone shaped styrofoam base and fluffed it up!  I added a Glimmer paper star that I cut with my star framelits and tied a bow from Real Red 1/4" cotton ribbon.






Kate loved it plain, but I had to try one decorated up a bit so I wrapped some of the Real Red Pompom trim around it!  It's so FESTIVE!  So don't throw away your scraps!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I know that it is such a busy time of year...it makes me happy to know that you take the time to see what I'm up to!  



Here we are getting our tree...in the snow! It was a beautiful day!!  It sure was weird with only two kids at home...but oh so much FUN!
 ~Today's Thought~











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