Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Just In time

Scrapbooking, for me, is usually done a bit after the holiday that has just past or the vacation once the photos are printed or developed. Lately, seems I am way off, like months off. But I have learned not to stress about it. Recently, I made some cool Halloween pages that I had fun making with some papers and embellishments by Glitz designs

Aren't these fun and retro looking?

I think I'm in love. Best part is - you Just Add Photos - easy - these are up in my shop if you are so inclined­čśŐ

Happy scrapping

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thanksgiving mantel

I used to have a huge collection of FALL/THANKSGIVING  home decor but it was damaged while in storage so I am using what little I had left and a few things I have purchased recently but I still need more! 

This is a puny mantel compared to my Halloween & Christmas mantels but will do for now.

This year I made the thankful painted sign, the burlap banner & the small feather felt banner over the smoke screen! Not much but it's quaint enough for this year.

Off to check out some other folks' holiday mantel --- happy holiday prep


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Nativity ornament

I know I'm not alone when I say that I think next to Instagram the coolest app and most addicting has to be PINTEREST - I mean while I don't sit for hours at a time, I think you could probably add up the different times a day I do use it to equal out about 2-3 hours over a 10 hour day - 1/2 hour here 10 minutes there...but I love looking for fun PINS to try and this is one of them...

You tell me: close but made it my own.

Here is my version. Which I love❤️ I wanted to add some color to my ornament so I painted Mary & Joseph a light cream color and added a bitty blanket to keep Baby Jesus warm. I love the how similar but totally different they are. 

Anyway you only need a few things to make these ornaments:

A large star ( painted gold) 2 vintage or old looking clothespins adding some cream paint you'll also need a smaller peg doll for Baby Jesus, who I also painted cream the. Cut a small piece of gold felt into a square and wrap up the Baby and tie off with some jute... Cuteness all around.

Hope you are getting your holiday crafting on. Talk soon - xo
I'll be linking this up to the parties above.