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Monday, December 12, 2011

having a blast making paper ornaments

I saw this paper ornament and garland idea on a blog called abiteastcoast and loved it. I have used the stick tree in years past, I was inspired to go out and do it again. The skill level is easy but a bit labor intensive.  I just created as time permitted and this is the result.  I will add some more as time permits. If you look back in my blog you will see the tree sans the ornaments. I glittered some pinecones you can see in the jars in the backgroud.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas decor 2011

I got a little creative with the decor this year because we have 2 kittens still. I knew they would be into everything.  I couldn't watch them every second so anything breakable had to find a very safe place to be displayed. So far so good.  I also wanted to challenge myself and create more handcrafted decorations. I used to be the kind of person that had to put everything in the same place as last year. I broke that mold and now mix it up every year. I need to weed out some things I have been holding onto for too long for no apparent reason.  My cast aways might be someone elses treasures. Enjoy.

this has lights but puts a big glare on the picture

I got all my sticks off the ground near work yahoo freeeeeee goodies my fav.

this is a work in progress, it needs some shiny ornamets or something. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Stamp Club Christmas challenge

We met last week and had to create a card that used these little tiny silver bells.  We all seemed to channel Christmas for our creations.

This is my card for the challenge. I had a heck of a time finding something to go through the little bells so they would stay on the card and still jinggle. I ended up using wire. I ran out of silver bells and picked up some gold ones and plastic star beads to make a garland. My card has the Charlie Brown feel to it.

this was a thank you card to me, and was too cute not to show off.