Thursday, November 29, 2007

Rain Rain Go Away

Hello! Well, I was going to put some new projects up today for you, but as I was sitting here updating my banner for winter...I hear the rain start to come down outside. So...since I do not have a good camera to take the pictures inside because of the lighting, and it is raining outside...that means no pictures for now! Sorry! But you will have to check back.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Some new things

Here are a couple of new things that I have been working on. This is another Christmas Countdown clipboard. I used red paint for the clipboard and red patterned paper. Must say that I do not like it as much as the other one I did. What do you think?

This next item is a wall hanging using coasters. I really like the stamp that SU has that says "Near & Far still follow his star", but I do not have that set, so I had to improvise by printing the saying out on my computer. The stamp in the middle is from SU (A Gift From Heaven).

I am really happy with the way these blocks turned out. I like them on my mantle, so I just may have to make another set to sell!

Thanks for looking. Hope you are having a good week so far.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Lots to share

Sorry I have not posted in a while, but I have been really busy working on several projects which I am about to share with you.

Lowes Home Improvement store sends out a magazine called Creative Ideas and in the latest issue they had an altered paint can. Just about that same time, Stephanie Ackerman from Homegrown Hospitality also featured an altered can. So, using them as my inspiration, this is what I came up with. A Christmas Ornament Countdown. I covered the can in paper and added some ribbon and a few little embellishments. The ornaments on the inside are all made from various Christmas dp.

The next item I made is an altered clipboard, which is also a countdown to Christmas. This was alot of fun to do and easy too. I think I will definately be doing more of these!

I found these cute little jars at our local craft store and just thought they would be a cute gift for someone you might not otherwise give a gift to (like the mailman, or the coffee shop person that serves you daily!) These jars were only 1.00!

Lastly, but not least because these are my favorites....I found these cute adorable little books on Nicole Heady's blog "Capture the Moment".
These books are so easy to do and you can make them for any occasion.

And with all that going on, I did manage to sneak a few minutes to visit with the newest addition to our family. Hayden, you are so super duper cute! I just love babies and it was so nice to be able to hold him for a while. Until he spit up all over himself and then it was time to give him back to his mom!

Well, I hope everyone is having a good week!

Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

New Addition!

I just want to say "Welcome Hayden to our Family"! Can you believe we have a new addition to our family and I have not been able to go see him yet?? Hayden was born on November 1st, weighing 7lbs, 2oz, and is 19 inches long. His proud mommy is my niece Meghan. CONGRATULATIONS MEGHAN! You did it! And you have been given the greatest gift from God! And congratulations to my sister Lori on becoming a Grandma again!

I have been busy working on things this week for a friend of mine. Last minute, I found out she was going to be doing a craft show to sell some of her prints (she is an awesome photographer!). Well, she asked me if I had anything I wanted her to sell for me .... hmm, may have had a few things laying around! ;)
So, I was trying to make a couple different things for her to take, and here are a few of them:

For the chocolate lover that has everything...a set of coasters covered in chocolate sayings

This next set I really love. I used the Baroque background stamp from SU and they turned out so vintage looking...just love that!

Lastly, I made this cute little paper tote bag using some really cute paper that a sweetheart by the name of Stephanie Ackerman had sent to me. I also made 5 note cards to go inside the tote.

So there you have it. Those are the things I have been working on this week, in multiples.

Hayden...I am coming! Really I am! How's tomorrow looking for you? :)

1 Thessalonians 5:15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.