Saturday, December 31, 2011

Be Back New Years Day

I just got so swamped in family coming out and the holidays.
Be back New Years Day for an update on all the festivities.....

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 18: Thrifty Holiday Vase

I had to slow down a bit and prepare for my family to come in tomorrow.
There are still plenty of project to be shown which I will post periodically.
In the mean while here is a SUPER easy and cheap project that only takes
about 10 minutes!!! I took an apple cider bottle, one dollar wrapping paper,
scrap ribbon, one dollar flowers,  and put it all together like so. Keeping
it simple is what makes this one and I have two on display right now.

We have staying quite busy over here with these three little ones.
They have been so much fun but also very exhausting.
There is more to come later.....

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day 17: Holiday Headband

I am back with another catch up project. This was my first time ever decorating
a headband. I was going for a theatrical look that you would wear in a play. Don't
ask me why but that was vision in my head. Now to wear it.......

Day 16: Holiday Frame

Sunny Sunday today it was and that meant that I could take some decent photos
today. It was perfect weather out there so hubby and I decided to take a run to
Target where I found the most gorgeous rapping paper for just a dollar.
I couldn't wait to get back to use it in one of my project which I will be posting
later. This particular project consist of another random frame that was hanging
about. Dolling it up just a little made it a perfect fit for decor. So happy that it
didn't get thrown out....
it really came close....
be back today in a few...

Saturday, December 17, 2011


The lighting here has been awful due to cloudy days which means yucky pictures.
Don't fret because the projects are waiting to get their chance in the spotlight. :)
Hopefully tomorrow the sun will break through. Keeping fingers crossed.......

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day 15: Gift Box

Tomorrow is Friday!!!! YAAAAAY! Whew....
this week has been very long but we have made through by the grace of God.
Here is a candle box that I altered and turned it into a gift box. I envisioned candy
or something to that effect. Right now I am just using for pretty Christmas decor.

I hope that everyone is having a great time in all the holiday madness. It is crazy
out there so please be careful. The kids go on winter break after tomorrow and
will be out until the 9th of January. Oh what fun.....LOL!
See you all tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 14: A Thank You (Embellishment Blog Challenge)

Hi there again!!! So I decided to once again start involving myself in a few
challenges and chose this one as my first from Embellishment Magazine. Purple
is by far the most beautiful of colors which drove me to really get this one
done. Such a pretty color combo.
Be back tomorrow with a gift box project!

Day 12-13: Christmas Catch Up

What a week it has been so far and boy am I tired. Between a rainy Monday,
a doctors appt. that took all day Tuesday, and then school Christmas program
Wednesday it just kept me away but I am here now. :)
This first project I just had to try from Pink Paislee blog. It was just one of the
neatest things to date yet.
This second project is a simple card and apparently a huge fave of those who
have seen all of my cards.

You can rest assured that I am going to complete these 25 projects. It is not
that big of a task for the end of 2011. Keep cheering me on!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 11: A Mothers Christmas

Good Sunday evening to everyone. I spent most of the day hanging out
with my husband, working on a few projects, and preparing myself mentally
for my little ones return tomorrow.
Today's card is one I had in mind for my mother who will be visiting for
Christmas. I miss her beyond what words can describe. In this particular
card I wanted to place a certain warmth that my mother and all mothers
alike can only give.

Now I am trying patiently to wait for the day I can give it to her.
It will be soon God willing. :)
Be blessed!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Day 10: 25th

Yes, I know it's not quite the 25th yet but looking forward to it none the less.
For this card I really layered it on until I got the look I was looking for. This took
a bit longer than I expected and had to come back to it several times. It finally
came together. YAAAAAY!
There will be a tutorial coming real soon so stay tuned for that. I promise it will
it is a real easy one but worth making.
Be blessed

Friday, December 9, 2011

Day 8-9: Two For Friday

Welcome  back all! Yesterday I was out for the most part and when
I came back home I completely passed out. My little school bots have
parent teacher conferences all this week so that's means getting out
early as well. This week has been quite fun for the most part but exhausting.
There are two projects today to make for yesterday.

After making cards and different projects here and there I am really ready
for a layout now. I just might surprise you all with one. Be back tomorrow y'all...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 7: No Sew Pillow

Welcome to day 7! Yes, a whole week so I am very pleased with myself!
Today's project is a pillow made just by using glue. Glue gun works best
but if you don't have one like me than Fabri-tac is the next best thing. I made
this pillow using all felt as you can see by cutting out strips, cutting those
strips in half, and then gluing the ends together. The individual strips being
slightly overlapped with each other made these rows. The rest is just adding
or leaving to fit your own taste.

                             Again, super easy with great results!!!
                             See you all tomorrow....

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 6: Candy Cane Vase

 Here is today's idea or tip. Since we happen to be on an extremely tight budget
I look for out of the ordinary things to decorate that I already have.
Elliott and I received this gorgeous vase from his late brother as a wedding gift
and I wanted to add some holiday color to it. These candy canes were meant for
the stair way but I realized that they would be constant temptation for the kids.
Thus, the Candy Cane Vase was born. I had no idea that it would look this nice
until after hanging them all. Who knew?!
Instant holiday glam!!!
Stay tuned for tomorrows No Sew Pillow!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 5: A Break from the Traditional

 Yes, instead of the greens, reds, golds, and whites I thought I would take a little
breather and share some different colors. I had purchased a few frames that were
on clearance but didn't want to use them for pictures so the end result was to
personalize them. First check out Elliott still in focus mode putting up decorations
for his sis.Secondly here is all of us about 4 months ago at a police fundraiser event.

After hanging these up Elliott sister came by and saw them along with a good
friend of the families. Now they both booked me to create a few for them!!!
FUN and I get paid for doing it!!!:)
Hope that Day 5 has given a you some ideas for your random frames.
Give it a whirl and until next time be blessed.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Day 4: I'll Be Home

 I'm dreaming tonight,
of a place I love,
even more than I usually do.......
Those are just a few lyrics of that very beautiful song in which I sang
my senior year of high school. I was in the concert chorus but at the time
the teacher wanted it to be a solo. At the end of singing it I had one
particular woman in the office in tears due to her late husband. It made
me feel really bad for singing it but she reassured me that it was the
most wonderful gift that she could get. It also made me realize the power
of good music and how it moves us. This card reminded me of that

Be blessed!!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 3: Believe

 Today the message is believe. Without faith we have no connection to
our heavenly Father. We must keep the faith when all else fails us. It is
the only thing that keeps me going from day to day.
Be blessed!!!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 2: Holiday Floral

 WELCOME to day 2 everyone!!! I can't tell you how much this project was.
I actually found this one on the DIY DISH,,
and couldn't wait to try it. Please I urge you to go check out these two ladies
who also happen to have the most gorgeous smiles and they are twins. Here
is my take on this project.
I had to use this one for my mini Christmas tablescape that I am working.
Today you all are lucky because you are getting three project ideas for
the price of one. LOL! I created those mini Christmas trees out of holiday
pipe cleaners and I had a couple of odd frames hanging about thus this
altered frame was born. :)
The floral ball was simply made with paper of your choice, a misc ball,
and either a hot glue gun or my pic was fabri-tac glue.
Hope that you have been inspired a little bit today!
Until next time be blessed!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Day 1: Joy to The World

 The Lord has come!!!! He is truly the reason for the season
all the time. Here is a monochromatic card idea that was floating
around in my head for a few days. I had all these random snowflakes
so what better way to use them than layering.
So little time to make with just a few key items.
Prima Say it With Crystals
K&Company Lace Paper
Random Snowflakes
Random Gems
A few letters
White Cardstock

Thanks for stopping by for day 1!!!