Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dec. 20

5 days til Christmas! All the presents are wrapped, grocery shopping is done, the menu planned and Christopher's 3 kids will be with us for the next 5 days. The first night here, the girls wore out their dad asking to open gifts today, but he held his ground.
I whipped up this Christmas display using a 7 Gypsies tray I've had for years. Got out my hot glue gun and had this done in no time. Cute for a little kid.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Dec. 17 - 19

Here's a larger version of the blue mason jar landscapes in an open container. These are super quick to make and add festive cheer! How can you not love those little mushrooms. They came all the way from New Zealand, thanks Yolande!

and here's a little treat i bought myself...a cut piece of wood. i know kinda odd to buy wood, but it goes well with the terrarium vibe.

6 days til Christmass....

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dec. 14-16

I have a love affair for air plants and terrariums, so when I saw ornaments like this at Flora Grubb I knew I wanted to make some for my tree.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dec. 11-13

3 more cards to share...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dec. 7-10

Today, I'm sharing some of the Christmas cards I have made.

 Need to get these out in the mail...

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dec. 3, 4, 5 & 6

The first time I saw these blue mason jars I knew I would have a hard time giving them away. Such a pretty blue. If you add white sand with faux snow they make cute Christmas landscapes. I have seen people use epsom salt too.

I bought a pack of bottled Christmas trees at Home Depot and the little white ones at Ben Franklin.To make the signs I hot glued chipboard embellishments (DIY Design it Yourself) onto bamboo skewers or toothpicks and on a couple i put word stickers from Jillibean. I love how they turned out and want to make one with a toy truck with tree in back. Happy crafting!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Dec. 1 & 2

Lucky for me, I took Dec. 1st and 2nd off from work for an extended holiday vacation. While folks were hard at work on a Tuesday afternoon, I went out Christmas shopping and enjoyed little to no lines. I'm still thinking of the perfect gift for Christopher, but for the most part have finished! Woot! I also have my sister and mom's birthday and my mom is tough to shop for.

After our big win last Thursday, I made my first Seahawk Christmas tree. Ben Franklin demo'd glittered ornaments with the number 12 on them and i liked them so much I knew I was going to make more. They had a glue you could buy for $6 for 2 oz., but I found online that you can use Pledge Floor Shine (27 oz.) for the same price. Basically you need a glue that is very liquid, which makes coating the inside of the ornament easy.

My goal is to post something I made every day in the month of December. I am already cutting myself some slack, ha!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Goodbye November

December is a day away and I've been a busy little crafter. Started pumping out birthday card after birthday card and now I get to focus on Christmas.

Looking forward to blessing my family with gifts and cards, decorating the house, family meals, play time with the kiddos, watching the snow fall, movie nights with Christopher, the list goes on.....

Saturday, October 18, 2014


as i prepared to make 2 boss's day cards for my bosses, christopher kindly asked me to make him 3 boss's day cards bringing my total to 5.  wasn't expecting that, but being a card maker you just go into production mode. i found inspiration from danielle flanders and made 2 cards on the diagonal, 2 cards into prize ribbons and one heidi swapp style with a lot of banners.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Goodbye Sod and Filbert Tree!

I had been asking my dad if he could bring his excavator over to remove some lawn for a fire pit area and he told me he would get back to me. Well, last Saturday I get the call that he's coming over and I am thinking Oh Crap I am so not ready. Christopher was a little irked at me for not having a plan, but I did have a plan...remove as much grass as my dad could possibly do!

We started with the fire pit area which we were definitely sure of.

and then I was like do you think you could remove a large bush and Filbert tree. My dad was hesitant because it was so close to the house, but I encouraged him saying why don't you try and see.

Oh my goodness, I can't even begin to tell you how elated I was for having this removed!

Back to the fire pit area, so he cleared that out and I said if you still have time you can remove lawn from the privacy screen up to the gate.
I worked like a dog raking it out as well as removing spots of grass that he couldn't reach. Seriously, I worked like a dog and felt every muscle in my body the next day. But here is what we have and I am jumping for joy not having to mow this area any more! Hello pavers and gravel!
Happy Day!