Saturday, December 31, 2011

Post Christmas, Christmas Post

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!
We had a joyful family time, AND it was a white Christmas...
which is rare in New Mexico.
I wanted to post a few pictures of some of the things I made over the season,
and some of our Christmas family fun time that for whatever reason I didn't get posted.

I saw this wreath on Pintrest,
made with white feathers. I found the red glitter snow flakes at Hobby Lobby,
and used them for my front porch decorations.

This is also a Pintest idea.
Melted snowman ornament.
So simple, salt, pepper corns, and orange paper cone nose.
Lauren and I made a dozen of these... cute!

This is my old Christmas tree.
We put it out on the front porch with gold balls,
and the red glitter ornaments.
The tree got to enjoy one of our 5 December snow storms
when the wind blew the snow into the porch.

Savanna, Lauren, and her boyfriend Justin
spend an evening making gingerbread houses.
Christmas Lunch
We had prime rib, ham, mac and cheese, cream of spinach,
salad, cheesy potatoes, passoli and Birthday cake.
All the cousins!
We were also bit by the "elf on a shelf" craze.
Lauren had seen posts on Pintrest and asked my why we didn't do that?
I thought that because my girls were 20 & 14
we were past that stage in our Christmas celebrations.
But Nooooo..... Lauren and I took the elf (from my childhood)
and the fun began.
I have to say that Lauren and I were the only ones in the house who found the fun in it.

Army men tied the elf up.
Elf got crazy in my craftroom with the wrapping paper.
Elf in the freezer with snowballs
(this is when he first started to wear the sweater).
Elf baking cookies.
Elf tied to the train tracks under the tree.

I'm linking to:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

To watch a beautiful Christmas card being created.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Table Scape

This year my Christmas/ Hanukkah table scape is done in shades of blue and silver.I always include the large wall mirror that hangs in my dinning room. I've also moved up to the light fixture and around the corner to the niche just outside the dinning room. I'm really happy with the color choice and I thankful for my daughter Lauren for climbing up on the table and dusting the light fixture and doing such a great job decorating it.
My Cricut was smoking while I was making all the blue and grey birds for the mirror. Oh how I love my Cricut!

I love my little vintage snow babies!

Look at all those blue birds. Thank you Cricut!

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Tip Junkie handmade projects


Christmas Has Come

The trees (3 of them) are up and the snow is falling.
I've done my "table scape" that includes my wall mirror and light fixture.
I also made a Christmas (Noel) banner that is reversible with winter (snow) on the back side.

Below is a reminder of how I attach the paper with a liquid glue and then sand the edges to get a perfect clean look.

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