Yes, it has been a while. I'm sorry. I'm sure you will agree with me when I say November and December were a blur. The busyness of the holidays has finally slowed down. So, what have we been up to since Thanksgiving?
The title says it all!
I have been itching to share my projects with you, but they were top secret till after Christmas. Before I begin, I would like for you to look at the following pictures.
and then there was Thanksgiving 2010...
This year we added a few more characters...
We like to wear our dessert before we eat it. Just so we can use the sink for bathing.
Clay played camera-man.
We won't attack people with expensive devices in hand.
Who knows what will happen Thanksgiving 2015!
Back to Christmas. What a sweet time of the year! We had a great visit with family and friends during our 2 week stay in Memphis. I played a Christmas Elf this year and here are some of the projects I worked on:
|Mod-Podge Design & Scripture on Canvas with Copper Wire|
|Acrylic Design on Carafe|
|Acrylic Design on Initial with Protective Sealant for Outdoor Use|
|"Wreath" Decoration Added|
|Scrapbook Frame Design with Painted Cork-Board Overlay|
|Olive Jar with Painted Lid and Soap Pump Added|
Wonderful Idea Courtesy of Melissa Dark.
You are an inspiration in my life!
|Jelly Jar with Ribbon Added & Wrapped|
|Various Homemade Cards.... MANY of these babies made!|
|These were so much fun and I was able to use my Crop-A-Dile for the first time!|
|Same Painted Frame as Above. This time I layered scrapbook paper, crackled the frame paint, and added a wooden initial.|
Hope some of these give you ideas for creating your own homemade gifts for next Christmas or any other special occasion! In my opinion, there is nothing like receiving or making a homemade gift, no matter how big or small. Let's face it, we guard our time much more heavily than our money. Knowing that someone took their time to create something unique rather than pull merchandise off the shelf brings a smile to my face.
The Hibernating Elf