Friday, December 26, 2014

I Spy Christmas Ornament

Merry Christmas Everybody,

I know you are all full from all the festivities so I will share with you a quick handmade ornament I made for my Mom this year. It's her first year as a Grandma and I wanted to make something that she and her Granddaughter can share when we come to visit, so I made an "I Spy Ornament."

I filled an empty ornament with a rose, sled, poinsettia, pink pacifir, and other Christmas ornaments, baubles, and buttons and then filled the bulb with faux snow.  Gave it a good shake and viola, instant ornament.  I must admit filling the bulb with items was the most fun!!

Now I can't take all the credit.  I got the idea from Pinterest. Just search for "I Spy Ornament" and it will come right up.  Now I have to go and make one for myself.

I pray you all had a wonderful Christmas and your New Year us ever so bright!!


Thursday, November 27, 2014

SOC Altered Picture Frame Mini Album and Our Love Bug Introduction

Hi Everyone,

So with today being Thanksgiving I thought I would share with you a very special SOC project. This one is dear to me because it reminds me how truly blessed I am.  I was diagnosed with PCOS a long time ago and was told that I wouldn't be able to get pregnant naturally. That I would need medical assistance if I ever want children.  Last Thanksgiving I found out that I was pregnant.  This Thanksgiving she is four (4) months young, beautiful and healthy; Praise God!!

Some months ago I went to perusing my local Michael's and saw this really pretty picture frame and instantly had a great idea to take the frame and make a mini album out of it, so I picked up a couple of frames.  I started this project and then I put it down again.  Not sure if it was the tiredness from pregnancy or the fussy cutting, or maybe it was a combination of the two. Whatever it was, I walked away from the project.

Then I gave birth to our beautiful baby girl and crafting came to a near standstill.  A few weeks ago I picked the project back up and was inspired once again and this time I finished it.

I love, love, love how this came out!!  Oh, and introducing the star in this album, our Lil' Love Bug, Rebekah...

Up close and personal...

The back of the album...

Just pull the ribbon to open the album...

 I might go back and spritz the flowers with a little Lindy's but otherwise I really like it. I have this frame hanging up at work on my cubicle/desk wall.  I attached black card stock to the frame and turned it into an accordion mini album.  I admit the 2x3 pics are a little dark because I printed them on the printer at work and couldn't adjust the settings, but I am going to print them through Walmart or Snapfish and then put them in.

There are many different options to choose for a hanging or put a stand on the back, but I chose the ribbon.

This project came out so well I can't wait to do it again.  So there you  have it.

I have never known such bliss as much as being a Mom.  I am truly blessed!!  Thanksgiving is so much more meaningful this year.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!


What I used…
~Michael's $1.50 bin frame
~G45 Ladies Diary 6x6 pad
~Recollections Black Card Stock
~Ranger Black dabber paint
~Butterfly Punches
~Glossy Accents
~Straight pins
~Acrylic Beads
~Studio G Flat Back Pearls
~Trico Roses in Peach
~Recollections Roses in Ivory