Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Garland/Banner

All the ladies I read in "Blogville" are such an inspiration to me!  The banners and garlands are so neat and the directions always look doable, so I thought I'd give it a shot.  So...I've been making banners since I did a very basic one for Malia's shower here and one I did for my nativity scene here and they have gotten progressively fancier and more complicated.  Here's one I did last week to hang over our fireplace.

I used some old wrapping paper to fan fold into circles. I then glued letters, snowflakes, and holly onto the circles that I'd cut out with my Cricut.  Man I love that thing!!

The most work came when I had to fan fold the wrapping paper for each circle!
I am happy with how it turned out!
The last thing I did before stringing them up on some jute was to add a few buttons here and there.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hanukkah 2010

We were invited to celebrate Hanukkah last weekend with my SIL's family.  What a wonderful time we all had.  Great food, super company, and the different traditions we observed were very special.  Thanks, Harriet, for a special evening!

Nativity Scene Redux

I decided that the nativity on the coffee table was just not a good idea so I made myself a banner to go along with it and put it in the dining room.


I cut the tags on my cricut and glued the letters down after using a little stain on the edges.  Hung everything up on some twine.  My daughter (Punky Poo) says my "t" is backwards and I guess she's right but I don't think I'll change it.  Lazy I guess.  ha!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Nativity Scene

     So this morning I finished putting away all the Thanksgiving/Fall/Autumn decorations and began to get out my Christmas stuff.  Several months ago I purchased this wonderful manger scene here on Etsy.  She isn't showing the set at this time, but maybe you could ask her to make you one.  At one time she was offering the patterns for free, too.  I love it so much but it falls over with just the slightest bump so I got my craft on and got to work.

     Here are the cast of characters.  Large white server, glue gun, wooden manger set, crinkled up shredded paper.

      Glued everything in place (not the paper) and I think it looks good!

      Then added a little more shred and ...  voila!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Wedding!

     After months of preperation Malia and Jason had their beautiful day.  It was absolutely perfect.  The weather was so nice and the venue was beautiful.  I'll stop talking and just show you some pictures.  Enjoy!

Charis and Dace who will be next to get married.  There's is scheduled for 4.09.11!

The "Kids" LtoR Gage (Steve and Diane's son), Dace, Malia, Breanne, and Mikaela.

More coming, soon!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Autumn Tablescapes

I got my creative juices flowing the other day and pulled some things together from around the house and got out some of my fall stuff from the attic.  Love the way it turned out.

I really like this napkin fold with the pocket for the silverware.  This was my first attempt and I ended up going with something different.

This pumpkin is covered with the neatest leaves.  They feel like faux suede.

Plates ~ HomeGoods
Mustard bowls ~ Ross
placemats ~ TJ Maxx
silverware ~ Gourmet Settings - Treble Cleff -

Halloween 2010

Stacy bought this amazing 9foot cat for the front yard!  I thought he was SO cool!  His head moved back and forth and his body lit up!  Here are some pictures of the boys on Halloween.
Dason, Bradley, and Patrick our neighbor.
Bree's kittens...Rock Star (the black one) Precious aka Little Bit (the gray one).  So cute!

Bradley was a Scarecrow and Dason was Scream!


Dason.  Check out the white socks!  lol