Monday, November 29, 2010

Day 2 of Christmas Crafts

So I fell in love with a Wreath my friend Jenny Chesnick(link to her blog is on the right) made a few months ago. She was even teaching a how to make this yummy wreath class about an hour away but the weekends she was teaching the class fell on weekends that did not work with our schedule here in the over scheduled Chamberlain household.

So I got inspired this weekend to make on my own. It is no where near as awesome as Jenn's but I am still pretty pleased with the out come!

So here it is!

Thanks for the inspiration Chez!

Getting Crafty for Christmas

Over the next few days I will be posting some Christmas projects I have been working on over the past few days.

Today's project I am posting is some altered star ornaments.

I bought these star ornaments a few years ago at an after Christmas sale. That year I had cover other stars with pattern paper but for this year I wanted to do something a bit different.

So I painted 2 of the 3 stars I had....let them dry and then I cut out some snow flake circles with my scalloped scissors from My Mind's Eye Sweet Dreams Holiday Avenue.

I am going to giving one of these stars to my mail carrier, one I will be taking part in my extended families ornament exchange and one will be going on our tree.

I enjoyed making these fun ornaments! Thanks for check them out!

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Being Thankful!

So it is 3 days before Thanksgiving and I have decided it was time to make a list of all the things that I am thankful for in my life. Sometimes I have so much going on that I forget to reflect on all the great things I have in my life and push the negative aside because the good always out weighs the bad.

I am thankful for.....

my loving and wonderful hubby! He deals with all my madness! He is also a wonderful father!

my amazing son! He is becoming a wonderful kid! He never stops surprising me!

another year with my dad! It is not easy taking care of him day in and out but I wouldn't change it!

my brother getting his life on track! He is going to school working a degree and has met a wonderful young lady!

my friends!I have been be blessed with a great friends since moving to DE and ones I have had for years!

I have a roof over my head! We have a beautiful home and we love it!

I have great in laws! They love taking Ty for a few days so Matt and I can have a break!

It has been a rough year but looking at this list makes me smile!

Thanks for reading and have a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Getting in the Spirit

So things have been a bit crazy around here the past month and a half. I will get into that with a later blog post. This blog post is about getting into the Christmas Spirit.

I haven't been in much of the lets celebrate mood. I didn't even get anything up for Halloween and I doubt I am going to get anything up for Thanksgiving. But I caught the Christmas creating bug while shopping at the craft store yesterday.

Here is a wreath I created.

I cut out circle and square shapes and on some of the shapes I used my scalloped paper shapers to make a scalloped edge. I glued those shapes together and used an eyelet at the top for the ribbon to thread through. I added ribbon, bow and some holly to complete the look.

Here are a few picture's of the finished project.

Thanks for visiting!