Wednesday, December 12, 2012

White and Silver Christmas Mantel 2012

Our Christmas mantel this year had to be simple.  My oldest was driving me nuts on a daily basis, thinking I was going to color-code everything in rustic French!  So all I focused on was the mantel and let the kids and my husband worry about the rest of the decorations.  

This is why I'm only showing you this part of my house, lol!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

"Farmers Market" Sign using Silhouette Cameo

Not too long ago, the hubs finally broke down, after my begging for weeks, and purchased me a Silhouette Cameo





I didn't need it for scrapbooking, but for making signs.  Sometimes using graphite tracing paper doesn't cut it and I wanted to try something new.  

New is the key word here!



Monday, December 3, 2012

Silver Leaf Glass Christmas Ornaments

After both gold and silver leafing some trays some weeks ago, I finally figured out today that "press and peel" silver leafing was simply MADE for Christmas ornaments!  I was so excited how easy this was today that I nearly forgot to pick up my youngest from school.

Let's get right to this now.

"Dairy" Farmhouse Sign


Another good find at a local estate sale led to this sign being made.  It would have been finished sooner except I was nursing my seven year old daughter after she fell a short distance from a tree and ended up with several stitches in her thigh.  She was a trooper though while I kept bordering on the edge of passing out nearly everytime I had to look at her wound.

This is why I paint and am NOT a nurse.