Friday, December 31, 2010

Adios 2010 and my last project of the year.

Framed book pages and our last name.
(I couldn't think of a good title)
It all started out when me and the kiddos were out on a walk and I saw this book on top of a trash can... From trash to my wall. This project was fast and easy

Step 1 find book in the trash!

Step 2 take an old frame that was hanging on the wall for 6 months without anything in it.

Step 3 rip pages out of said book and crumble them up and use double sided tape to adhere to the cardboard backing.
Step 4 I forgot to take a picture of me painting but I printed out our last name and then put it under the glass and then used black acrylic paint to paint over it. Then a took a little piece of denim and stamped the year we got married on to it.
 (This is my tribute to Freckled Laundry one of my bloggy obsessions.)
Here it is all assembled.
And here it is all hung up.
 My hubby had a great idea after it was all finished. 
"Why don't you use the sheet music from the song we danced to at our wedding?"
How sweet is that, and what a great idea!
Adios 2010- I sure had fun this year I can't wait to see what 2011 brings.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Birthday Invitations

Remember A few months ago I blogged about the girls build-a-bear birthday?
 I was going to be prepared this year. 
Well, it is two weeks away and I just finished the invitation. 

 Here they are in their beautiful simplicity. 
Why do I make the party invites you ask. 
The pretty answer would be because I want the invitee to know that this party is something that I have taken time to think about and prepare for. 
The simple answer is because I always do things last minute. 
Both are true.

I am linking up to some fabulous parties.
handmade projects

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Free Printable Calendars for 2011

SWITCHEROOm free 2011 calendar

Elle @ Switcheroom Designed this very cute printable calendar. 
Hop on over to her blog and check it out for yourself. I am on my way to print it out now! 
Along with a few weekly calendar pages. 
I love the new year and the excitement of starting new projects.
What projects will you dream up in 2011?

Merry Christmas!

Happy Birthday!

May you experience all the joy and hope that knowing Jesus can bring.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Simple and Sweet.

 These are my Tangled picture frame bow holders.
Very simple, very sweet.

wooden picture frame-$2.49 @walmart
light pink and white paint-already had those
ribbon-$1.97 @walmart
yarn-already had this too
bows and fancy rubber bands-$2.50 each @ walmart
hot glue gun

Paint and polkadot the frame then apply glitter to the polka dots

make a yarn pony tail

glue ribbon and pony tail to the back of frame
I took a picture of the kiddos outside of the theater and I will be putting it in the frame.
 (I swear I am working on my picture taking skills)
The kiddos helped me paint and polkadot these. 
It was a great rainy morning activity. 
Followed by a fun night at the movies.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I've Been Featured!!!

Remember the little denim quilt I threw together in about 7 years....

Well, Jami, being just about the sweetest blogger around has featured my quilt 
or Tifani's quilt I should say. 

I am thrilled.
I am ecstatic.
Did I mention I am so happy...
 to be finished with this quilt.

I was Featured at freckled laundry!

Advent Calendar

Advent- Latin adventus is the translation of the Greek word parousia, commonly used in reference to the Second Coming of ChristChristians believe that the season of Advent serves a reminder both of the original waiting that was done by the Hebrews for the birth of their Messiah as well as the waiting of Christians for Christ's return. In recent times the commonest observance of Advent outside church circles has been the keeping of an advent calendar or advent candle, with one door being opened in the calendar, or one section of the candle being burned, on each day in December leading up to Christmas Eve.

We use both types of advent calendars at our house. 
We read a passage from the Bible every night that tells the Christmas story. 

We try to remember the real reason we are celebrating and that it is not just about gifts.

That being said we also have a fun advent calendar that incorporates family traditions and Christmas symbolism. 

Scrapbook style Advent calendar
Design by Noeleen at a blog of chocolates
(created by me)
Noeleen is an amazing scrapper and a great friend.

There are tons of different styles to choose from.
Jami at Freckled Laundry made a really cute one from little denim jean pockets.
Click here to go see it and her amazing blog.

What does your family do for Advent?

Linking up at the parties over there -------------->