Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Vignette

I didn't post my December daily picture yesterday because I was working on creating a project for a post today. I worked on a Christmas vignette all night long and then went out today to buy a few things that I needed to finish it up. I love how it turned out!

The holly paper is from the new Authentique Christmas line and the music notes are from an old Teresa Collins Christmas line. I used random white buttons on the roof and covered them with glossy effects and martha stewart crystal glitter. I really love how it all turned out! Tomorrow we are making gingerbread men. Can't wait!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Daily

I have decided that I am going to attempt a December daily this year. I want to take at least one picture every day in December. Once the month is up I will put them all into a mini album. I didn't exactly have anything Christmas-y planned for today and I had already put up our tree on Thanksgiving so I just snapped a few shots of Avah admiring the tree. She looks cranky in all of the pictures but they turned out pretty good.

This will be the one I put in our mini album
 (unless something amazing happens before tomorrow that I catch a picture of)

At this point she was curious what I was up to.

I will try and do something a little more creative for my December 2nd picture. This weekend I want to convince my husband and his friend to make gingerbread men with me. We will see how that goes! : )

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Deck the Halls

Hey! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I did! I made dinner and we had a few of Justin's coworkers over and just hung out and had a good time. I spent all weekend slowly decorating and putting up our tree. After I finish class this week I will be able to start creating much more! Here is a peek at our tree : )

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Glitter Project

    I recently found a project on Pinterest that I wanted to try. We are having a few people over for Thanksgiving this year and I wanted to make a few things to decorate. These little glitter pumpkins were perfect!
    So, I was on a mission to find little foam pumpkins about three days after Halloween. Michaels was fresh out so I thought that maybe Walmart would have some fall garlands with little pumpkins. They didn't need to be well done because I was covering them with glitter. Not only did they have little pumpkins, but whole packs of them for only four bucks. They also had really small ones for two dollars. My Walmart also just got a gstudio section with all of the ninety seven cent glitter and stamps. I found great four packs of fall colored glitter and when we went to check up they were 75% off! I was able to pull together ten packs so now I am going to make a few sets of these for some friends.
    I don't have a drill like in the above tutorial but I didn't need one at all. The foam of these pumpkins was very easy to work with. I just pressed the tea lite plastic candle holders down into the foam and cut a perfect size and shape hole for the candles. I used Elmer's spray craft bond which worked perfectly! These were really fun to make and now I think I will find other things to cover in glitter.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Welcome to My Blog

So, here it goes. I would like to welcome everyone and anyone that has stumbled upon me. This is my first attempt at a blog and I hope that everyone will bare with my while I try and figure this whole thing out.

Just a little about me before I begin; I am a Navy wife living in Virginia far away from my home state of Washington. My husband and I have two lovely fur babies, Avah and Jack. I love any and all things crafty, especially scrapbooking. I want this blogging experience to be about the things that I create, the things that I love, and everything in between.

I am about to embark on yet another journey while my husband is deployed (again) for six months. This will be the longest deployment that I have done on my own so far away from family, so I want to fill my time with creating and hopefully making new friends from this blogging experience.