Thursday, November 10, 2011

Just a Quickie!

I'm back with a really quick little share!

I've been working hard on my photo Christmas ornaments today. I did several like this a couple of years ago, but wanted something bigger this year. We have room in our new house for a taller, wider Christmas tree, so I wanted bigger ornaments. This one is about 5.5 inches. It looks AMAZING!!! I put a picture of Caroline as a 3 year old on one side, and a recent picture of her as a 14 year old on the other. I love it! I used lots of pop dots for dimension, as well as glittery patterned paper and sparkling acrylic gems. I can't wait to get this one on the tree!

Here are the two sides of the ornament before I glued them together.

Here it is once I attached the sides together. I hung it off the edge of my desk for the picture.

I cut the scalloped circles on my Silhouette Cameo, and the patterned paper and photos using my Cricut (George cartridge). So much fun! I used archival quality photo paper, so hopefully we can enjoy these ornaments for many years to come.

I made turkey cupcake toppers for a bake sale at the boys' school last week. Aren't they cute? Gobble gobble!

I've been wrapping Christmas gifts like mad this week! I love the look of plain kraft paper with just one beautiful embellishment. After I wrapped this gift, I tied a couple yards of aqua baker's twine around the box, topped it with a snowflake that I cut out on my Silhouette, and glued little round mirrors on top. It came out really cute, and I think the mirrors will reflect the lights of the Christmas tree beautifully. I've been having the mirror accents sitting in a jar in my studio - didn't even have to make a Michael's run!

The boys were invited to an ice skating party last weekend. Ice skating is a fairly big deal down here in Louisiana where it's almost always warm. A friend was kind enough to snap this photo of me and my boy, Jack. I love it!

A couple of days ago, I decided to cut what was left of the cattails to add to an arrangement I made awhile back. Matt wanted to help, so I let him hold the cattails once they were cut. He pretended that he was a soldier and the cattails were his "soldier guns". My sweet baby boy!

Gotta run, but hope you enjoyed this little share! :)

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