Saturday, December 29, 2012

This {nest} is blessed!

Hi crafters,

Merry Christmas!  I hope you've had a lovely holiday season with your family!

Today my husband and I are celebrating 5 blessed years as husband and wife!  It's so hard to believe it's been 5 years!  This time 5 years ago it was about 60 degrees outside and just perfect.

I thought this bird couple in their sweet nest was a perfect way to reflect on this past year.  My sweet husband built me a beautiful nest for us to share the rest of our lives in together.  This couple is from Sweethearts.

While I am bragging on him let me show off the latest in the craft loft.  My counters have been installed, the cabinets have been stained, and the sink is in place and ready to roll! 
It was looking much cleaner before I got in the loft this morning to work on the anniversary card and on projects for my nephew's upcoming baby shower!  He used a minwax water-base color tinted stain on the cabinets the color is winter moss.  I like that you can still see the wood grain through it all.

Enjoy your weekend!

Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

{Sailboat} nursery decor

Hi crafters,

Here's a follow up from the baby shower sailboat invites I posted a few weeks ago.
The boat is from B is for Boy.  

I used Lyrical Letters for the monogram and the name.  This is just card stock that I used my ATG, zig 2 way glue, and xyron to adhere to the painted canvas.  I used markers to outline the monogram to define it a bit more.

The sails and flag are embossed with the cuttlebug.  I used glue dots to attach the buttons.

Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sparkly {Pregnancy} :Gift: Ornaments

Hi Crafters,

I am surrounded by lovely glowing pregnant women this Christmas season.
I've seen many "baby's first Christmas" ornaments but I haven't seen many to commemorate the pregnancy itself.  I know these ladies are so excited to welcome these sweet babies (so far all boys, the yellow ornament finds out right after Christmas what their sweet pea will be).  I topped these guys off with a bit of raffia and bakers twine.  I hope the ornaments bring them happy memories for years to come.  The glitter is adhered to the inside using pledge floorwax.

The pregnant lady came from New Arrival.  The text 2012 is from Lyrical Letters.

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Ornament exchange

Hi crafters,
I was lucky to participate in an ornament exchange with a group if talented crafters. My elf made me an adorable snow man and heart ornament. They look great on my tree.

I made a crayon melt ornament and a glitter ornament both adorned with vinyl for my elf.

It's so much fun to create and send mail .
Looking forward to seeing the rest of the group's creations.
Happy crafting