Friday, December 28, 2007

Holiday Season

Well, we had a very good Christmas this year. My brother and his family came for Christmas dinner and we all had a good time. I got a new 28-300mm camera lens, so I spent most of my time snapping photos of everything. I also got an IR activated camera (like hunters use to track game)...so now I know how much our cat, Ozcar roams around during the night...no wonder he sleeps all day! Here is a shot of a completed place marker. I decided to add the 'snow' to the flower pot to make it more festive.
I've also added a couple photos of some ornaments that mom made me. We decided that instead of exchanging store bought gifts every year, we would make each other home-made ornaments. We've been doing this for @ 6 years now and it's great fun to see what we get. Next year, my sister-in-law is going to join in on the fun.
Nester the Long-eared Donkey was this years ornament. He's made out of polymer clay.
Max from the Grinch Who Stole Christmas was from a couple years ago. He's made out of walnuts, wire, a stick and some felt.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas!



Merry Christmas to all. I've been busy decorating the house and Christmas shopping, but did take the time to make some place settings for Christmas dinner and ornaments to attach to the pies we give the neighbors for Christmas.
The place setting will be stuck into a painted flower pot filled with candy...just like the ones I did for Thanksgiving. I sponged green watercolor onto watercolor paper and stamped poinsettas in blue/green. I embossed cardstock with Winter Wonderland embossing powder and punched out the snowflakes in two different sized. The envelope is made with an 1.5x 1" enveloped paper punch using a Chrismas print paper. The 'List' was done in Photoshop CS2 using a graphic I downloaded from ScrapGirls. For the final look, I painted 2" flower pots, hot glued a small piece of florist foam in the bottom and stuck the above 'sign' in. I covered the foam with spanish moss and covered the moss with candy.
These ornaments were made from a kit I got from ArtChix. For the tags, I sponged light blue watercolor onto watercolor paper, stamped Merry Christmas in blue and cut the tag out with decorative scissors. I then took some cardstock and embossed it with Winter Wonderland embossing powder and punched out the snowflakes with two different size punches. I attached a silver grommet to the corner and attached the ornament.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Holiday Season

I've been busy getting ready for Christmas...decorating the tree, sending cards, gift shopping...the whole mess. I forgot to scan the cards I made, so no photos of them. Mom and Al returned to Ohio on the 7th. They left just in time before the snow storm. They will be closing on their Walsenburg house next week, but won't return until spring...but it will be for good! :-)

I've completed my Christmas ornament for mom...what do you think?