Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Gettin Crafty! :)

2010 is quickly coming to an end and I am beyond excited to see what the Lord has in store for me and my family in 2011!  This past year has been full of great moments and also some pretty tough moments!  I wouldn't take back any of them, not even the tough stuff because the Lord has done some amazing things in my life and has shown me some awesome things that will help me get through any other hard stuff that I might face!  So I had been praying for a week about what the Lord wanted me to focus on next year and my answer... JOY!  More than just being joyful, it also means finding joy in the difficult situations or days.  The joy of the Lord is my strength!  Also, JOY can stand for Jesus, Others, Yourself...remembering my priorities!  I have a few other resolutions but that's for another posting!  :)

Now that all the Christmas decorations have been taken down and I have my dining room space back, I was able to put up a table and get my hands dirty with my crafting supplies!  I bought these letters (spelling my daughter's name) when I was pregnant with her like 3 years ago.  I originally painted them brown and hot pink and put glitter on them but I didn't like the way it turned out so they've been sitting in my garage for at least a year now.  Today I finally busted them out and slapped on some cute scrapbook paper and distressed the edges.  I'm really loving the way it turned out!

I didn't get my fill of craft time so I pulled out a box I had with these blocks that my amazingly handy hubby cut up for me.  I sanded down the edges and covered them with the same scrapbook paper as I did Tatym's name.  I think I'm going to turn these into picture holders (you know...drilling a hole and putting the wire in it and curving it to hold a picture).  So cute, simple and easy to make!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Clay Ornaments

My hubby made this family ornament for us this year!  He made one back in 2002 when our middle son was just a newborn so we needed an updated one with little Ms. Bitty on there!  I think it turned out cute!

I made these using white pearl sculpey clay and the blue is a pearl as well.  The red has glitter in it but is a different brand and the green & yellow are just plain colors.  I then used a sharpie marker to write on it after they had been baked and cooled.

My son, Keegan made this!  Such imagination!  It's a snowman throwing a snowball, standing behind a brick wall that has a splattered snowball on it and his pile of snowballs next to him!  LOVE IT!

He said the gingerbread man was Gingie from Shrek!  :)  And then he wanted to make a star ornament like mine!  So cute!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Ornament

While visiting with my hubby's grandparents last month, I saw a really cute Christmas ornament very similar to the one I made tonight.  I changed mine up a bit: I used bigger circle punches and used a white pen to make the border around each circle, added green & red ribbon for hanging up and viola...a cute, handmade Christmas ornament keepsake!  I made one for my mom-in-law and this one is for my grandma!  I may just have to make one for myself!  Super inexpensive and super fun!