Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Holly Daze !!!!

I hope you are all having a fabulous holiday enjoying traditions with your family and friends.
I thought I'd share a few snapshots of my Christmas Eve celebration at our house.
This is a snowman I made out of the Crayola Model Magic and Martha Stewart glitter. My son claimed it, so he'll be taking it home with him. The second photo shows the scale. The base is made from a glass candle lid I'd saved and it made a perfect stand.

My sister, Melanie, in front of my 4 foot pink tree. I decorated it with cupcake ornaments and have my friend,Beth, to thank for buying it for me! Thank you Beth, you rock!
My nephew, Kyle, is peeking through the decorations on my kitchen island.
My mom and Kyle's wife, Mimi are in front of the white tree in the great room.
Melanie, my cousin Tina and I are posing in front of the biggest tree in the front room.
Here we are again! We were enjoying the Key Lime Pie martinis I made for the party!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Fun Holiday Project !

I found a cool project to do with my art students in the book, Adventures in Mixed Media by Jane Davies. First, I made scribble painted paper and after it dried, I made these cute bird ornaments. My art club kids made the paper in one afternoon and the next meeting we made the birds. My friend, Sherrill, had her 3rd graders make them out of scrapbook patterned papers. She made sure the wings contrasted with the bodies and they turned out adorable.
The kids thought my face on the bird looked a little creepy. But, given the choice to add their face, many of them decided to go for it. You can make the bird's eye on one side and add a face on the other and hang it either way!

Christmas Creations 2011

Happy Holidays to everyone! I have not posted in a loooong time. But I'm back and I hope I can be a better blogger. Here are some of the Christmas card designs I came up with this year. I had my annual card party for my friends at work. This year the theme was "Semi-homemade cards". I used cards that I got on clearance last year and we embellished them. Sometimes I covered the entire front of the card, but the sentiment inside and the envelopes were already done!