Friday, December 31, 2010

The Nicest Gifts Are Handmade! Thanks Mom!

In my world, Christmas isn't quite what it used to be.  It has become so commercial that I rebel at times.  I still make my own cards (see previous post) and many of my gifts (lots of homemade vanilla!).  Then along come this wonderful gift, handmade by my mom!    She took a small aluminum garbage can and tole painted it.  She uses hers for birdseed -- I might do the same!  Check out the picture of the painted scoop!  Yes, she painted that too!  Thanks Mom for making Christmas what it should be -- handmade!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas 2010

It's hard to believe that another Christmas has come and gone!  I was thrilled to finally get into the spirit of creating digital cards!  Maybe I spent less time creating them digitally than I normally do with cutting and piecing by hand -- maybe not!  I just know that I had a great time making the Christmas card with lots of "stamped" layers.  Loved using blue as the base.  Also, the thank you card was something I decided to do at the last minute to thank family and friends.  Hopefully everyone appreciated them!