Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Making up for lost time!

Since I have off this week (YAY!) I decided to dedicate some time to scrapbooking and crafting. I really didn't get the chance to do any scrapping this month. The holidays just seemed to "take-over". I started by cleaning out my scrappy supplies. I unloaded a ton of scraps which I really don't use and made room for new goodies! I stumbled upon some layouts which I completed back in October. Thought I'd post some pics and share!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Cute Christmas Cards

Just a few pics of some simple mini-cards I made to top off some gifts! Love these little ones- they're so quick and simple!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Using Ribbon

When growing up I always looked forward to decorating for the holidays! My brother and I would help my mom put up the tree, hand the stockings, and set up the nativity. after we finished that initial phase of decorating I remember my mother would then go around the house putting bows on ANYTHING and EVERYTHING! As a teenager I thought she was crazy -we would have ribbons on the tree, on candle holders even around the hand towels in the bathroom (seriously)! I wasn't until I got married and began to decorate my own home that I realized I loved that tradition. I have found myself year after year breaking out the ribbons for the Holiday season! I have to say - my MOM was right (ouch!) Everything is more festive when you put a bow on it. It gives a special touch to simple everyday objects!

This year I added bows to our stockings and jazzed up a frame from a discount store!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Decorating Ideas!

I love to try out decorating ideas in my home, especially during the holiday season. My friends and family always ask me..how did you do that? or how did you ever think of that? So I've decided to share these ideas that I stumble upon. Make no mistake - I'm not a professional decorator and do not claim to be - I just love playing around with different ideas and tweaking them to fit my style!

For Christmas I love displaying holiday ornaments in glass jars. I found mini glass balls and used them to fill a glass hurricane candle holder in my entryway.
I also used a mix of mini-balls and regular sized ornaments to fill 3 apothecary jars in my ding room.