Wednesday, December 31, 2008

happy new year!

Monday, December 29, 2008

the best girly {digital} elements...

If you read my blog than you know I love Rhonna Farrer's digital brushes for scrapbooking...and for me, almost anything I do can use a little fluorish or crown attached to it! Well, Miss Rhonna has started a new blog for all her fans! top it off she is doing a huge give away of 209 digital kits! So run on over and become a part of all the fun! I used several of her elements in my Christmas card on my previous post...I'm telling you, you can't go wrong!

This was the little bird creation I made to top off one of my mom's presents....of course I think this was the first thing my little Aspen tore into on Christmas morning, she is definitely just like her mama!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Tutu You!

Wishing all of you a very glorious Christmas! Here is the finished card with the photos I took below!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Aspen's Christmas stocking...

Hooray! I finally finished Miss Aspen's Christmas stocking!!! I had intended to make her a beautiful stocking, but somehow time seems to always get away from me this time of year no matter how early I start things {as you can tell by the infrequency of my blog posts}. So I am walking through Target and I spotted this darling shabby chic stocking...a perfect bare bones stocking to make up for Aspen the way I was thinking I could! This is my version of crazy quilting with all the adornments I love....though truthfully I only went through one box of ribbons crazily grabbing pieces to add to this stocking to save time.

I attached a beautiful lace {everything by hand, I think it's a bit faster!} and then I just embellished on top of it with old ribbonwork as well as pieces I made. Above is a little purse made of vintage ribbon with lots of rosettes, and a vintage chiffon flower.

My mom and I have a friend who dyes old velvet ribbon these fabulous colors...this is part of my stash I only use when I am absolutely keeping the item, or giving it to someone who will really appreciate what it is, as they are so difficult to find! Then I made a basket full of ribbon flowers all out of new dyed ribbons and antique gold lace...and of course my mom wants this as her Christmas present after seeing it!

I just weave in the silk ribbons however, I sort of like that look best, more so than something very structured. I could go nuts doing this, but you know then Santa would be wondering where Aspen's stocking is because it surely would not be hanging by the chimney with care!

I love double faced silk ribbons...that's what this beautiful ribbon is...they make perfect bows! And the ribbonwork next to it is my mom's work. She made this little beauty for me a couple years ago and both Aspen and I adore it, so I figured her cherished stocking would be the perfect place for it to settle in for a long winter's nap!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

decorating the house...

Gotta have pink wherever I can get it as you can see....Here is some of our recent work around the house!! Aspen is a huge fan of all the Christmas trees and almost every other decoration you can think of!
The mantle is really fun...but a lot of these snowman are up all the time because I love them so much!

More sparkle, more glitter please!