Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Paper Tree

A few weeks ago I happened to find a tutorial to make a Christmas tree from scrapbook papers or cardstock. I filed it away 'to do' not sure when or if I'd make it for this season. My sweet grandmother is turning 90 tomorrow and is now in a nursing home...I wanted to give her a little something so I decided to try my hand at one of these trees. She doesn't have any real space to "decorate" for Christmas so I thought this was perfect to sit on her nightstand. I think it turned out pretty cute! I wanted to embellish it more but ran out of time. I think it would be really cute with some buttons maybe :) Go figure...buttons? Me? Anyway, here are some pictures and here is the link to the tutorial I found: http://kimemories.typepad.com/celebrate_life/2009/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-3.html

I wasn't able to figure out how to contact them, so I hope it's okay to link them here since I'm not using it for commercial purposes :) If you try one, please send a picture! I'd love to see!

***Please excuse the poor quality photos; I had to use my phone since I forgot to take better ones before dropping it off.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Long time, No see...

WOW...has it really been since 8/09 that I posted??? I'm horrible :) In my defense, I must say, a lot has happened. I started a new job, finished my 2 year degree, my grandmother fell & took a turn for the worse...By 8/10, I was no longer employed, and my grandmother is now in a nursing home. My husband & I are expecting our first child this spring. I am still very much alive and crafting :) I realized after I signed up for a craft swap over at http://www.thetshirtdiaries.com/2010/11/holiday-craft-swap-time.html....that I have majorly neglected this blog!!! So if any of my followers out there are still peeking in on me, thanks! I'll try to be more diligent about posting.