Tuesday, December 23, 2014

....and New Traditions are born!

It's been one HECK of a Year....
Lots and Lots of CHANGES!

As I've been told....
Change is a necessary thing
All I can say is.....boy it is a hard thing.

Especially this Christmas!
No kids at home with their wish lists....

Pushing me to get a Christmas Tree and decorate....
To plan a Christmas Dinner
or to even do any of our USUAL holiday traditions...

As part of my fix....
I started new traditions....
I pulled out my Canvas Corp Tree Skirt...
that I've been pondering on for awhile now....
Red High Impact Paint,
A Paintbrush....
and a little boy...

He was a bit under the weather....dang teeth!
Don't think he knew what to think
of the red paint all over his feet...
but he was SUCH a trooper!
(He loves to humor his NeeNee!)

....and so a tradition has been born!

....marking his FIRST Christmas....

I am looking forward to watching
this tradition grow for my daughter
and her family!

PS.....popped him in the tub and
the paint came off like
a charm.....even the bit NeeNee
got on his head!
Need to keep up the messy crafter tradition!

Merry Christmas to ALL!!

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories 
and love of kindred, 
and we are better throughout the year for having, 
in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. 
~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Playin' with 'tovers....

Gratitude Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

Recently, I've been working like crazy on crafty projects....one day while cleaning up my crafting space, I came across a BUNCH of 'tovers..... you know the "pieces parts" that get pulled out or created that NEVER make it onto your creation. That is the basis for my canvas.

Gratitude Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

I began with a Canvas Corp Brands Natural Canvas,
some OHHH SOOO FUN new products I've been working with....PERFECT PAINTS!
and one of my FAVORITE Templates ~ Garden Gate ~ TCW382.
I applied the texture mediums through the template, when dry I applied a bit of Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist ~ Crushed Shells.

Gratitude Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

How AMAZING is the stenciled image! Just PERFECT for all my 'tovers!

Gratitude Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

So what do you do with your 'tovers??

Products Used
Die~Namites Dies ~ Large and Small Ivy
Petaloo ~ Darjeeling Collection
Canvas Corp Brands ~ 6x6 Stretched Natural Canvas
Tattered Angels ~ Crushed Shells Glimmer Mist
The Crafter's Workshop ~ Garden Gate 6 x 6
Perfect Paints
Authentique Grateful Collection

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A season of GIVING not GETTING!

Hi Peeps....
I've been meaning to post my Giving Advent Calendar that I created.

The idea behind my Advent Calendar is to teach kids....
this is a season of GIVING not GETTING.

For the pockets I used a mixture of
Canvas and Burlap
Mini Pocket

I folded the shapes in half
and embellished with LOTS of Petaloo Flowers.

No two pockets are alike!

Each pocket has it's own
which can be personalized to your family.
Some ideas....
Bring Coffee to a Bell Ringer
Donate Dog/Cat food to an Animal Shelter
Make a card for someone
ie: elderly or military person
Drop off a toy to be given to a needy child etc.

When talking about this with my 19 year old son
he said he remembered when we did this
and it's one of his BEST CHRISTMAS MEMORIES!!

Hope you enjoyed my Advent Calendar!