Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas Colorado Style!

Hi!  I wanted to post this Christmas card and wish you all a Merry Christmas!  It will be here before you know it....Thank you all so much who have stopped by my blog over the years...It means a lot to me!
On this card I used an adorable image from Penny Black stamps and I call it Colorado style because thats where my heart is this year with my Daughter, Son in Law and Grandkids out there, I wish I could be with them...I added a pom pom to his hat for fun and then to add some texture I used some Glittery Snow to the ground below him...I LOVE using this stuff! It gives it such a neat look...I had some glittery tree brads in my stash that my Aunt Lori gave me and they fit this card well...I wish I would have found this paper and these brads before I made all my cards this year.  I didn't have enough of the cute tree paper to make them all that way so it worked out....Thanks for stopping by today!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Supplies:  Penny Black Skiing Hedgehog, Paper by SU, Recollections and DCWV, Pom Pom, Ribbon, Pop Dots, Aleens Glittery Snow Texture, Glitter Tree Brad

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Gift for Beach Lovers...

This year for my hubby's family Christmas Party I wanted to make something to give to the guests to take home as a reminder of our time at the beach...I used the sand from Daytona Beach Shores where we stayed and added tiny starfish, sand dollars and assorted shells, tied a sheer blue ribbon and printed out name tags a glued a tiny starfish on the tag...These were the same ornaments that were also used on our Beach Style Christmas Tree for the party...I had fun making these and they would be a great thing to give someone who loves the beach!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Beach Style Christmas....


Our family Christmas party was held over at Daytona Beach this year...We decided to do a beach style Christmas tree in the living room where we stayed over at The Tropical Manor...Our room was a 3/2 ocean front that was perfect for the party...I have been collecting decorations to put on the tree all year...I used pink hibiscus, white finger starfish, Adirondack chairs in blue and pink (the pink ones have a tiny wicker hat and the blue one I added a white rolled up towel) white lanterns with battery operated tea lights that flicker, ceramic fish, blue round glitter ornaments, and clear ones with sand from Daytona Beach and shells were added...I used a white beach towel as the tree skirt and a large angel fish to match the smaller ones was put on top of the tree....I had so much fun creating this tree for our party....The second photo is of the front porch using a lantern with garland, hibiscus, white finger starfish and ocean blue ornaments that sparkle. A wicker hat and towel were placed on the chair for fun...I will be sharing some closer pics later tomorrow and a gift idea for beach lovers...Thanks for stopping by today!  Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas....Beach Style...

This year I am doing a theme tree for Christmas....And to go along with the theme tree which is Beach Style I have just finished my wreath for the front door for our Beach Style Christmas Party this year...Which we are having at a cute little motel that we all treasure "The Tropical Manor" for my hubby's yearly family Christmas get together....I found this cute ceramic fish during the summer (which is the best time to shop for beach decor) and he is our main focus on the wreath....Found some white finger star fish on Ebay for a dollar each (a lot cheaper than the price at the craft store which are 4.99 ea.) I hot glued a piece of ornament wire on the back to thread the star fish through the wreath to secure them...With the door opening and shutting a lot you want to make sure this stuff stays put...
The white lights were added first there are 50 lights.  I got the hibiscus when they went on sale after the summer to add....The blue glitter ornaments which reminded me of the pretty blue ocean were found at Old Time Pottery...The glitter is on the inside which makes it better for not getting glitter all over your hands....I hope everyone likes the wreath for the party! I can't wait to decorate the tree and put up the rest of the stuff!  I have more photos I will post from the beach later on....Thanks for stopping by today!