Hello & Happy Wednesday Friends! I want to start out by thanking each & everyone of you for your overwhelming support, kindness & love shown to me and my family during this time. I appreciate you all so much and you have all truly lifted my spirits--I could never say enough to thank you again & again for that :o)
* for 6 ft trees, I use 5 strands of lights---my foyer tree & great room trees have 11 strands of lights separated into extension cords so they don't blow
* my foyer & study trees have amber lights on them (hard to find, but I love the soft glow); my rec-room trees have both white & blue lights on them
* my "jewel-box" tree in the rec-room & our great room trees are both real & cut from a local farm here in VA
*it takes me 5-6 days to get all my decorations done including the outside & I do 95% of it by myself with hubby & kids only helping with the family room tree (although hubby does take all the lights off when Xmas is over for me)
*yes, my house is always this clean (LOL), I'm fanatical about no clutter or mess (ask my mom)--if it starts getting messy it can give me an anxiety attack (for real, hee hee) and yes with 2 kids & 7 animals it is alot of upkeep at times :o)
*the back of my house sits on a nature conservatory and then Goose Creek is across the street which leads down to the Potomac River about 1 mile from my house. We have all kinds of fun wildlife here--you've heard me screech about the snakes & foxes but we also have HUGE wild turkeys and families of deer. And at nite sometimes I'll see a racoon strolling around.
-7 Kids College Fund has some FABULOUS new products in right now including tons of colors of Liquid Applique (I'm loving the blues), Just Rite products, Tim Holtz stamps and the wonderful Eclipse Masking tape (great for all kinds of masking & craft projects)!!
-I will be having some yummy Blog Candy to celebrate Christmas up next week that you won't want to miss--make sure & keep checking back for it :o)
Delphinium & Peony"--love these flower images. I paired it up with some more of those yummy My Mind's Eye papers called "Life Stories"--PTI's cs ocean tides & spring moss matches perfectly with them. My set includes a card and a matching post-it note holder with pen.
My image was colored with copics (BG75,BG72,BG10/E44,E43,E42,E41/YG25,YG67,G20) and then I added some stickles to the flowers and diamond glaze to the watering can. That pretty border was done with a brand NEW MS deep border punch called "floral vine" (LOVE IT, like the larger border size), wrapped with matching PTI ribbon & added some pearls to the corners. (the bow was made with my fave Bow Easy tool)
HERE on SCS! The scrolls are from one of my fave punches that you can buy HERE.
I'll see ya back here tomorrow with a fun Magnolia project!!