Sunday, February 7, 2010

Winter in NC photos

Trying my hand at a few photos.

Sorry I have been AWOL for so long. The desire and creative juices have been lacking. The first photo is one that I altered with Photo Shop Elements. I hope to return to creating very soon.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Some Photos from the Bahamas

This is Count Basey Square at Port Lucaya, Bahamas.

This is a picture of Golden Beach. The same beach where parts of The Pirates at the Caribbean parts 2 and 3 were filmed. When it is low tide most of this picture would be a rippled white sandy beach.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

As the Sunsets

This is a photo I took at twilight and had to alter it a bit with Photoshop Elements.

As the sunsets and my holiday organization and planning time dwindles I just wanted to share a few thoughts with you.

I have met so many wonderful crafters recently and I am so blessed for that. I appreciate all the inspiration that they provide me with.

I am not sure how many, if any posts, I will be getting in until after the holiday so I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy New Year.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Winners from the Create It Green blog hop

The winner of the Amy Butler pad of Specialty paper is Cheryl from She Stamps.

The winner of the two Stampin Up! stamp sets is Patricia May from The Whyte Paper.

Please e-mail me at with your address.

Congratulations!! And Thank you to everyone who made the Create It Green blog hop a big success.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Green Christmas ornaments

These ornaments are made from plastic fruit cups. When my children eat a fruit cup for a snack, I keep the plastic cups and wash them out.

For this project I painted them with silver paint. When dry I drilled a small hole in the top to insert a ribbon so that I could hang it on the tree. Then I embellish it with ribbon, punched out leaves, old fake berries and holly that my mom had saved and in one case crystal effects and glitter.

The final touch is to add a charm that hangs by a white thread.

Another option would be to drill the hole a bit bigger so that you could put a light from a strand of Christmas lights through it. Then you could have a strand of bells that light up.

The next ornament that I have been making is made from the tube of the paper towel. I flattened the tube and cut the tube into 1/2 inch strips. Then I took my gesso and painted all the circles to make them stronger. Once they were dry then I sewed on some beads. The final step is to use red sticky tape to attach the petals and add a thread to hang it by.

Please leave me a comment, for a chance to win a pad of Amy Butler's recycled specialty paper. I will draw the winner's name on Monday at 2pm EST.