Friday, December 23, 2011

Chalkboard Love

I have been slightly obsessed with chalkboards lately.  

I've sold several chalkboards in my booth lately.  This is the most recent taken to the booth for sale.

It didn't always look like this though.  I rescued it from Goodwill on one of our half priced Saturday's.  It was U.G.L.Y.

I painted and distressed the frame.  And then I used chalkboard paint over the glass.  

I bought this container of FolkArt Chalkboard Paint forever ago with a coupon.  So, I paid approximately $5.  It takes quite a few coats, usually at least 4 coats, to cover nicely.  But I still have well over half of the bottle, many projects later.

So, here is the finished project once again.  

And with that, this will be my final post until after new year.

I hope you each take time away from the computer to enjoy time with your family and friends this holiday season!!!


This project was featured here at Craftionary.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Meeting a Bloggety Friend!!

Yesterday I had the privilege of meeting my long time blogging friend, Tammy, from Not Just Paper and Glue.

She lives outside Dallas where I am visiting my family.  So, we made arrangements to meet at The Little Blue House in Keller, Texas.

Grab our Blinkie!

The Little Blue House was amazing!  I chose to do these Ho Ho Ho Tags.

These are not mine...mine are still drying because I used WAY to much of the glossy stuff over my letters....but on the bright side....they are looking really good (if they ever dry). ;)

Anywho....I enjoyed finally meeting in Tammy in person.  She is just as sweet as I imagined she would be.   

She made this gorgeous flower ball ornament for me!! 

Tammy is a PK Glitz representative.  She let me try out all her goodies!  

Can I just say.....I AM IN LOVE WITH GLITTER!!!  It was so much fun! The glitter is so fine (not that I can really say I know much about glitter).  But here is what I made.

I cannot tell you how happy I am I got to meet Tammy.  If you have time, stop by her blog and check her out. :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

O' Christmas Tree

O' Christmas Tree.....O' Christmas Tree.....You Bring Me So Much Pleasure!

Although we are never home for Christmas, I still decorate the house and the tree every year.  I figure we have a few weeks prior to Christmas to enjoy it before we leave to visit our family.  

Last week I showed you some of the other Christmas decor around the house this year.  Here is our super, duper skinny tree (the only size that will fit in our pint sized home)...

Most of our ornaments are either handmade or they have a special meaning to us.

Last year I told you all about the special sequin ornaments that my Grandmother used to make for my mother every year.

I was SOOOO excited when I stumbled upon several bags of antique handmade sequined ornaments at my favorite Antique Mall last month.

They were bagged 4 to 5 ornaments to a bag for $5...I felt like I had won the lottery!

They are just as beautiful as the ones my Grandmother used to make.  I had a hard time believing that someone's family actually gave these beauties up.

To be able to add to my collection, and so inexpensively, was a wonderful surprise this year.

I hope you are all having a special holiday season!