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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wine Bottle Decor

I just love Pinterest!  I have found so many interesting ideas and recipes on that site!. 
I came across a pin for a holiday centerpiece that was made using wine bottles, white spray paint and Epsom Salts.  I loved the idea.  The bottles were very icy and wintery.  

I do save wine bottles but usually only the really pretty ones.  I grabbed six bottles and headed downstairs to paint them and decided I could not bare to cover up the beautiful colors!  I decided to use spray adhesive and Epsom Salts so as to let the beauty of the bottle show through.  

I had planned on lighting the bottles from the inside with battery operated lights--however--no battery lights fit in the bottles.  I wish I had tried the lights before I sprayed them because I would have used the other trick on Pinterest to cut the bottoms off of the bottles to put the lights or flameless candles under the bottles!  

I am going to redo the bottles for next year and take the bottoms off, but for this year they will stay the way they are.  I have two centerpieces, both are different. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

My Secret Circle Sister Box!!!

Merry Christmas! 
I received my Circle Sister box and I finally got to open it!! It was from California Rose (Sophie)!! 
Let me just say that I was in awe of the way she filled the box.  She added so many cute notes and personal touches!  I have never been in a swap before and I am taking notes for next year!!  I just love everything she put in the box and am looking forward to experimenting with Glitter Glass, Glimmer Mist, Ribbons and mini tins!  I am so inspired by the "Queen of Lists" tin she made for me.  My girls are crazy over it and it's very close to Christmas but I might be able to squeeze out three of those this weekend for the girls to put in their stockings since they wanted mine so bad!! 

I just adore her Stocking!! Very creative and the colors are fabulous.  I really enjoy home decor, altered art and mini albums and such.  I hit a bump in my scrapbooking due to feeling overwhelmed by work and all.  It seems more relaxing to work on a project rather than stress over a bazillion pictures that I just can't decide between! I want to do more cricut sewing projects and tote bags and such in the near future.  I will be using the canvases she included very soon!   

Queen of Lists tin
Directions!! Calling Card!! Pocket Calendar!! Clip

Monday, December 5, 2011

I am soooooo BAD !

I have done a few projects and I have not taken any pictures of them to post on here.  I had made a goal to be more active but it does not seem to be working out for me right now!  

I am in the middle of 3 home Decor projects and I promise to take pictures and post!  I got the idea from Scrapalette on the Circle Boards!!  

I usually wrap the pictures in certain rooms with gift wrap and ribbon and bows to match whatever theme I am doing for that year but this time I changed it up a little so you still see the frame!  Hoping it all works out.  If it does I will post pictures this week! 

On the non-crafting side of my life:  The Chariho Cowboys were Division II Football Champions and went on to win the Superbowl this past Sunday, December 5th.  They are now the Division II State Champions!  Way to Go Chargers!!  And since the boys had an extended season the Cheerleaders also benefited from an extended season!  

The weather for the games has been pretty darn good this year and the girls looked great at Half-time!  I love going to the games and watching my daughter Cheer.  This was the first year it was only 1 daughter.  :(  Next year will be my last year.  Already sad!  Here's hoping the Chargers have another great season next year after losing 19 Seniors!