I fully recognize that I'm the most fortunate girl in America. THIS is the view from my seat in the craft room...
A few moments before this picture was taken the rain and hail had ceased, the wind had blown the storm passed my house and a beautiful rainbow appeared in the east.
I stopped for a few moments to gawk at the hail on the ground, to watch the fluffy clouds slowly blow by and then I got back to manipulating paper into cards.
A good time was had by all...
Special announcement on an upcoming class...
Friday - February 4, 2011
Please join me to make this beautiful piece of art for your home, or office... or as a gift. (After you make it you're not going to want to give it away, though!) Look at this beauty...
When: Friday - February 4, 2011 @ 6:30 pm
Where: Rancho Bernardo Radisson, Montedura conference room
Address: 11520 West Bernardo Court, San Diego, CA 92127
Class cost: $20, includes all supplies/instruction to make project
What to bring: a thimble, if you have one
RSVP by Tuesday, February 1
Call me at 619-889-6268 or email email@example.com
The holidays are all about making hand-crafted decorations (and cookies, and gifts, and... and... and...)
So I started with a simple banner. It reads "Merry & Bright"...
These are individually cut triangles, strung up with a very thin silver string (through holes at each top corner of the triangle).
The "fringe" or "pleat" across the top is a 1/2" x 12" strip of thin scrapbook paper. I ran adhesive across the back of the strip and then roughly folded / glued it to the top of each triangle.
I ran the edge of the scrapbook paper along the edge of a stamp pad to give it some color and depth. And then used a friends letter cutting tool cut out the letters! The letters are then capped off with some silver glitter/glue to make it resemble a frosting of snow (sorta).
Are YOU making any decorations, gifts, etc this holiday season?
And yes, I think I'll be hanging some twinkle lights with this banner... but that will have to wait for the weekend...