Saturday, December 31, 2011

Coffee Table Part 2

Yesterday I posted the paint job I did
on my roadside found coffee table.

Before~


After~


But looking at it I decided that it was to much....
its not white, its an off white (in the pics
it looked really white)...

So I decided to distress it....

After the after~



And I do like it a lot better.


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Friday, December 30, 2011

Roadside Find

Months and months ago I found this coffee
table on the side of the road. It was in great shape
and it matched my end table.
I have not had a coffee table in years
cause I just flet that they got in the way
and were only good for propping your
feet on.....

But, after storing this in the shed for
months I finally got it out and I kind a
like having it in front of the couch.



 
But in looking around the living room the other
day with my dark couch and chair and some dark
furniture, I decided I needed to lighten things
up some....

So with my primer and paint I did this....


I love it but now I really have to do the end table!

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Gifts

I was busy the last couple of weeks
before Christmas. Between
shopping and making things I
worn out now! lol

These cute things were made for
my two brothers and Brian, my boyfriend.
My brothers and I do not exchange
gifts but each year I try to give them
a little something.

Here is a Redneck birdfeeder.....



It was a big hit with my brothers.

This next item was made for
Diane at work. I thought about
putting candy in it but I decided
against that but it can be used
for anything.



This was a dirty Santa gift.
A Redneck wine glass.
I have seen these selling for
$15 or $16 but I made this
one for $1.50.


I made this for my friend Theresa.
She loves red roosters and I had
no clue what to give her, so
this idea came up. I think she loved
it.


My daughter loves cows so this is something
I painted for her.


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Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Card 2012

Merry Christmas!

In 2004 I started painting a Christmas
painting that I would haved reproduced
into my Christmas cards.

I paint them on 8x10 flat
board. In the beginning I would
have a picture made of the painting
and I would take it and have it printed.
A few years ago I started scanning the
painting and taking it to have
4x6 prints made as my Christmas
card.

This opne is for 2011.



I think this was my 2008 card.



My 2004 card. Printed at the printers.



Thinking this was 2005.



This was 2009.


For 2010 I had my cards made from a picture I
took.

There are two more that I was not able to dig up
to show.

Hope that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas
and a great start to the New Year.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What have I been up to?

Christmas is almost here......
I have found myself so far behind on
everything and I am working
right up to the last minute.

A few weeks ago I finally sat down and
painted my Christmas card. This is something
that I have been doing for several years.
Difference is, I usually have it done
in August or September....this one
was finished at the end of November.



And they are in the mail now!
 
Years ago when my children were young
I started making them Christmas ornaments.
I would cross stitch them.

Then I added nieces and nephews,
brothers and then friends.
The last year I made them was about
10 years ago and at last count...
I did 25 that year.

This year I decided to do some for
my grandson's and one for my
great nephew.




Making ornaments and painting on top
of making Christmas gifts.



A REDNECK wine glass for
a dirty Santa gift.

And then this for a gift for
a friend at work.
She can use it as I have it or
put candy in it.


Now for the necklace and earrings...
I made these for me to attend
a Christmas party a couple weeks
ago. These are made from
paper clips. Love this.



And this next set is for a gift. Also made from
paper clips and a chain.

The next two gifts I made months
ago for Christmas gifts...actually
I had these done about 6 months ago!
Wow, was I on the ball, to bad I
dropped it along the way.

Cake plate.....made from
a candle holder and plate.


Same as with this one...candle
holder and plate.



And there you have it.....I have been busy
working on lots of things.
This does not include what I have
been working on for my
grandsons.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Portraits

The other night I was asked to got to Gaylord
Opryland Hotel in Nashville to do some
family portraits of my nephew, his wife and
my beautiful great nephew.


Such a beautiful family to photograph.


The biggest issue was trying to keep Cole,
my great nephew from having the
wandering eye. He was so
into the lights.


But I managed to get a few great shots.


I so love this one of them sitting on the rocks.
Cole has such a great smile.





Check out the largest tree I think
I have ever seen. It was fantastic.
Wonder how many lights were
on that?


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Friday, December 9, 2011

Cole and Great Aunt Pam

Okay, so I have to agree that I have always
been a "GREAT" aunt but now for
real I carry that title and I am proud of
it.

Last night my nephew, Chase, his wife, Susan and
my GREAT nephew and I went to
Gaylord Opryland Hotel to
see the lights and take some
pictures. We were trying to get a
Christmas family shot for Chase and
Susan but Cole was more interested
in looking around at all the lights.
Plus, I was having lighting and flash
issues so I am not really pleased
with most of the pics. But with that
said, I must say I love this
shot....



Susan took this with her cell phone
camera and I love it! I so hate
to have my pic made but this rates
up there as one of my favorites.
I love little baby Cole so much and he
is such a sweetheart. Smiles and
laughs so much. He is a doll baby for
sure.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New Necklace

Wow, we all know how crazy this time of year
gets. I am so behind on Christmas gift making
and buying but I found a bit of time to
throw together a new necklace and
earrings for a Christmas party. The
colors went so well with what I wore.

Check it out.

What do you think? Cute huh?
Well, its made from round shaped
PAPERCLIPS!

Yes, it is. I used jump rings to connect them
and since they were open on one end I put
just a touch of clear glue on that opening.
Went great with my outfit that I wore
to the party.....

Now to get busy with other stuff.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Abigail and David - 11-12-2011


On November 12, 2011 I shot a wedding
in Columbus Mississippi. That was
a five hour drive from my house but
I was happy to do it since I was doing
it for a co worker and his wife, it was
there granddaughter getting married.

The brides family is a hoot so I had a great
time with it.

This is David, the GROOM.
And this is the shot I took as he
laid his eyes on Abigail, his soon to
be wife.



The family was staying at a house
on campus, The Puckett House.
A victorian style home that was
an awesome place to shoot esp. since
Abby was wearing an ivory, victorian
style dress. It was beautiful.

On the stairs.....


And yet another view while on the
stairs.

Sassy!


Love this shot. Trying to give the
soon to be bride and groom sometime
before the wedding events started....
but I still had to click shots since
I did not want to miss a thing.





Abby was a great bride to
work with. Beautiful and all
I had to do was tell her what
I wanted. She was a natural.






And lets not forget to show my
favorite shot. I love this one....
The lighting in the chapal was
perfect for this shot, and with
Abby glancing down at her flowers
with the dress spread out...
Beautiful.








The first dance.

Rice and bubbles are now out...
sparkers are in...



And the end of the wedding events
just before the bride and groom
ride off into the sunset.




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