Showing posts from December, 2011

Coffee Table Part 2

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


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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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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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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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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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…

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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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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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. Thanks for stopping in,