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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!



To all of my blogging friends!!!!! May you all have a safe happy and memorable New Years!!!!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Card Greetings!

I am so behind (as usual) in everything this holiday season......again! Every year I say to myself........"Next year, I will get this done early!" Yeah right.............LOL It never happens! But I always take a pic to put in with our cards. It's tradition that I started almost 25 years ago when Morgan was little. So the other night, I was trying to get a half decent picture of my tree lit (why is it that you can never capture how beautiful they look lit at night?) and I found a setting on my camera that makes the lights and everything else really bright and out of focus! Jadyn had just got her bath and hair washed and she was running around in those little footed pj's that I absolutely love! Isn't it amazing that all these years later (about 50 to be exact), that they are still in style??? They remind me so much ot the 50's and 60's!


So, when I uploaded this pic of her posing by the tree........I instantly thought back to those times and the black and white pictures and how some of them used to have like that double exposure effect. Remember those? Well, with this setting on my camera, this picture had that faint outline on the left hand side and those tree lights where so pretty! So, I went into my Paint Shop Pro and made it into a sepia toned picture and added the Merry Christmas! I logged into my Walmart photo account, uploaded it and added a black border trim to keep with the vintage look. Did the 1 hour photo (even though the walmart photo place was closed) and the pics were ready by 10:00am the next morning! Ahhhhhhhhhhh............isn't modern technology amazing?????? Thank God..........because I am so S-L-O-W!!!!!!!!!!!

So, Merry Christmas to all my friends, blog friends and anybody else who happens to stop by for a visit!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The 4th Annual PFATT Ornie Swap!!!!!!


(Banner made by Samiamcreations for Pfatt members.)

This year, I had the honor and pleasure of being in charge of the annual PFATT (Primitive Folk Art Talk & Tea) eBay group ornie swap! Every year for the past 4 years, my ebay group of Pfatties has an ornie swap at Christmas time. We each make 4 ornaments and send them to whoever is the swap queen. She waits until all the participants have mailed their 4 ornies to her and then she sends each participant a set of 4 different ornies. Then everyone anxiously awaits the arrival of their Pfatt sisters ornies to add to their tree! It is the most favorite of all the PFATT swaps!


Here's a pic of the ornies that I got this year and who they were made by...........


(From left to right: Frogcicle by Pam Gracia of SoftintheHead, my Enchanted Productions snowman ornie by Joyce Stahl, my Sparkly Snowman head ornie by Cindy Conrad of Pyewackitprimitives & Cindy Lou Whimise ornie by Christy Meyers of Ccswhimsies.)


Here's a picture of my tree with lots of Pfatt ornies from the past 3 years.

I had so much fun doing this! I felt like Santa Claus! A PFATT Santa Claus! HoHoHo!!! I hope all the other Pfatties post their ornies on their blogs so you all can enjoy looking at them too!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

They're Back.............

.....already! Wow Becky...........you are FAST! Here are the pics that I promised to share. They turned out so good.......don't you think?


Sparkling Champagne Cork ornies on eBay.............


Joyce made me an ornament just like this for me after we came back from California for our PFATT get together this past spring. She had saved the champagne corks from our visit to Napa Valley Wineries and the glitter idea came to her after our magical visit to Wendy Addison's Theatre of Dreams.

We loved them so much that we decided to get together and make some to sell on eBay. Nothing like waiting until the last couple of weeks to get them listed is there? That's us two! LOL But we finally managed to get them listed and hope you'll stop by and take a peek at them!

Add some glitter to your Christmas tree, hang from pegshelf or cupboard knob or present this ornie along with your favorite bottle of bubbly to your holiday party host or hostess!

Click Here to go see them!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Pictures and a visit with the Jolly Old Elf..............

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(One of these days Nana will remember that you can't do videos on the digital camera sideways........LOL)

Saturday was pictures with Santa day at the Tents of Grace Cafe in downtown Gnadenhutten. Our friend Becky Hart of Hart Photography has taken Jadyn's picture with Santa for the past 3 years now.

This year was the first that Jadyn could tell Santa herself what she wanted for Christmas, so we were really looking forward to hearing what she would say. Well..........do kids ever do what you want them to? LOL She was not too sure and she wanted her mommy. Santa knew that she wants a Hannah Montana guitar though! THat Santa...........he's so smart! As soon as that was over with.........she wanted her ice cream.


I'll be sure to post her pictures here when we get them back and "Thank You" Becky for doing this every year! And "Thank You" too Santa! Jadyn will be sure to leave you some cookies and milk on Christmas Eve and some treats for your reindeer too!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thank you Lisa Lectura for this Beautiful Award.........


Here are the rules that MUST be followed:

1. Add the logo to your blog.
2. Link to the person from whom you received this award
3. Nominate 7 or more blogs
4. Leave a message on their blog, letting them know they are "One Lovely Blog"!

So let me pass on the love...

And the nominees are:
1. Brenda O.....Magic Garden
2. JoycEE.......Enchanted Productions
3. Kaf..........Grimitives Blog
4. Johanna........Johanna Parker Design
5. Melissa.......The Holiday Queen
6. Carolee.............King of Mice Studios
7. My shoppe blog.......Village Gift Shoppe


All super lovely blogs I love to go visit!

Be sure to check out Lisa's beautiful art & blog at llcreations.

Happy Holidays to you all!