Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Little More Creativeness


Are you ready for Christmas yet? Well, I’m not, if I’m done by Monday I’ll be happy.
This is what I did today instead of wrapping a huge amount of gifts! Not a good idea I know but I was off today and the creative bug bit me, which doesn’t happen often enough for me!
Well look at me I finally mastered PicMonkey, only took me almost a year, now remember I’m in my early 60’s so anything technical scares me until I learn it over and over again! I think I went a little crazy with the snow though which btw we are supposed to be getting tonight!
I thought I saw this cute decoration on Pinterest and knew I had to pin it because I just loved it but I must not have because I went thur some of my boards and it’s not there. So if anyone knows who made this please let me know and I’ll be sure to include her name here.
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Here it is without the holly and snow. It was so easy to make and everything used here is from the Dollar Store.
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edited. Well, I woke up this morning and logged on to see a comment from Gail at Purple Hues and Me, she is the fantastic creator of this DT decoration and she was so gracious about it. Look how beautifully she has done hers, so much prettier than mine, I did mine from memory so I forgot about the greenery which I think adds to the red and white, It’s just beautiful Gail, stop by Gail’s blog, she is such a fantastic crafter, I’ve been thur some of her posts and just couldn’t believe what she can create!
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My shelves in the kitchen needed something more so I hung it below them.
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I had bought 2 yards of burlap at JoAnn’s, so after staring at my bookshelf I decided to wrap the foamboard that I had painted with the burlap for the back of the shelves.
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They were all out of the lighter burlap so I bought this darker shade.
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I like it better than the blue paint I had on there, that’s what’s so neat about the foamboard, if you change your mind it’s a quick fix to change it!
Thanks for stopping by because I know you are so, so busy!
I’ll be joining these parties:
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Show and Tell @ My Romantic Home
Link Up With Me @ Liz Marie Blog
Happy Hour @  Craftberry Bush
Fabulously Creative Friday @ Jennifer Rizzo
Catch a Glimpse @ A Glimpse Inside
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

10 comments:

Maureen Wyatt said...

The Christmas ball is the perfect touch! I think I like the darker burlap better for contrast on the bookshelf. Merry Christmas!

Gail said...

Hey Rondell, I decorated the same dollar store ornament @http://plumperfectandme.blogspot.com/2012/11/dollartree-ornament.html for the linky party. Maybe it was mine that you saw. It's amazing our similar tastes! We're about the same age and I just discovered Picmonkey! Don't you just love it! And I love your burlap in the back of your shelving. It gives it a dramatic look, don't you think!

Ellie VanCaster said...

I love that little touch of red under the shelf-it has a strong impact.
I also never thought of something like that for the back of your bookshelves, it looks very nice!

NanaDiana said...

Rondell- I love the burlap and I really like the Christmas ball, too. Great job. xo Diana

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Oh don't be hard on yourself! I love what you created! The burlap also looks really good!

Gail said...

Thanks Rondell for the shout out! We all have different takes on making things and your ornament speaks to you! That's what crafting is all about. Either way, both our dollartree ornaments turned out really cute and I'm so glad I found your lovely blog! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Debbiedoo's said...

it is great Rondell. and I remember the original from my Dollar tree party. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Anne said...

That looks totally fabulous! and I love your Christmas decoration too. It's just as sweet as your inspiration one.

Your kitchen looks so inviting!

Have a happy Christmas Rondell xox

DIY Show Off said...

Love it!

Merry Christmas, Rondell!

xo,
Roeshel

Kathy Moody said...

You did a great job! I love it. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Sorry I'm so late visiting. Still trying to catch up from the holidays! :)

Kathy