"The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord."
As I headed up stairs this morning to rustle my sweet little boy out of his warm bed, I noticed the glow but didn't want to be distracted, so I headed into his room and woke him up with a nuzzle and a kiss. He's such an angel in the morning. Never acts tired or crabby and usually springs out of bed. I left to go into my room to make the bed and I saw him fly past my door toward the upstairs hallway window. I asked what he was doing as I wandered out to see and this photo above is what I almost missed in my morning rush.
Wow..... isn't it beautiful?!! I didn't do a thing to enhance this shot-- this is all God's glory and splendor. It was much more beautiful in real life. It glowed almost a neon pink with deep purple contrasts. I am still in awe and it really made me appreciate this cold fall day and all that it will bring.
So, I had a productive weekend. Normally weekends are more about just being with my family, sharing meals together, watching movies, etc. , but last weekend everyone was busy with their own things so I had some time to create.
A little winter bird built it's nest right up on top of one of those pretty bottles. She even has her own little Christmas tree. Her nest is made with some Jenni Bowlin "Book Print" paper that I got over at The Scrappy Gourmet. There is also some white tuelle, silver beads, frosty pinecones and twigs, and pretty BasicGrey plaid ribbon. The alphas on the bottle are by Making Memories and the rub ons are by Me & My Big Ideas.
They are on a pick and come in several different colors of glitter. They were like 57 cents and 30% off of that. Can't beat that deal, right? I loved the light apple green glittered ones also, but went for the silver as it goes better with my other stuff.
Then I made 2 layouts using the new Melissa Frances Christmas collection papers. They are so pretty and vintage like.
See those glittery Chipboard pieces? They are made by Maya Road ... and me and them seem to be having "a thing" lately. :-o ;-) I mean, are those not the cutest little naked trees that you've ever seen? Adorable. I love their snowflakes too and you get so many in the package and one can never have too many chipboard snowflakes , now can we? No siree.
I used new Martha Stewart "White Gold" glitter on the chipboard. Sigh... it reminds me of aged tinsel. Not too silver, not too gold-- just perfection. That Martha, what would we do without her?
The glittered up chipboard in the top corner and along the right lower side are also Maya Road. Sweet little chipboard frames--I just cut one of them up to balance out my page. That's what I told myself anyway (remember me and them are having "a thing".)
Next is a Snow Day layout of Cort. I always think "homespun and handmade" when I see him in that hat, so I love these papers with the photos.
I added the sparkle with Mica Flakes and clear irridecent sequins shaped liked snowflakes and circles. More BasicGrey plaid ribbon, hand embroidered french knots and freestyle stitches, vintage buttons, Melissa Frances glitter snowflakes, a couple of Maya Road ones too (ahem)... and "SNOW" alphas from the MF Christmas Page Kit .
Whew!! Thanks for hanging round for all of that.
So, I didn't forget that I said I'd do a Giveaway on my next post and this is it. So say something here ;-) and I will put your name in the drawing for one of the Glass bottle Snow People. I'll give away 2 of them so you have a better chance of winning. I love giving stuff away especially because my house is bulging at the middle with too much "stuff". I think that someday I may have an interent garage sale and clear out some of those unused crafty items.
Off to work now on some Creative Cafe projects for an upcoming CHA show. Oh how I wish I could show you because they've got some new things that are cute, cute, cute!!!!
Have a happy day!