Sunday, September 26, 2010

Junk "le" bells Tart

JillRuth I am proud of myself this month I was actually ready and waiting for you!!

Christmas is getting closer and I have been a busy gal! I had played with the tart shells to make flowers and came across the very small ones. I started thinking Christmas ornaments and hope you enjoy what I came up with.

I cut cardboard circles, put a layer of batting on top then covered with material and started painting.

I used one of my flowers and liked how it looked too!

My first batch ready for our show....

I am linking to JillRuth Junkle Bells

I am linking to Kaysi

Keeping It Simple

Paint'n In My Sleep

It is that time of year......

A sneak peek of why all my clothes sport lots of extra color

We are taking the big ornament tree so back to work!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Meet Bob!

Oh he is so ornery...I am afraid he will be a little "touched" in the head...he has a problem of running too fast in the house and hitting walls and doors....may the speed be with you Bob!

We still have his sister "foo foo" girl....better get that changed quick before it becomes attached to her!! I need some name suggestions!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Snug as a bug in a...... Jug

Baby love.....

My 2 babies have gone to their new hard and strong little ones!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Blow'n Up A Cake

Birthday time again so back to our trick cakes... this time we just blew up the balloon and watched it pop. We are out of kids to trick so now.....

It popped but not as loud as we would have liked. The frosting really added weight to it so it just sort of deflated and fell....we all decided we liked the water cake better!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


We have been enjoying the beautiful weather here in Iowa. A fishing trip to Back Bone State Park for the guys and we gals took our point and shoots .....

Play'n with the babies...

Play'n with my new pattern from "Soft in The Head" go visit her blog she will amaze you!

I decided to play with the mouse colors so the gray ones are still running nakkid!! I am going to make one a farmer Fall and pumpkins!

Thanks to JillRuth for mentioning GIMP play'n with pic's

I'm gonna have some fun play'n with this!!! Thanks DAD!!!!

Hope you have been play'n too!!!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Tree Climbing

We were enjoying our coffee this morning when I looked out and saw Mama tree climbing. Well to say the least if Mama can do it so can we......

They need to work on the getting down part.....they all pretty much fell off on the way down...
They have also learned what the pet door is for......
We have frequent visits and stealing of the inside toys!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Ante Up Junk-Le_Bells style

Now ladies don't go robbing your hubby's poker chips...make this an excuse to go junking!!

I am always on the look out for new surfaces to paint on and of course I needed a new ornament for 2010. I ran across this box....

These are the smooth kind not the more commonly seen plastic ones. Lightly sand to give you some "tooth"...

Drill your holes...

I found a font I liked so sized it and printed it out.

Transfer your pattern...Hint..on small items like this I use a pencil to scribble on the back, take a paper towel and lightly go across it to get excess off then put in on your surface and trace with a pen. For darker surfaces you can purchase white graphite/transfer paper(easy to find at craft stores).

Paint or if you are a non painter use a paint pen...browse your local craft store there are many kinds to choose from. I used a triple thick glaze from Krylon to finish them. Add your decorations and you have a quick and easy ornament!

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