Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Look at my Sketchbook

Here's what I've been sketching lately........................

Colorful Aztec Design and Christmas Wreath Sketches: Grow Creative

crazy designs & Christmas greenery,

Christmas Greenery Drawing: Grow Creative
Ink Sketches of Geraniums and Cosmos Flowers: Grow Creative

geraniums and cosmos,

Ink Sketches of Geraniums and Cosmos Flowers: Grow Creative

and other tropical plants!


What's in your sketchbook?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Photos of the Week

Some wintry Christmassy photos..........

Winter PineTree Photography: Grow Creative
Winter Snow Landscape Photography: Grow Creative
duck pond photography: grow creative


Well, my day got off to an awesome start with me dropping a gallon of liquid detergent on the front step and it exploding every where...... and then my boots fell apart.  sigh.  One of those days I suppose.

Sometimes it seems like it's harder to be happy when you are supposed to be the most happy- like around Christmas time.  I think it has to do with expectations.  If I expect my life to be perfect, then yes, I will be disappointed.  But I don't want to expect things to go wrong all the time either.  So here's to finding that happy medium, hoping for better things to come while being content at the same time.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Silver and Gold Juice Lid Ornaments

Recycled Christmas Craft- make ornaments from juice lids, paper, and spray paint: Grow Creative

We sold our house and closed on it yesterday!  The weight on my shoulders feels about 20 lbs lighter!

So now I have more free time for Christmas Crafty Adventures. I can't decorate as much as I normally would- living in my in-law's basement has it's limitations- but I've come up with some easy and economical Christmas Ornaments made from juice lids!

Recycled Christmas Craft- make ornaments from juice lids, paper, and spray paint: Grow Creative

Materials:
Metal Lids from Cans of Frozen Juice Concentrate- washed and dried
Paper cut-outs or stickers in shapes of choice
Glue Stick
Gold Spray Paint- I used Krylon Brilliant Gold Indoor Paint
Small Nail
Hammer
String

Step 1:  Using a glue stick, glue paper shapes to the top of the juice lids or put stickers on if you have stickers.

Step 2:  Hammer a small nail through the top of the lid to create a hole to thread string through for hanging.

Recycled Christmas Craft- make ornaments from juice lids, paper, and spray paint: Grow Creative

Step 3:  Spray paint one side of the lids and let dry.

Recycled Christmas Craft- make ornaments from juice lids, paper, and spray paint: Grow Creative

Step 4:  Peel off the paper or stickers.  If you have any residue left, lightly wash it off by rubbing it with your fingers under warm water.

Step 5:  Cut small pieces of string and thread through the holes created with the nail.  Tie string together and hang on a tree!

Recycled Christmas Craft- make ornaments from metal juice lids, paper, and spray paint: Grow Creative

Recycled Christmas Craft- make ornaments from metal juice lids, paper, and spray paint: Grow Creative
Recycled Christmas Craft- make ornaments from metal juice lids, paper, and spray paint: Grow Creative

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