Peace On Earth & Christmas Reflections

I’m writing this post in the wee hours of the morning on Christmas day, but by the time you see it, Christmas 2014 will be nearly over.  I think of Christmas as a season, not just one date on the calendar, and I’m reflecting on the 2014 season, and even making notes for myself for next year.   Every Christmas season seems to rush by too quickly, and I often feel like I didn’t have enough time to enjoy it as {Read More}

Gold and Glittery Christmas Tree

The wonderful thing about the night before Christmas, is the realization that whatever I have done is all I will get done, because time has run out.  That realization makes me relax, and stop stressing about what I did and didn’t do.  I have to just lay it aside, and enjoy Christmas day.  It wasn’t easy, mind you.  There were gifts that didn’t arrive in time, and there were gifts I didn’t get at all, but I’m trying to develop an “all {Read More}

Brown Paper Packages Gift Card Holders

 I really hadn’t intended to share any more Christmas projects, but I bought a few gift cards, and they didn’t come with gift card holders.  I decided to whip up a few of my own, and what immediately popped into my mind was, “brown paper packages, tied up in strings“.  Of course, these are a few of my favorite things, so I wanted my gift card holders to look like small brown paper packages.  It was quick and easy, and looked {Read More}

Christmas Bell Ornaments – 1800’s Antique Advertisement

Last year I shared the full-size image of these Christmas bell ornaments with you (find it here).  I think these would look so cute turned into ornaments with Shrinky Dinks,(Amazon link) or strung as a garland, so I grouped them together as smaller images that can be printed on one page (printable below). I had planned to make a bunch of them as ornaments, but I only got ONE done, before I got sidetracked on another project, and never got back to {Read More}

DIY Christmas Sheet Music Image Transfer on Candles

I’ve been wanting to try my hand at image transfers on candles for quite awhile, and I realized that I already had everything I needed to do it!  I chose one of my antique Christmas music images on one, and am including the tutorial for you as well. For this project you’ll need: *white pillar candle white tissue paper (cheap bulk price on Amazon) *freezer paper *stencil adhesive spray *select your sheet music image (found here) *heat gun or blow dryer on {Read More}

Antique Christmas Graphic Advertisement

While digging through a stack of papers last night, I came across this antique Christmas graphic from an early 1900’s magazine that I’ve never shared before.  I’ve got paper stacks a mile high, so it’s lucky I stumbled upon this one before Christmas came and went.  I especially love the snow covered font for the lettering. {CLICK ON IMAGES TO VIEW FULL SIZE} I removed the advertising text in the image below, so it can be used as a gift {Read More}

Christmas Church Bells Border Clip Art

This pretty clip art image shows church bells ringing, and has a pretty holly berry border.  It would be perfect to use on a family newsletter to include with your Christmas cards! I think this would also look lovely with some watercolor added to the image. {CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW AND PRINT FULL SIZE} Find more free printable Christmas graphics and clip art HERE. Merry Christmas!  

DIY Chalkboard Christmas Canvas with Free Printable

During the drive to Arkansas to pick up my son last week, while my older son was driving, I was busy working on another Christmas project.  I hope you aren’t sick of seeing them, because I just can’t seem to stop working on them.  I wanted to make another canvas project, like the family photo I did on canvas a few months ago, but with a chalkboard Christmas image instead. To design the printable, I used my chalkboard background (found {Read More}