Sunday, October 30, 2011

What a wonderful day to have been in the Lord's house!  There is nothing so energizing and encouraging as meeting together with fellow believers in Christ speding time worshipping and praising Him!  I pray that you have a church home and that you were blessed to be there today!

Now on to the craftiness--I have signed up for a total of 3 swaps on the messageboards that I participate in since I got into papercrafting.  One I have completed and in the process gained a lovely new friend that I enjoy 'talking' to online.  That swap was 15 words that had to do with Fall.  It stretched my imagination and luckily, my partner was a total champ at teaching me the ropes of swapping!  It was a good way to get my feet wet.

I am currently working on a swap that is the 12 Days of Christmas--talking about stretching.  I am sure that if you come back at the end of November when I am through with that one and post some pictures, you will have no doubt that I am totally out of my gourd!  I am really pushing the limits on making things for each day of the song!  Doesn't everyone think of frogs when they sing '10 lords a leapin'?

I have just finished a tag swap where we were to make 4 tags for a partner.  The themes were Angels, Christmas, Snowmen, New Year's.  I am posting some pictures of my tags here tonight and I hope that if GrammaP, my partner, peeks that she will be pleased with what she sees.  I totally enjoyed making these tags and am now addicted to this quick craft.  There are so many ways to use a tag and they are just so easy to do!
I hope you enjoy my creations.  Please let me know what you think!

Be Blessed and have a Chirpy week!


Friday, October 28, 2011

There is a first time for everything.....

Here you go.  This is the first entry on my first blog.  I will tell you right from the start, I am not a blogger.  I like to look at other people's blogs and marvel in the creativity of others, but I am not a consistent journal keeper or diarist or status updater, so this will be hit and miss.

That being said, I do craft on a regular basis and I love showing off my creations so I may be fairly faithful to posting here.  We will just have to see.

I am not going to do a lot of explaining how I do everything, most of you will already be better at all of these things than I am.  I will be happy to answer questions about my creations at any time though!  Now My first creative uploads.......

I am the proud owner of a brand new Cricut Expression.  I have been playing with it for about 3 months now and I love everything that I have been able to do.  This is my first batch of CHRISTmas cards for this year.  As a novice, I am quite proud of how they turned out.

Around our small community, I am known as the Christmas Lady.  Our pastor has even dubbed our house as the "House of Lights".  Christmas is my very favorite time of year and I plan and shop all year long for just the right new sparkly touches to my displays.  I am an AVID Santa collector.  I currently have around 650 in my collection of figurines, pictures, and ornaments.  I have several hundred books about Santa as well.  The next few pictures are of my Christmas house from 2010.  It was pretty amazing but I am already planning for this year to be even more spectacular!  Enjoy the sparkles and watch for me to post some more of my creations in the next few days. 
Be Blessed!
The Nan