Monday, November 7, 2011

A LO AND a project!

A new LO
This is the first, in a series, of pictures of a sista's trip to NYC back in 2007.  There were two shutter bugs on that trip.  I am going to have to pare down the number of photos to a manageable selection for my album.  Wish me luck!
This is a simple LO of our first day in NYC.  Immediately upon checking into the hotel we walked down to Times Square where my poor SIL discovered that Times Square isn't really a square.  :-( 

For the LO I made a postcard using my Vintage Postcard stamp set from CTMH.  I needed some white space on the LO to balance the busyness of the Times Square photos.  At the bottom of the postcard I added a cityscape from Basic Grey's Wander Collection.  To give the cityscape some dimension I cut out some of the buildings and added pop dots underneath.  Now all I need to do is finish my journaling.   

My new project
I've had some trouble decorating my fireplace.  I luv the rich, red but the color often masked any decorations on the mantle.  So I finally settled on white decor for the mantle. 

I found a few pieces that went well on the mantle but still felt like there was something missing.  Than I remember how much I liked how my mantle turned out last Christmas with a wreath placed over the mirror.  So I decided to make a coffee filter wreath to get the same effect.  You can find various tutorials on how to make the wreaths right here. 

I started by gluing the coffee filters to the wreath but got tired of burning my fingers.  So I switched to straight pins which was slightly less painful.  :-(  Once I bought a thimble though all was right with the world.  :-)  As a seasonal decor I added a feather and pumpkin which can easily be removed once the season has passed.  The little green flower was my son's contribution to this project.  :-)  In total I spent less than $10 on this project. 

As always, thanks for stopping by . . . Yoli

1 comment:

DanImports said...

Well this post certainly reminds me of the time when I worked as a barista. It was a great job but the pay was not enough for my mortgage. Now I am working from home selling import export goods online, mostly digital items and gifts for this upcoming Christmas. My profits have been looking great and I was able to pay off my mortgage also. Everyone can do this, work from home and earn big profits online. The question is HOW and WHERE to find info.


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