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!
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.