12-17-2014

christmas scrapbooking with the december jbs mercantile kits

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I finally took a few moments on Monday to crack open my December JBS Mercantile kits – and the only awesome thing about being so late was that I actually scrapbooked a few of our holiday activities this month. Sadly, this is the last month’s offering of the papercrafting kits, BUT, if you follow Jenni’s blog and instagram account, she’s been showing peeks at the new things she has coming in 2015. So exciting. Really.

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It was fun to get out the paints and play a bit.

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I love giving. It’s one of my favorite things about the holidays. I honestly love searching out just the right gift that will make eyes sparkle when they open it.

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We took in an afternoon showing of this year’s annual christmas pageant last saturday, and it’s always magical.

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It was seriously fun to be able to take a moment and scrapbook some of our memories of the holiday season! The kits came together beautifully, and were such a pleasure to work with!

12-16-2014

a very special deal on jane

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The stella, sara, and emilie camera straps are featured on jane.com for a very special price! The deal is available for one more day – through midnight tomorrow night and it won’t be available at this price again!

12-13-2014

last call for holiday orders

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I hope this finds you deep into celebrating the holiday season with your loved ones – we’ve been making Christmas goodies, taking in the Christmas Pageant, attempting to pull off a last minute holiday card photo, shopping, and wrapping up activities for our boys. It’s so hard to believe Christmas is just a short week and a half away! Each year it seems to fly by faster.

As always, I appreciate every one of your orders supporting my handmade business – it’s your orders that allow me to make a living from home while doing what I love, so, THANK YOU.

This is just a friendly reminder that if you’d like an item to arrive in time for Christmas, please try to place your order this weekend! Visit the bluebird chic etsy shop to see available listings. Priority shipping is available at checkout, as well! In fact, I’d recommend priority shipping for any order placed after December 18th.  I’ll continue to take orders through next weekend, and try my very best to get them shipped, but I can’t promise they’ll make it in time after the 18th. 

Have an amazing weekend!

12-12-2014

make merry diy # 3 – handmade christmas ornaments – rustic twig arrows

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Oh, how I love ornaments. Have I ever mentioned that I grew up with a tradition of receiving one each year as a kid? By the time I struck out on my own, I already had everything I needed for a pretty tree, and each and every one of the ornaments meant something to me. I also filled several craft fair tables with ornaments to sell starting when I was in jr high or high school. I made the above clay ornaments a few years ago, and the banners yet another year. This little tree in our master bedroom is probably my favorite. I love it so much that I keep it up until valentine’s day as a winter decoration…

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These particular rustic twig arrow ornaments by thoughts from alice for yellow bliss road satisfy just enough of the love of the rustic to remind me of the woods. And cold air. And fresh fallen snow. I thought it would be fin to add a 2014 charm to the end of mine, so I grabbed a set from the TulipJewelrySupplies etsy shop.

 

See the full DIY for these rustic twig arrow ornaments on the yellow bliss road blog!

 

Have a holiday idea you want to share? The “make merry” blog series is all about sharing and linking up holiday ideas from all across the making community! There isn’t too much for rules, just well photographed and well written ideas and designs that we can feature, link and share! You can find submission details here. I can’t wait to hear from you!

12-11-2014

make merry diy #2 – framed ornaments

Everyone needs just a little bit of gold for the holidays, don’t you think? I’m not really a person that runs around with glitter or much for metallics most of the year, but when it comes to Christmas, I love a bit of gold teamed up with one other color and maybe white. Tanya from dans le lakehouse does just that with these beautiful ornaments in salvaged, upcycled frames.

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These acorn ornaments are my favorite! Be sure to stop by her anywhere but the tree post to see exactly how she sets up the frames for this lovely project, along with a very cool and rustic ladder with ornaments that I love. And where did she get the ladder? Ha! I laughed a bit when I read her tale. I’m pretty sure we’d be friends in real life if we met.

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Have a holiday idea you want to share? The “make merry” blog series is all about sharing and linking up holiday ideas from all across the making community! There isn’t too much for rules, just well photographed and well written ideas and designs that we can feature, link and share! You can find submission details here. I can’t wait to hear from you!