Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Craft

As I was working on this year's Treasured Ornament, which by the way is just about completed, I was inspired to make a little something else.

I was using my awesome Cricut Machine to cut out some snowflake shapes for our ornament when I got this new inspiration.

Love my Cricut!

I cut three sets of the snowflakes and their shadows.

I also cut out the word "JOY" in this pretty red paper.

I then glued the snowflake to its shadow and a letter to each completed snowflake.
After I finished all three of my snowflakes I cut little slits on each side so I could run some ribbon through it to create this....

My little Christmas Joy Garland

So what do you think?

Oh! See my beautiful angel? It was a gift from my very dear and sweet blogging friend Jacque from Campagne Maison. Thank you again Jacque. I absolutely love her. Click on Jacque's blog name to go over for a visit. She loves company.

Well everyone, there are 9 days until Christmas. Are you stressing yet? I know there is so much to do before the Big Day, but please remember to take a few moments to reflect on the wonderful and true meaning of Christmas, Jesus!

Have a wonderfully joyful Wednesday everyone.

Until next time.


Hugs and Kisses,


Jacque said...

Bonjour Ana, WHAT A SURPRISE!! As I was reading your post about JOY..SOMETHING that has been on my mind and bottled up in my spirit for the past couple of weeks! I have been so overwhelmed with health issues and finding myself the caretaker to my husband and my mother, that I totally forget to take care of, I have let myself get boggled down with outside issues and forgotten to look for my strength from God(Neh 8:10) Yesterday, I wept most of the day, I guess my soul needed that cleansing. As I was reading in Psalm 16 this morning, verse 11 really ministered to me! In HIS presence is fullness of JOY!! Today, I will use those scriptures as my sword because I believe that your post has REinforced the word this morning.

Your little JOY banner is really pretty! I have seen those machines in Hobby Lobby but I do not have one. They seem to be the ideal tool for crafters!! That Angel looks sweet where you have put her and I am so glad that you like her!

I love all your blogs about your Christmas ornaments. I wish that I would have thought to do that over the past years! You are so full of clever ideas.

Blessing for a wonderful holiday season and for keeping CHRIST in Christmas.

Jacque said...

oh, I forgot to tell you, I will post on my blog about your post today! Thanks, Ana

Sea Witch said...

Ana: I love what you have created. I have not invested in the Cricut yet...I'm afraid to. LOL. I fear that I will do nothing by play with it all day long. Your Joy snowflakes look wonderful. Isn't Jacque the best! Sea Witch

Claudia said...

Ana, I love that banner! It is just beautiful. I don't have a Cricut, but they sure seem wonderfully handy!


Dawn said...

Beautiful project Ana. It looks lovely on the oval mirror with the garland and Angel.

Stress? Me? You betcha I'm stressed. I've only got a couple of days left to shop and wrap before my kids are out of school. Every year I say I will be more prepared next year...

It will all come together somehow though and in a little over a week I'll be wishing next Christmas was already here!

stefanie said...

Gorgeous!!! i love it!

Tattered Goods said...

Beautiful mantel, WOW... I love it.


stefanie said...

thanks for the sweet comments, I got those cute little angels at Joanns

Cindy said...

What a great and pretty idea! Your mirror looks so lovely with the gorgeous swag above it and the beautiful angel and other Christmassy decor below it. Very, very nice, Ana.

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Hi Anna, I wanted to pot over here and wish you a Merry Christmas, I'm up to my ears in everything, but I couldn't miss you. Love Love Love your snowflake, joy, banner on your mirror. I also love the white angle. I want a cricket.

Bless you and you family,

sunshine said...

That is beautiful! Love it!

Kate said...

Wow Ana

I love that very festive indeed. Love all the beauty that spills from your home.

Love and hugs

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Ana, your little garland is so beautiful, and JOY is what you bring to me each time I visit you... I love the deep rich colors of your home... love to you... Bisous... Julie Marie

June said...

Ana, that is absolutely the prettiest banner. I wasn't sure what a 'circut'was, but I had heard other bloggers talking about theirs. I didn't know it did such wonderful things as this! YOur home is so lovely and is so festive. I just loved seeing the beautiful reflection in the mirror.

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a great banner! Love all your ornaments with such great memories attached. I don't know how you pinpoint down each year like that. Amazing! Blessings to you and yours, Tammy:)

blushing rose said...

G'morn, Ana ~ This is just gorgeous! How creative of you ... changes the whole atmosphere of the room.

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TTFN ~Marydon

Gina said...

Your JOY garland is so pretty! I love what a perfect little addition it makes to your beautiful mirror.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

I love your Joy garland.. What a beautiful blog you have. Everything looks so lovely! Merry Christmas. Blessings, Penny

BellaRosa said...

Ana, how lovely your JOY banner came out, it looks so pretty above your mirror like that...You come up with the prettiest ideas :) Ana cuando tengas chanza necesito su domicilio para Navidad :) Besos, Rose

Vicki said...

Ana, you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful creativity!! Never in a million years would I have thought to make something so cute and yet, you make it sound so simple. I truly love your "Joy" garland!! Thank you for the reminder, my sweet friend, to put Jesus first this Christmas season! Blessings and much love to you!! Vicki