Sunday, December 4, 2011

Wish You Were Here...Pecan Picking

It's that time of year again...pecans are everywhere...ready for picking.
The weather is cooperating, a light breeze, just enough to blow the pecans out of the tree.
This is my favorite type of picker.  It does a good job collecting up the nuts for me.

I have to be careful where I step so not to crush them.  There are so many under this tree.
Wish you were here!
All my best,


Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Paper Cones with Webster's Pages

I couldn't resist making Christmas Paper Cones with Webster's Pages.  The Waiting For Santa Collection is,by far, the most beautiful papers around for the holidays.  These wonderful papers are getting harder to find.
A client wanted 40 pieces for a Christmas party she is going to have, and so I got busy making loads of paper cones.
I used the 12 x 12" sheets which provided me larger images to work with when cutting these cones.
Also, the fact that the sheets are two-sided make the inside of each cone as pretty as the outside.
The Waiting For Santa and Sweet Seasons paper collection include rich colors and fun images.  Flowers, Sheet Music, Santa, Christmas Trees, and Holly mix together to create a delightful scene on each sheet.
Each paper cone is lightly edged with vintage photo distressing ink for added vintage style.  I added a lovely 1/8" cranberry satin ribbon and Merry Christmas tag on each piece.  The tags are hand-stamped with a vintage border in sepia ink and edge with distressing ink as well. 

Need to gather all these little beauties up and get ready to ship them off.
All my best,