Thursday, April 29, 2010

Christmas in.......April???

Is it weird that I am thinking of Christmas in April? Does it make me a total freak that I am already making holiday crafts? Well, if the answer is yes...then I'm just going to own my crazy ways and embrace it. Because that's how I roll and I'm good like that.




Y'all are probably soooooo tired of seeing all these frames I've been making lately. But I'm having fun with their versatility and finding new ways to spruce them up. You can find frames of all shapes, sizes, and colors at your local craft store or even a yard sale. Then you can use fabric, scrapbook paper, or even wrapping paper under the glass to give it a little extra pizazz. It can be completely customized to match your color scheme or you could keep it nice and neutral so that it could work in almost any room. For this particular one, I used a black frame I found at Walmart. I usually don't buy my frames there, but I loved the shape of this one. I like that it's an odd shape and size. And it works beautifully with this sweet nativity scene. Again, I found this font online at Lettering Delights. I downloaded and installed it on my computer. Then I used my Sure Cuts A Lot software hooked up to my Cricut to cut the images in vinyl. I applied them right on top of the glass, but you could also cut your image in reverse and apply the vinyl to the underneath side of the glass. If you missed my post on cricut tips and tricks....you can read it here.



If you're not the crafty type, you can just let me do all the work for you. I will be making these to put in my etsy shop for Christmas, along with some on boards, glass blocks, and ornaments. They make beautiful, meaningful gifts for the holiday season. But if you just can't wait and need to have one right this minute, I will be happy to comply. These beautiful 18 x 9 frames also look lovely with a family name and established date....like the one I made here, only smaller.



BIG EXCITING HUGE NEWS!!!!
On Monday May 10th, I will be celebrating the announcement of something awesome that has been in the works for the last 6 months. I am so unbelievably excited to share this fun adventure with you...I can hardly wait.This will be something that everyone can get excited about and have lots of fun with! So mark your calendars for Monday May 10th.....you will NOT want to miss it!


23 comments:

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

Love it! My warranty needs to hurry up and be up so I can buy SCAL.

And I can't wait to hear the exciting news!

AndreaLeigh said...

that is lovely! hmm... added to my christmas gifts list!

House Queen said...

VEry pretty and now you have me so excited girl! Hope this Thursday is most fabulous for ya!!!

Kristina P. said...

I love this! Adorable.

Whimsical Creations said...

Love it! I also think about Christmas year round. =D

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

We are thinking alike. Last week I posed to my readers the question, is it too early to plan for Christmas? The answer was NO so I will be doing a Christmas post each Friday. Now I have to figure out what to post...

Love your new creation, the simplicity is perfect!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Mama Thompson said...

Go ahead...do Christmas...since it's snowing at my house...we might as well bust out the tree and make things festive.

Love the frame..by the way!

Breeana said...

Monday, May 10th, huh? I'm excited to see what it is! And I really love that nativity frame! I'm not so much the crafty type... so I'd be one of the ones checking out your Etsy shop. ;)

hannahshirley said...

okay, well in dirty ole' Utah its a blizzard outside, so I completely forgot that it wasn't Christmas season. Great.

Richella said...

This is adorable, Amanda! I love to see that you have new things for your shop. Your work is really, really high quality. :)

Now, what's going on?? I can't wait 'til May 10! It must be something good!

Erin said...

I love this! It is never too early to be thinking about Christmas.

Mandi said...

Definitely not too early for Christmas! I'm thinking of getting my craft on for Christmas now, too, 'cause I want to make stuff for the local Children's hospital charity this year.

Thanks for the Cutting Mat re-stick tutorial! You're awesome.

Vicki said...

Love the frame, but luuurrrrveee the fabric that is under the frame!! Will you be using it for your craft table do-over??

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

Melissa I say go with what you are feeling. So many times the season is upon us and we are too busy to get what we want to get done. If you have the time and desire do it now, look how far ahead you are!!! I love it by the way. I don't have a cricut but my neice does and I have been sharing your blog with her. I can't wait until I go and see her so we can play with it!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I LOVE CHRISTMAS in April!!!You go! I never tire of frames. Never tire of frames as there are so many possibilities.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Ho Ho Ho! I like it. :) It sounds like you have some big news. :)

Amanda said...

Love that frame. I tried the link to the font and it didn't work. Not sure if it's a problem on my end or not... Can't wait to hear the big news!!!

Stacie said...

Well, techbically, May is just 2 days away, so its not that early for Christmas!

Dana said...

Girl, I am not tired of your frames. And it is never too early to plan for Christmas gifts, IMHO! I'm loving your Cricut stuff especially, since I am a Cricut lover myself. I have not jumped on the SCAL bandwagon, but I'm sure thinking about it, now that I've seen all the cute fonts that you can use with it. Keep it up! I'm ready to be inspired! :)

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Seizing My Day said...

I am so bad at remembering things these days! Somehow I need to remember to come back ON Monday!! =)
I am already thinking about projects to do over the summer when life is 'more relaxed' ha ha!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

LOVE that! Somehow it made me want to get my tree back out! And I'll come back on May 10th, excited---you've got me very curious!

shoestringliving said...

Wonderful, now is the best time to start planning. I love the frame, so simple and cute.

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