These are the few Christmas Cards I altered the last couple of weeks. Much too late to get them sent out to family or friends this year, but I will have a head start for next season. Quite simple in the construction, but, fun. The green one and the one with the snowman background and button ornaments are my favorites. I had a hard time getting "into" creating for Christmas this year. I'm still stuck in the Halloween "mode" !! Merry Christmas, everyone !!
My awesome grand-daughter made this grapevine wreath for me when when she cut her vines back this month. I have a "bin" of Christmas ephemera out in the garage - you know, those things that you think you "might need" - someday !! Sure enough, I found just the right things to add to the wreath and hung it on my front door. The poinsettias and pine cones are a candle ring that was perfect to use. The little Santa Claus figure -- I have no idea where he came from, but, a little hot glue came in handy there. A large zip lock bag of Christmas themed ribbon unearthed lots of red stuff to make a fluffy bow. Zip ties added to the back of the wreath made good hangers. YES, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus !!!
I retired in 2005 after dealing blackjack and roulette in Las Vegas casinos for almost 20 years. I have one daughter and one grand-daughter who introduced me to altered art after my retirement. I was born in Iowa and grew up on a farm. I began the Memoirs of a Wildrose blog in the form of letters to my daughter to share information with her about family heirlooms and family history, plus remembrances of today, yesterday and yesteryear ! "Book of Douglas" blog is the story of my late husband, his life as I knew him, and our journey through life together. Ginny's Art blog was created to provide myself a record of my artsy creations.