Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I have many things to be thankful for this year.  I have two pretty awesome kids, one AMAZING husband, a new house that we're making a home, family who I love and can count on (and can count on me in return), all of my children's basic needs are met (and more)...  Sometimes it's easy to dwell on the negative and what you don't have.  There are others in this world who would pass out when they see the lives we lead because they couldn't fathom it.  You are blessed.  Sometimes we all need a little reminder.  I know I definitely do!

So, now that you're ready to give thanks this holiday season, why not do it with a little bunting on your mantle?  I made this last week but have since improved it so you can see the letters better.  It will be given away as a free printable on Polka Dot Pixels blog here in the next day or so.  I'll be sure to link up when it is. It was all made from Em's new kit "Thankfully", which you can find at Two Peas in a Bucket.

The new one I made for the freebie has something behind the letters so you can see them better. You'll be able to print them out on 8.5x11 white card stock, cut them out, and hang them up!  I just left a little white space at the top of my triangles so that I could fold it down over the yarn and then I taped it.  As soon as I have some time I'll print the new bunting and get a pic up.

I also made some subway art this week for our new home.  I'm IN LOVE with subway art for holidays and I'm having a hard time restraining myself from not hanging some type of subway art in each room of my house.  But this one is definitely going on the wall!

Yeah, I know.  There are our names.  But if I blanked out all of our names AND our address, what would there be to look at?!?!?  I'll be printing it at a photo place as an 8x10. This took a little bit, but was so easy to make.  All I did was pick the fonts I like, typed in my wording, and then I resized my text box to fit in the area I wanted it to go in ( I use Photoshop Elements 8 for all of my digital goodness). After that I chose my paper, recolored my text to match, and voila! For this I used Vinnie Pearce's "Live, Laugh, Love" paper, also available at Two Peas in a Bucket.  All of my blessings, in subway art form! :) Have a blessed week everyone!


~Amy said...

Great work as always :) Love the subway art, though haven't tried my hand myself. In that weird place of 20 months down, 18 months till we move, so why mess up the walls now???

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [27 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria