Monday, December 04, 2006

Christmas Wreath

So if you have been checking in recently, you may have noticed that I have been sort of MIA. Well, that is because a couple of things have been happening with me. One was that I miscarried a baby. I was only ten weeks along, but it is still a pretty traumatic event. I am so thankful for all of my caring and concerned SCS friends who kept me on my toes and helped me to deal with things, you all know who you are.

The second thing I have been up to is I have been working on this christmas wreath. I did it in the same method as the christmas balls seen in the popular tutorial (scroll down if you missed that one). I am really satisfied with how it turned out. It took a few hours, but looks pretty neat. My hubby was admiring it last night. I used paper by "The Paper Studio" that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I think it took a total of 5-6 sheets all in all. I found that I could cut three sheets at a time, which helped to make the cutting go a lot faster. The most time was spent folding the paper and pinning them in. Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know what was up and why I had not been posting lately. I stamped some christmas cards last night and will be working on more in the next little bit, so I am back. Thanks for being such loyal readers and thanks for all the sweet comments you leave me. Oh and thanks to you I am now in the top 50 stamping sites, I made it to number 47 today!!!!!!!!! *Cheers*

My ball making class is next Thursday. I am excited for it. I am also offering free cards at that event. I plan to make a limited number of supplies and then when those run out, that is it. Oh and cookies and cocoa should make that night perfect. I am excited. My mom and my little sister will be coming in from Canada on the 20th and my inlaws will arrive on the 22nd. Busy, busy, busy. It is going to be a lot of fun though too.

In the near future, I plan to make a tutorial for the star book ornament. So many people have been asking for that. I really want to do it, but right now, painting my house, finishing our loose laid patio, wrapping presents, christmas cards, and laundry are taking priority. As soon as I get a spare moment though, I will make that for you all.

Hope you are enjoying the busy month of December and all it has to offer.

18 comments:

Leslie said...

your wreath turned out great!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful wreath Amanda!!

Jessica Hewitt

Karen said...

Omg thats so cool! You go girl!

broni said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. It is indeed a traumatic experience. But for everything there is a reason. Thanks so much for sharing with us all your talent and kindness! The wreath is so cool!

my4blessings said...

Amanda, I am so sorry for the loss of your baby. I am a regular here and always look forward to your posts. Hugs to you!

Kendra Giles said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss! Thanks for sharing that wonderful paper wreath - that is just awesome! enjoy reading your blog :)

Dale Anne said...

HUGS to you on your loss!
GORGEOUS wreath.

JenMarie said...

Amanda - you will be in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I don't know you, and you don't know me, but my thoughts are with you in this difficult time. BTW, I've seen versions of your pine cone ornament EVERYWHERE! I think it is the most popular item of the season. JR

Carrie said...

BIG HUGS you are definetly in my prayers!! Love the wreath!
Carrie

Missy said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Make sure you take a little time in this busy month for you! BTW, you have a great site here.

Renee said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It's a hard thing to have to go through. I know. I'm so sorry. (((Hugs)))
Second, I always enjoy my visits to your blog. You always have such neat things. Your wreath is really cool! TFS!
Rubber Hugs,
Renee
aka: happystamper05 scs

Lisa said...

This is very cool Amanda. Have a great Day!

bethtrue said...

Amanda - {{HUGS}} So sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for being such an inspiration to all of us. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Joan said...

I am very sorry to read about your loss. I'm glad you will be surrounded by family soon. On another note, the wreath is darling.

Tracey said...

Sorry to hear about your loss, will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Tammy said...

{{{{hug}}}} so sorry for your loss....there is no such thing as "only" in these situations..........

Anonymous said...

SO sorry for your loss...I know that it is difficult, because I, too, lost a baby at 10-weeks. My heart goes out to you. The site www.silentgrief.com and the ladies on the boards there helped me a LOT. Check it out if you get a chance.

{{{{Hugs...}}}}