Monday, January 16, 2012


Hi! I haven't had much creative time lately so I haven't had much to share. I'm sitting here watching The Bachelor which is one of my guilty pleasures. It's so bad it's good! Since I haven't posted in a while I figured I could show you a couple things I made before Christmas.

First up is a collage I made for my dad. I was inspired by one of Mary Green's lessons from the Collage Club last year.
That's a picture of my dad when he was in the Navy. I also used a copy of a letter he wrote to his grandparents while he was at sea. When I was a teenager I was cleaning and found a pile of old letters in the trash. They were all the letters he wrote to his grandparents and aunts while he was in the Navy. I tucked them away for safe keeping. I told him at some later point in time and he was glad I had them.

Then I added some old Navy buttons, a little bit of map and ribbon and used a book cover as the base.
The letter was written at Christmas time too. I can't remember what year off hand but around 1953.
He is going to turn 80 next week. I'm sure he'd be thrilled with me for saying that.

Next is some ornaments I made for my mom. I used pictures of me and my siblings. Guess which one is me!
I used Tim Holtz crystally things (can't remember what they're called) and Ranger's Glossy Accents.
Then I covered the backs with some paper from an old Christmas book.
Then I added some beads and they were finished.

 That's me, sucking my thumb.


  1. You sucking your thumb is my favorite!

  2. Hi Susan,

    First of all, thanks so much for leaving comments on my blog. That certainly makes blogging extra special! :)

    I really like the look and feel of your blog and have signed up as a new follower. The collage you made for your father is wonderful. And I bet your mother was thrilled with those great ornaments. (You were an adorable toddler!) I also like the deer ornament you made for your Christmas tree. Thanks for sharing all these great projects!

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    What about having a look at my Advent and Christmas and getting an impression of Munich's Christmas market ? Moreover, you can see some frosty weather photos and pictures from a walk around my neighborhood on January 1st. Finally, there are photos of New Year's Eve . Of course, comments are welcome -- it's always great to hear what you think!

    Have a wonderful 2012,
    your blog friend from Munich, Germany,

  3. Dear Susan your gifts for your parents are made with love I can see and they are all so wonderfully done, have a nice weekend.
    Hugs Anni