Monday, September 19, 2011

To the happiest place on earth...

So, in one day we will be on a plane flying to Florida for our first real vacation in 11 years. It will be Colson's first real vacation ever! :) We are going to spend two days at Coco beach and seven days in Disneyland. We are SO excited!! I can't even begin to imagine how many pictures I will be taking...(and posting!)

We are a little nervous for Colson to fly. He has some sensory issues with his ears and I am concerned that the popping may be painful for him. I'm am praying it won't be and he'll barely even notice it happening. We are taking suckers and a sippy cup to help with it though. I am just hoping that it doesn't hurt him. I don't think he fully grasps the concept of us flying and then being somewhere other than home. Especially for an extended time. It should all be very intertesting, but I hope tremendously fun. :)

Please pray with me that we will have a safe and wonderful time. Be prepared for lots of photos next post(s). :)

God bless!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Wedding gift - Ornament...

I saw the idea for this ornament on Pinterest. I don't have the original link, sorry. It was very easy to make and I think it is a wonderfully sentimental gift. I took the wedding invitation and cut it into thin stips. (I cut out each line.) Then I rolled them into curls. I used a poking tool and wrapped it loosely.

Next I pushed the rolled paper into the ornament and filled it up.
The sentiment I stamped onto vellum and layed it over the little flourish that was at the top of the invitation. I then added a large chipboard H and grey ribbon.


-Large plastic or glass ornament. (I used plastic).



-Wedding, shower, or other invitation

I also sprinkled a little glitter into the ornament and rolled it around to give it a little bling.

Very easy and lots of fun. There are so many possiblities for how to customize this and different events it could be used for. I'm a huge fan of personalized gifts and using a wedding invitation is a great way to really add a sentimental touch to any gift.