November In Review

I can’t believe how fast November went by! It was one crazy busy month. I spent most of November preparing, shopping and designing for the Holiday Home Tour that I was so honored to be a part of. I still cannot believe the amazing people I met and the wonderful compliments I was given! I was also flattered to be asked to do a TV interview with the students at Loyalist College. I also designed a brand new magazine called Infinity Magazine and had a fun day art directing a photoshoot for Community Care for Seniors with one of my favourite clients and my photographer. I also designed all of their marketing material including 2 brochures, an invitation, 2 large banner displays and a 100 page directory. I also designed a logo for a Salvation Army campaign and lastly created all these fun and creative projects. All in one month….phew!

I started November off by talking about some of my favourite pieces of Baking Decor and how happy it makes me to see some of them displayed around my kitchen. I designed  Monogrammed Art with a simple dollar store picture, vinyl wallpaper, paint and a re-purposed picture frame. I was also featured over At The Picket Fence for the Coaster Ornaments I created last week. I designed a “For Special Days” Word Design to remind me that it is all right to take time for myself after having a bad day. I needed some more ornaments to fill the huge eight foot Christmas tree so with the help of my daughter, my son and my niece, we created these co-ordinating Crafty Christmas Ornaments from coasters that really brightened up the tree. I was so flattered that these coasters were featured on quite a few other blogs sites including Uncommon Designs 12 Handmade Christmas Ornaments. I gave a tutorial on painting a Christmas Joy Painted Sign and showed how to create that weathered wood look. The kids helped me make these Easy DIY Christmas Trees out of bristol board and foam. They too were featured on a few other sites including Lolly Lane’s Top 25 Crafty Christmas Trees and Tatertot’s & Jello’s 20 Amazing Holiday Ideas! The kids helped me create these Kids Christmas Crafts out of paper, ribbon, paint and stamps. These ornaments really helped fill out the tree and added that personal touch. I gave another tutorial on creating a weathered wood look while designing this Festive Painted Canvas. With the extra leaves from Easy DIY Christmas Trees, I created these cute, dainty Holly Jolly Ornaments. I can’t wait to see what December brings!


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