Sunday, December 5, 2010

The tree~ sheet music bird ornaments~and two winners!

The tree is up! A little happy dance ~ I'm loving the way it looks...


this year I decided on all silver and creams, with little bird sheet music ornaments...


and another paper banner~ ok, I'm a little obsessed with paper banners!


I made this one using what they call an "end roll" from a local printer. If you've ever ordered a sign from me, it came wrapped in this white paper~ it's basically newspaper without the print on it. If I didn't have this paper, I would of used a roll of 'cash register' paper, I've seen this at Walmart and it's relatively cheap. Anyways... I cut two inch strips, tea dyed them, then transferred the 'merry christmas' with graphite paper~ went over it with a sharpie~ then cut the edges with 'torn edges' scissors...



and voila!



The font is one of my favorite font purchases~ P22 Cezanne~
here it is in case you'd like to make one...



The sheet music bird ornaments were easy, once I got the bird shape drawn that is! I made a few one dimensional and a few three dimensional...just gluing two of them together, except for the wings, then folded down the wings so he could fly! I added a little silver german glitter to the edges...they sparkle and twirl! Thought I'd share this outline too for you to make your own sheet music birds...





I used the "Wreath Waltz" sheet music from Karen~aka The Graphics Fairy

{Thank goodness for fairies!}

I simply printed the sheet music on both sides of cream colored card stock. Traced the bird outline and cut...easy!
I'm thinking of making more of these, you could glue a pick inside the body portion at the bottom and add them to wreaths and arrangements...how pretty would that be?







A little burlap under the tree made the perfect natural tree skirt...I love it all but it's not quite done yet...I'm working on a star for the top~ I'll share that in my next post!
Now....Happy Birthday to me!!!
It's today! Look what I found this morning by the coffee maker...



Oh, I adore that man!

That card was the best birthday present I've ever received! We spent the weekend together, a not so very romantic weekend~ we installed a wood stove out in my garage workshop ~ to keep me warm while I'm creating the mess I make out there! Now, that is true love, isn't it?


Oh!!...last but not least... the two winners of my Peace~ Love~ Joy signs giveaway!
"She dreams big" & "Suzie Button"
....congrats girls!
A big thank you to all of you...your comments and support really 'keep me ticking' and I love each of you!

25 comments:

Claudia said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day - perhaps creating with the warmth of your new stove keeping you comfy?

xo
Claudia

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Happy Birthday, Paula! Congrats to the winners!

Char said...

That is lovely, and I thank you for the pattern too, Char

Paulette Designs LLC said...

Oh I just love your tree, just so beautiful and the pretty paper banners....thank you so much for the tips and the name of that font ! I am a font junkie and have to go find it now ! love to you on your birthday little darling:)) xoxo, paulette

she dreams big! said...

Happy Birthday sweet Paula! And thank you for sharing your special day with 2 lucky winners - like ME! I am so loving your tree with the paper garland! Might just have to try that myself!

I have emailed my addy to you and want to say a big thank you! I can't wait to decorate with those wonderful signs!

Hugs ~~ Connie
shedreamsbig.blogspot.com

Annie Louise said...

Thank you so much for sharing your creative treasures with us. Your tree is stunning, love the birds and paper banners. Hope you had a wonderful birthday.
Take care,
Jeanette

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy Birthday Paula!!!!!!!

Your tree looks very merry and bright!

Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...

Happy Birthday to you!! Congrats to the winners of such a wonderful giveaway.

Blondie's Journal said...

The banners are beautiful! Such a great idea. PB had them all over their trees and yours look much better! Love the font! And your tree is gorgeous! So nicely done, Paula!

Hooray for the winners of your giveaway!

XO,
Jane

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, I forgot to say Happy Birthday. Your husband is a sweetie!

XO,
Jane

Suzann said...

What a sweet man you have...Happy Birthday!

Suzann

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Love the banner... how clever.. I'm going to put that in the memory bank... I hope I can "find" it when I need it! How lucky you are to have a cozy and warm place to make lovelies... So much better than making the mess in the house, right?

Have a great week....

Warmest blessings,
Spencer

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh, Happy Birthday, Paula! What a sweeeet man you married! Better hang on to that guy! lol! THANK YOU for sharing your adorable crafts with us! I just love them all!! I'm saving them for future holiday crafts for sure! There's just something so French about the script banner and music birds......LOVE IT!!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Prim2Pink said...

Congratulations to the winners!!

Happy Birthday to You !!!

Judy

Jenny said...

Congratulations to the winners! Happy belated Birthday. I think your husband got the prize. He just knows how to appreciate you!

PS. Love the burlap for a tree skirt. I have a bolt in the garage...I'm going to use that! Thanks for the great idea.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your tree looks lovely. I just saw these in a French Antique shop in New Hampshire yesterday. How wonderful to find the pattern to create those lovely birds.

Congratulations to the winners.

Karen

Amber said...

Happy belated (by a few days) birthday Paula! My b-day with a day before yours. :)
Love your little birdies! Thx for the template!

xo, Amber

CosmoGirl Carla said...

How gorgeous! I bet it's even more beautiful in person. I love the paper garland.

Happy Belated Birthday to you, Paula! And a big congrats to the winners. Hope you're having a great week.

Jennifer ~ My Vintage Bliss said...

Beautiful tree! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and patterns with us ~

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Paula~
Happy Birthday a bit late. I love that tree & the birds are so cute.

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®☼₥... said...

Lovely, Paula. Happy Belated Birthday! It's written on my calendar, but I'm not making the blog rounds regularly. Sorry!!!!

Sandy Michelle said...

Happy belated birthday Paula! I love the card you received :) Have a joyous Christmas!

Sandy xox

Miss Gracie's House said...

Just beautiful...
Merry Christmas!
Rene

The French Bear said...

Gorgeous, sorry I missed your birthday! I love your banners, very pretty!
Hugs,
Margaret B

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet lady and thank you for the bird template! I think I'll make some of them next! Enjoy your week! Congrats to the winners! ♥