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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Another one down...

So I have finished up yet another project for my home!!! How exciting!!!! I posted a few days ago the altered tin barn star that I had seen in "Scrapbooking Etc." and how I wanted to make one to go over my fireplace.....

Well I researched tin stars - and I mean I looked every where local and on the net.... and I finally located some that I didn't mind the price too much... so I purchased two of them. One was 24" big and the other was 18". I was thinking I would do one for myself and then give the other away as a gift....

Well the stars got here and when I mock hung the large one over my fireplace - it seemed - well kind of small. My friend Susan was like why don't you use the big one in the center and place some smaller ones around it.... So that is what I decided to do!!!

I completely finished up both stars that I had already purchased - and then I ordered another 18" star that I plan to put on the other side of the large one... I have all the photos and paper cut out so all I have to do is mod podge them on when it the new star gets here.....

I made the large star out of all black and white photos of me and my hubby! The smaller star (the one that is finished) is of us and our family members... My parents, Andrew's parents, his kids, our puppy, etc.... and the other star that I will have to finish up is photos of us and our close friends, the Emery's and also a photo of Andrew and Chaplain Fisher....

I am soooo happy with the way they turned out... between painting the wall green (for those that remember my flooding experience) and waiting for the perfect thing to go over the fireplace (I have lived here almost three years with nothing over it)!!!! I can not be more pleased!!

Now I did show the large star to hubby on the webcam and he didn't seem too impressed... I am hoping that he will feel different when he gets home and actually sees them on the wall.... both my neighbors (one on each side) absolutely loved them.... so?!?!?

All the scrapbooking paper used was Basic Grey (A hodge podge of the different lines in the BG collection) and I used some gold "Say it with Crystals" from Prima on the large star. What you can't tell from the photos is that when I turn on the eyeball light above the fireplace it makes the crystals on the large star sparkle!!!!

So with out further ado.... Here are some photos!!!

Ok so here is the long shot of the green wall - now just imagine that the other star will be hanging on the left hand side... I have even hammered in the nail for it already!!! LOL

Then here is a close up:

Here is a close up of the large star:

And finally a close up of the small star that is complete....

Once I get the other small star in the mail and get it completed I will post a photo of all of them hanging on the wall!!!

Thanks for looking!! I would love to hear what you think...

Until Next Time!


UPDATE - I just got word from my hubby!!! He is out of IRAQ!!! Whooooo Hoooooo... now he still has over 32 hours worth of traveling to do..... but at least he is out of Iraq. Somehow that alone makes it easier to breath!!!!! And they are saying he will not have to go back for at least two to three years!!!! One can hope!!!!


Anonymous,  October 2, 2007 at 8:45 AM  

First of all, double woohoooooo for you and hubby! So glad to hear he is OUT of Iraq. I can feel the excitement in the air.
Second, I love your stars. What a terrific idea. They look lovely over the fireplace. What a talented lady you are.
Third, I agree with Chris' additions to your todo list! *hugs* Helena

Unknown October 2, 2007 at 9:47 AM  

The stars are gorgeous! I saw those in that magazine and loved them. Yours look great!
And from one army wife to another - Hooah! on your hubby's homecoming!!! So far I've got 2 months down on Michael's Korea tour already - only 9 more months to go. ;-) Have tons of fun with your hubby!

Anonymous,  October 2, 2007 at 10:01 AM  

The stars look great. It's good that your husband has made it out of Iraq and we wish him speedy and safe traveling.

scrappinmama October 2, 2007 at 11:08 AM  

Your Stars are beautiful! They really pop out on the green wall. Great job!

Anonymous,  October 2, 2007 at 11:17 AM  

Such wonderful news, your husband is out of Iraq (my eyes actually teared up)! I'm so very happy for y'all that he's coming home. I can just feel your excitement in reading your typed words..."He's out of Iraq"!
And the stars looks great. You really did a wonderful job on them.

joanberrie October 2, 2007 at 1:41 PM  

The stars look great! Even if hubby didnt seem excited about them, I am sure that he appreciates your ability to make the house cozy. If the stars could actually shoot something from their points, I bet he would be more expressive! LOL
I understand completely what a relief it is to know that he is safely on his way, and soon in your arms. I was never so happy to hear someone snore as when mine got home.
Enjoy the quiet time together as much as the wild time...LOL.
Give him a big "HOOAH"! for me!
(hee hee hee)

Heather Huggins October 2, 2007 at 3:15 PM  

I think they look awesome. And husband don't really care about those things!!

Anonymous,  October 2, 2007 at 4:37 PM  

Praise God! My husband has served there 3 times already. I know how you feel! I am so happy for you.

Anonymous,  October 2, 2007 at 7:51 PM  

Wow, Lori -- I love it. Gives me great inspiration. So glad your hubby is safely out of Iraq! That must be such a relief. Love to read your blog and hear what you are up to.


Lori McDonald October 2, 2007 at 9:28 PM  

Thanks everyone... I am getting nervous and excite and paniced all at one time.... you would think it had been years since I have seen him - and it hasn't but it has been years since I knew he was home to stay for a while!!!!

Ok - I am off to ice my cake that I baked - shave my legs and then I have a photo pin order to complete before bed!!!

Only a wake up left!!! For you military people you know what that means - for everyone else... means tomorrow is the day!!!!

If all went as planned hubby is in a plane heading my way!!! 22 hours of flighing and then he will be home!!! WHHHOOO HHHHOOOO!!!!


Tina October 3, 2007 at 10:29 AM  

Good news on your husband, you must be sleeping better now!
The stars are just beautiful!

Anonymous,  October 3, 2007 at 10:44 AM  

So glad to hear that you hubby is out of Iraq! That must just make your heart feel better already! I love the stars! Tell the truth where they difficult to make? I am thinking about doing one for my sis for Christmas??? Are the instructions in the magazine? I don't subscribe to that one .. hopefully I can hunt one down! Thanks for the inspiration! And again .. CONGRATS that Hubby is safely on his way home to you :)

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