Monday, October 21, 2013

Christmas Every Monday - Part 3 and NEW TWIN BABIES!!!

Welcome to Christmas Every Monday - Part 3
This is the newest addition to our family - twin girls born on Saturday - Laynee's sisters!
They were born 2 1/2 months premature but thank the Lord, they are doing fantastic.  They are breathing on their own and all signs are good.  Baby A on the left will be Kaycee and she weighed 2.6 and Baby B on the right will be Laycee and she weighed 3.4.
They are so TINY!!  But, continue to remember them as they develop and grow.
Now, on to the Christmas stuff.....
The first photo is a very simple project.  Buy the $.99 letters and paint them.  You can buy two big jingle bells for about $1.99 and paint them also.  Then add greenery at the top of the bell and you have a delightful and easy little project.
NOTE:  When you buy your letters, make sure they will stand on their own.  Some will and some won't so be sure and check when you get yours.
Christmas Card Holder
You will need:
1 yard 2 1/4" red grosgrain ribbon
1 yard 1 1/2" red/white stripe ribbon
Package 2" D Rings
Hot glue gun and glue
Take a piece of red ribbon 13" ribbon and fold in half.  You will have ribbon overlapping at the back where the pin is. 

Take a needle and thread and gather the center of the ribbon and pull tightly and knot.

Using a 2" length of ribbon, fold it into thirds and wrap around the middle and glue in the back.

Next, take 10" length and fold over gluing and notch each end.
With the red/white stripe ribbon, run thru the D Ring.
Glue down the ribbon.  Then glue the bow to the top of the striped ribbon and you're done.
Next, I bought a $1.29 board at Michaels.  You are going to Mod Podge torn up vintage book pages to the board.

Find a Christmas print - this one is from The Graphic Fairy that I copied on my copier.

Hot glue two strips of ribbon on evenly on the back.
I hot glued a small loop of tiny ribbon on the back for a hanger.
The next one is similar only I used a board with a small frame around it.  I painted it red and Mod Podged vintage Christmas postcards - again from The Graphic Fairy.
Sorry about the glare.  I took this before the Mod Podge had dried and it was still shiny.
This one was finished the same way as the one above.  Just hot glue ribbon on the back.

This package of small clothespins with decorative details was in the Michael Dollar Bin.
Till next time, Judy


  1. Good Morning Judy, Your little ones are so adorable and I will add them to my prayer list that they continue to grow and stay healthy. They will be easy to remember because they are born on our 50th wedding anniversary. Their big sister is so adorable and I bet will be a big help when they get to come home. I am enjoying your Christmas projects. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

  2. Oh what sweet babies, and I love their names! Will pray for them to grow and grow so they can go home soon to big sister Laynee. Enjoying your Christmas craft series.


  3. Judy, What sweet, sweet babies! I pray that they gain enough weight fast so, they can go home! Love the Christmas card holder I always get so many and they sometimes end up taking all my fridge space this is a great way for them to be displayed..
    Thank you...
    Have a blessed day.

  4. I love your project today...but oh those sweet little baby girls win the show! I'm going back to look at their sweet photos! What a happy day! I'll keep them in my prayers. Sweet hugs!

  5. Congratulations on the beautiful babies!!!
    Fun project for Christmas!
    xo Kris

  6. Beautiful baby girls! Prayers for these sweet darlings! Love the JOY project! Hugs to you all!

  7. Congratulations on the sweet little ones...such a blessing! I am in the mood for some Christmas projects!

  8. Congratulations to the family on the arrival of Kaycee and Laycee. Prayers for all of you.

    Love the cheerful Christmas display and card holders.


  9. Congratulations all round on the birth of the twins, not bad weights considering.
    You are very organised with your Christmas projects. I like the old-fashioned images.

  10. What beautiful baby girls...though they were born early, I'm glad to hear they are healthy. Prayers will continue for their health and growth!

  11. Congratulations on your double-blessing! Oh they are so sweet and may they thrive and grow you ragged ha ha ha :) I have a grandson and his older sis is like my own but the young lady that my son is with now has 3 year old twin girls and they are really something ! They too were premature but are just fine now and when they are all over they do run me ragged :) I am so happy for you all; God Bless ! :)

  12. Judy, congrats, congrats, congrats!!

    It's Christmas at your house already? LOL.


  13. Congratulations on the double blessing!!!

  14. Congratulations on the twin grandbabies.

    Great Christmas projects today.

  15. Congratulations on the tiny, precious bundles.
    Cute craft idea - thanks for sharing.

  16. Congratulations on those sweet additions to your family!

    I'm going to start on some Christmas projects soon, so I'll have to come back and check out your tutorials.

  17. Congratulations on your new little precious bundles of JOY. Thank you for sharing such great Christmas ideas. Creative Bliss Dear...

  18. Oh Judy, congratulations on your new twin girls - they are beautiful!
    I love both of your ideas and the look so nice and easy to do.

  19. Congratulations to your daughter and her family! And to you, as well Grandma!!

    I love the projects, but why two jingle bells? I only see one...

  20. What cute ideas for Christmas. AND what precious babies! My niece only weighed 2# 2 oz when she was born and by the time she was 18 months old she was completely caught up with where she would have been if she had been full term. The best part is that the lungs are developed. So were hers and THAT is the biggie! xo Diana

  21. What cute ideas for Christmas. AND what precious babies! My niece only weighed 2# 2 oz when she was born and by the time she was 18 months old she was completely caught up with where she would have been if she had been full term. The best part is that the lungs are developed. So were hers and THAT is the biggie! xo Diana

  22. Congratulations on the new arrivals and welcome to the world Kaycee and Laycee! Deb

  23. Congratulations on the arrival of your twin granddaughters!!!

  24. What precious babies! Pray they are both doing well. xo

  25. Awwww, congratulations! How wonderful! Have you made the babies quilts yet? What does big sister think? I'm so glad the babies are doing well! Again, congrats!

    Cheery wave from

  26. Congratulations on the twins Judy..Glad they are doing so well.. Love the Christmas things..great ideas..

  27. Shirley, your Missouri friend, said it all: twins are beautiful and healthy, they are on my prayer list, Laynee will be a big help when they are home, love your Christmas projects (THANKS!),hugs and prayers to you.
    One mention of my own - I almost had a heart attack when I first read your title that the twins had been born!!

  28. Oh My twins. Did you know that they were going to be two. Those are good weights and I am so glad to see they are breathing on their own. Our great nephew was born 2 1/2 months early. He was born with his intestines on the outside. We knew this ahead of time. The premature birth had nothing to do with that. HE spent 11 weeks at Children's but is a beautiful perfectly normal little 5 year old.
    Our cousin had a 1 lb 9 oz. little girl 25 years ago......can you imagine then. She is perfect as well.
    Owl update.......We are sending 5 to swap and keep one for yourself. Since we have 6 swapping I had to add one. Please send $5 for the return postage.
    You must have a lot of busy creating. I am so impressed. And you also have time to help others......I should say take the time. You are a "good" person. (((((HUGS))))

  29. Congratulations on those sweet little babies!
    Not quite ready for Christmas yet..but I will remember these projects when I am! I'll be back!


  30. Congrats on the twins!! Our son weighed 2 lbs. 6 oz. He was 7 weeks early. He is now 28 years old getting his masters in Marine Biology. The twins are just precious.
    Love your Christmas projects too!


  31. Awwwwww!!!!! Little twin girls. How precious. I'm so glad that they are thriving. Love their names too. Love the Christmas card hanger craft. That's a cute way to display them.

  32. The Christmas decorations are so pretty, but my oh my, those babies...I just LOVE babies. And to think that there are TWO! Blissful. So glad they are healthy and doing well.
    xo rachel

  33. Those are fabulous crafts, Judy! I love them all, I'm thinking I should have a craft night with the ladies at the church...I think they would love those.
    Have a great day and thanks for visiting my blog.
    Hugs, Cindy

  34. Such cute ideas! What a clever and crafty girl you are!

  35. Congratulations on the birth of those precious baby girls. I will keep them in my prayers as they continue to grow.

    You have really inspired me with all your Christmas ideas. Thank you.

  36. Oh Judy, the babies are really pretty good sized for that early and being twins. I shall pray for their health and growth. Joe's latest grandson was that early and weighed one pound. He is still in the NICU but hopefully should be home soon-has been there since July.

  37. wishing the twins health and happiness for all of their lives! congrats!



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