Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ringing in the New Year!

Bells to Ring, Noise Makers to blow, Glasses to fill with bubbly,
 & Kisses are ready for a Happy New 2015!

  I wish a wonderful safe and Happy New Year Celebration.

After purchasing a New Years Eve noisemakers, and a top hat  at +Walmart for about Five bucks. I also hit +Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Clearance sale for Christmas purchasing silver and gold trinkets to add to the table. The other items were things I already owned.

The Best of 2014 a Year Review!

  This is my first year in review since I started blogging. I am excited to bring you the top ten posts of the year. Together we have accomplished more then I ever dreamed of when I started Dragonfly & Lily Pads in October 2013. I want to thank each of you for support.  As this year ends I have a sense of relief, excitement, and a positive outlook for the coming year.
Why relief you ask? Because we all have times that our life takes us in a totally different direction. I believe in helping when there a need from some one you love. Family has taken on a whole new meaning to us this year.
Excitement now your wondering? Making that day in Oct. 2013 count as Something New each day by writing DNLP blog. This blog is a bit of a gift to myself, as I express my creativity, share my love by inspiring others, and transforming all of us into the people and lifestyles we strive for in everyday life.
   OK! A little deep I  know but, it is truly how I feel.
Positive outlook is pretty easy because, this year has been a difficult year outside of these pages. 2015 is going to be different. I have learned a few valuable lessons about who I am and where I want to be this coming year. I will be sharing more about these goals during the coming year.
Today is about the closing the past year 2014 and opening a new door to 2015. Choosing what I want to carry with me as hard taught lessons, and what to Let Go! Yeah I went there...LOL
  Today I am sharing the top ten posts of the year chosen by you .
Sweet Baby Love Quilt, Yellow, White, Gray, Giraffe, Elephant, Silhouette Cameo

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Home Depot Do-It-Herself Workshop 2

As promised I am back from my cookie break and ready for a fantastic time at the Do-It-Herself Work Shop at +The Home Depot. I am having a great time learning and meeting new people during the work shop and even made plans to meet up with a new friend for the next one already.
Speed Square, Marking Holes, Her It Yourself Workshop at Home Depot

Home Depot Do-It-Herself Workshop 1

   I am so excited to share my Do-It-Herself Workshop experience with +The Home Depot. We did so much work that this will take two posts to complete Joy Lighted Marquee Sign steps. Now don't worry it is not hard but, takes several steps and I want you to be able to build your own.
Letters, Joy, Home Depot Do It Herself Workshop, Directions, Wood Glue
Here are some of the supplies you will need to complete the sign. I will add a link to the Home Depot Holiday Project directions at the end of the post 2.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Blogger Silhouette Tutorial Ornament

    The Blogger Christmas Series was created to bring you a wealth of ideas to celebrate the season with many bloggers. She has rounded up several different blogs from around the country for the last few weeks. Thank you +Christine Graves for coordinating, as well as orchestrating these beautiful packages wrapped up for all of us to share with our readers

Friday, December 12, 2014

Welcome to Our Christmas House Tour

     Welcome to our home for the Christmas tour. I have been invited by my lovely friend +Michele Alger to participate with a group of others who are also sharing their homes, all dressed up for the holiday season. Thank you Michele for inviting me to the party along with my readers. I hope you all enjoy the hard work each of us has put into to preparing our homes for this magical time of year.
First up this year is my mantel in my family room which includes a new feature I built at the Her-it Yourself Work shop at my local +The Home Depot the Joy Marquee inspired by +Ana White. I will have two posts about this event coming this week.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Elf Gift Exchange Bonds Bloggers

Today you have hit the mother load of blog posts I Have joined in with Bloglovin to expand my blog Follow me on BlogLovin , included is a tutorial, a gift exchange and a round up coordinated by my sweet friend +Michele Alger
  Now on to the elf gift exchange which, gave bloggers an chance to learn more about each other, and share holiday spirit. I was lucky to become +Ali Williams  Elf. Thank you Ali for coordinating a bunch of creative bloggers to assemble gifts before Christmas. No easy task I can assure you. We Creative creatures tend to drift here or there especially at this time of year.
  Ali Williams is the creator of Skinny gf  Chef please visit her to grab a few healthy recipes.
  I chose to make her a card as well as a gift card. Shhhh she hasn't received it yet.
I started with doing a bit of stalking on her blog, FB, IG to find out what she liked. Creepy I know but it was for a good cause.
Merry Brite Photo Ornament, D&LP Designs, Elf Gift Exchange bonds Bloggers

Monday, December 8, 2014

Personalized Christmas Ornament

     One of my favorite times of year is Christmas.  In the Gift giving spirit The Silhouette Challenge Facebook Group December Challenge is here along with a Holiday Giveaway. We have 35 Group members and +Silhouette America  helping us gather this Giveaway for this special time of year.
Silhouette Giveaway, 2 Winners, December 8th - 15th Hosted by The Silhouette Facebook Challenge Group