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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Those Christmas Tins

Here's such a handy idea for re-purposing those metal Christmas tins that your cookies came in. You can transform them into something that even matches your decor. Take a look: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/33320/how-to-transform-holiday-tins

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Vintage ATC Swap

Artist Trading Card (ATC) Swap in the old vintage style we all love. :Plus a yummy giveaway in the swap: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/redlead/

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Holiday Greetings

Merry Christmas to you all. My wish for you is that it would be filled with love and joy and that you would have great hope for the future. Let us remember this year the "reason for the season" that such a momentous event was marked for all of history when baby Jesus was born. Blessings to you all, Coleen and family

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Art Quilts

Here's a direction that my art has been taking me lately. I've been working with some fun fabric/paper techniques. I don't have anything ready to show you here yet, but when I saw this in the blogosphere I thought I should share it: http://www.favecrafts.com/Quilting/Crayon-Stained-Quilt-Art

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Simple & Free Winter Paper Piecing Patterns

Check out this site for some real cute patterns for you winter scrapbooking: http://scrapbooking.about.com/od/freepatterns/ig/Winter-Paper-Piecing-Patterns/?nl=1

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Books

This is called an Accordion Origami Book. We made a bunch of them for relatives this year. You can find directions for it: http://www.making-mini-scrapbooks.com/ and there are more of them further down if your interested.

Trail Mix, Ukrainian Style

Nuts just go with the holidays so while Jeff and Leah were doing a puzzle I made some for snacking on. They are especially good for the holiday puzzle times.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Prize Giveaway Announcement

Congratulations Tanya Galchevskaya,the winner of our December giveaway. Tanya will receive an package of some beautiful scrapbooking supplies unique to this part of the world. Tanya, send us your address so we can get these out to you.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Street Dogs

These are two street urchins that tailed our car(pun intended)when we pulled into a gas station not long ago. They were obviously looking for a hand out and the only thing I had was a fresh loaf of dark bread that Jeff and I were looking forward to snacking on later. Often, street dogs at stops like this don't want bread. They are waiting for something a bit more upscale. So I thought I'd tear off a small piece for each. Well, they were so hungry they gobbled it down and all I could do is continue to feed them. I was sorry I didn't have more after they finished off that loaf. There are street dogs like this all over Ukraine and quite a number of people feed them just as I did, but these two were very thin.

Winter Skies in Ukraine

These two shots are before the snow hit us. We had a long warm fall. It's a good thing since there is no heat in the church. If they look like black and white shots they are not. It's just that winter here appears pretty black and white for a number of months. Aren't these skies dramatic?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Istanbul, Turkey

My husband Jeff was there this week so I thought I'd show you a picture he took on a previous trip. He had a Bible class he taught all week to a group from a closed country that he cannot go into as a Christian. It went very well and he returns tomorrow. I'm always glad to have him back home in the nest and safe.

Prize Giveaway

Don't forget, sign up between now through the 15th as a follower on Tea On The Terrace or a VintageTerrace2 fan (heart box on the right). Sign up both places for two chances to win. I'll be announcing winner on the 16th. All current followers are included and can up chances by leaving a comment.

Michaels Photo Entry - Pure Delight Christmas Table Topper

Michaels Photo Entry - Pure Delight Christmas Table Topper

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Fabulous Felt Flower

Angie from Scrapscene has such a darling felt flower and easy to make. I had to share it as I knew some of you might want to try it. Also, for more craft projects check out the Vintage Terrace Fan Page on the right where the Celtic heart is. Lots of fun crafts there. http://www.scrapscene.com/2009/12/felt-flower-tutorial.html#comment-77468

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Comment/Follower Giveaway

Just for a little fun. Leave a comment on one of our posts to be entered for a prize to be chosen on December 15....a little Christmas early. For two chances to be put in the hat, sign on as a follower with Tea On The Terrace. You who are already followers will automatically be in. Cool, huh! We don't have a big follower list since I just put that gadget on not that long ago, which makes your chances of winning pretty good.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Blog Featured

Angie, from Scrapscene discovered the uniqueness of what we are doing here in Ukriane and put a little feature link on her Newsletter she sends out. That is so cool....thank you Angie. Therefore, we've now had people looking at this blog who might never have stumbled upon it otherwise. She also featured some really cute dolls she made. You can see it all here: http://www.scrapscene.com/2009/12/speedlink-saturday-for-week-of-nov-2909.html

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Faith Scrapbook Class in Ukraine

Today I was blessed to have the privilege of scrapbooking with a group of the most enthusiastic deaf ladies. This meeting was held at the Simferopol Baptist Church in the Crimea region of Ukraine. That is entirely to the south close to the Black Sea. I helped them to each set up a scrapbook for next year entitled, "Building Godly Convictions"(values) as it is a study they will go through and continue to scrap all next year. We simply set up the monthly pages and they got to do just a bit of scrapping for each month in preparation. We had so much fun and I am always so impressed with the creativity of Ukrainian people. This is just a couple of the ladies that attended. I am very grateful for those who prayed. It was truly a blessed time.
These are the three girls who helped me do this class today. They are L-R, Lena, Lena and Katya. The middle Lena was my translator who did signing for me. She was really good at getting across my words. I really appreciated here attentiveness.

12 Kid's Christmas Crafts,

If you haven't checked it out yet better look and see what you can do with your kids, school or your Sunday school class. Some real cute things: http://www.favecrafts.com/Kids-Holiday-Crafts/12-Kids-Christmas-Crafts-Ornaments-Giftsand-Decor

Friday, December 4, 2009

Scrapbooking In Ukraine

Crimea, Ukraine Scrapbooking Class

On Saturday I will be leading a class of deaf ladies in scrapbooking the theme, "Developing Godly Values." Please be in prayer for me and for the ladies and not just for Saturday, but that the Lord would use me to share my heart in such a way that impacts their lives for Christ in an ongoing manner. For that I would be very grateful.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Crafts

Here's something just lovely you can make for loved ones this Christmas,,,or for yourself: http://www.favecrafts.com/Ornaments/Paper-Peace-Ornament