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Kathy Byrd

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About Kathy Byrd

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    Penthouse Member
  • Birthday 06/01/1953

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    Pineville, Louisiana, USA
  • Biography
    Grew up in Southern California...Living in Louisiana!
  • Interests
    PLUS, Christmas lights and a whole lot more!
  • Occupation
    RN
  • About my display
    Lights, music and a lot of fun!

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  1. Rudolph, Frosty and Santa are synonymous with Christmas. The congregation at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church on Bainbridge Island would like to remind folks of another important Christmas figure: Jesus. “There are a lot of great displays to drive around and see Christmas lights, but there really isn’t a Bethlehem,” church member Dianne Thompson said. On Dec. 2 and 3, the parking lot of the church will be transformed into a 1st Century village, complete with Roman soldiers, wise men, an inn and, of course, a manger. Visitors can stay cozy as they drive through the makeshift city
  2. Rudolph, Frosty and Santa are synonymous with Christmas. The congregation at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church on Bainbridge Island would like to remind folks of another important Christmas figure: Jesus. “There are a lot of great displays to drive around and see Christmas lights, but there really isn’t a Bethlehem,” church member Dianne Thompson said. On Dec. 2 and 3, the parking lot of the church will be transformed into a 1st Century village, complete with Roman soldiers, wise men, an inn and, of course, a manger. Visitors can stay cozy as they drive through the makeshift city
  3. Dale, add me to the list!!! A big "THANK YOU" to those of you who sent cards to my mother (Barbara Carroll) last Christmas (2010). She was in the nursing home and you all made her last Christmas very special! If any of you have a parent in a nursing home, let me know and I will send them a Christmas card too!!
  4. Hi ya'll! GOOD NEWS: I mailed cards for me and Barbara Carroll (my mom) on Monday and included an ornament in each card! BAD NEWS: Today I got one of my own cards back because the address label had come off. Hopefully, this only happened to one of the cards, but if anyone doesnt get our cards in about a week; please let me know!! Just PM me here on PC. Thanks!
  5. Awesome! Thanks for the tip about converting them to electric! That would have been my NEXT question! Looks like a trip back to the store for me!!! Thanks!!!
  6. This is a link to Gemmy's Halloween Strobe lights: http://www.gemmy.com/halloween/lighting/item/lighting/light-string-strobe-lights-wsound-thunder-12-60146 I was wondering if anyone has figured a way to kill the noisemaker and just use the strobe lights? Thanks!
  7. This link is to the multiple video's from Michaels (craft store) showing a specialized painting technique called "one stroke painting". You load a brush with several colors of paint and with one stroke you have both the color and shading. The technique seems easy, and the multiple videos show lots of variations and how to do it easily as well as demos of several products to make painting easier. http://www.michaels.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-Michaels-Site/default/Search-ShowContent?fdid=tipstechniques-craftpainting-videos I think it may be an especially useful technique for those l
  8. Here's a link to a great tutorial for painting wooden figures: http://www.landolights.com/main/content/view/62/39/ I believe the person who made the tutorial is a Planet Christmas member, but I dont know who it is. Two years ago, my Mom painted the penguin building an igloo scene. We primed the wood first, then used the full sheet (4x8ft) of transfer paper to copy the paper pattern onto the wood. We used a roto-zip cutter to actually cut the wood, and didnt have much trouble with splintering. We used the exact color the instructions recommended. As mentioned by others here, view
  9. My windows have a wooden frame around them. I put a small finishing nail at each top corner of the indoor window frame. (ie nail placed into the drywall; at the 2 corners where the sides of the window frame meet the top) I folded a string of 100 lights in 1/3 and then centered the lights around the left/top/right sides of the window and used the nails to hold the lights in place. I also used 2 strings of lights and used a small zip lock tie around the lights and over the nail to hold it in place. I also use this technique to mount garland around my front door. Nails above the door, drape
  10. No one but YOU knew exactly what big awesomely creative ideas and plans that you have in mind every year for your holiday display!!! SO, no one but YOU will be disappointed if you dont meet or exceed those expectations!!! Trust me. Everyone else will be so excited to see your display!!! Now when they want to know what you have planned for next years display...just smile and say "Santa hasn't told me yet...Come back next year and you see for yourself!"
  11. I know you're not a beginner, but these suggestions are meant to show beginners that there can be several causes/solutions to a problem as well as to give encouragement to you and others who are struggling with something that doesnt come out exactly as they envisioned. 1) If you are having trouble with the weight of the lights making it "buckle": are you using the flutes up and down or parallell to the ground. If the flutes are upright (as they should be to distribute the weight evenly) try adding a few 1X2 pieces of wood to the back as a brace. 2) If you are having trouble with th
  12. What I found interesting was: Christmas lights were mentioned on the scale!
  13. Look at what I found on youtube! Lakeland Miniature Show and Sale-Our Town Pt 1 Enjoy!
  14. If you dont mind a little work: How bout using a halloween mask filled up with a balloon or newspaper to make it hold its shape, then putting paper mache' on top to redo the face from scary to santa-like! A little paint, a wig and a great set of clothes and you wont know the ol' boy came from a totally different holiday! Using the mask as the base will allow you to have the ready made facial features in the mostly correct proportions, especially useful if you are semi-artistically challenged like me!
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