Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A canvas birthday gift

My best friends little guy is turning 5 in a few weeks and he loves dinosaurs! So I decided to make him a gift with dinosaurs. I got a canvas at Wal-Mart and painted it tan and then cut some vinyl out of my Cricut with the Paper Doll dress up cartridge. I wish I would have had some colored vinyl but alas I did not, so I was left to work with what I had on hand. I do think I like the silhouette look of it though, and hopefully so will he! Have a great night.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mojo Monday -Gertie

Yeah, today I got to make a card for no reason at all, so I decided to use this week's Mojo Monday sketch. I used Gertie paper from My Mind's eye stella and Rose collection, the sentiments are both from Verve the scripture is a Plain Jane and the "I am so grateful for you" is from Bountiful Blessings. Julee from Verve has the most beautiful fonts for her stamps. I also added a felt flower and leaves made from MFT Die-namics dies, lovely ribbon from Really Reasonable ribbon and the pearls are from CTMH.


Monday, March 28, 2011

My finished fireplace

Here are the pictures of my finished fireplace and my new tiles my husband laid. I added some of the before pictures again  as well.  ****EDITED TO ADD****  I thought I would add a few more details such as we had to repair the cracks and missing morter so after we did that and let it dry I primed everything and then painted the bricks Antique White(Sherwin Williams) next my hubby built me a more substantial mantel by boxing in the top 3 layers of brick. Then I painted that and lastly we added the italian tile to the floor. For the mantel decor I bought a set of 3 candle holders from Wal-Mart that were a hideous brown color but on clearance for only 7 bucks and I spray painted them black and sanded them, the frames were also old ones I had sitting unused in the closet so I got those out and again spray painted and sanded, the star was in my bedroom and the plate is from the dollar store and I cut out a M for Moore out of vinyl on my Cricut and voila I have a monogramed plate.

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I also changed out the small picture frame and added 3 hurricanes I have added a picture of that as well.
I have linked this up to the Best DIY projects of March linky party at Beneath My Heart you really should check out all the fabulous projects on there and to Tatertots and Jello where there is so much inspiration. This is also linked up at The Thrifty Decor Chick.

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A Heart 2 Heart sketch

Happy Monday, it is time for a new Heart 2 Heart challenge and this week we have a sketch for you. You could do this sketch a couple of different ways, you could make a circle card like I did or you could use the circle sketch on top of a square! This is such a fun and easy sketch to work with! I hope you will join along with us, you will have a whole month to play and there is tons of inspiration from the design team. For my card I used a circle base and the new "Miracle" paper along with the Tasty Treats and Bunny Love stamp sets. My bunny I colored with Copics and the Grass was cut out using a Die-namics die from MFT, I also used some Heavenly blue ribbon and finished it off with some pearl Opauqes. This card put me in the mood for spring or maybe I was in the mood for spring so I made this card. Either way I can't wait to see your take on this sketch!


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Another DIY project-party platters

This is such a fun project that I saw a couple different places in blogland and had to try for myself! I love to entertain, so I love serving pieces and these are totally customizable(is this a word?). The plates are Better Homes and Gardens from Wal-mart and I just used a candlestick from the dollar store in the middle and glued them with E-6000. I see lot's of these in my near future, the possibilities are endless. I'll be back tommorrow with another Heart 2 Heart challenge see you soon!


April's Class

I just wanted to quickly share my April class, we will be making a gable box, card and magnet. I will also be sending out an e-mail later with all the details. For these projects I used "Mayberry" paper and the Unity and A Posy stamp sets! If you are interested in attending the class or ordering a kit to go just shoot me an e-mail!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Got an Ouchie?

Here is a card I made a few months ago for a publication call that I don't think I ever got on here. The paper shall remain nameless for now because I can't remember the name, but the image I could never forget it's from MFT's Pure Innocence line which I adore. I paper pieced my little girls outfit and drew in the grass there is lot's of stiching an layers and I used a border punch and a doily Die-namics die also from MFT. My coloring I did with Copics and that is about it!


Fireplace redo

Here are a couple shots of my fireplace redo, I don't know if it is done yet or not we might add some more moulding and such. We also have to tile the floor, hopefully this weekend and then I will share pictures of the completed project. I also added a before shot, and hopefully I will be back later with a paper craft!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A monkey birthday

Here is a quick post on a card I made last night for my best friend Angie's son Nolan who will be 8 tommorrow! Happy birthday Noly boy! The felt monkey is from Fancy Pants and the patterned paper is old and I am not sure of the manufacturer. I added some googly eyes and a little yellow belly to the monkey, some buttons and bakers twine and that was about it. Oh and the sentiment is from CTMH's Card Chatter-Birthdays! Hopefully tommorrow I will have fireplace pictures to share, have a great night.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Food Fun

Well my posting has been sporadic lately but that is because I have been so busy making food lately. I go through spurts in my homemaking and right now cooking is at the top. Here are a few pictures of some recent stuff. Like hotdogs,  we made these from scratch out of our grass fed beef are'nt they purrty? Next I tried homemade long johns(donuts) with chocolate frosting but I think they are more like short johns. Then lastly for the first time ever I tried lemon meringue pie, oh it was so delicious however can you notice there are some little tips of meringue missing that would be my 3 year old. Now I am working on a redo of my fireplace hopefully I will have pics soon!


A Baby Card

Don't you just love babies? Well this week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges the challenge is to create a "Baby" project, it could be a card or tag or keepsake box whatever you can think of! All you have to do is use mostly CTMH products and link your creation up on the H2H blog and you have until the end of the month! The design team has some phonemonal artwork for you again this week! For my card I used the lovely new Mayberry paper and the I"ll Love You Forever stamp set and the new Pennant Alphabet set. I also added some pretty Smoothie buttons and added some stiches around the edge. I so hope you will play along with us at H2H this week I can not wait to see what you create!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A CAS Card

Wow this is sort of a rareity with me, I don't usually do clean and simple and I am not going to lie it is sorta hard. Whew I have a hard time not adding embellishments but I kinda like how it turned out! I made this card and magnet set for the March Get Your Diva on challenge over at splitcoast stampers, the challenge is to use nuetrals with a splash of color to signify spring. I used kraft and colonial white cardstock and the patterned paper is from the Stella and Rose collection. The stamp set I used is Verves Feel The Sun, I colored the flowers wit Copics, added some pearls, grossgrain ribbon and some bakers twine!


Monday, March 14, 2011

A Waltzing Mouse sketch

Wowsers, my 3rd post of the day and I even have my house all clean, I must be getting better at managing my time lol! This card is for this weeks Waltzing Mouse sketch challenge they have such an amazing design team. I used some more Stella and Rose paper and the sentiment is from Verve, then a few roses from Prima some bakers twine and a heart stick pin. Now I am off to feed the baby!


A March SFYTT-dino Birthday

I had time to play along with Jen DelMuro's SFYTT, I love that you have a whole month to play along now. I made this card for my best friends little boys b-day coming up in April, wooh-hoo I am ahead of the game for once. I used this fabulous paper from Imaginisce that I have been hoarding for some time now and the stamps were also from Imaginisce. Then I added some jute and a couple buttons,  a super simple card that a 5 year old will hopefully love.


Heart 2 Heart and Happy Birthday

Today my littlest girl turns 3 waaaah, I wish I could keep her little forever. She is a little spitfire with dark curly hair and she is so cute you can hardly stand it! Happy birthday my girl I love you so my miracle baby. Well since I was busy planning for her party I wanted to incorporate this weeks H2H Challenge to make a home decor item with something for my baby girls birthday. So how fun of a challenge is this? I love making home decor with my CTMH goodies I hope you will join us and play along and remember you have until the end of the month! For my project I used the new Sophia paper and made a banner that spelled out Avery, I put it on the backdrop behind the cake table for her party but now that her party is over I will hang it in her bedroom! I cut everything out with the cricut then just added some croched flowers and buttons and a couple Irresistables flowers and centers. I used a SU punch and used CTMH Blush ricrac to string it all together.Easy peasy and it matched her party stuff perfectly! I also wanted to share a picture of her cake which was strawberry with white frosting and sugar pearls, but for the topper I made a banner using our new Pennat Alphabet set(love,love,love it) and some bakers twine. Her party was yesterday and she had a great time, and there is no cake left but that is a good thing. So I have been incorporating lot's of my papercrafts into decor for party's lately and I just love that we have the perfect stuff for anything you can imagine. So go get crafty and join us at H2H you might just win a great prize or make the top 10 and don't forget to check out the rest of the design teams beautiful work!


Saturday, March 12, 2011


Well I have another birthday coming up, my #4 will be 3 on Monday, why do they grow so quick? Anyways we got her a big girl bed for her birthday and an adorable bedding set from Target with owls on it. Her bed was delayed in shipping and won't be here until Tuesday but I wanted to make her some throw pillows to match. I made a 10 in owl from the Storybook Cricut Cartridge and traced it onto some yellow flannel material I had, then I just winged it for the rest. I am no sewer but I am trying to get better because I really like to do it! The other pillow I just cut out 3x3 squares and then made a felt flower. I am pretty happy with how they turned out! Tell me what you think.

I linked these up to the tatertots and jello weekend wrap up party check it out here! I also linked this up the CSI project linky party. Visit