Thursday, June 30, 2011

I am still Here

Well I am so sorry I have been missing in action lately. My poor blog has not seen much of me for the last few weeks, but I promise I have been working and have lot's of projects to share. Here is a sneak peek of  my  office/computer room redo. This is my 1st attempt at making topiaries, I had to have some but man they are pricey. So I decided to head to Hobby Lobby yesterday and buy some buckets, some topiary forms and some green Spanish moss and a lot few other goodies. Of course I forgot the before pictures but just imagine the topiary shape void of moss and only being made of foam. I spent about half of what they retail for new and I love how they turned out. You will see as I start revealing this room redo that my decorating taste is evolving and my next project for the weekend is making Drapes. I am very crazy confident that I can do this, my material should arrive Friday! Oh and I did buy some new scrabook paper so maybe I will even have a card to share soon! Have a great day!

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Monday, June 27, 2011

My last Heart 2 Heart

Today is a sad day, it is my last day as senior design team member for Heart 2 Heart Challenges. I have been a design team member for the last year and it has been so rewarding.  I also have been very humbled by the amazing creativity and talent of all of the designers I have worked with this past year. They all are amazingly talented and just super wonderful women. A huge thank you to Mary Vogel, the creator of Heart 2 Heart for all of her hard work and commitment. Now on with the show-I always wanted to say that lol. This weeks challenge at H2H is a color challenge, Barn Red, Bamboo and any Blue so this just screamed patriotic to me!
I used Barn Red and Bamboo cardstock as well as some patterned paper from the Miracle kit. I used the Circle Around stamp set and Barn Red and Outdoor Denim ink and some fun buttons and twill ribbon. The stars were stamped, cut, and the popped with foam tape. Now I can not wait to see what you can do with this challenge. Just remember to use mostly CTMH products on your entry. You will be wowed again this week by the teams gorgeous creations. As sad as I am to go I am truly excited to see the new design team in action! Hope to see you playing along with us!


Monday, June 13, 2011

For Dad

This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges we want you to make some background paper for dad. I do love random stamping so this was fun for me. I made a super simple card for my dad, who appreciates simple and is an avid fisherman. I used Kraft cardstock and patterned paper from the "Lucky" paper pack and some Colonial White. I random stamped some images from the Campin Fever set in Desert Sand ink and even stamped some "flies" on the twill ribbon. The sentiment is from "A little Everything" I added a button and some hemp and that was it. So break out some paper, stamps, and ink and get creating some background paper with a dad theme. Oh and you are going to want to check out the design teams work again this week for some amazing inspiration.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mojo oh Mojo

I finally made a card, are you in shock? This is going to be a quick post because I have some bacon, cheddar, jalepeno sliders broiling right now. I used this weeks Mojo Monday sketch and some Stella and Rose paper. The sentiment is from Verve! That's it for me have a great night!


Friday, June 10, 2011

A fab new dresser

I recently scored a FREE dresser from my best friends mom, thanks Debbie! It was in great shape but is made of mfd or partical board or something. So we wanted this for our daughters bedroom so I really wanted to do a cool green color. I used Everglade Glen spray paint from Valspar and even though it looks like my husband was doing all the hard work he actually only sanded a small portion on the top to see what was underneath the original finish. So I sanded down the whole thing, then primed then painted, I also really wanted some fabulous drawer pulls but as my husband says "it's not in the budget" so for now I just spray painted the original pulls white and I love how they turned out! So after buying my paint this whole dresser redo cost me about $15.00 not bad huh? I forgot to take a "before" picture of the dresser all together but you should get the idea. So tell me what do you think? Oh and ignore the weird woman in the picture with the camera I have no idea who she is!

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Monday, June 6, 2011

A customers 1st H2H Creation

Today I am posting this card for one of my very best customers, I wanted to share Linda's card with everyone at H2H Challenges for this months sketch. Linda used some beautiful Bella paper and an adorable old bear stamp(not sure of the name) and she colored her image with Copics. Feel free to leave her some comments on here and I will be sure she sees them! Thanks for playing along at H2H with us!


A wedding Heart 2 Heart

Monday is here again, so that means a new challenge at Heart 2 Heart  and this week we are thinking about weddings. Let's see what you make with the wedding theme, and then all you have to do is link up your project on the H2H blog just remember to use mostly CTMH products. My fellow design team members have some beautiful stuff to share with you this week. For my card I used "Bliss" paper which screams wedding. I also used the Soul Mates stamp set lots of opaques some colonial white ribbon and an awesome flower and butterfly brad from the Bliss Level 2 assortment. Behind that cluster is a cream colored spray made of Tulle with some small pearls that came from the wedding section at Hobby Lobby!


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Some more Home Decor

So you are probably asking, where is all the paper crafting ? Well my friends that is a wonderful question and I am sorry I can't answer that! Honestly I am just not in the mood to play with paper right now but give me some furniture and spray paint and I am good to go! I will be back into paper crafting mood soon enough I am sure but for know I thought i would share what I have been up too! First is just a little resin table I picked up at Lowes that was brown and I wanted white so I grabbed a can of Krylon Fusion paint for plastic in a white satin. Then I topped my little table with a cool metal tray I picked up last weekend out of a FREE box at a yard sale(score) and then filled a canning jar with some wildflowers my kiddos got me. So this whole arrangement chairs,cushions, table cost me about $30.00. We are redoing our deck but probably not until fall so I will have to wait until next year for my dream patio set. Next is an end table I snagged at another yard sale for $2.50 seriously two dollars and 50 cents! I primed it, and then spray painted it royal blue for my boys bedroom in between their beds. We are slowly trying to finish up there room that we redid this winter. Hopefully next week I will be able to share the before and after pics of the whole room. The lamp base I really like, the shade not so much but until I can find the "perfect" shade this was only $5.00 at Dollar General.
The books are super old and beat up but they are science books with lot's of pictures and since my boys can't read yet they love to look at these books and will "read" them for hours. Well I have a ton more stuff up my sleeve and hopefully I will get to post it soon.