Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Buck

Today my little buck turns 7, wow how did he get so big? He is the most legalistic 7 year old you will ever meet he is very concerned with rules and regulations. He is also about as BOY as boys can get, he is an outdoorsman and he is very mechanically inclined. He is also a big softie, a hard worker, an awesome big brother and as handsome as his daddy. We love you buck!

To celebrate we had a birthday party Sunday after church it was supposed to be a smores themed party at out camp. However thanks to the hurricane we had tons of rain and wind so we improvised and had it at the house instead. I made a smores cake which was fabulous if I do say so myself the recipe can be found here at Annies-eats just type smores cake in the search box! We also made him his very own reading tent. I found lot's of inspiration on Pintrest but in the end my hubby just looked at a picture and went with what he thought would work best! The tab top curtains were ingenious and I got 4 of them at a yard sale for a buck-score! I also picked up some solar system fabric at Wal-mart and covered a chunk of extra foam I had floating around from another project. I think it turned out adorable and my boy LOVES it in fact him and his brother slept i it last night!

I think though we are going to have to re-do the bedroom set up and I might steal their desk and put the tent their instead! Only time will tell, the whole thing only cost about $25.00 but that was because the solar system material was $10.88 so if you had material on hand it could cost you next to nothing! I would also like to figure out a way to hang a little lantern from the top, always something to do! Have a great Wednesday!

P.S- don't be scared of his new cap gun, the only thing it can hurt is your eardrums!


Friday, August 26, 2011

Will wonders never cease?

I have cards to share, can you believe it? This post is going to be short and sweet but I did want to show you I have not completly forsaken papercrafts. The 1st set is 3 cards that we will be making at my September card class they use the brand new Elemental paper pack which I adore and the Remarkable Wreath stamp set and those cool flowers were cut out of our brand new Cricut Cartride called Art Philosophy- it is amazing I tell ya! Next up is the card I made for my dear sweet husband who celebrated his 35th bday yesterday! I used Roxie paper and the stamps are a sneek peek of an upcoming SOTM set which is AMAZING and yes I am yelling and I also used the new Cricut Cartridge for this too, matching die cuts and stamps make a beautiful team! I promise once October gets here my posts won't be so sporadic! Have a great night!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

A new set of diy lamps

Hello bloggy friends I have been gone for a long time! I really needed a blog break, I have been so busy doing all sorts of stuff like canning and freezing and playing and cleaning and canning and prepping for school and well just life in general. I have lot's of projects to share over the next few days though even some paper crafts, however for today I wanted to share some pictures of a lamp redo I did a few weeks ago. The lamps I bought for a buck a piece at a yard sale and the shades were $5.00 at dollar general. They were just not my style so I took some antique white spray paint a some sand paper to them. I also bought some lovely linen material and recovered the shades using spray adhesive and some sort of piching and pleating technique which I am sure I could probably never recreate if I tried. So I was pretty happy with my matching lamps for about a total of $15.00- not to shabby! Oh and a very happy 35th b-day to my very handsome wonderful husband!

I linked up my lamp redo at the CSI Project this week!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

A new Idea Book for inspiration

There is nothing like a brand new Idea Book to get me back into the creative mood! This new release of the Autum/Winter CTMH Idea Book is amazing. I know I say that alot but seriously this book takes the cake. The new paper packs are fabulous there is a Cricut cartridge to coordinate with our stamps and stamps are CHEAPER what is not to love! If you are  not on my e-mail list but are wanting a new book just give me a shout and I will hook you up! This first card I made using new Sonoma paper which is lovely greens and purples, cocoa ribbon, kraft cardstock, the new heirloom assortment,sparkles, foam tape, watercolored pencils, blending pen liquid glass, Enjoy Every Moment ss and A Little Thanks ss. This card took about 5 minutes to make it was super simple and I only used a few supplies, after I stamped the image I used watercolored pencils for some super quick coloring and then used the blending pen over the top then I added the sentiment. I felt like it needed something else so I added some dots to my scallops and then topped them with liquid glass-much cheaper then using all opaques or sparkles!

For my next card I used a kraft cardstock base then just made some simple frames with a ruler and black liner pen, then I stamped the flowers from the Enjoy Every Moment ss and just added some White Daisy Ink with my blending pen and a little yellow to the centers then added the sentiment from the A little Thanks ss. I have several new people who I am introducing to CTMH and I want to show them how simple and easy can also be really nice and not every card requires an hour or two to complete!