Sunday, September 16, 2012

A mother's sweet!!!!

Well I have decided lately that i seem to have a bunch of started but unfinished projects around my house. Since i hurt my foot yesterday at work there is no time like the present to craft and get things finished. I saw this idea on pinterest and fell in love with it so i bought the clocks and frames and that was as far as i got. I was a bit nervous about working with vinyl and my Cricut because i have never done it before. I think it worked out great and can't wait to get started on the next project with vinyl. I rustled up some nice baby pictures of my girls and grabbed my Cricut. I used the Jasmine cart for the numbers because i love the font. The transfer tape made it a breeze to get the date on the wall. The hardest part was waiting for my husband to return my phone call......i can't seem to ever remember which girl was born at which time.....i was a bit busy those days!!! I found the poem at the top many years ago and loved it. It hung in both the girls rooms when they were babies then rested for years in my closet. It had a natural wood frame which i spray painted with a black rust-oleum spray paint that has gold flex in it. I actually used this spray paint on all my picture frames one by one. I love the uniform black and gold color but each frame still has its unique shape and pretty.  I added the bows to both frames and hung everything sweet!!! I'm glad i finally finished on to the other 47 projects I have started.

Monday, September 10, 2012

A little window makeover

Some fabric to match the paint I have picked out, a can of spray glue and my trusty glue gun. All I needed to turn those boring white roller shades into something much more interesting. Super easy one day project to put a smile on my face. All I did was measure the width of the shade and cut the fabric 2 inches larger than that measurement so I had enough for overlap. Then I rolled up the fabric and laid it in place and sprayed the glue as I unrolled it onto the shade. Last I flipped the whole thing over and used a hot glue gun to secure the overlap on the back. Before you know it your ready to hang it back up. A nice little valance will cover the top and window redo complete!!!! 1 down 2 more to go!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Something new for my kitchen

So I decided I needed to replace my 3 knife blocks on my counter because they were taking up way too much room and I found this really cool one in my local kitchen store. It has no knife slots just small tubes that come up from the bottom so you can put any knife any it!!! I got all 3 blocks in 1. After having it for a few days I wanted to give my kitchen something special, so I decided to personalize my new knife block. Super simple and a 1 day project. I painted it red and cut a fancy 4 inch M using my jasmine cart and my cricut. I used mod podge to glue it on and protect it then added some gems for sparkle and sprayed the whole thing with a clear coat so it would just wipe clean. It makes a big statement for hardly and money and I love it!!!!!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Welcome to the Crafty Card Gallery Sketch Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sketch Blog Hop. Everyone has had so much fun doing these it's turned into a regular event!

The purpose of this hop is to show how all of these talented bloggers can take the same sketch and come up with totally different cards. If you've never used a card sketch before, give it a try! You should have arrived from Jennifer's Blog  and if you just happened along the hop, you can go back to the start at
Enjoy the hop!


Ok, now that the info for the hop is here is my version of the sketch. I don't often use shades of blue so i decided to step out of my box and give it a try. I wanted to keep it simple so the card could be used for a veriety of occasions. Using some 3D foam stickers all of the rectangles are set at different heights to give the card some pop!! I added a bit of glitter.....because I could not resist the urge.....and colored in the LOVE with a silver pen. I think it looks great and so did my Grampa at Father's Day. Well everyone thank you for checking out my creation and enjoy the rest of the hop!!! There are many talented designers for you to check out and get inspiration from!!!

Now you are off to Zenita's Blog, have fun!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I can't believe this came out soooo cool!!!!

This is not really a craft project, just a neat idea i wanted to share. I am redecorating my youngest daughter caitlyn's room with hot pink walls, black trim and zebra accents and I hate painting trim. So I decided to try something......I used zebra duct tape!! It was so quick and easy and looks cute!!! 6 rolls of duct tape, 2 hours and no paint mess to clean up. I am either lazy or smart....not sure yet!!

Yes I made something other than a card....a wreath made from a book

I got this project idea from Fiskars blog and decided to try it. The directions were easy to follow and before I knew it I was addicted. After I was all done with the folding and the gluing I gave the whole wreath a spray with Glitter Mist in sand then a lighter spray with Glitter Mist in peach. Now it's ready to hang in the living room. It was so fun to make i'm thinking it might make a great Christmas gift for my sister in laws!!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Mother's Day card

Now that Mother's Day is over I can share the card I made for all the moms in my life. I could not share it before I was afraid of them all seeing it before I gave it to them. Super simple to make!! I used my spellbinders die for the large tag with a pretty simple stamp for the greeting. Purple paper and a purple button, I wanted to keep it to just 2 colors so the decorations would stand out. On my last crafting shopping trip I picked up this small bow maker because I seem to struggle every-time I make a bow and I think it did the trick!!! A little darkening of the edges and it's all done.