Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Anniversary Card for Hubby

It's been almost a year since I have blogged or blogged about anything I have created.  I have been a bit busy with this little guy...

He takes up most of my day and I wouldn't have it any other way.  He's 7 months today and is napping at the moment, so I thought I would slip away and quickly share the anniversary card I created for my hubby.  We will be celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary on July 23rd. 

I used some of the goodies in my stash.  I don't buy craft supplies much anymore, as my craft room is filled to the brim...time to purge I think!

Supplies Used:
Follow Your Heart: Be Happy 6x6 Paper Pad by My Mind's Eye
Follow Your Heart: Be Happy Layered Stickers
Kraft & White Cardstock by PaperTrey Ink
Paper Blooms by Kaiser Craft

I used last week's MFTWSC Sketch.

Hope to be back soon with more projects to share.  Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is filled with Love & Whimsy!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Lindy's Stamp Gang Back to School Special

It's Back to School time and Lindy's Stamp Gang has 7 delectable colors for all your Back to School projects!

Yellow Rose of Texas
Marigold Yellow Orange
Alpine Ice Rose
Rudolph's Nose Red
Witch's Potion Purple
Bachelor Button Blue
Cathedral Pines Green

Purchased separately: $35

Only available together until September 4, 2012
Click HERE to purchase your set today! :)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Summer "To-Do List" Projects

I L-O-V-E being off work during the summer. I have the ability to start and finish so many projects that I long to do on the weekends, but usually lack the energy and/or time. So, here's a peek at some of the projects I have finished this summer. 

PROJECT #1 - Altered Spice Carousel 
I picked up this 1970's vintage spice rack at a flea market a few years ago and it has been patiently waiting to be altered. I painted it with a coat of turquoise acrylic paint. I only used one coat, because I liked the wood showing through in some places. I created the spice labels using some chalkboard scrapbooking paper and an EK Success punch. I wrote on the spice labels using a chalk pen. 

PROJECT #2 - Scatter Frames 
These frames all came from a flea market and cost only $1 each. I painted them all black and roughed them up with a bit of sandpaper. They are each hung with a tiny nail and have Command poster sticky strips on the back to keep them level.  I love a cheap and cheerful project!

PROJECT #3 - "Uncentered" Towel Bar Dilemma
I've never been a fan of how the builder didn't center the towel bar over our garden tub, so I decided to make it look like it was put there "on purpose." I bought this vinyl saying at Hobby Lobby and scored the scone for $3 at a flea market because the glass votives were missing. No problem there, I just added 2 candlesticks I had around the house. 

PROJECT #4 - Update Master Bedroom Decor 
I painted and distressed this frame and then added a piece of burlap that has been painted using a stencil. 

Random vintage findings from flea markets to accent the dresser. 

I love this lantern I found at a flea market. I added a bird's nest inside for a touch of whimsy! 

PROJECT #5 - Kitchen Decor Change-Up 
I have decided to change my kitchen colors after finding this adorable buffet. The kitchen redo is still going on, but I did hang these plates on the wall. (Total project cost = $10) I used plates from my china cabinet, so all I had to buy were the adhesive plate hangers from Hobby Lobby. New curtains, placemats, and recovered chair pictures coming soon!!! 

PROJECT #6 - Utility Room 
I painted this old frame and distressed it a touch and added some cup hooks to hold keys from.

This frame was painted red and then I sprayed a piece of wood with chalkboard spray paint. Perfect place to add all those projects to hubby's "Honey-Do" list. :)

I still have 3 more projects that I haven't quite finished for the utility room, but will be posting pics of those soon as well. 

PROJECT #7 - Dining Room 
I bought this canvas and it started a complete overhaul of the dining room.  I grabbed a bunch of decorative twigs and bound them with a piece of burlap to accent the corner of the canvas. I also had the table painted and distressed to match the other furniture pieces in the room. Melinda at Figgy Pudding did an amazing job!! 

I picked up this burlap runner at a local flea market, isn't it so adorable? 

4 more weeks left of vacation and I still have almost 25 things left on the master "To-Do" list, better get busy. I will post more project pictures soon. Hope everyone's weekend is filled with Love & Whimsy! HUGS :)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Patriotic Nesting Boxes

Hi everyone, hope you guys are having a fantastic Friday!  It's Andrea, from the LSG Design Team, with a Fantastic Designer Friday project.  The 4th of July is quickly approaching and I adore decorating for this fun summer holiday.  I am the self-proclaimed "Nesting Box Queen," so I had to create a set that displayed my love for the USA.  

The nesting boxes start out looking like this, just basic paper mache.  I don't prime or paint the boxes before spraying them with LSG sprays, as I like the kraft color to peek through here and there.

I started by painting my boxes with LSG Starburst Sprays.  I love how versatile LSG sprays are.  You can spray with them or take off the lid and dip in a paintbrush and paint with them.  I chose to paint my boxes.

This box was painted using "Afternoon Delight Denim."  I paint the box and then rub it in with a paper towel (the paper mache soaks up the color better this way).

I painted the middle box using "Rizzo's Rowdy Red" (a new Flat Fabio set being released July 15th).

The top box was painted with a coat of white acrylic paint and then sprayed with Scintillating Silver.

I love to add a touch of stamping to one of my boxes, so I decided to use some LSG Two-Toned Embossing Powder to really give my stamping a special touch.  I started out by gathering varying sized star stamps from several stamps sets.  I like to rub my nesting box with my embossing buddy before stamping my image with VersaMark ink.  I then sprinkled on some "Midnight Bronze Obsidian Embossing Powder" and set with my heat gun.

And here's how it turned out...

I added some trim and a few more embellishments to accent the boxes.

I enjoyed sharing this project with you today and be sure to check back next week to see what gorgeous project our next designer has up their sleeve. Hope everyone has a great weekend!  HUGS :)

Friday, June 15, 2012

I'm BACK...with some masculine projects!!!

Hi everyone, I'm back!  I haven't created anything in about 2 months, I haven't had any energy but I'm hoping that because I am now in the 2nd trimester my energy levels will SOAR! :)

Father's Day is coming up...here's a card I created for my FIL.

I used a combo of Graphic 45 papers: Communique, Transatlantique, and A Proper Gentleman. I also used some random Graphic 45 staple products I had in my stash.

Here's a peek inside...

I used a new stamp set I received a few months ago, but haven't used yet.  It was the perfect fit for this Father's Day card.

I also created a card for my Grandfather's birthday next weekend.  He will be turning 80!!  I used papers from Communique, Transatlantique, and A Proper Gentleman collections by Graphic 45 on this card as well.

I sprayed a manila shipping tag with LSG Dark Chocolate Truffle SS.  The stamp set I used is the "Just My Type" set by MFT.

I used random scraps that I had left over to decorate the inside.

Other products used not listed above:
TH Walnut Stain Distress Ink
TH Edge Distresser
Black & Cream cardstock
Kraft cardstock by PaperTrey Ink
TH Ideaology Sprocket Gears
Black Hemp by CTMH
Gypsy Mini Ephemera by 7gypsies

I'm glad to be back and I hope you enjoyed today's projects.  Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!  HUGS ♥♥♥

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Creating is Fun Baby Blog Hop

Hi guys! Today, the Creating is Fun DT gals and I are hosting a Baby Blog Hop. Each DT member has created a project using some goodies from Creating is Fun.

One winner will be selected at random to receive a wonderful prize package, which will consist of a $25.oo gift certificate to Creating is Fun ... so be sure to hop along and leave a comment on each DT's blog post to increase your chances of winning!

Now on to what I created.

I created this adorable little pocket mini for a friend.  She wanted an album with pics of her daughter to give to her Mother-In-Law.

This sweet little girl loves the camera so much, I had a terrible time only picking 9 photos. :) I printed the photos out on my Kodak PictureMate and left a white border on each one.  The mini-album kit is from the "Amy Butler" collection by K&Company.  The kit came with lots of cute little embellishments.  I used some of the twine that comes on the Manila Shipping Tags to tie on the sweet blue tag on the right.

On the left page, I added a layer of Light Purple Lace and a Lilac Button from Martha's shop that I threaded with some twine for the Manila Shipping Tag.  I used a bit of Light Purple Ric Rac on the right page.

Aren't these pics, the cutest?  I adore her precious looks!  I used some more of that Manila Shipping Tag twine to thread through the tag on the left.  I used a Small White Tag that I sprayed with LSG "Cotton Candy Pink" for the page on the right.

I used another Neutral/Beige Button threaded with the Manila Shipping Tag twine.

On the left page, I used a bit more Light Purple Lace.  I left the frame open at the top on the page on the right, so she could write a small note to her sweet Mother-In-Law.

I ♥ how this album turned out, so sweet and simple! :)

Other Products Used Not Listed Above:
Pearl Rhinestones by CTMH
Small Crochet Flower by I Am Roses (ZJC1 - 601)
Foam Adhesive

Next up is Hannah. I'm sure she has something gorgeous to share with you! In case you get lost along the way, here's a list of the DT member's participating in today's blog hop.

Andrea (You are Here!) 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and best of luck winning.  Don't forget to comment as you hop along to increase your chances of winning!  Hope everyone has a great rest of the week.  HUGS :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Creating is Fun: Mother's Day Card

Hi everyone, I have a project to share with you today for Creating is Fun.  I created this quick and simple Mother's Day card using several items from the CIF Shop.

Other Products Used:
Kraft Cardstock by PaperTrey Ink
White Cardstock by PaperTrey Ink
"Jubliee" Collection by K&Company
"Mom - Renee" Embellishments by MMBI
Memento "Rich Cocoa" Ink
"Vertical Greetings Stamp Set" by MFT
"Open Scallop Doily" Die-Namic by MFT
"Small Simply Scallops" Border Die-Namic by MFT
"3/8 inch Rosette" Die-Namic by MFT

Be sure to stop by Creating is Fun and pick up some gorgeous lace, trims, or buttons.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday and a very Happy Mother's Day! HUGS :)