Saturday, July 31, 2010
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
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Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
You can get all the info here. We'd love to have you play with us this week! There are 33 challenges to choose from - play one or play them all.
The project I'm sharing today is for a challenge hosted by ME (Ü) and you can see the details here.
This year I have bravely offered to host a challenge and my challenge is today. If you are a fan club member you can see the details here. I would love to have you come and play along.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Just showing proof that I've been really busy making cards. Here are 62 cards and 3 boxes that I made for Inky Antics for CHA. AND I did a lot of coloring of images for Inky Antics for their catalog. That may come as close as I get to getting published! LOL!!
Hopefully, I will be able to be a better blogger.
PS: Thank you for all the e-mails I rec'd saying you were praying for my Uncle Mic. Please keep them praying. He had his second round of chemo yesterday. The family appreciates all they prayers on their behalf.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
One of the things I love to do is decorate my home. I don't have alot of time during the school year when I am working full time, but have enjoyed decorating this summer. I love all things Patriotic and went "shopping" in my home with the things I already had and decorated for the 4th.
Here are a few things around the house...
I collect ivory and medium green Fiesta and this ivory vase has a crack in it, so I can only use silk flowers. This is sitting on a small table in our bay window. The old table is card table size and perfect for the 4 of us to play games on.
When Benjamin was a baby (almost 18 years ago!), I took a quilting class and this is the first item we made. I love how this looks hanging on my wall.
SHHHHH don't tell Aaron I am showing this. He had a fit when he saw me taking pictures of it. This cute clay figurine is one of his firsts and he thinks it is terrible. I love it and it is perfect sitting here with the red and blue Jelly Bellies.
This raggedy angel is hanging above the monkey/train figurine and candy.
Sitting in the other corner of the roll top desk is this little arrangements. I love raggedy ann dolls. See the star glass dish of jelly bellies? That is this year's new "treat" that I bought for myself.
Each year I buy just a little something to add to my Patriotic decor. I was at an antique store and a booth had 5 of these for $2.50 and then marked down 50%! What a deal! They are really candle holders, but it's too hot to light candles, so I thought they would make the perfect candy dishes. I can use them again at Christmas time with candles.
In the living room, I have this arrangement on a little antique dresser that used to have a towel bar (didn't when we bought it) and in the "old" days would have had a large pitcher and bowl for cleaning up.
I normally have a cream lampshade, but found this one at Goodwill for 25 cents and use it for the summer.
The "candy dish" originally had a cinnamon candle in it from Bath & Body. After the candle had burned out, I cleaned it up knowing I could use it for Valentine's Day, July and Christmas.
A fun tip: as you can see with the M & M's here and the jelly bellies in the photos above they are all red and blue. I buy M & M's when they are on sale and separate the colors. Green for St. Patrick's and Christmas, red and blue for July (as well as red for Valentine's Day and Christmas) and the yellow, orange and brown for fall. I have them separated in zip lock bags and keep them in the freezer. Then put them out in the months that the colors coordinate. My "boys" love having the candy dishes around the house. I normally don't have Jelly Bellies, but they were left over from Benjamin's graduation.
This isn't patriotic, but just had to share. This is hanging right above the photo above. Aaron had to do a self portrait in school and this is sooooo good! It looks just like him. He is so talented! I just got around to getting it framed.
My grandma made this little lap quilt and I pull it out for the 4th every year.Right beside the rocker which was a gift from my grandma and grandpa when we had Benjamin is this basket that holds my knitting needles and netting that I use to make scrubbers.
And last is this yummy treat that I made for the 4th. It is broken up oreos and pretzels. Then melt almond bark and drizzle on top, then sprinkle M & M's and patriotic sprinkles. Refrigerate until firm and break into bite size pieces.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Someone gave me this little plaque as a gag gift of sorts and I needed a little home decor project for Tombow using the Paper Posies kit that they sent me.
It has fun paper by October afternoon that I used as well as this little tag that was attached to a mini chipboard ticket album, so I decided to alter it too.
Okay, I digress, back to my project. It is soooo easy and yet adds a fun little element to the room. I cut patterned paper to fit inside the frame and attached it with Tombow's Mono Adhesive Power Bond. Then I used the same adhesive to attach these fun letters that were in my Paper Posies kit.
Perfect word for a bathroom don't ya think? Ü I could have left it just like that, but it needed just a little bit more.
I printed the verse out on cardstock and attached it to the chipboard tag with the Power Bond adhesive and then stamped a flower from Darcie's set and grunged the edges a bit, added some vintage rayon ribbon and there you have it. Here is a tip for cutting smooth rounded edges: It is hard to cut rounded edges to look nice. Just cut and adhere to chipboard and then sand the edges with an emory board. Makes it smooth and look more professional.
Super easy, super fun and super cute. What do you have around the house that you can alter with some pretty papers to pretty up your home?