Saturday, December 20, 2014

Home Decor favorites

I've been asked to pick a favorite home decor project.
This is very hard for me to do as I love them all, but I managed to narrow down the group to this and I collaged the pictures together so it's not too overwhelming for you to look at. ( hopefully )

The Balcony
1. Since I love writing quotes, this one is my top favorite. Maybe because it's on my back porch and that is my favorite place too. I repainted the set ( 2 chairs and the table ) I love to prop my feet up and do some sketching in my art journal.

2. Also on my balcony is an old watering can that I repainted so that it would match my pastel but vibrant color scheme. I absolutely love this humorous sentiment, it just makes me smile while I am out tending my shade loving plants.

3. And who can resist a fairy garden? I took some damaged ceramic mushroom flower stakes and an odd clay saucer and made it into this display. Perfect for my moss garden and any visiting fairies who might want to sit a spell.
4, My neighbor was downsizing and gave me an old garage style step stool. I loved upcycling it into a great side table to hold my sweet tea and plenty of space underneath for seed packets and the occasional garden tool.
5. And lastly, little touches like giving an old clay pot and uplifting re-do adds a little charm to the balcony with some whimsical butterflies for a shabby chic look. My hens and chicks look very posh now!

Indoors
1. Nothing can brighten up the bathroom space faster than a stylish makeover for your old cabinet. A little paper and paint does speak volumes.

2. I gave my switch plate covers a little mixed media decoration to complete my country charm theme!

I have so many more projects to work on, how about you?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thank you card

This winter I won't mind staying indoors because I will have my Arnold Grummer's Paper Making Kit to play with. You may think it sounds a bit crazy, but trust me on this one....recycling paper is addicting! On this card I used some scraps of metallic wrapping paper, and all I can so is.....oooooooh...aaaaaaaahhhhh....lol
seriously
All my paper ( except for the base card stock ) was hand made and oh does it sparkle! I just love the teeny tiny gold flecks and the feel of the paper.

house stamp - Susan K. Weckesser Tumbleweed Houses
( all other stamps are old and discontinued )


entering my Thank you card in
Simon Wednesday challenge - Winter Inspiration

Santa altered paint brush

This Santa is feeling kinda sassy, hop on over to the Helmar blog to see if I have been naughty or nice!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Congratulations card

I've been working on Wedding cards, needed 5 to get my inventory back up to normal. Usually I don't really like making them, but I had a lot of fun with this group. The first one I am entering in Simon Says - Transportation Challenge
It's hand drawn and water colored in, using a large ( and old ) Fiskars stamp for the word "Congratulations".

I gave the license plate some dimension using my Helmar's Liquid Scrap Dots.

As always, enjoying the challenges :)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

I am inspired!

and I was inspired by the color challenge and also the sparkles on the tree!

I used my Unity Stamp by Susan K. Weckesser - One of a kind Winter

The blingy tree also worked well with the Simon Says Challenge - Bling it On
I used my Ranger's Distress Glitter over top of the Molding Paste for the snow and a My Mind's Eye pink rhinestone for the center of the snowflake. I love me some bling! lol

ALSO, I am inspired annually with Susan K. Weckesser's 
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So I make cards each year for my neighbor ladies, at 56 I am the youngest in the group and we are all single so we try and look out for each other!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hipster Holiday

Simon Says - Holiday Cards


I made this card using the "Garden Whatnot Collection" stamp set from Susan K. Weckesser by stamping out the images and then cutting them out. I love how it turned out. A very whimsical hip card!
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sending love


Sending this card to a friend who has some unexpected bad news recently. A gift of love is the best thing I could think to send to her.

I used some of her newly designed "The Garden Whatnot" tag stamps to create a Christmas tree card for her. I think she will appreciate my little twist on using the tags like this, at least I hope so.
SB-1170A-THE-GARDEN-WHATNOT-COLLECTION

I used a little bit of my Helmar Liquid Scrapdots to raise up the banner over the tree.