Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Today is Joy's birthday, and in honor of her birthday, Our Craft Lounge is releasing a brand new exclusive set for E.P. called "Hangin Loose with Kona"! Kona is this fun little TURTLE DUDE that comes with cool sentiments like DUDE, RIDE THE WAVE and COWABUNGA!
I pulled out my pink sand (stolen from a beach in Bermuda...don't tell!) and glued sand underneath his little turtle feet. To make things extra sandy, I took zip dry glue and coated the corners of the card, and ran it through the sand also, so it looks like the card has been hanging out at the beach with KONA! I also used some swirly Making Memories chipboard, colored it green, and then used Appletini Green Glitter from OCL.
Hope you have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, sweet Joyful one! L.
Monday, May 25, 2009
I ended up giving this plaque to Gina, since her dog Kira so graciously helped me by posing for my project! Happy Monday, all!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
This cool shabby cabinet was a $5.00 steal of a deal that my Mom found at a garage sale. It got prettied up with all of my red aprons, and a red memo board, also from a garage sale that I paid $1.00 for.
When I use the TV, I re-hang the memo board directly below it on 2 nails. My brilliant sister Gina had the idea of putting the TV in the middle shelf to free up counter space and hide it. She suggested curtains on the 3rd shelf. SOMEDAY! For now, the memo board will hold up just fine.
Here's Isabella, staking out her new shabby red painted stool & table. This used to be hunter green. My Mom sewed covers for the cushions out of some vintage yellow fabric (the curtains are from the same fabric). THANKS MOM!
This cute plate holder was an expensive kitchen-warming gift from Mom. FIFTY CENTS! She finds the best deals. She also discovered that you can lean things up against the top of my door and window trims, on the ledge.
Thanks everyone, for being patient with me during my kitchen remodel adventure!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I thought I'd pop on and do a quick post this morning with a shabby butterfly card I made at the cabin a few weekends ago. I bought a new K & Co shabby paper pack at Michael's and the chipboard butterfly accents that matched it. I wanted to try to use some of the cool junk jewelry that I found at an estate sale.
I don't know if you can see it well or not, but I had some little round blingy spacers from a broken necklace, so I ruffled some velvet ribbon and slipped the spacer into the middle of the ribbon for a fun, blingy bow. I also added rhinestones to the butterfly to match my spacer. The cool framed accent behind the butterfly is stamped on a piece of patterned paper with green Tim Holtz ink. The frame stamp is from a Tim Holtz collage set.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I always get home and start looking through my photos and see all this stuff I didn't see the first time around. I want to go back again tomorrow for the last day of the sale and buy EVERYTHING! I did get my table, fed my button habit, and we came back home & my expert decorator Mom has been helping me pull my kitchen together today! There was something for just about everyone, and let me tell you, the Haupt ladies are CREATIVELY BRILLIANT at putting things together!!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I also snapped some pics this weekend at the cabin from Mother's day; I thought I'd show you the goodies I was able to score for my Mom in my 4 day mad dash for gifts!
I made a stop at a fun store in St Paul called "Gypsy Moon" and scored this cool vintage Mother's Day cardboard wall hanging. Loved the basket of pink roses! I also scored 2 cool iron towel hangers with birds on them. Vintage inspired hand towels from Martha Stewart @ Macy's.
THANK GOD for Amazon.com & free 2-day shipping. They saved my butt. My Mom loves Country Living Magazine and cooking...both books were cheap (18.95 ea) and have fun recipes and craft ideas! FARM CHICKS ROCK!
These Cath Kidston notes & envelopes were a last minute impulse buy at Amazon and turned out to be the cutest ever! $10.95 for 24 note cards and envies! Wouldn't they be cute with Pink Persimmon Scottie Dog images attached to the front? (I'm ordering another box for myself if this no-stamping thing continues!)
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I thought I'd sit down and play with the Crafty Secrets "Domestic Goddess" Creative scraps because they seem to fit my current mood PERFECTLY! "Dull women have immaculate houses"! Okay, NOT REALLY, but it's my motto this week because of the disaster zone! I thought I'd give you more peeks of the kitchen taking shape. The beadboard is finally UP (*$&#*@$$@!!) and painting is close to finished!
All except for this green little table and stools which will get a leg makeover with the leftover red paint! OH OH OH! And I GOT THE MOM'S DAY GIFTS DONE & WRAPPED! Progress, people, PROGRESS!