Saturday, October 6, 2012

Subway Art

I love that PicMonkey exists now that picnik is no longer around.  I recently learned how to make some cute subway art using PicMonkey so I created these to put on the mantel in celebration of a very fun time of year!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Anniversay Mantel

I have been have fun changing the mantel with the seasons and September marks 9 years of marriage for Jeff and I so this month the mantel was dedicated to us <3 br="br">

Monday, July 2, 2012

Patrotic Mantel

Inspired by Pinterest, a great way to celebrate our nation and to keep the house looking festive all summer long.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Summer Yarn Wreath

Just finished this beauty last weekend, hoping to get some momentum going with my crafting.

Foam wreath form
yarn (the cheapest stuff you can find in a color you like)
hot glue/gun
pre-cut felt letters and owls
2 in Satin Ribbon

Step 1: Wrap foam form until completely covered with yarn - here's where you can bring in color or leave it white.  Consider your door color, if its dark like mine you may want to go with a light color if it is white or light gray you may want to do something a little darker.

Step 2: You make the felt flowers of your choice, I used rolled, folded "s", and the spaghetti looking type.  It's easier find detailed instructions either on pinterest or the web to make them. 

Step 3: Adhere flowers in any fashion that looks nice to you - there is no set pattern.

Step 4: Cut out felt triangles and adhere precut letters  (welcome, your last name, or hello would make great phrases for the front door)

Step 5: Hot glue the pennants to rick rak or some other ribbon and the to the wreath.  Add the owls as a finishing touch

Step 6: Hang with a 2 in satin ribbon.

Viola!  Another great pinterest inspired craft :-)

Toothfairy pillows

Felt squares
Finished Pillow

I finished up 6 of these cuties just in time for the kiddos to eat all their Easter candy and not worry about their teeth falling out.  After I made my first one I got a great suggestion to add a ribbon handle so it could be hung on a bed post or door knob which I did do.  (Thank you Jessica).  I wish I would have taken pictures of all six before I gave them away but I missed the boat on that.  On a happy note this is like the 4th Pinterest inspired thing I have done so I am working my way to finishing those 1073 pins! 

Up next a summer yarn wreath ;-)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Amour Banner

Happy Love Day!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Remember Way back When...

I first started this post in 2011...well I finally finished my paper topiary as part of a clean up and clean out of my scraproom - those photos to come soon after I get rid of my last little pile of stuff!

Fortune Frame

What do you do with all those fortunes from your take out Chinese? Glitter and glue them to an inexpensive picture frame of course! Add a couple felt flowers and you have your favorite fortunes preserved.

Frame (Michael's)
Handmade felt flowers
Fortunes (various Chinese restaurants)
Glimmer Mist
Modge Podge (to glue and seal)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Creative in the Kitchen

We have been trying one new recipe every week or so. This week was meatball tortilla soup from the Oct 2011 issue of Cooking Light, you can find the recipe here. A nice smoky heat and very yummy!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

I came home on my birthday to a shiny new Cricut Expression 2! It has a bit of a learning curve to use since everything is digital instead of using the keypads like the old models, but so far so good. It has some great features that let you cut much thicker materials. I can't wait to put this to the test!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

What I want 4.0

Continuing our annual tradition, we all got together to make our "goal" boards. This year my board certainly had goals on it but is more of just a reminder of the important things in life and all about LOVE.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pinterest Anyone?

I just added a new button to follow me on Pinterest and am testing a Pin It button here to see about making it easy to pin any images I post.

Pin It

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Chirp Chirp!

I got a new Cricut Expression 2 for Christmas/Birthday and it arrived today! Look out paper stash! Just in time for making my 2012 goal board.