Archive | April, 2011

DIY Spring Sign

28 Apr

Can I tell y’all I’m really excited about how this came out.  I wasn’t really sure where I was going with this when I started.  I just began making rosettes, knowing I wanted to make the letters S-P-R-I-N-G out of them.  Once I was done, I thought they may look nice on a piece of scrap paper.  Then, trying to figure out how I would place them on the wall, I thought I should glue the paper to a piece of cardboard.  But then, thinking how the cardboard would look on the wall, I decided to piece it together as if it was a piece of wood.  Glued everything together and that is how I got this sign.

Let me show you first how I did the letters.  I traced and cut out the letters from an empty cereal box.

Then, I covered the letters with the same color tissue paper as the rosettes I planned to use.

Then I glued on my rosettes I made using this tutorial here. Once my letters where done I glued them to some scrap paper.  I had to use two sheets.  I thought that the seam and repeat of the pattern would drive me crazy but it really doesn’t.  I just flipped the second sheet the other direction.  I really like how it looks pieced together.

I measured and cut up my box.
Hot glued it all together.
Glued my the sign on to the box.  I used hot glue and white school glue of the edges.
Then I chose a corresponding color to this paper, measured, cut and glued it to the edge pieces.
For the hanger I used a little trick I learned from my SIL Teresa with Get Nestled In.  When you don’t have any picture or plate hangers lying around use a paper clip!
Now, I quickly hung it up and snapped a few shots.
 This is how the sides look.


This is my New SPRING sign at home above my faux mantel.







I am SO HAPPY with how it came out.  I mean, you can’t beat FREE!!  An empty box, some scrap paper I already had, a paper clip, some rosettes made from left over tissue paper and a few glue sticks and VIOLA a new Spring Sign!  I LOVE IT!  Alie said “Oh ee-ssoe pretty, Momma.”   What you do you think??
I am linking up to these awesome parties!

{M} Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou ~ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff ~Keeping It Simple ~ Between Naps On The Porch ~ Mad In Crafts ~ Finding Fabulous ~ Sew Can Do ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T}The Lettered Cottage  Bella Before and After ~ The Pumpkin Patch ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ All Thingz Related ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe Ladybug Blessings ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons  {W} Creations By Kara ~ Someday Crafts ~My Backyard Eden ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Fireflies and Jellybeans ~Sew Much Ado ~Seven Thirty Three  ~ Elements Interiors ~ Lil’ Luna ~ Fabric Bows and More ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage ~Paisley Passions ~ Somewhat Simple ~It’s Fun To Craft  ~What Allie’s Making Now ~ Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom ~ Saved By Love Creations ~ Brandy’s Crafts {F} Finding Fabulous ~ Fun To Craft ~Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~A Few Of My Favorite Things ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home   ~Punpkin Seed Productions  ~My Romantic Home ~ Just A GirlTruly Lovely with the Laney Sisters ~ A Little Knick Knack ~ Naturally Me Creations ~ Lovely Crafty Home ~ Bubbly Nature Creations ~ Inspiring Creations ~ Whipperberry504 Main ~ 30 Days {S} Be Different…Act Normal ~I Am Only 1 Woman ~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride ~ Wildflowers & Whimsy ~ A Little Lovely ~ To Sew With Love ~ Saturday Mornings {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things

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Wordless Wednesday – Easter Edition

27 Apr

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Cute Animal Art

26 Apr

This right here ladies is my FIRST spray painting project!!

It was FUN!!  I’ve spray painted a TON more stuff, I just haven’t posted it all yet! 

For this one I used this frame I scored at Goodwill, some pink scrap paper and this pack of chipboard animals from BigLots.



 This project is SUPER SIMPLE and Alie loves her new piece of art for her room.  I spray painted the frame Ballet Pink.  Hot glued the animals on to the scrap paper.  But it in the frame and….VIOLA!!

It’s super cute isn’t it?? 


Thanks for stopping by!


I am linking up to these awesome parties!

{M} Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou ~ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff ~Keeping It Simple ~ Between Naps On The Porch ~ Mad In Crafts ~ Finding Fabulous ~ Sew Can Do ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T}The Lettered Cottage  Bella Before and After ~ The Pumpkin Patch ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ All Thingz Related ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe Ladybug Blessings ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons  {W} Creations By Kara ~ Someday Crafts ~My Backyard Eden ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Fireflies and Jellybeans ~Sew Much Ado ~Seven Thirty Three  ~ Elements Interiors ~ Lil’ Luna ~ Fabric Bows and More ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage ~Paisley Passions ~ Somewhat Simple ~It’s Fun To Craft  ~What Allie’s Making Now ~ Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom ~ Saved By Love Creations ~ Brandy’s Crafts {F} Finding Fabulous ~ Fun To Craft ~Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~A Few Of My Favorite Things ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home   ~Punpkin Seed Productions  ~My Romantic Home ~ Just A GirlTruly Lovely with the Laney Sisters ~ A Little Knick Knack ~ Naturally Me Creations ~ Lovely Crafty Home ~ Bubbly Nature Creations ~ Inspiring Creations ~ Whipperberry ~ 504 Main30 Days {S} Be Different…Act Normal ~I Am Only 1 Woman ~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride ~ Wildflowers & Whimsy ~ A Little Lovely ~ To Sew With Love ~ Saturday Mornings {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things

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Happy Anniversary To My Hubby

26 Apr
8 years ago on this day I married the most amazing, loving, caring, generous, passionate, understanding, and giving man, I have ever known. He is a PHENOMENAL cook, he can nail things in the wall, fix things that are broken, cleans the litter box, brings in the laundry I forgot about, leaves me sweet notes in the morning. He is a GREAT kisser. He is the BEST father. He even lets me hold the remote from time to time.

David, you are my soul mate. We told each other that just weeks after we met. We thought we were crazy, remember. We were crazy for each other. I love you more everyday. You are the most amazing, husband, love, friend, and father.  You are MORE than all my dreams come true! I love you, David. Happy Anniversary baby!

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Paper Rosette Tutorial

25 Apr
I have gotten a ton of wonderful complements and inquires on my paper rosettes.  I thought I would post the link here for you ladies on how to make these lil cuties! Enjoy! 

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I am linking up to these awesome parties!

{M}Decorchick!   Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou ~ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff ~Keeping It Simple ~ Between Naps On The Porch ~ Mad In Crafts ~ Finding Fabulous ~ Sew Can Do ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T}The Lettered Cottage  Bella Before and After ~ The Pumpkin Patch ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ All Thingz Related ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe Ladybug Blessings ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons  {W} Creations By Kara ~ Someday Crafts ~My Backyard Eden ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Fireflies and Jellybeans ~Sew Much Ado ~Seven Thirty Three  ~ Elements Interiors ~ Lil’ Luna ~ Fabric Bows and More ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage ~Paisley Passions ~ Somewhat Simple ~It’s Fun To Craft  ~What Allie’s Making Now ~ Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom ~ Saved By Love Creations ~ Brandy’s Crafts {F} Finding Fabulous ~ Fun To Craft ~Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~A Few Of My Favorite Things ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home   ~Punpkin Seed Productions  ~My Romantic Home ~ Just A GirlTruly Lovely with the Laney Sisters ~ A Little Knick Knack ~ Naturally Me Creations ~ Lovely Crafty Home ~ Bubbly Nature Creations ~ Inspiring Creations ~ Whipperberry504 Main ~ 30 Days {S} Be Different…Act Normal ~I Am Only 1 Woman ~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride ~ Wildflowers & Whimsy ~ A Little Lovely ~ To Sew With Love ~ Saturday Mornings {Sn} I Heart Naptime~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things

Happy Easter

24 Apr
Have a blessed Easter!

Art by Susan Jenkins

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Rosette Spring Wreath

20 Apr

First, let me mention to all you Mommies out there, ya know how we always end up with that pile of old baby clothes that has stains on it and you feel bad donating them because of it.  WELL……you can cut them up and create sweet sentimental pieces of art for your house.  Case in point, my NEW Spring Wreath.  See all those pretty little rosettes.  They are each made from pieces of Alie’s old clothes. 

Click here for my fabric rosette tutorial!!  You can kinda tell it’s all cotton play clothes.  Aren’t those the clothes that usually get stained so bad, there isn’t much hope for them….until now. 


Now, have you seen the ADORABLE Spring Wreath from Myra with The Casabella Project?  I LOVE it.  Now, I didn’t have a wooden sign to recreate it, so I used some cut up a cereal box, some scrapbook paper and made one.  I used letter stickers for S-P-R-I-N-G. 

I cut out that cute little bird from scrapbook paper too. 

I really love that little yellow circle heart I made.  It is yellow construction paper and the heart is a rub on transfer.  BUT I just didn’t like how it looked on the sign.  SO…I made this circle heart from scrapbook paper and different rub on transfer.
Much better right? 

Even after adding all the rosettes, it seemed like something was missing. 

My Sisters-In-Law, Teresa with Get Nestled In and Emily with DecorChick! gave me a few inspirational ideas.  I came up with this. 

I wrapped it in white tulle.  What do you think?  I really like it but it still needs something!  Funny story about the tulle.  After I had done this and went to grab my phone to take a pic and send to Teresa and Emily to see what they thought, I actually had a text from Teresa that said “maybe wrap it in tulle?”  HA!! How’s that for “Great Minds Think Alike?”  My hubby suggested that I trace the spring letters to bring them out a little.  They are kinda washed away, aren’t they?

 I traced the letters with a turquoise marker and even added a little magenta and green coloring to the letters themselves.  Better huh?  Sometimes them hubby’s know what they’re talking about….sometimes! 
 OK, so it’s done.  I think?  Does it need anything else?  What do you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by!
p.s. I had to add that while I was constructing my spring sign I was browsing around Kelly’s blog Running With Glitter and I saw her cute header that said ” I ❤ Spring” and I actually changed my plans and made my sign say ” I ❤ Spring” as well. Thanks for the inspiration, Kelly!!

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I am linking up to these awesome parties!

{M} Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou ~ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff ~Keeping It Simple ~ Between Naps On The Porch ~ Mad In Crafts ~ Finding Fabulous ~ Sew Can Do ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T}The Lettered Cottage  Bella Before and After ~ The Pumpkin Patch ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ All Thingz Related ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe Ladybug Blessings ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons  {W} Creations By Kara ~ Someday Crafts ~My Backyard Eden ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Fireflies and Jellybeans ~Sew Much Ado ~Seven Thirty Three  ~ Elements Interiors ~ Lil’ Luna ~ Fabric Bows and More ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage ~Paisley Passions ~ Somewhat Simple ~It’s Fun To Craft  ~What Allie’s Making Now ~ Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom ~ Saved By Love Creations ~ Brandy’s Crafts {F} Finding Fabulous ~ Fun To Craft ~Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~A Few Of My Favorite Things ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home   ~Punpkin Seed Productions  ~My Romantic Home ~ Just A GirlTruly Lovely with the Laney Sisters ~ A Little Knick Knack ~ Naturally Me Creations ~ Lovely Crafty Home ~ Bubbly Nature Creations ~ Inspiring Creations ~ Whipperberry 504 Main ~ 30 Days {S} Be Different…Act Normal ~I Am Only 1 Woman ~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride ~ Wildflowers & Whimsy ~ A Little Lovely ~ To Sew With Love ~ Saturday Mornings {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things