Thursday, October 31, 2013

So Thankful

Hello there! I don't have a Halloween project to share, but I do have a card! I haven't made one that I was happy with for awhile now. Guess my card making mojo went on vacation! I made this for the weekly sketch at Splitcoast Stampers, and thought I would share it here too. All supplies are from Stampin Up except the woodgrain embossing folder(Darcie) and the fun paper bow die(Mama Elephant). Thanks for stopping by today, I'm off to get ready for work!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I'm published!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can barely stand the excitement of my first card being published!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here is the UK magazine that I am in!!
There is a special section that my fellow DT sister's are in, I believe we start on page 39. A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to Tracey Malnofski for having me on her DT, and also for picking me to be published along with the other talented Gals!! I'm not sure if this issue has made it to the USA yet, but I will definitely be heading to JoAnn's tomorrow!! :) Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in and share in my excitement!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Sew Much Fun!

It has been so so long since I got to play along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenges! Today, I had some free time, and made this card to play along with their Designer Drafts challenge! Here is the sketch:
I used one Paper Smooches stamp set called Needle Little Love. I stamped the hearts in two corners, did some paper piecing on the sewing machine, and masked off the vertical sentiment to make it horizontal. A little washi tape for the machine to 'sit' on, and a die cut polaroid with a little twine bow finishes off this CAS card. I am so happy to get to join in on this weeks challenge! Thank you for your comments!!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Blingy Frog!

Hey there! It's time for a new challenge at The Stamping Boutique!! This time we would like to see Bling! So, create anything you'd like, and just bling it up! I created a Halloween 12x12 page using The Stamping Boutique's image called Autumn Frog. I watercolored it in, then covered the frog, pumpkin, and hat in sparlky glitter for my bling! I also have used some stamping(branch and herringbone border and sentiment), die cut shapes, and a little washi tape. I'll have to get a cute pic of my son this year to put on this!
Here is a close up of my flashy frog! I do hope you'll join us this week for your chance to win free digi's from The Stamping Boutique! Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Halloween Digi Sale at TSB!

Hello all! Just wanted to tell you of the digi stamp sale at The Stamping Boutique!! Lots of cute Halloween images just waiting for you!! Also, there is still a few days to enter our Halloween challenge here!
Haunted Bird House Digital Stamp
This is just one of the images on sale called, Haunted Bird House! Go have yourself a look at the rest!! Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

I need to post how about a little DIY?!

No paper crafting from me lately, I have been missing it. But I embarked on redecorating our living room, and well the rest of the house too!:) I wish I would have remember to take a picture of the ceiling before I took down the drop ceiling. Yes, every room in this house has the oh so horrid 1970's office look drop ceilings. And I couldn't be happier to take them to the curb!!!
Here is one before and after. My excitement about this project is what I used on the ceiling. I'll tell you that in a minute!

And another before/after. Not going to paint the pretty oak door my husband installed last year! It just goes to the basement, but it still looks nice!
OK, last one. Now, doesn't the woodwork look so much better? It really lightens up everything. And I am going tomorrow shopping for wallpaper. I am really not a fan of it, but there is about 4 really stuck on layers of it right now, and I am NOT scraping it off!!! So after I put that up, I will share just one pic of the finished room! OK, now onto the faux ceiling treatment, any guesses? It is tissue gift wrap!! When I told my husband I was putting tissue paper on the ceiling, he said that it would take me forever. He thought I meant toilet tissue!! a big LOL I let out!! Couldn't help myself!:) Anyway, you paint a little section, crinkle up the tissue, spread it out and stick it on the ceiling. There are a few tricks I had to learn along the way, but it all worked out. It gives the look of a swirled/pulled plaster textured ceiling. And it hides a lot of imperfections. Once it is dry, then you paint over top of it all. This room is 15 feet by 14 feet, and took me about six hours. I bet the wallpapering will take that long too! Ugh! Well, thanks for having a look at my DIY project today!!