Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Before and After

Well, my living room project is done! And I couldn't be more happy! Last Friday I picked out some pretty textured 'wood rose' wallpaper and started hanging it right away, and finished the room on Sunday. All by myself I hung this paper. Sounds bold, but I have never put wallpaper up alone!! So here is a picture of the before in case you missed it:
Terrible I know! :) And here is the after:
And a couple more angles:

The picture with the fan in the window looks odd, but this window looks into our breezeway which was once a porch. Someone just left the window intact when they enclosed the porch. And the fan is used to blow heat into the house from our wood burner out there. Works like a charm!
Here is one more up close pic of the texture on this paper. It really covers up the 5 layers of uneven paper underneath! So all I need now is some new furniture!!! Keep dreaming Pam!! lol

Thanks for stopping in to have a look, and a Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Best Day

Hello, and Happy Friday! Today's card was inspired by one I saw on Thursday's blog hop over on the Unity blog. I love how the sentiment in black is the main focal point, with a little bit of color with the MME papers. I used a sentiment from the Unity kit SO this is LOVE. I am joining in with the Friends with Flair day on the Unity blog.
My internet hasn't been working too well this week, but I think I have all the bugs worked out of it! I actually did some sewing yesterday!! I have one more curtain to make for the kitchen, and our house will have all new ones! Am off to check out some wallpaper today to finish our living room makeover. Wish me luck! :)
Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Just Punch It!

Hello! My new challenge blog is up and running with it's first challenge! Go check it out! Just Punch It Challenge Blog Here is what I created for the first challenge! I kept the punch art simple on this, to get everyone to see how easy it is!! Thanks for having a look!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

For Baby

Hello! I have a baby card to share with you today! I combined two challenges on this card. The first one is for The Alley Way Stamps BE Inspired challenge for this photo:

I took the cute polka dots from this and found some colorful papers from Glitz  Designs. The bunny and sentiment is from the Spring has Sprung set from The Alley Way Stamps. I put a piece of vellum over the sentiment to soften it a bit. My layout came from the Seems a Little Sketchy challenge for this sketch:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Turkey Time!

Hello! It's almost that time to carve those yummy turkeys! :) I know I can't wait! It's also a time to celebrate everything your thankful for. I am thankful for many things, my life, family, home, great bloggy friends, my jeep, job, and am thankful that you stopped by my little blog! OK, on to business, we have a new challenge starting today at The Stamping Boutique! Our theme this time, you guessed it, Thanksgiving!! I have water colored with Distress inks this Stamping Boutique image called AJ the Pilgrim. All the papers are from Stampin Up, and the sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co. I hope you will join us for this thankful challenge!
We are also having a party on our blog The Stamping Boutique Challenge tomorrow night at 8 p.m est where we will have games, challenges, and prizes!! We are setting up a chat page so you can comment throughout the party! I have a sketch challenge there, along with the other DT girls' challenges! Please stop in for a bit, or the whole 2 hours!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Big News!

Hi all! I have some news to share! I have decided to open my own challenge blog! I contemplated for months on what type of challenge blog to go with, and with much deliberation with myself(lol) I decided to go with a Punch Art challenge! I love paper punch art, and really am just an amateur myself, but there are many awesome crafters out there who make the most adorable punch art! I am sharing a few projects today showing some of my past punch art.

Here is a video that I did a couple years ago making punch art pumpkins.

If you would like to venture into the world of punch art, please visit my new blog, Just Punch It Challenge. I have the first challenge going live on Monday, November 18th!! Please tell your friends too!! I'll see you there, and thank you for stopping by!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Harvest Blessing

Hello, and Happy Friday!! I have a tag to share today using the Ittity Bitty stamp set called So Blessed from Unity! I am sending this over to the Unity blog today for their Friends With Flair day! I used the cute house stamp as my backdrop for my punch art corn and pumpkin. It made a cute harvest scene! And speaking of punch art, I am opening up a new challenge blog called Just Punch It! It is for all paper punch art crafters!! Please go check it out!! :) Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fabulous Friend

Hello, and a happy day to you! I finally got a little crafting time in this morning before work! I used some new an older Stampin Up stamps to make this. The little girl I colored with my Pro Markers, which blended quite well on this cardstock I got at a local store, which sells paper by the pound. Quite pleased! The circle die cuts are from Spellbinders, and the sentiment has it's own Framelit die by Sizzix. The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye. I would like to send this over to The Crafter's Cafe, where the challenge is Friends. Thank you so much for having a look!

Sunday, November 3, 2013


Hello! Today I am sharing a card I made for the Seems a Little Sketchy challenge. They are celebrating their 50th round of sketch challenges! And am happy to play along! Here is the sketch, it is the very first one they used to get it all started!
For my card I used my new Stampin Up Christmas papers again! I love how they work for a Fall themed card! The stamps I used are from Unity Stamp Company. All other supplies are from Stampin Up except the trim. Thank you for having a look today!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Cute Scarecrow

It's time for another challenge at The Stamping Boutique!! This time we would like to see Fall Colors-Brown, Red, Yellow, Gold, Orange. You may use any or all colors! For my card I have used The Stamping Boutique's image called Scarecrow. He is watercolored, and trimmed out and put on a black card base. I embossed a piece of brown and hand cut a tree and branch shape. The sentiment is from a camping stamp set, but I don't know the maker.
I do hope you'll join us for this challenge! Please visit the link above for all the info!! Thank you for stopping by, and have a good day!