Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Getting ready for seasonal Shoppers

I finished up a few
more projects for
my space at
Marketplace 3301.
It feels like I was pretty
busy today but
when I only count
3 completed signs,
I kind of wonder how
I'd feel if I were
truly busy, lol.
Let's start off with
The turkey is made with wood blocks, tongue
depressor's, scrapbook paper, craft paint and satin ribbon.
The lettering is beige vinyl.
And the background board is a
re-purposed bamboo cutting board.
It's hunting season also so here's one
for the man in your life who hunts.
I saw a sign similar to this on Pinterest.
But, I added mounted deer to mine.
The background is painted green with a
crackle finish and tan on top.
Brown vinyl lettering and copper deer.
We had a heck of a snow storm here a
few days ago so this sign seems fitting.
dashing THROUGH THE Snow:
Painted MDF board with crackle finish and dry
brushed with dark taupe. Vinyl lettering in tan.
And further embellished with glittery foam
Whew! I took all
the projects from the last few days
done to my space at Marketplace 3301.
Now wish me luck that it
sells and I won't have to
pack it home and store
it until this time next year!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Few More Projects completed...

Here are a few more
Pinterest Inspired
projects I have completed.
sign with scrapbook paper/wood block turkey:
let it snow with metal snow flakes 
dear God

canvas sign:
If you have questions or would like links to specific
projects please let me know!
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pinterest Inspired Projects

I don't know about anyone else but when I get on
I am pretty much there ALL day!
I pin and like and search and follow
and comment.
AND quite honestly...
I {love} it.
While there are one million
other things I could be doing,
I somehow don't feel guilty
for trolling Pinterest hours on end
for a little "creative" block
This post won't be a tutorial
but should you have questions as to
how I created something via
my Pinterest inspiration or
wanting the links to the projects,
PLEASE feel free to leave a comment
and I will do my best to answer your
So, via Pinterest inspiration here are a few
little morsels of goodness I created this
past week:
live laugh love
Repurposed Cabinet door turned
wall coat rack:

I gave new life to a cabinet door by sanding, painting, distressing, adding
spray painted knobs and spray painted chipboard lettering.
I've made a few of these before but not using chalk paint.
I made my own chalk paint using the recipe from the SNAP blog
for the door with flat white paint.
Live and love are Rustoleum's Dark Walnut.
Laugh and knobs are Krylon's Fern.
I distressed with fine sandpaper.
Wood Block Turkey's
Round and Square:

I bought the wood block pieces at Hobby Lobby.
They aren't too expensive. Look for sales and use your
coupons. They also have an app so put 'em on your
phone if you haven't yet! ;)
I painted them Bittersweet.
The feathers are made from tongue
depressors covered in scrapbook paper
using modpodge.
I hot glue them together and they stayed
put! Yay!
I hand painted the face on a paint stir stick
and tied a satin bow around the neck.
NOEL Stocking Hanger:
Another repurposed cabinet door this time
turned NOEL stocking hanger.
I saw a NOEL sign on Pinterest
and immediately fell in love.
I tweaked my a little though.
That way it's a little more original
and such a copy cat.
I painted it in an off-white chalk paint that
I made. I distressed with fine sandpaper for a
vintage look.
Drilled holes for knobs to hang stockings from.
And added chipboard NOEL letters spray
painted in Krylon's Burgundy.
It is pre-drilled for 6 stockings.
Only 2 knobs are shown.
So...whattya think?
Have you found some PINspiration
in your travels?
Have a great day!
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Friday, October 26, 2012

Marshmallow/Pretzel Skeleton's

It FEELS like it
has been forever.
How are you all??
I just wanted to share a couple
quick pictures with you
of Halloween snacks
that I will be taking
to my son's schools'
Pumpkin Patch party.
The idea comes from none other than...
If you'd like to see the original,
you can find me on Pinterest and
click my Halloween board.
Hey~I did say I was going to be quick.
Here is my take on such a fun idea:
Marshmallow/Vanilla coated Pretzel
And because I couldn't resist, I made these 4
for my son's and their cousins:
Aren't they cute? These one's have
mini brownies (brownie bites)
in the bottom.
Love them!!
Sorry the pictures are bad. I took
them with my iPhone because
I'm lazy like that.
What I used:
Large Marshmallows
Small pretzels
Almond Bark Vanilla coating
Wilton FoodWriter edible color markers
Small plastic bags
Seasonal Ribbon
and (shhh....)
a box brownie mix
What I did:
Melted vanilla coating in a glass bowl in the microwave
per package instructions.
Placed pretzels in a bowl and coated them using a fork to
dig them out.
Placed the coated pretzels on tin foil to dry.
Colored on large marshmallow's with edible marker.
Placed marshmallow upside down, stacked pretzels on top,
place plastic bag over the stack, turned right side up, twisted top
and tied with a ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Monday, August 27, 2012


I have been wanting to do this project for
quite some time and have finally
done it!
I have seen this same idea
around blogland
and Pinterest but mostly
using canvas.
It was VERY easy so I will
keep this post short and sweet.
I had an un-painted cabinet door
that I purchased at our local
I purchased the lettering from
Hobby Lobby.
I lined up the lettering how
I wanted it to look.
I hot glued to lettering in place.
Making sure to use enough
without it expanding
out the edges.
I then spray painted it using
Rustoleum's Heirloom White.
I could have primed it first but couldn't find
my primer so I just went for it with
the paint.
I haven't decided if it needs another coat
or not. Maybe tomorrow if it cools
off I can get another coat of paint on it
if necessary.

I think it turned out pretty cool!
Hope you are safe, where ever you are.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

3 picture frames & 3 Starbuck's bottles

Had a little time to
get some new items
finished for my space at
Marketplace 3301.

Do you have a JoAnn fabric in your area?
Well...we just got a newer, bigger
JoAnn Fabric.
Of course, I couldn't resist.
I went in search of Chevron patterned
fabric in blue tones but came up empty handed.

I found some pretty cool scrapbook paper
and card stock instead.

My neighbor gave me 4 unfinished
wooden frames.

I spray painted 3 of them.
White, Brown, and Black.

Then I layered the decorative
scrapbook paper over colorful
card stock for the frame background.

I added vinyl to each one making them all different.

Here is how they turned out:

because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing
How true is that?

If only Escape was this easy.

This frame has a clothes pin so you can pin a picture
and change it out!
All kinds of love goin' on.

Yes, that is a pic from my wedding day!

I also painted 3 Starbucks bottles and added vinyl to them.
No real tutorial on how to do this. Just put paint on the inside, roll it
around until it is covered and try to get out the excess. Let dry.

Here they are:

I made a set of these before but, I think I like
this set better.
hee hee
You can see my other set here:

Thanks for stopping by!
Please feel free to share with your
friends! And definitely pin it!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Cork Board Ceramic Tile

I was digging around in my
office/craft room the other day
and stumbled upon an idea.
Now, I don't know if this has
been done before.
(somewhere, I'm sure)
But, if you have seen it or
have done it...let me know.
I haven't seen this version of a
cork board anywhere as of yet.
Still...that's not to say one
doesn't exist.
Here's what you'll need
to create your own
cork board tile:

12"x12" tile of your choice
12"x12" Cork Square
Fabric of our choice
-enough to cover the front of the tile with cork board on it
Hot glue gun & glue sticks
Mod Podge
Complimenting Ribbon

At first I thought about covering the front of the tile.
But then decided to cover the back side
so that the front side would become the back
giving the cork board a nice finished back.

I poured modpodge on the tile
and smoothed/evened it out
with a foam brush.

Then I placed a the cork square on it.
There was a little over hang so I just
lined it up on two of the four sides.
I stacked my large rolls of vinyl on
it to add pressure while drying.

But, you can use whatever is heavy!
Once dry, I added hot glue to the corners
and down the edges for added measure.
I also used an exacto knife to score off the
little overhang of cork on two sides.
I then used my hot glue gun and covered the
cork board with fabric I got from
Hobby Lobby.

I tried to tuck the corners in the same.
Pulling it tightly and adding
hot glue along the way.
There really isn't a rhyme or reason
to how I did it. I just did what worked for me.

Once finished with the covering, I added
matching ribbon to make the back look nice and clean.
I just lined the ribbon up along the edge and
glued it down. I cut 4 strips, one for each side.

See how the front of the tile has become the back?
Nice clean look in case you want to
display it on a plate stand.

And here it is:

It turned out pretty darn good, I think!
What a fun way to display
jewelry, messages, notes, lists, pictures, recipes
and so much more!!

It is possible to hang tile on the
wall as well. But because
of it's heavy duty
build, I placed it on a plate stand.

I'd love to hear what you think!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

What I've Been Up To

The summer is flying by
and it feels like there
just aren't enough hours
in the day.
I have managed to get a few things
crafted, created and finished.
Sadly, I don't have a lot of
pictures because I misplaced
the cord to my Rebel.
Which means, my pics are via my
iPhone. And while the iPhone
does a fairly good job...
it certainly isn't my Rebel.
All that aside, I need to learn how to
take photos properly anyway.

Here is what I have been up to:

Painted Jars
& Jute
(Up Words & On Words vinyl in background)

Scrapbook paper backed chalkboard
picture frame with Up Words & On Words
vinyl lettering and ribbon.

Shabby Chic thrift store mirror re-do
with chicken wire and burlap flowers.

Close up of details on mirror.

She believed she could so she did.
Wooden plaque with matching tile
coaster set.

Sponge balls for the boys and
neighborhood kids to play with during
our blocks "water fest" event put on by
a neighbor boy.

Vintage inspired door handles (?) with glass
 attached to painted/aged cabinet drawer fronts.

Sign re-purpose.
Farmers MARKET
with crackle paint technique
and vinyl lettering.


There ya have it!
I am more than willing to post
mostly picture-less tutorials on
any of the projects should
there be interest!

Thanks for stopping by!
Make today your best day ever.


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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Updated Twin Octagon Tables

As some of you may know...
our house is on the market.
So, at the spur of the moment when
a realtor called to see if he
could show our house in
10-15 minutes~
my boys and I headed to
our local thrift store.

And we found a steal of a deal!
Not 1 but 2 of these tables.
$2.00 a piece!

They were in amazing shape. I'm not
sure exactly how old they are or
if they were custom made but taking
them apart was a breeze!

See the little knobbies on the top?
They unscrewed via large
threaded (is that a word) dowels.
What the hello?
That easy? Yeppers!
And see the ball feet?
Same thing there.
So when it was all said and done they
are completely collapsible.
Oh yeah.

I took them both apart and sanded
like crazy. All four shelves, all eight top
knobbies, all eight ball feet and all eight
(need, need, need, Annie Sloan Chalk paint)


I stained the tables Rustoleum's
Kona. And spray painted the knobbies, feet
and legs Krylon's Dover White.

I distressed the knobbies, feet and legs
using 220 grit sand paper.

I used Minwax Wipe On Poly
to seal the tables.
Wipe On Poly!
You read that right and while it isn't
anything new to most of you...
it was to me!
And {LOVE} has filled my heart!!

Here they are:
 Camera 1

Camera 2

I love them! Mostly because they are
so easy to take apart. I can see myself wanting
to personalize them at some point.
Unfortunately, as I mentioned before, we
have our house on the market and quite
frankly I don't need any more end tables.
I know right?? Who has that problem.
So, they will be priced and taken
to Marketplace 3301.

Not a bad deal though.
Aside from the Wipe On Poly,
I had all the supplies for this
twin table re-do on hand.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 2, 2012

5 hook coat rack with chalkboard vinyl & fabric covered corkboard

I started with this:

And ended up with this:

From cabinet/hutch (?) door
 to 5 hook coat rack
Chalkboard Vinyl cut-outs
Decorative Fabric covered Corkboard center

No bad huh?

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