Friday, June 29, 2012


I cling to courage.
And to be honest,
I only hold loosely to
(don't judge)
I'm tryin'!

So~I created a crafty reminder.

I started with an old picture frame.
I spray painted it Warm Stone.

I used thin wood pieces that I purchased at
Hobby Lobby for the lettering. And
scrapbook paper to cover the frame backing
and the wood pieces.
I painted the edges of the wood pieces before
using mod podge to apply
the paper.

 I used my Silhouette Cameo
to cut out the lettering in
dark brown vinyl.

I attached the wood letter pieces to
the backing with self-stick
velcro circles.

Then I put it all back together.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

DIY Coasters!

I had a headache for most
of the day today.
You know, the good part
of the day where you
NEED to be productive.

I made 4 set of coasters
once my headache finally
went away.
Sadly, it's back.

I used:
ceramic tiles
scrapbook paper
Silhouette Cameo
Mod Podge
Felt and Cork
(self-stick circles)

I created squares and cut them
out of scrapbook paper
using my Silhouette.

I placed Mod Podge on the tile
and smoothed the scrapbook
paper down on the Mod Podge.
 Pressing out all the bubbles.
Eye-balling the positioning.
It's all fun and games until
your eye-ball is
watch carefully

Once dry, I
placed 3 coats of
Mod Podge on each tile.
Letting them dry completely
in between coats.
I added felt and cork
circles to the bottom
 of each tile to help
protect the furniture they
will be placed on.

Here they are:

(these are plain and simple and are
for my Master Bedroom)

2 different green colored tiles with antique
keys cut out of the middle of the scrapbook paper

Green Swirls on co-ordinating green tiles.

Victorian print paper on off-white tiles.

These are so easy to create!
Give it a try!

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Re-painted Welcome Mat

I thought I could get away with buying a
new Welcome mat for our front door.
And while I probably could...
I did in fact by a new one...
I just didn't like it as well.

So, I decided to paint the one
we had. It's the perfect size and
by painting it, I got to pick
the colors I wanted!

I just used a variety of colors
that you will find in and
around our home.

Nothing major here
best of all, it didn't cost me
a dime.

It used to be oranges and maroons
with the spaces and WELCOME in black.

Nothing a little spray paint can't fix!
I spray painted it all Dark Walnut. I wanted
it to be really dark but not black.

Then I started painting it. I added colors
that I had on hand. Colors that match our
(that "watermelon" color dries much deeper)

Here is how it turned out:

And I love how it turned out. I may just decide
 to paint it as the seasons change?

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Dream: big little one

A very special little
girl in my life turned
1 year old in April.
Her Momma is my
first cousin and the little
Sister I never had.

I wanted to make her something
extra special.

I kept thinking to myself,
if I could encourage her
to do anything...anything at all
I would encourage her to
No matter how big or how small~
life doesn't get any better then
when a dream comes true.

Here is what I used:
A re-purposed cabinet door
Sand paper
Vinyl as a Stencil
Decorative Knobs

While trolling Hobby Lobby one fine day,
I found some incredible vintage-Esq drawer pulls
in a light distressed pink.
Gorgeously adorable!

And while at our local Habitat for Humanity
ReStore one fine day I found the perfect
sized cabinet door:

I sanded it and painted the center green.
Spring Meadows.
I used this same color
to make this special little lady a
growth chart before she was even born!

I found a design for the center in the Silhouette Store.
I designed it so that there were
four of them to create a columned look.
I applied the vinyl and painted over it
with white. I also painted the edges.
Carefully, I peeled the vinyl off.
I also distressed it a little bit.
It was somewhat
painstaking and tedious. had to be done
and was soooo worth it in the end!

I designed the word Dream and found a
beautiful little butterfly to go with it.
I used my Cameo to cut it out.

I applied both to the center of the cabinet door.
I added the two adorable pink drawer pulls
and two black drawer pulls to the bottom
and made it a coat rack/pretty hanger.

Here it is:

And here it is in her room:

I'm so glad she can use it and it
will grow with her!
She is so loved!!
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Monogrammed Wooden Plaque

I have finished a project!
Yes, it's ok to think to yourself...
I'm thinking the same thing!

It was so simple.
And it was fairly inexpensive
given the fact that I had almost
all the supplies.

Here is what I started with:

Mod Podge
Scrapbook paper
Metal Numbers
Wooden Initial
Craft Paint-Mountain Mud
Scraper (for the bubbles)
Foam Brushes
Furniture Nails
Heavy Duty Metal Clip
Distress Ink

Here's what I did:
I used the craft paint and painted the edge
of my wood piece. While it dried, I
painted my "K" also with craft paint.
I put Mod Podge on the front of the wooden plaque
and laid it face down on my scrapbook paper.
I turned it over and used my Scraper to
work out all the bubbles. While it dried,
I used Distress Ink to distress the K.
I placed the plaque on a cutting board face down
and cut out around it with an exacto. Being careful
not to rip the paper. I used a sanding block
to sand the extra paper off the edges.
I also distressed the edges with Distress Ink.
I added the metal numbers securing them
with furniture nails.
Lastly, I clipped the K to the
plaque with the metal clip.



The 383 is my wedding date!
Also, my two favorite numbers.

All the supplies used (except furniture nails)
were purchased at 
Hobby Lobby so if you get lucky on
timing, you may be able to purchase
them all on sale.

Have a great day!

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Last Day of 1st Grade!

It's my big guy's last
day of
1st grade!

What a year it has been.
He has grown in so
many ways.
And he was blessed to have an
amazing teacher!

Here he is on his last day of
1st grade
holding a picture from
his 1st day
1st grade.

He just said to me,
"It's it time to go yet? Cus, I'm ready to get this over with!"

Who knew my month early
premie baby boy would be
so eager to be done with
1st grade!

3 words to describe him:

I love you T and I am so VERY
proud of you!

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