Sunday, October 27, 2013

Exciting news!!

A friend and I have recently opened up our own Etsy Shop!  You can find us at

We have hand made cards to sell, and can customize cards too!  We also have hand made headbands for

sale, (over 25 colors, their not all displayed here.  Need a color, we do custom orders too, just leave a

message. ) felt hair bows, Christmas tags, and we are currently working every day to add new

and fun things to our Etsy shop!  We are working on making gift card holders, and other great

surprises for the upcoming holidays. (Christmas is on the brain.)

Come on by and take a look, and please let us know if theirs something you're not seeing, and we'll

gladly see what we can do for you!!

If you are in Utah County, and can pick up please contact us personally to avoid the shipping charge.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Halloween Decor

I've never been one to say that I just LOVE Halloween, or any holiday for that matter.  I am saying it this

year.  I LOVE Halloween and everything that comes with it.  I'm sure I'll be saying that about every holiday.

 Why?  Cause I'm loving making my own crafts for home.  I've made a garland, some spooky candles, and

a few cards.  I've got so many more things I'd like to make and hope I can get done before Halloween

arrives.  Here's some of what I've made so far.

This one I love how the back ground turned out.  I embossed the back with my embossing folder and the big shot and added versa mark onto the embossing folder.  Then while it was still wet I added black embossing powder and then heat set it.  I really think it added to this card.  Of course the googly eyes on the card don't look bad either.
This card I saw on Pinterest, and had to make my own.  I loved it.  You can see hers here.

This card my friend Brittany did.  I love the back ground on it!  My favorite by far is the candles!!  I did those using the tissue paper technique.  It's really easy once you get the hang of it.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Apothecary jars finally finished!!

I am so excited yet again with how my Pinterest project has turned out.  Here's what I found on Pinterest.

 (Actually a friend of mine in my craft group found it, thanks Tara!)

 And here's how mine turned out.  
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how mine look.  I've filled the middle one with ping pong balls, and as soon as I

find my googly eyes I intend on turning those balls into eye balls.  I love these too because they are so

versatile.  I plan on changing them for every holiday and just leave them out year round.  What do you think?

You can find the supply list here.  The only thing that I added was an extra base to each of my jars.  So the

candle stick is sitting on a base and then I glued one on the top of the candle stick so that there was more

room for my jars to sit.  I like the look better, but you can definatly leave it out and as you can see on the

other blog, (and her picture above,) they look dang cute that way too.

Here's where I've put them, and how it looks all together.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!

I'd love to know what you think.  Thanks as always for stopping by.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Jack Pot!!

I LOVE Stampin Up!  I miss being a demonstrator, teaching new techniques and miss buying all of the new

products.  With that being

said, I feel like I hit the jack pot!!  A friend of mine told me that Stampin up! was holding it's first ever

warehouse sale.  I was able to go and walked away with a box full of stuff for just under $100 dollars.

 Seriously!  4 different punches, 7 packs of paper, 3 12x12 DSP, 1 scrapbooking kit, 4 clear stamp sets, 3

wood stamps sets, 2 ink pads, 2 embossing powders, markers, and spools and spools of ribbon, and some

other embellishments.  I LOVE their product and am thrilled with the deal of a life time!!  I can't wait to start

playing with all of my new goodies.  So excited, I just had to share.  

So, anyone wanna play??
I bought this lamp some time ago at the DI with the intention of re-doing it.  I've finally done it!  I made matching couch cushions too.  I LOVE how it all turned out!!

The lamp shade I used the same fabric that I used to make my pillows.  It was so hard to get the shape of my lamp just right, so I added some of my Stampin Up! ribbon to the seams and I think it turned out just perfect!  I love how this project turned out.                                                                                              

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Love it...

I have had this idea in my head for some time now.

It just feels like when it comes to crafting I have what I

call crafting ADHD.  The classic signs?
  • Is easily distracted- Why yes I am.  I have so many ideas going around in my head that I am constantly distracted!
  • Does not follow directions or finish tasks- I have a really hard time finishing a lot of the projects that I start.  I feel like I'm in a huge rush to get them all done and one project may be taking me too long to finish, so I've got to move on to the next one, and I WILL come back to this project someday.
  • Does not appear to be listening when someone is speaking- Ask my husband, he will tell you this is me to a T when I get to crafting.  (I am listening, I just may not care to respond.)
  • Is forgetful about daily activities- Yup, dishes, floor sweeping, vacuuming, etc.  FORGOTTEN!!
  • Has problems organizing daily tasks- There's just not enough time in my day to get it all done.
  • Often loses things, including personal items- I set down that glue stick, and I know it's around here somewhere!
  • Has a tendency to daydream- I have to!  There's so many great projects to tweek and make my own that it's hard not to "daydream."

SO with that being stated, I finished one of my projects!!!  WOOHOOO me.  I am loving it!  

The idea for this project came about after my sweet husband brought me some roses and a beautiful red vase to 

put them in.  It wasn't your typical vase, and I LOVED it!  I'm completely and totally in love with red right now.  In 

fact, one of these days I'm going to be painting my front door RED.  Anyway...(easily distracted.)  I bought some 

red felt, (Hobby Lobby, .25c a piece)  and used one of my kids cheap plastic cups and traced the circle onto the 

felt with a black permanent marker.  I then cut out my circle and then cut a cat tail out of my felt.  Except for 

instead of just going straight around I weaved my scissors so that it made a ruffled edge on my rose.  You can 

see a tutorial here.  (I skipped her first step and only used the "Wiggle" of the scissors to make my curved rose 


Then I added pearls in the center of my roses and I LOVE how it all looks.  It was so simple.  What do you 


 It definitely added a lot to my shelf.  Don't you think?

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Not a moment too soon!  I finally finished my July wreath.  I've been working on this off and on for a few weeks, and finally finished it last night.  Today is July 4th, so not a moment to spare.  I didn't do to well taking pictures of the process, but it's so simple I don't think pictures are needed to make your own.  I cut a circle out of a piece of cardboard.  ( I traced a pan lid for the first circle.)  Then I traced a smaller circle, (a plate) inside my first circle and cut them out.  (It made a doughnut type circle, with a hole in the center.)  I then took my rosettes (made using my Stampin' Up! die and Big Shot) and hot glued them onto the card board wreath.

If your interested I will post a step by step on how I did this wreath.  It's simple, just time consuming.  I'm so excited it's done.  I love having a July decoration.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Better than imagined...

I'm SOOO excited!  I found this rack, box, whatever you wanna call it at the DI.  Initially I bought it with the intention of storing some of my ink pads in it.  I thought it would be perfect.  Then as I started taking it downstairs, I had an idea.  I pulled out my red paint and started putting my idea together.
 First, I painted my rack with a couple coats of red paint.  Then I had to scrounge up some jars.  (Thanks Brittany!)  I had a few cleaned out and put away for the day I had a thought like this, but SOMEONE threw them away.  So my friend Brittany saved my day.
I poured some white paint inside my mason jars and swirled it around slowly.  I turned and swirled until my entire jar was painted white inside.  I did this for all 4 jars.  Then I turned them over and put Popsicle sticks underneath them on Styrofoam plates so that the extra paint would come out and my jars would dry.  It took about 2 days for my jars to dry.

Then when my jars were dry, I wrapped some (not sure of the right name) twine around the necks of my jars and hot glued them in place.  Originally I had planned on putting the twine around the center of my jars.  I'm really glad I went with my second thought and wrapped it around the top only.  
Finally, when that was all done, I had my kids walk down to the pond we have around here and cut some of the dried grass, weed, plant, whatever its called and that completed my center piece.  I still need to go sometime today and get some more to finish it, but I love how it turned out!  I'm so excited about this idea and the look of it.  It turned out much better than it did in my head.  
 I don't know if you can see it in the picture, but I have put the dried plants in just two of the jars, and then in the other two I'm putting just the sticks in at a higher level.  (I didn't cut them down as much as the plant.)  The empty jar will also have the sticks in it.  I just wanted to show this off before it was completely finished.  I ordinarily like to do projects that are quick and done as soon as I come up with the idea.  I'm just not a patient person.  This project was killing me how long it took.  Having to wait for 2 days for the paint to dry in my jars was torture!  I like my projects to be done quickly so I can sit back and admire them immediately.  This was worth the wait though.

Again, this cost me nearly nothing.  I think I paid $1.00 for the rack.  Everything else I had or borrowed.  (the twine and white paint.)    The hubby wasn't too sure about my idea when I told him what I had planned, but I think he was pleasantly surprised too.  I LOVE how this turned out!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Crafting away...

I have just been having so much fun the last couple of days making one thing after the other.  My biggest addiction right now is going to the D.I and picking out things that I can re-make into something else.  I'm seriously loving it!

So I found these fairy pictures, and my oldest loved them just the way they were.  Me, not so much.

I immediately set to work.  I had an idea in my head, and wondered how it would turn out.  I painted the blocks all white, and then tried to think of cute words, saying, or something that would go well with where I wanted to place them.  I knew that whatever I was making I wanted it to go into my bedroom.  So with that in mind, I found these sayings already in my cricut, (if your interested, I'll look up the name of the cartridge.)  and picked out the brown vinyl.  I know in the picture it looks black, but it's dark brown. Here's how it turned out. 

 I really like how they turned out!  I'm still trying to figure out right where I want them in my bedroom, for now it looks good right on the space above my head board.    I used my Cricut to cut out the vinyl.  This is only my 2nd project using my Cricut and Vinyl, and I'm really loving the ease of this wonderful machine!  All in all this project only cost me $1.50 to make.  LOVE IT!! ( that's how much the fairly pictures where at the DI, everything else I had on hand, or borrowed from my friend Brittany).

Now, I have also been working on a table center piece, and it's just about finished.  I am so in love with it.  I seriously surprised myself with how well it turned out.  I'm so excited to share it.  Hopefully by tomorrow it will be ready for show.  I'd love to see what you're all working on and hear what you think.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Reduce, reuse recycle...

I am having too much fun decorating my home and recycling as I do it. A while back I covered one of our moving boxes with an old curtain that I had laying around, and LOVED how it turned out.  I just didn't love how much work and time it took me.  (Here's the box).

I didn't think much of it again until just recently when a good friend of mine was looking for a particular sized box.  (I just happened to have that particular sized box) and she came over to pick it up.  I asked her what she needed it for and she told me it was the perfect size box to fit in our mud room cubby's.  So that of course got me thinking that I would love to have a cute box to hold all of my kids dang shoes in and have that mud room look nice.  Finally tonight, I got my boxes, and started on my project.

I first took my boxes and painted them both black.   (Here's just one of the boxes on it's side painted.)
I experimented with a punch I had and made a template and then painted the template onto my box.  Here's what it looked like.

  I didn't like it at all!  My oldest on the other hand loved it.  I thought since it's gonna be her shoe box holder I would let her have it the way she liked it and I quickly moved onto my next box.  I found some paper that I really like from the Black Currant Stack, and I cut it into strips.  I then used modge podge to glue the paper to the box.  (I LOVE that stuff!)  Here's how my second box turned out.

LOVED IT!  Once my oldest saw how cute this one turned out she decided that I could change the box after all.  So I decided that I would use the same paper stack and cut another paper into strips and just glue them on top of what I had already done.  It turned out really nice too!
Doesn't that look so much better than my first attempt?  Now here's how they look put in there cubby's with shoes in them.
Doesn't that look fabulous!  Before they just had their shoe's thrown into the cubby's and it just looked like a hot mess!  Complete Chaos!  Love how this turned out!  SO simple and fun to do.

Come on back soon, I have several more projects that I have finished and just haven't had time to post here yet.  Including a couple of birthday cards I've made, and the presents to go with them.  (Those I'm purposely waiting to post till I give them away tomorrow.)  I do have some fun projects I've finished though that I 'd love to show.  Have a great day!