Wednesday, February 25

Butterflies...my Target find today.

Today while strolling through Target I came across these this wall hanging and thought "oh, how cute would this be in my newly cleaned, newly organized, scrap room"! I love butterflies, always have, in fact I have 3 tattoo's on my person of a butterfly, well make that 2 tattoo's actually but one of them has 2. This set is magnetic, so cool....the back of each butterfly has a small magnet on it right in the center. The set comes with smooth flat head nails, actually more tack like , that you just push into the wall and then the butterfly sticks to it at the magnet point. You can turn the butterlfy any which way you want to face, the wings are raised a bit so they are 3-d on the wall as well. They looked kinda cheap in the box, they really are just white plastic pieces but on the wall they look really cute! I have been trying to decide what to hang on this wall since we took our desk out that had a huge hutch on it which covered most of the wall. I hung the shelf last week, which now holds my flowers, mini albums etc...but was considering cutting a vinyl quote out and adhering to the wall until I saw this set. So cute, I love finds like these. I went to Target to actually buy "sunglasses" LOL, but you know how that goes...
(note the huge jar on the bookshelf on the right that holds all my ribbons, love that too! that was my last week find at Ross of all places.)
Click picture if you want a closer view:

Monday, February 23

Would you like a chance to win this?

Isn't this little dish just the cutest thing! A good friend of mine April, fellow crafter and great blogger is giving this little Anthropologie dish away on her blog, winner to be announced on Wednesday. So if your interested go check out her blog and leave her a commment, she is the sweetest gal and would love to hear from you I have tried repeatedly to use the link feature and its not showing up correctly so to visit copy and paste the web address into your browser: http://4kennedys.blogspot.com/

Sunday, February 22

Few fun layouts

The store I design for is getting lots of new items from CHA, yea! I have been dying for new paper....here is a cute little layout of my daughter Ella and my girlfriends daughter Chelsea. Ella so looks up to the older Chels. I used some new Daisy Bucket papers, and the new paper ribbon, which was so fun to use. Stampin up scalloped circle punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch and heart border punch. Used my paper corragater on the blue cardstok which I cut into the scalloped border near the bottom. I have not used this tool in forever and saw a layout in a magazine that used once and I decided to give it a try once again. (if you click the picture a larger image will come up, you can then see all the details you would not otherwise see) Second layout is of our niece Jillie, our 4-H one. Cute themed papers, love the pink in the design, these papers are a few months old. Tryed out the new Tim Holtz distress stickles in Walnut Ink (around the circle picture, lower right hand corner). These are both store samples , thus we try and use as much "store" inventory as possible, cardstock stickers, ribbon etc.. as they will be hung in the store.

Saturday, February 21

Do you love it as much as I do?

Oh Kristine you did a fabulous job! For anyone interested in a "blog makeover" click on her link on this page. I found Kristine while blog surfing on scrap blogs earlier this week, shot her an email and today it was complete, transaction from start to finish in just a few days. I picked the digital kit from a number of sites she recommended, I love the colors (it is so me!) it is bright and cheery, it just makes me smile.... Kristine will also be making over my Barefoot Boutique blog (for handmade goodness)and I will let you know when that is done. I am in full blog mode and ready to blog much more frequent than in the past.

Tuesday, February 3

"Our Princess" Acrylic album






Couple of close up shots of the embellishing.



In the mood to create last night I started fumbling through my scraproom and came across a bag filled with all this cute stuff! Princess papers and matching chipboard, ribbons, lace, pearls etc....so since I had already packaged it all to go together I thought how cute would this be in an acrylic album. I did not make this for anyone in particular and will proably go in the basket with all my other mini albums to put on my Etsy store (which yes I have created an account, but no I have not listed anything, it is on the "to do" list). Lots of little details and tons of embellishing, pearls, bling, tons of rub-ons, and flowers and chipboard. Tulle, organdy ribbons, fabric scraps and lace accent the binding and the whole album is edged in Rangers Pearl Paint dauber (love these!). And oh writing this I just remembered I forgot to add a Heidi Swapp dangling chandelier charm to the binding...note to self to add that. Hope you like!