Thursday, September 29, 2011

Check out these (11) ideas


Art Hoops at Smith Peas in a Pod



Chalkboard top bedside table at Cecilia Rosslee


Heritage Wall at Mommy Minded


Faux Cubbies at West Furniture Revival


Doily Wreath at A Diamond in the Stuff


Halloween Wreath at Joy is at Home


Halloween Lollipop Trees at Gluesticks


Pumpkin Button Art at Auntie Lolo Crafts


Cute Costumes at Big D and Me


Candy basket at Alderberry Hill


First Birthday Party at Life with Luke


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Simple Fall Centerpiece

I love the colors of Fall.  
They're so warm and comforting.  

I put this centerpiece together with yellow corn kernels in the bottom of the larger vase, and a skinny dollar store vase in the middle with a candle inside.  No messy wax drippings on the corn!  



{Last year I used corn kernels to make THIS pennant centerpiece.}

Happy Fall :-)



Monday, September 26, 2011

Pumpkin Art (copycat crafting)

Well happy Monday!

 I love checking out all the Fall inspiration linked up at the craft catwalk each week!  A few weeks ago Courtney at A Diamond in the Stuff shared an awesome idea for pumpkin art.  So when my munchkins cracked open one of my decorative pumpkins while playing catch with it, I knew what I was going to do with it.  
(Yes, it actually cracked exactly in half.  It was fate telling me I must make this ;-)


I hot glued half of the pumpkin to a sheet of scrapbook paper and put it in the frame.
Last year I had my paper pumpkin patch in this frame.  I have two of these square white frames, and the ladybug and I are making something else fall-ish in the other one. 
I'll share that later this week.


I also added a couple Fall tags in the shop.  


More items will be added over the next few days.  
Hope you'll come back and check them out!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Craft Catwalk no.49


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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Penny Art (and other randomness)


Well hello there!

I really have not been posting many projects lately.  
Sometimes lots of little things in life just get you busy or just plain distracted.  
That's how it's been for me these last weeks anyway.  
I need to get my creative mojo back.

Anyhoo, the little guy is potty training this weekend.  So I thought I'd share a couple of things that I think are super cool for potty training.  We use The Potty Training Boot Camp book.  It worked well for the ladybug so I'm hoping it works for the little guy too.  We use The Potty Watch, which is also pretty cool.  We set it to go off every 30 minutes so he knows when it's "potty time." 
 Do you have something that worked well for you?  Would love to hear your thoughts...

I'm also working like crazy on some things for an upcoming craft show and for my shop.  In the next week I'll be adding Thanksgiving tags, Christmas tags, more mini albums, and chalkboard labels to the shop.  
I'll keep you updated.

Now, on to the project... :-)


Years and years ago, before she passed away, my Grandma gave me her wheat penny collection.  Even after giving sets to my cousins, there were still lots of these pennies left.  They've been sitting in a box...until now. 

 

I hot glued some of them (there's still tons left for more projects!) into a frame matted to 5x7 size.  I like that this piece of wall art is kind of meaningful to me.  I remember finding wheat pennies when I was young and bringing them over to my Grandma's house for her. 
I felt like I was bringing her treasure...silly kid.


The last penny in the bottom right is a steel wartime wheat penny.  I think that's pretty cool. 



I am slooowly getting pictures and art together for a gallery wall in our stairway.  
This piece of penny art will be in that collection for sure.


See that pile of frames waiting to be hung?  
They're all for the gallery that will be on that chocolate colored wall. 
The Singing  Butler picture will come down and I'll find another place for it.  


Here are some other crazy cool things I've seen people make with pennies.  

Remember seeing this penny floor?
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Penny counter top...

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Enjoy your weekend!  

Linking up with THESE parties

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Craft Catwalk no.48


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Check these out

Loving these ideas and projects from the Craft Catwalk...



A beautiful Vintage Blue Table from The Project Queen



A collection of ideas for crafting with wine corks at The Crafty Scientist



Fairy Birthday Party at Yesterday on Tuesday



Mad Scientist Party at Pressed Down, Shaken Together



Pretty Pink Cabinet at The 36th Avenue



Think Fall with these cute Apple Pops at The Seven Year Cottage



A Fall printable at Tattered and Inked


Thanks for linking up!  Come back tonight for another party!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

linkups


find inspiration at these link parties...


Monday
Mop It Up Mondays (Kristi@I Should Be Mopping the Floor)
Made By You Monday (Cindy@Skip to my Lou)


Tuesday
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday (Beth@The Stories of A to Z)
Tip Me Tuesday (Laurie@Tip Junkie)
Take-A-Look Tuesday (Sugar Bee Crafts)
Inspiration Board (Carolyn@Homework)


Wednesday
Inspire Me Wednesday {Seven Thirty Three}
Wow Me Wednesday (Ginger@Ginger Snap Crafts)
Pretty Wednesday {Free Pretty Things}
Whatever Goes Wednesday (Someday Crafts)


Thursday




Friday
The Party Bunch Link Party (WhipperBerry, 36th Avenue, 30 Handmade Days, The idea Room)
Frugal Friday (Wendy@The Shabby Nest)
Creativity Unleashed' {Shaken Together, Practically Functional}
Tickled Pink {504 Main, What Meegan Makes}
Link Party Palooza {I Heart Nap TimeLil' LunaSomewhat SimpleTatertots & Jello & Today's Creative Blog}



Saturday
Strut Your Stuff Saturday (Six Sisters Stuff)


Sunday
That DIY Party (Roeshel@The DIY Show Off)
Overflowing with Creativity (Aimee@It's Overflowing)
Sunday Showcase (Stephanie Lynn@Under The Table & Dreaming)




Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Book Page Wreath (Embellish for any holiday)


I've wanted to make a rosette book page wreath since I saw the one at Under the Table and Dreaming.  Then via pinterest I found a book page wreath embellished with bats at Vacuuming in High Heels and Pearls.  I loved them both so I made a similar one.  


You can find a great tutorial for making the book page rosettes at Under the Table and Dreaming.  


The bats were hand punched and then I pinned them to the foam wreath.  


My pins had a silver head, so I used a black paint pen to color them.  


After Halloween I can just pull the pins out and embellish the wreath for the next season or holiday.


Happy Crafting :)

 Linking up HERE

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Craft Catwalk no.47


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Remembering

Remembering those who lost their lives.

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Where were you ten years ago?  

The morning of September 11, 2001 I was student teaching in a 3rd grade classroom when the news broke.  
Some parents came into the school to pick up their children early.  
On the drive home I remember seeing gas stations with lines of cars backed up on to the streets.  I remember large public places closed.  
The skies were empty.  
It was a day that forever changed America.



Saturday, September 10, 2011

Check out these Fabulous Features

Wow.  
I'm loving all these inspiring ideas! 

Kitchen Inspiration at Simcoe Street
{I now want to paint our kitchen cabinets.}



Pretty Stenciled Wall at The Project Queen



Love the colors in this Plate Wall at Tattered and Inked



Kitchen Art Wall (with printables!) at Big D and Me



Graphics & Book Pages Wall Art (with how-to) at From Gardners to Bergers
I like watching as her gallery wall comes together!



Back to School Mantel at A Diamond in the Stuff
{Love this mantel!}



Quatrefoil Home work Station at Sunla Designs



Garlic Mashed Potato Pizza at Joyful Homemaking
{I've got to make this!}



KitKat and M&M Cake at Creating Sarah
{If it wasn't for that pesky peanut allergy we'd be all over this!!!! Yum}



This is just the best idea ever for mending holes in jeans at Beneath the Rowan Tree


Thanks to all for linking up!
Looking forward to seeing your next projects!



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