Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Ok- maybe it's a little too early for that, but I am happy (And it's never too early for CANDY)! I made my first banner / garland! I love them and I think mine turned out pretty cute:

I LOVED this paper and the idea to make a banner with candy shaped pieces just popped into my head one day! Good thing I found some thinner chipboard than the ones I originally bought!! Those are like 3x as thick as the ones I used for this... I think it would have taken me forever to cut all those pieces out! Some sugary vintage German glass glitter makes the cute lettering sparkle and I just love the silver bows... There are tiny little embellies "hidden" on each candy shaped piece, too! :)

Thank you for visiting and I hope you're having a wonderful day!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Hello, Stranger!!

Sorry!! It's been so long since I last posted... Here are some of the things I've been up to...

I made this card. Um, I was trying to make a quilt card, but this turned out more like a really pretty window!! Oh well... At least it still looks pretty :)

I added some things to my Joker card for the Art Haven swap. hehe- I thought I was being clever by adding a "silver lining" to the cloud :)

These are pictures of my latest jewelry box. It's painted white and distressed for that weathered look. Then I added cream and white flocked vintage wallpaper to the drawers. I love, love, Love(!!) flocked paper! Cream felt lines the inside of all the drawers and a white pearly knob sits in the center of each one. But the cutest things are the two german glass glittered cherubs on each side of the box! Even though I love this, it's in my Etsy store.

I have been into tag making lately... Here are my latest tags. The first one I made for my friend, Jan. I thought she might like the style since she liked the last tag I had done. The second one I made for Jan's friend who just found out she has colon cancer. Jan is awesome and is making a tag gate for her! You can read more about that HERE. I have also made duplicates of these and put them in my Etsy store.

And last, but not least, I recently bought this shabby chic mirror. And it came with 2 matching sconces that hold taper candles. It's 3' long!! And now proudly hanging in my craft room. And it was only $30!!!! I couldn't believe it. I felt like such a thief coming out of the thrift store!
I also bought a white armoire from a garage sale for only $40! No pics of that yet, though, because it's not here yet. Also, we are moving soon! Into a 4 bed, 1.5 bath house. Woohoo!
Tomorrow we are supposed to go to the World's Largest Yard sale at the fairgrounds. Now it's Jello time and then probably off to bed soon. Thanks for stopping by! :)