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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Friday, May 17, 2013

Again!!!!! Yep.....again!!!

I just can't leave well enough alone.  
The backs of the ladder back chairs in the dining room looked like 
they needed something.

So.....they got SOMETHING!!!

I made some monogrammed banners to hang on each chair.

Each person has their initial of their first name on their chair.

This is Jeff's



and finally...a "G" for a guest that might happen to eat with us.

I started with a cardboard box that I received some crafting supplies in from Cricut.com....woop woop!!!!  
Love my Cricut....just sayin'
Ok, back to the deets of this project. As I was saying,  I started with a cardboard box. 
I ripped it open and cut 4 triangles for the banners.
I distressed the triangles by ripping some of the smooth paper off to reveal the corrugated paper underneath. 
 I then used white gesso and scrumbled some on hap-hazardly. Let it dry and meanwhile I used my Expression and the Old West cartridge and cut out the letters.
Black shadow and patterened DSP was cut at 4-1/4"
Used some dimensionals and placed them on the center of the triangles.
I torn a piece of a patterned velum and adhered it with clear glue. Glued down a white button and also a small white clothes pin.  
Then using a border punch and white card stock I made the scallop edges. 
Then using a hot glue gun I adhered some pearl strings around the edges and left long tails at the bottom.
Then I ripped some fabric strips and used some white and black seam binding and tied it around the tails of the pearls to make a faux tassel. 
Added some more torn fabric to the top corners for hanging.

Tied them to the chairs and stepped back and clapped for joy. 

I absolutely love them!!!!

Until later, sit a spellers.......Gotta sit split.....TFL!!!!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


 {putting my hands on my lovelies that aren't up to par right now}

I have a great nephew and a niece that are both under the weather right now.  Both pretty serious.  I won't get into the details, but they are on the mend...Thank goodness!!!

I love ALL my family dearly and it hurts me to the core to see any of them not their normal selves.

With that said.....I made a get well card for the both of them. 
I forgot to take a picture of the first one I sent out to my g-nephew, but below is the one I just finished for my niece.

I love making cute, funny cards that will {hopefully} 
bring a smile to their faces.

Regular A2 card base.
A couple of scraps, one with a border punch on the top and bottom...see the hearts <3 font="">
Then a rectangular peachy color was rounded on the corners and swiss dots embossed using the Sizzix Texture Boutique.  
{I love love love my Sizzix Texture Boutique!!!!!}
Then a square of the same color.  Inked around both pieces 
with Cameo coral ink from SU!
Used a dimensional on the smaller square to give it
 a little sumpin' sumpin'
Then I punch out a heart with a punch from CM and used only the center piece and glittered it up. 
Also added a dimensional to the back of it. 
Stamped the sentiment using Thoughts and Prayers stamp set from SU!.

I think my niece will like it!!!!

Until later, nurse maids.........Gotta split.......TFL!!!!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Take a load off......

 I recently moved our kitchen table out into the front room. It was originally my hubs office. But I moved our offices together. 

This is part of the redecorating process.

I made a bench from our daughters old twin bed frame and it needed a seat cushion.

I went to Hobby Lobby and used a 40% off coupon and purchased the roll of 1" foam (pictured below).  I will make chair pads for the dining room chairs with the remaining foam. The fabric was purchased at a local drapery warehouse that has some incredible deals. 

I created an envelope style fold-over flap for the bottom of the cushion.  That way I don't have to sew in a zipper and removing the cover to wash is super simple. 

This is the finished bench after distressing and making pillow covers in the same manner as I made the seat cushion (with the flap part in the back). 

More decor pieces.  I wanted a pop of color as you can tell its the coral color.  An old boot that I no longer wear, I painted and added some sheer fabric and flowers inside.
The picture frame I painted (yes the bird and the leaves were painted by me) and made a paper flower and hot glued to the front. 

I painted this little end table like piece and distressed it to match the bench.
The lamp was from a local thrift store and I purchased the shade at HL and covered it using some fabric.  I found those books at the thrift store as well just for the colors.  Love the coral one. 

Hope you like the small tour of my creating madness......
I love creating things from nothing (or something) and making it my own. 

Until later, admirers.........Gotta split........TFL!!!!!