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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Raccoon hello card

Raccoons are from a couple of Cottage Cutz Christmas and winter dies.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Portrait Layout - Sweet Smile

A photo from one of those portrait studio packages.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Felt case and mug cozy

This felt case was inspired (and mostly lifted) from a phone case that was seen online. A friend had posted it and said she wanted to make one for her ipad so I secretly made one and surprised her with it. The original creator did a wonderful job. (It's no longer in her etsy shop but to give credit where it's due, it's SewSweetStitches.)  I made this almost a year ago.

I made these recently for another friend who has been dealing with terminal cancer. I just wanted to let her know she was thought of often and to brighten her day so I made her a mug cozy (and a crocheted chicken coaster LOL). The little heart ornament I wrapped separately with a note to open when she was having a bad day and needed a hug.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Just add washi....

I did this a while ago but kept forgetting to add it to the blog.

Since most of this little storage unit is hidden, I didn't feel the need to concern myself with the rest of it. The top can be seen but it doesn't really bother me. And I can't see it when sitting. The unit is not seen from the sides as it's located between 2 small cabinets on my desk with no space on either side.

I used washi over all the wide areas on the front.  I didn't have to spend the money on or mess with paint. And it can easily be removed or changed.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Knock, knock mother........

If you're a fan of The Bloggess or have ever read this post and the follow up here you will get this card.
Inspiration just hit me one day after a recent conversation on a board I belong to about Beyonce, the giant metal chicken. Now I knew what I could do with some rooster stamps I was given!
My husband saw the card front while I was working on it and he was like 'a rooster with leaves?' all confused like as if they don't go together. I didn't even try to explain. Because its one of those 'you had to be there' things. Which means he would've had to have read the blog and thought it was funny. Which he hasn't, and probably wouldn't - on both counts. 'Cause he's like that.
Anyway, I still find it funny. And a nice touch to add the tracks across the inside of the card. Sometimes you just have to pat yourself on the back.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas decor (photo heavy)

Apparently I have not taken any photos for a few years and I've added and changed some things so I need to  - it'll make it easier to decorate next year when I can refer to where I put things. Most stuff I will remember but sometimes there's little things. 

The tree pic was taken before a. I had candy canes for the tree and b. the cat knocked off and broke 2 vintage ornaments.
The tree - with and without additional lighting so you can see it glowing and also see the ornaments better.

The wreath which hangs to the right of the tree on the wall. (Here are some more old pics of the wreath so you can see it better except this time I turned it so the bow was on top. )

My entertainment center (which cannot be centered on the wall  because there's a heat vent next to it and yeah, I just noticed the dirty picture glass from the cat.) BTW - the Santas hold tealights inside and glow through some cutout dots and stars.

The electric fireplace. Looks very pretty and cozy when it's on with the oil lamp lit and tealights lit in the 2 lanterns. (yeah, gotta cover those hooks with bows)

The hallway which is to the right of the fireplace.

The hutch has little metal snowmen on one of the shelves. On the wall perpendicular to the right of the fireplace. The morning sun is coming in the front door.

The front door. Usually I have the wreath my daughter made inside but this time I hung it outside the glass. (Hopefully to discourage people from knocking ON the glass!) I just hung that big rope candycane there for now. I really want to hang it outside from a post on the steps but the tie on it doesn't fit around.

The LR/kitchen entryway to the left of the fireplace.

The kitchen cabinets.

The built in hutch with the wreath my son made. Also, one year we all made sock snowmen.

My table. I was just given this silicone baking tray but I don't think I want to bake on it and I thought it'd work well enough on the table. (I really need to get that sticker off that candle. Ruins the look. LOL)

And the shelves on my kitchen wall. Not much but some little Christmas moose and my decorative potholders. LOL

And lastly... a little something in my scrap corner. LOL  I decorated this ribbon tree that I hang baggies of snap eyelets on.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Fall decorating

Apparently, I haven't taken pics in awhile. I like to keep track of what I do so it's easier to redo it the next year. Particularly if it came out good enough. I could've sworn I've taken pics since the last time.

So this is what I've got going on this year. Will add the mantel when it's finished.

Right now I don't have the figures out that go with the village because the cat likes to play hockey with stuff and they'd have to be stuck down somehow.

Here's the living room and hallway. (yeah, hutch needs to be cleaned up and that globe needs a new home but nowhere to keep it. It's a cool globe - lights up with constellations.)

Last pic above is living room entry into kitchen. So here's the kitchen. (oh, table not done either. It's a mess right now actually.)

And there's a couple fall hand towels hanging on the stove. No photo. LOL

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Gnome for the Holidays

Here's a card inspired by one in PaperCrafts Holiday Cards & More vol 7.  I chose not to do the snowglobe in part because my gnome was bigger and using a snowglobe would take up almost the whole card front. My gnome was holding a flower pot so I kept ink off of where the flower was and stamped in a tree with an evergreen stamp. The sentiment I carefully avoided inking 'home' leaving a space in it and then inked just the gnome word from another stamp set.