Monday, May 24, 2010

Memo Clips::Yes They're Magnetic

With inspiration from my Memo Boards, I thought I'd make a few Memo Clips.

How fun are these? Super cute crown shaped, magnet wooden memo clips, with some fun bling!

Cause what would a crown be without some bling?

It would be boring! That's what it would be.

And I do not do boring!

Do You??

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Magnetic Memo Boards

I have a craft show coming up on June 6th. I am super busy trying to get things made. I'm super busy trying to get things made WITH a sprained hand! Ya, I'm not moving as fast as I'd like, and that stresses me out.

So, to de-stress myself, I thought I'd try a new craft idea. Thus, the super cute and chic magnetic memo board was born. Hope you like it as much I do!

I am loving this blue damask print. The magnet is made using the coordinating paper. Of course, I had to add some burlap and a little french flair!

The next one is made using this super chic pink print. Not sure what the design is called, but I love it!

Again, more burlap and French flair

I am in love with this magnet! I made 3 more for my fridge. They are just too fun!

Hope you enjoyed that. I will be making several more of these and selling them at the Strawberry Days Festival. I can't wait! I did really well last year, so praying for the same blessing this year.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Paper Rosette Wreath

I love making paper rosettes, and I love making wreaths. So, I combined the two.

I heart it. My hubby does not. He thinks it's weird. And maybe it is, but I like it. It makes me happy looking at it, so it stays. 

Our house has two front doors, The main door, which opens to an entryway and then to the front door that actually lets you inside the home. (I'm sure it has a proper name, but I don't care that much to google it. If you know what it's called, please feel free to leave it in the comments for me. Thanks!)

This wreath is on the second front door, so I'm not worried about the elements ruining it.

 And those colors! I am loving those colors right now! And this wreath is totally changeable, so...if I do decide that it's weird, I can just change it to something my hubby will probably think even weirder!

What have you done with paper recently?


Other posts that may interest you:

 Butterfly Frame 

Burlap Hair Bow Holder

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Stamp Bucket::Organization

I don't know about you, but I can never have too many stamps! I heart me some stamps! Unfortunately, I have so many, and not enough places to keep them. I have a few drawers where they are laid out and easily accessible. I also have a neat little stand I found while thrifting. That stand holds my most commonly used stamps, my 'go-to' stamps if you will.

While I was at said thrifting trip I found this hideous orange bucket. Totally ugly. And of course, I forgot to take a before a pic. But the after! Oh this after is so much better.

I repainted the bucket a very pretty blue and stamped the word 'stamps' on the front. So now I have a catch-all for those loose stamps that I use often, but not everyday

I just love reaching into this pretty bucket and pulling out wonderfully fun stamps. I also love the word stamps! I'm also a goofy dork!

Moral of this story? Never leave something at the thrift store just because it is a hideously, gross, ugly, orange thing. Paint does wonders my friends!

And don't forget to stop by and visit me at Layton Family Joy today!

I'm at Layton Family Joy Today!

On our way home from church Sunday afternoon, my son asked us what divorce is. My husband and I both asked the same question at the same time, "Where did you hear that?". Not because we were worried, just curious...


Want to hear more? Stef from Layton Family Joy so generously obliged when I begged asked if I would guest post on her blog, and I jumped at the opportunity.

My blog really isn't a place for me to 'write'. As you all know, it's mostly tutorials and photos. So having the chance to share a little was really nice.

Go check out Stef's blog. You will not be disappointed. She has some amazing insight and is madly in love with The Lord! And she is so funny!!!! Oh, and she just loves my earrings, so really, how could she not be fun!?

Isn't she just the cutest!
Now give her a visit, and read the rest of my post there.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

We have a winner!! Mr. Random chose one of you lucky readers to be the proud new owner of a true, authentic, Abigail Leigh Handbag!

That winner is.....

Comment #2!
Jackie (who doesn't have a blog, go figure!) :)

Thanks to all who entered. And thanks to my new sponsor, Abigail Leigh! She's great! 

Now get yourself (or a friend) a super cute and super-priced handbag! And remember, she can custom order, so your bag can look just how you want it! How great is that!?

(Jackie, please contact me with your info so we can get that sweetie up there on it's way to you. You have 48hrs to respond)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Guest Blogging at Fun To Craft::Tutorial

Today I'm guest blogging at Fun To Craft! Stacey had a temporary moment of insanity, so I jumped at the opportunity and have hijacked her blog! 

I have a sweet little tutorial to share with you all. 

 So head on over there and check it out! Her blog is A.Maz.Ing! Be prepared, there a ton of other awesome crafty ideas on her blog, fair warning.

Don't forget, today is the last day to enter the giveaway hosted by my sponsor, 
Abigail Leigh Handbags.

Enter Here. Winner will be chosen tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wanna Know More?

I've been interviewed!

Want to know more about moi?
 Go to Gather Inspirit and read all about it.

PLUS, you can be entered to win a super sweet pair of earrings from yours truly. Just head on over there. You won't be disappointed. At least, I hope not!  

I am also offering an extra 15% off the earrings from now through the 18th! But you have to go read the interview to get the code.

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*And don't forget to enter my sponsors giveaway! Only 2 days left to enter! Don't miss out! 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Some Super Awesomeness::And A Giveaway

I don't know if you all noticed, but I have a GREAT new sponsor. Yep, <--- Over there.

Her name is Abigail Leigh and she makes the most DARLING handbags!! She also does CUSTOM orders!! And what's super great, her prices are so amazingly awesome you'll want to buy one for your friends, neighbors,strangers, etc!

I have this bag! I LOVE this bag!!
It's called the Audrey bag. I love it for three reason's. It's so super cute and stylish, it's totally functional, and it shares the same name as my daughter! 

She has several other designs and styles to choose from, such as

The large Maggie bag
 This Darling Wristlet
The Olive bag (in a beautiful Kelly Green)

And she has several different clutches to choose from as well

She is giving one of you lucky readers this amazingly ADORABLE Audrey bag!
How perfect is this for Summer time?! Just perfect! I know!!

All you have to do is go to her shop, come back here, and leave a comment letting us know which one is your favorite.

The winner will be chosen via on Friday 5/14

Want more entries to win? Do the following and leave a separate comment for each.
  1. Follow Abigail Leigh's blog {here}
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  3. Make a purchase and leave a comment {here}. This will earn you 5 extra entries

Good Luck! And spread the word. She is too amazing to keep under wraps!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Super Awesomeness Coming tomorrow!

Come back tomorrow for something super exciting! I promise you will not want to miss this!

See that sponsor over there (<---)? Trust me! Not something you want to miss!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Some Creatin' Going On!

I have been super busy with earring making, but managed to squeeze some other creatin' in. I also have another project I am working on, so excited about this one, I think it's super cute!

So here are the few things I managed to work on this week (other than earrings!) :)

This frame was need of a makeover. I actually liked the finish of it, so no spray paint was necessary for this one. Shocker, I know!
Much better with that sweet little spoon. Don't you think? My sweet momma sent me a box of vintage silverware from my grandmother. I have many more pieces. I have a project idea in my head... we'll see how it turns out. I need the time first!
Next, was this super cute nautical ring. I used one of my fabric rosettes (from the previous post) and a cute little button that was given to me in a swap.
I just love how it turned out. So much fun.
I then went on a ring making craze! I created this little beauty! A slightly different style of rose from my earrings, but still the same cuteness! Only in ring form!
You all may remember my roses from before. I decided to make this one a ring as well. See? I told you. Ring makin' craze!

All of the rings are made using an adjustable band. You may or may not see them in my shop. :)

Hopefully I will have time this week to get more creating done.

What have you created recently?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Pretty Fabric Rosettes::No Sew

I have been wanting to make these little cuties for some time now, but have been to lazy busy to try. The needle and thread thing, not something I dive right into. I'm in the process of teaching myself to sew, but I get really scared thinking about needles and thread just didn't feel like getting the needle and thread out to try was so busy. Then Amanda showed me a SUPER smart way to do them. Not so sure why I didn't think of it myself. I guess I just needed some inspiration on this one. {Thanks Amanda!}

She shows a great tutorial on how she made hers. It's super easy to do, just take a strip of fabric {the length depends on how big you want your rosette} and twist, wrap, glue. You're done! I love the way they turned out, and as she said, you just want to make so many more! I made a ton! I am adding them to everything, in all different colors of fabric. They really spruce up plain-jane items. {I didn't actually put these on my sweater, I just set them there for a photo-op}

I added some to my daughters plain t-shirts, they are just too cute. All I did for that was cut some iron-adhesive, put it on the back of the flowers, and ironed away. Hopefully they'll stay. We'll see...
I haven't taken a photo of those yet, so for now, enjoy me. Again.

What have you done with fabric lately? Have you done a no-sew project? Please share! I love to see your creations.