Saturday, November 21, 2020

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

 Hello and Happy Saturday Everyone!
I know it's been a couple of weeks since I posted last -
We have been plugging away and getting the kitchen done -

I really wanted to have it done by Thanksgiving and we are
so Dang Close I can taste it! YAY!
Of course, as with anything we've been doing on this
house we've run into snags here and there -

We have a small section left in the kitchen which should
be completed by this weekend (keeping fingers crossed)

On another good note, my back is so much better, 
but now this past week I've caught a bug!
I've been a bit down and out not able to do too much
around the house -- But as I'm typing this out I am feeling a lot better
than those first few days of catching whatever it was I caught! LOL

I've only had time to create 1 card so I thought I would share it before
November left us behind - :)

It also looks as though I won't get my house completed by the
end of the year deadline we had set for ourselves - I'm coming to terms
with it and will take whatever I can out of it now - My son will
leave after the holidays so whatever is done by that time is what
I'll have to live with and work on the rest of the house
without his help moving forward - 

It'll all work out I'm sure in the end and I can honestly
say I'm totally happy with all the work we've put into this place so far -

I'm super grateful for him and all the hard work
he helped put into this place for us - I'm one lucky MOM!

Anywho - Let me share the card I made using
a beautiful Leaf Stencil from Polka Dot Orchard

I swear if I had more time on my hands I would have totally made 
several more cards with this beautiful stencil - 
I just LOVE it!

I Foiled my card with Copper foiling! I had to take another picture to
see if I could capture it - it looks so pretty
up close and in person!

I tried several times to take a picture showing off the inside as well - 
All Copper foiling inside too... this really is an elegant card! 

Here's what I used on this lovely card -

Copper Foiling, Laser Printer, Laminator,
Fun Foam, Stitched Rectangle Frame Die, Neenah Solar
White Cardstock, Dark Chocolate Cardstock, Distress Oxides in
Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, & Fire Brick

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a Beautiful Thanksgiving Week!


Saturday, October 31, 2020

'Tis the Season... Home Decor'

 Hello & Happy Halloween Everyone!
It's Saturday and I'm trying to take it easy today
after last weeks back issues - I'm still
trying to get things done but not working as hard - :)

I've got my last Halloween project to share with you -
It's another Dollar Store Makeover -

I simply LOVE how this one turned out -

As you can tell, I made over a Haunt House Sign $ tree had -
I sanded this bad boy first and removed the paper design then
I used some White Primer paint

I used my Glittery Black Acrylic Paint to cover the front & Sides
then I used some White Paint to dry brush around the edges
I added some Mod Podge and let it dry

I found the cute Sentiment from my Silhouette program
and cut out the words with different colored vinyl

The Spider webs are cut out in vinyl on dies from
My Creative Time

and the Glittery Ghost is from the $ tree - It was in a package of
6? I think? It's wood and I Hot glued it down off to the side -

This is sitting on a shelf in my living room and I could not be happier
with how it turned out! 

THANK YOU for coming along with me on my
weeks-long Halloween projects!

I really do hope I have more time to sit down and type out 
blog posts and maybe even visit my favorite blogs for a change...
I know I'll get there so please be patient with me!

I'm wishing you all a FABULOUS HALLOWEEN!
Eat lots of Candy and enjoy time with your kids!


Friday, October 30, 2020

This Witch Home Decor'

 Happy Friday Crafty Friends!
Are you able to take the little ones out
for Trick or Treating? OR are you trying to be safer
about it this year due to Covid?

Since I don't have any little ones, I'll be staying in -
We live far away from others with children so
no trick or treaters are coming my way -
Our small town is having a Trunk or Treat that everyone
can participate in, but I've got a lot going on still
so maybe next year I'll be able to join in. :)

I still have 2 posts left to share my Halloween projects 
and I want to THANK YOU if you've been checking back ALL week!
I spent an entire evening writing out all the posts
for this week (when my back went out on me)
It took me a while to write them because I had to stop
due to the pain - Don't worry it's better now...
My body was just reminding me to take a break
from all the home renovations, so I DID! :)

Here's another Halloween Home Decor Remake
that I made using a Wooden Witch Hat I found
at a Target Bullseye Section - :)

 I honestly didn't have to do too much to this one -
It was already painted black and has black glitter
around the edges - 
I sanded it a little bit and added some
dry brush white paint - Then I Mod Podged it before
adding my vinyl sentiment that I found in the Silhouette store
The Spider Webs and Spider are dies from My Creative time

This is sitting on my Coffee Bar next to my other Witch Sign I
shared over a week ago - Super FUN & CUTE!

See ya Tomorrow!


Thursday, October 29, 2020

For my Crafty Friend....

 Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!
Halloween is just around the corner and I've got another
quick Halloween card to show ya!

Just like yesterday's post I made this card way back in February -
The We R Memory Retro Glam kit had the perfect colors
for Halloween cards so I thought? Why Not?

Here's what I made --

This turned out to be such a fun, cute card!

Here's how I made it ---

The sweet image is from Jaded Blossom (Holiday Dress Up)
I colored her up with some Stampin' Blend Markers
The Sentiment is from Stamp Addict & I used
WOW! Opaque Vanilla White Embossing powder, Versa Mark Ink, & a Heat tool
I used several scrap pieces from the kit to make this design
The Cardstock is Sahara Sands from Stampin' Up
Rectangle Stitched Frame die is from My Creative Time

See ya Tomorrow!


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Spooktacular Slim Line Card

 Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone!
I hope your week is moving along quickly -
I've got another pre-scheduled post to share -
and it's another Halloween card! YAY!

I actually made this card months ago...
Like before I moved! LOL
Hey, sometimes you just want to make a Halloween card in April!

This was the 1st Slim Line card I made back in April
with some new Slim Line dies (at the time) from Trinity Stamps

The designer paper was from a paper kit (WeR Memory - Retro Glam Kit)
 I had and shared several other projects from - I thought the colors were perfect for Halloween cards so I ended up making 2 different ones - 
I'll share the other one tomorrow! :)

The images & Sentiment are from Pink and Main (Spooktacular)
 and I've had them colored up
for a while sitting in one of my craft bags - I watercolored the
images with my Zig real brush pens & Bristol Cardstock
I used my Brother Scan N Cut to cut out the images

I added some assorted gems from my stash

I think it turned out so cute!

See Ya Tomorrow!


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Best Witches....2020

 Hello & Happy Tuesday Everyone!
I'm back with another pre-scheduled Halloween Post!

Yesterday I shared a card I made using products
from my good friend Jessica over at
and today I have another one I made using
more of her products -

She really has come a long way with her digital designs and
has embraced the crafting community with more
than just digital stamps! I love seeing her shop grow with
so many different designs and products for everyone to use -
Okay... I'll stop gushing over how proud I am of her and share
what I made - :)

YUP! I Foiled Again!!! You guys know I LOVE foiling!

And this is what the inside of my card looks like -
So perfect to send to a crafty friend for Halloween
OR in my case a little after Halloween since I'm
so behind on life right now! :)

Here's how I made it ---

(Boots & Sentiments) Best-Witches Digital Stamp Set - Polka Dot Orchard
(Web Stencil) Tangled Web Square Stencil - Polka Dot Orchard

Black Foil, Laser Printer, Laminator, Fun Foam, Masking Tape
Cardstock - Neenah Solar White, Black Papertrey Ink
Stampin' Blends Markers
Distress Oxides - Dried Marigold, Carved Pumpkin
Stitched Rectangle Frame Die, Oval Circle Die

See ya Tomorrow!


Monday, October 26, 2020

Witchy Hat Slim Line

 Hello And Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope you had a lovely weekend and 
the day has started in the right direction!

I'm sharing another quick post with you 
This time I'm changing it up and sharing a card 
I made about a week and a half ago -

My friend Jessica over at Polka Dot Orchard
has been doing amazing things over at her store
and I wanted to show you this fun card I made using
her brand new Stencils! 

Can you tell I used Foil? Yup... I Did! :)

Here's the inside of my card all foiled up as well ---

Here's what I used to make my card ----

(Web Design) - Tangled web-slimline stencil - Polka Dot Orchard
(Witch Hat) - Best Witches Digital Stamp Set - Polka Dot Orchard
(Sentiment) - Cats and Magical Hats Digital Stamp Set - Polka Dot Orchard

Laser Printer, Laminator, Purple & Black Foil
Distress Oxides - Carving Pumpkin, Forest Moss, & Black Soot
Stampin' Blends Markers - To color my witch Hat
Stitched Slim Line Die
Fun Foam for added dimension
Cardstock - Neenah Solar White, Black Papertrey ink, Purple Bazzill

See ya tomorrow!!!