Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sweet little things from my past.......

This little stool was my Grandmother Culbreth's and I remember sitting on it at her house in St. Augustine, Florida when I was a little girl. I loved it so much because it was the perfect size for a little person to sit on. Well, of course I grew up and it isn't the right size for me to sit on anymore, but it will be for my Grandbaby Elizabeth to sit on when she comes for visits when she is older (only a little over a week and she will be born, can't wait to start spoiling her rotten!!!) The only problem is that the fabric that I covered it with a looong time ago was icky and sticky from spills over the last few years. I have had some oil cloth that I ordered online for several months and decided to use it to recover the seat. I love how it turned out!! Now if something gets spilled on it, it is easily washable. Not only that, it is so much cuter than that blah green fabric. I was going to spray paint the base, but I haven't gotten up the nerve yet. I kinda like the original black color. What would you do? If you were to paint it, what color would you choose? I might get up the nerve to paint it eventually, but for now it will stay like this. 

Well, that's all for today. Next time, I will share another card that I made last week.

Until then.....
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Collaged Initial

 I bought this "L" at Hobby Lobby about a year ago and it sat in my pile of alterables until I got the craft building set up and semi-organized. It is made out of layers of chipboard but is very sturdy and it is about ten inches tall, so it's a good size. I painted the whole thing white and then Mod Podged a blue check designer paper and stamped it with French Script background stamp in Chocolate Chip. I then cut out and Mod Podged a swirl from a scrap of designer paper along with the flowers. The butterfly was die cut from a piece of cardboard that I peeled the top layer off of to reveal the corrugated part and swiped distress ink and dry brushed on some white paint. I then added a a button with 2 bling brads to the butterfly. I tied a blue organza bow and heated with the heat gun to wrinkle it.
I really like how it turned out! I bought an "M" for Mariah and an "A" for Amber so I need to work on those, too. Hopefully before another year goes by, lol.

That's all for me today! Hope you have a great Wednesday. Tomorrow is actually Friday for me because we are headed to Florida for a long weekend to visit family! So need the time away!! Until next time.......

Hugs and Happy Stampin'!

ETA:  linking up to Think Pink Sunday   and   Savvy Homemade Monday  blog parties!!!! You have to check out both of these girl's blogs! They are AWESOME!!!!

Home Savvy

Sunday, August 7, 2011

LOVE Banner No 2

Here's another LOVE Banner made for a photographer friend of mine. She saw the one I made for Mariah and wanted one for herself! I used basically the same color scheme, but added and changed things up a bit. This one has hearts added to each end and I also added a parenthesis bracket to the "L" and "E" for just an added detail. Both the hearts and the parenthesis were die cut from the Sizzix Hearts & Brackets which is a Stampin' Up! original. I used the same chipboard letters as the first Love Banner. I have used almost all the letters from that set and am really gonna miss them when they are gone. The base for each letter is a 4x4 inch chipboard coaster. The papers I used came from a "Me & My Big Ideas" paper pad. I Mod Podged them on and rubbed a Creamy Caramel ink pad over all the edges to make them look distressed. More Mod Podge to seal everything and make it more durable.

So that's all for me today. Hope ya'll are having a good Sunday! Enjoy every last minute of it, for tomorrow is Monday and back to work!!  Until next time......

Hugs and Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Creating Sweet Stuff!!!!

This is the plaque that I made for my Granddaughter Elizabeth's nursery. It matches the banner from a couple of posts ago. I started by painting and covering a round wooden plaque with the same DSP for the base. The E is also wood that I painted pink and added a bow from pink tulle and a little flower with a sparkle brad for the center. There is a beaded trim glued around the edge of the plaque to finish it off and a piece of pink tulle to the back for the hanger.

You may notice that my picture has "Mariah Simons Photography" on it. That would be my wonderfully talented photographer daughter, Mariah!! She is so talented and I am so proud of her!!! Check out her new website HERE or  "like" her Facebook Page HERE. If you are near us here in Lexington, South Carolina and need pics taken of events, children, weddings, oh heck, you name it (almost, lol) , she is your girl!!!

Well, I'm headed to bed. Tomorrow is Friday!!!!
Hugs and Happy Stampin'!