Friday, May 28, 2010

Card Crazy...

I've been making a lot of cards lately, I have about 6 more that I really need to do soon!
This one was for a girl that used to be in Young Women's when I was in the presidency.
Time flies.  She waited for her missionary and they were married in the Nauvoo Temple!
This was the card for them.
I made the flower into a barrett and just clipped it on the card. 
I told her that she can wear it or attach it to anything!
This is the card for Bill's Mom.  Her birthday is today!
She is a master gardener and I thought "Happy Bee-day" was appropriate! :)
Happy Birthday!
{this is a matchbox style card, the opening is where the lace is}
I made this one "custom" order for Debbie at the flea market.
I took it to her yesterday and then found out the the girl's name was supposed to be "Jessa".
So, I came home real quick and fixed it.  Then it worked out the Bill came home early, so my oldest and I spent about an hour shopping at the flea it!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Summer Flower Front Door

Today I have this project being featured over at Singing Three Little Birds blog, she is having a Flower Week with a lot of amazing projects...go check it out!
I was needing a summer look on our front door, I really love how it turned out!
My new favorite item to work with right at the moment is Canvas!!
I first cut out a piece of canvas that I bought off a bolt at Hobby Lobby and applied Gesso primer on it.
Then I used the Quatrefoil stencil from Tatertots and Jello...thanks Jen for sharing it!! {click here for link}
I used Americana Paint {White Wash}& Apple Barrel {Caribbean Blue} paints.
I made a stencil of a large and small petal
{If you want the template of the petals I did,
leave me a comment with your email and I will send it to you!}. 
Then I gathered the base and used hot glue to keep the shape.
I cut 5" circle of foam core and felt {not perfect}.  Then I punched a hole in the middle for the knob screw to come through to hold the finish flower together.  Hot glue the petals around and layer the small petals on top.
I cut out about 5 circles in different sizes...not perfect again and put it in the middle.
This is a close-up picture of the finished look.  I just bought the glass knob at Lowes and added a little bling to the middle.  With scrap painted canvas, I made a little tag with rub-on letters.  I love the word BLOOM!!
This is a back side, just in case you were needing a peek!
It is a pretty bright flower, especially from the road.  But, everytime I am coming and going from my makes me SMILE!!
You can really do this project in all different sizes! 
I know that I will be doing a lot more with painted canvas this summer!
 to see all of the fun projects she has showcased!}
Here is the link to how I made the frame earlier this year.
Linked To:
Blue Cricket Designs              Creations by Kara

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rose Bush

I have had several gals ask me the name of my rose bush and I am not quite sure.
If you do know...please leave a comment!
I thought it was an Evelyn Rose because of all of the petals it has in one rose,
but it doesn't have the detail in the middle.
In my research, I found two possible names of what it could be:
I am a little behind on posting, I have been doing quite a few projects {especially cards}.  So, hopefully I can get around to posting today or tomorrow.
Have a beautiful day

Thursday, May 20, 2010

More Flowers..Real & Fake

Isn't this so beautiful...I am lucky to have this in my front landscaping, they smell divine!!
I love how the rose is packed with tons of petals!
My Clematis flowers just bloomed this week!
They vine up the side of the house close to the front door.
I love the deep purple!
I made this purple barrett today for a little girl that is in my son's class.
They celebrated her birthday at one of those indoor inflatible playlands, he had a blast!
I hope she likes it!
Have a fun day!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Featuring My Little Sister Renee & Her Carseat Covers

My little sis, Renee, is getting really good at making carseat covers! She is planning to start a little business selling them {and maybe nursing covers & I am trying to talk her into aprons, too!}.
When she gets up and running I will definitely let you know!!
In her ward, there is always a baby shower going on {at least one a week!}. So, this is a great baby gift!!
I had a plastic envelope that she used to "wrap" the present.
She didn't have a tag or card, so I whipped this tag up really quick for her...
Isn't this darlin'!!!
I wish that I would've had these for my first 3 dudes!
This is a picture of the one she made for a friend last week.  She came up with the idea of having a button hole in the middle for the toys to be able to go through for the baby to play with.  Genius!
I made Renee one for her little girl, here is the link to that post about it!
Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Satin Peony Tutorial

I learned how to make this flower from a video tutorial from Rhonna Farrer
For all of you wanting to know how to burn the edges to make petals, this is the video for you to watch!
It is a long video jammed packed with tutorials and helpful tips!  Rhonna is so cute and it is fun to watch her show all of her fabulous creations.
I made the flower that she is wearing on her belt in the video.  This flower is about 5" in diameter.
I just took pictures as I went...
I cut a strip of satin about 2" to start and then slowly made the end bigger at about 3".
Cut slits that will become the individual petals on the strip.
"Burn" each petal individually with a candle {don't put it in the fire, but just on the very edge of it}
Get some thread and weave in & out on the bottom to ruffle up the strip.  This makes it easier to attach it to the base.
I just cut a circle out of felt as the base.  Start with the smaller end in the middle and spiral from there.  I had to trim the felt a little when I was done attaching the petal strip with hot glue.
I made it into a barrett.
So much have to try it!!
Linked to:
Someday Crafts

Monday, May 17, 2010


Last week I made it in my favorite flea market and found these beautiful items {plus a patio set that is waiting to be spray painted!}!  In the top left corner those 3 items are old price holders from grocery shelves!!  Then I bought copies of the little vintage pictures that I love to cut and use on cards and etc.  Of course, I have great plans for those old spoons!  I also found these old, soft pillowcases to choose from.  I found this one that was a set of 2, it will be a future dress for Kate.
I went to my parents house over the weekend to help my mom get organized, since she has been back from her mission there have been a lot of things to go through.  It was so much fun to look at old pictures.  My mom had tons of old {unused} Christmas cards that my grandma kept for all of her years!  I just know that I will be able to use them somehow making tags, altering them, even making little boxes!!!  She even had some very old postcards that were amazing!
I didn't mean to make it home with this picture {sorry mom!}, but I just had to share.  It is a picture of my grandma when she was young having a slumber party with her girlfriends.  I just love their nightgowns!!
Enjoy your day...check back soon because I am gathering stuff together for a GIVEAWAY!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mossy Landscape...Craftin' with Leslie

Leslie and I made Mossy Landscapes for seasonal centerpieces today!
We bought old frames at the flea market, my frame is 12"x 20". 
We used our 40% off coupon for the moss.  All you have to do is hot glue the moss on.  Items like seashells, nests, pumpkins, ornaments, maybe a gnome and so on will be changed out during the year!

Leslie made one with the frame on the left and she will be doing the same thing with the frame that is on the top of this picture {old cabinet door}.  She is going to paint it black first.  When she finishes that one I will for sure get a picture of it to share! 
I love it when Junk has Potential! :)
I found a little styrofoam "L" and "R" for Leslie and I to cover with the leftover moss.
My "L" looks like a sasquatch, but I still Love it!
Leslie found this huge flower at Dollar General for $1.  It is probably 6" in diameter.  The local flea market sales copies of vintage pictures like this one that she put in the middle!
I told Leslie that since she didn't want to start a blog {for now} that I will have to do a weekly feature of all of the amazing things that she has decorated in her house called "Leslie's Creations" or something like that.  Did I mention that before I knew Leslie that I used to drive by her house {because it is on the main road in our area} and when she had her windows open I would look in while driving by.  I knew that she had amazing taste before we ended up being BFF or BCF {best craftin' friends}!  I am sure that it freaks her out to think I was her "peeping jenn"!  hee hee!  So, for the past 7 years we have been having fun and it also helps that our families love each other too! 
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My Peonies...& a Headband

***Attention:  if you have a great YW Girl's Camp craft to make...please share with me!***
{I am trying to finalize what crafts I will take to camp for the girls to make that they will like.
Email me or leave a comment with info!  Thanks!}

My Peonies just bloomed in my front landscape area!  I planted the bulbs 2 years ago and they finally grew!  I am in love with them!  We had nasty winds yesterday so I tied it to a wooden dowel to make it sturdy.
My Silver and Gold Satin Flower...I attached a brooch to the back so I can wear it on my shirt or jacket also.  I just hot glued a little grosgrain ribbon to my headband and was able to attach the flower to it that way!
I have had several people ask me how to make them.  
I will make a tutorial sometime this week on how to make them, so easy {and addicting}. 
Have a Beautiful Day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

My Mother's Day Necklace***made by Crimson Clover***

I am in LOVE with my Mother's Necklace.  I had it custom made by Tia from Crimson Clover.
She was so wonderful to work with!  I wanted birthstones of my 4 kiddos on it and she made these "baubles" to dangle from the chain {also bought through her}.
Here is a link to her blog:  Two Junk Chix
I just found these beauties on her etsy site...on my wish list:
I hope that all you Mothers and future Mothers had a wonderful day yesterday! 
I sure did, I was very spoiled!! :) I even had what I call a "Mother's Day Miracle" at church. My husband got special permission from the Bishop to come and sit with me and the kids!  {he is a counselor in the Bishopric} You know, especially if you have ever been a "Sacrament Widow", how wonderful that was! :) Of course the boys were perfect and Kate fell asleep for him!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Teacher Appreciation & Baby Boy Showers

Just a little something to share today...
This is the Teacher Appreciation present for my son's 1st Grade Teacher.
I made her a silk flower that can be worn as a barrett or a brooch & a gift card to Borders.
When I took this picture the coloring was a little looks better in real life!
This week I was invited to 2 Baby Boy showers.
For Janell's baby, my sister and I went in on several things for her.  I thought it would be fun to use a square cloth bin for her "basket", that way she can use it for storage.  I thought it would be fun to have a tag hanging from the handle...My sister found really cute outfits for the little guy at Sam's Club.
This is the card I made for Lindsey's baby boy shower...
Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Clothes Pin fun!!!

I was inspired by a Pottery Barn Lampshade {click here to see.}
I needed a lamp for my craft room and thought it would be a perfect fit!
Y'all...this was soooo easy to make!
It would be fun in your kitchen with recipes and pictures of dinners that you have made, in a kids bedroom with items that they love, in your living room with family pictures and etc.!! 
I love it when I can make something that I have all of the supplies on hand.
This is a picture of the finished product, I LOVE how it turned out!
Before Lamp Picture...I have had it forever and it was needing some TLC!
The first thing I did was spray painted the lamp and 8 clothes pins black {Krylon Black Satin Paint}.
I used Spray Adhesive {my new favorite thing!} to attach the fabric to the lampshade.  I just rolled the shade into the fabric.
Then I trimmed off the edges and attached the remaining edges to the inside.
I lined the inside with black ribbon to hide the edges of the fabric, to give it a finished look.
Then I hot glued the clothes pins to the inside of the shade.  The inspiration shade had it on the outside, but I was wanting to "hide" the pins more.
Then I just had fun adding pictures, tags, flowers and etc. to the lampshade.  The possibilities are endless.  I will be changing this out a lot!
It is so cute turned on!  I have a feeling that I will be making more of these in the future!
Have a beautiful day!
 Linked to:
Blue Cricket Design                The Tidy Mom
The Trendy Treehouse            The Inspired Room
A Soft Place to Land              It's a Hodgepodge Life
Silly Little Sparrow                A Few of My Favorite Things
Me and My Bucket                Poppies at Play
My Backyard Eden                It's Fun To Craft
It's So Very Cheri                  The Finer Things in Life
Chic on a Shoestring              Tatertots and Jello Weekend Wrap-up
Funky Junk Interiors               Under the Table and Dreaming