Monday, October 31, 2011

Scary Mini Banner

I made a quick 10-minute mini banner today.  It has seriously been one of those days with my 2-year old that I had to focus on something that was fast!  Mostly because Kate needs 24/7 surveillance, she is into everything! :)  I am trying to enjoy this season of having a 2-year old!

I just love Canvas Corp's Chalkstock tags, especially the triangle shaped one.
More information on how I made this mini banner HERE.

Have a wonderful Halloween!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Goodie Boxes

I made these Halloween Goodie Boxes this past summer for Canvas Corp's CHA Booth.  I just thought they were fun to make!
I made them using Canvas Corp’s Halloween papers that coordinate perfectly with our basic paper lines and an Accu-Cut die cutting system. Just had a few embellishments and it is done! The Halloween words were cut out of the word patterned paper and all of the edges of the papers were inked.
More info HERE.
Enjoy your day...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Canvas Corp Giveaway

Canvas Corp is having an awesome giveaway as a part of a celebration over at Scrapbooks Etc. Magazines Facebook page.
Here is the LINK to find out how to enter...over $100 worth of products.

That is an 12"x24" stretched canvas by the way, it is so fun to design using that size!

I hope that you are enjoying your day!

Monday, October 24, 2011

KC Temple and a Birthday Banner

Bill and I had a little "get-a-way" to Kansas City last week and we drove around to find the Kansas City LDS Temple that is still under construction.  It is gorgeous!  The details are amazing.  The windows have a really pretty turquoise color to them, like a patina.  They were working on the landscape and the parking lot the day we drove by.  This picture that I took doesn't do it justice of how beautiful it is!
 Today was one of my hubby's co-workers birthday.  As you can see...her name is Janet!  I tried to make it pretty simple, I used a paper pack of GCD paper.  I hope that she liked it.
 Side view of the banner. It is hard to tell, but the floral paper is flocked and the dot paper has a pretty sheen to it.
What is it about having a banner pinned up for a birthday celebration?  I don't know, but I hope to have one myself one of these day...I will probably have to make it myself! :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pinterest Finds...

I have found my new favorite blog:  Corner House blog.  Laura has some serious DIY going on.  If I had some extra time lying around between now and the 31st, I would make this...LOVE IT!!!

Button Necklace from etsy...sold :(  I would seriously wear this everyday!!  It also has a fall feel to it.
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My obsession with a white kitchen is still alive and well.  Instead of painting my kitchen cabinets for my birthday I ended up getting a new laptop instead...I know, I should've painted my cabinets.  One of these days!
What I love about this kitchen is the random pops of color, I would love to just hang out in this kitchen/dining area all day long!
found on:  A Life's Design blog {She has a lot of great inspiring pictures on her blog!}

Will do this...will do this...will do this...
Sharpie and a lampshade and there you go!!
A Little Glass Box blog has a lot of great ideas!

Yes, I want to make these also...the cheaper version of course!

There were so many amazing quotes from General Conference.  This is one that stood out to me.  I have only been texting for a year and it is so quick and convenient that I do have to be quick to be on my knees praying!!
On Skariann Blog, she has several other printables that she made up of quotes.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Save the Date...October 31st pillow

Can I just tell you that I seriously have the best job!!!  I love working for a company like Canvas Corp that has fantastic products.  I had fun working on this Halloween project.  They sell several different sizes of pillow forms like this 10"x18" one.  I cut the Chalkstock in a fun shape and attached it to a pillow!!  You can change the words daily for fun.  I have a Chalk marker that erases easily with a wipe and it gives a cleaner look that just plain 'ol chalk. 
For more details on how I made this, click HERE.

Enjoy your day!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Pinterest Finds...

A Place for Us Blog has a tutorial on how to make these beautiful paper bag flowers!  In love and will make for sure!  I think they will be pretty using white bags also.

This one is actually from Pottery Barn, but it inspired us, in the Young Women's Presidency, to make chandeliers for our Young Women in Excellence program next month!  I am going to start punching out circles tonight, we are making 1 large one and 2 medium sized ones {332 circles for the large chandelier and 860 circles for the other 2!}  We decided to use shiny, silver wrapping paper from Hobby Lobby.  I can't wait to make them and take a picture of them to share.  I think that it will be fantastic for a wonderful night for the YW!!
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First of all, I would love to paint my piano white like this one and second...isn't this so awesome!  I love how she made the banner have several layers!  This is from Carina Gardner, she has PDF files to download on how she made this...I want to make this!!

I am inspired once I will have to go and do!!
I have been still working on my purging of my home decor and etc.  I am sending them to the flea market to sell just in time for the craft fairs this weekend!  My house is starting to look bare...but it is a good thing!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Stuff for the Flea Market...

I am a collector of stuff...I admit it!  I have so many random picture frames that I have bought over the years {they are mostly from goodwill or really cheap-o}.  I am trying to purge my "collections" and sell them at the Flea Market {it really is more like a Boutique}. 

I just got out some of my scrapbook supplies {that I also "collect"} and made simple sayings and designs.

 I love the song "Count your Blessings"!  I thought this was a fun one for a Thanksgiving theme.
 Seriously...two seconds to make!  I love this Basic Grey paper, it looks like eyeballs!  I used American Crafts shiny letters.
 This is the more rustic version of thanksgiving theme.  It is old-style scrapbook design too...:)
 I LOVE this quote by President Monson, "Your Future is as Bright as your Faith".  I really and truly believe that!  The person that buys this can also add a picture to the left of the quote...optional of course.
 Not a conventional color combo for Halloween, but these picture frames had enough of an orange tint to it that I decided to try it out with the Black and White.  I love mixing black and brown.  Years ago I wouldn't even consider it...especially in fashion.
I hope this inspires you to get out your "old" stuff and transform it into some fun Holiday decor!