Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Took these pics this morning, Tracy wanted to put this picture of the front door on her business sight. The welcome on the front door is a vinyl sticker. We are getting ready to do a clock soon. Numbers will be words and I have purchased a battery clock kit. Pictures when I complete this one!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Craft Room

I have been working on a room upstairs that will become my stamp/craft room. I have yet again painted the kitchen table! I have painted the room a very pretty shade of what I would call green, Martha Stewart paints calls it "Beachsand". I have partnered it with another MS color called "tidewater". So table top, chair and the frame on the memo board are that color. I found panels at T J Maxx for $7.00 each and the material at craft wharehouse. I plan on adding something to the panels but I could not resist because they were exactly the "tidewater" color oh and because they were cheap! I still have a shelf to hang, for those who remember it was the one that hung on the wall behind the table in VA. I painted it a bright white. I will have more pics when I have it more together.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

WE finished putting up these retro silhouette's, I love them just something special about these ladies. Tra did an awesome job putting them on vinyl and purchasing some dollar store frames painting them black. The ladies are put directly on the wall and I removed the backing and the glass from the frames and put them up with my new favorite thing command for pictures!

Monday, April 5, 2010


Here are the cards I did today, one is for a friend for her birthday and the other clearly for either Mom or Kevin's Mom for Mother's day. Paper crafting and stamping changes all the time and what I am seeing more and more are crafters are using more paper punches. The bird and the leaf is one punch. The nest on the Mother card is a circle punched and then I cut the stem of the leaf in different neutral and browns and overlapped them to get the look of a nest. Saw this on a website and thought I would try it.
I just need to get some inspiration to get into the craft room, it can be very theraputic to forget everything else I need to do and just dive in. Once I am doing something I lose all track of time!


We had a real nice day yesterday, Engel's came over for dinner. I guess it was all tasty, at least the comments I received were favorable! The one that makes me the happiest is to watch Jess, she truly enjoys her meals and thanks you all the way through! Everyone would think they were a master chef if they got to cook for her!
We played cards and of course that is always fun! I won which is a very rare occurence but always a welcome one!

I have promised myself to take time and get back into the craft room from this time forward. I have made two cards today, very similar in style I will post these next. :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Just Something I Made

Just Something I Made

I have copied these silhoettes and Tra is going to make me vinyl. I am 5 in my laundry room, vinyl to the wall with frames from the dollar store that I am going to paint black. I do consider myself a bit more modern than these ladies, but I think they are cute and I say anything goes in a laundry room. I just checked and this link worked! Just scroll down below the soap dispensers.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Panels finally hung!

We finally hung the panels in the dining area. They look great and we love them. I had the bottom of the panels from VA, our ceilings are higher here so all the panels we had in VA are a bit too short. I found material at Joann's ordered it and found a lady to sew the material on top of the panels. I love how it turned out, she also made a roman shade for the kitchen window.

We bought a 6 foot wood pole, brackets and finials all spray painted in Hammered black. I did not want the rod to completely cross the window as these are purely window adornments and not functional.

The shelf that is pictured Kevin and I made(really I just stood by and watched)! We got the idea from another blog "thrifty chic decor" she copied shelves from the Ballard designs catalog. So I think and I use that word most carefully I am done with the main living area of the house.
Now on to the yard and patio that time of year you know!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Today I am painting a wood curtain rod, brackets and finials. I hope to hang the curtains later today if I can get Kev away from basketball on TV March madness you know! Once this is done I believe the dining area can be called done. Maybe keep our eyes open for a rug, the weather is so nice here I am thinking we will soon be starting to think about getting outside and what we need to spruce it up. Of course I will keep pictures coming.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The processed continued

So I will post pics that now show the work accomplished and my vision for the new dining room. I still will have some photos to post when drapes are hung and the completion of the chandelier parts are put together. WE are thrilled and this house feels like home!