Nov 29, 2012 - Just For Fun!    No Comments

Santa Claus is Coming To Town

I wanted to do something I saw on Pinterest, so I did what any girlie girl would do, got a pedicure!

Excuse the “not a foot model” feet.

It was fun explaining to the little girl what I wanted, but once we “Googled” it she was so excited to be challenged to do something fun.

 

 

 

Luckily in Texas you can wear flip flops for most of the year…..it’s suppose to be 70 today. Every time I look down at my feet they make me smile.

 

I get to move this to my Pinterest Board – Completed.

 

 

Hmmmm, I think this may get me on the naughty list.  As my Daughter #1 said, “so gaudy, but I want to do that too!”

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 5, 2012 - Craft Projects    No Comments

Boo Smores!

I know Halloween is passed, and we really don’t celebrate this particular holiday.

However, I try to pass out something at our meetings at work that will brighten the support staffs time that they have to spend in the meeting.

Super simple…..I like the ghost peeps and the snack size Hersey’s bar fits nice in the little package.

Basic 2 graham cracker squares, ghost peeps, Hersey’s snack bar in a bag with a rectangle of Halloween paper with the MS drip punch and a little ribbon.

 

Turned out super cute and the support staff loved it.  Ok, I had two left over for the Grand kids, nailed it!

 

This was super simple and very quick to put together.   Will do this again!

Nov 4, 2012 - Craft Projects    No Comments

Chalkboard Art

I know it’s been a while since I posted but I finally sat down today to have some fun.

 

I’ve been seeing a lot of chalkboard art and I’ve been wanting to try it.

I found some chalk pens @ M’s back in the area where they keep Martha Stewart’s paints.  Used their 40% off coupon plus their multiple $$ off with the size of purchase $5 up to $20.00, etc.  Yes, they let me use both.

 

 

I found a saying I liked on line……I think I linked through Tip Junkie.  Printed it off on regular paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turn the paper over and used regular chalk to put a layer of chalk across the entire sayings.  The chalk will act as a transfer medium when I trace the saying onto my Chalkboard.

 

 

 

 

 

Next tape the saying onto the chalkboard in the area you want to transfer.  Use a sharp pencil or a fine pen and trace around the saying and art.

Hmm, can’t tell by this picture but I taped it in the middle of my chalkboard.

 

 

 

 

I started at the top, filling in the words (or writing) and worked my way down.  Be careful where your hand lays as this chalk will get wiped away.

A better way (now that I’ve finished) is probably to start at the bottom and work your way up.

 

 

 

 

This really didn’t take that long and I love the way this turned out.  The chalkboard pens will clean off with a damp cloth.

 

I will definitely, do this again….maybe more elaborate and bigger….can’t wait.

Acorns, Acorns Acorns

I am so into Fall this year for some reason!

Remember this little arrangement sitting on my dining room table?

See the little acorn, I decided to give that some “Sherrification”!

 

 

 

 

Here are the supplies you will need, or something similar.  Click on the picture to make it bigger.

Glue

Glitter (I’m using German Glass Glitter).  Love the chunkiness and the look.

Foam Brush or some type of applicator to put the glue on.

Something to catch the glitter that falls off so you can re-use it (I’m using a coffee filter).

 

 

I applied glue to the top of the acorn in sections.  That way the glue doesn’t dry out before you get the glitter on.

The glue I’m using gets tackier when it sets for a few seconds so it grabs the glitter better.

 

 

 

 

 

I sprinkled the German Glass Glitter onto the acorn over a coffee filter.

I work my way all the way around the top of the acorn.

At this point I’m not worried that it didn’t cover everything, I’ll come back to that.

 

 

 

 

I let it set and dry for “a spell” and then I start working on the areas that need additional coverage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I repeat the process until I get it the full coverage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I use black German Glass Glitter (using the same technique) for the stem.

 

Look you can still see the diagonal lines that were cut in the top before I “Sherrified” it.

 

 

 

 

Here it is sitting with the pumpkins in the tray.  I love the little pop of color and glitz it added.  Hmmm, I think I have a large acorn I was working on from last year.  

Got to go give it some “Sherrification”!

 

 

 

 

Oct 1, 2012 - Craft Projects    No Comments

Autumn – Printable Art

Recently, I started adding some printable art to my decor.  You can always find free printable art for personal use on the web.

 

I like to do a little “Sherrification” to them to give it my own twist.

 

 

 

I used some Stickles, Copic Markers, Liquid Pearls, and inking along with other various items.  Some of it adds texture and dimension to the piece.

I found my piece over @  http://www.overthebigmoon.com/fall-subway-art.

I printed off on colored card stock and then mounted it on  chocolate brown card stock to provide some contrast.

 

 

It fit very nicely in my frame and add my little gold pumpkin, makes the home feel rather toasty.  The other little burlap pumpkin is from Hobby Lobby.

 

 

 

 

 

It has rained for a couple of days here and it is beginning to feel like fall.  I even wore some boots today to church.

Grab you a nice frame and find you some great free subway art and use it to help change the decor of the room.  Very inexpensive.

Sep 29, 2012 - Craft Projects, Tutorials    No Comments

Pumpkins, Pumpkins – Oh Yes!

I often check out the $1 spot at Target and recently I scored a cute little pumpkin.

 

Wish I had gotten more, it is just the right size and the technique I’m going to show you is so easy.

 

 

 

 

You will need a tube of  Gold Leaf Rub ‘n Buff, your finger, and the knowledge this is a little messy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have had mine so long it is almost dry, so I just cut the tube open to get to the part that was not dried out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I took the little stem off and started rubbing the Gold Leaf onto the pumpkin.  As you can see by my figure it is messy but it will scrub off.

 

Love the look the Gold Leaf gives the pumpkin.  If the coverage is not even you can go back over those spots or leave them.  I like a little of the orange showing through.

 

 

I took the stem and hot glued some jute, wrapping it around until all of it was covered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the stem was completely wrapped I used a dab of hot glue on top of the pumpkin and re-inserted the stem.  Cute!  Remember this is $1 Pumpkin and the jute I have had forever!

 

 

 

 

 

To finish it off I made a bow out of wired ribbon and hot glued that on to the top.  I’ve had the ribbon for a long time too.  It is great to use up some of the “stuff” in stash.

The color here is a little off, but the previous picture is closer to the real color of how the Gold Leaf looks.

 

 

 

 

So simple, sweet and easy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

How cute and simple are these.  Hmm, I wonder if there is any left at the $1 spot, or maybe the Dollar Store.  Thanks for stopping by I’ve got to go and find more of these and buy some more Gold Leaf or maybe Silver Leaf.

Sep 28, 2012 - Just For Fun!    No Comments

October – Fall – Thanksgiving

I normally do not decorate for every season.  However, this year I am so into Fall and all the warm feelings that this season brings.

God in His total intelligence of what we need so amazes me.  He knew exactly that we (His most awesome creation) would need seasons.  So out of His love for us He created us four very distinct seasons.

Oh I know here in Texas they are not  always so drastic from each other, but the animals and plants recognize them and respond to them even if our temperatures don’t reflect them. 

 

 

I have found some very cute items at HL, that sit perfectly inside the tray on my dining room table.  Just a hint of Fall and Thanksgiving.

Cute little Pilgrims that originally were $9.99/ea., scored at 40% off.

 

 

 

 

Cute variations on pumpkins and a cute acorn, again at 40% off at HL.  I’m going to try a little “Sherrification” on the acorn.

Love the simplicity of these items.

 

 

 

 

How are you decorating for the new season?  Pumpkins or directly in to the Halloween mania?

 

Hmm, looks like I need to add some rust colored flowers to my arrangement.  I can do that, a girl always needs a reason to shop!   Bingo!

HomeGoods Stylescope – What are You?

 

Here is something fun today, go to this website and pick 5 pictures then submit and it will tell you your style.  Mine was spot on!

http://www.homegoods.com/stylescope

FarmHouse Glam:

Farmhouse Glam is the delicate, exquisite balance between beautiful femininity and rustic nonchalance. She’s all about the discovery of unexpected sparkle amidst the less polished. She wears high heels and a denim jacket, a string of pearls and bare feet. And her home feels as special as it does comfortable.

  • Not so much about pearls, but they had me with Mercury Glass.

A Touch of New Country

New Country understands the value of slowing down, enjoying the sunsets, bringing the outside in, and feeling a real sense of relaxation in her space. She is laidback, but her style is still intentional and beautiful in its rustic elegance.

  • I think this description works for me, at least I’m trying to be more laidback!

 

How about you?  What is your style?

 

 

Sep 4, 2012 - Craft Projects, Tutorials    No Comments

Read for a Spell – Teacher’s Gift

My #1 Daughter found these cute embossed tin signs on Pick Your Plum last year.

These make cute Teacher gifts as those little ones start learning how to read.

 

 

 

 

These are so simple, I did a collage of pictures to show you the basics:

1.  Inked the embossed parts of the tin with StazOn Ink – Black

2. Cut out the saying with Silhouette Cameo using black vinyl

3. Removed the negative space and applied transfer tape to the remaining words, burnishing with a card

4. Peeled the vinyl ensuring it stuck to the transfer tape

5. Placed on the tin and burnished again with card, starting in corner start peeling back transfer tape and rocking back and forth as you peel it off

6. Add ribbon for cuteness!

 

 

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