Monday, February 27, 2012

Home is where the ART is.

I love finding new ways to use paper!

I made these fun wooden plaques using the $1 wood ovals from Michaels.

I painted the sides with dark brown and then used hot glue on the front to paste down my favorite Cosmo Cricket Gretel paper.  I sanded the paper to give it a good edge, flush with the wood and to antique it a bit.

The letters were cut from my Cricut and then decorated with lots of little flowers, ribbon and buttons.
I stapled some gingham ribbon on the back of each piece of wood when I was finished.

It's a fun, easy project, and a great way to display your favorite paper patterns.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Sweet Audrey

I stitched this one-of-a-kind Audrey Hepburn piece because I thought it would be fun to work with a gray scale pattern.  She is created using over two dozen shades of gray, black and white.

Breakfast at Tiffany's was such an iconic movie and Hepburn is still the person by which we measure elegance and grace.
I have this finished cross-stitch available on eBay until Sunday here:

I have started the bid at $.99 so that she will be available to anyone who wants it. 
I'm also including FREE shipping world-wide.

Don't miss out on this one. 
Only ONE available!
Thanks so much!


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Meat Tornado

"The less I know about other people’s affairs, the happier I am. I’m not interested in caring about people. I once worked with a guy for three years and never learned his name. Best friend I ever had. We still never talk sometimes."

-Ron Swanson

Mike and I love our Thursday night line-up, not the least of which is Parks & Recreation.  My hubby's favorite character is Ron Swanson and I wanted to do something a little...different...with this year's Valentine for him.

I made this unique greeting using one of Ron Swanson's famous lines from the show, "You had me at meat tornado." and then embellished the card with lots of shiny German glass glitter.

I cut out a heart, popped it with some foam underneath and embellished it with more glitter. 

Love it.

Mike said it's probably the best card I have ever made him.  Boom.  Done.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Everyone I work with at Red Lion ROCKS, so I wanted to make the sales & catering team special Valentine cards this year.

I found this cute idea in a magazine, and started working on these bad-boys assembly line style.

It was nice to put my Cricut to good use, too!

I made this simple pocket by hot-gluing three sides of the polka dot paper.

The most difficult part of my venture was the city-wide search for Pop Rocks. I had no idea how difficult they would be to find. I hit up almost every Sun Mart, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, 7-11 and Conoco in Tri-Cities, Washington!

Thanks for stopping by!  You ROCK, too!  :)


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Digital Age

Ahhh, Christmas morning. 

Two little people enjoying the magic of the holiday and having fun....playing with digital devices??? 

Wow.  When did this happen?

Cousins sitting side-by-side with their iPads and iPods -too cute to pass up this photo opportunity!

I thought I would make an ironic scrapbook layout to showcase their modern toys by making the page in a Vintage style. 

I used to make the picture look like a Polaroid. 

The paper I used is from Sassafras Lass.  I embellished the page with a paper doily and some handmade crocheted flowers. 

Thanks for stopping by!