Friday, July 25, 2014

Hello everyone!   I hope your all doing great.  I can't thank everyone enough for stopping by during the Where Bloggers Create 2014 blog hop.  I hope you all enjoyed the pictures of my crafting area.  It's very cluttered, and I love it.  At least I was able to clear off my desk so you all wouldn't see how messy it usually is.

Today's project is a cute card I made with silhouettes for the main design.  I'm so in love with the style of this card, as I have always had a love for anything vintage.  I cut out the ladies with my Cricut.  I'm not sure of the cartridge, but if you all really want to know then leave a comment and I'll be glad to go through my supplies and see if I can find which one I used.

Isn't the cameo button so cute?  It's by Jesse James buttons.  I inked the edges of the card with Colorbox Chalk ink.  I hope you all enjoy this card as much as I do.  Take care, stay cool, and happy crafting! 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Where Bloggers Create:

Today I wanted to let you all know that I'm participating in a blog party called "Where Bloggers Create 2014".  It's being hosted by Karen Valentine at the website  She has done this for a couple of years now, and this is the first time I've been able to participate.

I was a little leary about participating because I don't have a craft room.  I have chronic pain, and a lot of my crafting is done from my bed.  I didn't want to show you all my messy bedroom so you'll have to settle for my dining room.  My sweety installed some shelves and a custom made desk out of a metal door.  We never eat there, so it was a lot of unused space that had a lot of potential.  I've only had my desk set up less than a year now, but it is amazing to be able to leave my stuff out, and not care.  Here are some of my pictures.

The dining room chairs are some that I picked up at a yard sale for $20.00 for all four.  They looked horrible, and my family couldn't believe I brought home more "junk".  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  I knew I could change their look easily with paint and new upholstery.  I love the way they came out, and needless to say, my family was surprised.

The computer desk that is in the above picture was another yard sale find.  It's great for storage.  Next to it is a long dresser that I stacked more storage containers on top of. 

As you can see from the above picture, I have tons of space for storage.  The desk was made out of an old metal door that we painted dark brown.   My sweety then added wood on the edge of the door to make it look better.  I have a magnetic strip for all my tools.  Underneath my desk is another shelf.  This enables me to have more space for those hard to fit items.

This organizer is another great find.  I was on pinterest and saw this on someone's site.  This is from Harbor Freight.  I used a 20% off coupon, so it brought it down to sixteen dollars.  It was so worth it, as it spins around and helps keep my most used items where I can access them easily.

This is on the opposite side of my desk, and is under a wrap around bar that is in the middle of my kitchen.  I was really nervous about sharing my space, but then again I figured that everyone doesn't have a craft room.  A lot of us only have our dining rooms, beds, or laps.  I hope I've given all of you some ideas for storage that you can apply to your own space.  Please check out the blog hop, and I wish you all happy crafting!!!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Hope you all had a great 4th of July!  Mine was great!  Very relaxing for a change.  I've been restoring an old dresser that I found at a thrift store, and will be sharing pictures of it on here for all of you soon.  I can't believe the transformation.  Well, on with the craft project I wanted to share today.

I couldn't quite decide what I wanted to share.  It was a toss up between a card or a cute tin.  I decided on the card, and will share the tin another day.  This card I made was done with an embossing folder.  That is the part on the dress with the flowers on it.  After I embossed the design onto a piece of pink card stock, I cut out a pattern of a dress.  I then ran chalk ink along the edges and on top of the embossed flower to help the embossing pop out a little.

Then I made a clothes hanger out of a piece of craft wire, found in the jewelry department in Michaels.  If you don't want to make one, then I think Tim Holtz has some premade one's in his craft line.  I then glued a piece of lace hearts to the bottom of the dress.  I put foam dots underneath the dress and then applied the dress to a sheet of Martha Stewart's patterned paper, which I then applied to a sheet of green card stock, that I edged with chalk ink again.  I applied some pretty flowers in each of the four corners.  Last but not least, is the cute bumblebee (Martha Stewart) that I added next to the dress.  The result is a cute, quick card that a lot of women would love to receive.  I hope you all get some creative ideas, and happy crafting!