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Monday, July 24, 2017

Crafty Home Decor

So the past week I have been focusing on finally getting some home decor made and put up. I started with the Dollar Tree wreath, and then moved on to the fully handmade shadow boxes for our bedroom. Today I hung wired lights on an old farmhouse window for our accent wall. I also found an old board in the garage that will work perfectly for a shelf above the kitchen window that I have wanted ever since we moved in a year ago. I will paint and hang it tomorrow and will share pictures of that. The big project though is I found plans for ledge shelves and will be buying wood and making those very soon. I just have to remember how to use the skill saw and cut them. So here's to happy crafting and making a house a home :)

Friday, July 21, 2017

CDD Monthly Mood Board Challenge

Hi everyone, have you checked out this month's mood board challenge at Craftin Desert Divas? It is a fun one with summery colors. I used the Freshly Squeezed  digital stamp set for my take on the challenge. Be sure to join us and tag it using #cddmonthly for you chance to win!



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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Western Fun

It is Rodeo time in Kansas right now with county fairs, big rodeos, and summer time fun! It was a lot of fun making these 2 cards with the Western Cowboy and Rodeo Girl digital stamps from Craftin Desert Divas. I started with printing the digital stamps on bristol smooth white cardstock and using my Tombow dual brush pens to color them in. I then die cut some panels and banners. I stamped the sentiments and added them. For the final touches I found some twine laying around that I wrapped and for the final touch added some sequins!


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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Mood Board Challenge!

Hi everyone. Today is my day to share a Mood Board challenge at Crafting Desert Divas.
Use the above picture to inspire and get your creative juices flowing and then share your creation in the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery on Fb or other social media using the #cddmonthly for your chance to win some prizes!
Here is my card for this challenge. I love this month's inspiration. I used the Freshly Squeezed and Planner Basics Bundle digital stamp sets for this Get well soon card. I also used Wink of Stella to add some overall shine to the lemons, ice cubes, and the glass of lemonade.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

A change of pace

Today I was feeling a little less than inspired with paper so I switched gears. I have been doing some cleaning and have had the itch to dive into some summer projects for the house, just in time for the 105-110 degree weather...LOL That's how I roll normally.
    While cleaning this weekend I came across my bag full of dollar store wreaths, foam, and some leftover ivy. I had plans last summer to make a wreath and never did. Today within an hour, I had this whipped up and hanging. Why did it take me soooo long to get this done???? Am I the only one else like that???
I started with a grapevine wreath from from the Dollar Tree. I had 2 sections of Dollar Tree ivy in the same bag, so I hot glued the end on and started wrapping. Yep, it was THAT easy...LOL


I then found some leftover burlap ribbon from graduation. I used that to make a bow to add to the wreath. I love using things I already have!! 

I added the bow to the wreath with floral wire. 



Finally, I added some burlap ribbon to it to hang it on the door with. I am really happy with my $4.00 wreath! Not too shabby for just using things laying around collecting dust. Not really sure what I was afraid of and why it took so long to do, but it's done now!!!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Freshly Squeezed Shaker

Good morning! I had a lot of fun making this shaker card featuring the Freshly Squeezed digital stamp set from Crafting Desert Divas. It is such a fun set to play with and has so many possibilities. I used Honeycomb sequins for my shaker. I printed off several lemons and lemon slices which I glued to the back of the card behind the sequins. I then created the scene in front and finished it off with Wink of Stella to add some sparkle to it. I hope you enjoy it and it brings some sunshine to your day :)


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Thursday, July 6, 2017

New July Release Day 1

Hi everyone,  today I am sharing a very fun slider card that features the new Ocean border dies and the Ahoy Mate digi stamp. The Ocean border die contains a fun slider that makes making slider cards a breeze. Join us for the release event to see a treasure chest full of goodies that you will not want to miss.