Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wood Signs

This project is one that I have wanted to tackle for a long time and just haven't. There is no reason other than I just haven't. Yesterday I took the plunge and stopped at our local hardware store and picked up a couple of salvage boards for $2.00 a piece. You can't go wrong with that price!! I grabbed some gel stain, rubber gloves, an old sock, and some paint. I stained the wood first and let that dry. Secondly I used a dry foam brush and brushed on the Great Gray paint I wanted, leaving it rather roughly dry painted. After that sanded it down and sealed it with a clear coat. I am happy with the results and can't wait to add vinyl to it!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Challenge Time!!

Today I am looking for organizational ideas and inspiration. I would love to hear what your favorite organizational tip is. Comment below and I will draw out a name from everyone who comments and they will get a special little something from me!!! Can't wait to hear your ideas and tips!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Buffalo and Mystery Vacation Trip

Last summer my husband took us on a mystery vacation trip. He didn't let us know where we were going, just how many days to pack for. The kids tracked the trip on a map and we had a BLAST! I can't wait to do it again one day. We ended up in South Dakota and it was amazing. My oldest loved the buffalo that we saw. When Dani put out High Adventure, I knew it was perfect for these pictures. It was a lot of fun to use and made this layout come to life. Here's to our next adventure!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Buttons, Buttons, Who's got the buttons??

Today I found myself in need of some buttons. Well, my scrapping/hobby budget is non-existant right now so I had to be creative. I remembered I had some stamps so I got them out but they were a bit big for what I wanted. I went ahead and decided to play so I got out my Artiste cartridge and a cereal box. I cut the box down and put it on my mat, yes a CEREAL box.
I looked at the stamps for the size I needed and selected the shape and size that coordinated. The box worked wonderfully, as you can see.
Next I decided that I had to prime them so I found a recipe I used a long time ago that uses baby cornstarch powder, glue, white paint, and water. It worked great!
While they dried, I gathered different inks, sponges, versamark ink, and clear embossing powder.
I went to work playing and figuring out what I liked, didn't like, stamps and ect. Here is how they all came out. I am in love. They are too big for my first idea but I had a lot of fun playing and will use them somewhere. I am now working on some smaller ones for my original idea. See, using just things I had here at home, I solved my problem and didn't spend a dime!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

School Memories Mini

I saw this album a while back and wanted to make it. I believe I saw it from Scrappinology on youtube, but I can't remember for sure.My first idea was to make it for our mini vacation to Branson over spring break but then it hit me to do one for this past school year. I love how it came out and better yet, the kids LOVE it! I am adding more pictures and some final touches but it is almost done.

Close to My Heart:
Chalk it Up Paper
Chalk It up Assortment
Great Job Stamp Set
Artiste Cartridge
Artbooking Cartridge
Artfully Sent Cartridge

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Family Mini Album

It has taken almost a month or more to get this little album done with working on it 5 minutes here and there, but it is finished!! I am happy with the results. It is fairly simple but that will allow for the photos to stand out more which is the most important thing. I hope you enjoy looking.

CTMH papers and embellishments: Florentine (retired and no longer available)
CTMH stamps: Family Love D1506 (click on Family Love to be taken directly to stamp set)
CTMH Cricut Cartridges: Art Philosophy