Hey folks, it’s been a while. Lots of work and hardly any play 😖
Today I’m sharing my first attempt at string art. This one comes with a story …
A childhood friend of mine had a baby many years ago. When the baby was born I hand painted a wooden name plaque. It turns out that they’ve held onto the gift all these years ❤️ Her baby is now 15 years old! She contacted me and requested a new updated name plaque for his birthday. I was beyond honored to fulfill such a beautiful request.
Below is the original wooden name plaque. Clearly has 15 years of use on it.
Below is the new name plaque I created. Staying in tune with the original it has that hand painted feel to it. I had recently become obsessed with string art videos and thought I’d take a crack at it. The plaque is a bare wood display from Hobby Lobby. Use the 40% coupon! I used Varathane Wood Stain in the color Kona.
Below is a progress photo. I printed the name on a sheet of copy paper and nailed right through it. In retrospect I wish I HADN’T done that. After tearing the sheet off I sat there with tweezers trying to pull little specks of white paper that was caught under the nail 😣 super aggravating. Avoid doing that!
Hope you enjoyed this project! I’ve got two other posts coming soon! Muahhh 💋
Hello friends! I made these gorgeous giant paper flowers to adorn a dessert table at a sweet 16 party. They are all flat-back flowers hot glued onto a worn fence for that country feel ❤️ enjoy the video, folks! Love and miss you guys 💋
Hello! It’s been a long time folks.
I wanted to share my newest project. I helped a lovely coworker with her first baby shower. She’s having a girl that she has named Leahna ❤️
I made large paper flowers, a paper fan display, and a guest book. She and another co-worker handmade the centerpieces , flag banner, and invitations. It was gorgeous!
The flowers were supposed to be gathered on a curtain like this, but the stand didn’t work out. So, they decided to spread them out along the focus wall.
I used Kathy Orta’s Hidden Hinge Binding System for this album. I used Tyvek IN the page hinges and in the cover hinges for a strong hold against tearing. There are 8 double sided pages, 8 double sided inserts (not pictured, but you can see them peeking through the half circle punch. They are just baby themed patterned paper with 3 guests cards per side), 86 total guest tags.
I’m just happy to be a part of something sooo cute! Congratulations to the new parents 👣👶
Hello Friends! I’m super excited to share an update on my craft room. I’ve added another work surface and changed my stamp storage. Not a complete overhaul, but I just cleaned it and fell in love with it all over again! I think all crafters get excited and take pictures of clean work areas 😝
Here is a link to my original post showing you my craft desk: My Creative Workspace.
I purchased this large table from a clothing store that was shutting down in the mall for $50!!! I couldn’t walk away from such a deal.
It fit like a glove! My design paper storage slid perfectly underneath it. Two storage cubes sit on top with my solid cardstock and special paper pads. My cutting mat and large paper trimmer sit on it, as well. The containers on the right are my large sizzix dies, texture plates, sprays, and medium gels. My die cutting machine finally has an assigned spot that’s out of the way!
In my original post I had binders that stored my stamps. Nothing was wrong with that system, it worked. However, I fell in love with the fridge containers and Elle Pockets that Jennifer McGuire kept showing off. Love, love love! So much easier to use at home or travel to crops with. The dividers are heavy cardstock with labels. Easy peasy!
This is still the same as before, but I wanted to show how much more I’ve added to it! The top round spice containers are from IKEA and the rounds ones near the bottom are from Dollar Tree! Eh, the magnets aren’t as powerful, but they stay put.
Ta-da! Full view of my work space. I’m head over heals for it all. Everything is within reach. Having two different work surfaces is amazing! I don’t have to constantly move things out of the way when I bring my trimmer or scoreboard out. My Project Life layouts don’t get shoved around (because then I forget how I had it) when I’m trying to work on an individual card. Love it!
I thought about getting a stool for the taller table, but I’ve managed well so far without it.
Hope you enjoyed! Thanks for visiting!
I’ve been dying to share this project. I video recorded the entire project from start to finish, but I’ve had trouble editing it 🎥🎬 ughhh.
This was for my Brother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law for their Black and White wedding in September of 2015.
The bottom two boxes are the largest size of the United States Postal Service. They’re free at your local post office!!!
The small top box is a kids shoe box. I cut the bottom of the middle box and the top of the bottom box so that the two boxes are hollow in the middle. This allows the envelopes to fall all the way to the bottom. The small to box on top is just for decoration, it is not connected to the inside of the bottom two boxes.
I wrapped 11 sheets of 12×12 scrapbook paper around each side. The top box has a lid that is wrapped individually instead of around the whole thing. I finished each individual box before hot glueing them all together.
I made mini boxes out of the same paper as the lid. It holds up the letters and flowers, but doesn’t stand out. The chipboard letters were from a $1 bin at Target. The paper flowers are from Prima. The picture below is viewed from the back.
I used strips from a diamond mesh roll for all 3 boxes for some bling 💎
My Sister-in-Law sent me this picture of the over flowing envelopes. SO AWESOME!
I loved making this box! I made one for my own wedding the night before my reception LOL it was simple and a lot smaller.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog!!! Lots of love & hugs ❤
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all!!! It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this creative space 😒 but
I’d like to share the fireplace and chimney I created for my work desk … This isn’t my original idea, I pulled it from Pinterest. I hand cut it from copy paper boxes! I changed the computer background to a fireplace and removed any screensaver.
I pulled this together over 2 very late nights and felt like giving up a few times lol but I successfully completed it. 🙌 Love and miss everyone here, hope to see you again in 2016!
Happy Monday!!! I wanted to post this yesterday, but my Hunny Bunny and I opted to pick up a pizza and watch a handful of New Releases. Sweet and blissful love. It’s what makes my world go ’round.
Speaking of love, I’m sharing a layout I made. My favorite photo of us the night of my brother’s wedding. I actually backed it on thick chipboard that I can frame and hang up.
I’m submitted this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes With Buttons.
I impulsively purchased the huge flower waiting in line at Michael’s (those dollar bins are dangerous lol). The key too!!! Everything else I pulled from my existing stash and just kept layering until it looked good.
BONUS DIY: If you look real close you can see some color sprays behind the flower and picture. This is the first time I use sprays or mists so I went light. Looking back now, I wish I had sprayed heavier lol
I bought empty spray bottles and gel food coloring. They don’t clog up the sprayers and the color is richer. I YouTubed tutorials and watched dozens of vids before deciding this was what I wanted to try first.
Thanks guys! Up next: I pulled out an unfinished project from the vault 😉