Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall fireplace mantel

I love to decorate my mantel above my fireplace....the new pictures that I took of my kids came in handy to put into two frames that I had just sitting around, so here is my mantel with new pictures and some fall decor.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Photo shoot with my kids.

It's very hard to get my kids to agree to me taking their pictures. I can never get them to let me just snap photos of them. So for weeks now I have been telling them that I want to take them on a photo shoot. And for weeks they have been avoiding it. Yesterday was a perfect fall day, warm weather, the sun was shining and for once Mariah didn't have to work. So I told them both Friday night, be prepared because mom is taking you two out to get some pictures. Saturday rolled around and of course I got arguments from both of them......but.......I was stern, told them both to shower and that it would take less then an hour. It was painful to hear them complaining but I knew that they would struggle through the complaints and do it just to make me happy.
So here are a few of my favorites.




Tuesday, October 11, 2011

On a sewing roll........

Well, there are TWO things that I found that were super cute that I wanted to try, so I got my sewing machine out and cleaned all the dust off of it. LOL I am NOT a sewer.........I bought this machine a couple of years ago when it was the HOT thing to sew on your scrap book pages and that is all I have ever used for it with the exception of hemming something here or there.

So here is another pumpkin that I made tonight. The first one posted below I took to work and it sits on my desk...well.......wouldn't you know, my co worker wants one.....LOL
But I think that I will keep this one, (I like it better) and give her the first one that I made.






















Now on to the dress form pin cushion.
Someone showed me this tut on line (HERE)

Took me a few days to wrap my mind around how to pin the sides on this dress form. And then when I figured that out and started sewing I realized that I am BAD at sewing.....LOL I need practice, so this is my first practice dress form. There are flaws that I have tried to cover up, and its not perfectly straight.......but it turned out OK...I think that these are just super cute.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fabric Pumpkin........

So there was a woman at work who had a couple of these on her desk and I said "those are cute where did you get them?" She then told me that she made them.....HMMMMMMM, so I googled a tutorial and found this one: CLICK HERE

Well then I had to go to Hobby Lobby because I didnt have any fall material, they didnt have much to choose from so I just got a yard of this orange. I already had leaves and the raffia and flowers....so instead of making a fabric stem I went out into the yard and found a stick, and that is what I decorated the top with.

I am taking this one to work to set on my desk, but I think Im going to look for more material and make a few cute ones for my living room to put on my fireplace mantel.



Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bella Creations DT reveal day

YEHHHHHHHHH..................its that time again the 5th of the month were we get to reveal our awesome work over at Bella Creations for the upcoming challenges that we have this month.
Seriously, where are you been? You need to come over to BELLA CREATIONS and join in on the fun and the great challenges that we do every month. Not to mention that there are always awesome sponsors with prizes up for grabs. This month we have SASSY STUDIO DESIGNS , Samiam's Eye Candy Magic and Flying Unicorns.

Now who in the heck doesnt want to win some goodies from one of these fabulous sponsors?

With that being said, here are a couple of projects that I did for Bella Creations. I was sent this cute lieel card kit to work with, but I not only made a card I also use some of the kit to decorate a wood frame.

The Bella Unique Challenge is the one that I did this month and here is a link to the techinique that we are using for the challenge:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6ezk4Ny7-0

Fun using crepe paper to make your own embellishment. That is what I did on the card:



With some of the other pieces that I received in the little kit that Lacee sent me I made this wooden frame that can be bought at Hobby Lobby for a few dollars. I colored it with black paint and then just decorated it.



I have one more project that I will be loading by this weekend. Its with one of the images that our sponsor Sassy Stuido Designs sent to the DT to work with. I am a little late in getting it completed but will get it posted this weekend!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Hens Den FIRST Blog HOP


The Hens Den FIRST blog hop starts NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are so excited over at the Hens Den to do our very first blog hop. The design team has been working hard on some new product that we got in the store and we are all going to share with you what we have done using the Echo Park Halloween line called Apothecary Emporium Collection.
Here it is already October 1st, can you believe it? Well it’s true and to kick off the month and spooky Halloween, what better way to celebrate this blog hop then by giving away this Echo Park line to one lucky winner!

That’s right, the winner of our blog hop will be announced on October 3rd and you will have a chance to win the Echo Park Apothecary line that you can view you can view (HERE) in the Hens Den store, as well as a gift certificate to the store to do your own shopping!

Now what do you have to do?
First and foremost you must become a follower of the Hen’s Den Blog HERE
This is where the hop will start. Become a follower, and head on over to the next blog which will be Charlies blog. Charlie is the owner of HENS DEN. You must also become a follower of Charlie’s blog and leave a comment.

CHARLIE’s blog is : CLICK HERE (CHARLIES BLOG) After you go to Charlies blog you will then go to the next DT’s blog which will be
Cheri’s blog, become a follower and leave a comment.

Cheri’s blog is : CLICK HERE (CHERI'S BLOG) Then you will head to Brittney’s blog, become a follower and leave a comment.

Brittneys blog is: CLICK HERE (BRITTNEYS BLOG)Then head over to Elish’as blog, become a follower and leave a comment.

Elisha’s blog is : CLICK HERE (ELISHA'S BLOG)And last but not least, go to Carla’s blog, become a follower and leave a comment..

Carla’s blog is: CLICK HERE (CARLA'S BLOG)

Once you have become a follower of the Hen’s Den blog, and left a comment for all the DT member’s on their work, and became a follower of their blogs, you then need to go to the Hens Den facebook page and LIKE us. Click here (THE HENS DEN FACEBOOK PAGE) You then must leave a comment on our facebook page that you have completed the blog hop, by following all blogs and leaving comments on all blogs. Once we received this notice on FB we will enter you in for the chance to win the Echo Park Apothecary Emporium Collection.

Good luck to everyone, and have fun hopping!

Here is a project that I did using the Echo Park Apothecary Emporium Collection line.
This is a Graphic 45 /Black Policy Envelope Album. I cut the papers out, distressed the edges, inked the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink, and adhered the papers to each envelope. Then I just started decorating with all of the fun Halloween embellishments that I have collected.