Monday, March 8, 2010

I Love Black Spray Paint!!!

I just love how spray paint makes old items look new again. I have been spray painting a few items I have around my living room black. I love the way they have turned out. First picture is of a metal vase, originally silver (which I liked) but I changed it to black. I love how it looks now.
Then I have this shelf I bought in November of last year at a Craft fair. I loved the red but I did not have anything red in my room, so I took it down and look at it now!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March Hostess Project

The Milk Carton box is a project I picked out for March's Hostess club. I thought it would be fun and also a cute way to make something for Easter, instead of the everyday Easter basket. You could easily put chocolates inside and give it to someone special. I used the new roller from Stampin' Up, Very Vintage and inked it with Soft Suede. I inked the edges with Close to Cocoa and added the circle flower. I like that it is simple but very cute.
The card below is for a Party that is coming up soon. I used the Vintage Vogue stamp set from Stampin' Up. The cardstock is Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Kraft, and Whisper White. I also added lace. The card I saw actually made the lace from paper but I choose to use real lace. This card was really simple, it took me five minutes to make, I love easy cards. So I thought I would do this for the party because it was so easy to make.

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

As the weather is slowly starting to change, I cannot help but think about the beautiful spring and summer colors. So, I decided that to help make it spring and summer faster around my home, I made a bunch of flowers from paper, ribbon, and an old pair of jeans. I am going to be offering the Hostess club an opportunity to learn to make these flowers. I think it will be lots of fun and it will help the hostess club ladies to create beautiful and one of a kind works.

Cards for Card exchange

This is a "congrats" card for a card exchange I am involved in. I used the square template for the cuttle bug and inked it with not quiet navy. I used the All About U stamp set, the U is stamped in Summer Sun and then I embossed it with clear embossing powder.

This card was for the Easter exchange. I normally don't send out Easter cards, but saw this cute Lamb idea on Split Coast Stampers and decided to give it a try. I used the scalloped circle punch for the body, the 1" circle punch for the head, the hair is a flower from a Cricut cartridge and the ears and feet are from flower petals from a Cricut cartridge. It was a little time consuming to make but after I figured it out, it does not take to long to make.

Drawer Ribbon holders

These are two old dresser drawers we found. My mom and I washed them to prep for spray paint. After all the drawers were spray painted and completely dried, I used mod podge for the scrapbook paper on the inside. I put the handles back on, we drilled holes on the sides for the dowels, and put all of our ribbon on the dowels. The ribbon fits great and I love the fact that I can see all the ribbon I have without searching through boxes. When drilling holes for the dowels be sure to measure the diameter of the spool other wise the spools will not spin. My mom found the idea from another blog, Blue Cricket Designs. Thanks for the great idea, it helped us get organized and it's a great way to display all the fun ribbon you own.