Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Valentine Decor


Hey sweet friends!
Sharing some Valentine decor with you today.  Are you ready to put out some valentine decor?  The above chippy window I found at a garage sale east of the mountains for a mere $15! 
I have it hung in my living room.  I found the Home sign at TJ Maxx and the valentines decor at Target.


These are my towels that I sell in my 2340 West Newton shop.
I have others available too, but this one is perfect for Valentine's day, weddings, bridal showers and hostess gifts.  
You can check out the other styles on my blog home page at the tabs at the top under 2340 West Newton


Love me some Rae Dunn!  I put the love mug and bowl inside of a wire basket with the little Sweet as Sugar sign and added some greens and M&M's.
I hope I have inspired you to get out your Valentine decor!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Paper Pumpkin January 2018

                         

  For your pleasure and viewing the January Paper Pumpkin 2018
If you receive the kit monthly, this video shows you step by step instructions on how to make your cards.

As you know, I LOVE to change mine up and re-create Julie style.
Below is how I changed mine up.  I used the Party Pandas stamp set to stamp the front, otherwise I used all the other pieces from the kit.


Look at how many cards comes in this kit!
8 of them have small copper hearts on them (top cards)
8 of them have stripes on them (bottom)



I had to add some mini googlie eyes to these little pandas.
My goal is to always show you how to think outside of the box.
OR you can follow the kit just as shown.  I find it fun to apply it 
to whatever upcoming holiday it is or what I might need my cards for.


Cute little valentine's all ready to give.
What's great about these little cards once opened is that you can fit a small candy bar, starbuck's gift card tucked right inside. 











Friday, January 19, 2018

Party Pandas



Happy friday!
Here's another Party Panda card for you.
I just love this happy set! 


I punched a 2 1/4" circle in the center of the card.  Then I stamped the bears separately and cut them out and attach them to the inside of the card. 
 I back a piece of wood style paper from the Serene Scenery paper pack.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Party Pandas



How about a little Valentine card made with the adorable Party Pandas stamp set?  You can earn this stamp set free by spending $50 on anything in the catalog.  Once you hit the $50.00 you get to pick from the Sale A Bration catalog any of the FREE items from the catalog.   Check it out!


Don't these little bears just make you smile?



The little panda on the left has a birthday party hat on when you stamp him, but as you can see I easily cut it off.  Same with the panda on the right.  He holds a balloon on his stamp,  cut it off!
I sound aggressive this morning!



Party Panda
FREE!  with $50 purchase from any current catalog

Party Pandas Clear-Mount Stamp Set







Monday, January 15, 2018

Pallet Shelf



Happy monday morning friends!
Sharing with you this morning this shelf I made yesterday.
I had an old pallet sitting on my back porch that I had used in a few events last year.  It was dry brushed turquoise, so I lightly painted it a oatmeal color.


I think it turned out pretty neat!
This is super easy, I promise!


You can see in the photo below how to cut your pallet.
I had my husband do it for me.  Once cut you can get up to four shelves out of one pallet.
I didn't sand the pallets at all.  I just painted them with regular latex paint.  The color I used is Behr Oatmeal 


Here are mine below all cut and ready to paint.
We drilled two holes in the back on each side so that when we mounted them we just used screws in the wall and hung them directly onto the wall.


Now they just need painting




Done!


We spent friday and saturday in the mountains taking in all the beauty.  A little warmer than usual and lots of fog, but still as beautiful as ever.
I'm sitting on top of the ridge here, you can usually see a 360 degree view of the mountains.  But not today......


The fog lifted just a little bit over the lake.  You can see in the center of the photo the blue sky trying to sneak out.


Happy monday! 



Saturday, January 13, 2018

January Creative Class



Yesterday was January's Creative Class
Every month I hold a theme class where you come and create many different things.  Sometimes it can be home decor, 3d projects, cards etc.  
And I try to make it all a connected theme.
This month's theme was winter.

Did you know that you can order the kit for the monthly classes from me and have them shipped ready for you to assemble?
You can be a part of the monthly class and I have kits still available for this class!
Just email me and I can ship one out!
The cost is $30
Local?  come join me for next month's class!
February's Class is friday, 2/2
March's class is friday 3/2 - both 10am to noon
$30.00 a person


These adorable mitten's are made with the Smitten Mitten framelits.  Once made they hold two mini Hershey chocolate bars.
I always have a parting gift for my guests.  
The little mittens were the gift this month. 



One of the first things we made were these adorable vintage ball jars filled with Starbucks dark chocolate cocoa.  I purchased the plastic christmas ornaments, (you get two to a package) to put on top of the jars to create a "snowglobe"  We filled the jars first with cocoa, then you glue the lid of the jar lid to the lid portion.  I chose to stamp a dog for the inside of the globe. Once you adhere him to the top of the lid you fill the half globe with fake snow.  Now holding the globe in place and using a hot glue gun, slowly add glue around where the globe meets the jar and but the ribbon over it as you move along in order to glue them together. 
Hope this makes sense!


Isn't he the cutest thing sitting there in the snow!

Once they were made up, we packaged them in cello bags and tied them up with a ribbon for gifting.



The  organic wooden spoons were found at Michael's,  I used just a little bit of washi tape wrapped around them and punched a hole  in the top to add baker's twine to it. 


These are mini test tubes that we filled with marshmellow's and cocoa mix. 
 They are packaged with a paper straw in a 2 x 8" cello bag.


Here's one of the cards they made. Very wintery scene.


One of my customer's Darlene, requested we try and make some pop-up cards. 
 Here are two that we tackled and turned out to be very doable and easy for everyone.


This card hold's a gift box tucked right in the center of the card!


Here is the outside of the second pop-up card.


Once opened you have this beautiful wintery scene inside.



This is the side view.  You can see how 3D it is.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Wood Sign


I had such a fun time this past weekend creating this sign.
My girlfriend and I adventured to a place in Monroe called the Junk Sisterhood.  They offered a open studio time where you go and use their product to create any size, color or wording to make your sign.  You get a raw piece of wood that you can paint either white, gray or black.  Then you choose your words or saying.  They take and upload it into a Cameo machine and print out your saying for you on a stencil. 
 From there you paint with a sponge onto your wood. 
 Stain the side frames and there you have it! 
It was so much fun!


Looks so good there on my mantle......
Here is my girlfriends she made....... beautiful!




I love using my galvanized tier trays for displaying items.
You can find these trays at Hobby Lobby HERE
Such a great price..... $19.99!


Do I have any Rae Dunn lovers out there?