Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cricut Craft Room

Wow, I finally got in to the Cricut Craft Room...not sure how long I have had access bc I didn't get an email notification. It is pretty cool! I am just playing around with some of the Cricut carts and using the Imagine pattern carts to fill the images...WOW, you can see it so well. This is pretty cool!

Anyone else played in the craft room??? I would love to hear what you have to say about it!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Furniture make-over (Continued)

I ♥♥♥ the new duvet cover. My husband gave me a gift card to Anthropologie and I happend to find this on sale and had to have it! Now I need to make some pillow shams. I will be making these in the next few weeks.

Dresser, one of the screws broke on the new hardware...uh oh!

(Here is what it looked like before - ewwww)

And finally the chest.

I have never painted furniture. I have wanted to do this for years, but I have been too scared! When I saw the duvet cover, I knew right then I had to do it. I waited a day before I bought the duvet cover (I just couldn't get it out of my head). A few days later, I had the supplies and was dying to get started. I started on Thursday after work and finished Saturday evening. Some of it got rained on Thursday night...and then on Saturday, I had to hurry and get everything inside because there was a storm that brewed up out of nowhere.

Now we have decided we want to paint the room but I really don't want to do any more painting for a while. This project wore me out!!!!! I asked my husband to only help me get the bed outside for painting, I wanted to do the rest. He did help move the chest and dresser also, but I did all the priming and painting and installing the new hardware (he had to tighten some of the handles for me).

I followed instructions I found online for this project. Please visit Just a Girl blog. Her piece is amazing!!!! I can't wait to take some pics in the day time...I think they will look better than the ones I took tonight.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Furniture make-over

I am in the process of painting my bedroom furniture. It is a lot more work than I thought it was going to be...but will be worth the end result. I am currently taking a break and I thought I would share a picture with you. The black shows every imperfection in the we may have some sanding to do but this is the initial cut. I still have a nightstand, bed, chest and dresser to paint! whew!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Smash Books

I wish I would have come up with the term "Smash Book" - take something that is already invented (a journal) and reinvent it...brilliant. Now, what can we reinvent??? With the shuttle program coming to an end soon, I may need a job soon...

This is meant to be funny...

kind of...


BTW, I have a journal I bought at HL and I have been really wanting to use it for something, but I have no idea what for and I just might use it to journal my life for 2011.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Master bedroom makeover

In 2009 I posted a pic of the framed art I did for our master bedroom. See it here: Bedroom Art

Today, I bought this duvet cover. I bought one in an off-white color. (It was on clearance at our local store and I had a gift card, wahhhoooo!)

My husband agreed before I bought the duvet cover, he will help me get our bed disassembled and outside so I can paint it black. I have been wanting to do this for years...and I am soooo excited to get this project started and completed. I think it is going to look incredible.

Here is the inspiration for our room. Our headboard is shaped like this...but more definite. It reminds me of a puzzle piece. My mom bought it for me when I lived at home and I have never liked the headboard, however, I think once it is painted black I will love it! I have 2 nightstands, a chest, a dresser and the bed to paint. It might take me a while to get it finished.

Happy Birthday Sister!!!


Cricut Imagine
Hoot 'n' Holler cart
Elise cart
Audrey cart
Mini round gems
Prima flower
cardstock/pattern paper
Copic marker
Cuttlebug embossing folder

It is my sister's birthday tomorrow (we are about 15 1/2 years apart) , so I thought I would make a little card for her. I wanted this card to be different than something I would normally make so I used an odd shape and mismatched the colors a bit.

Back in the 70s, I think she liked I went with it. I used my Imagine to create this card. The paper is Amy Butler double sided paperstack. The card base is from Storybook (it is not a card but I folded it in half and made it a card). The owl is from Hoot 'n' Holler. I used my Imagine to print the pattern paper (used for the owl). The pattern carts I used are Elise and Audrey. I used a CB embossing folder to negative emboss the sentiment paper. A Copic marker to color in the pupils was the way to go.

I struggled with this card a bit but I am happy with the result. I like doing things a little never know what you will come up with.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Thanks to my hubby for his wallet!

I bought some new clothes tonight...thanks to my husband! I told him I needed his credit card to order some clothes and he came back with his wallet! I did save him 5% for being a black card member and 10% by searching for a coupon code. I also deleted a shirt I had in my shopping cart...because I am that nice!

Thanks Old Town, I ya!!!!

My favorite place to shop!!!
- White House Black Market

Child Apron

Child Apron

White scallop (heat set vinyl)

"C" before it is set

Another pic of "C" before it is set

Teflon to protect material and vinyl from the heat of the iron

The end!

I used white heat set vinyl from and smooth pink heat set vinyl made by Silhouette. The apron was purchased at Hobby Lobby. I added ribbon to the two straps.

Wouldn't this make a cute dress??? If only I could sew.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Atlee's Bag

Our friends just moved back from FL, so the kids and I went to Barnes and Noble, picked up a couple of books, a stuffed animal and also included a note pad, pens and a neat glow stick as Atlee's welcome back gift. Atlee is 7 and is the most amazing kid you could ever meet...I just love her! I only had a few minutes to whip this together before we were going over to see their new house - or I would have added more to the bag.

For this project, I used heat set vinyl and my Silhouette SD.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Show my Husband some L♥ve!

Show my hubby some lve and leave comments on his VERY new blog!!!!

Here are some of the things he cooked for us while we were without power for a week.

He cooked the most awesome ribeyes THIS weekend, his cooking keeps getting better and better! In the past I never knew if what he prepared was going to be good or just everything is soooooooooooooooooooooo yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cathedral Caverns

A friend we played with while we waited for our tour.

Tom and Huck (the movie) was filmed here and this is where they came out of the tunnel...I haven't seen the movie but I am going to ASAP.

Cool picture taken on the tour.

This is the opening to the cave, have you ever seen anything like this? Over 100 ft wide!

We visited Cathedral Caverns today with some friends. It was such an awesome experience. They offer an extended tour - it requires long pants and boots, it involves walking a tight path that is only about 20 inches wide, climbing rocks, and even crawling through a 7 foot tunnel... we are soooooo going to do it!!!!!!!!!!! It takes about 5 hours but the view is supposed to be even more awesome than what we saw today.

Not sure I will actually "scrapbook" this experience but I may do a layout of my husband folding laundry today...HAHAHAHA!!!! (I really did take pics of him folding laundry!!!)