Thursday, May 31, 2012

I want that!

Just a random thought today. I found this washer/drier makeover on Pinterest, and ummm.......I want that! Lol. Maybe not that color, but I want to personalize mine up a bit!

I found this one a while ago (also on Pinterest), and was totally in love, but the yellow ones are more like the style I actually have. Still....I sure love polka dots .....and aqua.....and Pinterest. 
To bad there is no way in hell that Shane would go for that. I don't know, maybe. Sometimes it surprises me what he is willing to put up with. Maybe I'll just do it one day and surprise him........tee hee. Probably not a good idea.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Another Pinterest Attempt--Flower Clip

So, I found this tutorial on Pinterest, and I just had to try it. I totally fell in love with it and thought it would be gorgeous in satin ribbon. Turns out, I was right lol.
This is a collage of the pics of my attempt--whatcha think? By the way, this collage is a free template on PicMonkey--I totally love that sight! It is so easy and fun to use. I'm not a paid spokesperson or anything lol. Just a totally happy customer. Did I mention that it is free? Love!
This flower wasn't as easy as I thought the tutorial looked. Maybe that is because I used satin ribbon. Not sure. But the petals kept turning opposite to each other and it was hard to get them situated. But, I have to say, I am in love with the result. I think I'm going to be buying lots of wider ribbon now lol.
I am going to send this to my new niece, Ellisia! She was just born today, and we already love her. Shane hasn't seen his brother in years. Long story, but she looks like a pretty good reason to make some arrangements lol.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Pinterest Inspired Brown Paper Lunch Sack Ruffle Wreath

Ok, so maybe the post title shouldn't say 'inspired'. Maybe it should say downright copied lol. I found a link to this tutorial on Pinterest, and I fell in L.O.V.E.  I have a think for the sort of 'natural' look of kraft colored paper. Couple that with butterflies, and hello! I'm smitten.
Here is a picture of the wreath from the tutorial.

And, here is my version:

Don't you just love it?! I think she made her wreath a lot smaller than mine because she said she used 6-8 paper lunch sacks, and I know I used at least 20 or so. She also said that she used a 2-1/3" scallop circle punch. Mine was 2-3/8", which is very close, but not the same.
I love it. I love the colors and butterflies especially, but it looks a bit small on my door. It took my like 10 hours to make though--literally. So, I don't think I'll be attempting a bigger one anytime soon.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Clean and Simple Card FTL191

I haven't crafted for a couple of weeks, and I really missed it. I feel like I have this constant pull to my craft room. But then half the time I spend in there is just on the computer looking at other people's stuff lol.
So, today I was determined to make SOMETHING. Anything really. But I wasn't up for a full on scrapbook page. So I decided to make a simple card. And what better place to go for simple inspiration than the Clean & Simple blog? I just love their sketches. They are simple, but you can make it whatever you like. It is a perfect jumping off point.
For some reason when I saw this week's FTL191 sketch, my mind immediately went to my long unused Season of Friendship stamp. Maybe it was the tree. I don't know.
And lately, I've really been liking yellow. It's such a sunny and warm color.
So, this is what I came up with. Let me know what you think!
Cardstock: American Crafts for base--not sure on the small flower pieces, they were just old scraps
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny Flutter Butter Collection--my fave ever BB collection!
Stamps: Stampin UP Season of Friendship, Sentiment is from Stampendous
Ink: Stampin Up Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun
Rhinestones: Queen & Company
Circle and Flower Punches: Stampin Up
Pen: Le Pen by Marvy/Uchida

Friday, May 18, 2012

Lacy's Graduation!

So, my youngest sister, Lacy, got her certificate in medical assisting last night! I am so darn proud of her. She has made some hard to reach goals for herself over the past couple of years, and she is doing so awesome at all of them!
Not only has she completed her training for medical assisting, but she has also lost about 100 pounds! She amazes me every day, and I just want her to know how proud our whole family is of her. She knows what is important to her, and she goes after it!
She is also an amazing mother, sister, wife, aunt, cousin, and friend (did I get every relationship she could possibly have? Lol). I am grateful every day that God gave me such an amazing family.
Oh, and her birthday is Monday too! So Happy Early Birthday Sis! I love you! I hope you know what a gift you are to everyone in your life. Your drive and determination blow me away--YOU ROCK!

**Excuse the cruddy photo quality. I used my phone camera and I know it can do better than that. But I don't really know how to change the settings. Hopefully Lacy's in-laws got better pics than I did :(**

Lacy and her Hubby, Dusty
Lacy and her cute family (Hubby--Dusty, and kids--Ryan and Jordyn)
 Lacy with her niece, Becca, who graduated with her in the same field (we are all very proud of Becca as well)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hello there..........

I just wanted to drop in here and say I'm not dead lol. I know that isn't really funny. But I really have just been so busy with work and the nice weather that I haven't had time to post anything.
We went fishing last weekend with some friends in the gorgeous weather. I should have taken pictures, but I forgot my camera. I also went to a shoebox card party a couple of weeks ago at my cousin's house. So fun! I should post pics of what we did there too. Hmm.......I'm a bad blogger.
Other than that we've just been out enjoying the sunshine, doing some yard work, visiting with our friends next door and such. In other words, I've been lazy ;)
I'll see what I can do about that later this week too lol.
If anyone is still around, and I haven't lost too many of my sparse followers, thanks for looking :) I really will try harder.