Thursday, April 25, 2013

Kitchen Re-do

For "doilies" I copied an idea from my niece -- torn fabric scraps.
There's a little one under the primitive gathering container. under my pitcher and... under my lamp.
One of my friends put my Christmas gift in a plain kraft hatbox because she knew I'd enjoy decorating it.
I finally decided what I wanted to do with it -- I covered the sides in red gingham wrapping paper and printed a graphic from Primsy Doodle for the top!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Kitchen Re-do -- Menu Board

Remember the menu board I bought almost 3 years ago?
It's been decorated several different ways -- fall version -- rooster version.
Now it's Primitive!!!
This was an easy makeover using primitive graphics from Digi Web Studio and...
 ...a piece of gingham wrapping paper on the rolling pin!
 It sits beside my big pickle jar turned lamp!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Kitchen Re-do -- Muffin Tin

If you've been reading my blog for a while you know that I LOVE primitive/country stuff! 
I've been wanting to incorporate more of it into my kitchen so last week I did a little rearranging/crafting/re-decorating!
I didn't want to get rid of all my rooster/chicken/apple stuff so I incorporated what I could and put the rest on top of my cupboards and...

...over my refrigerator.
(The really fun part is: I spent a grand total of $16.74 on this makeover! Most of what I used was stuff  I already had, and my niece gave me two items.)
Today's post features the old muffin tin that I bought at a thrift store a year or two ago.
I added the gingham bow (out of fabric), a few little berry picks, and the painted star.
It now hangs over my stove.
This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Floral Timepiece

This card incorporates several of my favorite things:
Dictionary pages
Dyed Crinkle Ribbon
Inked edges
I stamped a verse on the inside and added one more flower:

Supplies used:
  • Dies - Punches
    • Tattered Floral Die (Tim Holtz)
    • Scallop Circle Nestabilities
    • Card, Scallop Circle Insert (Sizzix)
    • Frond Punch (Martha Stewart)
    • Mini Tag (Provo Craft)
  • Stamps
    • Clock face from Time Flies (Kelly Panacci)
    • Thoughts of You (Studio G)
    • Biblical Impressions
  • Dictionary Page
  • Sewing Machine (sewn edges of card, around clock face)
  • Seam Binding (to make crinkle ribbon)
  • Brads
This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Monday, April 15, 2013

Chalkboard Cards

My friend Pam (from Our Sheltering Tree) sent me a link on facebook last week for making Chalkboard Notecards.
I knew (almost immediately) who I wanted to make them for and set to work creating.
The tutorial says you can use plain black paint -- but since I already had chalkboard paint I just went ahead with that.  
 I found that you can also use plain black cardstock -- I think it would look nice cut out in a "fancy" shape and glued to the front of the card.
I  finished the 1st card as an example for the recipient - the rest are blank for her to decorate how she likes.
I made two in each design.
Here they are all tied up and ready to gift!
The tag is just plain black cardstock w/instructions in white pencil on the back.
I gifted these to a friend going through a tough time - along with a plate of homemade brownies!
Supplies used:
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Chalk
  • Misc. Paper Scraps 
  • Pink/Purple/Blue Crochet Thread
  • Punches 
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Friday, April 12, 2013

Sewing Themed Card Kit

Here's a fun little card kit I made up for my sister-in-law for her birthday.
The kit includes:
  1. Sewing Themed Stamp Set
  2. Button Cards
  3. Pretty ribbon spools in various designs
  4. Sewing themed tickets - some with sewing sentiments 
  5. Pretty paper dresses and measuring tapes
  6. 6 x 6 paper
  7. Buttons
  8. Lace
  9. Homemade Crinkle Ribbon
  10. Templates for 
    1. dress shaped cards
    2. spool shaped cards
    3. dress forms
    4. thread spools
    5. pleated dress etc.
Here are some links for you  ---
 Free Sewing Themed templates and images:
This post linked to:
Our Sheltering Tree

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Using Rolodex Cards

I recently found a couple packs (100 each) of Rolodex refills at the thrift store for 29 cents a piece!
Of course I picked them up to use in card making (and shared a pack with my card-making niece!).
Here's my first two cards using my fun new accessory!
Supplies used:
  • Homemade crinkle ribbon
  • Crayola Markers 
    • I inked the stamp with them
  • Glitter (over the stamped flower)
  • Brad (die cut flower center)
  • Stylized Flowers embossing folder (Provo Craft)
  • Stamps
    • Biblical Impressions
    • Script (Stampin' Up)
    •  Pattern Trio (Stampendous)
    • Floral Framelits (Sizzix)
  • Dies
    • Tattered Flowers (Tim Holtz)
    • Card, Scallop Circle Insert (Sizzix)
This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Fan{Tache}tic Birthday

Here are two fun masculine cards I made up last week.
You can find mustache templates on google as well as the bow tie template.
I made up some freebies for you with the mustache sentiment - Enjoy!

I sent a pack of 12 fake mustaches (and one of these cards) to a nephew who turned 5 this month.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Here are the Scripture freebies from the cards I made yesterday.
I was waiting to get permission from Tania  before posting these on my blog.

The Note cards came from
Scriptures from

Monday, April 8, 2013

Tattered Florals

Today I'm sharing some bright floral cards I made using Scripture.
I had a lot of fun layering up those flowers using Tim Hotlz's Tattered Florals die, the 3D rose die, and flower soft!
The Scriptures came from Papercraft Memories and Word Art Wednesday....layered on cards from Wild At Heart.
This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Friday, April 5, 2013

Sock Monkey Shower -- Food/Printables

Here's the menu for the shower food:
Hot Beef Sandwiches
Hot Ham Sandwiches (close to this recipe)
 Fruit Salad
White Chocolate Popcorn w/peppermint
Dark Chocolate Popcorn w/sea salt
 Chocolate Covered Strawberries (with a few plain ones for the people with milk allergies).
 Here's my trick for getting them to turn out w/out flat sides:
 Prop them up to dry on a wire rack w/a toothpick!
Maybe you noticed the little spools with tickets naming each item?
 (Another Hobby Lobby purchase)
I added the red thread and made up some name tags for the food dishes.
Here's a freebie for you to customized and enjoy!
 I also made customized napkin rings with the baby's name on them
Here are some freebies for you to use