Monday, May 1, 2017

Mother's Day Floral Desk Set


The month of May is here, and we know that May brings two things: flowers and Mother's Day! I decided that I would combine those two lovely things into one beautiful desk set just for Mom.


For the frame, I started with Deflecto's purple border slanted 4x6 sign holder. The gorgeous purple color just lends itself to decorating with flowers! I found this wonderful family quote from Keller's Creations, and I attached it to a piece of patterned paper from the Recollections "Boho" collection and placed inside the frame.


For the outside of the frame, I took 2 doilies (also from the "Boho" collections from Recollections) and folded them into quarters. I attached them to two corners of the frame.


I then took paper flowers and added a little color and shimmer to them with some spray ink and shimmer spray, both from the same collection as the paper and doilies! Once those flowers were dry, I attached them on top of the folded doilies using adhesive dots. I finished them with buttons from Buttons Galore.


For the other half of my project, I used the Deflecto Stackable Cube Organizer. Using the same patterned papers that I used for the frame, I placed 4 pieces of paper inside the cube and attached them to the sides using adhesive dots. I then placed doilies on the outside of each side of the cube, and finished them off with a paper flower and button to match the frame.

Mom will love this set -- it can be used to brighten up her desk at work, hold her makeup brushes in the bathroom, or hold cooking utensils in the kitchen! She will think of you every time she sees it!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"Home" DIY Wooden Plaque


As most of y'all know, I am a Georgia girl, born and bred, so this little wooden plaque just speaks to my heart!

I made this adorable sign at the Pinners Conference here in Atlanta (if you haven't heard of it, you have to go check it out -- it's amazing). A company called Unfinished Wood Co. (based here in GA) had these wonderful wood pieces that we then finished using paints from Plaid Crafts (also based here in GA -- are you seeing a pattern here?).

The paints from Plaid are seriously fantastic. I mean, these people just know what they are doing when it comes to all sorts of finishes for crafting. For the background wood, I used FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint and then scraped the paint with a plastic spatula to remove some of the paint and give it a more distressed look. Then I painted the Georgia portion with more FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint and the new Folk Art Pickling Wash (love that stuff!), again using a scraper to remove some of the paint so that the wood grain could be seen. I distressed the edges with chalk paint and splattered the whole plaque to give it a more rustic look.

I wanted to give the sign a little more texture so I added embroidered letters from JOY, spelling out the word "home". I love the extra little bit of depth that the fabric letters give that I wouldn't have gotten from paint or vinyl.

I simply adore this little sign and I can't wait to hang it up and show everyone my state pride!

A big thanks to Unfinished Wood Co. and Plaid for this fun and adorable sign and awesome paint products!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mother's Day Card featuring Rinea Foil



Show your mom just how much you love her with a beautiful handmade card using Rinea double sided foil paper!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Happy Spring Pencil Cup


This spring flowers are in bloom, and so is this adorable little pencil cup! With some buttons, a few flowers, and a little washi tape, a regular pencil holder brings a little of the outside straight to your desk.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

New Cricut Bags and Totes PLUS a Sale!

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Oh my giddy aunt! Have you seen these new Cricut bags and totes? THEY ARE AMAZING, Y'ALL!

These premium crafting bags are designed to provide organization and storage for your Cricut machine and craft supplies. Whether used for organization at home or storage on the go, these stylish bags are the perfect solution for serious crafters. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Etched Glass Lantern featuring Etchall


Hello crafters -- Lorrie here and today, I am " blog hopping" with the Designer Crafts Connection and Etchall! We are bringing you some really cool etched glass crafts using Etchall, a glass etching cream that is like no other. I will show you how to turn plain glass into frosted "antiqued" glass using nothing but Etchall and a sponge!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cricut Supplies Mystery Box On Sale Now!

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Cricut is celebrating National Craft Month with not 1, but FOUR mystery boxes this month! The latest March Mystery Box is on sale now, and it's only the third of 4 mystery boxes. This week's box is full of SUPPLIES -- and we all need cool supplies to go with our machines. The exact contents in this box may be a mystery, but the savings sure aren't - this box is only $34.99

Quantities are limited and available only while supplies last, so get yours today HERE.


And don't forget that you get FREE SHIPPING when you use code MYSTERYMARCH!
 
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