Friday, October 12, 2012

Halloween Goodies

Wanted to share a couple of peeks of a few things I made for the Boo-tique
that I just loved!

Remember the unfinished pictures of these Spooky letters I did up last year for Amanda?
They were so fun I just had to do a couple of sets up for the boutique.  They are fun aren't they!

I was on overload the last few weeks with having company in town for the big BSU/BYU game.
Plus every Saturday morning ESPN's college game day is blasting from my family room
so I had to make some Team letters up.
These little pumpkins I think were my absolute favorite!
I love pear shaped pumpkins, they just make me happy!
My sister and I found the cutest stickers at Michael's from K&Company.
These Creepy tombstones were so fun with the crow and bat flying overhead.
Plus I found the coolest excelsior that matched graveyard grass.
I loved the lightness of papers I used on the Fall letters too.
It's funny how I am actually more inspired helping my clients with projects than anything else.
It's hard to come up with stuff sometimes and these Fall letters were inspired by
by my great friend Cary.
It's hard to believe that the next boutique is just a month away!
Over the past 4 years I have found out that I actually work best under pressure....
I guess that's a good thing!

On a really fun note~I actually took some "ME" time this week
as a couple of my friends who are master tole painters
invited me to have lessons to paint!
I made the cutest Vampire that I'll take pictures of to share with y'all.
He is so cute and not half bad for my first time painting.
I can see how it could become very addicting!
I just love Fall/Halloween crafts!
Do you?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Halloween Boo-tique 2012

It's hard to believe that it's already Fall around here!
FYI~next week is Holiday House's fun Fall/Halloween Boo-tique!
Here's the adorable flier:
Don't forget to "like" them on Facebook and enter for a chance
to win some boutique bucks to spend!
For me~I'm already dreaming of the yummy caramel covered marshmallow treats
that Lovin' Oven cooks up!
Meanwhile I've been busy as ever cutting out witch shoes
and my house is covered with spiderweb yarn and googly eyeballs.....
I love Halloween!
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Summer Sweets

I love getting emails from you guys
but I especially love when anyone sends me
a picture of their completed projects!
I love seeing how every one's personality shows through
in the papers and paint they choose or how they display things.
This picture was just sent in from my wonderful friend Susie.
She had requested a flag like the one I had hanging on 
my front door last summer so I was happy to help.
It was one of the first projects my sister Candace and I 
put together when I moved here.
I must admit Susie's flag is much cuter than
mine and looks adorable in her garden!
Thanks Susie!
I have some great pictures I want to share
if I can only figure out how to get 
email pictures off my phone.....:)
Happy Thursday Friends!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Spring Things

I have felt like for four years now
I have focused on my little business and
everything else has taken a back seat.
Which means my house has a multitude of repairs
that need to be done, a yard/garden left in despair
and complete disorganization on my part.
Those of you who have come by my house are witness to this.
So I apologize in my lack of blogging,
I've been busy working with wood and recapturing my chaos.:)
My house may still be a bit crazy but my garden is looking
pretty darn good if I do say so!
Above is a peek at all those tulips I told you guys about
that I planted at Christmas time~aren't they so pretty!

I totally forgot to show a couple of pics from the
Spring boutique which was so fun!!
I seriously love everything about spring,
the colors alone just make me happy.
Here's my little display!
I just loved how these bunnies turned out!
Thanks to all of you who came out to support me at the Holiday House Boutique!
I just love working with those gals and this spring boutique
surely didn't disappoint!
I walked away with many goodies I found there!

School is out this week and I will be grateful for the relief
of running back and forth as a taxi.
I've got great plans for this fall/winter season
that I can't wait to share with you!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Past & Present Projects

I apologize for the crummy pictures.
I have put myself on a self imposed ban from taking
pictures for our Crafty Sister blog
because as you can see, my pictures are lame.
Especially when I try to snap a quick picture before they head out the door.
Can you guess what I'm going to get with my tax return?:)

I thought it would be fun to just show a couple of projects from 
the last 6 months that I actually managed to snap a quick shot of.

Above is a BSU Broncos piece that some kind parents
were making up for their son's room!
I did these letters for some cute kids that got married this summer.
The phone was so fun to do and I loved the est. 2011 on it.
These 2 are some fun ones I did~notice the Fall is in the same font as Call above.
Who can resist curly fonts?  Not me~I love em'!
This picture is atrocious but they were so pretty in person.
These were made for a gal to hang above her bed
and they were glittered to the hilt.
I wanted to keep them classy and didn't want to cover
up the pretty scroll work.
These are done in the same font as the Kelly wedding letters I did earlier this year.
These are keyholed in the back for easy hanging.

These bad boys were really fun and a bit hard to do
but totally worth it.
Aren't they great!
Here's the Kelly font again~
I got my router out and had fun with this plaque edge too.
Here's more of a boy version of the plaque.  Nice and manly right?
I'll have to say I really enjoy what I'm able to do
and even more so I love to help others personalize each project.
It is so much fun!
On a very sweet note, I got an email a couple of weeks ago
from a concerned follower of our Crafty Sister's blog.
She had noticed on Etsy that someone was not only selling the exact same designs
that I had but was even using my pictures.
She thought I should know what was up.
I seriously just cried that morning because this gal,
a stranger I didn't even know, was looking out for me.
It touched my heart so much!
I replied to her that I did know~that the gal ordered from me and sold
her things across the country and it was just easier for me to
let her use my pictures than worry about taking new ones.

I seriously feel so grateful for all of you and 
your loyalty and support for me over the years.
I have felt like it hasn't been a business relationship
but that I have met some of the most wonderful people
and made amazing friends through my love of crafting.
Thank you so much!

Also thanks for being patient with my lack of posts.
Once I get done working on Crafty Sisters
I'm about spent.
But hey, Spring is almost here!
I can't wait for my tulips and daffodils to come up!
And you know how I love me my Spring/Easter crafts!:)
T-1 month till the Spring boutique....better get to work!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

SWAK Wood Letters

I've always wanted to do some SWAK letters
and finally got around to it!
I really wanted a fun playful font and
used some of the gorgeous My Mind's Eye paper
that we used over at Crafty Sisters for a fun 
Valentine banner.  My pictures don't do it justice!
I used some of our Meyer Imports German Glass Glitter
for the lips, which turned out quite delicious!
Very fun!
I also finally used the last of my paper
to make up a couple of sets of Be Mine letters.
I absolutely loved these,
probably more so because I got to use
my Dr. Pepper cans to adorn them.

I tried searching all over last night for anywhere that might have
any of this paper left and I came up empty handed.
Anyone got any ideas of where to look?
It's Vintage Valentine by Fancy Pants Designs.
I love this paper!

I'm thinking I might just surpass anything Shamrock-ish this year
because I get so excited to do Spring crafts.
What is it about those colors and bunny rabbits that make me so giddy?
It is by far my favorite time of year,
when the tulips all start coming up~I love it!
Right after Christmas we had an unusually warm couple of days
and I headed outside and planted 130+ bulbs
that I picked up for 75% off this fall and didn't manage
to get them in the ground until then.
I'm looking forward to a glorious show this year,
and yes, they have nothing to do with wood
but I promise I'll share the pictures!
Happy February Friends!:)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Peek Back!

Since it's been a million years
since I posted anything I thought it 
would be fun to show you a couple of pictures of one of 
my big projects I worked on this fall.
I was lucky to be able to cut out some fun Nativity's for a local gal
here in town who is a very talented painter as well.
Yes, I've begged for lessons!
The patterns were from books she said she's had for a couple of decades
so I had so much fun just seeing the patterns!
She was kind enough to let Avery and I sneak over and 
snag some pictures of the finished results.
Bare with me and my lame camera, the lighting was not optimal.:)
Each set had over 30 ish pieces to it and I did 9 sets of them
so I was pretty busy with these.
I am just amazed at all the detail these ladies were able to
put on each piece.
Now that's a Christmas gift I would have loved to get!

Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I'll get my stuff together and
my little blog will get an over haul from Krystal over at Sassy Sanctuary.
She said she would help me and she did such a great job
with Crafty Sisters for us that it was an easy choice
for me to get help.

I've been cutting out some fun new Valentine stuff
so stay tuned for pictures in the next couple of days!
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