Saturday, March 29, 2008

Fun Fun Fun wall art! (and SOOO EASY!!!)


Dee here, again!

I have been spending lots of time in my scrapbooking room this week, cleaning, purging and SIMPLIFYING when I came up with a great idea.

I was reorganizing all my KI Memories Lace Cardstock...and I immediately knew that I HAD to do something fun with my favorites, Bouquet Cosmo and Bouquet White.

I had 2 watercolor prints framed in here for the last couple of years, and decided it would be fun to change those match my scrapbooking room.

QUICK & EASY (you all know how much I love quick & easy)!

I just placed black cardstock over the watercolor prints, placed the lace cardstock over top of that..then reframed it.
Fun...cute...quick & easy...and a fresh change for my scrapbooking room!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

What's your mantra???

Hi! It's Dee here!

I wanted to share this quick and easy wall hanging I created for my scrap room...and I challenge YOU to create a wall hanging for your home... using words (or a word) that inspires you...or that you live by...or just a little reminder to yourself.

Then, hang it up where you can see it every day...and inspire yourself!

I created this 5" X 7" wall hanging with a canvas panel a friend of mine had sent me in a goody box. At first, I had NO IDEA what the heck I was going to do with this 5" X 7" canvas panel...???

So...I started by painting it PINK! (that's a good start, because I wanted it to match my scrapbooking room decor).

Then, I had always LOVED this cardstock sticker (SIMPLIFY) by KI Memories. I actually had it stuck on the side of my desk for future use... and this wall hanging was perfect!

Because one of my current mantra's is SIMPLIFY, I kept the wall hanging simple as well. I just used a simple rub-on, embellished with a little gem. Then I used a binder clip with a ribbon for the hanger.
Cute! Simple! Quick & easy...and inspiring!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Scrappy Easter Buckets

Hey everyone....Kristy here.

As I was parousing the craft store the other day, I came across some relatively cute bucktes in the Easter section. I thought to myself, "now those could be really fun to dress up". It was then and there that I decided to make my two sisters in-law a basket for Easter. (FYI they are as good as being blood sisters. I often call them my sisters, but people get confused because they know I have only brothers). Anyhow, I have to say that these little buckets were really addictive to do, and they went from being relatively cute to pretty darn cute! In fact, I just went and got one to alter for myself and for my Mother In Law.

I had no idea how much fun it could be to get busy with rubons and bling! I actually adhered rubons right onto the bucket which made for a cute variation to the dimension of flowers that I have on each bucket. I also got a little crazy with the Sugar Coating Glitter by Doodlebug. Seriously....if you're looking for something new to try, grab yourself a bottle of the stuff. It's a little frightening how all of the sudden you are able to think of all sorts of stuff to coat in bling!

On the bucket in the rear, I actually added a rim of orange glitter around the base of the bucket. I did have a rim of orange glitter around the top, but like the non-smart scrapper that I often am, I did that part first. I guess I was just too excited to play with the glitter. By doing it first I kept knocking it off when decorating the restof the tin. I finally just took it off and I'm trying to decide if I want to put it back or call it good.

On the flowers on the other bucket I added a bit of green glitter. I just love the way it brings some sparkle to a project.

Inside of the eggs, I've included lots of little scrappy surprises.

I hope they like it! (I don't think they even look at this blog, so I'm pretty safe in not ruining the surprise! ;0)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Window Wall

In my first post on this blog I mentioned that I would share a project I did putting holes in the wall. So, I’m following through with that. (btw, this is Natalie:)

I was always bugged by how dark our stairs were, and with all the doors closed upstairs, it was like walking UP into a dungeon. I’d love to have a window in the side of the house where the stairs are, but that’s a bit big and expensive.

I came up with this idea that if I created windows in the wall to the stairs, I could get some light up there! And it worked!

My photos aren’t too detailed, but I just basically found the studs in the wall, cut the drywall out on both sides, and then framed the studs with new drywall. This was part of a project where I was covering the orange-peel texture of the whole room anyway, so I had myself a huge mudding project.

The descending size is my favorite part. I’m totally pleased with the way it turned out.

Also, see that Walnut hand rail in the first photo? I bought a bundle of wood from a yard sale for $5 and in it was two huge pieces of oak hand rail. I cut them to length, bought new brackets to attach them, gave ‘em a stain, and put them up! The only hard part on that project, was using a hand saw to cut through that thick stuff!! It gave me a bloody nose!

If I had to relate this project to Scrappy stuff, I'd say, you can't be inspired without sunlight! Having light and airy rooms is very important!!! TFL.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Tweet Stuff

Hello there! Jen here. I love it when I find items at the grocery that are packaged in containers that are alterable. I feel like I'm getting something for free. I had dish-washing soap on my grocery list and as I perused the shelf, I spotted a tin full of soap....and even better.... it was cheaper than all the other soaps! I snatched that tin right away and then I threw a couple more into my grocery cart for good measure. After a little sanding and painting, I added some paper, ribbon, stickers, and other fun embellishments. I changed that soap tin into a cute little container to hold all kinds of things...from recipe cards to hard candies.


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Just Add Wood!

Hey Everybody! Robyn here with a fun little project! Do you ever get burned out, from always creating only paper layouts? If so, boy have I got a fun alternative for you! This is a layout that is actually created on a 6.5 x 6.5 piece of wood! Yes, I said wood! I got this fabulous scalloped square from Say It With Letters! It makes a lovely wall hanging too! All I did was paint the base with acrylic paint, add pattern paper, ribbon, a few embellishments and my photo! Just like that I have a pretty wall hanging the entire family can enjoy everyday! Just think of the possibilities you can make from this scalloped square! Remember, you don't always have to make plain paper and cardstock layouts. Just add wood for a beautifully creative alternative! Be Blessed everyone!