Thursday, August 22, 2013

I Could Go For a Cookie...

Hi everyone! Don't these cookie treats look too sweet to eat? Well, they were gobbled right up by my neighbors, but before I tell that story, let me tell you this one. This week we have a great ongoing challenge at Simply Create Too - It's our FOR A CHILD challenge. So fun, right!? Take a look at the other awesome design team examples on the site while you're there.

For my items, I made these sweet cookie bags for the neighbors who were in our hometown play production. I thought they would enjoy these more than flowers ;) So, to make them, I did the following:
1. Put Stampin Up Washi tape onto regular clothespins.
2. Put cookies into some Stampin Up cellophane bags and secured them with the clips.
3. Stamped the trophy image and added gold glitter.
4. Used some designer label punches to "edge" the trophy and adhered the image to the front of cookie bag.

I love how these turned out! If you do too and would like to order any of the Stampin Up items, email me! Thanks for stopping by!

I am linking up to these fine challenges this week and was inspired by this image as well from The Paper Girls site...Look at those bright colors! LOVE!

Created with Love Something Sweet Challenge
The Pink Elephant Anything but a Card Challenge
The Paper Girls Pinterest Image Challenge

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Craft Room Dresser Makeover

Do you ever run out of space in your craft room? This conundrum has been plaguing me for quite a while... How does this happen? Could it be a paper, punch, and stamp addiction? Stacks of ribbon spiraling out of control? Yes, yes, and yes. Well, to combat this issue, I decided to revamp part of my craft room. To do it, I had to get rid of a tall dresser and round table that were helpful, but were taking up too much space. I needed some "counterspace" and storage so...while searching the mines of Craigslist, I found this lovely brown thing...
Ick-a-bod Crane. This thing needed some work, but I got it for only $20 and all the drawers slid in and out like charms, so I went for it. Three days and three layers of paint + poly later + stylin' drawer pulls, and I now have this!
I was so excited to see the progress on this piece - the first bit o' furniture that I've ever redone. The drawer pulls really make it look nice, plus add a bit more ease in functionality. To start the project, I prepped it by rubbing on some sanding-free primer that took off the original finish, then I spraypainted the white areas with Krylon Blossom White in a Satin finish. To add some contrast, I used Benjamin Moore's Stonington Gray colormatched  by Home Depot in a Behr Satin  on the lower four drawers. Finally, I applied three layers of poly over the top. The poly totally makes the colors look smooth, polished and even. Even though I was dying to get everything set up, I'm glad I waited the extra day to finish this step.

Now I have a new countertop to work on and some great drawer space to hide all the goodies. Thanks for looking!

I'm linking up to Thrifty Decor Chick Before and After for this post:)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Festive Flurry Frame

Hello! Well, it's August 1st and that means that you can now order from the new Stampin' Up Holiday catalog! One of the items I first ordered was the new Festive Flurry framelit and stamp bundle. It doesn't disappoint! I have a bunch of frames that I am prepping to make some cute craft fair items from and this is one of them using the Flurry bundle, new blingy snowflake embellishments, and DSP. Thanks for looking!
Email me to order these great new items!

Challenges I am linking to:
4 Crafty Chicks - Use Bling
Paper Crafting Journey - Use a die or punch
Crafting for All Seasons - Christmas in July