Thursday, August 28, 2014

BFF Open House Link Party #173

The Answer Is Chocolate

How in the heck did it get to be the end of August already? I was in Michaels briefly last night and Halloween was everywhere. Hopefully I'll find some time to work in the ideas that came to mind as I wandered around the store. 

Here are some features from last week's party: 

I love Wall Art with special meanings. Dates, names, places etc. This is a new twist I haven't seen before using the latitude and longitude of your home! Visit Home Made Interest for the how to. 

Another great book page craft: Paper Hydrangeas. They might take a little time but well worth the result. Visit Muslin and Merlot to see how.

I really do wish I had a "Go Pro" camera feed from Mich in LA. Because the things she comes up with to use in her jewelry making never cease to amaze me. When I say you'll never guess what she used in her pendant, I mean it. 

I love the story behind this week's chocolate feature  from Pickled Okra as much as I love the looks of this yummy dessert: Mocha Turtle Trifle. 

This week's party! 


Thursday, August 21, 2014

BFF Open House Link Party #172

The Answer Is Chocolate

Hi everyone. Let's just say it's been a week and leave it at that. Creativity feeds the soul so here are some inspiring ideas from last week's party. 

Let's start with this fun Frosted Vinyl mirror from Home Made Interest. I have not played with frosted vinyl but can see infinite possibilities! 

How well would a frosted mirror go with a chalk painted concrete floor? This is a masterpiece from Heather at Woods of Bell Trees

I am in love with the colors, texture, and depth of this gorgeous card from Paper Seedlings. 

And this week's chocolate feature includes an ingredient you will never believe (and I'm not have to go to the link !)  Via a guest post from This Silly Girls Life, from Mom Loves Baking

Now on to this week's party!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

BFF Open House Link Party #171

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday eve everyone. Gonna get right to it with features from last week's party. 

Loving this DIY chevron wall art from Cherished Bliss. You could do as part of a gallery wall or as a standalone piece. 

Speaking of Chevron, how about this sewing storage chest with a chevron top from Make Thrift Love Life. Would you believe this is Gayle's first furniture upcycle? 

It's hard to believe it's back to school time already. What a great way to start the new school year with a yummy teacher gift. Love this idea from Being Bianca

This week's chocolate feature is a summer classic. Is there anything better than a chocolate ice cream cone? How about one made with an easy homemade ice cream recipe?

Yum! Visit CulinaryFlavors for the recipe. 

Now for this week's party: 


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Happy Accident: Silver and White Wedding and Thank You Cards

Recollections Silver White Cards

I didn’t set out to use papers and embellishments from one company but that’s how these worked out. I needed to make a few cards and it wasn’t until after I’d chosen the papers and coordinating embellishments that I realized they were all Recollections from Michaels. Some might say that I spend too much time at a certain craft store because these were not all purchased together.

Recollections Papers Silver and White

I used a silver polka dot glitter paper, a silver cardstock weight paper and a silver and white swirl. All papers are 12x12. Cards are all 5x7.

Recollections Wedding

For the wedding card, layered the papers as shown and tied silver ribbon around the corners of the panels.

Recollections Silver White Thank Yous

For the Thank You cards, I used a package of die cuts and unfinished wood embellishments, randomly placed.

Recollections Chevron

Finished up some of the cards with dots of Liquid Pearls.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

BFF Open House LInk Party #170

The Answer Is Chocolate

Yikes! It's already that time again. I've done absolutely nothing creative this week so I am anxious to see what you've all been up to. Last week's party had some fabtastic ideas and here are just a few!

I always find something to drool over at Rena's blog Jewelry Making Journal and these Boho Steampunk Earrings are no exceptions. Not only so much fun but what a great stash busting project!

Just like when you look better you feel better, I think our creative tools might work better when they look glamtastic! Check out this cool tool makeover from the DIY Homegirl

You can use your glam'd up tools to make this No Sew Slipcover Headboard with Drop Cloth Rosettes. Visit DIY Fun Ideas for the details.

This week's chocolate feature is from Some of This and That combining three essential food groups: Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Cheesecake. You're welcome!

Let's party!