Showing posts with label Artsy Karma. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Artsy Karma. Show all posts

Thursday, May 16, 2024

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve Creative Peeps! I hope you've had a good week and those who celebrated had a Happy Mother's Day. My mom and I agreed we'd celebrate Monday vs Sunday since she had an appointment I was taking her to and after having visitors last week, following three weeks of Mom recovering from her fall, I did N O T H I N G! Talked to our son, Mr. Chocolate made brunch, sat in my chair and it was glorious! 

I saw something that referenced "Maycember" that echoed my thoughts last week that from here on out, it's full speed ahead! 

Let's take a look at some of the creativity shared last week! 

24 Hour Family understands! This Mama needs her coffee. Check out a collection of Coffee Mug Quotes for a favorite mug or tumbler!

Artsy Karma has a collection of 25 Amazing Alcohol Ink on Glass ideas! 

Try It-Like It shared how to upgrade plain Dollar Tree Butterfly Stickers into beautiful ephemera to use in projects!

Yes, I almost always choose a chocolate feature but these Lemon Meringue Pie Cookies from Ann's Entitled Life are so bright and Summery! 

Thank you to everyone who linked up. Can't wait to see what you've got to share this week! 

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve all! I hope you're staying cool with so much of the country and world under high heat, and those of you in the Northeast where severe flooding has taken place are managing OK. Monsoon season has finally arrived in the desert and I know I sound whiney complaining about the humidity it brings, especially compared to what other places deal with worse and regularly, but when you're used to none, any feels "yuck"! We do need the rain, however. The saguaros are so skinny, looking like giant stalks of asparagus! 

Lots of great ideas from last week's party so let's take a look at a few!

Artsy Karma shared a great way to upcycle plastic bottles with these Pretty Flower Lights. A perfect addition to patios or porches! 

The House on Silverado shared a great way to use an art print in this Vintage Decoupage Art project! 

Want to free up some counter space or just have a dedicated Coffee Station? Crazy Little Love Birds has you covered with a DIY Coffee Station table. 

Finally, it's Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week and Cook Eat Go has the perfect dessert for watching or hiding your eyes with these Shark Sand Cups! Perfect for the rest of Summer too.

Thank you to all who linked up and can't wait to see what you've been up to this week. Stay cool and dry Creative Peeps! 

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Thursday, May 11, 2023

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve and Mother's Day Weekend to everyone celebrating. I qualify that because one of the things I appreciate about getting older is learning that what is joyous for some, isn't always for all. And maybe I'm just in a contemplative mood. Didn't really create anything this past week and I try to keep things focused on the creative here but I also try to keep it real. I lost my favorite cousin who was more like an Aunt. We started losing her to dementia about 6 years ago but she entered hospice a week ago last Friday and then made her transition. 

I mention her here especially because she was a Creative! A lifelong seamstress who immigrated to the US from Trinidad and Tobago worked in the New York garment district, then for a Seattle-based company that for years made a lot of Nordstrom house brand clothing. She was one of those talents who could look at a piece of clothing and whip out a replica. She kept my mom, me, and other relatives in style!  She was also a great cook but like others of her generation, kept my favorite recipes of hers in her head, always promising to share them in a someday that was stolen by dementia. I will continue trying to crack the code to replicate them! 

She honored me by keeping every handmade card or piece of jewelry and encouraged my own creativity.

May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest, Carmen. 

OK let's see some of the creativity shared at last week's party. Do you have a special relative who inspired your creativity? 

I don't know why things look better elevated but they just do. This DIY Painted Wood Riser from Crazy Little Love Birds is just perfect for holding a candle, small plant, or vase. It's also just pretty! 

It's prime party season with graduations, weddings, Memorial Day and Fourth of July gatherings, birthdays, name it. And garlands just make everything seem more festive right? You'll want to check out these DIY Crepe Paper Garlands from Simple Joys. Color possibilities? Endless!

Got buttons? Fabric and craft stores or thrift stores often have bags of assorted colors and sizes and this idea from Artsy Karma to use them to create a fun Button Canvas Art project. 

Finally, doesn't this look delicious? Don't try to cut it though because it's...CAKE PANS! I shouldn't have spoiled it but I didn't want anyone looking for a Strawberry Cake recipe at Studio 27 by Jennifer Adams. It's a fabulous centerpiece for a party or kitchen decor. 

Thanks to everyone who linked up and as always, can't wait to see what you've been up to this week! 

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