Maybe you took a beach vacation this year and found some seaglass or maybe you just want to create that beachy feel just because. Fresh Vintage by Lisa S has just the way to do it with this Faux Sea Glass Trinket Bottle tutorial!
Thursday, August 26, 2021
OMG I definitely have post surgical brain and they left that part in! I started this in PLENTY of time to have it posted on time and my brain went for a walk. Yowza! Maybe it's because I was so excited to get my bandages off today. TMI?
Hope you've all had a wonderful week. As much as we needed the rain here in the Southwest, I'm not going to lie and say I miss it. It's been a great week with a visit from our son.
Let's take a look at what you've been up to the past couple of weeks!
It's almost PUMPKIN season! I don't like to eat them but I do LOVE to decorate with them. Masterpieces of My Life has five inspiring ideas to get you started!
The House on Silverado has a beautiful furniture makeover with a Milk Paint finish. Gorgeous!
Finally, I haven't had one of these in years but growing up they were a staple! From Studio 27 by Jennifer Adams, make your own classic Hostess Cupcakes at home!
Now let's see what you've been up to this week !
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Happy Friday Eve ! We're already at the final weekend of July which is hard to believe. I've really enjoyed what has clearly become a more widespread tradition of Christmas in July and now I need to start acting on some of the great ideas I've seen but my creating time has again been limited by the realities of life. This was supposed to be the year that I got my "act" together and focused on branding but "life is what happens when you're busy making other plans".
Lots of great ideas shared at last week's party so let's take a look at a few!
If you don't have a lightbox in your tools, then you should! Years ago I had a really bulky one but they are so sleek and slim now and my next "treat myself" will be the newest one from Cricut which is the cordless Bright Pad. They're invaluable for everything from tracing, to weeding vinyl to as An Artful Mom showed in her post, using for hand lettering. Perfect for cardmaking or home decor!
Got scraps? Paper scraps, ribbon scraps, fabric scraps, fiber scraps? Check out what Fresh Vintage by Lisa S did with a bunch of her with these wonderful Paper Snippet Rolls! I've seen similar ones at vintage shops and craft fairs (in the before times pre-pandemic!) and they can get pricey so I love the idea of making your own and goodness knows, I have all the materials!
If you're looking for inspiration for a bedroom makeover, look no further than this beautiful one from The House on Silverado. So elegant and beautiful!
Finally, if you're like me, the best part of a muffin is the top! So these Chocolate Fudge Muffin Top Cookies from Cindy's Online Recipe Box are just perfection!
OK Creative Peeps...let's see what you've been up to this week!
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Whew! It's another Friday eve already and May is chugging along. It seems like once Memorial Day hits, time goes even faster. Hopefully this year that means at least more time spent with friends and family! Speaking of which, my making time will be a little spotty again for the next little while as we prepare for another move. Confluence of things made it the right time to move closer to my Mom which will be good as we figure out her next chapter. So instead of an hour each way, I'll be about 15 min away. But moving means...cleaning out and packing and that doesn't always leave time for creating right? One step forward to my hope of creating full time. Two steps back.
OK let's take a look at some of the ideas from last week's party!
I'm excited I'll have a little porch area so this Reversible Porch Sign from The House On Silverado is great inspiration!
Speaking of signs, I also love this pretty Herbs Sign from The Apple Street Cottage, an idea that could be used for all kinds of goodies you're growing.
If you need to come up with some easy storage, crates are your friend and this idea from Condo Blues is a great way to use them!
Finally, with days getting warmer ( we've already hit at least one triple digit day in the desert) and Summer upon us, what's better than an ice cream sandwich except this Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich from 3 Winks Design?!
Now, let's see what everyone's been up to this week !
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Happy Friday Eve all and Happy May! MAY?! Yikes. Happy Mother's Day Weekend to everyone celebrating and being celebrated! I hope everyone's had a good week. I had just the jumpstart I needed to get my creative juices going which I shared here: Every Child Should Be Celebrated On Their Birthday: Box of Balloons
Looks like we're starting our triple digit days here in the desert hitting 100 yesterday! Not that we don't hydrate all year but now's the time of year where it's CRITICAL!
OK let's take a look at some of the inspiring ideas shared at last week's party!
We've all probably got access to some family jewelry that may have been sitting in drawers or in need of repair. What a better way to bring those out than to repurpose them into something new? I love this re-loved brooch from The Apple Street Cottage. Even if you don't have anything on hand, thrift stores are full of wonderful pieces!
Howling At The Moon shared this great Charcuterie / Cheese Board that she used her new Pyrography (Wood Burning) Pen to decorate. Great idea to start working on now for holiday gifts, yes?
Have you heard of "Spiral Betty" ? It's a way to make thee fun spiral images that can be used in a number of ways including like this wonderful pillow made by Unique Creations by Anita.
Finally, what Mom wouldn't love a batch of these Chocolate Toffee Shortbread Bars from The House on Silverado? YES please!
Now, let's see what all of you wonderfully creative peeps have been up to this week!
Thursday, April 22, 2021
April is just moving by at a rapid pace. I'm sure it's because I've been doing a lot of back and forth to my mom's, scheduling, following up on scheduling, following up on following up in re: Dr.'s appointments. I don't know how older people who did not grow up with technology are supposed to navigate all of the systems and portals etc. that we all have to use. Anyway, that hasn't left any time for creating so I continue to live vicariously through your creations!
Let's take a look at some of the wonderful ideas from last week's party!
First up, on this Earth Day, you have to check out this fabulous upcyle from Upcyle This DIY That ! Wonderful ideas to use up things that we all have on hand!
I have a bunch of fabric from making masks and JoAnn enabling me with coupons and these DIY Drawstring Bags from 3 Winks Design are a perfect match for my sewing skills and fabric stash. Complete tutorial provided!
When I started making cards, I would keep one if I made multiples, to have a little portfolio of them. I kept them in binders and since I tend towards layered cards, they got bulky and unwieldy and I ended up donating all of the cards during one of our moves. I'm also honored that my mom, bestie and others keep the ones I send. But...I think I will resume and adopt this brilliant idea from Linda at Paper Seedlings! Love how she displays her creations!
Finally...you're welcome. You need these Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies from The House on Silverado in your life. As the meme goes on Twitter "That's the tweet".
Thanks to all who linked up and please join me in wishing The Mumster a Happy Birthday tomorrow! Very happy that this year, we actually get to celebrate it with her. 💋😘
Now, let's see what everyone's been up to this week!
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Happy almost Spring officially! I hope those of you who changed your clocks last weekend have made the adjustment. For me, I'm still getting used to the fact that Arizona doesn't but it still throws me off because now we're the same time as Pacific and 2 vs 1 hour behind Central and back to 3 hours behind Eastern. I'll be confused again in the Fall. Suffice it to say, I stay confused!
I was up to some jewelry projects this week, making some Coffee themed earrings and a bracelet inspired from the adorable GROGU character from Disney's "The Mandalorian".
Let's take a look at some Spring ideas from last week's party!
Kathleen from Our Hopeful Home created these stunning Chinoiserie Eggs. They are just absolutely perfect!
Equally beautiful is this Easter vignette from Niky at The House on Silverado. You have to see her tutorial for making the seed packets!
Amy, from Heritage Home Ec shared this beautiful Farmhouse "Wagon Wheel" clock made from...Embroidery Hoops!
Finally, Faerie Projects are so popular and you can do so many creative things with gardens or projects under glass cloches etc. I am enchanted by this magical door from Condo Blues. A world of imagination awaits behind that door!
Thank you to everyone who linked up and let's see what everyone's been up to this week !
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Wasn't it just January 1? Normally I'd complain at how fast time is going by but not this year with vaccine rollout ramping up and putting us closer to being able to get back to some of our "normal" lives. So very thankful that my mom has gotten her first dose! Glad to see that things are thawing out in parts of the country that have been frozen and hopefully we won't have any more bad Winter storms.
Lots of creativity at last week's party so here are a few projects that caught my eye!
With St. Patrick's Day approaching, here's an easy, fun and inexpensive way to add some festive decor to your home. This is a fun sign from Dollar Tree ( I just bought one myself, coincidentally) decorated with an Irish Jig from Condo Blues!
I also loved this fun Leprechaun Jar idea shared by Creatively Beth. What a fun treat for everyone!
If your green leans towards the variety of having a green thumb, here's a beautiful vignette from The House on Silverado that's a perfect way to bring some festive St. Patrick's charm to your decor.
Finally, what's more perfect for St. Patrick's Day dessert than a Chocolate Pistachio Cake? Perfect for Easter and all Spring celebrations as well! From Master Pieces of My Life!
Alright creative friends, let's see what you've all been up to this week!