Mar 31, 2015

Getting Spring Into Your Home For Less

You don't have to spend a ton of money to get a fresh new look for Spring.  I have been a busy bee lately.  I was so tired of the dark colors in my living room and wanted to lighten it up a bit but I didn't want to spend a ton of money doing it.

I thought I would share some of the cheap things I did. I am no interior designer but we love the change.  Maybe we love it JUST BECAUSE it's a CHANGE. Either way, I hope I will inspire you to believe that even a few small changes can make a BIG difference.

I bought cheap curtain panels ( at Walmart believe it or not).  I think they were only about $13.00 for two panels... I needed six but still pretty cheap and a big bang for the buck.
 I bought about $4.00 in fabric and made a bunny pillow. I used my Silhouette to cut out the bunny shape.  OK. So there are a few puckers, the pillow isn't perfect because sewing is a skill I have never mastered.  It still looks fine to me and will (hopefully) make it until Easter. 
I spray painted a BUNCH of things white.  Lanterns, picture frames etc.,  cheap cheap. My daughter says I am crazy with spray paint (I am! lol) but you can change the color of anything without having to buy new. These lanterns were black.
I made a quick simple wreath for about $25.00.  It literally took me 10 min. to throw this together. I bought the supplies at Michaels and used a little hot glue to hold the stems in place.
a few little details.......
 and I'm pretty happy with the end result.

Here is a before shot of the dark curtains.


I liked it before too but a change is always nice.

have a great day.  Come back tomorow to join me in a blog hop for Technique Junkies.  You will get to see a ton of great card inspirations and check out their new stamps being released.

Mar 20, 2015

Hope.... For Spring !!

Today I am posting a card that I made using a digital stamp from The Paper Shelter.  They have the cutest digital stamps.  I just love the sweet face on this one.  The name of this image is Hope.

They are having a Design Team call at the Paper Shelter so I think I will enter this card and give it a shot!

Here are the Copic Color Combos I used:

Skin-BV00; E21;  YR000; YR0000;  R01
Hair-C5; BG78; BG72; BG70
Dress-BV29; BV25; BV23; BV20
Dove -W3; W00
Leaves-W5; W3; W00

Have a great day!

Mar 7, 2015

Congratulations Card For A New Driver

I was so excited when I found this digital stamp from Digi Stamp Boutique.  I knew I would need this for my granddaughter. I feel a little queasy saying that I am old enough to have a granddaughter who drives!  How did that happen so fast??!!

I'll just tuck a little gas money in this cute card and it will be ready to go.  So here's what I used to make the card.  
Digital Image- Zoe Driving by Digi Stamp Boutique (see link above).
Patterned paper - Sweet Nectar 6x6 paper pad by K&Company.

Copic Color Combo's Used
Skin-E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair-E33, E31, E50
Car-B000, B21, B23, B254, B26, Y02, C9, C7, C5, C1
Shirt and Flower-RV17, RV14, RV10

I used a stamp to edge the image piece in blue.  I used Danube Blue by Memento Luxe. I finished off the card with some yellow ric rac and a little felt flower I had in my stash.

Well that's it for now. If you have any questions please feel free to comment and I will get back with you.  Have a great weekend and enjoy this nice weather!

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