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Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Shadowbox For Peyton

Sorry, I know it's been a few weeks. My post from last week got delayed because I was getting ready for a garage sale. This week has been a lot of purging, pricing and Pride & Prejudice! Alright and a lot of Twilight and, New Moon, and Eclipse. What can I say, I watched the movies a lot this week!

And as I am typing, I am watching Breakfast At Tiffany's - one of my all time favorites. I love everything of Audry Hepburn's that I have seen. Some day when I grow up, I want to be just like her :).

My garage sale went great! I sold a few hundred dollars and then the rest went to the thrift store. Not too bad. I want to buy a sewing machine, so we shall see what will come of that.

A few months back I went to crafty night with my friend Trudie, who I also work with, and I made something for Peyton's room. It's a shadow box. You know the darling little tiny shadow boxes from Maya Road? That's what I used. I love how it has the square chipboard pieces to fit in the back of each section, so you can decorate those and then stick them right in the spot. That also allowed me to move the pieces around until I got each of them just where I wanted them.

I painted the shadowbox a light turquoise/blue color. Peyton is obssessed with blue, so it had to be blue! And it matches her room. Turns out the paint was a few years old so it was pretty thick and didn't go on so smooth. It actually added to it and made the whoel thing look like I painted it a few years ago. Not intentional at all, but it worked out into my favor. The scallop trim at the top is the endge of Sassafrass paper. I love their paper, don't you! The top banner is American Crafts and Sassafrass paper. I made it by cutting strips of paper, folding them in half, cutting the ribbon edge into them and then glueing heart and flower punches onto each section. The whole thing is strung on twine. It's currently my favorite thing to make right now! I can't get enough of these banners!!! {If you remember, I did one on the picture frame I showed on the last post}.

Here are the supplies and photos - Square by Square:

Square 1 - Old Olive cardstock Stampin' Up!; Sassafrass, American Crafts patterned paper; Pink and White bakers Twine My Mind's Eye; White and Yellow headpins Joanne's Crafts; EK Success border punch, Bird punch Stamin' Up!; Polka-dot embossing folder; pearlies Stampin' Up!

Square 2 - patterned paper Sassafrass, American Crafts; Ribbon Stampin' Up!; thimbal; Scallop border punch Stampin' Up!.


Square 3 - patterned paper American Crafts; ribbon Stampin' Up!; dress stamp Dear Lizzy for American Crafts; heart button Stampin' Up; pearlies Stampin' Up! Scallop border punch Stampin' Up!

Square 4 - patterned paper Sassafrass, American Crafts; punches Designer Label Stampin' Up, Scallop Trim border Stampin' Up! Heart and flower punches Stampin' Up!; Butterfly stamp American Crafts; Pearlies Stampin' Up!; Baker's Twine Martha Stewart.

Square 5 - patterned paper American Crafts, Sassafrass; Martha Stewart glitter glue, Stampin' Up! polka dot brown ribbon, yellow lace my stash, Martha Stewart baker's twine; Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Flower punch.

Square 6 - patterned paper American Crafts, Sassafrass; baker's twine American Crafts; Stamps American Crafts; Inks Stampin' Up!; Flower Prima Marketing; Scallop circle punch Stampin' Up!; border punch EK Success.

Square 7 - patterned paper American Crafts; Ribbon my stash. Scallop border and scallop circle punch Stampin' Up!; blue flower Prima Marketing.

Square 8 - patterned paper American Crafts, Stampin' Up, Sassafrass; Ribbon Stampin' Up!; Baker's twine American Crafts; Stamps Dear Lizzy for American crafts; Scallop border and designer lable punch Stampin' Up!; Button American Crafts; flower dies Sizzix Bigshot for Stampin' Up!.

Square 9 - patterned paper Sassafrass; scallop circle punch Stampin' Up!; polka-dot ribbon American Crafts; Scallop circle Stampin' Up!; Itty Bitty Flower punch Stampin' Up!; tea cup stamp Stampin Up!; Martha Stewart glitter glue; pearlies Stampin' Up!; clear button Basic Grey.

Sweet Lable - stamps Stampin' Up! {lable} Dear Lizzy for American Crafts; Inks Stampin' Up!; flowers Itty Bitty Stampin' Up!; blue jewels Doodlebug Designs.

Top - {See above for scallop border and banner details}. Ribbon May Arts and Stampin' Up!, my stash {yellow ribbon}; flower Prima Marketing; bird and birdcage charm Prima Marketing.

So when we went to Costco the other day, they had out princess Halloween costumes. Peyton has been saying that she wanted to be a butterfly. Well once she saw the princess costumes that all went away!! There was Cinderella, Tiana, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, Barbie Princess and Snow White. Of course Peyton wanted Cinderella, but that would be #4!!!! So she decided upon Snow White. And she looks so cute in it, if I do say so myself! What do you all think?

One last thing before I head out. Peyton told me the other day that she wishes the workers on our house would come back and paint her room blue! Blue is her absolute favorite color! And Cinderella is her most favorite princess. So now she wants her room blue. I told her sorry, but repainting her room was not an option right now. My mom found the blue paper lantern in the photo below and got it for her bedroom. It's super cute and would be fun to add a light to. But I think it's cute as is too. I want to make some smaller balls to hang next to them. But it adds a fun splash of turquoise blue to her room in the mean time. And she loved it too!

I am off! Hope you are all enjoying this busy time of year!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Receipt Holder and Picture Frame

Hi all! Hope you have all had a great first half of 2011! Sorry I have been in cyber oblivion. Thanks to Amber, I am getting my butt in gear and posting again!!! I have not crafted a lot. But I did make some fun stuff for my bed room and thought I would show you all.

Let's start with the receipt holder:

Are you all just as in love - and obsessed - with 7 Gypsies as I am! When I saw the vintage receipt holder, I knew I had to have one! Notice something different about mine though???? It comes black! I spray painted it this cream color. When I have it all finished I will show you what the back still looks like. I have 4 more spaces to go though, so I can't wait to get it finished!

Here is a rundown of supplies though in the mean time:

Paper - My Mind's Eye, Fancy Pants, Stampin' Up! {cardstock}
Stamps - Stampin' Up!, My Mind's Eye
Inks - Stanpin' Up!
Dies - Sizzix for Stampin' Up!
Punches - Stampin' Up!, EK Success
Buttons - Stampin' Up!, Bazzill Basics, My Mind's Eye
Glitter - Stickles
Brads - My Mind's Eye
Paper Doilies - Darice
Ribbon and Twine - Stampin' Up!, Martha Stewart, my stash
Pearlies - Stampin' Up!

As you can tell, I still have some work to do on it. But it will be so pretty when it's all finished :). I have my bed room as the last room in my house to decorate. So I figure it's about time. I have been wanting to do black, cream and blue for the colors. I wanted a black and cream damask for the bedding. But I haven't been able to find scrapbook paper to match my color scheme. So I have decided to go for brown instead of black. I think it will transition better with some of the furniture pieces that I already have anyway. And I love brown. I also don't want just a straight plain old blue. I have been trying to find a good balance between turquoise and country blue. I want that pretty bright blue that looks great on furniture and so many other things. So I have a few things down and am on search now for fabric for bedding. Can't wait to get it all together!

Before I go, here is one last thing:

This frame was super easy and inexpensive to make. I bought it thinking I was going to paint and distress it. But when I changed my mind on the color scheme for my room I realized it was perfect the way it was. It cost me $6 at a local home decor store here called Rod Works. They have great furniture and decorating pieces. A lot of my house is decorated in their products :).

Here are the supplies:

Paper - My Mind's Eye, Fancy Pants, Stampin' Up! {cardstock}
Punches - Stampin' Up!, EK Success
Ribbon and Twine - American Crafts, Martha Stewart
Stamps - Stampin' Up!, My Mind's Eye
Inks - Stampin' Up!
Glitter - Stickles
Charms - Prima Marketing

The whole thing took me about an hour to put together. It probably would have taken me less time, but I was totally engrossed in Keeping Up With the Kardashians at the time :).

An interesting side note - Peyton, my 3 year old - took the picture of my DH and I! Not too shabby of a job, if I do say so! We have a lot of fun in the summer. We go from city carnival to city carnival. Hit up some sporting events and love to watch as many fireworks shows as we can. This picture was taken at a Bee's Baseball Game - the local minor league team. Baseball games are one of our favorite things to do in the summer! This time we even got tickets right behind home plate! I have to say, it was my favorite spot that we have ever sat at. Peyton even made friends with the cute boy in front of us, whose name happened to be Easton. She was so excited that it was the same name as Amber's cute little girl!

Alright crafty chicks! I am signing off for the night. Hopefully I will be back soon. I am working on posting once a week, so I will be back shortly for sure!

Happy Crafting and Happy Summer!