Saturday, July 23, 2011

dare 180

i haven't scrapped los much lately due to working on other crafty yet some how scrap related projects for the house, etc.

so i've been scouring the net for inspiration and while i keep finding tons of it out there, i keep stalking the effers.

so yet again, i did their recent dare...."the best $___ ever spent!!"

here's my take on it:

i love the way it turned out and i plan on making a mini using this whole concept for some of my thrifty money saving deals i've scored.

this was also the first project i got to use the mister huey's on.

oh where did i get the mister huey's you ask?

why i won dare 178!!!

i won the whole and i mean whole studio calico countryside collection.

it's more fabulous in person! about to play with it now :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

dare 179

these are for the recent dare: dare 179.

post a picture of something you love.

i LOVE taking pictures with film and developing them myself. i'm very fortunate to have access to a dark room and the equipment so this past christmas michael bought me everything i needed. so from putting the film in my camera to taking the pictures outta the chemicals and hanging them to dry, i do everything in between.

due to our summer schedule being outta wack, i haven't had a chance hang out in the dark room so that is why right now these photos are near and dear.

i miss it tremendously.
yes. even the smelly chemicals.

**the 4th of july pics later this weeek :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

because of books.....

sometimes you just need to search around the net for some creative inspiration.

this is a project i did for the recent effer dare.

(click the pic to make it bigger)

when i first started thinking of what i could for the dare "because of..." i instantly thought of books. then i thought how cool would it be if i did a lo in a book.

so i mod podged the pages together so the book would stay open and did my lo on the opened pages. i put two holes in the back of the book b/c i plan running some twine through the holes so i can hang it up on the wall.

i hafta admit....i love the way it turned out :)

thanks effers for the inspo.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

manna print

i was totally inspired by this print on etsy to make one of my own.

so with my lil bit of photoshop skills (okay. skills is really a strong i made my own and put "manna" in the "M".

i plan on spray painting a frame red to hang it in and placing it on my "M" wall :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

cute lil bracelet

oh pinterest!
how you inspire me.
inspire me to run home and whip this up really quick.

it's a tape measure bracelet and i'm completely smitten with it. i'm not crazy about the findings i used, but i used what i had on hand.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

daddy day

i had a couple of surprises up my sleeve for michael for father's day. he wasn't expecting anything since he had gotten vibrams for his birthday.

i made him a lil goody basket with some of his favorite snacks in it and some gift cards for itunes (jealous since mine are about all gone...lmao!)

jar labels found here and lil tie printable found here. i also used the ties as cupcake toppers for the cupcakes i brought to mom's. i forgot to take a pic :(

and i was totally inspired by this to make a photo of the kiddos. i have a HUGE chalkboard hanging in my kitchen and thought it would make for a cute photo.

then i framed em for michael to put on his desk.

Monday, June 20, 2011

a cereal-ously good time.

i have been wanting to have a CEREAL party for a long time and was waiting for the perfect opportunity to have one.

michael's birthday was approaching + he LOVES cereal = perfect time to have it!

unfortunately, i decided to have it the week we got back from disney and didn't do any prep before hand, so in a 24 hour time period (the night before actually) i put together his party.

the food table. complete with a ton of cereal, fruit, oatmeal cookies, eggs, rice krispie treats, trix treats, party favors, and personalized spoons.

i found lil images of retro cereal boxes online, printed them out and adhered them to tags to use as a "banner" around the table.

the spoons. i found this idea online.

the party favors. mini boxes of cereal with a spoon attached.

the cake. i baked a white cake mix in a clear pyrex bowl, covered it with white icing, topped with michael's fave...captain crunch, and a big ol serving spoon placed in it to look like a big bowl of cereal. lol unfortunately everyone was cereal'd out by the time it came time for cake and we didn't even cut into it. i still loved the way it turned out. (nevermind the plastic wrap on top, this was the only pic i got of it...lmao)

last fall i started decorating my mantle in a different way for each month/holiday/event. his birthday was no exception.

cereal box art, a banner made from mini bags of cereal, a pitcher of "milk", bowls/spoons, framed retro cereal box art, a container filled with oatmeal, and lucky charm scrapbooking paper covered glass votives! seriously, i've had that sb paper for about 10-12 years. finally came in handy.

the "milk" is actually water with some white paint added to it.

the votive candles.

the manna's in their pj's. mikey even put gel in his hair to give him that "i just woke up" look...lmao.

and the gift that made michael's 41st bday a good one!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

well i'm back....

well hello new blog.
it's been awhile.
but i'm back.
and in a new place which i'm really excited about.

i plan on this being a place where i can share my inspiration, my creative endeavors, and all the things that make me happy!

14605 you wonder?
well, it means HOME to me. my home is my comfort and happiness. not with just the people in it, but the things as well. almost every single item in my home has a story and a history. that makes me unbelievably happy. i want to continue to add to it and make not only myself, but the ones i love feel like when they enter my home they are getting a nice big hug.

afterall, home is where the heart is.

so let's get to it..... :)