Monday, January 15, 2018

Pallet Shelf

Happy monday morning friends!
Sharing with you this morning this shelf I made yesterday.
I had an old pallet sitting on my back porch that I had used in a few events last year.  It was dry brushed turquoise, so I lightly painted it a oatmeal color.

I think it turned out pretty neat!
This is super easy, I promise!

You can see in the photo below how to cut your pallet.
I had my husband do it for me.  Once cut you can get up to four shelves out of one pallet.
I didn't sand the pallets at all.  I just painted them with regular latex paint.  The color I used is Behr Oatmeal 

Here are mine below all cut and ready to paint.
We drilled two holes in the back on each side so that when we mounted them we just used screws in the wall and hung them directly onto the wall.

Now they just need painting


We spent friday and saturday in the mountains taking in all the beauty.  A little warmer than usual and lots of fog, but still as beautiful as ever.
I'm sitting on top of the ridge here, you can usually see a 360 degree view of the mountains.  But not today......

The fog lifted just a little bit over the lake.  You can see in the center of the photo the blue sky trying to sneak out.

Happy monday! 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

January Creative Class

Yesterday was January's Creative Class
Every month I hold a theme class where you come and create many different things.  Sometimes it can be home decor, 3d projects, cards etc.  
And I try to make it all a connected theme.
This month's theme was winter.

Did you know that you can order the kit for the monthly classes from me and have them shipped ready for you to assemble?
You can be a part of the monthly class and I have kits still available for this class!
Just email me and I can ship one out!
The cost is $30
Local?  come join me for next month's class!
February's Class is friday, 2/2
March's class is friday 3/2 - both 10am to noon
$30.00 a person

These adorable mitten's are made with the Smitten Mitten framelits.  Once made they hold two mini Hershey chocolate bars.
I always have a parting gift for my guests.  
The little mittens were the gift this month. 

One of the first things we made were these adorable vintage ball jars filled with Starbucks dark chocolate cocoa.  I purchased the plastic christmas ornaments, (you get two to a package) to put on top of the jars to create a "snowglobe"  We filled the jars first with cocoa, then you glue the lid of the jar lid to the lid portion.  I chose to stamp a dog for the inside of the globe. Once you adhere him to the top of the lid you fill the half globe with fake snow.  Now holding the globe in place and using a hot glue gun, slowly add glue around where the globe meets the jar and but the ribbon over it as you move along in order to glue them together. 
Hope this makes sense!

Isn't he the cutest thing sitting there in the snow!

Once they were made up, we packaged them in cello bags and tied them up with a ribbon for gifting.

The  organic wooden spoons were found at Michael's,  I used just a little bit of washi tape wrapped around them and punched a hole  in the top to add baker's twine to it. 

These are mini test tubes that we filled with marshmellow's and cocoa mix. 
 They are packaged with a paper straw in a 2 x 8" cello bag.

Here's one of the cards they made. Very wintery scene.

One of my customer's Darlene, requested we try and make some pop-up cards. 
 Here are two that we tackled and turned out to be very doable and easy for everyone.

This card hold's a gift box tucked right in the center of the card!

Here is the outside of the second pop-up card.

Once opened you have this beautiful wintery scene inside.

This is the side view.  You can see how 3D it is.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Wood Sign

I had such a fun time this past weekend creating this sign.
My girlfriend and I adventured to a place in Monroe called the Junk Sisterhood.  They offered a open studio time where you go and use their product to create any size, color or wording to make your sign.  You get a raw piece of wood that you can paint either white, gray or black.  Then you choose your words or saying.  They take and upload it into a Cameo machine and print out your saying for you on a stencil. 
 From there you paint with a sponge onto your wood. 
 Stain the side frames and there you have it! 
It was so much fun!

Looks so good there on my mantle......
Here is my girlfriends she made....... beautiful!

I love using my galvanized tier trays for displaying items.
You can find these trays at Hobby Lobby HERE
Such a great price..... $19.99!

Do I have any Rae Dunn lovers out there?

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms

I showed you this stamp set a few days ago, it's called Heartfelt Blooms.  For these two cards I went ahead and stamped the flower image all over the piece of cardstock.   The above one was stamped with Soft Suede ink and the lower one is stamped with Pool Party ink.   I used the heart framelits to cut out the center hearts and stamp the thinking of you. 

As I have mentioned before, I really try to go through my stash of embellishments and try to use what I have on hand.  The cording tied around the card is from one of the past Paper Pumpkins.

How do you get your hands on one of these stamp sets?
It's part of our Sale A Bration going on right now.  Spend $50 on any items out of our Idea book and catalog or the Occasions catalog and you get to choose what product you like.  Spend more and get more FREE!!!
Take a look HERE

Heartfelt Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Party Pandas

Well...... let's PARTAY!  
because it is Sale A Bration time, 
which means free product for YOU! 
All you need to do is place and order ot $50 or more and you get to choose which free products you like by browsing through the
 Sale A Bration catalog 
Take a look HERE

This cute set is called Party Pandas
It couldn't scream cuteness and party any louder!

This is what the in the set
Again, it is FREE with an order placed of $50 or more
Come get your crafting on!

Party Pandas Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms

Are you ready for Sale A Bration?  
Our annual sale where for every $50.00 spent you get to choose a free product.  Above is one of the free stamp sets up for choice.
I love it's vintage vibe.  I used Soft Suede ink to create this card and added just a brush of pretty in pink chalk to the center of the flower.  
 I used the Layered Leaves embossing folder to create the background.

Check out the Sale A Bration catalog HERE

I used the stamp set from last month's Paper Pumpkin for the salutation.  I tend to use a lot of the past stamp sets words.  I truly do love those the best.  They come in so many sizes and fonts.
If you don't have this one, incorporate what you do have.

Monday, January 1, 2018

New Year!

Happy New Year friends!
We retreated to the mountains on friday and have been enjoying a ton of snow!
Above was saturday mornings sunrise.  Absolutely stunning colors and then a system came in and..... snow!  and more snow!

This is gorgeous Lake Cle Elum
We took some time and snowmobiled all over the area.  

We even made time for some snowshoeing
Great views from the top!

Today we are gearing up for some partaying tonight!
Getting ready for some iceskating and ringing in the New Year!

This is Nelson Dairy Farm, somewhat of a historical land.
It dates back I believe 100 years.  I love to come down here and take photos and just look around and think about the family that homesteaded here years ago.  The property is just breathtaking
and one of the highlights for me is watching the Elk come in one by one daily to feed.  There are up to 80 that show up.

Here they are feeding.  They come every afternoon around
3-3:30 and walk in single file all at once.  

Looking forward to saying goodbye to 2017 and ushering in 2018 with open arms.
Happy New Year friends!