Saturday, August 31, 2019


Pulling out all the fall things!
I mean the colors alone, get me every season.
At least I am not skimming over fall and going right to pumpkins!

The leaves are from the package of wood elements
that I picked up at the Dollar Tree.  They have
stickers on the back so they are easy to adhere.

I used the wood plank embossing folder with the crumb
cake cardstock.  I stamped the "grateful" and attached
it with dimensionals. 
To add the shaded colors to the leaves I used a blender pen and some pink and crumb cake ink.
Let the fall sweaters and boots and leaves begin!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Dollar Tree Hack is back!

Above is a frame that I picked up at yes,  the Dollar Tree
It's hard to tell but it's a layered picture, with a picture within
the picture.
See below what I ended up doing with it.

I used some more of the faux wood paper and traced around the center of the frame to make a template to cut the inside piece to
fit inside of the frame.  The center piece is a 5 x 5".

I used the faux wood in the background and added the
little dots paper for the center piece then layered on
top of the paper the two little wood pumpkin elements.

Here they are up close,  so cute and the paper looks realistic

I thought about adding a little fall saying and may still...
stay tuned.....

And....... I added the saying.......
looks more complete!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Dollar Tree Hack

These wood element stickers can be found at the Dollar Tree
I love to scout through the store to find things to diy with.
I used some scrapbook paper to cover them. 
 The paper looks like real sweaters material.  

I started by tracing the pumpkins then cutting out a stencil
so that I could cut the pumpkin out of the scrapbook paper.
Super easy to do, adhere it by gluing it down. 

The paper looks just like sweaters,
 it has a great 3d look to it.
I added the linen thread bows at the top to finish it off.

Stay tuned so you can see what I do with these fall cuties!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Dollar Tree Pumpkins

This bright orange pumpkin is the before.....
The pumpkins are from the Dollar Tree
After adding two coats of white chalk paint for one and a light blue for the other.
 (I used Rustoleum chalk paint from Lowe's)
it covered the pumpkins completely.
This is how they turned out!!!!

I went out in the yard and cut a few branches for the stems.
The original stem pops right off the top, it is just adhered with a toothpick.  So it easily removes so you can add the branch.
I did use a exacto knife to carefully cut the hole just a little bit bigger to fit the new branch.
I really like the curve to this branch and it's uniqueness.
You can see the antiquing wax in the picture below, it gives
the pumpkin just a little distressed look. 

To distress the pumpkins I used Valspar Antiquing Wax
(also at Lowe's)
While you are at the Dollar Tree pick up some of their paint brushes and use it to distress the pumpkins with the wax
A little of the wax goes a looooong way!
If you don't want to buy the wax you can always purchase a very dark brown acrylic paint 
(you know the small cheap paint bottles at Michael's)
as an alternative.  I just always have the antiquing wax on hand and choose to use it.
This is a really easy fun diy project to try. The color possibilities are endless!
I hope you give them a try!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Peek Inside our August Magic Box


I always love sharing our monthly Paper Pumpkin with you and this month's kit is so pretty with all the fall colors and details inside.   Just take a look.....

It comes with 6 kraft bags with such beautiful colors!
It also comes with cards, which I did not post but you
can see them in the video.

Are you ready for fall?

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Hey Chick!

Hey chick!
Here's a fun one for yah!
Use up the scraps you have, these pieces were in by 
scrap box and needed to be used.
I love this set call Hey Chick, it's a now retired one
from our Sale a Bration line.  If you were lucky enough to
get one then you can make this card!

I used the blender pen to create the watercolor
effect on both of the chickens.
I used a daffodil delight (yellow) and Cajun Craze ( a darker yellow)  On the other chicken I used basic gray and baja blue.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Christmas Cupcake Socks

I know, I know!
I am driving you guys crazy posting these christmas projects!
It takes me personally this long to get all these things done for
events I have coming up and everything else in life.
So here goes with the very cute and doable christmas diy

All you need is what you see above;
One pair of Christmas soxs
a 4" mini coffee cup (link to follow)
Any kind of paper, even wrapping paper works!
ribbon cut at 8"
a pom pom 

I made a template and cut out my cute snowman paper to wrap around the cup.  I then tied the ribbon at the top and stamped
"happy winter" and cut out the little tag to add to the ribbon

Now take your socks (mine are women's size)
and gently roll them up to fit into the cup 
push the socks down into the cup if you need too.
They will stay.....

CUPS - order HERE

To add the "cherry" pom pom on top I used a medium sized 
glue dot, that way when you gift this it can be easily removed and not affect the socks in any way. 

I also will be bagging these up to gift in cello bags with
tags on them, but not quite yet! closer to the holiday!

What do you think?
Would you try this?
Think about how cute this would be for a baby shower too?
or bridal or.... or..... you get it!

Friday, August 16, 2019

Let it Snow!

Coming at you waaaaay too soon would be these 
cute little 3 x 3" cards I made with this adorable christmas paper.
It's never too early to get ideas going for the holidays!
I mean come on, it takes us all a while to get ourselves
ready anyway right?

I ended up cutting out each of these cute snowman
from a piece of designer series paper to create these
little cuties.

How many of you start your holiday cards early?
I know this is SUPER early, but hey it's always
good to have early options!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Country Home

More country home coming your way in the colors of (gasp!)
I couldn't resist this paper and the gorgeous colors, it reminds me of fall and since all the leaves around here are falling and making me think of fall I had to do it!
Thank me later when your looking for a fall card to make

I added just a little bit of the blue behind the stamped
images to pick up the blue in the card.
Anyone else love fall as much as me?

Monday, August 12, 2019

Country Home

Our weather here the last few days have been anything but summer, flash flooding, down pours, hail, thunder and lightening.
Not feeling very summer like, more like fall.
I spent some much needed time in the yard trimming.  At our new house is a pear tree that has been seriously neglected. 
I was very careful to trim just a little bit of it, as you are only suppose to trim them in the fall.
But to get it back to health I needed to trim just a little 
This card was inspired by my new pear tree.
Although it's a peach card I was thinking fruit!

I used the stamp set called Country Home, it's one of 
my favs.  I just used the colors in the background paper
to color in the images stamped.
It looks very fall to me~

Country Home stamp set
#147768 -  $21.00
fall flowers stamp set

Friday, August 9, 2019

Grown in Kindness

YOU can do incredible things!
Put together this cute little succulent card for a friend 
in need.

This stamp set was from the Feb 2019 Paper Pumpkin called
Grown in Kindness
It's fun to use and bring back paper pumpkin stamps so that you can get ideas on how to use them for other than just
what the kit intends it for.
The colors of cardstock I used is Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry