Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Shabby Canning Jar Lid Pumpkin

Hi There!

It's September, can you believe it?!
School is back in session today around here.
With that comes some Fall crafty projects!

My inspiration for this project comes from 
the blog "Yellow Bliss Road"  that I found while "pinning".  
Kristin used gold and silver lids for hers.  I wanted a white shabby pumpkin so I brushed some white acrylic paint onto my silver lids.  I used a light coat to get the shabby distressed look.

After drying, I strung string through
 the center of 22 lids, pulling tight and tying it up.  
Next, I free hand cut some leaves out of burlap, 
inking the edges before hot gluing them on.  
Finally, I tucked in several fresh cinnamon sticks 
in the center with more hot glue.

This little pumpkin will be a welcome addition
to my fireplace mantel this fall.
I may even make a few for my Etsy Shop!

Thanks for popping in today and
have a fabulous week!

Not Shown:  String and Cinnamon Sticks :)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A LOL sentiment!

Happy long weekend Peeps!

We have friends and family plans this busy Labor Day weekend.
So... I thought I better get into my studio quick this morning
and create a card for the latest CAS(E) this sketch challenge.

I have been itching to use the stamp set 
in the latest Simon Says Stamp kit!  When I saw this sentiment
 in the set, I just giggled to myself.  Plus included are so many little elements that you can create a fun little library scene with.  
So I framed in my little wall scene using the new
Stitched Rectangle set from Papertrey Ink and used papers 
from the new October Afternoon release Public Library 
that were included in my kit. 
In my supply list below I have included the Simon Says Stamp sold out kit and items you may be able to buy individually from the kit. 

I had a blast getting inking this morning!
Hope you find sometime to get creative this weekend too!

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Hello Crafty Peeps!

Have you seen the September Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp?
Totally swoon worthy I say!!  Had to have it!  
Good thing I jumped on it because it is now out of stock :(  
The great thing is, I bet you can get many 
of the goodies in it purchased separately.  (Click on the card kit in my supply list below to see what is all included)

This is the first card I made using the designer papers
 (October Afternoon) and Scattered Twigs 
distress ink (Ranger) included in the kit.  
Tomorrow I hope to get around to using the stamp set included called "To Thine Own Shelf".  How clever is that??

 Today I needed to create a card for my nephew who is turning sweet 16. 
 I used the Kelly Purkey stamp set "Dude" and 
Lawn Fawn's Sharp Backdrops for the arrow center.  
I love the grungy feel to this card I achieved by distressing the edges and stamping the arrows with Scattered Twigs distress ink.

I am entering my card in the 
August Work it Wednesday Challenge 
at the Simon Says Stamp Blog.  This month
is all about using your stamps.

Have a fabulous day!