Friday, December 12, 2014

It all started with a 1x12 board.

I then painted it yellow, added some vinyl and then painted it red.

Finished gift for that hard-what-to-buy-for-that-teen-who-loves-Iron Man-already-has-everything girl.

Monday, September 15, 2014

I know, I know. I'm not very good at blogging. Hopefully you will forgive me when you see this post. It's full of elephants, pink and grey!

I had the opportunity to host a baby shower for one of my good friends. This is her 1st girl after 4 boys. I had so much fun planning the event and making decorations.

I didn't take very many 'in progress' pictures - just the finished product.





Monday, June 2, 2014

I was looking around on Pinterest today and I came across 2 little sayings. When I read them, I had 2 people in mind. I wanted to make them a sign. So I went out to the garage to see what kind of wood I had lying around. I found a piece of a 1x6 and a 1x10.

I sanded the edges and front down to get ready to paint them.

I wanted a worn look for both of them. The white I just did a thin layer. The blue, I mixed with some water to thin it out.

I cut out some vinyl using my Silhouette and put them on the boards to use as stencils then added my paint. I added water to the brown paint because I liked the dark color, but wanted it thin-ish.

Here is the finished project!

All together, it really only took me about an hour for the 2 signs. I did have to start over on one of them because I had a little help from someone who thought they were 'helping' when I wasn't looking.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Made this for my sister for her birthday. I used her favorite colors: grey for the board and yellow for 'best'. This was something that she didn't have and she's my only sister and best friend.

My board is 1x12x12 and I used my silhouette for the font. I painted my board grey and then I used vinyl as a stencil so that I had all my letters/words lined up and I could use the different colors (white/yellow).

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A few months back - while I was doing a craft - I thought to myself, that I should hava a craft group. I wanted to share my crafts/creativity/talents with others. Maybe it was to also have some grown-up time :)
I thought that I would share what we did.

January group:

I got the All You Need LOVE idea here and the Scrabble LOVE here. I used my Silhouette to cut the letters ( I don't remember the name of the font ).

February group:
at this point my sister joined up with me in hosting her own group (in Layton). We do the same craft, share ideas & preparation work.

This is a treat box.I needed an idea to give my visiting teachers. I found the idea here.

I am adapting to the chevron look and came up with this idea. I used a piece of 1x6, paint, vinyl and a shamrock from The Wood Connection. Finish it off with twine and rhinestones. I think next time I'll try to find a thinner shamrock.

March group:

My sister created this craft with a plaque from Hobby Lobby, paint and vinyl. ( You can sand the edges a little and add stain if you'd like. ) We wanted something that could count as everyday decor &/or Easter ish.

This is a 1x6 piece of wood and the idea comes from Silhoutte. You can purchase this set, however, I switched the bird because I liked the look of his curly feathers. Tie it off with some twine and you have a great spring decoration.

I really like creating things with wood and paint. Every once in a while, I try to add in paper crafting or sewing. I love the ideas on Pinterest and feel like I can't keep up with all the cuteness.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Rainy Day project

It's a rainy day here (I love the rain!) and I thought that I would work on a craft - it happens to me daily (the need to craft)

I picked up this cute puddle jumpin' boots and umbrella kit at The Wood Connection. You can order online or go into the store and pick one up. Just be prepared that you will be emptying out your wallet - they have too many cute things :)

Here are the colors that I went with:
craft smart ~ white, hot pink, and apple tart
apple barrel ~ bright yellow
and then of course, Mod Podge

here are my pattern paper choices
(you can get that at The Wood Connection, too)

and here is my finished project. My FAVORITE part about this is the green & yellow boots!

I just love crafting it up!

Are you kidding me!?!
I'm not sure what happened to some of my posts/pictures. I'll try and figure it out. If not, those posts will be deleted :(