Thursday, January 26, 2012

Daughter's New Room

Hi Everyone! Today I wanted to share some pics of my 13 year old daughter's room. We repainted and decorated it about 2 weeks ago. I don't have any before pictures,but believe me her room looks MUCH better! Before, her color scheme was apple green walls with pink and black. It was also very cluttered.She is in love with Tiffany blue and damask, so it was easy to come up with a new more grown up look for her room. The paint is a custom mix from a ribbon on her pillow. She also decided to pare down her decorations in order to bring a more calm feeling to this very small room.

Here's a shot of her bed. The damask coverlet and shams came from Steinmart. Can you believe the coverlet was only $19.99? The shams, however were $16.99 each! I still feel they were a deal because she loved them and every other damask bedding I priced was at least $200. The fleece blanket came from Target and just happened to match the Tiffany blue on her walls perfectly...decorating kismet!
The decorative pillows started out in life as black. It was not long before we realized black  pillows and two shedding cats do not go very well together! We found this simple cotton fabric at Hobby Lobby and I made the covers myself. Here are a couple of closeups of the pillow's details:

The rolled and gathered roses are made from ribbon and finished with a decorative button in the middle. The pillow in the  bottom picture was made to look like a present. This was my daughter's idea. I wrapped the ribbon around the pillow and sewed it together on the back. The bow is attached to the ribbon with hot glue and the whole thing can be slipped off to wash the pillow. In the center of the bow is a vintage rhinestone earring I purchased from Ebay a few years ago.
say hi to our kitty, TC!
Above the bed is a collage that my daughter made. I bought the canvas at Hobby Lobby and she painted it and decorated it with some of her favorite things. She will add to it as she collects pictures and mementos.The sconces are from Kirklands and the damask candles are another Hobby Lobby find.
To the right of her bed is a curio cabinet my father-in-law made for my daughter. She houses her most precious things in there! My FIL also made the nightstand you see to the right. The lamps are originally from Target, but my daughter swiped them from my craft room! I think we need one extra pillow for her bed.We are looking out as we shop or come up with ideas for one.
Here is a tassel I made for her curio cabinet. I made it from a shoe Christmas ornament and matching trims and ribbons from my stash. I love it! The next pictures are of her dressers. These are vintage pieces that were bought  at an auction and refinished by my father-in-law as well: Isn't he great?

As you can see I have been busy, but the craft room is calling, so I hope to have some new cards to share with you soon!

As always, Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 23, 2012

A Bright And Shining Future

Happy Monday everyone!  This week I have the honor of being the guest designer for The Shabby Tea Room week 98. I adore playing along every week and am constantly inspired and awed by everyone there, from the participants to the uber talented design team.
This week's theme is "Sparkly and Bright". We are to use the inspiration picture as our guide and use the colors white or cream,silver,neutrals and a splash of pink.

card stock- kraft,silver-Recollections
patterned papers-My Mind's Eye
stamp- Studio G
die cuts-Spellbinders
seam binding-Hug Snug
silver heart brads-K and Company

I would like to thank Debbie for allowing me to be a part of the challenge this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you will join us by linking up your creation over at The Shabby Tea Room!


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gorgeous Gateaux Wedding Card

Hi everyone! I've been busy this weekend helping my 13 year old daughter redecorate her room as an early birthday present. We painted, rearranged furniture and attempted to put together her new vanity table but one of the legs is defective, so a replacement won't arrive till the end of the week. She chose a Tiffany blue for her walls with black and white damask bedding and accents. I'll post a picture when we are done!

I finally squeezed some crafting time in yesterday to make a card for this week's Shabby Tea Room Challenge.
The theme is Gorgeous Gateaux. The word "gateaux" is French for fancy cake. I have a pretty cake stamp,so I used it as the focal point.

Here is the inspiration picture:

cardstock- Bazzil
patterned papers- My Mind's Eye, October Afternoon
stamp- Inkadinkado
seam binding- Hug Snug
rhinestone and silver jewels-Jolee's
die cuts-Spellbinders

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, January 9, 2012

I Adore You Valentine Card

Wow! I can't believe it's been almost a week since I last posted! The kids had an extra long holiday break this year and we've  been busy! School lets in tomorrow and my house is a mess,but I have so much card making I want to do. I guess I'll pace myself and take some crafting breaks this week to get it all done.

Today's card is one I made for The Playdate Cafe and the Card Patterns Sketch Challenge. I made this on Saturday,but I couldn't get a decent photo due to the dreary weather we are having. The ones I took today are better,but not by much! I'm working on improving my photography and it is a slow roll!
Here is the inspiration picture:
How gorgeous!
Ok, now here is the sketch:
I rotated it and of course, I strayed a bit and embellished a bit more. I hope you can still see it!

card stock-Recollections
patterned papers and vintage image- K and Company
flowers and pearls- Micheals
seam binding- my stash
buttons-Paper Trey Ink
pom pom fringe- Melissa Frances
dies- Spellbinders and Taylored Expressions
Stamp- Unknown..not marked
cream epoxy stickers-Pink Paislee

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Delight In Little Things

Good afternoon readers! Today I'm sharing a card I made for my two favorite challenges, The Shabby Tea Room  and Mojo Monday. I think I'm feeling Spring fever!
I love the bright, happy colors!

card stock- Georgia Pacific
patterned papers-October Afternoon
stamp- Studio G
butterfly-Tattered Angels
cameo-Webster's Pages
pom pom fringe- Melissa Frances
seam binding-Hug Snug

I hope you like today's card..please visit again soon!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Well, a new year is upon us today..I stayed up late last night to welcome it in and now I'm sitting here with some strong coffee attempting to blow the sleep from my eyes.  I hope the new year brings you health ,wealth and happiness. 
I also want to thank all of my readers for your support and visits over the last year. I appreciate your encouraging and sweet comments and I hope I have returned the kindness to you. I know I have some readers who don't comment and I want to thank you for visiting my little corner and I hope you continue to come back see what I've been creating for you!
I created this card to enter into the Ribbon Reel Challenge. Here is the inspiration picture:
card stock- Georgia Pacific and Recollections
patterned papers-Webster's Pages and Teresa Colllins
ribbon,black flowers- Michael's
frame die cut-Tattered Angels
star die cuts- Cricut
border punch-Recollections
doily- wilton

Thank you for stopping by!

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