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Thursday, July 29, 2010
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Friday, July 23, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
This is probably the most simple card ever but I couldn't resist that cute watermelon image. It's from the Doodlecharms cart. Green cs is PTI New Leaf and the pink is Bazzill from my stash. The sentiment and ribbon are PTI as well.
Thanks for visiting.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
My friend Char and I were back in action yesterday. It wasn't the most successful garage sale-n day, I think because of the neighbourhood we were in or maybe because it's getting later in the season. But I did manage to find a few things, including a couple of items for our front porch, which got a face lift last month.
I found this wrought iron hanging planter for $1.50. It matches the one one we have on the side railing (another great garage sale find).
Here it after I added my hanging plant to it.
I also found this little plant stand which I knew had some potential. For $1 I couldn't leave it behind and I am so glad I didn't.
Here's what it looks like after a $4 can of spray paint and some accessories.
So, with just a few items and some spray painting our front porch is a little cozier (is that even a word??). I hope you like it!
Friday, July 9, 2010
Hello and Happy Weekend!
I made this thank you card the other night using a bunch of odds and ends. I finally used some of the yummy vintage buttons Char gave me. I wasn't even planning too....but I think they were the perfect touch with that Basic Grey paper.
Tonight I am enjoying a quiet evening in my craft room and tomorrow morning I'm heading out to the garage sales to see what
Have a great one yourself ;)!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
It's Thursday and that means the weekend is right around the corner. I'm working all 5 days this week and it's been a looooong week.
For this card I used my Hero Arts cloud stamp with Distress Ink Broken China (love that stuff). Sentiment is PTI stamped in Hibiscus Burst. The cs for the window frame is PTI (Dark Chocolate), as is the little sun (Summer Sunrise). The curtains were made by scoring and folding some Basic Grey pp. I glued the back side to the card to hold them in place. Oh, and that fancy little curtain rod is a bbq skewer cut down to size.
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Just popping in quick to share my card for this week's Loonie Stampers Challenge. I had an extra flower from this card. The doiley type stamp is from the Basic Grey Pretty Bird set, and the sentiment is Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday (and is my very favourite stamp ever) in Distress Broken China ink. The ribbon and button are PTI. Simple stuff.
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Monday, July 5, 2010
I was catching up on some blogs the other night and came across this AMAZING project by Eve Johnson (Evalicious). Oh my, was I inspired! I love the simplicity of it and couldn't wait to make one of my own.
Off to Michaels I went on my lunch break today to buy canvases. I probably didn't need 14 of them, but this is just what I do.
And then tonight I played.
Orange and green are my favourite colours and there is plenty of both in the Basic Grey "Mellow" paper I used. The butterfly is from the Cricut Indie Art cartridge. And the sentiment is Stampin' Up in Distress Broken China ink.
So simple and I just love it. Isn't it wonderful when talented people share and inspire us? Here's another butterfly project I have been meaning to CASE for sometime. I'll have to keep my eyes open for some frames next time I'm garage sale-n.
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Sunday, July 4, 2010
With my thrifty-pal-garage-sale-partner
Anyways, as I don't have any *new* thrifty finds to share this week I thought I would show my Pyrex collection to date and a thrifty little project I did this weekend.
I started collecting vintage Pyrex in late May and have been lucky enough to find quite a few pieces between garage sales and thrift stores. I am not sure where I will ultimately display them, but for now they are stacked on the buffet, close at hand so I can use them. I love serving food in the colourful bowls and have used a few items in the oven as well. It's a fun and inexpensive thing to collect. The orange Pyrex are my very favourite.
Onto my little project...I had a birthday recently and was spoiled by my family and friends. I have to share one of my gifts with you. When I lifted the tissue paper look what I found...
Isn't that just a bag of happiness? OF COURSE, it's from my super-wonderful-fantabulous friend Char (you're the best!) and because I am not one to wait to use new things I got busy right away. You may have seen this bowl in my garage sale finds last weekend.
It was a tough decision what colour to go with but I decided on this...
Now, that's a pop of colour in our otherwise very neutral kitchen nook!! I just love it.
Thanks for visiting me today. I'll be linking this up to Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures and Debbie's Garage Salen party
ETA: also hooking up to Sarah's before and after party on Thrifty Decor Chick!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
I'm back with another challenge card. This one is for My Pink Stamper's (Robyn) colour challenge. I found Robyn's blog when I was learning how to use my Cricut and I must say I learned alot from her videos!
As Robyn is the Cricut queen I thought it only fitting to use my Cricut for the challenge. The popsicles were cut from the Doodlecharms cart, which is actually out on loan right now, but thanks to my handy Gypsy I was able to still cut the image.
The paper is Bazzill from my stash. It's my favourite for using with the Cricut. The sentiment is from PTI's Signature Greetings. Ribbon and buttons are also PTI.
Thanks so much for popping in!!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Well, it's Canada Day! Probably my second most favourite day of the year. We have plans for a BBQ with family and friends later and will try to catch the fireworks in the evening.
I am so truly proud to be Canadian and so blessed to have been born in this beautiful country. Yeah, it's freezing 8 months of the year, but whatever.
2010 has been such an incredible year for us with the Vancouver Olympics too. It was amazing to hear our anthem so many times with all those gold medals!
Soooo...in honour of Canada Day I made the little card above, which has a twist on our flag. I couldn't resist the eh! stamp in the $1.50 bin at Michaels. I cut the maple leaf with my Cricut and Gypsy (first time I have used the Gypsy in months).
In my festive mood I also added a few flags out front...
And made a little cake (may need to make another - that really is little!!). Please forgive my dark-night-before pic.
Now it's time to enjoy some
HAPPY CANADA DAY!!