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Monday, January 31, 2011

Chunky Bling

I'd like to introduce you all to Chunky Bling.

If you love jewelry, you'll love Chunky Bling!
They have fabulous jewelry for amazing prices.


They have adorable bracelets.

Mothers Birthstone Bracelet

Wild Thing Bracelet Pair

Elegant Pearls


You can build your own watch by picking the band and the watch face.
Here are some great bands.

Rosy with a Chance of Polka-Dots

New York Nights

Diamonds and Ice


Or maybe you are looking for a necklace. They have those too!

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Valentine's Cluster

Box of Crayons


Go over to Chunky Bling and check them out.
Valentine's Day is coming up so throw out a hint to your hubby or maybe there is something that would make a great gift for a friend, daughter, sister, or mother!

Ucreate- January Create with Me

Kari from Ucreate, has a "Create with Me" challenge each month.
She showcases a projects and everyone can make it along with her and send her a picture of the finished product.

I decided that I would participate for the month of January after I saw what is was- a simple rosette frame.

I had the frames and some of the fabric already but I bought some more fun fabric and finally got to work on it.

Here is what I came up with.

I just painted my frames white because I wanted the flowers to pop.

I made one with rosettes with orange, white, green and pink fabric.


The second frame I decided to make some pom-pom flowers instead with this fun multi-color fabric. I love it!!

What do you think?

I am so happy that I decided to participate in the January Create with Me.
Hopefully, I will be able to do it more often.

These frames were so simple and I plan to make more of them.
These two will end up in my Etsy shop real soon.

I hope you will check out Ucreate. That blog is awesome!
And join in with me, Kari, and everyone else for the Create with Me challenge each month.


Friday, January 28, 2011

{Feature Friday} #18

It's Feature Friday, Feature Friday,
Feature, Feature,
FEATURE FRIDAY!
(sing to the tune of Mickey Mouse's Happy Birthday)

Just wanted to sing a little song this morning... well afternoon now.
Sorry I am just getting this up. I normally schedule all my posts for the next day but I was crafting last night and time got away from me.

On to the {FEATURES}!

Eye Spy DIY shared her fabulous handmade accessories.

Leah from I can take on the World, Just not my 2 yrs old, shared this adorable way to help teach her son where to put his clothes away in his dresser.

Fabulous Valentine's Day printable from Lolly Jane Boutique.

Meg from A Little Knick Knack won this fabulous piece of Vinyl and I love what she did with it.

Katie, from Craptastic, redid these bar stools and they look fabulous!

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy shared her adorable Valentine Decorations.

Michelle from Polka Dots and Pizza redid this dresser. LOVE!!

Mandy from Sugar Bee made these frames for her craft room. Love all the Keep Calm signs!

Feel free to grab a "Featured" button from my sidebar!

There were many other great projects so go check them out at this week's Catch a Glimpse Party. Plus, there's still time to join the fun!

I hope you all have a fabulous Friday and weekend.
I am hoping to finally see the sun sometime this weekend! I'm tired of the gray skies.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Catch a Glimpse Party #13

Are you ready to party?!
Can't wait to see what you have to share this week?

Catch a Glimpse Button

This is always my favorite time of the week!

I'm sharing how I decorated my shutters for Valentine's Day.
You can take a closer look by visiting this post and see a tutorial how I created the heart.

Now, Let's party!

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code in my sidebar.)

4.) PLEASE visit and comment on the post before you and after you, on top of any others that catch your eye. Everyone loves comment love!

5.) And most importantly... HAVE FUN!!





Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Valentine Shutters + a Tutorial

I love to change my shutters up with the seasons or holidays and with Valentine's Day coming up, I was excited to think of what I was going to do.


This is how they turned out.I love it!
And I redecorated it for FREE! :)

Here's a tutorial on how I made the heart in the center.
I started by cutting out a heart on my Cricut.
I did "fit to page" to get the largest heart possible.

I then traced the heart onto some thin cardboard I had lying around.
I have NO idea where I got this cardboard but I'm glad that I am a pack rat and for some reason knew I should keep it! :) Have another piece left too.

Traced heart.

Then, I just cut out the heart.

I painted it a light pink base coat.

I wanted to add some different layers, so in a darker shade of pink, I painted in a smaller heart.

I then painted little X's to look like stitches in a peachy-orange.

In a dark pink, I painted the word love but I wasn't too fond of it so I was going to glitter over it but decided to do something different.

I pulled out some little beads I use for scrapbooking that just so happen to be all the colors I was using and just glued them down over the word.

I then wanted to add some ruffles to the edges to make it a little larger and also for added texture. So I took out some streamers that I had in hot pink and just put a bead of hot glue down.

I laid down the streamers on the glue overlapping as I was placing it down to create the ruffles.

I then just glued down the extra streamers to lay flat.

Almost done!

I glued down a band of white yarn on the edges to clean up the edge a little.
Then just glued some ribbon to the back to hang it.

I wasn't too fond of it at first, didn't turn out like I pictured in my head, but it has slowly grown on me. I still don't LOVE it but it will do.


Here's a closer look at the other shutter decor.
I just cut some paper to fit my frames and cut out X's and O's on my cricut and glued them down. Easy, easy!

I then wanted to add a garland. Debated over a few ideas and then decided it would look so cool to make crepe paper rosettes as a garland. So I made my rosettes just like I did for my wreath and then just strung them on clear thread so they look like they are suspended.

Tied them onto my shutters and I LOVE THEM!

You can't tell, but I also sprayed them with some spray glitter for a little shimmer. It is very subtle but I love it!

There you have it!
How do you like my Valentine shutters?!

Mirrors and Candlesticks... Oh my!

That title seems kinda... well take it as you will. lol

I told you all in my Tickled Pink post that I would share what I bought there later and today's later.


I got these adorable little green glass candlesticks. I love the color of them.
They were $1.50 I believe maybe less.

I also bought these taller blue glass candlesticks.
I think these were $1.99.
I can't remember.

Then I bought this blue glass bowl.
This was $2.

I got this mirror with plans to use it in my frame collage in our bedroom.
This was $2 as well.

And this is the last thing I purchased that day and I believe my favorite.
I randomly picked it up and wasn't sure about it at first. I didn't take a picture of the back but it is faded crushed velvet and looks rather old. We both got pretty excited about it then and I know it will look fabulous in a new color. It may end up in our bedroom or some other place in the house. I haven't decided.
It was $4.


I planned to make cake stands and candy bowls with the candlesticks and Travis put them all together for me this weekend while I was baking. So I will take a picture of what they look like now and share that soon.

Have you been thrifting recently and found anything cool?!

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