Monday, September 29, 2014

BMC Crafting Station Design Team

So Excited to Share this News!!

I'm on the BMCCS Design Team!!!!

Meet Our 2014 Fall BMCCS Design Team

We did, and now we are READY to get back to some FALL FUN!
Over the summer, we were busy changing things up a bit in hopes to serve you all a bit better.
Spiced Sunshine Stamps and Digi Digi Doodle have found their home with us, here along side LAWN FAWN, THE ROBIN'S NEST, COPIC and SILHOUETTE!
So...Our fabulous new designers will be featuring those companies images and sentiments this FALL in the projects/cards they share with you.

Here's the weekly line-up through mid December:
Mondays Mojo Mention - Where we feature an entry on our challenge blog that inspires us.
Tuesdays - Inspirational Creation based on current challenge.
Whatcha Workin On Wednesday - Sneak peek of an up and coming project/card.
Thursday Treat - Sneak peek of the FREE digi on Friday or YouTube Video (yes, this is NEW!!!)
FREEBIE FRIDAY - Digi Digi Doodle is giving away a FREE DIGI every other week for you to grab from us! (How cool is that?!?)
Saturday become inspired to join our challenge 
Sunday we have Sunday's Sketch

Drum roll please...
Introducing the 2014 Fall DT!!!

Please visit each blog and make sure you are a follower so you won't miss out on any of the awesome inspiration they have to share with you! Another good reason to be a follower, is the giveaway that we will host during each challenge. YOU have THREE chances to win various prizes for being active on our blogs and other social media sites! The more active you are, the better your chances are at the end of each challenge. If you participate in the challenge, you are awarded BONUS POINTS, so make sure to participate in those!

First challenge starts today and runs until Mid Oct. (Check challenge blog for actual dates.)

You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram too!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Front Porch Makeover w/ Crafty Mesh Wreath

Autumn Blessings

 I created this Fall Wreath out of 4 types of Crafty Mesh-The Burlap colored one was my inspiration and I tied all of my colors back to that one.  All of my supplies for this wreath were purchased at Michael's and with all of their Fall items 50% off I spent only $27.00!!!
My Favorite is this little red basket that I stuffed with plastic bags to give the veggies a lift before I hot glued them into place.  Used some leaves and flowers and it makes a beautiful focal point.  I think it says Harvest-don't you?

 I also loved the glass beads that give this a nice twist.  I wrap this around the entire wreath and made sure all of the stems faced forward and around flower bunches I hot glued on.
 Once the Wreath was ready-I decided my porch needed a pick me up to match its beauty.
 So after a lot of washing and scrubbing-this is the blank slate I started with.
 The concrete was flaking and breaking off which made for a not so pretty look.  So I broke out my leftover spray paints and oops paint from Home Depot and started coming up with ways to spruce up the porch with not much money.
 My tired looking black mat & tan bench get an Oregano Spice makeover-they look wonderful now!!

 I used two can of spray paint for a whopping $7.00 cost-these puppies will look nice and new for another 2 years!!

 The oops paint was only $2.00!!! What a different $2.00 made-my porch looks brand new and the chipping concrete is now sealed in for a bit-I gave it 3 coats (2 quart cans).  If you really want it to last a clear cement sealer would be a good idea-but this will do for me for right now-we may do some stamped concrete eventually so for now this is just a cosmetic fix.

 I added some decorative touches-I will have a Cricut Scarecrow and some trim added to this table with a message to my friends/neighbors that come a calling.
 The new mat looks great and ready to take some more wear and tear.
 I found some fall decor items from my collection that seemed to work great outside-I will replace these with real pumpkins after a family trip to the pumpkin patch.

 My frumpy tired porch now looks ready for FALL Y'ALL!!!
These Cricut Explore cut babies will sit on the bench when its not raining-1 says Autumn and the other will say Blessings.  I made some fun/creepy ones for Halloween that I can substitute out when October arrives.
Had so much fun with this project-I hope you feel inspired to re-do some worn out pieces and give them new life around your home.
Thanks for visiting!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Craftsy Big Fall Sale-Don't Miss this Blowout!!

Ok Ladies Here is your chance to check out Craftsy!
If you have ever been curious about these classes and want to know just how informative and fun they can be this is THE BEST time to take advantage of their BIG FALL SALE.
Check out just some of the PaperCrafting Fun you can have with Craftsy
That's right my class included.......Now you can have 7 Cricut Lessons to teach you everything you ever wanted to know....for half the price!!!!
Sale runs from Thursday, 9/18/14 - Monday, 10/22/14 so don't delay.
Just Click Below

Monday, September 15, 2014

BIG Cricut Announcement.......Enter Today!

Ever Dream of Selling Your Own DIY Project Line?
Win your own Make it Now™ project line to be sold in Cricut Design Space and be featured on The Design Network! We’ll fly you to Salt Lake City to work with our design team with an all-expense-paid stay at the Grand America Hotel.

Enter the Cricut® I Made It! contest today! #cricut#imadeit
Hope some of you enter your fabulous creations!!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Too Cute 2 Spook Kit

 Too Cute 2 Spook Mini Album & Wood Decor Kit is Here!!

 This Kit will have everything you need to create this 6 page Treat Bag mini Album
 And this 3 piece wood Home Decor Item that would make a great 
Halloween Gift or Table Centerpiece
 The Mini Album has a lot of room for pictures of your little gobblins

 And you can choose between a Male or Female version of spooky embellishments.

Pick up your kit today-watch my video on how to assemble and you will be all set for Halloween!!

Too Cute 2 Spook Kit

Thursday, September 11, 2014

New Blog Pains!!

Hi Everyone-Please bear with me as I make some positive changes on my site to better serve all of my crafty friends.

I have new projects and products to offer but need to clean things up a bit to make that work.  Thank you so much for your support of me and my site-I hope you will like the changes.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

My Home Updates-Living Room & Bedroom

The Bedroom

 I love Sundays because after church our family loves to retreat to our own spaces and enjoy some quiet time-reading, and relaxing.
My hubby and I sometimes watch a movie (or a football game) but mostly we spend some time reading-talking-planning for the week ahead.
 When we moved we kept all of our large furniture  pieces but we decided to change all of our bedding and decor.  Since my new house had a really cool ceiling fan in a nice chocolate brown color I decided to add brown to our favorite color RED~!
The Formal Living Room
 We also sometimes have company come over for visits on Sunday so the first room I finished decorating  is our formal living room.
 This is the room that HAS TO stay clean-so of course it has all of my favorite things in it!
 I grew up in an Italian neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts so of course I have a healthy appreciation for tchotchkes (trinkets).
 The 2 high back chairs are treasured finds-but the upholstery doesn't match the decor.  So I decided to cover them with some matching fabrics and add some lovely pillows from Bed, Bath & Beyond (I used my Cricut to add some customization on the white pillows)  Stay tune for more holiday projects with my Cricut and these pillows!
I love having a quiet place to read or meditate and reflect.  These first two rooms are so important to me for centering and focusing my life before heading off to my busy and sometimes chaotic life.  So of course I had to get them done first.  It's been a year since we have moved into our new home and I am really enjoying the journey of making each room the special places we envision and taking time to find just the right details to make each place uniquely ours.
Thanks for letting me share-hope this inspires you to find those special items that make the rooms in your home special to you!