Thursday, September 30, 2010

Altered lampshade

I read a lot of magazines that give decorating ideas and DIY projects and I have often seen painting on fabric to alter cushions, lampshades, etc... but I have always been intimidated and apprehensive about trying it. I have been wrestling with ideas of what to do with this lampshade for weeks now, as the colors in the room it's for are not purple (I previously had it covered in blue/underwater stuff to match my old nursery) I had finally decided to just line the top and bottom with bright pink ribbon and call it a day. That was until I was cleaning my craft area and came across the tan and white craft paint!! I figured it couldn't hurt to try and if I hated it I could just cover it again haha!!

To paint it I masked off the stripes and used an old foundation brush so it would really cover well. After the paint dried I peeled of the masking and there were a few oopsies from where the tape couldn't lie completely flat due to the curvature of the lampshade. So I found ribbon that was thin enough it wouldn't take away from the stripes, but wide enough to cover the mistakes,added a little bow for fun, and voila! Here it is!
the whole she-bang :)

close up of bow

close-up of ribbon

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

LO: Love that Smile!!

Hi everyone!! I host a crop at my house once a month for any ladies at my church that want to get together and scrapbook, and this is the ONE thing I got done this time haha!! The pics on this LO were leftover wallets from Frankie's 18month pictures. I just love how the photographer captured his true silly smile!!!! So, why just use the photo once? I think 3 times is much better haha!!!! The background paper is from My Mind's Eye Complete "Boys" Stack, the letters/half circle and green frame are Recollections cardstock. The star stamp is from Technique Tuesday Ali Edwards Design Peace Joy Love collection stamped in Broken China Distress Ink, the ribbon and button are from my stash. Have a blessed day!!   ♥

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Friday!!! some quick cards....

Just wanted to share some cards I have made in the past couple weeks.... the first is a thank you card a friend asked me to make. The second is another thank you card for a kind woman that bought all my kids a TON of clothes even though she has never met them!! And the third is Frankie's birthday card :) TFL, have a blessed day!!! ♥

outside thank you

inside thank you

outside thank you

inside thank you

Frankie's 2nd birthday card

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Frankie!!!!!

Bubba always smiling
he thinks he's a rockstar
singing his heart out!
with his baby
Kira and Frankie lovin on their babies
It's hard to believe that 2 years ago our firstborn,Frankie, entered the world! Since day one he has been the sweetest boy, often called "mama's boy" because he is so loving. Frankie is a funny little fella, he absolutely LOVES any type of music (just like his mommy!! heehee) whether it be me humming a tune or him turning on one of his musical toys I can guarantee that most of the day he is dancing to a tune. He even sings to me when I go to get him out of his crib in the mornings, and while I make meals. Frankie has brought a LOT of joy to our lives with his silly giggles and all that love. He is quite nurturing always playing so nicely with his sister and brothers. Don't get me wrong he can fight and throw tantrums like them all as well!! He and Kira love to take their "babies" (aka whatever stuffed animal they choose for the day) and feed them and hug them and rock them to sleep, it is just the cutest thing ever!! I look forward to seeing how my little love turns out as an adult, and pray he keeps his football skills hahaha!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

LO! Patty Patty Cake....

I made this LO quite awhile back, but it is still one of my favorites. Maybe just because I love this picture and the memory associated with it. All three kids were sitting on the edge of the coffee table singing "patty cake" and as you can see they were all at different parts of the rhyme hehe!! This was the first time I put a banner on a LO and I think it looks cute, and was a good way to pull out the colors in the paper.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Time is flying by....

and I am a mess!!! In a week Frankie will be 2. I know everyone talks about the "terrible two's" (which he has most certainly been going through!!) but all I can think about it how being 2 is officially out of the "baby" age. My first "baby" isn't a baby anymore and it's pretty hard for me to accept! Everytime I think about it my eyes well up with tears. And to think this is only year two! What am I going to do when he turns 10, 13, 16, 18!!?!??!? How do parents do it? I mean I know you can't keep a baby a baby forever, but man sometimes I wish I could!!!! Ok, mommy sad rant over. Hope you're all having a blessed week.

my fave "baby" pic of Frankie
P.S. LO of the week to come VERY soon!!!! Sorry it's late I have been spring cleaning in the fall haha!! ♥ Blessings!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Daddy!!!

46 years ago today the world was blessed by the birth of my dad!!! He has always been an awesome father, a Christ-like example, and I have always looked up to him. He can sing like nobodies business and is always fun-loving. Now that I have kids I get to see what he is like with the little ones and boy oh boy does he have the touch with tiny babies and all of my kids scream with anticipation and joy when we pull up to his house, running in the door yelling "Papa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" I am honored to be able to call him my Daddy and hope he has a most wonderful birthday ♥

Papa & Kira on her birthday
Papa, Frankie & Tre (one of my FAVE pics!!!)
Card for Papa (made with All about Boys Stack,  Autumn Leaves rub-ons, Studio Calico clock stickers & ribbon from stash) 

I couldn't find any pics of Mason with Papa :( I am going to have to remedy that!!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Love in her eyes...

I took this picture quite awhile ago for my hubs and he asked me to scrap it, (that's when I know he likes realllly likes something!!) So I finally got  around to it! This was largely inspired by my bff Tiffy who does THE most beautiful work (which you can check out here)!! I got most of the product used in this layout from both Websters Page's and Flamingo Scraps.
Supplies used:
Recollections cardstock
Websters Pages Life's Portrait collection  6x6 papers and Phrase Stickers
Prima "Say it in pearls"
Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch
Websters Pages "Bloomers"
Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

More birthday cards!!!

September is a busy birthday month for me!! I made these two cards for some very good friends of mine that I would go a little nuts without! This first card was made for Zoe, whom I grew up with but did not really get to become good friends with until we both were married. Zoe is an awesome woman who always has kind words to say and a wonderful mother of 3 handsome boys and a beautiful baby girl. I admire her as a mother and wife and cherish her friendship.

This second card is for my beloved Mama B, aka Mrs. Beverly Bradley. Mama B started out as my Sunday school teacher, then 7th grade English and Journalism teacher and quickly became a mentor to me. Over the years she has become one of my most beloved friends. I have learned so many things from Mama B and can honestly say I am honored to have her in our lives. She helped raise both my husband and I, I wouldn't even know him if it weren't for her. So, in a glimpse you can see how important she is to us. Her card is journalism inspired :)
Both of these cards were made from scraps around my stash/or from RAK's people have sent me so I don't really know the manufacturers haha!!!

Have a blessed day!! ♥