I have a layout to share today. I started this, ah, over a week ago, shortly after I decided on my one little word. I used this page from a recent Anthropologie catalog as inspiration for the layout, mainly the colors on the rug. And then I ended up actually creating a "rug".I played around with it for a while and then it sat mostly done on my table for the rest of the week. I finished it up on Friday, but then after I photographed it I decided the photo processing I had used wasn't ... Read More about Scrapbook inspiration
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Last night, as I was putting the final touches on the scrapbook page you see here, I got a call from downstairs to go come and see something in our bathroom. I'm thinking, "What is there to see in the bathroom that would be better than finishing this layout?"Our little man was 8 in this photo, isn't he just the cutest?Flash forward 6 years to me finding Richard and Miles busy in the the bathroom, giving Miles his first shave. We truly have a young man in our midst.Here's the background ... Read More about Scrapbook Irony
Today, I'm back with a quick tutorial for this easy paper garland. This addition to my Gleaming Teal and Gold Christmas decor provided the shine and drape I was looking for on my tree and garland, but this craft would be great for any festive occasion. How about draping this around your house for New Year's or above any party table for that matter? The key to the "gleaming" aspect of this particular garland is the paper I used. Going into this project I figured I would be using metallic ... Read More about Gleaming Paper Circle Garland
I'm taking a little break from my regularly scheduled Menu Plan Monday this week to participate in the Blogland tour. The tour is designed to introduce you to new fantastic bloggers around blogland and learn what drives them creatively.I was invited to participate from Amy at Atta Girl Says. Beyond being savvy furniture painter, she shares her crafty, sassy, vintage-loving self on her blog daily. And what beautiful pieces of furniture and styling she creates!She ... Read More about Welcome, Blogland Tour!
So I have lots of good reasons for not being here for quite some time. I had mentioned I'd be stepping away for a short time to be with my family for our son's high school graduation.I had intended to write at least one more post before signing off, but I accidentally deleted several important folders off my computer they day before I could get to that last post.Then, I spent nearly a week with the computer being paralyzed by the recovery process. This process was slow and painful. I used ... Read More about Recovery and rediscovery