Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Burlap anyone??

Have you done anything with burlap lately or in the past? Rhoda at SouthernHospitality is having a burlap party. So jump on over there and share what you've done,, We all like to be inspired by others. This is a frame that i found at a yard sale for just a few cents,, painted it red, wrapped some burlap around the pc of cardboard popped this saying that I printed from computer on top of the burlap and put it back in the frame. Not bad for an almost free decoration. You can also see the picture holder I made for Melanie using burlap on this post.

Making Magnets

Recently I was priviliged to be able to help Rachelle over at She's Crafty with her gift bags for the Relay for Life event where she lives. She lost a very sweet friend to cancer and does this in memory of her. You can read about it at She's Crafty. Anyway, she makes the cutest magnet boards and needed(still needs) donations of magnets to go with them,. You can find more information HERE if you would like to make some magnets or some of the other things to send her.

Here are the ones I made, (kinda hard to photograph, they look better in for real ) And just for making these I was featured on her blog here. These are super simple to make but look really pretty on your fridge or magnet/message board.

Trash to Treasure

How about a little trash to treasure, go on over to Kimms place and check out all the other trash that has been made into treasure.. ,, this was made using 4 pieces of scrap wood that I saw in the back of J's truck as I was passing ,, and thought they looked too good to just throw away,, . I laid them out on the floor,, and stapled them together with my little staple gun,, they didnt even fit flush together,, but that didnt matter cause they were getting covered with torn bits of brown paper using watered down tacky glue. Elmers glue would've been cheaper but I didnt really think about it at the time. It really didnt take much anyway. After all the board was covered , I stapled a pc of chicken wire across the back(note to self,, wear gloves next time u work with chicken wire) , then a piece of burlap and finally covered them both with a scrap pc of felt. I stapled a string of wire across the back to hang it with. And to finish it off I added some clothes pins that I covered with two different pcs of scrap paper. My daughter is using it to hang pictures on in her bedroom. ( The pictures arent great but hopefully you get the idea)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Garage Sale loot ,,,

Rhoda over at SouthernHospitality hosts a post on Mondays for everyone to share their thrifty treasures found at yard sales.. Here are a few things found at two yard sales last weekend,, I had been wanting a oil/vinegar set to use for dish soap and this one was only $1 for the two bottles and the metal holder thing. The lamp was the best deal of the day though,, it didnt have a shade but it is wrought-iron and in good shape,, only 50 cents. Only spent $8 total. There were a few other things that is not in pictures. The "Bobs" jar is being used to hold washing powder.

3 shirts for Katelynn, shorts for lil rob, boots for Rod, 1 childrens book, book - Point of Grace, a camo liquid solutions stainless steel coffee mug, an 11x14 old frame (25 cents), purse, 3 dresses to use for material for other projects, a metal cross, a size 6X camo tshirt-making a bed pillow or curtain out of, pair of shoes, sunflower swag and a jar of buttons. Pretty good for $8.
Be sure to visit Rhoda and all the other bloggers that have linked up and see what everybody found.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Honey-Do this Honey-Do that..

This was a cake for Marty & Chelsea for a Honey-Do shower. They are getting married May 23rd. Bottom tier(11x15) is yellow cake and the top( 8in ) is white cake. All with buttercream icing.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

In the army now,,

Cupcake cake for Jakub . . . 7th birthday. Chocolate cupcakes and chocolate buttercream icing. Camouflage (?) border.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day ...

I love you mama !

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

We have a Morrison family reunion coming up in June. My mother was a Morrison. She gave me a copy of this little story that was attached to the Family Reunion invitation. I just thought that it was really neat. I'd love to know how and be able to do a complete family tree just to know the history of my family.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Kara's Spicy 16 Mardi Gras

This one was for my best friend's (since 8th grade) 16 yr old. She wanted a mardi gras type cake with zebra print in the middle,, She had a cute feather mask for a topper.. Hopefully I can get a picture of it with the topper and update my post later.

Baby Shower Cake

This was for my sister-in-law's niece that is having a baby in July,,, Tried to make it match the invitation,, Not exactly like i had it pictured in my mind. But I think they liked it. Yellow cake with buttercream icing.

(Like the catchy slogan??? Compliments of my best friend,, Thanks Sheryl! )


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