Friday, June 20, 2014

Magnolia Tag

Hello Everyone, hope you are doing great!!
I am sharing a tag/bookmark with you as I had colored the image 3 months ago and I really wanted to use it.  Tilda with Daisy Mae Tiger is colored in Copics and then I used some scraps from Maja papers to make the tag.

In my new craft room the lighting is completely different so my photos are not coming out with the correct shades.  I need some help Danielle with my camera and lights! lol

There is frontage around the image.  I used a wide lace for the bottom and Tim Holtz tags for the sentiments.  Holding them are the pins from Ideaology.

Lat weekend my husband was going to bring out the last trailer load of stuff and he decided not to.   He just needed to relax and destress which we did and it was well worth it and deserved. This week I decided to try to decorate and get a few items we need like a dresser for the bedroom and hang some pictures.  I am really wanting to paint my craft room furniture with the Anne Sloan paint I purchased but my Fibromyalgia is acting up so I need to be patient! lol Right patience is not my virtue!!  Oh well I will show you some photos around my new house which is somewhat done, but it is a start.

This is the matching table to the dresser I bought for our bedroom. It is repurposed barn wood and is rough and rustic. 

My living room was so small I had to buy all new furniture for it and this fits fine. If the whole family would like to sit together or watch tv we would have to move to the basement family room for that.

I love the big door in the living room for the light and the beautiful scenery.  My TV stand is also reclaimed barn wood, very popular this year and I love it!

Our dining are is a challenge, we had all 5 around it and the chairs were touching the walls. lol  Also while I was trying to cook everyone was in the kitchen and I shooed them out, no room in this one!

Here are my favorite dining room artwork, in my old house I had gold walls so you could see it and on the cream walls they are barely visible.  I will paint it all in the future but the ladders and painting equiptment are in the last trailer that isn't here yet. lol

Due to lack of storage in the kitchen and in my opinion a wasted space that I utilized with the extra stand and drawers, unfortunately my garbage container is in sight also.

So here is what my new frilly pillows are used for, the dog!  He is so cozy on them. lol

That is rain on the camera lens but just wanted to show you the sunset after a storm that rolled by. The beauty of the hills and mountains is amazing.  I have the best views from my home of the city and the mountain tops.  Even driving around is beautiful.  I am within 30 minutes from the top tourist sites and 7 minutes from the city.  Perfect!

I hope your weekend goes well as I am touring with my daughter and her boyfriend, they surprised me last night, 2am! Having a blast! 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summertime Memories

I have my first tray done with a slight push from my friend Karen.  Last year she sent me her Christmas tray and then made me a Spring tray and so I had to try one,  we started this one together back in April.  With my move and all her new DT's it took us forever! lol  We decided to use the Pion paper Shoreline Treasures and then she went to Florida and picked us up some ocean beach sand.  I had the resin embellishments and we shared a few more things and here are our trays. 

The above tray is Karen's, she is the master!
Below is my tray, novice!

Here are some closeups of my tray

Finally on my wall in my craft room.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you have a sunny relaxing day!

The Challenges I am Entering

Monday, June 9, 2014

Craftroom in Bland

Hello ladies,  I am having a nice sunny day in South Dakota and will be going to a local store to look at Anne Sloan chalkboard paints.  Yes I may paint the furniture in my craft room with it.  

My craft room is almost put together in this extra bedroom full of morning sunlight.  Perfect for crafting as the natural light will help me see but also I can watch outside too, keeping a eye on the younger child as he meets some kids his age.

Here are photos of my craft space I call bland.

My thoughts were just leave the walls white and paint later after you adjust to it all.  I cannot stand it, I feel the craft room needs to be painted first so I will be focussing on this room now. 

As you can see my art is not showing well on the cream walls and it needs color to bring out the beauty in it all.

I have sliding closet doors that are heavy and hard to push on the carpet so hubby will shave the bottoms for me as they hinder me getting into the tools I need.  This closet was hard to solve due to the fixed shelves and the big doors.  Accessability is a big thing with me or I forget what I have. Did I just tell you my age! lol 

My bowl stand holds stamps and tiny wood chips at the top.  My families crystal bowls are useful as well as pretty.

The bookshelf is almost the same layout as before. My stamped images are in boxes at the top and then misc. things with the distressed inks second shelf from top.  In the middle are Copic markers.  Then I have a basket of stamps and two empty boxes for future cards I will make.  The bottom displays all my 6x6 pads of paper, you should have seen the huge box I gave to my DIL of 6x6 pads as I had way too many.

My closet with the big door! My son and I rearranged the shelves and added a bookcase on top of one and a metal rack for more storage on the other side.

Here are stamps and embellishments that I do not use much of.  Plain paper from Stampin up in case I need it, so this side of the closet I set up for occasional use. hehe

The bottom portion has embellishments and punches 

The middle has tools and some photo boxes full of photos ready for me to scrapbook and then my favorite brands of 12x12 papers.

On the bottom inside a plastic container are my metal and Tim Holtz, Finnabair style embellishments.

The left side of the closet I used drawer liners to hold all the different pretty embellishments from Prima and Melissa Frances.

The colored containers have flowers, tags, pretty Pion images and Prima sentiment tags, chipboard, all kinds of embellishing things that I have too much of. LOL

Up high are things I use occasionally and ore embellishing on the shelf, pearls, crystals and leftover die cuts I made.

See the sun shine!! Blank Walls!  I love this so I can create the palette I desire for my room. 

Here is a story about my desk top.  This is still pretty new and the first trip here the boys did not want to loose the screws to the desk so they taped them onto the TOP of the desk but not just a tiny tape but a BIG X of tape!!!  Guess what, my top had glue all over it and my goo-gone was in another State.  My hubby felt bad about this and tried another product to scrub off the glue, well you can imagine how that worked, I have a plastic mat over that spot.  Yesterday I rubbed off the glue with goo-gone except the one spot that will be sanded smooth to repaint. After 3 trailer loads to the new house I am happy to say the boys know how to pack properly furniture without damage! lol

I put all my Magnolias in 3 ring binders to store on the side of my desk in the cubbies.  My charms, buttons and magazines are on this side also.  So a look at the other side are the 3 baskets of die cuts and jars of ribbons, the wood stamp sets I kept from Stampin UP.

I completed my room and later went into my bedroom and found 4 more boxes of my crafting things, yep where do I put all this???  I cannot believe I have this much stuff and I do not even have the scrapbooks in the room yet either.  I need to search out more storage ideas! lol

I hope you enjoyed my little tour, I plan on decorating it with paint and showing you the difference when it is completely done.  This is where we are heading off to Hudson and Main a newly found store that is vintage and carries the Anne Sloan Chalk paint only 45 minutes from my new home!  So excited to see it in person!

Have a wonderful day!