Friday, November 27, 2015

LOC nothing square!!!

Hey guys, this weeks LOC challenge is Nothing Square and our sponsor is our very own DT member Kristy!!!  Most of the time nothing square is very hard for me, but this time I embraced it wholeheartedly!!!  I love these little snowmen images, and if you know me at all, you know I have a very unhealthy relationship with anything snowmen!!!  IDK why, I just do!!! 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

WWATC Fall Fairies

That's right, it's a new challenge over at WWATC!  This week our sponsor is Julia Spiri and the theme is Fall Fairies!!!  OH MY I love these images!!! 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Happy Fall Y'all!!! Happy Thanksgiving too!!!

Hey guys, thanks for going on a decorating journey with me this month!  I greatly appreciate you!!  My house is all decorated and I am loving it, but quite honestly I can't wait to start decorating for winter!!!!!  Just wait until December!!!  BWAHAHAHAHAHA

Here is the walk through!!!  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving if you are in the US and if not, have a wonderful day/weekend!!!  I am off to spend time with my loves!!!

This is the dining room table!  I got the little white pumpkins at the dollar store along with the bowls.  The chargers from Michael's, black because it goes with everything in my opinion.  The plates came from Walmart a million years ago, but they always have something!!!  The runner from TJMaxx!

Close up!  There are only 4 place settings even though I have 5 now but 2 won't be with us so the empty place setting is in remembrance of those that can't join us. For whatever reason that may be!!

Yes, Virginia, those are Longaberger baskets!!!  I know I know some would think it was crazy but hey at least I am using them, and can you believe the great flowers that come from the dollar store???

This is the buffet also in the dining room, with my little wooden guys, and I have more to paint now!!!  I am really loving getting back into what got me crafting in the first place, making decorations with my mom and sister!!! 

Front door, not much going on out there but the wind is crazy here this time of year!!!  I have rocks in the bottom of the pumpkins just so they won't fly away!!!! 

more dollar store flowers, love love love the variety!!
My wreath, I am super proud of this wreath!!!

grapevine pumpkins!  got from the craft store!  Sorry the picture is horrible!!!

again, I love that I can leave the ties from the work wreath showing and it looks like a decorative part of the wreath in my opinion!!!

Friday, November 20, 2015

LOC add a sentiment!

Hey guys, today is the start of a new challenge over at LOC!  This weeks sponsor is Alicia Bel and the theme is add a sentiment.  I knew as soon as I saw this image that I had to have it and I had to color it!!!  I could hardly wait!!!!  Head on over to the LOC blog and join us this week!!!  You know you want to!!! This image is colored with copic markers and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that stinking cute little turkey!!!!! 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Center Piece

Today is my final craft, my center piece!!! This is actually the first thing I have to get me in the mood to start decorating again!!!!  Ok now if you are a longaberger basket  purist please leave my blog now...  If you are a longaberger basket lover and don't mind them being altered then stay with me, if you have no idea what longaberger is then you are safe!!!  LOL  I started collecting baskets years ago, like lots and lots of years ago!!!anyway for a long time they just sat on top of my cabinets collecting dust, and whatever else decided to go up there, then during the preparations for the move they went into a box because clutter, even after we moved here they didn't come out of their box because this rental house has nowhere for me to use them....  soooooooooo I decided to use them for a centerpiece....  that being said this centerpiece involves hot glue, now you know why you need to leave if you are a purist.   Yes I did it, I hot glued longaberger baskets together to make a flower centerpiece!!!  Here it is, i will have more pictures on the final showing soon!!

you can barely see the third basket in the middle because of all the flowers but it is there, 3 longaberger baskets hot glued together with dollar store flowers and pumpkins!!!  Hey at least they are being used!!!! 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

WWATC Torn paper/edges

Hey guys, you know what day it is?  Wednesday!  you know what that means? WWATC challenge is new today!!!  This week our sponsor is Sweet Pea Stamps and the challenge is torn paper/edges!!!  I love the image I was able to use and thought it was perfect for this challenge!!!  Please head over to the blog and join us this challenge, and to see who won last week, ya know what you can't win if you don't play!!!!  Just sayin!!!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Wreaths and flower arrangements for outside

Yep, the title says it all, I have made a new wreath with the same things I used to make the garland and then I got some of the foam pumpkins, the smallest was from Michael's with a coupon of course, and the other two were from Walmart and still cost less than the one I got with the coupon!!  Oh well, they all worked out...  and Believe it or not all of the flowers came from the dollar store!!!

Here is the wreath, I  added some grapevine pumpkins to it to give it a little interest!  I will have a final post to show you where I put everything and how it looks all decorated in a few days! 

this is the wreath when I first thought I was finished with it!

this is the finished wreath that hangs on my door now!  

Now on to the flower arrangement in pumpkins!  I have 3 different sizes of them, you will see all three when I have the final showing!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Scarecrows and Turkeys Oh My!

More fall decorations for you today!!!  I think these are so cute, I just love them!  I find that painting is therapy for me!!  and it doesn't always have to be something extravagant!!

These are simple wood pieces that I got at my local wood creations shop!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

WWATC Purple

Today is the start of a new challenge at WWATC.  This week our challenge is PURPLE and our sponsor is Nikki Burnette.  She has very lovely images!!!  Please head over to the WWATC blog to see last weeks challenge winner and to see what the other DT members have made for you to enjoy!!  Also join us in our challenge this week!!!!  Who doesn't like purple!!!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Fall Bannister Garland

Hey guys, so this is a first, not that I have stairs in a house but that I have this open space that just screams for decorations!!!  These stairs lead down to the finished basement that houses my craft area...  I don't say room because I have grown out of one room, ok well maybe not outgrown it but I have spread out into multiple rooms because honestly they aren't being used at the moment...  When we have guests I will clean them up and let the guests have them but right now they are all mine!   Except of course my daughter room... Her room is set up for when she and the son-in-love come to visit!!! 

So I thought this space needed some garland and I had some mesh and some ribbon and found this work garland at Hobby Lobby.  So you cut the garland into semi squares, I say semi squares cause I didn't measure anything...  I just eyeballed everything! 

So I love being able to leave the ties from a work garland or wreath exposed, I think it adds to the finished project, and it's one less step I have to do!!  Sometimes I don't have the right color to be able to do that, and most of the time, I am using left over pipe cleaners that aren't the right color at all, but this time I did and I love it!!! 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Left of Center

Hey guys, it's time for a new challenge over at Left of Center!!!  This week our sponsor is Moonflower designs!  Unfortunately, two of the inks in my printer need replacing and I didn't realize that I didn't have any on hand!!  AND my local stores didn't have them in store, guess not many people use laser jets out here in Idaho!!!  Anyway, I've ordered them, now I am just waiting for them to show up!  That being said, I wasn't able to print out an of the images that the lovely people at Moonflower generously gave us to use.  So I did something I have not done before... first I used a new stamp set, well new to me, I have had it for a few months now and haven't used it yet so I figured why not!!!  It's the Time Holtz stamp set called Bird Crazy.  I used watercolor paper and distress inks to color the images I used!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

WWATC Lots of Stripes

Hey guys, it's time for a new challenge over at WWATC!!!  This week our sponsor is A&T Designs and the theme is Lots of Stripes!!  I love the little fairies at A&T Designs!!!!  I really do!!!

Here is my project, please head over to WWATC, linked above, to join our challenge and see who won last weeks challenge!!!

Monday, November 2, 2015


Thank you everyone for joining me this past month and commenting on all my posts everyday!!!  You all are awesome!!  Now grab some apple cider or coffee or tea or whatever you want an get ready for some fall projects!!!

As most of you know, I have recently moved from the east coast to Idaho!  That in and of itself was quite daunting!  BUT,,,, somewhere along the way with the purging of the house to get it on the market and the moving, I lost some mojo and some decorations!!!  Somehow all my fall decorations disappeared!!  I don't know if they accidentally got added to one of the 10 goodwill trips, or what but they are gone.  So instead of going out and purchasing all new stuff I made a lot of things and am still making a lot of things!  

Here is the first thing I made, when I saw this patterned paper I had to have it and then I had this ugly pumpkin I got from the dollar general store and I didn't want to put it out but what choice did I have?  Until I decided to put them together!!!  This is the cute result of that, along with some old book paper!