Saturday, April 30, 2011

Polishing Silver

I wanted to show you this awesome silver polish I found at a local antique mall called Veranda. It was kind of pricey, $14 if I remember correctly... but look what it did!!!

I didn't think to take a picture until I saw the stark contrast:
Now you are seeing what I saw: It's mega hard to photograph silver!!

Anyway, I kept scrubbing...

And here's what I ended up with:

I payed about $2 for this little platter at a second hand store in Syracuse, MO called the Gift Depot. I had no idea what I was going to do with it but I liked the shape so I brought it home and found a way to clean it up.

I'll show you want I ended up doing in a couple of days.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Hello Willie, it's me Laura

I’m Going to the Country Throwdown Tour

Can I get a Woot Woot!?!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thirty-One Apron

**Edited to answer comment question**

I just love this apron I purchased and had customized from a company called Thirty-one. I really like kitchen aprons anyway. I have a couple that I have snagged at yard sales and such...I should show you those sometime!

(I feel like I am on "What I Wore Wednesday"!

Anyway, every since JJ and I got married, I have been wanting an apron that said "Mrs. Jones" across the front. Well, I have it! And I must say, it is C-U-T-E!


Do you wear an apron while cooking? While I have several, I almost never wear them. I should change that!!

Q/A from anonymous comment:
Question: "love the apron! i was thinking about ordering one from thirty-one myself! i can't decide whether i should purchase the adult size apron (hostess apron) or the lil hostess apron (i'm guessing its a smaller size for meant children). i'm tiny so its hard to know which one will fit best! just wondering which one you chose in this pic! thanks!"
Answer: This is the hostess apron. I would consider me average/athletic build but I am 6' tall. I haven't' seen the child's size in person, so I have no good comparisons. But, thank you for stopping by my blog!

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Nicest Things

I made this card for my friend, Lora for her birthday. I hope she loves it!!


The paper designer paper is from My Mind's Eye, and I love it!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sympathy Cards

Not the funnest cards to make but I like the way these turned out. I must not take credit for the original design, for it came from Ruthie at rainbowkreations. Find her exact card by clinking the blog name.


I wasn't completely sure about the buttons so I tried some pearls:
Ahhh, I do love pearls!!

I like how they all came out slightly different. I am pretty random so I love stamps, like the Medallion that don't make me feel like I have to be super anal and aligned and all that jazz...yeah!

Monday, April 11, 2011

More Crop Cards

I had a few cards still from the CardMaker Crop in February that I forgot to show off. Remember, I had my Pamper Yourself Challenge for the Crop and I already showed you the other cards I made that weekend.

But, HERE are the cards I didn't show you.
Sadly, I can't remember what the challenge was for this one... Yikes! (If you played that challenge and you remember, leave me a comment please.)
This one was for a challenge called "Rock and Roll" you were suppose to use something to make some shoes look like... you guessed it! Blue Suede Shoes! I loved this challenge!! I made the "flock" by rubbing really sharp scissors along the edge of Stampin Up's super thick card stock. It was pretty messy with lots of fibers floating in the air but I love, love the finished product!

I cut the shoes and the dress form from my Cricut using the Forever Young Cartridge.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Embrace Your Inner Picasso!

I'm the hostess this week for the "Anything Goes" challenge at CardMaker Magazine's CardSwaps Board.

This is my challenge sample.
The challenge is to create your own designer or printed paper. I created the butterfly background paper using a stamp from SU's Branch Out Set.

I got the idea for the Tu-tu from Diane over at Rubber n' Rafters. She did a great job on her card and I knew I had to make one of my very own!!!

I didn't have the best of luck attaching the skirt...I ended up sewing it to the paper. It worked fine but I was hoping for a faster fix! I tried a Zig pen which never really dried properly and Tacky Tape (you know that stuff that looks red on the roll). The lace wouldn't stick to the Tape but that may have been because of the Zig pen.

I must say, I really like this card!! I have the Forever Young Cricut cartridge that will cut out the dress form which would make this card faster...I just need to figure out a better/faster way for attaching the skirt!

What would you do to efficiently attach the lace?