Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I love me a garage sale!

Especially when it's a scrappy garage sale! Check out Sarah Martina's blog  (who is crazy talented by the way) for the details on her crafty garage sale and to score some deals :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A bit of Echo Park Little Boy for a very special little boy!

My bff's son is turning 1 next week, which is crazy because that means there are only 4 months left until my baby turns 2!! Anyway, I wanted to make him something extra special and I know my friend has been wanting his name in wood letters for his room. Since I have a girl, I had never done anything "boy" before, but I knew exactly which papers I wanted to use. I ordered the Little Boy collection from and it arrived just in time. A little spray adhesive, a little mod podge, some cutting with my trusty exacto knife, some sanding, a little inking, and so on... and voila!

I had SO much fun making this ~ it really didn't take that long. I love how it turned out and I'm so excited to give it to her!! I hope she loves it :)

I also made some birthday cards to match:

{inspired by SarahA from acot}

I just can't resist this cute little man, so here is a picture of the birthday boy :)

Happy Mother's Day! (Yes, a little late!)

I meant to post this sooner, but forgot of course! I couldn't post it before Mother's Day just in case :)
This is the card I made for my mom using Prima's Petal Poetry kit that I got recently from The green pom-pom ribbon is American Crafts. The card was somewhat inspired by one I saw on a blog somewhere, but for the life of me can't remember where! I was going from memory, so it's not exact, just inspired!

I made an extra special gift for my mom this year also. I took a wood picture frame and altered it using Bo Bunny's Gabrielle collection, which I love! I'm big into butterflies lately. I also used some Recollections bling & flowers from Michaels, and a Tim Holtz word key & tag. I'm so happy how this turned out, and my mom LOVED it! She actually didn't even realize that I made it :) 

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