Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New Projects...

I can't believe I haven't posted anything since 2013!  That doesn't seem possible and proves that time really does fly.  I can't say I've done much paper crafting, but I've been busy crafting and repurposing all sorts of other things.  I find my Cricut and Silhouette sure come in handy for this.  I still love paper crafting and will find time to squeeze it in...eventually.  :)

For now I wanted to share some of the things I've been working on.  Some of the items are for myself and some of them I have listed in my Etsy shop which can be found HERE .  I'm also working on a new Facebook page called... Been There Salvaged That.  I would love to have you like my page.  You can view it HERE .  It's a page I'm doing for fun...where I hope to share projects and ideas as well as some of the items listed in my Etsy shop.  

For now here is a glimpse of a few of my projects...

 I made this chalkboard with hooks for Kara.  She's hanging it in her bathroom to hang her necklaces and such on.  I love the items I repurposed as hooks.  Makes it one of a kind. :)  The chalkboard is just the right size to leave a daily reminder or note.
I have enough boards to make two more of these.  The challenge is finding cute hooks or items that can be used as hooks.  Once I do I will make them and list them in my Etsy shop.

My cast iron paper towel holder.
 Oh, how I wish I had before pictures of this.  It was black and yellow with a multicolored ceramic rooster on the top.  Cute in it's day, but it was time for a redo.  
I love how it turned out!  I painted it and sanded some of the black back through.  Then I replaced the old rooster with this pretty medallion/knob combo. 
It's one of my favorite redo's!

I painted this cute little glass bottle turned vase for my kitchen window sill.  All it needs now is some spring blooms.

Here are a few items you can find in my Etsy shop...

 A vintage metal bin turned Kcup holder

A cabinet door turned magnetic memo board/recipe holder.

Another cabinet door makeover with a shabby chic metal cross.

Thanks so much for looking!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A New Face for my Kitchen...

I just made a new post on my food blog (A Healthy Nibble) and I thought it might be something some of you would enjoy.  We have been updating our kitchen counters and cabinets using the Rustoleum Counter and Cabinet Transformation kits.  The results are Amazing.  My kitchen was very outdated and in serious need of help.  This was an inexpensive alternative that we could do ourselves.  We are super happy with the outcome.  Read about it HERE.  If you are wanting to give your kitchen a fresh new look on a budget...I highly recommend the Rustoleum kits.

On a side note...I was browsing the Silhouette site this morning and it gave me the itch to get back in my craft room.  Of course our little remodeling project must be done first, but maybe soon I will get to craft?! :)  

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A New Venture...

Hello Crafty Friends!  It's been a while since I've posted a crafty project.  I haven't been in my craft room lately, but I do hope to change that once the weather turns cold and nasty.  I've seen some cute projects posted by all of you and it makes me want to create. :)

With that being said I wanted to let everyone know about a new blog I've started...just in case you're interested.  It's a health and wellness blog called A Healthy Nibble.  I will be featuring recipes that are made with real, whole ingredients.  Recipes that fuel your body and give you energy to get through your day.

I started my healthy eating journey over a year ago and although I've had many failed attempts in the past I can say I've finally learned enough to see that it's not that hard to eat healthy.  Healthy doesn't mean fat free or tasteless.  It's some of the best eating I've ever had and I'm never hungry.  Anyway, You can learn more about my Journey to better health HERE

I will be posting a variety of original recipes.  Some will be vegetarian and some will not.  I'm not vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian.  I say I'm a healthitarian. ;)  Here's a sample of what you will find...

 Vegetarian Taco Burgers

Protein Energizer Smoothie

Yogurt Parfait

I also have A Healthy Nibble board on Pinterest and I have a Facebook page.  If you have friends or family that are interested in health, nutrition and better for you recipes please send them over.  Hope to see you there!

I will be back with more crafty projects!  Right now I'm trying to get outdoors and enjoy the fall weather as I know it won't last too much longer. :(


Sunday, August 11, 2013

JUMBO CARD - Study 4 Success

A fun super sized back to school card.  It's 5 1/2" x 8" so a little bigger than your standard A2 sized card.
I made this card using my Silhouette machine and a file from the Silhouette online store.  I enlarged the original file by a few inches so it wouldn't get lost on my super sized card.

For some dimension I used pop dots to adhere the cute little worm to the card.  I purchased the letters and they are a glittery chipboard.

To make the glasses more realistic I used Better Than Acrylic for the "glass" and added glare lines with a white gel pen.  I embossed the body of the worm with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and used red chalk for the cheeks.  To finish it off I added some black & white bakers twine.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Thinking of You Card

Here is a fun spring/summer card I made using the cute bicycle svg file from Miss Kate Cuttables.  She has some of the most adorable svg files and she posts a new freebie everyday!  This bicycle was one of her freebies...isn't it cute!
Pattern paper is from DCWV Sunday Afternoon stack.  Clouds are hand cut from the DCWV stack.  Thinking of you stamp is from SU!  

Life has been super busy these past few months.  That has left little time to craft or even think about it.  It seems the rest of my summer is going to be busy, busy, busy.  Come fall I hope things will slow down a bit and I can get back to creating more.  This will be my first fall with no one to enroll in school and no school schedule to follow.  WOW...that's hard to believe!  

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Graduation - Congratulations Brent!

I can't believe my baby graduated HS this year!  When he was little I thought his ornery little self would never grow up.  Now I wonder where the years went!
I made his graduation card from an svg file from Little Scraps of Heaven.  I needed something quick & easy and this cute little owl fit the bill.

His sister made it home from graduate school for his special day.
  You did it Brent and we are so proud of you!  You have a bright future ahead and we can't wait to see where it takes you.  

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Fun Card using Folded Chevron Borders

Chevron patterns are all the rage right now.  You can find chevron paper, ribbon, embellishments and more.  I must admit... I was slow to jump on the chevron bandwagon.  Not that I didn't like it, but I didn't go crazy over it either.  At least not until I watched a video on making your own folded chevron borders.  Then I was hooked.  More on that in a minute.  For is a fun card I made using the folded chevron technique.
Of course this card is for Kara.  I am sending her a goody box and wanted a fun card to go with it.  I miss her so much! :)

Here is a picture of the borders waiting to be embellished and added to a card, scrapbook page or craft project.
You can get all the details on making these fun borders HERE.  Julia's technique is absolutely brilliant!  Yet it is very easy to do.  Her video shows the wider chevron.  I did adjust the measurements to achieve a narrower chevron for my card.  I will post my measurements below, but you will have to watch her video to find out how to do it. :)
  To achieve the narrow border I used a 1"x12" strip of paper and made my cut lines every 1/2".  Then I cut the chevron to fit the width of my card.   

Thanks for looking!