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  My kitchen was very outdated and in serious need of help.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. :(

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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 now...here 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! 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Ah, Spring! Card

I made this card for Kara.  I love the bright and cheery colors and I hope it makes her smile.
I sized the bunny and car down quite a bit as the original took up most of my 5x7 card.  The smaller size made the eyes a little more of a challenge.  I still need a lot of practice.  Maybe someday I will have them mastered ... I hope. :)    

Ah, Spring! stamp is from Peachy Keen Stamps.  
Bunny in carrot car is from Scrapping Bug Designs.
  Butterfly, sunshine and blades of grass are from Miss Kate Cuttables.  They are part of the So Stinkin' Cute collection.