Welcome to my home ...

Hi there everyone!  I apologize for my absence.  I've been neglecting paper craft because I fell in love with home decorating.  I promise there will be handmade projects throughout the home.  Today, I'm sharing photos from my foyer and how I decorated the entry table.

1.  We made this table from pallet woods and an Ikea wood table top.  Once cut and put together, it was time to sand, stain, and paint.   We took the table inside when it was dry and started to decorate.  I love the use of big glass bottle, it fills up the space yet keeping it open ... if that make sense?  Got some fallen tree branches from the backyard, added some bright yellow floral leaves and that was it.   A simple statement piece!  I also made the grapevine wreath with a few dollar store flowers and pumpkin.  A few crochet pillows and a woven basket anchors the table and add that warm and inviting atmosphere.   

2.  Make a new picture frame old by painting and distressing it, hang a wreath in the middle with a piece of burlap for a rustic country look.  Adding a lace runner soften the look and bring texture to the piece.

3.  A few acorns in the yard, nothing better then decorating with nature and what it gives us.

I decorate with what I think is a rustic country style.  I've finish decorating the laundry room, the pantry and now the entry.  I'm beyond happy calling this place my home.  Welcome back and Welcome to my home!

See you soon!


Guest Designing for LemonCraft - garden project

I'm still here!  I've been having too much fun in my garden, so when I was asked to guest design for LemonCraft the only thing that came to mind is a spring time and gardening.  I made a card for my friend and neighbor with a few sweet gifts for their garden as well.  The set include some decorative flower pots, some decorated flower seed packages, and of course a warm spring time wishes with a handmade card.     

Above:  Gorgeous LemonCraft flowers and trim with added texture paste and glitter.

Above:  I've layered some hand cut butterfly together, added texture mix and lots of glitter.

Above:  A set of 3 altered mini flower pots.  I planted Begonia in them and added ribbons to hang around the garden.

Above:  A few decorated flower seeds for your friends to grow pretty blooms around their garden.

Thank you Anna from LemonCraft for having me, all of today's project was made with LemonCraft products that was sent to me.  Absolutely gorgeous papers and embellishments, please stop by and check them out.

Thanks for visiting today, I'll share some photos of my blooming garden tomorrow.  Have a wonderful day.



Hands to hold - altered frame

I found some beautiful shabby chic frames at the flea market and here's one that I have altered.   A blog friend sent me this wonderful burlap fabric that I've used as a backdrop for this piece.  Add to it some doily, tulle lace, pearl strings, and some of my handmade butterfly and flowers.  To hang this frame, I've used some seam binding ribbon embellishes with button and gold glitter bells.  Here are some detail images ...

Thanks again for your visit and have a wonderful day!


Baby's christening bracelet

Here's a baby's Christening gift I made using Swarovski pearls and crystal bicone beads.  This was an easy project, yet the result is so pretty and dainty.   

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day!


Nature's beauty

We had an ice storm last night, a wonderful opportunity for me to get back into my love of photography and nature.  Here are some photos from this morning, enjoy nature's beauty ... 

Thanks for your visit!  Have a wonderful day!