These last pictures are when I realized that I should of done a pictorial tutorial and so as I was putting the box together with the 2" strip hinges I started taking pictures. The first ones that I took, I was just about finished adding all of the white card stock. But I went ahead and posted them so you could see what the bare box looks like before I added the pretty paper and thought that it would help you understand how it went together better. If you have ever made a chipboard box before this will be no problem understanding since I've made clear diagrams for you to use.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
I hope that you enjoyed seeing one of the newer hobbies that I've fallen in love with creating. There is just something about getting the mixed media that is extremely relaxing to me and I find that using my fingers as a tool to assist me to create these is awesome. I'm not one of those people who if they get a little paint on their hands freak out. I welcome the paint and markers, matter of fact I'm not sure that I could create these without getting it all over me. (and that's a good thing!)
I just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful weekend and hope that it's as gorgeous in your part of the world as it is mine. Happy Easter everyone!
Friday, April 18, 2014
Thanks for stopping by everyone. Talk to you later.
Friday, April 4, 2014
I really enjoy doing mixed media. I know some who don't care to get their hands all dirty in the paints but I happen to find it soothing and use my fingers more to paint with than brushes on these types of things. I'm hoping to be able to start sharing more of my mixed media things with you soon. It's sort of hard to understand how these come about just by writing. But if you to like to do the mixed media then you know what I'm talking about.
I hope that everyone is having a wonderful day!
Thursday, April 3, 2014
So this is a tutorial that you will be seeing on here soon.
I started my spring cleaning on yesterday and so far have logged 20 hours cleaning. Of course when I spring clean like most everything in the house gets a good "baptizing" and that takes time. I even wash my walls down. Why I do this when we don't even build fires in our fireplace is beyond me but it's something that I've always done. It's what my mom, aunts and cousins do as well. I know not everyone does that but we do. I decided to start with my two largest rooms this year and allot myself a full month to get everyone on the inside done while the pollen is falling and then May I can start the outside cleaning. I did get off schedule a tad today because when I took my curtains down in the kitchen to wash them I was in the laundry room and thought that it would be a good idea to just go ahead and do that room as well today since it's adjacent to the kitchen. So I'm glad to say that my kitchen and laundry room are both done and completed now. Tomorrow, I just need to wipe the inside of my stove out. I turned it on automatic clean today but you all know how you have to always go back and get the icky out. I would of done it tonight but my back just wouldn't allow me to get down in the floor again. So I'll start out with that in the morning by finishing the stove and then will be heading into the second largest room in the house....the living room. I don't have loads and loads of cabinets to clean out and such so maybe it want be to terribly bad. I can't complain to much about cabinets though...really the only one that was out of hand in the kitchen and not neat and orderly was the one underneath my kitchen sink and it was a hot mess and then some! I'd love to find a better organized way to keep my cleaning supplies all nice and neat. I've seen the stacked wire baskets under some sinks before but I don't think that would work for me because of the height of my cleaner bottles. So if you have a solution and possibly a link for a picture to give me some ideas I would greatly appreciate it if you would leave the picture link in the comments below.
It was gorgeous here today. I'm not sure what the temperature got up to but it felt much more like a nice warm spring day and made me long to do something outside rather than inside but I'm containing myself and waiting until all the pollen has fallen before I start outside. Have you all started your spring cleaning????
Ok well, it's late so I need to get myself to sleep so I will feel refreshed for another hard day of super cleaning. I am going to do a tutorial though for these little boxes real soon so you can see how simple they are to make.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave me a comment if you can think of a solution for my under the sink cleaning supply problem.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Sometimes it's nice to have something super simple and easy to do. I wish that I had done a tutorial on this one now so you could see just how super easy it was to make and then you could embellish it however you chose too. I think I will add that to my to do list if it would be something that you would be interested in seeing from me.
Have a wonderful day everyone!
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
I love this paper collection with all of the butterflies on it.
I didn't have a pattern on this one and made it up as I went along. I love thinking of new ideas when making these little minis. However, the box was something that I had seen Bona from Livelovescrap make. I just decided to make mine out of chipboard instead of heavy card stock like she showed. I was quite pleased with it and love the papers from this collection.
Oh as I'm looking at this last picture, I can see that I also used a piece of Graphic 45 Ladies Diary for one of the tags. I just love how you can mix and mingle their collections.
Have a wonderful April Fool's Day everyone!