Monday, June 11, 2012

Can't Keep Up

I have been working on some crafty stuff. I promise. Just not as much as I would like. We have been incredibly busy as a family and I just can't seem to find the time to craft ( or blog ).

What I'd like to do today is show you some of the projects I've been working on.

I made this sign for Emma's Piano Teacher. She recently got married and this is their favorite Bible quote. I like the way this turned out so much that I almost kept it for myself!

Emma and I made these for her classroom library. I made them using my Cricut Expression, vinyl, Stampin' Up stamp set ( retired ), printed paper from my stash and Stampin' Up! card stock.

Set of coasters made using tile, Stampin' Up! printed paper, Mod Podge, and varnish.

First set of coasters I made. Using a paper pack from my stash. I love the fact that these are so summery. Living in Washington, I really feel the need to have something that looks and feels like summer.

These are pictures of a mini album I've been working on when I can find the time. It's not quite finished. I can't quite figure out what I want to do... so, like I said. Definitely a work in progress.

I am hoping that with summer vacation nearly here ( June 25TH is the last day of school here- I can't believe it's so late this year!) I'll be able to get some more things done.

I'm looking to revamp my craft storage/area. I've already started spray painting some of my older baskets in red and aqua. I think I'll feel better about everything when I have matching/ coordinating things. I'm just anal that way. I also plan on hitting Joann's or Michael's and buying about 10 wooden crates- and painting them a very pale aqua ( that way they'll still coordinate with the colors in my room). I also planted a flower container garden this year - using my old flower pots, repainted in red, white, and aqua. I even painted an old ladder flower stand ( I got it from my Dad a while ago). Which is where I am storing several pots. I feel pretty good about recycling my old pots- I only spent about $10 on spray paint, so I saved some big bucks. Especially since a lot of my pots were fairly large. We have also planted tomatoes and strawberries in Topsy Turvies this year. I am hoping for a really nice crop. If the weather warms up some I should be okay.

What are your plans for the summer? I'll be heading back to Twenty nine Palms Mid August to visit my sister and her family. I'm going by myself. I need a break and I only feel a little guilty about leaving. We just don't have the money for all of us to go- and my sister is paying for half my plane ticket. It's a HUGE help. I love it that I have her back and she has mine. It's a beautiful feeling.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

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