Sunday, August 21, 2011

Estate Sale Finds - Update

If you remember the Estate Sale I went to this summer, you'll remember the sad little chair and table that I brought home.  Well, they have a new life now and I thought I'd share them with you.

Let's start with that table.  The finish was completely ruined:
Fortunately, my palm sander, Dremel tool, poly-stain, and some elbow grease made it look like this:

Much better, don't you think?

Now, the chair's finish wasn't so bad. 

I just cleaned it with some Murphy's Oil Soap and gave it a few coats of lemon oil.  The worst part of the chair was the seat.  The cushion was completely worn out.  When I removed it, the foam cushion was turning to powder.  A new foam cushion, some fabric from the remnant bin, and this little chair has a new life:

I have this picture in my mind of a Victorian lady sitting near a window on this chair. 

This was the easier of the two projects. 
I'm linking this post to Primitive and Proper .  Check it out to see some amazing furniture refinishing projects!
Since it's almost time to head back to school, I figured I better get this post done so you could see that I actually did accomplish something this summer!  Now, I need a new project.  Time to search for another Estate Sale!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fabulous Friday "Time"!

That's right, it's "time" for another challenge!  And the theme is "Time"!
The background on this card was made by tearing the edges of the cardstock, getting it wet, crumpling it, and flattening it out again.  I stamped it with a background stamp and sponged some Desert Sand ink on it to give it an "aged" look.  I haven't used this technique in forever!  I think I want to use it some more!
The Dimensional Elements and Bling are from Close To My Heart®.

Now head over to Frosted Designs to see what the rest of the Design Team has in store for you!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Frosted Designs News!

Frosted Designs

I have been very busy the past few days with Design Team Business!  As you already know, I am on the Design Team at Frosted Designs.  Well a few things have changed!
A new Sketch Along Tuesday Card Challenge has been created and I am the Coordinator!  I'm really excited about the new position, and have been scouring applications and blogs, trying to choose the members of my team.  Believe me, the competition was tough and finally, the team is complete!

Please help me welcome:
Angela - she was already with me on the Fabulous Friday Team! 
Take a few minutes to stop by their blogs to say hello!
I can't wait to get started with this fabulous team!  Be sure to stop over at Frosted Designs to meet the rest of the new designers on the other teams. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sharing From the Heart Blog Hop

It's time, once again, for the Sharing From the Heart Blog Hop.  If you are arriving from Deanne's blog, you are in the right place!  This month I am featuring the August Stamp of the Month, Wicked (S1108).  You saw this witch earlier this week, too!
The flower was made using the new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge from Close To My Heart®.

I also wanted to show you one of the new stamp sets, School Rocks (B1396) just in time for the start of the new school year!

Remember, all of these products are available in the beautiful new Autumn/Winter Idea Book from Close To My Heart®  The link to it is on the upper right sidebar of my blog.

Now, your hop is not done yet, head over to Amy's Blog to see what she has to share with you!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

She's HOT!

That's right!  She is not your typical "wart on the nose" witch!  The theme over at Heart 2 Heart is HOT, and this is what I created.  I wanted the spider to be a Black Widow, but somehow, the red sparkle didn't look right.  So, this is the "diamond" version of a Black Widow!
This card was created using the August Stamp of the Month, Wicked S1108 and the spider and the word "Beware" are from All Hallows Eve C1462.  Both are from Close To My Heart®.  Keep in mind that Wicked is only available for the month of August!  Be sure to let me know if you need some "Wicked" in your life!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Do You Have A Mirror That Shows You From The Neck Down?

If these shorts aren't enough:

How about:

2 Pair?!?!
Life on the golf course is never dull!  Let's see how many golf balls land in the yard today!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Fabulous Friday!

It's Fabulous Friday again at Frosted Designs!  This time, it's all about coloring.
You can use markers, gel pens, - you get the idea!  Get them out and join us in this fabulous coloring challenge.
Also, we are searching for some new Design Team Members.  We have a fantastic group of ladies and you would have a great time!  Check out the DT Call and see if you would like to join us! 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Birthday Card!

Heart 2 Heart is having a Birthday Challenge!  This is a great challenge for me because I have a few birthdays coming up this month - mine and my husband's, to name just two!

Anyway, here is the card I created to celebrate this challenge:
This is the Cupcake Sprinkles-D1336 stamp set from Close To My Heart®.  Even though it is not in the just-released Idea Book, it is still available!  Don't you think this set is perfect for all kinds of birthdays?
Now, don't forget to hop over to Heart 2 Heart to see all of the amazing artwork over there.  Maybe it's time for you to create a little something and enter it too!
Thanks for stopping by!