Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dresser before and after....

I moved to Arizona at the end of June, and I was using one drawer of my husbands bureau, and keeping the rest of my clothes in the closet. I was feeling a bit lost without a dresser. I had never redone a piece of furniture before, but I wanted to give it a try. I found this fantastic dresser at a consignment shop in Bisbee, AZ. I love so much of their stuff there, and could go crazy sanding and painting furniture, but I have no where to put it!! Here is the before picture:

After a little bit of sanding and filling a few areas, and a really good washing, I painted it a blue color, and added new knobs. Here is the after:

I couldn't be happier with it. You can't tell from the picture, but I did a faux denim finish on it, so the brushstrokes show, but it's intentional. You can see the white primer underneath in many places, but it looks very natural. I love it love it love it!!!
Have a great evening!!!

Learn Something New

I just signed up for Shimelle's Learn Something New Every Day class. It starts tomorrow, and I've been debating all day what format I want to use for this fun class. I finally settled on a small binder (still debating about what my cover will look like), with 6x8 pages. I'm determined to use some of my older paper, so no matter how much I like this paper (that's why I haven't used it), it's time for it to be used!!!

I gathered all of my materials, cut my papers, and stamped a 'To Do List' stamp which will serve as the base for each day. I stamped the dates for the month of September to hopefully keep me on track with this class. I have it all gathered in a red bin, so everything is in one place, including my cutter, scissors, and my adhesive. Class starts tomorrow, and I'll be sure to share my daily scrapbook pages. Here are a couple pics of my materials for this class (I even threw in a little fabric...I couldn't resist).

Monday, August 30, 2010

Getting into the Fall Mood

Wow - I have been away from scrapbooking and stamping for so long. I finally have all of my supplies unpacked after two moves over the past 8 months, and I'm so excited to get back into it and share some of my newest creations.

There was a chill in the air this morning, and I can feel that fall is not far away. This tag I made will be a great little addition to a gift package for Halloween.

Happy Monday!!!

Welcome to my site!!

I recently moved to Arizona a couple months ago, and am very happily settling into a new career. I was introduced to stamping over 10 years ago. I've always been into crafts, and picked back up with stamping a couple years ago. I love that I finally have the time to dedicate to my crafts, and that I'm able to share my ideas with everyone. I've seen myself grow in my creativity over the past couple years, and to those who say that they are not creative - don't believe it. Anyone can do this, and creativity doesn't happen overnight, it evolves as you learn more and more about the art of stamping. My husband is incredibly supportive as I put more time into my stamp designs and my scrapbooking.