Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! This year our pumpkin was inspired by one I saw on post onPinterest. Gotta love Pinterest, what an amazing collection of ideas. I try to do a "pinterest" project or recipe each week or so, that way I don't feel like I am wasting my time on the computer. Somethings turn out....and some things don't....... we have all had a recipe or project not turn out like the original photo. Still I love "wasting" my time on a creative or yummy project. Have to say this pumpkin was pretty easy to recreate.

 Tried to get a picture with the full moon, made for some great lighting : )
 Happy Birthday to our home state of Nevada! She 148!
Thank you for stopping by, have happy and safe Halloween!   Lori

Monday, October 29, 2012

When Every Leaf is a Flower

  Welcome paper crafting lovers, no paper crafts today but I do have some beautiful fall decor to share with you. This is my dear friend Paula's house. Prepare yourself for some major outdoor/indoor autumn delights......

Absolutely fabulous!!! Now we should all be in the mood for hot apple cider.....pumpkin spice buttered rum......pretty much any kind of soup......and my favorite..Paula Deen's potpourri. Thank you Paula (my friend Paula, not Paula Deen : ) for letting me showcase your autumn decos, what an incredible eye you have!!! Paula's sister Darby sewed all the adorable window buntings, aren't they cute?? She made them from outdoor vinyl tablecloths!!  So much of Paula's cool decor is from Real Deals, love that store!!
Thank you for stopping by, hope you are enjoying your own autumn delights!  
Have a wonderful day!  Lori


Monday, October 22, 2012

Baby K Banner

  Welcome paper lovers, just a quick post tonight of a fun project my friend Paula and I recently collaborated on. She was asked to come up with a decoration for a baby shower for a baby girl. Paula already had the pink metal pram, we just needed to doll it up a bit.

Pink Girly Banner

   My part was to design and make a BABY K banner. The theme colors were pink, black and white. The paper was provided for me, almost all the work was done! I threw some pinwheels together, layered up the papers and added the letters.

Black White Pink Baby Banner

   The checkered ribbon finished the banner off!

Black White Pink Baby BannerLove this color scheme!

Baby Girl Banner

   Paula added the black and white polka dot flower bouquet to the basket of the pram.

Black White Pink Baby BannerThis turned out to be a really sweet decoration.

Baby Girl Banner

   Love the pram in front of Paula's fabulous window box!

Pink Girly Banner

   Congrats to Baby K's family Nothing better than a sweet precious baby to love!!

Pink Girly Banner

                  Thank you for stopping by, let me know what you think of the pram and the banner!

Have a great day!  


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Go Giants!!! One of a Kind Cousin and Hat

  Hello paper lovers, I know you must be thinking I have the wrong blog!!  I just wanted to say Congrats to the Giants on their awesome playoff series!!!  Love seeing my favorite team go all the way to the World Series!!! Let's finish it in four boys!!!                                

Just wanted to show off my cousins custom made Giants Fireman Hat, is this cool or what??? Love it!! Go Giants!!!!

   Thank you for indulging me and enjoy the game!!!

Go Giants!!!

Check out the baseball studs in the photo below. My cousin and his oldest son in their totally cool hats!!

One of a kind!!

Love you Jerry, love the hat and most definitely we love the Giants!


Another Baby Boy Book and a bit of Autumn Decor


I woke up this morning to some exciting is featuring this baby boy book post that I entered in One year blogiversary Link up Party!!!!!  I am thrilled to be featured!!! It is always nice to have your crafts noticed!!!!! Thank you to Angie @ SnacksCupsand for picking my baby boy book to feature!!! And Congrats to on their one year blogiversary!!!

Click on the links at the bottom of this post to visit their fun blogs!

Welcome paper lovers, today I have another baby boy book to show you. I found a page kit packet that I had bought a couple of years ago, and thought what a cute book this could be.

I used EK Success chipboard for the front and back covers. I cut some manilla file folders to use for the pages and then covered them with the scrapbook paper. I used six one inch key rings for the binding. Originally I had planned to bind the book with my Zutter, but the book was to thick for the Zutter Owire binding  I had. I like the way the rings looks and they are sturdy.

  On the front cover I cut some diamond shapes to simulate a quilt effect. I love a beautiful quilt, but so far have only attempted paper ones. Then I layered a sticker from the page kit onto a pinwheel I made with my Martha scoreboard.

  Below is a picture of the first two pages, more pinwheels, stickers and some journaling tags that slide into a side slot on page two.



Below pages three and four.


  Pages five and six in the photo below. I made each set of pages with a banner theme.


  Pages seven and eight below.

  Pages nine and ten in the picture below.

  And finally the last pages. I put a big tag on the last page for all the baby memories you don't want to forget!!



  One last shot of the back of the book. I also used some Dotted Swiss Cardstock from Bazzill.and velvet ribbon that I purchased at Paper Daisies.

  And now on to a bit of Autumn decor. I love everything autumn, most of all the beautiful fall colors of nature. I have to admit pulling out the decos always makes me excited for the holidays to come.

   Above and below are pictures of a Halloween decoration I made in a class my sister (Marvin's other daughter : ) and I took at Paper Daisies. Darlene taught this fun class and had everything ready for us. Her husband made the frames! I love the texture of chicken wire and roughed up cardboard. Click on the photos to check out all the fun details. Great design and class Darlene!!

 We finally painted the front door brown and I love it!!  I wrapped some leaf garland around my twig wreath and presto an autumn welcome on the front door!

More leaf garland wrapped around the kitchen light.


 In the pictures below and above are some adorable pumpkins my dear friend Wendy made me last year. They are my favorite decos this year and I am sure they will be for years to come!!! Check out her website She does some great work and lets face it, we all have projects that we need to finish but never get to!! Here's your answer!!

  One more shot of a wall hanging I made years ago with one of my favorite autumn quotes. I scraplifted this idea from a craft magazine, wish I could give the original artist credit, but still wanted to include it!

Today I am joining in on a fun blog activity called a "link-up" party. One fun blog that I follow called Snack Cups and Smiles is co-hosting a one year blog anniversary celebration, for another blog that I follow called Domestic RandomnessThe Domesticated Princess is also co-hosting the celebration! Check out all three of these fun blogs just by clicking on their names.
So some quick info on what a link-up party is; bloggers are invited to "link-up" a post from their blog onto the hosts blog. Sometimes the party has a theme such as recipes, DIY, crafts or gardening to name a few. Sometimes any topic is welcome. It is always fun to check out everyone's contributions to the party. I am linking up this springtime post myself. Thank you for checking out my post and please visit Domestic Randomness for their one year blog anniversary!
Thank you so much for stopping by. Leave a comment and let me know what your autumn favorites are!!   Have a great day, Lori

Snack Cups and Smiles
Domestic Randomness
The Domesticated Princess
page kit packet
Zutter Owire binding
Martha scoreboardDotted Swiss Cardstock from Bazzill
Paper Daisies.