Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fall Craft Day

The Fall Craft day became a day to craft whatever we were all working on. That's kind of the point of the craft day anyways...have time to craft and spend some time with the girls.

A painting I made with the lyrics of a song a friend wrote for him to encourage him. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring planting for a beginner

While I absolutely love looking at beautiful landscapes and gardens, I knew that my brown thumb was an inhibitor for me. Being the persistent person I am, I couldn't face not trying to do a garden or landscape myself, so I began planting. Once I realized I could keep plants alive, I tried to see how long and which ones.

When we bought a home last year, the side garden was a disaster. I tried to upkeep, but those darn weeds kept coming up. I HATE WEEDS!

I finally put my foot down and did something about it over the weekend. This particular area of my home only gets about 2-3 hours of sunlight, so I can't really do those beautiful flowers that need full sun. After visiting the local nursery, here's how I designed my garden and the progression in phases:

BEFORE (see what I mean?):

PHASE 1: Laying out the design for planting

PHASE 2: Planting 

PHASE 3: Add mulch and stepping stone and SMILE BIG because it's DONE!

What do you think? I'm really proud of this because this was my first gardening attempt =). Still a few things we need to add, but overall, I'm satisfied.

Next project: Square Foot Garden - already purchased the wood, soil and I come!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January Craft Day

Hosted the first Craft Day of the year! For this craft day we went for a Valentine's Day wreath, inspired of course by Pinterest. Some decided to work on other projects, which came out great, while two of us stuck to the theme. 

Always a good time to hang out and crafting happens to be a bonus =)

Monday, September 30, 2013

Fall Banner

Fall is my favorite season! After the craft day was over, I got started on my fall banner. I used the paper bags from the grocery store and started cutting out the banner. 

September Craft Day

After taking the summer off, monthly craft days are back on! I love crafting and I love fall, so crafting for fall decor is perfection for me.

We had some beautiful fall crafts being made yesterday. Check it out:

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

5x5 Mixed Media Art

Full Sail University is hosting a Summer Art Show called 5x5 @5pm. All we had to do was pickup a canvas, create an original work of art and submit it for the show next month. It will be available for sale where all proceeds will go to benefitting the FS students. 

So naturally, I reserved a 5x5 canvas and created a mixed media piece which I always enjoy doing. I started by choosing the scrapbook paper I wanted and cut out a design I liked. I began using Mod Podge and glued each piece down. I decided not to paint any part of it, so I used paper even around the edges. 

Then I sanded down the corners and edges of the canvas and distressed it with an ink pad. I followed up with a Q-tip and ink highlighting the lines. Finally, I finished off with a brown ink pad and just spread it across the entire canvas to give it a more distressed tone.   

Monday, May 20, 2013

May Craft Day

May's craft day was a mix of crafts. The official craft project was to create a magnetic chalk board out of a cookie sheet pan, but basically, anything craft that's being worked on is fair game.

The goal of a craft party is to have fun. One of my friends couldn't make it last month, but she purchased all the supplies for the Spring Bird. So that's what she worked on. My other friend and I worked on the chalkboard project, while others just came to socialize and enjoy company.