Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Chalk Paint Upcycles

I did some crafting over the long weekend...Lord knows I couldn't concentrate enough to write an article around here! I had the chalk paint out to paint a small box I found at a yard sale a couple months ago (yes, I said months ago) and while I was at it, I took the opportunity to paint this cherub ornament  (above) and a frame. I love the "old world" look it gives the angels. Sorry about the pics, but I have two dead camera batteries and I can't find my charger ... looks like I'll have to order one online. Here's the box and the frame...

That's all for now!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

I am holding a great sale on all my vintage items in my Country Tag Sale etsy shop!!! Your total purchase will be 15% off when you enter CTS15 in the coupon code section when purchasing. I have all kinds of fun finds from jewelry to home decor! Rustic to romantic! Gadgets to gifts! I'm also holding a CyberMonday sale at my other shop, Where the Grass is Greener; just enter Green15 on Monday to receive 15% off your total purchase.

Just look at the rustic goodness - an antique level:

What about this awesome toolbox to go with your industrial decor?

And for those with a softer side ...how about this gorgeous Fenton bowl?

I've got gifts for everyone on your list, too! Games...


And all sorts of fun finds...stop on by and shop!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Little Chalkboard

Hi! I wanted to share with you a little chalkboard I created this week with a small vintage frame. I actually painted the glass with several coats of chalkboard paint. I took a bunch of photos for my etsy shop, but then I realized a friend of mine told me eons ago that she wanted a white chalkboard. So, it's sold, but I wanted to share anyway.

One last thing...I am so thankful for all of you. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Star of Wonder

Well, I didn't get to craft quite as much as I wanted to, but I did sneak in a little time to make this adorable block (if I say so myself)! I really wanted to create a wine cork Christmas tree (see previous post), but the soccer fields were calling my name (as a parent spectator). So, I just grabbed a star from my star stash (everyone has a start stash, right?) and went to work.

I painted, sprinkled glitter, glued and distressed and stamped with ink. Simple, but sweet. I'm going to keep it on my mantle until someone purchases it from my etsy shop.

 Hope to get more crafting on this week, but my parents are coming down for Thanksgiving and the kids are home so that may be next to impossible between cooking and cleaning!! 
Sharing this at French Country Cottage

Friday, November 16, 2012

Inspired Treemendously

This weekend I've made a pledge .. start creating! I do miss creating my art and it's been way too long. The first issue of magazine is done; I'm onto the next issue; and now that I have an intern helping me, I can breathe a bit again. So, this weekend, in between soccer games (tonight, Sat and Sunday) and after cleaning, I'm going to try and squeeze some Christmas crafting in...I was recently inspired by all of these awesome trees!

This one is on etsy: I have to make one!! Or two or three...

I found the following trees via Pinterest and then on The New Home Ec

Are you getting in the spirit yet???

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Magical Plants

Wanted to share this awesome video my son found on YouTube...yes, plants really are very special. Even if you don't want to watch the whole thing; just listen to it as background music. This is truly amazing!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Let it Snow!

I'm trying to get back in the swing of things! Just coming up for air after sending the magazine to the printers. So, I worked on some little snowflake charms while watching the X-Factor the other night. It was fun getting back into it. I found these little snowflake shaped wood pieces in my wood scrap box and decided to make some hostess gifts for my shop.
I painted them, stamped them and distressed the edges with some distress ink. I like how they came out. You can use them as ornaments or as little wine charms.
Linking to the CSI Project Visit thecsiproject.com