Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Simple Valentines Mantel

I added a wreath to my printables and pulled my red Pottery Barn lanterns out of storage to complete my simple mantel.
I used my Printables
added my banner
  grabbed a decorative piece and the red pottery barn lanterns.
I used scrapbook paper and a white bandanna to make the flowers.  I cut the paper and fabric with my sizzix die cut machine then just scrunched up the middle and stapled them.
The complete mantel
Now I am trying to get everything together for Sunshines Birthday.  I received some great ideas from a few fellow bloggers.  Sunshine LOVES books and LOVES mysteries so she is going to have a Mystery Book party!  Stay tuned for the progress on the party.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A money's tight birthday theme????

So money is a little tight and Sunshine turns 11 on the 4th. 
a self taken photo.  She loves cameras.
She would like to invite a few friends and we will have the family too but I need to make it a budget friendly party.  I was thinking Bunco for the kids.  They could play it with 8 instead of 12.  Not sure. I have been scouring the internet for ideas but thought I would see if any of you lovelees had any inspirational ideas!

Any idea helps.

Any ideas???

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Eying Etsy! #2

 I was Eying Etsy again.

Kristi a fellow blogger has a lovely little blog called
You can see her projects and she also hosts a
weekly link party. 
While I was browsing Kristi's Etsy shop
Also Named
I found this
Is this not perfect for Valentines or what??
Super Cute
Found this too
She will custom make these for you in what ever colors work for your decor. I drooled over the Family name blocks.
Kristi is a very talented crafter and painter go check out her shop {HERE}

Monday, January 17, 2011

Printables from the Past

As Valentines day Approaches I wanted to re-post my FAITH & LOVE Printables.  I think at least the Love one is appropriate for Valentines and heck, who doesn't like a cute printable?
This was originally posted July 2010

While the Garage is a mess and it is hard to get my crafting stuff out I have been playing around with my computer programs.  I really like scripture art and so I made two more prints.
This one is Love with the verse  John 3 1-3 behind it.
 Then Faith with 1 Corinthians 13 4-7 on it.
I made printables for you and this time I made a color variation.  
The Faith and Love are semi transparent so you can see the writing under them.
I can see the yellow and Blue in a nice Summer theme with sea shells and candles.

Just click on the photo of the one you like and save it to your computer then you can re-size it to what ever you need and print! 
I hope you all have a great day!

Eying Etsy!

I was Eying the Etsy of
I won a necklace of hers so I now frequently check her shop
for new goodies.
Today I found this
LOVE IT! Debra has a lovely vintage and romantic style.
Go check it out {HERE}

Sunday, January 16, 2011


So we will see how it goes I started a little late but I am trying to be part of the Siesta Scripture Memory Team over a Living Proof Ministries.  My second verse for the year is

Philippians 4:19
And God will meet all your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus. 

My First was Exodus 14:14
The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.

Are you participating in SSMT? 
If so Whats your Verse??

CostcoKirkland brand VS National Brand.

Okay so I have noticed for a while at Costco that the National brands are slowly being replaced by the Costco brand Kirkland.  Am I the only one??  I started using Costco because I was able to get national brands in bulk for good prices.  Slowly Kirkland brand has been creeping in. 
First Vitamins and asprin. Then frozen fruits and veggies.  Photo paper Kirkland brand??

The one that really got me was the replacement of the Lady Hathaway brand tanks.  I love these!  I own way too many I use them under almost all my low neck shirts.  Now they make Kirkland tanks with a build in bra.  I may be the only one but built in bra tanks DON'T Fit me!  I am a natural girl two babies later these puppies don't stand alone if you catch my drift.   Built in bras make me look like I have a uni-boob!  (Too Much Info I know) This replacement really chapped my hide!

Now you can't even get canned corn, beans, chicken, frozen veggies or bacon bits in a National brand.  Kirkland Canned corn??  
I may be having a tantrum but I am just wondering if I am the only one who noticed this.  Now I pay a Costco membership to buy Kirkland products.  I feel like it is a bait and slow switch.
Whats your opinion??  Are you getting what you pay for??

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Key to My Heart Art

 The next Valentines Printables in my little series of inexpensive Valentines decor.  The great key graphic, Lock and frame came from the Graphics Fairy.
Have you found any other inexpensive ways to decorate for Valentines day??  Please share.

Have a Happy Day!

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special



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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lovin Common Ground

Look what I Got! 

I received a lovely package in the mail yesterday. This beautiful little box was in it.  My wonderful friend Kathy over at Creative Home Expressions had a week of giveaways to celebrate her Blogaversary and 500 posts.  I won Giveaway #4.
This wonderful necklace was made by the incredibly talented Debra over at Common Ground. After you take a look at her blog make sure to go check out her Etsy Shop
Debras Vintage Design to see some other lovely necklaces.  Don't you love the rhinestone bling and the Crown charm??
Debra is definitely in to the details! I wanted to show you a closer look at the adorable hand stamped label she attached to the package.  Thanks so much Kathy and Debra!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Valentine Banner Printable

I am slowly but surely adding to my Valentines decor.  My newest addition is this cute banner.
I thought it was cute but I wanted it to have bit more of an impact.  So I decided to layer some other papers.
 I cut the same shape only in two bigger sizes with different color papers.
I gathered some rhinestones, buttons, stickers, paperclips and yarns to embellish the new banner.
 Much Better!  It really stands out now.

And yes of course I have the printable so you can make your own banner too!  As always just click on the picture to get the full size then save to your desktop.
I am excited to see what you all come up with.
Let me know what you think as always I enjoy your comments.

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