Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Elf on the Shelf Day 13 - 17

Day 13
Green Pee
Day 14
Blue Milk
Day 15
A day at the races
Day 16
Day 17
road block

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Elf on the Shelf Day 11

Elfis did a little art work last night.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Elf on the Shelf Day 9 & 10

We had so much snow that it was hard for Elfis to fly to and from the North Pole.  When he got back home he was to tired to do anything naughty so he went to bed at Barbies house.
Photo: Elfis was so tired after flying back to the North Pole then back to MN he went to bed (in Barbies bed).
After a good nights sleep Elfis was ready for some adventure.  He decided to go zip lining.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Elf on the Shelf Day 8: 4 major food groups

Like Buddy the elf said, "the 4 major elf food groups are candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup."

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Elf on the Shelf Day 6 & 7

Elfis made Elf sized cookies then took a bite out of each one.
Elfis got into the toothpaste.  Not fun to clean up.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Elf on the Shelf Day 4: Elfis goes camping

Elfis took the night off last night and went camping under the Christmas tree.  He roasted marshmallows over a candle and enjoyed the wildlife.  He even decorated a pine tree for the holidays.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Elf on the Shelf Day 3 - The TP ride

Elfis got into the TP last night.
P thought this looked like lots of fun.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Elf on the Shelf Day 1 & 2

This Christmas an Elf on the Shelf came to stay with us.  P named him Elfis, like Elvis.  He has already been very naughty and P gets worried that she will get blamed for the mess he makes at night.
Day 1 he played video games and ate candy.
Day 2 he made a snow angel in the Fruit Loops.
What will Elfis do next?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Stockings Were Hung

Thought I would post my Christmas decorations since I haven't posted in a month.
The front porch is decorated in a winter sport theme.
This is our family tree.
It holds all the hodge podge of random ornaments from over the years.
This is P's favorite tree because of all the Hallmark ornaments with buttons to push.

Lots of Junk Market finds in my Christmas decor.
The little wood soldiers are a recent find.
The apothecary jar hold all the burnt out big bulbs we change out each year.
The mantel had all our "vintage" stockings from childhood (plus one for the cat and dog).
The Merry Christmas sign is vintage.
I love a vintage Santa, the more evil looking the better!
This one is my favorite and P find very creepy.
This is my vintage tree.  I will have to get a better picture because it really pops on the white tree with all the colors of the ornaments.  I wanted bubble lights but hated the green cords so we spray painted the cords and it looks great.
I have a few (wish I had a lot more) small vintage Santa ornaments on the tree also.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween: Zombie Bride

This year P wanted to be "something scary" for Halloween.  This is what I came up with...
Take one garage sale find flower girl dress.
It had a food stain on the front, so perfect for a project.
Add a little Tattered Angels glimmer mist in red, black, and grey.  Spray a little zombie blood and hot glue a few spiders.  Replace the pretty sash with Halloween cheesecloth fabric.
The hair comb came from our stash of dress up clothes.  I added some more cheesecloth for the veil and a big spider on the bow.
Daddy had to dress up too.  I used the glimmer mist on his clothes also.
The make up is white paste make up, purple and pink eye shadow for bruising, black eye shadow and eye liner on the eyes, grey lip stick, and some fake blood.  They both had grey zombie nail polish on too. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Scrapbook Page: I'm just a little girl

My many apologize to my crafty friends.  I've been out of touch for a month.  My grandmother passed away so we traveled back home for a week.  Then it took me another week to get back on track around the house.  On top of that my crafting has been taking a FAR back seat lately.  I did get to design along with my sister 3 large boards of photos of my grandmother for the visitation.  I should have taken photos, I loved how they turned out.  I used a color scheme of black and cream and a vintage sewing theme.  You may have noticed that I have left the Altered Alice design team.  I really enjoyed my time with them, but decided that it was time to devote my time back to my crafts and "trying" to get my scrapbooking back on track.  So today I have a 2 pager for you.

The title came from the shirt P is wearing in the picture.
Alice was cut with my Cricut.  The blue background is made with a mask and glimmer mist.
Now I'm working on our "homemade" costume for Halloween.  P wanted to be something scary and to have Daddy dress to match.  My mom found her a white flower girl dress at a yard sale to play dress up in, so I'm "distressing" it to make her into a zombie bride.  Daddy will be the groom.  He likes to dress up for Halloween as much as she does, so I stay home and pass out candy while they go door to door. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Altered Alice: Week 4, CHAPTER 19: Lovely Garden and Bright Flowers

"...she tried the little golden key in the lock, and to her great delight it fitted! Alice opened the door and found that it led into a small passage, not much larger than a rat-hole: she knelt down and looked along the passage into the loveliest garden you ever saw. How she longed to get out of that dark hall, and wander about among those beds of bright flowers and those cool fountains, but she could not even get her head though the doorway; `and even if my head would go through,' thought poor Alice, `it would be of very little use without my shoulders."-- Chapter 1, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Your challenge at The Altered Alice this month is Garden and/or Flowers! Enter your creations here by Friday, September 28, 2012. Multiple entries are allowed, but to count as a separate entry each must be on its own blog post. All entries are welcome, but projects that feature Wonderland will have two chances at the drawing instead of one.

The winner will receive 3 digi images from The Stamping Boutique, which has a wonderful Alice in Wonderland line we will be sharing with you! Tracey Malnoski is the owner and illustrator, and she has previously designed stamps for Unity, InStyle, Squigglefly, and The Digi Shack. Her Stamping Boutique has it all: digital images, red rubber stamps, and themes that include fairytale, whimsy, sentimental, and candy. Please visit the Store and their wonderful Challenge Blog!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bachman's Fall Idea House 2012

Bachman's has done it again with another beautiful Fall Idea House.  I took a ton of pictures.  Enjoy!
 Tires lined with burlap as planters.
Wall flowers made from burlap wreath, wheat and honeysuckle vine.
Hanging wicker balls with pumpkins as tree decor.
Hanging balls from garden arbor.
Sunkist cart planter.
Hanging loveseat made from tires.
Centerpiece made from a galvanized trough.
Mummy hands as lantern holders.
Beer kegs as stools.
Beer tap/keg holder made from old trunk.
Beer-bottle chandelier. 
Dishtowels as curtains.
Farm discs as wall art magnet board.
Chandelier embellished with wicker balls.
Assorted cabinet doors as wall art.
Dining Room
Outdoor lanterns turned into table lamps.
Drum shade embellished with wicker balls.
Candle holders as place cards.
Plant stand stools.
Salvaged metal stand as center island.
Metal rolling cart as wall shelf.
Vintage trunk as wall organizer.
Half Bath
Chairs as wall shelves.
Metal basket as magazine and toilet paper holder.
Dog Room
Dog bed made from an upside-down table
Dog bed made from old chair.
Dog bone chandelier
Dog bowl dish holder as wall sconces.
Dog bowls stacked as side table.
Bow Wow land shade
Dog bone shaped pool.
Ceiling shade embellished with safety pins.
Bird wall art made from nails and colored yarn.
Salvaged wood, rope and clips as photo holders.
Incubator side table.
Lamp filled with spools of thread.
Mobile made from a branch and origami birds.
Stickers on mirrors as word art.
Cloth diapers used as organization pockets.
Salvage metal turned into wall shelf.
Upstairs Bath
Bark panel wallpaper (love this)
Leaves framed as wall art.
Stems between windows as fall decor.
Candle tray as wall shelf.
Master Bedroom
Headboard made from doors.
Bird sculpture as bracelet holder.
Jewelry holder made from cookie sheet.
Cork tiles under glass for side table.
Canvases and pins as photo holders.
 Salvaged metal tray as pegboard.
Crates as wall unit.
Meta panels as window treatments.
Desk made from old doors and fabric.
Wood planter box as ceiling pendant.
Living Room
Planter box with added frames along radiator.
Optometrist table as wine bar.
Shelving unit made from salvaged metal and wood.
Galvanized planters used as wall shelves and cubbies.
Conveyor belt as coffee table.
Metal garden orb and decorative candle holder added to chandelier.
Radiator drip tray as planter base filled with rocks.