Monday, May 03, 2010

Sweet Summertime & Mother’s Day

Lots of fun crafting done over the weekend, and with Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to break out this Perfect Packaging/Dress Me Up template by Kari Holt—so cute and versatile.  I added a cut—the apron—using my Cricut and From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge.  I printed the template on 12-x-12-inch cardstock.  The template will fit quite a large item.  In this picture, it’s holding a Clinique Happy perfume box.  Gwen wants me to make some for her upcoming birthday party.


Being so inspired by the new Sweet Summertime Elements/Paper/Labels by Crystal Wilkerson, I wanted to spruce some things up I got at the local thrift store.  Below, in it’s previous life, this tray was a brown calendar frame.  I spray painted it white, decoupage some papers, elements, and label on it, and added the knobs.  It’s a hit at my house.


And, again, another thrift store find . . . plate racks and blocks were brought home.  The blocks had some not-so-pleasing images on them.  They look much better now and have brightened up the living room.  I think these would be really cute in a nursery. 


Some scrapbooking, too—I must have been inspired.  These are photos of Brandi, Gwen, and Raiden (minus Jake—always minus—he’s just not always into picture taking but he’s coming around).  They were enjoying fireworks, shade, the pool, and the gigantic sunflower we grew in our front yard last year.  It’s getting that time again—I LOVE gigantic sunflowers. 

We’ve been enjoying the weather at our house, but I know what’s to come—H E A T !  I’m not too pleased with that, but it’s only four months out of the year.   I hope you all have a good Mother’s Day!


Credits from

Perfect Packaging: Dress Me Up

August '09 A-Z Alphabet Stickers & Rub-ons

The Funky Fresh "Oh Happy Day" Elements

Crystal's {Sweet Summertime} Paper Pack#1

Crystal's {Sweet Summertime} Elements

Crystal's {Sweet Summertime} Labels

Crystal's {Doodley-Doo} 12x12 Borders

Storyboard Album Template Pack

Sitting Pretty Accent Pack