Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I Have Been Crafty!!!

When I do something crafty, I always like for everyone to see it. And acknowledge my craftiness.
I love to do paper-crafts, I make all my own greeting cards, and I used to scrapbook, way back before I had Zachary. I thinks scrapbooking is just more fun without a toddler ripping things apart as you're gluing them together. I take pictures, though, and someday, when my kids are all grown up & gone, THEN I will scrapbook like a least that's the plan. :)

And SO, on to the craftiness. We just got new couches, and new pillows, requiring a new decorating scheme in our living room. A few years ago at an antique/junk store, I got these plastic letters (from an old movie theater sign), that spell our family's last name. They were red plastic, which matched my red/white/blue living room, but does not now match my brown/turqouise/lime green/salmon living room. So I covered them with scrapbook paper. And, voila! For your viewing pleasure, my very crafty letters (which only took about an hour):

Also, the heart below the shelf, which says "Love Much", I just got at an ADORABLE new primitive art store in our mall! I think it was $3! And everything in the store is handmade, hand-painted, thriftily priced...AND they do custom signs for NO extra charge. I am busily considering what Bible verse I would like to get on a sign...and I also want one that says, "Mothers of little boys work from son up to son down." Isn't that a cute saying??? :)


Deni said...

I so need to so something like that some day...and btw, totally cute, did you just glue the paper on? I know that sounds like a silly question, but I figured I'd ask!

Shanilie said...

Oh that is so cute! I love anything arts and craftsy and depending on my mood trying something new myself!

Carrie said...

Denise, yes, actually the letters were kind of bumpy & had a ridge around the edge, so I used a paintbrush to spread Elmer's glue around on the surface & stuck the paper down. They are a little bubbly, but you can't tell unless you take them down to look at them. :) Thanks! :)

Janine said...

Kudos on your craftiness!!!!!!
I am not .... so I admire anyone who is and you did a great job!!!!

Such The Spot said...

If I had half of your craftiness I'd be in business! Very cute letters.

rachel said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind words.