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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Happy Easter 2021

I have finally finished this Easter Card!  I want to send it to our 6 year old Grandson!  It is called a Flip Flap card.  I just love making them!  You can find the tutorial that Ann did here-

I must have had an upgrade to my computer and I feel like I have to learn how to download pics from my camera to my computer - all over again.  Also, just posting to my blog is a whole new 
experience.  I think I am too old for all these updates!!

The picture above is the inside of the card- I put funny Easter type jokes inside.  
I do hope he likes them!

I made this card for my sister and her husband's wedding anniversary!  It's another Flip Flap card.

I put the sentiment across the inside of the card.   It is hard to see in these pictures.
Love this different type of card for sure!!

I have continued to turn items I have purchased at Goodwill into very chic 
farmhouse styled items.  

I used chalk paint on the above jar - it took 2 coats of paint and I made sure it dried completely 
in between coats. 

Once dried- I sprayed it with Rust-oleum's Clear Matte Enamel to protect it.  Then I used
IOD's ( Iron Orchid Designs) wonderful stamps with Staz on Ink.  I love how it turned out!!
It is a challenge to stamp in a rounded surface but I don't think it has to be perfect since I was
going for a vintage look.  These stamps are made very well!  Love, love, love - this company!

Here is a picture of a few more items I turned from "Cheap to Chic"!
Most of the items were less than $3.00.  It is fun bringing something back to life!

Here is just a couple more things!  I am in love with artificial flowers!  Since I do not
have a green thumb, I am using them to fill these planters!  It really does brighten our little condo!!

I will end my post with the little duckie below.  I painted it with gray chalk paint.  Just love it!
The weather here in Florida is Hot, Hot, Hot!  We have about a little over a month left here.  We are getting out 2nd vaccine on Monday.  I am a little nervous about that since I did have a mild reaction with the first.  I have my fingers crossed!!
Easter is almost upon us and I wanted to be sure and wish everyone a wonderful Easter and a safe one!  


Saturday, March 6, 2021

Update for March

It feels like forever since I last posted!! I have been recovering from pneumonia that I believe was a result of my immune system being weakened by Co-Vid.  My husband and I had it last Thanksgiving.  I am happy to say we were able to get our 1st shot of the vaccine this past week!!  It seems like there are more vaccines available now!!  

The picture above was a project that I was inspired to do because I was watching some videos by Julie of Julie's design and Signs on You Tube.  She has some great ideas on how to take items that she purchased at Goodwill or Thrift shops or yard sales and make them into items that are upscale and very saleable!  I purchased the box above at Goodwill for 1.99 and painted it with chalk paint and sanded it down to distress it! I added a label that I Mod Podged to the front of the box! 

I just love the project! It was made with old paperback books from Goodwill- 1.00 each. I Mod Podged a picture to the front after I had hot glued the books together and then decorated it with flowers!

You do have to remove the spine and front and back covers.  Julie has a video that shows you how to do it!  
I would provide the link but I can't seem to make it work....

I have also been working on making cards!  I love the card below from an Etsy file I purchased and made on my Cricut.  Too cute!

I will end my post with a picture of the organizational cubes I bought from Michael's.  My Cricut sits on just fine!  It also gave me a place to put my 12 x12 paper.  I love it!  

 Our time here in Florida is coming close to an end.  We plan on heading back to Maine the end of April.  Still more than a month away!   We have had great weather while we have been here and have played lots of golf!!  I pray everyone is healthy and happy and stays that way!!