Monday, May 30, 2016

Wildflowers Flower Box Update

I just wanted to share with you the progress on how the wildflowers are growing in the flower box we made for around the mailbox.

I was absolutely tickled to see that I was able to see the tiny plants poking up after only 7 days!

And here is a photo on day 14

They are growing much faster then I thought they would, and I am so happy that they are thriving!  The suspense of what the actual flowers are going to look like is killing me, but I am sure it will be worth the wait.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sunny Day Card

This is the card I designed for this week's challenge for

 # 252 Any Holiday

The sponsor this week is MHK Designs
The giveaway is TBA!

Be sure to enter your creations at 
Hiding In My Craft Room this week to win!

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Believe in your Wings

Here is the card I designed for this week's Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge. 
I used the digi stamp set Believe.    

I believe [pun intended] that I will use this card 
for a graduation card for a sweet girl I know.

This week's sponsor is Graciellie Design

The challenge for this week is 

 # 251 Feminine!

The giveaway is one of the digital sets used by the HIMCR Design Team!

Be sure to enter your creation at 
for your chance to win!

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Weeds are Flowers Too

I get excited about all the pretty "flowers" that pop in our lawn.  My husband, who has a degree in Agriscience, does not share my enthusiasm.  He knows they are weeds.  I know they are pretty.  We agree to disagree.

When I came upon my hubby working on his latest project in the garage I was immediately struck with an idea that would make us both happy with the weeds vs. flowers debate.

I had no idea what he had planned for his project or if he had made it for someone, but I was determined to make it mine.

I carefully hedged my hubby and asked "What are you making?"
He said, " I am not sure.  I am just using up some scrap wood I have laying around."
I immediately asked, " Can I have it?!?"
He gave me a strange look and said, "It isn't finished yet.  I was going to put a bottom on it and maybe a top."
"NO! I want it just like it is." I exclaimed, "I have an idea!"

My hubby really is quite unflappable, but I am pretty sure nothing scares him more than when I utter the words "I have an idea!"

Lucky for him, my idea was not outrageous this time.

This is what Hubby was working on...

My idea was to use it as a flower box to put around the mailbox so I could plant my "flowers".  In which I mean, I wanted to plant wildflowers which equates to weeds in Hubby's world.   I figure it was a win for both of us.  My soul would no longer die a tiny death as I watched hubby mow over the "flowers" in the yard and he would be happy that he could mow all the weeds except the ones that are contained in the flower box.

Of course, I had to paint the flower box.  I think it is a genuine impossibility for me to not paint or stain raw wood.  At first I was thinking of painting it in a rainbow of bright pastel colors or maybe something with polka dots.  

Hubby says, "Does everything have to be so colorful?"  At first, I was aghast with this question.  No color?!?  It just seemed so wrong!

I let his question simmer in my mind and I decided to take it as a challenge.
Was it really possibly for me to make something that didn't look like a rainbow threw up on it or that it possibly just escaped from a circus?!?  Hmmm.....

Challenge accepted.

My other go to if it isn't bright and perky is to go to the other extreme...weathered and a bit shabby.

With some paint and stain I gave this flower box a weather looked.  
It will make upkeep at lot easier too since it will be...well...out in the weather and will inevitably take some wear and tear from the elements.  I have to admit that Hubby may be right with not going full blast color on the flower box. In the end, I think the flowers are going to add all the color for me.

Here is Flower Box filled with dirt and wildflower seeds just hanging out with his pal Mailbox waiting to bloom!  Of course, I am out there daily checking to see if the seeds have sprouted yet.  Patience is so NOT my thing.

Stay tuned for progress pictures of the Wildflowers. 
 I am so excited to see them in full bloom!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Hello Baby Giraffe

Hello There!

Isn't this little guy just adorable?  
This is Hello Baby Giraffe  from A Day for Daises which happens to be this week's sponsor for 

 # 250 Super Scraps Saturday

The sponsor is A Day for Daisies!
The giveaway is a $12 Gift Certificate to A Day for Daisies!

Be sure to get your creation posted 
at HIMCR for your chance to win!

Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

National Scrapbook Day! Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge #5 Thank You!

Today is National Scrapbook Day!  

Hiding In MyCraft Room challenge #5


Thank you!

The sponsor for this challenge is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps
The giveaway is 4 digital images from Robyn's Fetish winner's choice!

Here is my card for the final challenge of the day!  I once again broke out the watercolors for this image 
and I love how bright and colorful it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed 
National Scrapbooking Day 
with Hiding In My Craft Room and the design team!

National Scrapbook Day! Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge #4 3X Prints!

Today is National Scrapbook Day!  

Hiding In MyCraft Room challenge #4


3X Prints!

Time to match up those prints! Use 3 different printed paper!

The sponsor is Melonheadz Illustrating!
The giveaway is digital bundle from Melonheadz Illustrating!

I was a rebel and used 3 different images 
instead of 3 different papers for this challenge.  
Besides I couldn't pick just one of these adorable birdies!  

Be sure to check back for today's last challenge and head on over to HIMCR to enter your creation!

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National Scrapbook Day! Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge #3 All That Glitters!

Today is National Scrapbook Day!  

Hiding In MyCraft Room challenge #3


All That Glitters!

The sponsor is Lacy Sunshine!
The giveaway is 3 Lacy Sunshine digital images winner's choice!

For my card I used the Phoenix Enchantress.  I had a lot of fun blinging this card out. I used metallic water colors, added some glitter and gems and a touch of Glossy Accents to her eyes and bracelet for some added shine.  

I was not able to get a good picture due to the textured water color paper and the glare from all the bling, but it looks very pretty in person.

The saying is from Unity Stamp NOV 2014 KOM - what lies within us

Thanks for stopping by and 
don't forget to head over to HIMCR to get your entry in!

National Scrapbook Day! Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge #2 Scrapbooking

Today is National Scrapbook Day!  

Hiding In MyCraft Room challenge #2



The sponsor is DCWV!

The giveaway is $100 is DCWV products!

These days I tend to stick to greeting cards and Art Journaling and have not been doing a lot of scrapbooking, but just the same I use A LOT of paper and this giveaway from DCWV is amazing!

Here is the card I made - 

Be sure to check back for each challenge to 
Head on over to HIMCR to submit your entry for your chance to win some amazing prize from our sponsors!

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National Scrapbook Day! Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge #1 Monochromatic Any Color

Today is National Scrapbook Day!  

Hiding In My Craft Room will be having 5 challenges today in honor of 
National Scrapbook Day!


Be sure to check back for each challenge and get your entry in 
to win some amazing prize from our sponsors!

The 1st Challenge is Monochromatic!  Any Color!

The sponsor is My Besties!

The giveaway is all of the digital images used by the HIMCR DT!

Here is my card - 

Head on over to HIMCR to submit your entry!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Hummingbird Feeder Adventure

Our hummingbird feeder has been collecting dust in the garage since we moved over a year ago.   After moving from an apartment to a house, we had other things to purchase for the house so yard beautification got pushed to the back burner for the 1st year.

After a year of Hubby working on cleaning up the yard, getting rid of the brush & overgrowth and planting grass the yard was looking really nice. It was time to add some flowers to the yard.  While digging out my potting soil and tools,  I came across the dusty hummingbird feeder again and I told Hubby that I really wanted the feeder up this year.

On our trip to get flowers at Home Depot, I looked for a Shepherd's hook to hang the hummingbird feeder on.  The hook was $15 and it had two hooks so, of course, I also wanted to buy a bird feeder to go on the other hook opposite the hummingbird feeder.   I was already stretching the budget with the cart of flowers I had so I told hubby that I may have to wait on the hook for the feeder(s).

He said "Let's go check out rebar to see how much that is."  So we headed to the opposite end of the store and found a 10 foot piece of rebar for $5.  

Hubby said that he could bend it into a hook shape and I have to admit I was a little bit skeptical.  Hubby is very strong, but I had doubts that he could bend a metal rod with his bare hands like Superman, but for $5 and I could have it NOW instead of waiting I thought it was worth a shot.

Turns out that Hubby wasn't planning on Super-manning the piece of rod, but instead he used a crook in a tree to hold the rod so he could bend it and within minutes he had the hook bent and in the ground for me!

As I stood and admired my rebar hook, I noticed that it was starting to rust and I thought "I should paint that!"  A quick coat of paint and then I got the hummingbird feeder filled and all ready to hang when I realized I didn't have a chain to attach the hummingbird feeder on to the hook. Dangnabbit!

I was so not in the mood for another trip to Home Depot so I started digging around the garage.  No chain to be found.  I started thinking what else could I use?  That is when I stumbled upon my coffee can of flat washers that I had picked up at a garage sale for a couple bucks and I was suddenly struck with inspiration.  I would use the flat washers as links and hook them together with wire.

Now, of course, I can not just have a plain washer chain.  I had to paint them!  Another quick coat of paint on the washers and wire to link them together and I had a funky chain for my hummingbird feeder.  I also used a caribiner clip for an even easier way to remove the feeder from the chain. 

 Not too bad for $5 and some odds and ends laying around the garage.

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Remember to create everyday to keep that spark percolating!