Sunday, February 28, 2016

Fridge Vision Board

This weekend Hubby & I have been talking about goals - financial goals, personal goals and professional goals.  There was a lot of information, ideas and inspiration flying around.  

Of course, with my "oh look, butterfly!" syndrome it is imperative that I have some sort of organization for all these thoughts.  

I currently have an everyday journal, creative ideas journal, an art journal and a business idea journal.  I am starting my own little library of ideas and if I ever have to bail in a hurry I may need a wheelbarrow for all my journals.

As much as I love journals, it isn't always the best way to stay focused. The cover of a journal can be closed and the journal can be stuffed on a shelf and the information & inspirations are then held hostage until the journal is picked up again and the cover is opened.   Aw, poor little guy!  I bet he gets lonely.

And then a wonderful "ah-ha" moment came to me this morning; vision board!

Since, I did not have a financial goals journal started yet.  I decided to make our financial goals/desires into a vision board.  I wanted this vision board to be something that I could add and take off goals as they came to fruition and I wanted it to be somewhere that Hubby & I could both see it on a daily basis.  Being the foodies that we are, it seemed the refrigerator was the most logical spot for us.

My first thought was I need to go buy a magnetized cork board for the fridge and some super cute push pins. And then I realized how silly it was that I thought I needed to run to the store and buy something to display my financial goals/desires.  Whoa!  Hello Irony! How you been?

So I used my creative super powers and came up with another option with the items I had on hand.  All I needed was duct tape, double sided tape and some cut out or printed images.  Voila!  Fridge Vision Board was done in 20 minutes.



I made a frame with silver glitter duct tape, cut out images that I printed and slapped some double sided tape on the back of the images.  I also wrote the date that I added them to the vision board on the back of the images.  I thought it would be fun to see what the time frame was to accomplish our goals.

Now, before we head out of the house we will see these images and that will encourage us and help us be mindful of our goals.


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Birthday Card for Grandma

I just love hummingbirds! They are so iridescent and vibrant in real life so I decided to dig out my metallic watercolors for these lovely stamps from Unity to make this card for my Grandma's birthday.


I just love the way the metallic watercolors shine!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:
Unity Dec 2015 KOM - crazy, tragic, magic life
Unity Oct 2015 KOM - beauty come from being yourself


Challenges:
Bugaboo Stamps - February Bingo - Pearl, Flower, Designer Paper
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Anything Goes #103
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Feb 2016 - Use Patterned Paper
DigiDesigns - Birthday Challenge
Hiding in My Craft Room - Clean & Simple #239

Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes #73
Pile It On - Paint #102 [Watercolors]
Pennys Paper Challenge - Anything Goes #265
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes #126

Monday, February 15, 2016

Repurposed Plant Stand

Our latest project was all Hubby's idea. We were at a garage sale and he saw these plant stands and had a great idea to make them into bar stools for our garage.

In case you didn't believe that Hubby really existed; he is in this picture at the very top.

We bought swivel plates and he constructed a base out of plywood and metal braces.  I painted the plywood black so it blended with the plant stand frame and he cut out the padding for the stools.  

Being that these are just for our garage Hubby suggested that we use some old denim jeans for the bar stool covers.  Perfect!  We got rid of a pair of old jeans and the seat covers will be durable covers for the garage.

Here is the finished project.  And they swivel!



I am so proud of him for using his creativity and thinking outside the box and coming up with a couple of unique bar stools!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bee-day Card

Here is a sweet little card that I made for our sweet little niece!  She is also a little busy bee with tons of imagination and energy!




Digi Stamp:  2 Cute Ink - Cupcake Bee

Challenges:
Craft Your Passion  - #298 Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - #72 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Craft Challenge - #264 Your fave color/embellishments - Glitter
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 8, 2016

New Tools!

Hubby and I have a wonderful working relationship.  I tell him my visions and he tells me he can absolutely do it, but he will probably need a new tool or tool belt to do it...LOL.   Tools & tool belts make him happy and having him create stuff for me in the garage makes me happy so it is a win-win.

This weekend we played with routering and wood burning tools.  Hubby had a request from a co-worker to make a shelf to display his collection of Ohio State rings.  This is what Hubby designed.


Hubby came up with the design, routered the edges, built and sanded the shelf and I did the wood burning and staining.  The shelf is actually a bit darker in person.

I think Hubby and I make a great team!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Art Journal #4

I have chosen my word for 2016...

VITALITY:  exuberant physical strength or mental vigor.
                  capacity for survival or for the continuation of a meaningful 
                  or purposeful existence.
   
I get all charged up and excited just reading the definition!

This is my art journal page with my Word of the Year.




The background consists of colors and patterns that I cut out of magazines.  I then went over the background with a little bit of gesso. 

I add stars with texture and then brushed over them with Wink of Stella gold. I then stamped a few images and added enamel dots in the right hand corner that I made from melting pony beads in the oven. 

What is YOUR word of the year?  

Challenges:   
Country View Challenges - Feb Make Your Background
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Mixed Media Monthly - Glitter #21
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - February Challenge