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Crafty, Scrappy, Happy: March 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Egg-stra Sweet Spring Quote Vignette

Hey guys and gals! 
How has your week been?!
Mine has been wonderful, but I can hardly wait for this weekend to begin!
My little baby sister is going to be here visiting and we are going to have nonstop girl time!!!
Yahoo!!!  I can hardly wait!

Today I thought I would share a project that I shared over at one of my most favorite blogs: It's Overflowing.
Aimee Had an amazing Easter Egg Hunt series----TRUST me it is worth checking out!  
WOW are there some GREAT egg decorating ideas!!!!

Here is my little egg project.
And for those of you who think I need an intervention from my dollar store stamps
I promise this will be the last one for awhile!!!

I am all for sweet and simple.
And if it has a special quote I am all about it.
So this center piece for my Easter decor works well!

You will need:
Eggs--large and small {I had some from past years and past projects that I up-cycled}
Paint-I used "Duck Egg Blue" Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
Dollar section stamps from your local craft store
A stamp pad

Just paint your eggs up,
and add your quote with your stamps and stamp pad.

I am linking up to a few of my favorite parties---check them out here!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Crafty Scrappy Happy Me. Thursday {28} & A Personalized Dog Treat Container

Happy Mid-week my friends!
I hope you are having a wonderful day!
I can't wait to see what you have been up to this week!!!
But first I wanted to share another stamp-y ooh so "Jaime" project! 
I just can't seem to stop with these darn stamps----
I think the last 4 projects that I have done I have used them!
And I am still SUPER obsessed!

Check out this personalized dog treat container.
This project was super simple, but I thought it was still worth sharing because....

I get to share some pictures of my loves.

Meet Quinny---my old white faced baby.
She comes in at a young age of 10 and 1/2 years old.
And I adore her.

And then there is Kylie---the 5 year old baby.
Who can melt your heart with her puppy face.

If ever there is a quote that is true in my life, it is this one.
I adore my dogs and they truly complete my life.

As far as details go, I used painted the background with black paint {I used graphite chalk paint} and then stamped on the words with a white ink pad.
Just like my last few projects, I used my dollar section stamps to do the lettering.
The words are not all lined up or perfect, but I love them just as they are!

Quinny and Kylie were pretty excited about this craft too.
I think that might have something to do with the amount of treats they got while I was working on it.
But I can't be sure.

I am linking up to a few of my favorite link parties---you can check them out here.

And now on to your time to shine!!!
I am THRILLED to have you here as part of my link party!
Feel free to link up anything Crafty, Scrappy and/or Happy.
{no etsy shops or giveaways please}
and if you would add a button to your post or blog somewhere I would ADORE that!!!


Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Mantle and a DIY Canvas

Hello friends!
I hope you had a great weekend!
I was able to enjoy the last sun we are going to see around here for a while & I had some more time to craft and decorate for the spring!
Once again I played with my dollar stamp set....
{Can you tell I am having fun with it---I  mean this is only my 4th project with this same crafty look!}

This time I made myself a simple canvas.
Nothing exciting, nothing extravagant, but a quote that I love.
And the simplicity that I love.

Just enough to give me a change for the spring.

For this project I just started with a blank canvas and used my trusty dollar section alphabet stamp set {I found mine at Michael's craft store!} to write out the quote. I used just a plain black ink this time.

I didn't worry about lining up the text, I just embraced the messy imperfect look of the words being uneven and the sentences and word placement being a bit random.

It bothers me that I messed up one of the words---{can you find it?} butttt I decided it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful.
And this project makes me happy.
{I am linking up to a few of my favorite crafty parties---be sure to check them out for some great inspiration!}


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring Decor and DIY Pitcher with Quote

Happy ALMOST weekend my friends!
I have been having a blast crafting lately!
And I am SO in love with spring and spring decor.
My projects lately have been ohhh so exactly what I would call "Jaime" projects.

They are meaningful, they are simple and so I love them.

"Jaime" projects are
projects that I am enjoying, I kind of, sort of, feel like I am getting back to the basics of my crafting and creating---

which is kind of exactly what I was doing when I first started blogging...
and I think that is okay.
Kind of fun.
Kind of cool.

I just did a simple up-cycle with this pitcher that I picked up last spring.
I stamped on a favorite and meaningful quote with my most favorite craft "thing" at the moment---
my dollar section alphabet stamp set.
I used StazOn ink because it is a permanent ink that will adhere to shiny surfaces.

I think the quote added a lot and it made the pitcher special to me.

I am linking up to a few of my most favorite link parties----be sure to check them out for some great inspiration!



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Crafty Scrappy Happy Me. Thursday {27} & and a few features from last weeks party!

Happy Wednesday!!!!
Hope you are having a great first few days of spring!!!
I can't wait to see what you have been up to this week!

But before you get to link up--- be sure to check out these AMAZING features!

DIY Michigan String Canvas by Andrea.arch

New twist on old dresser by My Sister's Suitcase 

Embroidery Hoop Namesake Art by The Brilliant Crafty Type 

Fabric Covered Eggs by Craftyberry Bush

Study Nook by Peaches and Maple

Now get ready to link up!
Anything Crafty, Scrappy &/or Happy!
No etsy shops or giveaways please!  
And I would LOVE it if you would grab a button and put it somewhere on your blog or in your post!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My first offical spring decor project!

Just in case you missed my guest post----
This is my first official spring project!
It is unseasonably warm in my home state of Wisconsin and I am officially in spring decor mode.

Ohhh how I love the light and white decor.

My little plaque was a simple project with just a couple of simple steps.

I added the wording with a black ink pad and some lettered stamps that I got from the dollar section of a craft store.

I added the stripes using strips of contact paper as my guide---mainly because it peels off easily and it is simple to measure and cut.

Finally I added some bakers twine and a scrap of fabric from one of my husbands old shirts that just happened to match!

Sweet, simple and imperfect--just my style!

And it fits right in with spring decor!

I am linking up to a few of my favorite link parties---be sure to check them out!!! 
The Lettered Cottage


Monday, March 19, 2012

Just a few things and some AMAZING features from last weeks link party!

WOW you guys are just AMAZING!
Talk about fabulous link ups this past week!
I don't even know where to begin when I think about crafting right now!
I am so many ideas.... BUT then I think about staying inside on a BEAUTIFUL March day in Wisconsin...
I end up outside soaking up the sun!

Speaking of the Midwest and its fabulous weather---
if you follow me on facebook you know that I have started a Midwest bloggers facebook page---
so if you live in the Midwest area be sure to join!!!

And to those of you who do not live close----when do you want me to come and visit?!

:o) but really I get giddy thinking about finding other bloggers that live close that might someday want to hang out in real life----AMAZING right?!

Stepstool updo by Hell on Heels Housewife

Superhero Desk by Corner House Blog

Herringbone Print by The Junk House

Twine Eggs by Turtles and Tails
Ohhh and in other exciting news I am newly obessed with organizing thanks to my newest obession----
31 bags.

I am so obessed infact that I started selling them!
Check out my link on the right sidebar for more information!!!
OR click {Here}