Monday, April 22, 2013

Girly Bathroom for about $30!!!

**Warning photo heavy post**

We have 2 bathrooms.  One of which we all hate.  We never use it and we basically store junk in it.  I took "before" pics of my project but I took them AFTER I cleaned 2 contractor sized garbage bags of junk out of there! 

Then over at Fantabulous Cricut the challenge this week is to create something in 3D.   So I was totally inspired to use my Cricut and do my bathroom.  I hope you come over there and join us!

Ironically, one of the things I hated about the bathroom was it was too feminine- pink walls, ceiling, and counter top.  I remember the day I took down the pink lace curtains crying tears of joy.  Then I totally went in the direction of girl with this even after that.  I like this girly better though ;)  There are a few more things I need and need to do for this room but this is where we are at with it now.

My daughter wanted to create a girly bathroom so this was a joint project (mostly she checked on my progress over and over and over and over).  She feels we need a sign on the door that says "No Boys Allowed"- I really don't think that is necessary considering how girly it is!

The photos don't really show the pink well, in my opinion, but it was a drab grayish pink.

For the shower curtain I used the Forever Young Cricut cartridge.  I bought a twin size sheet for $4.84 at Wal-Mart cut it to size and sewed burlap and lace on the top.  The girl is cut with an old white sheet.  Once I cut it I realized there was some kind of mark on the sheet... YIKES.  So I rolled some fabric flowers for it ;) to cover it.  The shower curtain was what I originally created for the challenge.  They I shared the photo with some people I know and they weren't thinking the shower curtain was so wonderful LOL.  So I opted not to make it my design team entry.
I just zig zag stiched the girl on.

I then got some super cheap frames at Wal-Mart for $1.46 that were "brass."  Well, I spray painted them but when I took the glass out they started coming apart.  So I did the best I could to fix them up.  The vinyl inside the frames are all cuts from Forever Young.

Rag banner with purple, white, lace, and ribbon.  This cost me nothing  I only used things I had kicking around.

This is my daughter's jewelry board.  She already started putting her stuff on ;).  We saw some great ones online with different knobs but had a wicked hard time finding knobs here.  We are going to keep an eye out for some at yard sales this summer.  Creating this was interesting to say the least.  I got an old bulletin board out of the basement and attempted to cut it.  The process wasn't pretty... it involved hammers, knives, band aids and mess.  Then for 97 cents I got the mug hooks for her to hang her jewelery from.

You know those home improvement shows where they always miraculously have this fabulous furniture just in hiding somewhere?  Yeah, I watch those and I am thinking what the heck why would you just have that hanging around and not be using it.  I am not money rich so I try to be as thrifty as possible.  We actually did have my husband's grandmother's desk just kicking around!  I love that it came from her.  The jewelery armoire I had in my bedroom.  See that fabulous round mirror?  It weighs like 5 million pounds.  When my husband and I got married WAY back in 1999 ;) we bought a house that was fully furnished.  That was one of the pieces in the house.  A lot of the stuff we got rid of but that mirror was something we hung onto.  It fits perfectly here.
My daughter LOVES to leave me notes.  Many nights I climb into bed and there is a note on my pillow with a blank note card for me to right back to her.  So we got some chalkboards to hang in our bathroom for messages.  THe were 85 cents each.

The above 2 are Pinterst inspired projects.  The jars are all for our "stuff" and we did the silver platters tray in the corner for fun.  The jars and stuff I had on hand.  I paid $1.75 on doilies and another $3 on burlap ribbon.  I had the other ribbon and burlap on hand.  I got the silver platters for a total of $3.50 at Goodwill (it was half price day!)  I had the candlesticks.

Again, we cut from the Forever Young cartridge.  This was a frame I had at home that I lightly painted white allowing some of the color from before to come through and make it look worn.

These are from pieces of that bulletin board and I wrapped the in fabric and embellished.

And finally my DT entry for Fantabulous Cricut this week.  The letter is fron Songbird.  I then wrapped a bunch of flowers to decorate the frame a bit.  I got the frame for $3.75 after discounts.

I got the paint for $8 because it was a mis-tint!!!!!

So you can see this project was super cheap and it was a lot of fun for my daughter and I.

Thanks again for visiting!!!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Rag Banner

Someone contacted me and asked me to make them a banner in light pinks and lime greens with lace and cream accents.  At first I was very worried about how it was going to come out.  I just wasn't visualizing it.  Turns out I like it now that it is done!  I love it when that happens.

First I put all the fabric on, then a few pieces of lace, and I topped it off with a few pieces of thin ribbon. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Shoe themed birthday party!

There are a few things in this world that get more of my money then perhaps they should.... shoes and crafting.  So when someone at work asked me if I could make shoe themed invites and banner I was all about it!  Seriously, what could be more fun?! 

I used Paisley for the shoes and I can't remember which cartridge I used for the banners.  Then I embossed the backgrounds with my Sizzix.  To top it all off was the bling- glitter and gems!  Yay!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Hello Kitty Birthday Card

Time for another challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut

This week we have a color and shape challenge.  You need to use the color yellow and include a triangle.  So for this I used a Halloween cut from Hello Kitty Greetings.  This cut has the "magic" hat and a cape.  I just cut the cape off carefully when making the card.  I made it all pink so it could be a birthday card.  I think it works. 

I did this card twice.  One I tried embossing it and adding glitter and it was a disaster.  I burnt Hello Kitty's face all up.  It wasn't pretty ;).  So I started over and skipped the drying step on the embossing and used different glitter and some glitter paper.  The result was much less disasterous!

I cut the card using the card feature on the cartridge.

I hope you come over and join us at Fantabulous Cricut this week!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Birthday Card paper Pups

Do you have cartridges you hardly ever use?  I hate to admit that I do.  In fact some have never been used so today I had to make a quick card and I vowed to use one of my cartridges I never use.  So I pulled out Paper Pups.  This was one of the first ones I bought and I got it on ebay for a steal!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy April Fool's Day!

Are you coming over from the April Fool's Crawl at Fantabulous Cricut? What a fun way to spend our April Fool's Day!

I made this card for my daughter, I am sneaking it in her lunch today ;)

 My elephant is from Create a Critter, the bed is from Hello Kitty Greetings.  On the bed I had to use my Gypsy to take Hello Kitty out of the bed.  The face is Peachy Keen and the fonts are some free ones I found online and I mixed and matched them then printed my joke out.

Thanks so much for visiting!  Make sure to go over to Fantabulous Cricut and check out what the other DT members have come up with this week.

The inside:  (The clock is cut from Graphically Speaking)

How about some blog candy for this crawl?!
To win the blog candy you need to be a follower, you need to comment below, and you have to make sure you went back to Fantabulous Cricut to check out what the other designers did!  (Just leave me a comment and let me know you visitied their blogs)!  From here check out Cindy's project!
Some Ink a Doo stamps and some fun embellishments and stickers!

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