Good morning!  I hope y’all are doing well and staying warm . . . it’s a whopping high temperature of 26 degrees here today (I miss my shorts and bare feet)!  Let’s see, since I was last here my sister and I walked our first 5K.  I finished in 47 minutes, which I’ll take since I didn’t jog, run or trot at all . . . just walked.  I’m especially proud of my sister!  Two years ago she fell and broke her leg right below her knee.  She had 4 surgeries in the first week and has since had two more and a bone graft.  (okay I’m guessing at the number, I might be off one or two surgeries but I’m sure she’ll pipe in and let me know for sure)   For her to get up and start walking with a 5K is extraordinary  . . . I’ve been walking all summer long and get lots of exercise chasing Hadlee around the house everyday . . . but for my sister . . . WHOA Nellie!  She did fabulous and it made her believe that anything is possible now.  I’m so proud of her!!!!

Let me see what else?  I had a crafty Monday with my sister and we made ICE Resin pendants.  We haven’t finished them up quite yet, but I’m pretty darn close to having mine all complete . . . then I can show you what I did!  Honestly, I’m thinking I need to open up an online store and start selling some stuff off . . . anyone interested?

I’ve also been working on some gift boxes for an event my sorority is having and I’ve been gathering my thoughts to create a special 70th Anniversary gift . . . so much going on in this BAD mind of mine!

The other day I was cruising around Pinterest looking for some weight loss quotes (those Daily Inspirations on Facebook) and I happened across a shadowbox.  I loved it  . . . instantly . . . and pinned it for myself because I knew that I had to try my hand at it!

Yesterday I was finishing up in the studio after a Quietfire kind of day, and remembered that I had a small wood frame in my alterable stash.  It’s something I picked up at Hobby Lobby one day a few years ago, probably with an idea for it at the time . . . but it never came to light.  I decided to fill my afternoon with paint and stencils!

Here’s my finished project.

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Here’s what the frame looked like before I started.

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The frame was painted white, antiqued with a gray paint and then lightly sanded to add some texture to the frame.  I found one larger jingle bell buried deep in a drawer in the stash closet, which I took outside and spray painted with oil rubbed bronze, then hung it up to dry while I finished the frame.

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Suzanne Cannon, owner of Quietfire Design, recently created a Silhouette cutting file of her hand-calligraphy “Believe” which I knew was going to be the sentiment inside the frame.  The file with cut from vinyl so that I could make a stencil in order to paint the lettering inside the frame.

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To finish the frame, embellishments were added to the jingle bell and it was hung from the inside top of the frame. Can I just say  . . . I’m loving this little frame and think I need to make a few more!

I guess that’s all I have for today . . . Believe it or not, I will be back tomorrow with another new project!  I know . . . don’t faint!

I hope y’all have a great day!

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Good morning!  I can hardly believe that I posted one day and then turned around and the month is just about over.  When I posted my last project for the Quietfire/Walnut Hollow Blog Hop, I truly had all intentions of posting again within the next day or two.  In my mind,  I was going to create another project similar to the one for the hop  . . .  

I turned around and here it is a few weeks later, the middle of October and everything I had planned just didn’t come together!

I have a family reunion this weekend and one of the highlights is an auction to raise funds for cemetery maintenance/upkeep.  Last year was the first time I attended and didn’t know what to expect, so I didn’t take anything handmade.  This year  . . .  well it’s a little different!

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Instead of recreating the wheel this early in the morning (another of those best laid plans), I’m going to point you to the Quietfire Creations Blog to see the step-outs I did for the Walnut Hollow Blog Hop.  

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As with the other project, the wood sign is from Walnut Hollow.  It was painted, antiqued and then sanded with my palm sander.  Okay I’ll admit it . .  . I’m hooked on the palm sander to distress!  I’ve even gone around the house and sanded some shelves that I had previously painted that I felt needed more of a “worn” look.  We can thank Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper for that tip!  

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I hope y’all have a fabulous day!

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Good morning all!  Quietfire Design and Walnut Hollow have teamed together for an inspirational blog hop using the Quietfire stamps and/or digital cutting files and Walnut Hollow wood products.  Two designers from the Quietfire team are posting over on the Quietfire Creations Blog each day this week.  

I’ve been wanting to work with Walnut Hollow products forever and a day and was so excited when we were told about this hop.    I’m really excited with the way my project turned out  . . .

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Please join me and Kathy Jo over on the Quietfire Creations Blog to see more of our projects!

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Good morning!  I know . . . don’t faint . . . two days in a row posting!  Like I said before, this may not last long but right now my schedule with the grandbaby has changed and I find I have a couple free days each week.  PLUS, I’m really trying to make more of an effort to get the creative mojo flowing . . .

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This Halloween card is posted over on the Quietfire Creations Blog today and I do hope you’ll hop over and take a look at the extra photos and all the details.  There’s even a little surprise on the inside!

In the meantime, I picked up a few frames while out running errands yesterday and I have a couple of new stencils to try out . . . I hear the embossing paste calling my name!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a fabulous day!

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Good morning and Happy 4th!  We’ll be spending the day with the entire fam damily at my girls’ today.  It’s the first holiday gathering they’ve held at their new home, so we are all pretty excited to be getting together.

I’m also celebrating over on the Quietfire Creations Blog today!  Hop you’ll join me for all the details and more photos!

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Thanks for stopping in here and I hope you have a fabulous celebration today!

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