Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Continues - cReative Team Tuesday

Hi there, welcome back!  Today I wanted to share with you a few really simple decorations that I did using Rhonna's latest kit.  Now, I say simple but truly they are adorable so even though I know they will wow my guests they were super easy to make!

I have been busy trying to get my new shop up and running and so for me decorating the mantel needed to be quick, cute and easy!  Sometimes just a little goes a long way and so if you think that you don't have time to decorate think again!  You don't have to do it up big to make an impression.

I will tell you this, when one of my nieces was over she told me that she loved that I always made time to do a little decorating for the holidays.  That warmed my heart because I knew that it was special to her. And that maybe, just maybe her Aunt Nancy will make enough of an impact on her that she will do as I do one day.

As usual you may click on the photos to see them in a larger size.

This first photo shows the Happy Day banner that I created, I decided that I would like to leave this one up after Easter.  So, Happy Day it is and will be now that Spring has arrived!  This was quick, I simply printed out the Happy Banner printable kit on 110# card stock that I purchased at the local office supply store.  Cut out the pieces, I decided to ink up the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distressing ink.  That is my fav ink that I go to most times that I want to add a touch of ink to my card stock.

I also used a couple of doily's and some butterflies that I had punched out and ran some jute string along the bottom of the mantel and used small clothes pins to hang them up.  I could have easily taken an extra step to decorate the clothes pins but remember, I wanted it to be quick.

Here is a close up of a couple of the letters, as you can see I simply stapled on a little flag from the same kit. Quick, easy and cute!

This next piece sure does make me happy!  I picked up this pink tray along with a blue one in the $1 bin section at my local Target.  I think it was about $2 or close to that and it was just pink till I decorated it with a chevron cut out I created with my Cameo.  I used a little bit of adhesive to tack it down and decided it would be a cute background accent to the doily and flags!  Swoon, it really did make me happy that little tray!  I used some colored sharpie pens to paint the sticks I use for the flags and doily. Quick, easy and cute!

And this last photo shows one of my favorite Longaberger baskets decorated with another quick, easy and cute pieces from the same kit!

Hope you are inspired to go off and decorate a little area of your home, it truly will inspire you and your family to have a happy day!  

Be sure to come back this week, I have an almost finished project on my desk that I will be sharing!  I'm using a frame, some jute, linen and a few other fun things I had on hand to create a fun wall piece.

Hugs from Conroe, TX

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Tip: There are quite a few bloggers out there offering a special price on the Cameo till the 28th. One of them is Char at Crap I've Made. I like using her code because she shares lots of projects she makes with her Cameo :)  If you have the Silhouette already then you might consider using her code for the Designer Software.  That is what I'm going to get :)


Marci said...

super cute, lady!!

Cindy Jenkins said...

You are so creative! I seriously love the Easter banner!!!

Janna Werner said...

Num num num, looove the colors!! And the chevron patter and the doilie and banner and.... :)