Monday, November 28, 2011

Lemonade Stand - Trash to Treasure

I have been wanting to make a Lemonade stand for my little girl for quite some time but wasn't sure how to start. Then it hit me... Recycle (or as they say now: Upcycle) a twin size headboard!

I am thrilled how it turned out. My husband was impressed. And my daughter loved it. She even made $11 from the sales of the lemonade and bottled water. I had purchased a 2 gallon dispensing cooler -- has a spigot on it and filled that with fresh pink lemonade. I didn't want to worry about her having to pour from a regular pitcher. I had the 2 gallon cooler sitting right next to her on an old end table I got for free on the side of the road!

Here is the headboard that I bought at a yard sale for $2.00 It was very sturdy.



DURING: Sanded it down quickly and my husband cut some boards out for legs to make a bit more sturdy, as our driveway is on a slope. The legs can be removed for easier storage.

Hubby removed the shorter board that was here and added a much longer piece of plywood he had in his workshop. (this will eventually get painted with chalk board paint so Bethany can write her "menu" of items she will have for sale.) I got a pint of green chalk board paint for $1.50 at a yard sale!!

My husband also added a block piece of scrap wood with a drilled out area. This will be where the umbrella stand will sit in. He also drilled a hole on the top of the headboard -- which will be her "counter" space.

AFTER: All set up -- the front. The light purple paint was free!

Without the umbrella...

The back without the umbrella... I had also placed a tension rod even with the block of wood, so when my daughter had her new cups still in the plastic wrapper, they would not fall off and onto the ground. When she's older, she won't need the tension rod. (picture of the back is at the bottom of this post.)

Without the legs attached (which come off with nuts and bolts for easier storage.) I have a feeling this lemonade stand will be around for a long time.

Without the legs and the front showing the "menu"...

Close up of where the umbrella stand goes in and sits on...

My girl was so excited!

And so proud!

And here is the back with tension rod and her set up of the side table...

Headboard: $2.00
Light purple paint: free give away
Chalk board paint: $1.50 @ yard sale for the pint and have a lot leftover!
Wood for legs, umbrella stand area, & chalk board area: Hubby had already - maybe $5 if you had to buy...
Nuts and bolts - $10 new but they were really big and sturdy (could get smaller and
less expensive)
Umbrella: had already for over 10 years! it's for the beach.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Steampunk Necklace... My take on it.

Steampunk Necklace. My take on it anyway. :) Approx 22"
I love wondering what dreams mean... and K M D are my initials.
All of the gears and such move.

Birdcage necklace with fly away bird

I created this necklace today. For me, it symbolizes many things. What could it symbolize to you?

Dream House Card

11-2011 Dream House Card.

The other day I woke up from a dream I had -- I was standing in our new home - in the living room, and I was creating a card... (not sure why I wasn't in my office but whatever.) I was standing on the hardwood floor looking out a floor to ceiling window and the view was just like this. I added the "faith" as I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

The window has a piece of acetate behind it, so it looks like a real window.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Quite a few cards I've made...

This is the group of cards I made for my friend, Tracy. She's a breast cancer survivor and she's my age. We've known each other since the 5th grade (10 years old) and still remain good friends today. As my donation to her walk, I make 20 cards and envelopes for her to send out.

This is a pin that I made for her using recycled window blinds.

Boo to You card - Published in October's VSN online gallery.

A card for Lisa who actually flipped her truck... but I didn't want the truck upside down. I did crunch the front of the truck thru my crimper though. ;)

For Andrea C in celebration of her Birthday...

Anniversary card to my husband of 7 years....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

This past Saturday's stamp get together...

Saturday was our every other month get together at our LSS and it's a nice bunch of ladies. We begin around 11am and have someone show a demo a demo, then we have lunch, then another demo and we wrap it up by 3pm.

This hummingbird image was colored with Prisma pencils and Gamsol. Then covered with sticky paper and finally, put micro beads on it for a stained glass look. Normally I don't use these types of stamps because of all of the coloring but LOVED it and will be keeping an eye out for images like this! I will put it on a card but wanted to share.

Close up:

And this was a little demo I showed at the get together... Watercolor paper, spritzes and fun with a bird template. The wing is on with thin or thick pop dots. You can make a face on them or not.... Use as an ornament or tag or on a cardfront.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Milk smile

I took the lid off of the gallon of milk and this is what greeted me. Awww. Everyone could use a smile right?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

T2T project...

I absolutely love Trash 2 Treasure projects... here are two.

First up: I got this coffee mug for 20cents... put some Plaster of Paris in it, coiled some wire to hold photos, and added some moss (from the tree in my backyard). I did boil the moss in water on the stove for about 5 minutes to kill any bugs that may be in it. I let it air dry for an hour and then just stuffed it into the mug. For my Mom, as her kitchen is done in Strawberries.

And finally made some Record Bowls. 33rpm records, heated and moulded into a bowl shape. NOT for food items but great for keys and such... The one with the RCA label is going to my brother who is a huge music buff and enjoys vinyl.

Published on the back cover of VSN

Text was to take center stage... was fun to create. On the back cover of VSN.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Published again...

I have gotten emails saying I have another card published but was out of town so haven't gotten the magazine yet. I hope to see it tomorrow.

Life's been crazy fun busy. I've been creating but haven't shared any as they have been submitted. :)

I hope your June is wonderful and hope to post some creations soon.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bird on a post at sunrise

A manly card for my husband's boss -- and made a second one just like it for his boss' boss. I struggled to make something manly enough but this was a keeper.... also catches a bit of what Florida is all about.

Rubons are your friend...

When I first saw the word "Rubon" I was saying it like Rue-bons.... Then a lightbulb came on and it's Rub-ons -- as in rub them on your paper. LOL

I had bought some sheets of Rubons many moons ago but hadn't used them -- until now... made this super fast and easy card for my hubby's best friend's birthday. Simple, manly, and just love the bird cage image. The sayin on the front has said "A little birdie to ME"... but I just used a marker, inked up the all of the words but the "me" part and stamped. Then I used a small alpha set to make the word "us".

Friday, April 22, 2011

happy birthday

This one made it to Andrea so I can post.... The finished card is 6 1/2" x 5". The butterfly's wings are bent up and the ladybug is on with a pop dot so it 3-D'd.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Birthday Boy Turning One

We will celebrate Andy's first birthday soon and this one will be going to him...
The ear is 3-D and the card front is layered with foam tape and lined up perfectly with the wallpaper scraps in blue checks...

A hello to a friend's mom and dad...

I've known this friend's mom and dad since 1987... They don't get on the computer anymore so snail mail or visits in person are the ways to say hi to them. This one is going in the mail tomorrow...

And the inside stamped:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Pressed faux flowers

Learned this technique a few weeks back. Super easy, super fast. Added some thread since I have my sewing stuff out. :) A birthday card done.

Bubbles and Flowers

This one is going to a friend who is recovering from surgery... Stickles on the bubbles. Could also do Crystal Laquer for a wet look. :)

This is napkin card -- a technique I taught at my LSS quite a bit. Love doing this. For a friend's birthday.