Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Back Porch

My hubby decided to put a roof over our deck.  I will admit, that I really didn't want to take down the wisteria because it was absolutely beautiful this year.   Anyway, I finally gave in and here is how it turned out.  Yes, we still have a lot of work to do since we took out the swimming pool, but that will come. 

This is my favorite end.  I have a swing.  Aawww...it is so relaxing to sit there and gently swing watching the squirrels play in the trees or the deer roam through the woods. 

This is the end off our bedroom.  I might move things around, but for now it will do. 


I took this picture standing in front of the swing.

Since the roof was added, we have spent more time on the deck than we did in the 10 years since it was built.

Crafty Creations #246--Make it Yourself

Before I start, I want to apologize for my photography.  I don't know what is wrong, but I cannot get a good picture.  Sounds like I will be asking for a camera for Christmas. 
Anyway, this week's challenge at Crafty Creations is to Make it Yourself.   This may sound harder than it actually is, but you can make anything....embellishments, backgrounds, patterned paper, the sky is the limit.   I decided to really venture out and made this tea bag holder for my friend who is always cold. 
Our sponsor is Fresh Brewed Designs and they are giving away an amazing prize.  Please check out the Challenge Blog for more information.

Here is the inside and you can see that it holds six teabags.  I really like how it turned out and wish my photography was better.
As always, thanks for looking and have a great day.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mojo Card Kit

I love this month's kit and had a blast with it. Thanks Diane for sending out such a fun kit.  I have honestly loved them all, but this month I actually found a little time to play. 
Here are my creations.
I have to thank Beth for giving me the link to the little owl pattern, so thanks Beth!
If you would like to visit all the other blogs to see what everyone else created here are their links.
As always, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Challenge #244--Sparkle and Shine

It's time to sparkle and shine!  I love this week's challenge and sponsor at Crafty Creations.  San's Designs is giving away a very nice price for one lucky person participating in this week's challenge.  This stamp is so versatile and should be part of everyone's collection.  You can get it here.

Here is a close up, so you can see the shine.  I used rhinestones on the flower centers and sequins as embellishments.

As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

Monday, October 14, 2013

CAS challenge

It has been a long time since I have been able to play along in a challenge, but this week I took the time to play along at CAS--Colours and Sketches.  This week they had a sketch and here is my creation.  Thanks for the fun challenge.
As always, thanks for looking and have a great day.