Hello Creative Friends,

I had to make my husband a sympathy card for one of his bosses at work this past week, so I used my handy dandy go to “Thoughts and Prayers” stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  Most of my stamp sets don’t get much use but this one does.

Handstamped Sympathy Card
I used an ivory base for the stamped image. This tree stamp always turns out nice.  I used a little hemp thread to go around the image.

Thoughts and Prayers Handstamped Card

Thanks for stopping by to check out my project.  I put a “with sympathy” sentiment inside the card but forgot to take a pic of that.

Have a creative day!
Have a Creative Day, Julia


Hello Creative Friends,

Sharing one of my recent projects.  I took an old desk which used to belong to my husband’s grandmother and turned it into a coffee bar for my kitchen.  This desk has been sitting out on the patio in a corner for the last several years.  I cleaned it, sanded it a little, primed,  painted, and added new drawer pulls.  The photos show a little lighter than it actually is.  The paint color is  “True Turquoise”.  I have turquoise accents in my kitchen.  I love, love, love turquoise shades!

turquoise coffe station

I found the square basket at Ross.  I’d like to eventually add a couple shelves under there to hold my overflow of coffee syrups and cups.  I really needed the space in my cupboards though so I put them in the basket.

Desk to redo for coffee bar

Here’s the desk in its original state.  Yes, I am showing you cobwebs and all!

coffee station from desk

I added a couple hooks ($1.48 each) from Lowes to hold towels on the side of the desk.

Galvanized tray for coffee syrups

The galvanized tray I got for just under $10.00 at Ross.  The tier galvanized container I got from Hobby Lobby a long time ago.  The “coffee” containers holding napkins and stirrers are from Marshalls.

Coffee Chalkboard Art

The chalkboard is really just a cheap bulletin board turned over and painted on the back with several layers of chalkboard paint.  Wish I had one of those talented Etsy ladies to come and do my chalkboard art for me but I had to do it myself.  My kids liked it so I guess it passed approval.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project.

Have a creative day!
Have a Creative Day, Julia

Spring is peeping in!

My daughter Tara (my 17 year old) made another arrangement in her floral class at school so I had to share it with you. It is one of those happy arrangements. The flowers are down in floral foam within a plastic container in the middle.

I think she did a great job! (proud mother here.)

Spring Arrangement with Peeps
Spring Arrangement with Peeps Bunnies
Thanks for stopping in and have a beautiful Easter weekend.

Have a creative day,
Have a Creative Day, Julia

Hang onto your hat!

If you’ve been following the blog awhile, you know I love all the spring wrapped candy so of course I had to come up with something else to do with all those pretty things.  Today’s share is a quick and easy spring hat.   These can be Easter bonnets or if you get your spring wrapped candy ahead of time you could do them for Mother’s Day.
Reeses Cup Candy Hats

Reeses Cup Hat

I punched scallop shapes from cardstock and put an upside down spring wrapped Reese’s Cup on them.  I just used a couple glue dots on two edges of the Reese’s Cup to hold them onto the scallop.  I’m not big on using hot glue on candy that will melt but you could use a low temp glue gun if you wanted.  From there, just a few embellishments of ribbon and a punched shaped flower and stick on rhinestone.   I used glue dots to hold on the ribbon and flower as well.   That’s it.

Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Hats

These make a great last minute favor.  They are so quick and easy to do and you can use scrap cardstock and ribbon.

Supplies for Peanut Butter Cup Hats

Here are some other spring candy ideas:

Thanks for stopping in.

Have a creative day,

Have a Creative Day, Julia



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