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A Peep-tastic Family Portrait

 It is the Season of the Peep!
When I saw this:

I knew I had to make one for my sister.
She likes to whine because I don’t make enough for her.
So I made her something to shut her up.
And it was her birthday.

The only thing I bought was the frame, from Ye Olde Dollar Store.
The paint for the frame, the paper and the fabric are all from my stash.
Add some hot glue, a Slice (I used the Spring Cartridge) and Voila!

Love the Little Peep Baby Boy!

Actually it’s past her birthday so I wrapped it like this:

Mixed Media Spring Art

I had a whole bunch of stuff hanging around and I needed to do something with it all!

I started with:
 one failed painting, 4 mini wooden picket fences, blue and white paint, green vinyl, white buttons, spring-y paper, hot glue and my Slice.

I love how it turned out but I have no idea where to put it!

The Valentines [Faux] Mantle

Here it is!

I’ve gotten so much love for my banner and sign that I couldn’t wait to show you the rest! I love the milk glass candy dish. It’s all square and hobnail-y. Of course my bottle of pearls. First show cased in my Untwistable Necklace DIY tutorial, I got a few laughs out of it being pinned almost as much as the necklace!
I’m so proud of this because:
A. The only thing I bought new was the Giant Picture Frame (because it was on clearance at HobLob! I seriously spent 30 minutes starting at spray paint because I’m an addict and then I realized the color I picked what THE COLOR THE FRAME ALREADY WAS. Like I said. Addict). 
B. The rest of the stuff was either made by me (from my stash) or stolen from somewhere else in my house
C. It’s not even Valentine’s Day and I finished it!
This is the more romantic side. Candles and flowers. I’ve got 4 matching ‘milk glass’ vases that I use EVERYWHERE. I stuffed some white candles in and wrapped them all up in twine (it’s a sickness people)
I made the tiny pillow after I found (and then lost..) an awesome tutorial for yarn couching. The little red heart is actually stuffed! The framed ‘art’ is representing my boy and I. I’m the duck for those of you that are interested. I cut the shapes with my Slice. The heart is stuck on with some foam double sided tape so you get that nice shadow effect. I bought the frame last summer at a garage sale. It used to be plain black. I dry brushed it with some white and hot glued the twine around the edges. 
Twine Addicts Anonymous should meet following Spray Painters Anonymous….
Weekend Bloggy Reading

Valentine’s Banner

Remember this guy?
I finally finished (and photographed!) the rest of that project. 
I’ll be honest. This was a hard project for me. It’s different than anything else I’ve done. I’m still not 100% on it. I think it needs more, but it’s a bit out of my realm and I’m just not sure. I’m going to live with it for a while before I make anymore changes. 

This one’s missing a flower, just noticed that! Bet the dog ate it. He eats everything else.

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Gandhi Sign

 I’ve never decorated for Valentine’s Day. It’s not a holiday I care a lot about. 
I think life is too short to celebrate love on one day. I love Mike everyday, I (hope I) don’t wait until February 14th to show that. 
But…
Seeing all the V-day stuff on Pinterest and on the linky parties has worn me down. (Yes Mom, if all the kids on Pinterest jumped off a bridge I would probably, eventually get around to it after pinning it, of course). And I was pretty bored with the Winter Wonderland Mantle. Still haven’t had more than a good 14 days with legit snow on the ground so it seemed out of place in the house.

I started out with a scribbled drawing of the buffet and shelf. It includes several projects you’ll see over the few days and some other stuff you might recognize from other set ups. 
My plan is to go over board for V-day and then after the 14th I’ll remove the pink and hearts and be left with a less busy, easy to live with and cat proof (Ok that last parts a joke).
The sign is made from an old board Mike grabbed from his mothers garage. The spot in the middle looks less like an oil spot and more like a knot in real life. I used my slice to make letter stencils and went letter by letter with white and gold paint. The important words “Love” and “Life” are mostly gold. I sanded over it a bit but it didn’t make much difference and the stenciling was pretty messy so its not all that perfect anyway. The original quote is from Gandhi.
In it’s current home. Think of this as a mini peak into the final display! 
I love my orange wall.