As my chicks grow...

And as I find more time to get creative, I thought I would share some of my creations, as well as my time with others. Hopefully I will make new friendships and create lasting bonds over paper, adhesive, and embellishments. So sit back, relax, and let's share...have a cup of coffee, or tea, or in my case a Coke...lol... and let's just have a blast creating, finding new projects to make together, and gathering our supplies for future endeavors!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

DT Entry for Tuesday Throwdown

So, I have been working with a number of different medias and types of projects lately, not just scrapping!
This project is for the Design Team Entry at Tuesday Throwdown!


First I have the hairbow holder I made. I LOVE zebra and hot pink together!!!

I had so much fun making this, I will be making more of them, as I had a store in town ask me to make some for them! YAY!~


Then, I made a doorknob hanger for the same Little Diva! Added LOTS of bling to this one! Will be making a lot more of these, they are not very hard to make, and they are well received...and I know more than a few people who will be having babies in the next few months!

Thank you so much for looking!
Mama Hen

Friday, July 6, 2012

A redo ;)

Ok...so I am not sure if I ever told you how much I love to yard sale, thrift shop, and goodwill dig :) it is one of my favorite ways to fine inspiration!
So...this pice was one of my yard sale finds...before it was very non descript...and I suppose a little ugly to most...but for me, inspiration hit!

I used krylon satin black (my new fave basecoat!) To paint it after removing the old corkboard, screws for notepad, and covering the key hooks...o, and removed the faux leather "embellishments"
Amd the finished piece...

Hope you enjoy!
Mama Hen



Friday, June 8, 2012

A little project i have done :)

I got these hangers as plain wooden ones at Micheals for $2.50 each...I bought 5 but only have pics of the one. Sorry :-!

So, I used spring green folk art acrylic paint to coat the hanger. I didn't sand it as I usually do, but it turned out ok.  :-)
I used 3 coats for good even coverage. I used the green patterned paper (will check on the pack it came from and add it once I can get to my craft area). I traced the outline of the hanger onto the paper and attached it with modpodge. I used my fingers to rub out the bubbles. I let that dry and then sanded around all the edges. I added a little paint to the edge of the paper to blend. Once dry I added my epoxy sticker and tied coordinating ribbon to the metal base of the hanging part of the hanger. Then I sprayed it with acrylic sealer. I did use 2 coats...note...please remember to do this part outside as the fumes can make you VERY sick.
Thanks for stopping by!
Mama Hen



Monday, June 4, 2012

Goal setting and followers...

So, I have decided to set a personal goal of posting to my blog at least 4 times a week. For those who are "veteran" bloggers, do you think this is an attainable goal? I have many projects in my head...just need to get them applied! Hoping this will make it a bit easier to do more for the shop and more personally :-) look for me soon!
Happy Scrappin'!
Mama hen

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Question for my followers...

So, I finally bit the bullet, so to speak, and bought an E-craft...and a Silhouette Cameo....both to try and see which I like  better, planning on starting to do videos too :) and I will be testing both out, both with their own software and my MTC and will give my honest, unbiased opinion of both...So, that being said, I haven't used my MTC in over a year...any suggestions on tutorials for me to watch?
Thanks everyone!
Mama Hen

Monday, April 9, 2012

Some more projects

Here are a few more projects I have completed recently.









The last four invitations and the RSVP were samples I made for a bride to choose from...which one would you choose?

Mama Hen

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

To all my friends and family, HAPPY EASTER!!!! Or as it is in my family, Happy Resurrection Day!  We at the henhouse pray your day was blessed! May you know the true meaning, true reason behind Easter!
God Bless!
Mama Hen

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Some of my more recent projects, invitations, and such...much more fun stuff to follow!

 Ok, so for the first invitation, please disregard the scratch outs...lol...I used my "paint" program to mark out the identifying info...as you can see, I am NOT a digital artist! Nope, I will stick with PAPER! :D
I have RSVP's I am working on for this order as well. Turned out REALLY cute!
 For this invitation, the theme is a hunting/camo theme. So, we went with a discreet influence of the theme in the colors. I think it turned out nice :)
 I have been trying my hand at altering tiles also, and have made a number of tile coasters from them. I will have a tutorial coming soon!
 This invite was for a Prince/Princess themed party for a girl and boy. I had a lot of fun making the little girls and boys! And I found out my 4 year old son REALLY enjoys making the little boy dolls to play with too! :)

 On the left is the inside of the card. The pic on the right is another set of coasters I made.
 Ok, for all you who KNOW me, I love roosters...and chickens...and anything country! :) So, I HAD to make myself a ROOSTER hot plate/trivet! ( I actually made two, still looking for the other pic! :D)
Welp, that is all for today...hope you enjoyed looking! See you all tomorrow!
Mama Hen

Thursday, January 26, 2012

My entry for Decorate to Celebrate Challenge #17

So, I have been very, very busy making all sorts of Valentiney goodness! As most of you know I have 5 children...what some of you may not know is that we had homeschooled them for the last 3 years...due to my hubby having some serious health setbacks, we have decided to put 3 of them in school...for a while...so, as difficult as this has been...ON ME (lol) there are some perks (FOR THEM!LOL) and one is PARTIES!!!!! YAY!!!! Ok, they are perks for me too....so, we have been talking about things we can do for the class parties (there are going to be 2) and have come up with a few ideas!
One:

So, this minimailbox, from Target dollar spot, started out very plain...but, I had a customer that wanted an ELMO box and we had a blast decorating!
We used Sesame Street Characters cricut cartridge to cut Elmo out at 3 inches. We cut 2 out, one for each side. I found some FABULOUS heart paper, also at Target's Dollar Spot. Covered the mailbox, being careful to press it around the bottom of the  flag end to get the imprint of where you need to cut.
I used Elmo to help cover the part I had to cut outside the flag,as well as lots of ribbon, not only to decorate but to camouflage it!
For the other side I simply put Elmo on. Once the Elmos were put on, and before I tied all the ribbon on, I attached ribbon to the edges. I also cut paper to fit either end in the hearts as well.
One more Elmo cut out, this time from Sesame Street Font  at 2 inches and we are set. We added the name cut out of a beautiful shimmer text weight paper using Jasmine cricut cart. We used our Xyron sticker machine to adhere the letters, making it much easier since, being cut at 3/4 inch , they are VERY fragile :)
Stay tuned for another Valentine's Day project tomorrow!
Mama Hen

Monday, January 23, 2012

Back from our little break...with a few projects!

So, we put our kiddos in public school (a big decision for us) and it took a while for things to settle down to a dull chaotic roar :)
We have been very busy, but I don't want you to think I have forgotten you!
Here are a few projects that we have done lately!
This was made from a mailbox from the Target Dollar Spot! I covered the box with paper from a paper pack from the Dollar Spot as well. I used ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and edged both ends with it :) I cut Elmo from my Cricut cartridge Sesame Street Friends.
Here is another view: Used a 1 3/8 circle punch from EK Success and punched the circles from a sheet of paper from the same pack I used for the box. I tied a number of scraps of ribbon to the flag and.....tada! All done!
Check back tomorrow!
Mama Hen