Thursday, March 31, 2011

Quilling Art

What inspires you?

Thought I would share art that inspires me... gorgeous paper illustrations using a technique called quilling by Yulia Brodskaya, a Russian born paper artist and graphic designer. 

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Some beautiful advertising...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Party Food Label Holders | Spring Edition

Throwing a Spring party? I found metal plant markers in the dollar bin at Target and knew I must have them for our April Showers birthday party. I just wasn't sure how I was going to use them. I just bent the ends and made them into party food label holders!

So easy and less than $.20 a piece to make!
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Linking to:
Polka Dots on Parade
Thirty Days Handmade
Funky Polka Dot Giraffe
Running With Glitter
Rook No. 17

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

WINNER {Road To the Final Tchotchke}

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Road To the Final Tchotchke
and the winner is........Tina!

Tina Schiefer said...

This is "simply" adorable and would look SO GREAT in my Americana guest room! LOVE IT!!!

Congratulations Tina, send an email to buggerline (at) gmail (dot) com with your mailing info so I can mail this out to you!  The wall hanging is going to look fabulous in your Americana guest room!  I'd love to see pictures!

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Out With the Old, In With the New

The old chandelier is gone. An antique dealer appraised it and took it down that night.

A very interested little helper pulled a chair over to watch the festivities 

(he said he was going to miss the old chandelier
because it made rainbows on the wall)

So much better!

A couple of trips to Goodwill have paid off.
More on these two items later...

I found the perfect buffet for our dining room

It's not done. The weather hasn't been cooperating, but here is a sneak peek at it's new color.
I will warn you, it's bold.

Why "hail a cab" yellow? (yes, that is the actual name of the paint)

I was inspired 

Primitive & Proper

The Pleated Poppy

Anyone working on any projects right now?

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Hail Storms, Tornadoes, and Chandeliers

We have had some wacky weather here in Western PA this week.

Last Friday- 70 degrees, beautiful day spent at the park
This week- hailstorms and tornado...winds reached 120 mph and destroyed or badly damaged 90 homes

Our prayers and thoughts go out to those people.  

This picture was taken 15 miles from our home

Hail, picture taken in our yard

My title implies hail, tornado, AND chandeliers.. so in other news. THANK YOU to all who left comments about my chandelier. Even my mom tried to vote (she subscribes via email and replied to the no-reply message, lol).  A BIG box is sitting in my living room begging to be opened and installed. My gut said this one and most of you agreed. 


There is still time to do a little virtual yard sale shopping. Look around and see if anything might fit your home decor. You do not have to offer an item to join in the fun, just look around the sites and follow each site's directions for entering to win. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Birth Announcements- So many choices, let's just oogle over cute babies!

Back in January, I threw my brother and sister-in-law a pig themed baby shower. Well, the baby is finally here and I am officially an Aunt. Aidan was born last Friday. Healthy and adorable!

Don't you just adore his zero tee?

My sis-in-law is looking for some birth announcement ideas and we are keeping a reasonable budget in mind since they are both in grad school right now. I know many of us aren't looking for birth announcements at the minute, but it is sooo fun to browse and drool over the cuteness factor here.

Here are a few ideas for birth announcements. The first uses the baby's actual footprints and shrinks them down to fit the announcement.  You could totally make this into a DIY project.
Baby's Footprints
by JoMerryman  Paperie

The next few are options are for printable files:

They are a little more pricey than the average photo retailer's options (around $15), but they are totally unique and customizable. Best part is, you pay for the file and make as many copies as needed. 

Baby Blocks
by Tints and Prints

Center Stage
by Sweet Prints

Erica from Sweet Prints made our 2010 Christmas card, we received an insane amount compliments on it. 
By far our best card!
Simple Blues
by Sweet Prints
Sailboat Design
by Less Ordinary Designs

Up in the Air
by Less Ordinary Designs
Little Slugger
by Less Ordinary Designs

I love everything that Sara makes over at Less Ordinary Designs. 
Her style is so clean and fresh. 

She has about a million awesome holiday cards to check out for next year (no, it's never too early!). 

Here are a few less traditional, 
but oh so cute announcements:

I would take great notes with this style by Parcel Post

Cool and modern from Sycamore Street

An unexpected use for a paper airplane from Bird and Banner

Any favorites? Seen any really cute baby ideas out there? 
Please share!

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jess LC Inspired Spring Look | Inspiration Board

Ok, I have to admit. I am mildly hopelessly addicted to making inspiration boards so when I saw the opportunity to create one inspired by Jess LC jewelry I jumped at the chance!

Jess LC makes incredible jewelry, I could hardly refrain from putting half the store in my shopping cart

Just to show you a few...

So here is the inspiration board I am submitting. 
Makes me want to go out and buy a new Spring wardrobe!

Spring Looks


Anthropologie Hair Clip
Lilly Pulitzer Bag
Checkmate Tank
Marc Jacobs Navy Trench
Marc Jacobs Pleated Skirt
Firebird Cloche
Cluster Necklace
Chevron Bangle

If you would like to design your own Spring look, visit here for details!

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Think Spring! | Spring Printables

It's time to think Spring and get some fresh colors into my house. Thought I'd share my favorite Spring ideas from some very talented people


Crafting Chicks have done it again, cuteness overload
you can even 
download the tags!



Felt Flower Spring Wreath from The Pursuit of Happiness, I really want to make this!

Crepe Paper Carrots from Martha Stewart

What projects are you working on for Spring?

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