Comfy Plush Crocheted Slippers

Oh My Goodness!! These are the most comfy slippers!! So soft and warm…and they work up so quickly! I found the pattern for these wonderful Cloud 9 Slippers here at The Lavender Chair while perusing Pinterest.

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They work up very quickly using Bernat Blanket Yarn (I got mine at Michael’s) and an N crochet hook. The yarn comes in solid colors as well as variegated color choices. You’re sure to find something you will love!

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These comfy plush slippers will keep your toes warm and toasty all winter long!

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

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Happy Fall

It’s now officially Fall!! I love this time of year – the cooler temps, beautiful colors, sweaters, and scarves (although we’re still waiting for the temps to drop to sweater weather here in Alabama 😉) Here’s a card to celebrate the season.

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The pumpkin and scalloped circle stamps are from Hero Arts. The sentiment is from Savvy Stamps. The swirl embossing folder is from Cuttlebug. The large scalloped circle punch is from Marvy Uchida. The small scalloped circle punch and ticket punch are from Stampin’ Up.

To make the card, emboss a panel of orange card stock and attach to a white card. Stamp the pumpkin with brown ink on white card stock, color with colored pencils, and punch with the large scalloped circle punch. Attach to the card with foam tape. Stamp the small scalloped circle with 2 different colors of green ink on white card stock. Punch with the small scalloped circle punch and attach to the card with foam tape. Tie 2 orange buttons with twine and attach to the small scalloped circles. Stamp “happy fall” with brown ink on white card stock, punch with the ticket punch, and attach to the card.

You could change the sentiment and add a face to the pumpkin to make this a Halloween card. Or change the sentiment to “Happy Thanksgiving” and you have a great Thanksgiving card.

Enjoy the Fall season and all its goodness!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

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Friends Card

Just sharing a fun little card with you today. It’s quick and easy and perfect for so many different occasions.

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The lattice background and flower stamps are both from Hero Arts. I’ve had them for a long time, so they may not be available any longer. But check out their website, they have great stamps and other products!

To make the card, stamp the lattice background on patterned card stock with orange ink and layer the panel to orange card stock. Attach a piece of grosgrain ribbon and tie it with a piece of twine. Attach the panel to a white card. Punch a scalloped circle from orange card stock, ink the edges with orange ink, and attach to the card. Stamp the flower with orange ink on white card stock, ink the edges with orange ink, and attach to the scalloped circle with foam tape. Add a tiny button to the center of the flower.

A great card for a birthday, thinking of you, or just a little encouragement for a friend…

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

 

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Mini Chalk-Painted Pumpkins

I wanted some white and turquoise mini pumpkins to fill up a lantern I have, but I couldn’t find any… So what do you do??? You paint your own! 🙂

I found these little pumpkin picks at my local Hobby Lobby (40% off, of course!). They are about 3-4 inches in diameter. Obviously not the colors I was looking for…

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I cut the picks off of the bottom and got out my chalk finish paints in white, turquoise, and brown. I painted 7 of the pumpkins white and 3 turquoise. All the stems are painted brown. I painted 2 coats of each color, making sure to let them dry thoroughly between coats – if it’s not dry, you will just rub off the previous coat (trust me 😉). Then I brushed on a light coat of clear wax. If you would like a more antiqued/distressed look, use antique wax and immediately wipe off the excess.

Here are my painted pumpkins…

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And here they are stacked in my lantern…

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It’s beginning to look a little like Fall around here!

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

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5 Minute Fall Centerpiece

Seriously!! This will take 5 minutes 🙂!

All you need are 3 glass hurricanes, three candles, raffia, and some popcorn kernels. Yes – popcorn kernels. Get the cheapest store brand bag you can find – no sense spending money on the gourmet stuff since you won’t be popping and eating it!! I found my candles at the Dollar Tree, I liked the look of the glass holder, but any pillar candle will work.

Put your candle in the middle of the hurricane, pour some popcorn kernels around it, and then tie the raffia around the hurricane. That’s it!! Told you it will only take 5 minutes😉. Such a simple way to add a touch of Fall to your table.

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I have used these glass hurricanes all year to decorate my dining room table. You can find those posts here, here, and here.

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

 

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A Simple Thank You

There is just beginning to be a slight hint of Fall to the air here in Alabama. The days are still quite warm (OK, hot!!!), but there is just a little something promising cool, crisp days to come!

Here’s a simple thank you card bringing in just a little Fall color. The stamp is from the Take Care of You set from Unity Stamp Company. The “thank you” stamp is also from Unity. I don’t know what set it is from – it was a freebie that they included with one of my orders. Did you know that they include an extra little something with every order?!?!? Such a fun company! 🙂

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I stamped the image with brown ink on white card stock and colored the flower with Copic markers. I lightly distressed the edges of the panel with brown ink and stamped “thank you” with brown ink. The panel is then layered to green card stock. I tied the panel with brown polka dot ribbon and attached it to a yellow card with foam tape. To finish it off, I attached 2 dew drops to the upper right corner.

I’m ready for a little bit of Fall!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

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Magnetic Chalkboard 

I have been trying to figure out a cute way to corral all those little notes, appointment cards, and invitations that always seem to be hanging around. I wanted to keep them handy, but I was tired of cluttering up the front of my fridge!


I happened upon this magnetic chalkboard panel at Home Depot. And it was only $5.00!!! It is 12 x 24 inches and I thought it would work great on the inside of my pantry door. But it needed a frame! I took it to my local frame shop and picked out a pretty distressed white frame. (If you are local, I highly recommend Alabama Framers in Madison. I have used them for years and have never been disappointed.)

Using white, chalk finish paint, I stenciled “NOTES” at the top. If you like your handwriting better than I like mine, you could also write it with a paint pen. 

My magnetic chalkboard hangs on the inside of my pantry door, keeping all those little things handy but out of sight.

Sometimes an idea works out even better than you imagine. This is one of those times 🙂. I am really loving this tiny bit of organization!

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

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