Saturday, December 29, 2012

Paper Corsage made for Mom to be!

Paper corsage made from unbleached coffee filters. Also sprayed some Mr. Huey's white paint on to give it a soft look. I used some Melissa Frances crape paper ribbon as well. Good luck trying your own. Pin It

Monday, October 1, 2012

Fall is Here!

Fall is my favorite season of the year.  I love as summer winds down and the air takes on  a certain smell announcing cooler temps are coming.  One of the great things for us is the sunflowers. Beautiful flowers planted by seed much earlier and nurtured and grown to perfection.  Enjoy your Fall!

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Wedding Lighting

We made use of Lanterns the wedding.  They add such an ambiance.   So whether inside or out lighting is so important.  Soft candlelight sets a relaxing elegant tone. Pin It

Elegant Country Wedding

Few more pics.  Feel free to leave questions in the comments section or email me directly.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Elegant Country Wedding

I had the honor of planning and creating the floral pieces for a beautiful wedding in Eastern North Carolina.  Over the next few days I will be posting photo's of the floral pieces.  I enjoyed it and hope you enjoy seeing few of the arrangements. Thanks for stopping by and remember to come back for more pics soon.

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Prima "Almanac" Card

Fall is upon us and I, for one, am so excited!  My favorite time of the year.  I made this card for one of my DIL's birthday. Warm browns with accents of papertrey inks melon berry. Paper is Almanac by Prima.  I use 6x6 paper pads for my cards.  The scale is perfect size for cards measuring 4.75 in. X 5.5 in. Folded in half.  Ladybug chip tile is also by Prima.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Gratitude Journal in Peach Sherbet!

I love gratitude journals, especially mini's!  This one is made of papers from MME.  Peach/melon berry and pale aqua/sea mist.  16 pages in all with Tim Holtz Mini paper clips and larger  paper clips.  Lots of journaling room inside front and back of pages with an assortment of different papers.  Also, a small piece of chip tile with a vintage look typewriter.  A mixture of ribbons on the jump ring holding it all together. Makes a great gift for someone who loves to journal or record their life memories.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit!   Pin It

Monday, June 25, 2012

New card with Tim and Prima!

Good morning! 

I hope you had a great weekend!  We had a wonderful weekend.  I have a card for you today that uses a new Tim Holtz embossing folder and some Prima embellishments.  I love the chocolate brown and peachy pinks.  Where has the time gone?  That is the name I have chosen for this card.  Thanks for dropping by. 
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Sunday, June 3, 2012

DIY Chandelier

My husband walked in on Monday with a great garage sale find. A few weeks back I mentioned getting a chandelier at a garage sale that I could paint and use with candles. I wanted to hang it out our sun room window. So he surprised me when he came home from work on Monday with one. He paid $10.00 for the chandelier. I used Krylon paint from Hobby Lobby which I bought with my 40% off coupon. I paid $2.00 each for the candles at The Christmas Tree Shop. I had the crystal garland which I had purchased a couple years ago at an after Christmas sale for half price. So for about $15.00 I was able to make a beautiful garden light. Thanks for stopping by. Happy kreating!

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

New Deck Lantern

My sweet hubby brought this as a surprise on Friday. I had admired them at my Harris Teeter grocery store and had mentioned it in passing to him. Being the awesome man he is he bought me one. I love it. The hydrangea is from our yard and the pretty blue bottle I picked up for $1.00 at our local Christmas Tree Shop today! Thanks for stopping by for a bit. Pin It

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Do you love Birdcages?

This card is currently for sale in my etsy shoppe. I love birds and birdcages. The black paper is a great background for the embellishments. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Do you Love a Bit of Whimsy?

I happen to love a bit of whimsy, myself. Tinker bell, Alice in Wonderland, anything that inspires my imagination. Faeries of all types are another bit of whimsy I enjoy. I love several lines of the Prima paper collections as they inspire my love of all things whimsy. Recently my DH made me a tree face in the front yard. I can see it right out of my Kraft korner on the second floor of our home. I enjoy seeing it as it reminds me of the trees in Wizard of Oz! I see it and a part of me thinks that just maybe, deep in the night, the yard is filled with dancing trees and sweet mischievous Faeries. Enjoy your day and weekend. Keep an eye out for a bit of wonder! Pin It

Sunday, May 6, 2012

One of my Precious Grandsons!

This little superman is Jackson. Isn't he adorable? We kept him for a bit today so Mom and Dad could catch up around the house. He also ate his first pickle! He loved it. So funny! Thanks for stopping by. Pin It

Friday, May 4, 2012

Extreme Wear Nail Enamel

Happy Friday! Hope you are ready for your weekend.  I wanted to tell you about a product I tried this week. Extreme Wear nail enamel from Sally Hansen. I have tried a number of nail polishes in different price ranges. I was searching for a certain color that had been discontinued by a major competitor. In my quest to find the color I bought several different bottles, finding none that I liked.  I saw a bottle in the Sally Hansen display at Target that looked like the color I wanted. I bought it at a cost of $2.99.  To my amazement this is the best nail polish I have ever used. It stays on! It is a gel like consistency and it's a bit hard to put on but it's worth it for the time you can wear without chips. Disclaimer: I have no connection to Sally Hansen nor am I receiving any monetary gain from this post. Give it a try. It's worth it and so are you!

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Awesome Durable Nail Polish

I have a product review today for you. Disclaimer: I do not have any connection with this company. Every once in a while a great product comes along. I bought and used the Sally Hansen Extreme Wear nail polish. It is amazing. My cost at Target was $2.99. I have bought every kind of nail polish made. I spent a number of years with acrylic nails. About a year ago I let the acrylics grow off and have been trying different polishes. Expensive mostly. I saw the Extreme Wear in Target and thought, why not? It is a gel like polish that is a little hard to use. But let me tell you it lasts. I am hard on my hands and therefore my polish wears badly. I love this one. Give it a try. I also use a vase coat and my fav top coat Out the Door from Sally's. Let me know what you think if you try some! Pin It

Thursday, May 3, 2012

More Kreative Goodies

Greetings from North Carolina! I have 3 more cards for you today. I love the pastel colors in two of these cards. I seem to be addicted to London Market, by Pink Paislee, and Pixie Glen, by Prima. Soft, sherbert colors just soothe the soul. Quiet colors. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Return to my Kreative Korner

Hello! So happy to be back. The kitchen remodel took 2 months and I worked furniture market for about 10 days. Life has been busy.....I wanted to share with you a collections of cards I made yesterday. So happy to be in my korner with all my paper and goodies. Thanks for stopping by.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

New goodies

I have just received my small box of new Freckled Fawn goodies. Love them all. Thanks to Melissa Phillips for sharing about this newer company. Great prices and very reasonable shipping. Pin It

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Time off from Creating

Hello! I have been working furniture market in High Point for a week. I am pooped. Just wanted you to know I will return, shortly. No time to be Kreative right now but making some moolah! See you soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

First rose of the year!

It's a beautiful spring day in North Carolina. A bit on the chilly side but warmer temps arrive this weekend. This rose bloom is the first of the year. The bloom is quite large and is named "Abracadabra"! Very appropriate, don't you think? Have a spectacular weekend wherever you are! Pin It

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Blessings

I do hope everyone has a blessed Easter or Passover. The plate pictured in my picture was hand painted,many years ago, by a childhood friend of mine. Last year she gave me this piece of her work for me to have and enjoy. I was so happy as I have always loved her pieces. China painting is a lost art. I chose this yellow rose of "Texas" plate to compliment my table, but also to have a small bit of her here with me. We are miles apart but close in heart. Happy Easter! Pin It

Friday, March 30, 2012

Shabby Chandelier card

I cannot say enough about the new London Market papers. They really are so shabby! Love this look with a bit of glitter. Tim Holtz stamp in the background is a great layered element. Have a great weekend! Pin It

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Oh so Shabby!

I just love pastels with the glitter to make a shabby chic look. I have a card for you today that is ooh la, aqua, pearls, glitter, posies, and scrunched seam binding. If you love shabby it doesn't get any better than those materials. The row of felt hearts across the bottom is also one of my favorites.  Don't forget I have a sale in my etsy shop. Use coupon code Spring12 to receive 10% off your purchase excluding shipping. Sale is open till April 10, 2012. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day! Pin It

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring sale

Do you like a sale? Who doesn't right? From now till April 10th use coupon code spring12 and receive 10% off in my etsy store excluding shipping Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your savings! Pin It

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Steampunk Lion Tag

I spent some time in my Kraft korner challenging myself to try making some things that are outside my normal kreative style. I recently bought some K &Co. stickers and embellishments marked down at Michaels. Great price, great products. This sticker was one of the few I purchased. This tag has the Steampunk flavor, I believe. I adore the dark, rich colors with a bit of stickles. This Lion reminds me a bit of the lion in Narnia. Such a great movie and story. Thanks to you for stopping by for a bit. The weekend is near and hope yours is filled with fun and family. Kolleen Pin It

Friday, March 16, 2012

Elton John concert

Hello! Hope your Friday night is awesome whatever you are doing. My husband and I are at an Elton John concert in Raleigh N.C.. Very excited. We grew up mostly in high school listening to his music. Thanks for dropping by. Happy Friday night! Pin It