Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Copy Catting with Debbie

Hello, Dear Ones!

This was my inspiration picture from...

the July issue of Country Sampler.

Okie dokie, here is my take on this kitchen vignette.

First of all I added my pretty little hand painted tray to the back. 
I didn't have a wire tray like the mag does.
Like my tray better any way! :)

I grabbed three plates...check!

I plopped down this sweet little set of three bowls and filled the largest one with faux apples.
Didn't have any faux tomotes.

Instead of adding some flowers to my vignette, I just grabbed my favorite yard bird filled with greens.
That'll work for me! :)

So this is my little Copy Cat.

This is always so much fun!
Pop over to Debbie's and check out all the copy catters.

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~







Groovin'

Hello, Dear Ones.
Just feeling a little groovy today!

Groovin' on a Sunday afternoon
Really couldn't get away too soon

I can't imagine anything that's better
The world is ours whenever we're together
There ain't a place I'd like to be instead of

Movin' down a crowded avenue
Doing anything we like to do
There's always lots of things that we can see
You can be anyone we like to be

All those happy people we could meet
Just groovin' on a Sunday afternoon
Really, couldn't get away too soon

We'll keep on spending sunny days this way
We're gonna talk and laugh our time away
I feel it coming closer day by day
Life would be ecstasy, you and me endlessly

Groovin' on a Sunday afternoon
Really couldn't get away to soon
No, No, No, No
Groovin'
Groovin'


Guess what?
We can groove on any day of the week we want
and
that's what I'm doing today.
Just groovin'.

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

My little Note Song is above and was sung by The Rascals

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hanging Pictures

Hello, Dear Ones!
I decided after a year to work a little more in my tiny little sitting room.

I hung pictures! Clap clap for me!

Now if you're a new follower, you may not have seen what this room used to look like.
Trust me, this picture looks better than it actually was in person.
We had a 1970s disco baby groovy hot tub in here and wallpaper to beat the band!
If you'd like to see the post on the redoing of this room you can go HERE.

I've been lazy and haven't done anything much in here for a year.
Now my snaps from here on are kinda boring because I was working with wax paper. 
So I went to PicMonkey and played with some frames so they would look a little bit spiffier!
Okie Dokie now then!
I saw this on Pinterest, last year, how to hang a wall full of pictures and knew I had to try it.
I picked nine of my favorite snaps from our Mediterranean cruise, last year,
printed them out, last year, and bought $5 frames on sale at Michaels, last year.
You see, I'm been planning this for some time. Since last year.
A year is long enough, wouldn't you say? :)

I pulled out long strips of wax paper that would be a little bit larger than my nine frames
and taped them together, last week! :)
Things are looking up for me!

I laid out all of my framed snaps the way I wanted them and spaced them out evenly using my ruler. 
Then I flipped them over and I had an epiphany!
Why didn't I just flip them over in the first place and then space them out! 
Me a dummy, last week! :(

Then I laid down my taped together strips of wax paper over the turned up epiphanied moment frames.

Just so you'll know, this isn't a blurry snap, you're just looking through wax paper! :)
I took a little felt marker and put a little dot at the hanger location where every nail would go.
It would have helped a whole lot if I were taller.
I had a hard time reaching some of the hanger spots and almost plopped down on top of all my frames,
more than one time!
Next step was to hang my felt marked wax paper template on the wall.
Sounds easy enough doesn't it?
Well, poop! It wasn't. 
Mr. Precious was not at home to help me.
The ceiling fan was going because it's so hot here 
and that wax paper was blowing like a kite in the March wind.
Lord have mercy!
Well, I turned off the fan and as sweat was pouring off my most gorgeous forehead,
I carried on and got this puppy taped up to the wall.
Yep, I had to climb the ladder too.


Whew! Now it was time to put in the little nails. 
I could have used picture hangers but these frames are really light so I'm safe!
So I poked a nail over each black dot and just ripped the wax paper off the wall.

Ta Dah!!
Here's my picture wall.
I would love to tell you this method worked perfectly but I just can't tell a lie.
No no Nannette!
I do think it was easier than just eyeballing it like I usually would have done.
I had to adjust about three frames but I think it's because I'm so short!
Yep, when I was making my little marks 
I think I wiggled some of the frames a bit trying to reach the hangers. 
So if you're taller than 5 feet, go for this, I'm sure it'll work well.

But for now I'm pleased with it. 
I think it was Pat from Backporch Musings who told me to hang black and white pictures here.
I do think that was a great idea because the colors would have competed with each other.
Do I need something under the pictures like a long table?
I could scoot Charlotte down (Charlotte is the little chest holding the TV) a little bit.

Well, a year's not too bad on tackling a few little things in my tiny little sitting room, is it?
I added Charlotte, the TV, a lamp and now the pictures.
Hope you liked my little demonstration today and I always love your comments.


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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~  I miss hearing Johnny Mathis  :,(

Too Much, Too Little, Too Late

Guess it's over, call it a day
Sorry that it had to end this way
No reason to pretend
We knew it had to end some day, this way

Guess it's over, the kicks are gone
What’s the use of trying to hang on
Somewhere we lost the key
So little left for you and me
And it's clear to see

Too much, too little, too late to lie again with you
Too much, too little, too late to try again with you
We're in the middle of ending something that we knew was over
Ooh it was over
Too much, too little, too late to ever try again
Too much, too little, too late, let’s end it being friend
Too much, too little, too late, we knew it had to end
And it's over, it’s over

Guess it's over, the chips are down
Pity all our bridges tumbled down
Whatever chance we try
Let's face it why deny it's over, it’s over

Too much, too little, too late to ever try again
Too much, too little, too late, let’s end it being friends
Too much, too little, too late, we knew it had to end
And it's over, it’
s over
~ sung by Johnny Mathis and Denice Williams


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Happy Birthday, Beverly!


Hello, Dear Ones!
We are celebrating a very special birthday today.
Oh, most wonderful beautiful Pink Beverly from How Sweet the Sound is having a birthday!
She is our wonderful hostess for Pink Saturday 
and we all want to thank her for this special weekly party and say...
 
 It's a yellow and pink day and I've brought a birthday cake.

 Flowers are always nice too.

 And presents...


Lots of presents!!

Happy Birthday, Dear Beverly!!
Please all go by and wish her a lovely birthday

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

 ♪♪ Happy Birthday ♫


Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday, Dear Most Wonderful Pink Darling Beverly
Happy birthday to YOU!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Just Slap Me!

Yep, Dear Ones, just slap the silly plumb outta me!
I can not stop making little Christmas houses!

First of all, thank you for your prayers for my poor little gum!
I'm still hurting but it's getting better.
Okay...on with the show!

I've been making more little houses but these are glitterless.

I'll have to admit, I'm not as beautiful without glitter from head to toe.
I'll just have to get over that! :)

I'm showing you three little sets I've made.

Now let me tell you...these are itty bitty teensy weensy! 
See?

Each set has a church with a little steeple. 
Don't you just love it?
I added some blue cardstock behind the windows. 
Stained glass you know!
I'm so talented like that. :)

Now for the life of me, I can't find where I got these patterns on line.
But they were from a magazine from many years ago.
If I find it I will tell you.

You'll notice, windows and doors aren't cut quite square. 'Member, these are little!
Look at the tiny little chimney! 
Oh, I'm just loving this! :)

I'll tell you how I put these together. 
I had saved my pattern to a file on my computer and then printed it out on beige cardstock.
Then I picked out scrapbook papers that I wanted to use and glued my cut out cardstock pattern to the wrong side of the scrapbook paper. 
I used my xacto knife to cut out the windows and doors.
Again...teeny weeny...so that's my excuse for their crookedness! :)


I used white cardstock for the roofs and glued a little bit of red cardstock behind the door openings.

It's all in the folding and is so much fun.
I used my low temp glue gun to attach everything and I was done.
If you look closely you'll see lots of hot glue spider webs.
I chose not to glitter these to see how I liked them and I do like them.

I think I have a problem...I just can't stop making Christmas houses in July!
Lord have mercy!

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Don't Stop


If you wake up and don't want to smile,
If it takes just a little while,
Open your eyes and look at the day,
You'll see things in a different way.

Don't stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Don't stop, it'll soon be here,
It'll be, better than before,
Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone.

Why not think about times to come,
And not about the things that you've done,
If your life was bad to you,
Just think what tomorrow will do.

Don't stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Don't stop, it'll soon be here,
It'll be, better than before,
Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone.

All I want is to see you smile,
If it takes just a little while,
I know you don't believe that it's true,
I never meant any harm to you.

Don't stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Don't stop, it'll soon be here,
It'll be, better than before,
Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone.

Don't you look back,
Don't you look back.
~ sung by Fleetwood Mac