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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Another redneck post....

I get my redneck-ness (?) from the hubs. He was born & raised in Arizona (Cottonwood to be exact), and well, his whole fam damily is rednecks...he didn't have a chance. lol

Anyway, he wanted a fridge for his office and the one we bought on Craigslist was a touch too big, but the fugly one he had in his garage was perfect. Only thing was the fuglyness of it's a glimpse. I didn;t think of taking pics until we were half done.
What you can't see is that it was in a fire...not ours...hubs does insurance restoration, and a lot of items the insurance companies claim out as a loss, he cleans up & brings home. 90% of the time, they are perfectly fine, just a lot of cleaning and some painting. It has served us well in the decor of our home. Although, that doesnt sound very good. lol

Anyway, back to the fridge. Hubs didn't want to paint the fridge, he wanted to do something different so I suggested Mod Podging cammo fabric onto it.

He was so excited, it was hilarious. We went to the fabric store & he was very careful on selecting the fabric...did you know Joann's has a lot of cammo fabric? Or is that just here in redneck city? ;o)

Everyone in his office LOVES his fridge. The back wall in his office has been cammo'd out, and he will be taking his bobcat rug and mount from our master bedroom to put it up in there. (thank goodness!!) Maybe I should post pics when it is all done.

So now you know a little more about me and my redneck "style". LOL

Sunday, January 9, 2011

You might be a redneck...

If you're wearing your undies as a faux tank!

You know those commercials on t.v. with the piece of fabric that covers a woman', northern assets.

I have a couple of blouses that I have to wear something under because the neckline is waaay low, but I HATE to wear tanks or even camisole's underneath. I am not one of those peole that layer my clothing. Blech, I'm chunky and uncomfortable as is, I don't need any more "bulk". lol

So back in December, I went to wear one of my fave blouses. It's flow-y around the midsection & I was feeling particularly bloated...but the neckline looks like this:

WHOA Nelly, cover that stuff up! There are children around!

So I was trying to think of what I could wear underneath without having to do the layers. All of a sudden, it hit me...I have some undies that I never liked, and they have lace trim. I can use those!

Here they are. And yes, they are clean...dirty undies would be nasty and I can't believe you even thought that! lol

 All I did was cut up the sides and across the bottom at the seam.

Then all I had near me were big honkin' safety pins, so I used those to attach it to my bra and voila!

And here's the PG version of my blouse.

A redneck faux cami!

If you didn't have any un-comfy undies hanging around, I think the Dollar Store carries some?

Oh, and the funny thing is...I ended up not wearing the blouse that day. LOL
Typical me....

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Design help....

Hello Blog Land!

I recently painted a couple walls in my den/open kitchen area & one wall in particular is giving me decor troubles. I don't know what to put up there....I had a scroll-y thing before, but never cared for it.

The main problem (to me) is that the big screen tv is centered on that wall. I don't think anything square or rectangle will look good becuz of the tv I wrong?

Here's the wall in question (you can see how it is open to the kitchen on the right):

I don't think a mirror would be good because right across from it is this...
you can see the wall & tv in the

And to the right of that wall is this:

 Sooooo, what do YOU think? I'd love to create something like this to put up there:

(Edited to add: This project is from Jennifer at Hope Studios ... They are paint samples!)

But then again, it is square...decisions, decisions!

Thanks for ANY ideas you may toss my way!!


Monday, November 8, 2010

Ok, ok, ok...

I know, I haven't posted in like forever, but I get lazy!  ;o)

So I thought I'd throw a few things out here for whomever is looking at my blog to see.

These are cards we made at my PMS Class for September...yes, with it. lol

All are either directly CASE'd (Copy And Share Everything), or CASE'd with my own twist. Sorry, I can't remember the original artists...if it was you, then please let me know so I can give proper credit!!!  :o)

I hope you like them! I know my girls & I did!

Inky Hugs!


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Christmas Card Tip - Card and Envelope Sizes


With Christmas getting closer, I know some of you are making Christmas Cards for your Family and Friends (I'm also making them for my boss), so I thought i'd share with you, the various sizes of cards and envelopes.

I hope this will be a quick reference to help your card planning run smoothly. Enjoy!

This first one is the size we usually make in classes:
Card Paper Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Card Folded in Half: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
A2 Envelope Size: 4 3/8" x 5 3/4"

Card Paper Size: 8" x 12 1/4"
Card Folded in Half: 4 1/2" x 6 1/8"
A4 Envelope Size: 4 3/4" x 6 1/4"

Card Paper Size: 9 1/4" x 6 1/4"
Card Folded in Half: 4 5/8" x 6 1/4"
A6 Envelope Size: 4 3/4" x 6 1/2"

Card Paper Size: 7" x 10"
Card Folded in Half: 5"x 7"
A7 Envelope Size: 5 1/4" x 7 1/4"

Card Paper Size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Card Folded in Half: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
A9 Envelope Size: 5 5/8" x 8 5/8"

Card Paper Size: 3 3/4" x 7 1/2"
Card Folded in Half: 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Envelope Size: 4" x 4"

Card Paper Size: 8" x 9 1/4"
Card Folder in Half: 4" x 9 1/4"
Envelope Size: 4 1/8" x 9 1/2"

Have a great day!
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