Friday, August 5, 2011

♥ Home Sweet Home ♥

Hi everyone! Just stopping in with a card I made for this week's City Crafter challenge. Home Sweet Home! They want to see a house on your project.


I covered a Maya Road chipboard house with some papers by The Girls Paperie. I then added some trim, a punched heart, Liquid Pearls and some punched butterflies.


Just a quick and easy card that can be made for someone special. I also used some twine, a button, paper piercer, seam binding and the sentiment was printed out of MS Word onto white cardstock.

Here is the lovely City Crafter inspiration photo~


And speaking of Home Sweet Home, I wanted to show you a pic or two of my landing above my front door. I had nothing up there because I couldn't think of what to do with it. At Christmas time it was great because I would put a tree up there with presents around it, but the rest of the year it was empty! So I had recently went to a consignment shop (never had gone to one before), well, now I am hooked! When I was in there, I saw this old trunk. It was only $35! A light bulb then went off in my head! I am going to do the theme "Grandma's Attic" for my empty space!


Mostly everything is from Home Goods. The "old books" are boxes I picked in Michaels for 60% off. The dress form I picked up in Marshall's for $50! I may add 1 or 2 more things but I really love that space now. So if you have a consignment shop near you, stop in! You never know what you may find or how you may be inspired!!


Have a wonderful weekend!!

Hugs...
Melissa

Oh, yeah, and stay tuned for another fabulous giveaway soon!! ;)



17 comments:

Tanya said...

Beautiful card! And I totally love with what you have done with your little space, fantastic idea!

Debbie said...

LOVE your Grandma's attic space ... so clever!!!

Judy1223 said...

Melissa, your card is lovely and I adore what you've done to decorate! I especially love the dress form and the bicycle. Sweet!

Jingle said...

This is such a pretty card! I love it!

Annette said...

your card is just so pretty... I love it..

Bernie said...

What a sweet & pretty card! I love the soft colors and the lace trim.
I LOVE your Grandma's attic space! There are so many treasures to be found at consignment shops, thrift shops, and yard sales. I not only shop at but I donate anything of value to those associated with charities. Nearly all the storage in my craft closet came from those shops.
Blessings Bernie

Sande said...

Such a cute card! I love pink :)

Pop over to see a new vintage challenge blog It's all about the vintage. We have some yammy blog candy to offer on the whole August.

See you there!

Hugs, Sande xxx

Ros said...

Beautiful card Melissa ... love the vintage look ... and I love your new decor!! Wow this looks fabulous! Thank you for joining us this week at CCCB

Linda R. said...

Your card is so cute. I just love it.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What great finds. You did such a great job making an empty space beautiful.
I also donate lots of things this way, but usually my visits result in lots of goodies to bring home too. Your card is adorable. Speaks to the heart. Enjoy the weekend

Megan said...

Beautiful card, but I'm really loving your entry way - especially the dress form. :)

Angel Wings And Beautiful Things said...

Love the Card, and I love what you have done with the space and the Name of it love the dress form so cute.
Hugs mariana

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so pretty!!! love the soft tones and lovely details.
Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!
and i love your deco at home as much, thanks for the tips!

Renee VanEpps said...

ADORABLE card!!! And I love what you did with that space :) I think I will take your advice and look up a consignment shop in my area.. so excited! TFS

CraftyLoops said...

Gorgeous card, so creative. And I am envious of your beautiful landing, you did a wonderful job. Lee xx

Kim. said...

Beautiful card, love the colour combo.
Your landing looks amazing.
Kim xXx

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is so LOVELY! LOVE everything about it! Thank you so much for sharing your talent at CCCB!