Saturday, December 22, 2012

Bread Box

Here’s a metal  bread box I altered and added flowers to. It's been painted and then lightly sanded to give it that vintage country look. I added a dolly, ribbons, lace and flowers. This decorative item is about 12 inches long and 8 inches tall . This item is not intended for food use but could make for a great accent piece for your home. It would make a great recipes holder or photo holder. This Bread Box is sold on my ArtFire store …

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

5 Shabbychic Bird Houses Village

If Shabby chic in pink is for you then you will love this tiny magical village. It now for sale in my ArtFire store, just click the link to see more pictures and prices. Happy Holiday from Laurie

Set of 5 White Decorated Bird Houses

This white winter village would be a magical scene in your home decor and now it is on sale in my ArtFire store. Click the link to see more pictures and prices. Happy Holidays

3 Decorative Wooden Bird Houses

Here's a great home decor decoration for your home or a gift to give. These 3 Bird houses were fun to create and now they are for sale in my ArtFire Store. Click link to see more pictures and prices.

Two Christmas Bird Houses

I created these two Christmas Bird Houses and they are for sale on my ArtFire store, just click on the link to see more pictures and prices. Also see video on these and others on my YouTube channel.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Square Glass Ornament

I wanted to try something new with some square glass ornaments that I had. I used paper from Graphic 45 “Nutcracker Sweet” collection for the back ground image along with ribbon, lace, a white paper poinsettia, mica flakes and a crystal. For the  front of the glass I took a mask and Gesso to created a raised pattern which I then added Stickles to for some sparkle.

If you would like me to do a video tutorial on how I created this project please leave me a comment here.
Happy Holidays my friends,

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Winter Wonderland

My Winter Wonderland was created with wooden bird houses, a chipboard hat box, my Darice Embossing Essentials folders, lace, ribbon, wooden fence, mica flakes for snow and LOTS of Stickles for the prefect sparkling Snow scene.
For a video on this project click link here..... 
Happy Holidays to All, Laurie

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Light up your life

I recently bought three birdcages. Each one was a different color, yellow, black and one green. I decided to paint them all white. I then went looking to buy some battery operated Christmas lights to place inside but I couldn’t find any with white wires. I knew the green wires would show to much inside the cages so I took white paint and painted the wires. I wanted to give the cages a soft glow when lit and I needed a way to hold the lights in place. I tried a couple different kinds of materials and found that white small netting worked the best. I added flowers and lace to one of the cages, it seemed to need something added to the top, this cage also became my favorite with its changing colored lights.
Thanks for peeking in on me.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Come see what we have for you in our booth this year at the "Heritage Holiday Faire". Many handmade gifts and antiques. We also have a special $3 off coupon for the opening night of early buying, food, wine and live music. email me at for your coupon.
Thanks Laurie and Melissa

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Christmas Under Glass

Hi Everyone,
Here it is October and I’m making Christmas stuff, well there’s a reason for this. I’m working on items to sale in a Holiday Craft Bazaar I’m doing with my friend Melissa.  I picked up these tiny Christmas trees at Micheal’s Crafts and decided to make a winter scene under glass.  First I took the tree and a brush with white craft paint on it and brushed the tree to look like snow on the brunches. I added a bead cap with a pearl in the center to the top of the tiny tree for a look of a star. Then took the crystal glass candle stick holder that I bought at a thrift store and  placed a small circle of  chipboard in the bottom of it. Then glued the tiny tree to the chipboard. I used Beacon’s 3-in-1 craft glue for gluing everything down. I then added white iridescent grass round the tree as to give it a look of floating on a cloud. Drop in a few pearls on the grass and then added the glass dome top. I took a rub-on word and added it to the dome at the front. To the top of the dome I added a shear ribbon bow, a feather and a metal snow flake.
You can check this and other projects I have done on my YouTube channel, (link on the side).
Hugs, Laurie

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dresser Drawer with G45 Little Darlings Collection

I’d like to share  with you my Dresser Drawers I’ve made using  paper from Graphic 45 ’s Little Darlings collection. This project was inspired by two other wonderful scrapbookers Anne and Arlene. Please check out their creation on YouTube , the links are below.  I started with  an unfinished wooden drawer set that I bought from Craft Warehouse along with the paper. I took my flat white paint and covered all the areas that would show. Then used my chalk ink to add an aged vintage look. I  cut out the pieces of paper I needed and chalk inked all the edges. After gluing them on I glue lace to the drawers and  added a dolly to the top. I received some die cuts from my sweet friend Jules of the Jule Box  and placed them on the side of the dresser. I painted a small frame and some miniature ABC blocks to add to the top. I used roses from I am Roses and some flowers and pearls  from my own ArtFire store. Placing the flowers in a sheer ribbon bow  on top of the dresser added a little something extra. I found a small pair of doll shoes that were just perfect to add to this project. There’s a sheet in this collection of paper that has small little baby portraits on it which is what I used in the frame.  I put together knobs using a jewelry  pin, bead caps, and bead pearls. I think this Dresser will make a sweet baby gift and a place to keep all those tiny treasures you keep of your baby like the hospital bracelet , locks of hair and so on.

Remember to check out Anne's channel xannero and Arlene of  ButterflyKisses
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Shabby Chic Vase and Picture Frame

I found these two cute little glass vases at a second store and thought how fun they would be to decorate. Check out my YouTube video on what I used and how I put them together,  just click on the link at the right or go to YouTube and type in MooreArtFromTheHeart.  The flowers I’m using are sold in my ArtFire store which has a link to the left on this page.
I started with the making the flower sprays. Taking apart the flower pics to use what pieces I needed, I then used floral tape to wrap them together. To fill the glass vase, I snipped the rose bud heads off three sprays for a total of 36 rose buds. You could use more or less depending on the size of your container. I wanted to add a little things sweet to the rose buds so I place a string of pearl inside too. Adding layers of ribbon and lace to the flower sprays gave them a soft elegant touch.
For the picture frame I used a chip board 3D frame that I bought at a craft store. I glued in the center a piece in paper from the collection Vintage Shabby from Tim Holtz and added lace inside around the edges. I took a piece of textured wall paper I had left over from a remodel to cover the back. Yes, I said wall paper. You can use different kinds of papers in your project as long as they don’t come in contact  with you photos. The front of the frame was textured using wall spackle. The front and back were then painted with Crafters Acrylic paint. I used Perfect Pearls to give the raised areas of the wall paper and the textured front of the frame a soft sheen. Fiber string, lace, ribbon, and flowers were then added to help it coordinate with the vase. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Shabby Chic Decorative Box

Here’s a look at a large round chipboard box with lid that measures 7 inches tall and 5 inches across that I purchased from Craft Warehouse and decorated in a Shabby Chic style. I used papers from the collection, “London Market, Rare Finds & Curiosities”. The sheet I use the cover the box is Notting Hill from the collection. I first painted all the edges of the box with flat white paint and then to give it an aged look using a fluid chalk ink from Color Box called Chestnut Roan. I took some white roses that I got from Wild Orchid Crafts and sprayed them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in a combination of different colors. I added pearl strands and flowers from my ArtFire store. I then glued on some old antique lace to the bottom and top edges along with a bow on the top. To help open it I've added a black pull knob on the lid and a small key along with a few butterflies for fun. I plan to sale this at the Christmas Bazaar I’m doing this year 2012.
Hugs and many Smiles,

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pearl strands

Here’s a look at some of the new products I’ve added to my ArtFire store under the category “supplies”. Just click on the link to my store on the left of this page.

Just added to my store these lovely strands of both white and ivory pearls.
These 7 inches long strands of pearls come in bunches of 12 and you will receive two bunches with each order. They are each on there own wire so they can be separated to use in your craft projects. Sale price two bunches for $1.00

For ideas on using them on your craft projects check out my YouTube Channel…..

Pink Rose Buds

Here’s a look at some of the new products I’ve added to my ArtFire store under the category “supplies”. Just click on the link to my store on the left of this page.

Shown here are the small pink Rose Buds. With your order you will receive two bunches of rose buds. Each bunch has 12 rose buds so you will get 24 rose buds in all. These 1/2 inch pink rose buds are fun to use in your craft projects. They are made of a ribbon type material. They are like the type of flowers you find in the wedding decorating section of your craft supply stores. Each stem has two rose buds on wires and floral taped together so they could be separated if needed. Sale price 2 bunches for $1.00

For some fun ideas on how to use these roses check out my channel on YouTube ….

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Vintage Shabby Chic Birdcage

Hi My Friends,
Here’s a look at a vintage birdcage I recently decorated. I had bought a dozen wooden roses which I had never tried to use before. I needed their color to be a bit more muted for a shabby chic look so I painted them with white Crafters Acrylic paint. I added lace, ribbon, crystal sprays and leaves to complete the look. Inside the cage I made a nest out of Spanish moss spray painted with a white wash of acrylic paint and water. Added picks of crystals and small beads, along with a ceramic bird I hot glue to the peach. This nest sits on a bed of tulle ribbon. 
If you would like to see how this was all put together then visit my YouTube channel MooreArtFromTheHeart. You'll find a link to the right of this page.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My Cards

Hello Friends,
Here’s a couple of cards I made for a birthday coming up and Mother’s Day. I used roses from “I am Roses”, an antique dolly, pearls strands, tulle, ribbon, and lace . The  paper was from a couple of different paper packs, one was DCWV “The French Country Stack”, second one was Jodie Lee designs “Nature Garden”, and another was DCWV “The Botanicals Stack”. I will be adding Happy Birthday with the persons names to the front of two of the cards that are blank. Can’t show them yet or they won’t be a surprise…hehe.
Thanks for peeking in on me and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page and YouTube channel from links here on my blog.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mother's Day Gift idea

 Here's an idea for a Mother's Day gift. Order yours today.
I've created this new box with a unique design to view your keepsakes. The top has been designed to place items in and view them through the clear plastic acetate sheet attached to the top. The Memory-With-A-View box is larger than a regular photo box with 11½ inches in length and 9 inches width and 6 inches tall, (add another inch for the legs) makes this a nice size to store your keepsakes or pictures in. Some embellishments added are Tim Holtz metal legs, metal corners, along with ribbons, flowers, and handmade butterflies add unique textured touches.

These and other are for sale in my ArtFire store... MooreArtFromTheHeart. Click on the ArtFire link to the left.