5/14/12

Shut the Front Door

I think it's actually going to happen...and soon!



Our front door make-over has begun.  We have lived in our home for almost 6 years and the front door has been a source of frustration for me for quite some time.  I'm not sure why, but I get this anxious, overwhelming feeling when I think about starting this project.  




The Storm Door will Stay in place.  Our entry way is very dark so I prefer to keep the door open most of the time.  It's usually open first thing and doesn't close until bed time. 




Our door is wood, and heavy and very  VERY neutral.  I believe the color is actually called *putty*  and although I really do like the color.... it matches a "portion" of the trim on our home. You see, it's a portion because the people who "staged" our home when they got ready to sell only freshened up the front of the house, they left the back a different color! Who does that?  I don't even want to get started on that subject...back to the door.

So...my wish is for the door to become red.  It's a beautiful shade of red, it will get a new handle and the inside will be updated as well.  The trim will be the same color, but will actually be trim and not remnants that were put up as a quick fix by the previous owners and I just can't WAIT to see how it comes out.  



The inside is white and plain.......but not for long!

I have to give some credit to my youngest sister, RaSonda for helping motivate me to get this project going.  She has been working on her home projects like crazy recently and her blog is a HUGE inspiration for me.  You can see find her at Lake Cottage Dreams.  

Have a fabulous day today...

Donna K

See more of my inspiration for RED DOORS on my Pinterest page.  


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5/7/12

Mother's Day Tags





Being a mom has been such a joy to me.  I'm not always the best at it, but thankfully I have forgiving children. 
( Adult Children I might add. ) 
My *youngest* is 24 today, my how time flies. 

Speaking of flying...







The Butterflies were fluttering around this past week as I worked on a request from a very nice lady who wanted to treat her friends to Mother's Day Gifts.  I came up with these tags after some inspiration from a gift tag I received from my friend Dawn.  These tags are so versatile, I just love 'em!

And......
I made 20 of these lil beauties using the same basic tag and design, just changing paper, ink and ribbon colors.  


This one in black and vintage photo ink. 




Add them to a pretty craft sack with a doily or just tie them right on to the package.


The one above is my favorite.  I think it's the crinkled seam binding bow in that sherbet color that got me. 


They all flew off to Florida today. I almost hated to see them go.

Don't forget your mom this weekend or that other someone who might just need to be reminded that they are special too.  

Thanks for stopping by today...

Donna K


PS...the stamps used on these tags are from Verve