Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Grandchildren Photo Board

Grandchildren Photo Board:

So what do you get for grandparents for Christmas? After living a lifetime they certainly probably do not need a new clock or kitchen gadget. What they really want is your time and their memories. Jamielyn has a great way to give a gift that will encourage the memories to keep building with her grandchildren board. You can change out the pictures and continue to refill the board with new pictures for them to gaze upon their grandchildren everyday.PennyWisePresents

Hey Friends! I’m SO excited to be here today to share my grandkids board with you.

I’m Jamielyn from I {heart} Nap Time. I’m a hopeless chocolate addict. Sometimes known to eat chocolate chip cookie dough straight from the bowl. I’m a Mama to two chubbies and married to one sexy man. My days are full of chasing my little monkeys, cleaning messes (it’s like shoveling in a snow storm), pinterest, snuggling, avoiding the ever-growing pile of laundry, e-mails, play-dough, crafting and wondering, “Is it nap time yet?!”

A few weeks ago I shared how to make these boards at a craft night I co-hosted in AZ. They are SO simple to make and everyone loved making them! They are perfect for all the grandparents in your life.

Let’s get started shall we…

Supplies Needed:

  • Wooden Board (I found these pre-finished boards from hobby lobby-score!)

  • Grandkids Vinyl

  • Clothes Pins

  • Paint and brush

  • Glue

  • Embellishments

1. Take your pre-finished board or paint it and allow to dry.

2. Cut out the grandkids vinyl. Then remove the vinyl and place it on the board. You could also use a stencil for this.

3. Push vinyl down and remove transfer tape.

4. Paint clothespins and allow to dry. Once they are dry you can embellish these with paper, buttons, ribbon, etc.

5. Glue clothespins to boards.

Hang up your pictures and you have the perfect grandma gift!! They will love these… trust me!

Thanks for having me ladies! Find me blogging at I {Heart} Nap Time on FB, Twitter and Pinterest. Hugs!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I was Featured!

I was featured at this website Susie's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom and I am thrilled.  Welcome to all who visit. Some of the items are available on my Etsy Site Painted Treasures.  Some items I get to keep at least until my next favorite comes along.  Seriously if you are interested in anything that is not on the Etsy site just send me an email and I can let it go. 

I love to make things.  Not have things.  My mind and interests go off in all directions.  I have got to try everything.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St Patrick's Day

Have a little luck of the Irish for this day and many more!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ash Wednesday

According to the Wikipedia Ash Wednesday, in the Western Christian calendar, is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days (40 days not counting Sundays) before Easter. It is a moveable fast, falling on a different date each year because it is dependent on the date of Easter. It can occur as early as February 4 (February 5 on leap years) or as late as March 10.
Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a sign of repentance. The ashes used are typically gathered after the Palm Crosses from the previous year's Palm Sunday are burned. In the liturgical practice of some churches, the ashes are mixed with the Oil of the Catechumens[1] (one of the sacred oils used to anoint those about to be baptized), though some churches use ordinary oil. This paste is used by the minister who presides at the service to make the sign of the cross, first upon his or her own forehead and then on those of congregants.

We didn't do this in the Baptist Church when I was a child but after I married I join the Episcopal Church and did follow the ceremony.  I loved it.  Very comforting for some reason.  Of course I love anything to with the children like this.  They are such little angels and all cute & dressed up.  

Have a great day! Celebrate! Spring is on it's way!    Beth

Monday, March 7, 2011

Gourd Pear

I went to a weekend with my chick friends.  My Chick Friends is an email group that I belong to.  Since we have several members that live close enough and we have a place to gather. We did.  We gathered to talk, paint, hug, learn about the Circut personal cutter.  There is one of our members that knows about almost anything.  Not always the same thing.  Not always the same person.  Just ask a question and someone has dealt with that problem before.  We don't just post about painting.  We all have a lot of interests.  So there is gardening, scrapbooking, family, kids, health, knit, crochet and lots of others.  This group is very supportive.  So we have grown very close.

Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
This gathering was Darlene's turn to teach.  She did a great job.  I purchased a Circut Expression before I got home and I don't even scrapbook.  Mine is very bright green.  Hopefully I will think of many ways to use it in my painting.  It will create stencils etc that I can adjust to my needs.  I love fonts and this machine along with the Make the Cut program lets you use them in a multitude of ways.

This is the pear shaped gourd that I painted.  Darlene cut out the stencil for the words and after painting a dark brown base coat we applied the letters.  Then I painted a lot of different coats of paint on the gourd.  At the end I peeled off the letters.  I loved it.  This gourd will be available on my etsy site soon.

My daughter said "Mother that's not a pear."  No It is a gourd that looks like a pear.  Gourds are very versatile and this one is disguised like a pear.  LOL
Thanks for stopping by Ya'll

Monday, February 28, 2011

Painted Coat Rack

 This little number started life as a big old cabinet door.  At the time I started I was really into texture.  So I glue and pasted just like grade school.  You can't really see it in the pictures but the surface has all kinds of papers glued on.  Like paper towels, tissue paper, old scrap paper, and lots of whatever I could find.  Then I painted a dark blue coat of paint.
 The rest of the colors were finger painted.  So much fun.  Then the houses and roofs were cut from scrapbook papers.  After that I leaned it against the wall and could not figure out how to go on.  I guess it just didn't know what it wanted to be.

During our recent cold and snow spell we had coats and scarves all over.  It would be a little warm then real cold and on and on.  Then this board seemed like the perfect thing.  I added coats hooks from WalMart and we hung it on those Monkey hangers so it was strong enough.

I think it is kind of cool and really solved the problem.  Now I need something by the front door Of course it's been in the 70's in Texas this week.  Hopefully coats can be put away soon for this year.  Yea!!  I don't like the cold.

Thanks for Reading!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pyrography Raccoon Gourd

 Wonderful decorative gourd pyrographed with a cute raccoon.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ground Hog Day

The groundhog will not see his shadow here but I do not think we can look forward to a shortened winter.  We always get the worst weather in Feb and March and it is starting with a bang.

I know in Texas it doesn't stay around long but our patience is not long either.  That's way we live in the south we like it warm.

Everyone stay safe. Stay off the roads unless you have to and be prepared.  Check out ready.gov and www.listo.gov for ways to get ready for things like this.

Check on your neighbors and check on a elderly person or a shut-in to see if they have water and heat etc.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Painted Inspiration!

I ran across this blog yesterday on one of the other blogs that I read.  I love painted furniture and wood furniture for that matter.  I really love good wood but this gal fixes and paints old furniture, drawers, etc.  It just blew me away because it is so cute and happy.  I have got to try this.

She is also very generous with methods, recommendations and inspiration.  She only does 2 or 3 posts a month but I went back and read everyone.

Thank you Mary Mollica for sharing with us.  I won't steal her pictures here but the link to the blog is

The Decorative Paintbrush

I love it and I am going to
paint one of the things I have waiting in the wings this weekend.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Best Wishes to all my Family and Friends.  Prayers this year will be better than ever.
Had to show a picture a friend sent to me to wish us a Happy New year.  It is so cute.  I don't know where it came from but I love it.