Friday, May 31, 2019

Happy Friday End of Week Catch Up

Cups, Crafts and Courage

Happy Friday, Everyone!  I'm sharing an end of week catch up to highlight some of the things I've been doing/working on this week. First off is this fun and creative craft I worked on using some gorgeous cardstock I picked up for half price at JOANN's. 

I had seen these hangers for sale at the Dollar Store and I thought, "My goodness, I can do that!"  I had saved some cardboard from some other purchases and I just cut the colorful cardstock to size and glued it to the cardboard.  I layered the quotes on top. 

Ribbon glued to the back connects the two pictures together.  Then more ribbon added to act as the hanger. 

I'm very pleased with how these turned out.  I'm not certain of their exact location yet, but this is how they look hanging on the wall. On the larger picture I see a "glue spot" shining through. It seems with any craft I do there is some imperfection. keeps my humble!

While I was at JoAnne's I picked up this new beverage cup and they were giving away scratch off stickers and I got 50% off which was a nice surprise! 

This cup was one of the many items in the Simplicity Vintage display. I love the vintage outfits displayed on the cup. 

Sorry for the blur. It's hard to hold the cup in one hand and shoot the picture with the other!  The Simplicity Vintage items included hand towels, vintage square tins, writing paper and zipper pouches/coin purses all with vintage clothing styles on them. 

I had some fun earlier this week dressing in the style of Iris Apfel, the 90+ year old fashion icon. I was interpreting a challenge given in my monthly international blogger group, "Match Made in Seven."  If you missed that post you can catch up here. I've never worn this many accessories all at once before! Wild looking isn't it?! It took a little courage to try this type of styling. A bit outside my comfort zone for sure!

And, finally, a few animal pics to finish off the post. I've seen this chipmunk playing in my flower garden almost every day this week! He is so fast it is hard to get a picture!

Not the greatest pic, but these are bear cubs running for the bushes last night. There were three cubs and their Mama in our yard. I was about to go outside to water our flowers when I spied these guys. I made a hasty retreat inside the house and took these pics from safely inside. Speaking of courage!

This was Mama Bear walking around. 

The cubs thought it was great fun to hang on the trees my husband planted recently. He was not amused when I told him about this! We really want these trees to live and thrive. The cubs looked like little teddy bears and moved like lightening. They were here, there and everywhere! 

All in all, it's been a pretty good week here. Hope you have had a good week. Now, it's your turn! What has been a highlight of your week? Let me know in the comments!

Until Next Time,


Sharon said...

I so enjoyed this post, Debbie. Your craft with the beautiful card stock and ribbon is lovely! It was fun to see pictures of the bears although I think it might be a little scary to have them so close. Hope you have a great weekend!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks, Sharon. I'm glad you like the card stock craft. I'm pleased with how the hangers turned out!

Karen said...

You are so creative Debbie! And I love the cup with the vintage pictures!! I remember a lot of them from when I first started sewing, had a box full of patterns from the 40's when we inherited our aunt's sewing machine. I always enjoy seeing the animals that visit your yard! The chipmunks in my yard are forever digging in my herb planters...hard to get mad at them when they are so cute!!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you so much, Karen. That's a nice compliment to be called "creative" because I truly don't consider myself much of an artist. But, I find I really do like working with this pretty paper. The main thing is, what do I do with these crafts after I make them? I don't feel like they are really great to give as gifts. I'll have to think on that. Yes, the bears come by almost every day here lately. Hopefully, they won't get in our trash pickup today!! Hope you are well and have a great weekend!

Amy Kennedy said...

Oh my goodness! Your crafts are so cute! I use to do card making but it has been a long time. I sure do like the papers you chose! And I don't even know what to say about those bears! I have never seen a bear in the wild! I actually think it's really exciting albeit kind of scary! Great post!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you, Amy! I love the paper crafting because it is something artistic I feel I can do a good job with! Yes, the bears visit our yard almost every day. They are fun to watch from inside, but I don't want to be outside when they around. I visited your blog and it is great! I would love to read more of your writing!

Clearissa said...

All of your pics are really pretty. Love the wall hanging. I don't know how close I would want to get to the baby bear tho. I hope you had a zoom lense. :)

Joy said...

I think all thopse accessories would irritate me beyond belief - but they do look good on you, definitely! I love your crafting - such a good feeling to make something, isn't it?