Tucker Lover

Tucker Lover
The inspiration for my blog name!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Washi tape cards

Happy 4th!

I just learned this "starburst" technique on pinterest.  It's going to be my new favorite!

All products from CTMH.

Want to try this?  Here's the link to the instructions I used:

Unbelievable deal!

I found this box of plain textured cards and envelopes for $6 at Michaels (that's 70% off)
If you make cards, you know you can't even buy envelopes that cheap!

So here's what I've created so far:

Stamps from "stampin up", ,metal embellishment from CTMH


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Painting a chevron wall

I did this for my daughter's room this week.  Her wall are light purple and we wanted a dark purple chevron in between.
I knew I wanted the chevrons 8.5 inches wide/apart from each other so I simply cut a 8.5 inch square out of card board for my template.  
Then working from ceiling to floor and marked it off and taped it.  
I put tape scraps on the chevrons that would not get painted.
Then we painted 2 coats of the dark purple and this is how it turned out!

Do you like washi tape? You NEED these scissors!

Close to my Heart sells these "Non stick micro tipped scissors" for $13.95.  They are wonderful!  No more cleaning gunk off my scissors!

Cute frames from the dollar section

I found these at Michaels and I thought they would be cute in our daughter's rooms.  I simply put a sticker (from CTMH) in them.

Cards ready to give as a gift

My neighbor was kind enough to teach me how to make this card and she punched a bunch of the squares for me.  Sorry these pics arent very good but I have them bagged up for a gift and I didn't want to unwrap them.

Then I made some of these to use up the scraps:

Paper and punches are stampin up,   Little insect stamps are from Micheals, "thanks" is from CTMH, "Wishing You" is from verve stamps

need a good book to read?

I read this book in 3 days.  It's funny and quirky and just plain good!

Pillow re-do

I always hated the pillows that came with our couch so I did a "no sew" cover for it.  Look it up on you tube...it's so easy!

  Here's the before and after pictures.

Friday, June 20, 2014

"Skylark" card

I love this paper but I have absolutely no photos that go with it.  It makes a great card though.
Paper and embellishment-Close to my heart, Stamps-Verve stamps


Finally did this!

From Pinterest.
My ribbon looks so great now....I must go buy more!

Mixed media snowman

It's June and 80 degrees here but I needed something different to do.  I copied this from "Heartfelt by Robin"  She has the cutest store on ETSY.  Check it out!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mixed media tags

I'm really enjoying making these!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mixed media tag

I bought something like this at a artsy craft shop.  I finally copied it today.
Love how it turned out!


Using up scraps-Lollydoodle from CTMH

Thursday, June 5, 2014

June Birch Box review

I love seeing this in the mailbox!

Here's what was in it for this month:

(left to right) Perfume-"Folle de Joie Eau de Parfum" Full size $98. "A fresh blend of mandarin, rose and sandlewood".  I don't like it.  It is too floral for me and kind of smells "grandma" -ish.
Number 4 Hair-Full size $34 and a sample of their conditioner. (Full size conditioner $36)
Vasanti Cosmetics-Brighten UP! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator.  Microdermabrasion.  Full size $34
Coola-tinted Matte SPF 30 moisturizer for the face.  Full size $36.
Gilchrist and Soames body Lotion.  Full size $16.  I have seen this brand in some of the nicer hotels I've stayed at and it's fine but it mostly just smells like a hotel.  ;)
Always fun to receive in the mail though!  It's like a birthday present every month!

Monday, June 2, 2014

I am crazy over this Tim Holtz Tissue paper!

This whole thing started because I wanted to make a pretty tissue cover for my half bath. I had just redecorated the bathroom in burlap and botanical looking stuff. Now I can't stop putting this on everything!

It is called tissue paper but it is a little sturdier and kind of waxy and just plain perfect!  

I bought this at Michaels but (hint hint) Tuesday Morning has it also (cheaper) and they almost always have his stuff.  Love it!
The burlap flower was in the dollar section of Michaels.  It was a pin/hair clip.  I just tore that little piece of hardware off of it!

So I couldn't stop there!  I put it on 4x4 tiles and made coasters!

I love how it picks up the color of whatever to modge podge it on to!
More to follow I'm sure!  I am looking around the house to see what else needs covered up! :)