Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Little Spring Decorating

Morning! Sorry I've been gone so long! Emma is still keeping me busy. She is getting easier to take care of and she can now sleep 4 hours straight at night. I read some info on bulldog puppies and they need to go potty a lot! So we go out a lot!
Here she is! She's 13 weeks old now.
I've been trying to do a little stamping and a little decorating. The other day I worked on some Birdie Swap things and decided to make something for our Chicago apartment too. Here it is...

A little frame from Michael's $1 and I stamped this birdie from Friends 24-7 (Stampin' Up!) on some watercolor paper using the Black Classic Stamp Pad (Stampin' Up!). I really like it!

It looks so pretty on the mantle with the bottles that my daughter's bf gave me for Christmas.
Yesterday, I went to have my hair cut and colored : ) and while I was out I thought I'd stop at Marshall's. I'm glad I did! I found this cute little hanging bottle and hanging egg.

Oh so pretty!

Another view. I do plan on taking pictures when the weather warms up for this frame.

Not a whole lot on the agenda today. I hope you all have a great day!!!



Hi Kim and Emma!!
She is so cute:) Glad to hear she is sleeping longer:)
I so love seeing your projects. Very sweet birdie in frame. I need to craft. I have the bug and should go with it. Also love the bottle and I want to make some of those sometime. I have a few bottles waiting. SHould I read more blogs or craft...hummm ???
Deb :)

Bella Della said...

Oh that little gal is adorable. I love that face.

Your bird picture is so cute and I love the stuff you found at Marshalls.

Hope you are doing well!

April said...

Oh, that Emma just keeps getting sweeter! I love her little face! Glad she's doing better with the sleeping and all!

I love that little birdie frame you cute! I, also, love what you found at Marshall's. I haven't been there in awhile...maybe I need to go back! Enjoy your day!

Terri said...

I've been watching for a new picture of Emma! She's such a sweetie, Kim.

Decorating for Spring is such fun, I've been doing a little of it myself. But we've been spending more time getting our yard in order, not as much fun, but the results sure are!

Love your new decorations!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What a darling photo of your puppy. SO cute. And you did a great job with the black from project! It looks so classy. : )

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

She is such a cutie!

I'm in your boat, up every couple of hours. Worth it though :)

I love that little bird! That frame is really cool. What section was it in?

Angie said...

Hey girlie! I LOVE the birdie looks so fabulous. Who needs to spend a lot to make a little treasure like this?! I am almost done working on my birdie swap..I have glitter Now..I wanna see your hair, woman! email me a pic! Ya gotta get the compliments now!

love ya! Angie

p.s. Seriously, could Emma BE any cuter??????

Dawn said...

It sounds like you have been busy with your new puppy.

I love the little framed stamping that you did. It does look nice next to the bottles.

take care,

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Wow, your little puppy is really growing ! So cute.

Joyce's Journey said...

Emma is adorable!!! I have a new puppy, Bella. She is now 7 months old and still will sleep no longer than five hours - six if I'm lucky. They are the sweetest though - little puppies!

I love the bird in the frame. That is so adorable!! You did a great job!!

Catty Wampus said...

I just found you! I love your blog andddd I have FOUR bullies!!!! Love that lil girl; my youngest is one year old! We really were lucky with her she was so settled when we got her, she is crate trained. But she is LOUD! LOL! We have two boys and two girls; Niles,Murphy,Zoey and the newest Sydney whom we often call Bitsy or the"Piz". I love your babies color. Merrie and the mugs!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! Where to start? Emma is adorable! I hope she sleeps well for you tonight, though! Your framed birdie is fabulous...I haven't seen those frames at Micheals...$1? Seriously? GOtta get by there. :) ANd love your finds from Marshalls. Too cute.

Thank you so much for all your means so much!


Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Omgosh, she is tooo cute! She's grown!
Glad to hear she's sleeping a bit longer and doing well. Give her some ear rubs for us.
:Love that little birdie!

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

Emma is adorable. I do so love puppies.
I have alot os Stampin' Up products. I have never figured out how to benefit from them. I need to take some class or something--go to a party where they create something, I guess.....Anyway, I love how you made the little bird---very charming and creative.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim! I guess Emma and I have the same problem!lol She is sooo cute! I love the bird pic; very simple but classy! I need to try this. Have a great weekend! Jeannette

Jill said...

Love your birdie picture you stamped! I am really liking anything stamped with birds lately. I "Need" to get me some!

Miss Emma sure is a cutie! Puppies are kind of hard work, aren't they!

jet1960 said...

Emma is so cute! You just want to pinch her cheeks!

Love your bird picture! You always make everything look so classy.

Your shopping finds are cool, too! Makes me want to try to make one of those bottles.

cherry said...

Ok have me wishin I had gone ahead and ordered that group of stamps from stampin up last week. I almost did but had ordered too much. Did you see my crowns stamped in those little frames? Love those little silly things...great bright colors. Love your new marshall finds . cherry

Beth said...

Oh Kim, Emma is so cute. And I also love the little bird that you stamped and framed. I am going to try some of those frames at Michaels. Your so creative! Hope you have a great week-end!

Barb said...

Hi Kim,

That Emma is so precious. I'm telling you, she and Cash my granddog would make a cute couple.

Love your goodies.

Thank you for your prayers.



Kim, your decor is gorgeous. Love what you did with the stamping and frames. And that little girl Emma is lucky I can't get to her because I'd eat her up if I could. ;o)

Michelle said...

Hi Kim ~ Sorry I haven't been around for a visit in a while...lots of medical stuff going I'm waiting to hear on another surgery date this week!

Your Marshall finds are GORGEOUS!!!

I'd still love to get together to meet, as we had talked about earlier. Wouldn't that be fun?!

Have a wonderful week, Kim!

Judi said...

the little stamping bird frame is very cute! It looks so in place with the bottles..
The hangers are lovely hanging from the hooks. I just love that look.
Thank you for sharing
have a lovely day

Anonymous said...

HI!!! Your little Emma looks so danged cute!!! It won't be long until she can "hold it" a bit longer! When I first started helping care for Izzie, the Gr. Dog, she wasn't too terrific in that dept. either, but she's so great now! Time--just time!

I hope this finds you feeling OK!!! Are you going to plant pumpkins this year---where's your flamingo? :)

Have a great ST Pat's Day! Dana

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love your treasures, great finds!

My weimaraner Sadie ALWAYS has to go potty...seems like she has a weak bladder or something...we have to take up her water by 7 pm so she doesn't wake us up in the middle of the night to let her out. They are just like having little kids!

mysteryhistorymom said...

What a cute little birdie you made!!! DArling!! I am getting my hair done today. Such a treat.:) Cute frame, too!! Oh, the possibilities... Lori

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