Smiley from Good morning! I hope y’all had a great day yesterday and got to enjoy the great weather . . . if you HAD great weather where you are. I’m a warm weather girl (hence the dream of a private island and cabana boys Smiley from and spring and summer are always my favorite time of the year.

I started working on today’s project late yesterday afternoon. Actually I got so involved in what I was doing, that when my cell phone rang at 6:30 is startled me. It was Mallory calling to let me know that dinner was ready! She was upstairs, I was downstairs and she has been cooking dinner since she’s been home . . . can’t ask for anything better . . . . Healthy gluten-free meals that actually taste good! My job is to clean the kitchen after and guess what? I can handle that!

Okay, for today’s project. There was a little thought that went into this one. I knew that I was going to use the Kitchen Mail Postcard Kit, but wanted to mount the postcard on something else. Knowing that this would hang in my own kitchen because the image I picked to use said “Make yourself at home.” That is a standard phrase here in our house. I tell every guest to just make themselves at home and help themselves to whatever they need. I want friends and family to feel comfortable and welcome when visiting. In most homes, the kitchen is always the heart of the home . . . SO; I picked a heart chipboard piece to mount the postcard on.


This all makes sense to me but I’m afraid I might have gotten somewhat carried away. I was in such a zone that some of the things I added seemed right at the time and then when it was all said and done, maybe not so.

The flowers were made from The Thrift Shop papers and the heart is covered with the inside of the Domestic Goddess Creative Scraps. I worried so about where to place the heart on the Scrap so that certain images would show . . . DUH you can’t even see them now! To add a little interest to upper right side, I stamped the ruler from Crafty Secrets Hardware set. I punched my holes in the heart to close to the edge, so to solve my problem of torn chipboard; I added the clips to hold my chain.

That’s all for today folks! Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short; take advantage of the adventures that come your way!


12 Responses to “Make Yourself at Home!”

  1. Sounds like you had a fantastic day yesterday! How nice to have someone cooking you a very special meal… now that’s a fantasy for me! 😀

    That is about the cutest thing ever!!! (I love the sentiment..hehehe!) Your paper choices are great, flowers and background) and what a novel way to hang it.
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  2. It is always nice to have someone else cook the meals. I’d opt for that any day! Sometimes, my husband cooks & I clean up. Whew, he is an excellent cook but a sloppy cook. I can almost see him standing in front of the stove with arm raised shouting BAM!! Then throwing stuff at the stovetop.

    Oh yeah, Love this!! Such a great idea. You are really inspired lately! Good job!

  3. Darling project and so was the last one. I love the vintage look and you do it so well.

  4. Great hanging!! I love the sentiment, but most of all I like the way you share with us your thought processes and even your goofs and how you cover them. It lets us all know that there’s hope for us, too, in covering boo-boos and struggling with the designs, etc. Thanks so much for sharing your talents, Sherry.

  5. Charming and fun! I love your blog so much because you go beyond cards – I love to stamp THINGS!!! This will be so much fun to look at, hanging in your kitchen. Thanks for the tip on using the clips to prevent the chain from tearing through the holes in the chipboard. They add so much to the retro assemblage and are functional too – a bonus!

  6. You know, I have to take continuing education classes to keep my PT license current. I think I need to take crafting continuing ed classes to spark a fire under my creativity!! (oh yeah…..the “greats” don’t seem to come to my neck of the woods~~heaven knows why not! Warm weather, every type of food imaginable……)

    You are on a creative roll, GF!

  7. Oh, I love it!! Especially the “clean my kitchen” part!!!

  8. Very lovely, you made a lot of work of it.

  9. I hve followed your blog for a long time. I love your sign and want to know where I can buy October Afternoon/Thrift Shop paper! It is great. I love this.

  10. Looks great, I love the flowers and you can’t go wrong with that image, one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

  11. This is gorgeous Sherry, I love the all over design and those flowers are so pretty. I love the use of the paperclips into the design. I think this will look very nice in your kitchen. Nice work. TFS!!! 😀

  12. so cool, beautiful flowers and love your idea of using the clips to hang the chain from!

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