A Happy Home

This past weekend, we got our very first snowfall of the winter. It wasn’t much to speak of, it’s true, but we were happy. Everything looks so pretty with a fresh blanket of white. On Tuesday, Nik and I made sure we got outside to play before the last snowflakes melted. We had to search a bit, but we did manage to find a pile of slush on the back deck, from which we built a little snowman.

The first snowman was so fun, we decided to build a second. Then we had a momma snowman and a baby snowman, just for me and Nik.

Aren’t we cute?

Then to make sure little Crissy didn’t feel left out, we built her a snowman, too.

Within an hour or so, our snow family had melted away.

But what fun while it lasted.

Today I wanted to share one of the projects I created for the GCD Studios CHA booth featuring Donna Salazar’s new collections. I combined papers from both Storybook and Botanique, along with stamps from Donna’s Art Gone Wild line, to create this sweet happy home wall hanging. The bright yellow and blue of these papers, mixed with cool tones of gray, just make me smile.

The base is made from Donna’s corrugated board. I added a chipboard house covered in pretty papers to the center. Created stitched doors and windows and dressed the eaves in scallops and trim. A banner made from Donna’s Alphas and a hand-stamped sentiment span the little house. Flowers in the form of die cut denim and fussy cut stamped images add the finishing touch.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Wishing you all a wonderful day.

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28 thoughts on “A Happy Home

  1. he he he – those little snowmen are too cute! I love the dog’s expression too!!

    What a cute wall hanging! Love the corrugated base! And the LOVE banner is just awesome!!! :)

  2. Look at that adorable snow family! Love the puppy! The hanging is so sweet! I love that bright sun peeking over the roof and the adorable flowers growing around the house. You are just so creative!

  3. I’m not-at-all surprised that you and Nikki didn’t let the snow slush go to waste! You two have such an AMAZING relationship!! I love the photos and life stories you share!!!

    I can imagine all the hundreds of women who admired your “happy home” wall hanging at CHA! It likely endured more camera flashes than Tori Spelling!! (grin) LOVE IT!!

  4. I love how you hung the sentinment thru the O! This is seriously so so cute!!! And I love those sweet snowmen! This weather is so crazy! Its sunny and 76 today…Where’s winter??

  5. lol, adorable little back deck slush snowmen!!! Our temps have been in the 60’s…I miss having a REAL winter!

    Gorgeous wall hanging Audrey, love all the elements you used!!
    hugs & blessings

  6. Wow!!! What a lovely bright spring wall hanging…am lovin’ it!!! Love the tones of blue with the bright yellow sun! Sweet way of how you have the sentiment hanging from the “O”. Gorgeous blue ribbon and flower, too! Great job, Audrey…one of my favs! Take care, hugs!!:-))

  7. Oh my gosh the doggie snowman was too funny and excellently sculpted! LOL Thanks for the chuckle. :-) Your project is adorable. I LOVE that yellow trim. Gorgeous!

  8. So much to like about this project…the shabby corrugated base, the cute house, and the LOVE banner, and the ruffly, yellow hanger, so cute! Your snow creations are as cute as your crafty creations!

  9. OMGosh! Those snowmen and snow dog are the CUTEST! Love your hanging project too. I just had a vision of all your little hangings you make put in a collage on your scrap wall! I think that would be adorable! :)

  10. awww! those snowmen were so cute! Glad everyone got to have one! Your love house is so beautiful with the blues and yellows! A sweet home decor item to be cherished!

  11. I love your snowpeople and especially the little snowdog, they are so cute!! Our little dusting of snow was gone in a few hours. Love your wall hanging, there are so many wonderful details and textures!!

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