Tuesday, July 27, 2010

One For Emma

Emma's been bugging me about making a her a house of her own. I love making these little houses, so she really didn't need to twist my arm much.
I used paper and embellishments from American Crafts and the house is made by Maya Road.

The number 4 is for the members of our little family, but Em likes to think that it is for her age. I used acrylic paint and rubber cement to make the chippy door and window frames, learned that handy technique from Katie Watson.

I used lots and lots of Martha Stewart luster glass microbeads in "Blue Topaz". I used Glossy Accents to adhere them.
I filled in the windows with Glossy Accents to make them look like glass.

Even used the Dear Lizzy rub ons! I love the words that were included, perfect for a little girl's room.

The weather has been a dream for me here in SoCal. We have had a nice cool marine layer for most of the summer. I know the folks that live near the cost are complaining about the cold, but for me it has been the best summer I've ever had living here. We have used the ac less than 10 days this entire summer! Our bill has been over $200 less for this time of year!!! I have zero heat rashes! I know this could all change very soon, but I am so grateful for this mild weather.
thanks for coming by today,


AGohl said...

Very cute.... I love the colors you used!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

adorable house, sam! love the papers and the embellies :)! don't ya love glossy accents, hee hee. love the microbeads! thanks for sharing and glad the weather is nice and cool :)! have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

Suzanne said...

This house is so cute!!!!!! Love it!!!!
No wonder your daughter wanted her very own!!!
Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Lexi said...

This is so sweet Sam! If miss Em doesn't want it you can always send it to me!! ;D

ellen s. said...

this is so sweet!

i wish we had that weather in PA...argh!

Nancy W said...

soooo adorable!