Friday, July 1, 2011

Young Crafters Unite Blog Hop!

Hello and Welcome to Fur and Green Feathers!

 If you are participating in the Young Crafter Unite Blog Hop you've just visited Joy's blog Less Is More.  If you need want to start at the beginning click here
(Don't forget to comment to be eligible for some awesome prizes!)

If this is your first time here you may be wondering about the title of my blog.  It is named after my "babies", Luigi (an Eclectus parrot) and Stormy (a Russian Blue Cat)! :o)

First things first:  What makes me a young crafter?  I am nearly 26 years old and I am a lifetime crafter.  I have always enjoyed doodling, scrapbooking and creating in general, and just recently found the craft of card making when making my wedding invitations.  Once I found this card/paper crafting community I knew I had found my type of people!  I started this blog so I had a place to chronical my crafting adventures to share with the world and hopefully inspire others the way so many of you have inspired me.  
(I'm especially talking to you Britta!  You rock!)

I don't know what I was thinking!  I made this card for this blog hop, but posted it the day I finished it (which was Wednesday) instead of saving it for today.  
DUH!  Oh well - this card is in two posts in a row!!  

Here is my card project: 

My favorite thing to do is cut SVG files with my digital cutter. (Right now I am using a Cricut, but I am saving up to purchase a Black Cat Lynx!)  So that brings me to my favorite company, which is... SVGCUTS.COM The bride image in my card is from's svg set called "Kate's Silhouettes", which happens to be my favorite set of svg's ever!  Another favorite thing included in this card: Tim Holtz's Distress Inks.  If you have never used these inks, or you simply want to learn about different ways to use them, watch Britta's "No Stress Distress Inks" tutorials on YouTube!  If you'd like to learn more about how I made this card, please scroll down or click here to read my previous post about this card. 

But Wait!  There's MORE!!

 I was inspired by this blog hop to tackle a craft project I have been putting off for over a year!  When we purchased our home this ugly light fixture (in my opinion!) was hanging in the dining room.  I have been looking around for a new one, but I never found what I wanted.  So I decided to totally renovate the existing fixture.  
Here is what it looked like before:

And this is what it looks like now:

I spray painted the fixture in "Cherry Red" Kylon paint.  After much searching I found the chandelier shades at Lowe's.  I love the fabric - which I bought at Walmart for less than $5 yd.  I adhered the fabric using spray adhesive.  The ribbon and trim I purchased at JoAnn Fabrics, and I simply used my hot glue gun to adhere it.  

I am very proud of the transformation... and I can't believe I have lived with that dated chandelier for a year now! It took me a few hours to make something beautiful and that completely transformed my dinning room!

So glad you stopped by to check out my blog!  Please come back! :D
Comments are always welcome and appreciated! And you are eligible for some awesome prizes when you comment during this blog hop!  Let me know what you think!

The next blog in the hop is: Wendy's blog Happy Stamping Designs