Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine Ladder

Done...just in the nick of time!!

I have been working on this project for FOREVER, and finally finished it.  Yay!!!!!

Since I just got a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas, I thought it was about time to use it.  And of course, learning how takes some time!  So far, I have made a few boxes and hearts and one banner with it.  {And a whole ton of experiments that I won't show here!! HA!}

I am by NO means an expert yet, but at least I'm having fun!

Back at Christmas time, I had so much fun making an Advent Ladder.  And I thought it would be fun to update it for Valentine's Day.

I used my new favorite color combo, turquoise/red/gray.  {grin}


I painted the ladder a gorgeous Westcott Navy {dark gray} and hung some fun hearts/ornaments from it with some different colored baker's twine.

Ally and I made the red hearts out of a salt dough ornament recipe.  Then we painted them red and hung 'em up!

I also made some pretty rosettes out of turquoise polka dot paper.  I just LOVE 'em!!

And I really like the final results.  This ladder may have to stay for awhile even past Valentine's Day.  hehe
{Pardon ALL of the pictures, I just couldn't help myself!}


























Don't ya love it?  I sure do and hope you enjoyed looking at it.  Have a lovely day!

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18 comments:

Eschelle said...

super cute!! i love it!

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

Very cute, love your color combo!

Little Gumnut said...

It's very sweet, loving the colour combo too!

Cameron Meerdink said...

Turned out great - I just bought an old ladder and hadn't thought of painting it but I like the looks of yours!

Katie said...

I love the ladder! It looks great!

swirlygirldreamsndecor said...

Seriously Sweeeet! Love the colors,love banner, all the ornaments, and the rosettes. I make stuff like this too! I find myself wanting to make these rosettes for everything now! And banners....forgetaboutit:} I'm looking for a "banners anonymous" group right now!

Karen said...

The ladder is adorable! Love your red and turquoise decor as well. CAUUUTE!! Following you:)

Karen@Pocket Full of Pink

Melanie said...

How darling!!

Mama Jodi said...

Such cute elements on here. Great idea.

jessica said...

i love this! so cute and simple but not too much. good job, girl.

hope you'll check out my valentine crafts i have on my blog today :)
mybagofsunshine.blogspot

april@gingerbread said...

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Bec@littlelucylu said...

Aaah! How did I miss this one!?
(Well, actually, I know how ... it's been an insanely busy week over in my neck of the woods!)
But this is SO SUPER CUTE, girl!
Love it!
And I'm (still) so jealous of your Silhouette!!!

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

Oh I love ladders! They are so unexpected & inexpensive & look like they'd be so fun to decorate! I love all of your little ornaments on yours & the colors you chose!

Just Jaime said...

Great colors! Love how it's not too traditional!

Kristen @ My Covered Bridge said...

That ladder is adorable! I'm your newest linky follower!

Ruth said...

This is such a sweet idea. I love the banner and the little boxes. Great job!! I want a Cricut. Someday I will afford one.
Ruth

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

I LOVE this project!! I love the colors you used, and the ladder is just perfect! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

It is official, I heart your blog :o)
Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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