Creative LMent

I believe that creativity is a powerful skill that can be practiced and developed. I hope my blog inspires you to find your very own "creative lment". ~LM

DIY Cardboard Box Footstool

I love not only how nice the finished product came out, but how well it blends with my existing furniture. Plus, it cost me $0 to make and saved me a ton of storage space in my closet. Overall, a very fun and worthy project!

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September 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

DIY Foam Board Spice Rack

  Foam board is the BEST material for light, inexpensive projects.  I use it to make custom shelving and organizers of all types.  All you need is a $1 piece of … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Cubicle-Chic Makeover!

Post-Christmas, I came to work one grey, stormy morning, and, standing at the entrance of my little cubicle space, fully acknowledged that I was spending my days in total blah-ness. … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

DIY Rope Wreath with Felt Flowers

I’ve wanted a nice “all season” wreath for a while now. Looking at the ready made selection available at our local stores, I’ve found myself either turned off by the price or the … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

Valentine’s Day Crepe Paper Heart Wreath

This year I wanted to create a cute Valentine’s Day door wreath – and was super keen to try out a technique, which to date, I had not yet found a reason to try: making roses out of crepe paper streamers. These adorable flowers are made from the same rolls you find in the party section of your local dollar store. And if you choose to make your own wreath frame, as I did (using recycled materials), you too will be able to make something like this for just $3. Want to learn more?

February 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

DIY Quatrefoil Art Project

I should also note that I did this all while juggling off 3 cats, who, were determined to sit on the enivable wet canvas that was stealing all “their” attention. Needless to say, this work was stretched out over several nights, overwhich, I painted my toe nails a lovely shade of aqua to try, unsucessfully, to endear formentioned hubby to the colour.

February 6, 2013 · 4 Comments

DIY Tomato Cage Trees

Last November I was searching around on Pinterest for project ideas and found a pin on how to DIY planters trees out of tomato cages.  AWESOME right?  Except you can’t buy … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Pillow Slip Covers

A few years ago a friend of mine, who also happens to be a talented life coach, hosted a vision board activity at her house (if you’ve never done one, … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · 4 Comments

Handmade Tablecloth

I can’t count the number of hours I have spent planning, designing, and crafting handmade papercraft projects – cards especially. It’s a true labour of love.  But sewing has been a totally different … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · 4 Comments

A Year of Framed Stamped Art [June]

Two posts in one week?  Wowsa- things are really looking up!  Here is my Canada Day themed art for June.  To create this I used Stampin’ Up‘s Glorius and Free … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Year of Framed Stamped Art [May]

All work and no play makes LM a dull, and as my loving husband would attest, an occasionally cranky, girl.  Despite sneaking this project in early one Saturday morning (at … Continue reading

June 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

My 1st Sewing Project: Handmade Napkins

After a few VERY busy weeks between work and school, I finally have a moment today to post some pictures of the handmade napkin and card sets I created recently … Continue reading

June 9, 2012 · 3 Comments

DIY Suitcase Sewing Kit

Motivation to “create” comes to me in many forms.  Sometimes, it’s simple curiosity, other times, it’s outright need.  A “need” was what most certainly what started the motivation behind my latest … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 4 Comments

A Year of Framed Stamped Art [April]

I went full-out with an Easter egg theme….

March 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

A Year of Framed Stamped Art [March]

This colourful collage of decorative edgings and trims was inspired by St. Patrick’s Day, which is celebrated on March 17th.  I had many ideas for this month’s art, including leprechauns, … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

A Year of Framed Stamp Art [February]

I was always taught that “red and pink do not go together”. It was only until I became an adult did I realize what a terrible misconception this was!

January 31, 2012 · 3 Comments

A Year of Framed Stamp Art [January]

I’ve always admired the look of custom art projects featuring one of my favourite tools, stamps. So this year, I decided to make a year long commitment to creating 12 DIY art projects of my own – one for each month of 2012.

January 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

DIY Cork Coasters

Of all the items we don’t have an abundance of, its coasters – but its not that I haven’t tried!  Many times I’ve found myself at the local home decor … Continue reading

June 19, 2011 · 3 Comments

$10 Makeup-Drawer Makeover

While I pride myself on being a very organized person, I am also a very busy person. I work full time in a role that demands great attention to detail, … Continue reading

April 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Blowing Out an Egg

I have always wanted to do a project with eggs – and decided that THIS was the year.  I imagined a trio of eggs nestled in a tiny birds nest … Continue reading

April 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Calendar Efficiency

Joseph Heller once said that “procrastination is the thief of time”, but by using a calendar, you will be well equipped to protect yours.

December 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

Plastic Storage: DIY Drawer Inserts

Plastic drawer towers offer a great and inexpensive storage solution.  They’re used by everyone, from students in dormitories right down to hobbyists like myself.  Priced between $25-40 per unit, they … Continue reading

July 7, 2010 · 4 Comments

DIY Light and Easy Ribbon Board

No creative space is complete without a source of inspiration ~ a place to set your eyes and dream.  No matter how small, most everyone who has a dedicated craft space … Continue reading

June 29, 2010 · Leave a comment

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