Monday, June 25, 2012

Settling In: Charlotte's Big Girl Room

When we first moved back to San Diego a few weeks ago, our number one priority was getting Charlotte settled in.  That meant getting her "stuff" unpacked, buying a big girl bed, and doing everything we could to make her feel "at home" before Justin left and the onslaught of change commenced.  Gauging from these photos, I would say mission accomplished.

For me, that also meant trying to make her room feel as cozy as possible without spending much money (since we are in such temporary quarters...aka, my parent's house).  Thankfully, I had all of my crafting supplies on hand and was able to make some room decor to match her new bedding.

1.  Owl Room Sign {a home decor project}.  Charlotte's new bedding is just filled with the most adorable little owls.  I wanted to mimic those owls for her door sign.  I die cut an owl image on my Silhouette Cameo, adhered it to an embroidery hoop lined with some staples and DIY foam tape, then viola!  A seriously cute sign to hang on Charlotte's door.

Supplies:  Digital Files (Lori Whitlock); Patterned Paper (Momenta - Chloe's Garden); Cardstock (American Crafts, Colorbok, Core'dinations); Rhinestones (Momenta); Letter Sticker (American Crafts - Thickers); Ribbon (American Crafts); Adhesives (Xyron 5" Creative Station; Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker; Xyron 2.5" Sticker Marker; Xyron Mega Runner); Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist; Canvas Fabric; Embroidery Hoop; Uni-ball Signo Broad White Gel Pen; Stickles by Ranger; Foam Sheets.

2.  Family Banner {a home decor project}.  I wanted to make a banner for Charlotte's room that we could hang up in her room year round. 

Each of the little animals on the banner represents a different member of our family.  Since Justin probably feels more comfortable on water than on land, he's the whale.

My love for Australia seemed to justify making me a koala.  And Charlotte, well, she's our little monkey.  Silly little girl.

And to make it extra special, I just embellished the letters with various stickers.

Supplies:  Momenta - Chloe's Garden (Patterned Paper, Stickers); Cardstock (Recollections); Ribbon (American Crafts); Cricut (Birthday Bash, Create-a-Critter); Uni-ball Signo Broad White Gel Pen; Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Adhesives (Xyron 5" Creative Station).

3.  Happiness Frame {a home decor project}.  I shared this project a few weeks ago but wanted to just post photos again since it was part of Charlotte's room decor project.

Supplies:  Patterned Paper (Momenta - Chloe's Garden); Cardstock (Colorbok); Stickers and Rhinestones (Momenta); Stamps (Lawn Fawn); Adhesives (Xyron Mega Runner; Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker; Xyron 2.5" Sticker Maker); Digital Files (Silhouette Stuido Store - Retro Tree); Gloss Accents; White Acrylic Paint.

4.  Charlotte's Big Girl Bed {a digital scrapbook layout}.  Finally, here is a digital scrapbook layout I made documenting Charlotte's new room using some gorgeous new digital products from Lori Whitlock (available at  And conveniently enough, it matched that owl door sign perfectly!

Digital Supplies:  Lori Whitlock (Spring Celebration Collection); Splendid Fiins (Office Supplies).

As always, thanks for stopping by!


  1. Everything is so cute!! I love the door hanger and banner!

  2. I love all of the personal touches you have added to your sweet girl's room! She is pretty lucky to have such an amazingly crafty mommy.


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