Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Autumn Subway Art Canvas

I am going to share with you one of my very 1st Cricut projects; my Autumn subway art. I made this last fall and am still loving it :0)

I used an old canvas that I had & spray painted it chocolate brown. I dug through my stash and found some fall colored scrapbook cardstock. I played around with different fonts & sizes. The canvas was a little sticky when I started adding my letters which worked out nicely because it held the letters in place until I added mod podge.

Happy Fall :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Book Page Wreath & Tutorial

I have seen the wreaths made out of book pages all over the place & they just looked so intimidating to make that I hadn't tried it yet. I don't know if it was the beautiful fall weather or the lifetime movie, but something gave me the nerve to try one!! I even remembered to take some photos along the way in case anyone needs a tutuorial :)

Isn't she lovely????

And, it all started with this old book. I {love} books & can hardly bear to tear one apart, BUT, this book was literally falling apart already so I didn't feel bad ;)

I tore the cover off.
Cut a cardboard circle to secure the pages to. I used 2 different sizes of embroidery hoops to trace for the circles. At this point tie on whatever you will use to hang your wreath. ( I forgot until the end-oops)
Start rolling pages & hot gluing them so they stay rolled.
Here is my workstation, on the living room floor, in front of the TV.

I just continued gluing rolled pages around & around the wreath until it started to fill in. I ended up tearing about 2 inches off of a stack of pages so that I could make some shorter rolls. I added layers until it looked good to me.
I hung it in our Sunroom ♥♥
I love the yellowed pages & the tattered look. So charming!!

I hope you like it, AND, I hope you are inspired :)

CrAzY cUtE fAsHiOn-Take 5

This weeks edition:

Here's a breakdown of what she wore:

Pink Ribbon we added.
Knee Socks-Claire's

Pretty sweet & simple ♥♥

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Twelve at Twilight Party

For my daughter's 12th birthday party we went with a Twilight theme. It was a lot of fun to decorate for. She loved it :)

The Candy Bar. Stocked with cinnamon discs, cherry sours, chocolate kisses, twizzlers, m&m's (red, white & pink) & Twilight chocolates (found at party city). I used glass jars & vases I had on hand & some I found at thrift stores. Edward photo printed off the internet & framed. I put a stem of flowers in the one vase & a black feather boa in the other. The Twilight banner I made using my cricut. Used a twin sized white sheet as the tablecloth.

For the decorations I used all of my daughter's Twilight movies & books. I found the sparkly red stuff & the red rose at Dollar Tree. I sat some little chess game pieces out. We also made some of the tissue paper flowers & poofs to add to the decor.

The Twilight pop up came from Party City & the chocolate rose from Dollar Tree. The white poof is one we made.

I added some leaves to our table and used a white table cloth I had on hand. I found the red runner at a thrift store & the sparkly silver stuff at Dollar Tree. I filled a glass jar with real apples for a centerpiece.

Plates & napkins from Party City. I added an apple to my everyday decor in the hurricane.

She had a Cullen's jersey so we hung it up & sat a tub of softballs under it.

Found all of these adorable glasses at Goodwill. One for each girl. They have an "E" etched in each one of them (for Edward). I sat one of the invitations out. We handmade them with black cardstock. We used the cricut to cut the apples & wrote on the cards with silver paint pen. I added red deco balls to my cloche & put punch in my glass pitcher.

I just ordered a couple of these giant chocolate chip cookies from walmart instead of cake. The girls also had free range of everything at The Candy Bar so they had plenty ;)

For entertainment we played a game with apples & watched the Twilight movies.
It was a great party & I think all the girls had a good time.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

CrAzY cUtE fAsHiOn-Take 4

Another edition of Crazy Cute Fashion for you all :)  Enjoy!!

Here is a breakdown of what she wore:

Green Ruffle Top-Crazy 8
Denim Capris-Abercrombie
Gray hoodie-Old Navy
Sandals- SM New York from Sears
Black beads, earrings & ring-Claires
LOVE bracelets-walmart

Linking Up:

Friday, September 9, 2011

Paint Chip Art

I was in need of some cute, cheap art for my bedroom now that I have new bedding. I thought the Paint Chip Art would be a perfect solution. It was so quick & EASY. Oh, AND CHEAP :)

I think I love it....{sigh}

I found the frame at the thrift store & spray painted it white. Used my circle punch to punch all the circles out of paint chips. I just started laying them out in sort of a pattern until they looked cute, then stacked them up in that order (so I could put them back on in the same order) & stuck them down one by one :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

CrAzY cUtE fAsHiOn-Take 3

Here's another edition of Crazy Cute Fashion for ya :)

Here is a breakdown of what she wore:

Pink & white striped cardigan-Old Navy
Pink cami-Rue 21
Skirt-Old Navy
Knee socks-GAP
Engineer Boots-GAP

Linking Up:
The DIY Home Sweet Home Project
Keeping it Simple
The Pleated Poppy

Saturday, September 3, 2011

You & Me Framed

A sweet friend of mine got me some gorgeous new bedding and it was just what I needed to get me motivated to put some love into my bedroom!! I wanted to put the words "YOU & ME" in frame above my bed & I just haven't seen any frames that would work for this. So, when you can't find what you want....MAKE IT :) (or in this case, have hubby make it for you!!)

He just used 1 x 4s and a miter saw to make this nice big chunky frame for me & I cut the letters out on my cricut.

I am in {love}.....

Friday, September 2, 2011

CrAzY cUtE fAsHiOn-Take 2

I hope everyone enjoyed Crazy Cute Fashion Take 1. I thought I would just post another one today for you all to look at :)

This beautiful hair clip was given to her by a friend of mine.

Here is a breakdown of what she wore:

Shirt by SO
Yellow tank from Rue 21
Denim cuffed shorts by The Children's Place
Xhilaration Sandals
Handmade Hair Clip
Necklace from Claires

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