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Monday, February 28, 2011

F-U-N Lettering

I love this project because it's so versatile, dramatic, easy and inexpensive! I first saw the idea at:

I thought it would be such a whimsical addition to the candy buffet that I am planning for my sister Jordan's wedding!

I first bought the words "candy buffet" in chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby and chose scrapbook paper for each letter. Then I traced the letter onto the back of the scrapbook paper.

Then, I glued the paper onto the letter with Mod Podge:

I didn't choose to mod podge over the letters, because I didn't want a glossy look, but it would be a good protectant. Also, the nail file wasn't really necessary for me, to remove any extra paper on the edges.

The last step is to ink the edges to give it a finished and aged look:

Lettering could be used ANYWHERE! Home decoration, in the classroom, birthday parties, wedding and baby showers - the list could go on and on!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Engagement Setting

In just a few weeks, my youngest sister is getting married. She and her fiance asked me to take their engagement pictures and left any setting or props up to me - I was SO excited to plan a beautiful, colorful, elegant outdoor setting.

I chose a spot at the Anthony Lake that had arching branches as the backdrop.

We chose a bright fall color scheme.

I spent a weekend going to Pier 1, Hobby Lobby, World Market, Gordman's, Target and antique stores gathering ideas and buying a few items. I was excited to find the brightly colored folding chairs at Target for about $8.00.

I ended up getting most of the dishes from my mom's china cabinet - I love those depression era pink dishes!

I dipped strawberries in chocolate and drizzled white chocolate - it added beautiful color to the table, added a romantic element and was a favorite of the couple's!

Beautiful setting, beautiful couple, beautiful pictures!

I loved the setting so much, I used it as the background for my blog!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Projects From the Past Year

Most recent - I wanted a place to hang my keys, right when I walked in the door. I layered three pieces of cardstock as a background and then put up a 2 prong hook from Hobby Lobby.

My Home Office



Floating Shelf - Clear tumblers filled with colorful office supplies became a great place for storage and create a colorful focal point.

Christmas Trees - I decorated my small tree with LOTS of lights, a colorful snowflake garland, and glittery champagne colored ornaments.

My tree (a hand-me-down from my parents) didn't have a tree stand, so I used a flower pot, still filled with dirt and ivy as the base, I also put a copper colored charger under the tree.

Diet Coke Necklace - I LOVE diet Coke - I used a small heart punch to cut the area of the empty soda can that I wanted.

Glass Block Lamp - I saw one of these lamps at RiverFest and wanted to try making one - I don't love how this one turned out, but it was an experiment.

Experiment with making my own bubble bath - the formula for the bubble bath didn't turn out great (not enough bubbles) but I LOVE the packaging I came up with! I love the personalized label!

Spring Flower Arrangement in my Living Room




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