Wednesday, March 12, 2014

There is this BOY scrapbook page

I know my Mom would absolutely adore the picture retrospectives I put together of my boys and I wanted to send them to her.  I quickly realized that I would not be able to find a frame do to their odd sizes.  So, what the hell I'll just scrapbook them.  

This is the first page, I actually finished it a few days ago.  I have a while to finish the second one though - they going to be part of her Mother's Day gift.  Glad I'm getting that handled early this year!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

There is this BOY

For some reason I have been in the mood to make some more home decorish type items.   This has never really been my thing but in the last six months or so we've made some changes and upgrades to our home and the ideas have started flowing.

I came up with an idea to do a picture retrospective of each of my boys with one picture representing each year of their life.  It took a long time to find pictures that worked well together, I am not going to lie.  But it was also kind of fun going through folders of so many pictures that I had forgotten about.  They really brought back a bunch of good memories.  

I found some large frames on Clearance at Michaels.  Not being a fan of white or black frames perse I pulled out some primer and spray paint and got to work.  These pictures are hanging in our foyer, and I kind of like the sunlight you see streaming across.  It does make the pictures harder to see so I have posted those alone as well.  The saying was something I instantly adored and naturally I found it on Pinterest. 

And the prints - well normally something like this would run $30 each at a printing place but I opted for an Engineering print instead.  It's printed on really thin paper and only prints in black in white.  I had already converted all of the pictures to black and white anyway so that they would flow more easily together.  It's not the highest quality print, but it still looks great in the frames, and hey, you can't beat $5 each. This project cost me no more than $60 total!  Which makes me incredibly happy. 

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

What the Caterpillar Calls the End of the World . . .

You know the saying right?  My core group of crafty gals do a gift exchange every year.  The first year we did it at Christmastime and realized quickly how badly that sucked, because HELLO! no one is more in demand right before Christmas than paper crafters!  

But, it's fun, and frankly no one appreciates the work paper crafters do like other paper crafters so we pushed on.  In order to take the pressure off we decided to move the gift exchange to the spring.  Call it Christmas in March.  We exchange wish list items and include one home made item for our elf.  Strange we call them elves, considering we are doing the shopping and creating . . . I digress.  Anyway, the long and short of it is that my *elf* loves butterflies, and since I had recently made a canvas I was in the mood to do that again.  Plus, butterflies are pretty, fun to layer, and well, who doesn't love butterflies?

I cannot tell a lie, I did not execute the magnificent painting on this canvas.  I farmed that out to my mother in law, artiste extraordinaire that she is.  Everything else is mine though!  I hope my elf likes it because I freakin' love it! 

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sandora Family Mission Statement

Because I just had to do another one.  I love the way they look, what they stand for.  Everyone should have one. I put lots of hours for this version which is even bigger and better than mine.  It measures two and a half feet by seven feet!  My friend had a lot to say . . .

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Nico is Two Years Old!

Where does the time fly?  My best friend's little boy turned two not long ago and in honor of his birthday I made him a scrapabook page.  Well, I made his mother one.  He would probably just try to eat it.  Or vacuum it.  That's really what he's into right now.  

I did something a little different with this one - going with a simple block pattern.  But I wanted it to have tons and tons of texture so I decided to add buttons and a bunch of little glittery pieces that I received as a RAK.  Using my stuff, using my stuff . . . I used DCWV's newest birthday stack.  It's such a bright and fun paper. Turns out that the paper warped a little because I got it a bit too wet.  I might have been slightly heavy handed with the glossy accents I used to adhere the buttons and glittery gems.  Oh well, it still looks good and Brandy is happy to have something commemorating Nico's big day.

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