Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hiccup!

I've found that most often times the best work (when it comes to crafting and decor) comes from mistakes or a hiccup in the original plan. I was planning on redecorating my living room in a blue green color scheme with fuschia and tan accents. Well, my sister is moving and, since she knows how much I can't stand my couches, asked us if we could "store" her beautiful, comfortable red couch. Well, this didn't exactly work with my original color scheme...however, since when do I allow a little thing like color to get in my way? SO, here is some new inspiration!





{love, LoVe, LOVE this bedroom!}



I'm loving the aqua! Now, I do have to be careful with this design. I don't want to use anything too bright and I don't want to put red and aqua everywhere or it will be a tad overwhelming...and by a "tad" I mean extremely.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

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Just Say "No" to Oatmeal!

I am T.I.R.E.D of all of the beige!! I feel like I'm living in a giant bowl of oatmeal. Yes, being cooped up in a dark, hot, bland space is starting to make me a little stir crazy. Well, to remedy this situation, I've decided to change things up around here...make it more fresh! So, here are a few fabrics that I'm looking at {I can't paint all of my walls...so I have to incorporate the beige, blah}.
So, which fabrics should I use for my pillows, group 1 or 2?


I'm leaning towards the first! Okay, so here is some more of my inspiration:

{No, not the baby..the table}

{pictures courtesy of Becky Higgins Blog}

Metal Satmping

Picture courtesy of Sweet Bead Studio

I've always wanted to learn how to stamp on metal, so....today I googled it! Here are a couple of free classes I found. You can also get all of the tools and supplies you'll need from there as well. I know what I'll be working on for Christmas!

Silver Stamping
Stamp Design

You can find more tools and stamps here. (they have a full alphabet set here that's a pretty good price)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Vintage Rose

{courtesy of VintageRosewraps.blogspot.com}

Okay, all I have to say is THESE THINGS ARE SO STINKIN' CUTE!!!! Okay, I feel much better now. I've seen a couple of people wearing them, but when I saw someone wearing one tonight I had to build up the courage to stop and ask her where she got it. So, because I'm such a wonderful person, I am going to pass on my little secret: Vintage Rose Wraps

There you go, my courage will now benefit you. Feel free to thank me once you have purchased your fabulous find and you receive millions of compliments.

Now, for those of you who are insanely cheap (such as myself) feel free to use Heather Bailey's tutorial on how to make your own headband:
Headband Tutorial

You can then just sew on leaves and then red or pink fabric remnants to look like the rose.

I, however, will be purchasing this..they are just way too cute!

{You can also buy them at Designer Blvd over on Higley and Queen Creek...my all time favorite place in the World to shop}

Shadow Box Scrapbook!







This is something that I am very proud of. About 7 years ago I was working at a scrapbook store and back then mini albums were all the rage. I thought they were super cute, but what in the world were you supposed to do with them all {it was like little bitty albums were taking over my house!}? So, one day, while I was stocking Jolee's Boutique Shadow boxes, I had an epiphany: why not put a scrapbook in a shadow box?? Genius...I know {hahah, j/k!}. I'll show you other ways I've used shadow boxes for scrapbooks, but today I'm going to start with this Melissa Francis Magnetic shadowbox. This makes it a lot easier because the top just comes right off! You simply cut sheet protectors to size {you'll have to re-hole punch them}, then you drill 2 matching holes in the back of the box. Tie it all together with some pretty ribbon and~Voila! It's a mini album! Create your pages, add some matting and you're good to go!




Thursday, June 10, 2010

Individual Cupcake Stands



How cute would these itsy bitsy cupcake stands look on a table setting for a baby shower!! Imagine a tablescape lined with numerous pink flowers in various different sizes of vases. You could also add ornate frames filled with pictures of the proud soon-to-be parents.



You just paint a wooden candlestick holder (super cheap!) and glue it (Gorilla Super glue works well) onto any kind of (small!!) plate that suits your fancy. Easy peasy!