Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I'm linking!

I'm going to link up my Spring Paper Wreath to some of my favorite sites!

I linked up with Kim at Today's Creative Blog!

I'm linking to Becca's Blue Cricket Design!

Show and Tell Green

I'm linking to Skip to my Lou!

Baby Things

I also wanted to use this blog as a way to keep up with all those good ideas that I find while roaming blogland. Before now, I have just had a file on my Bookmarks of projects that I wanted to do eventually. So, I'd like to share them with you, and remember them for myself!
**I can't seem to figure out how to add pictures from other people's blogs, once I do I will come back and upload those photos**
I don't have kids, but there is something about a cute little onesie or a nursery items that just calls to me! I have lots of friends with kids, so most of these things would make a cute shower gift!
The first idea is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE! I think it is so retro cute! You have to visit Ashley Ann's Website HERE! It's definitely on my to-do list! Make sure you read down to the bottom of the post to see how she changed her initial directions.
I actually made this next item, but didn't take a picture. :( Sad, I know. I thought it was super cute for a nursery. You can find the directions at Heartland Paper.
I think this next idea would even be cute for an adult tee.
You can find it here at Samster Mommy.
For those of you with Little Boys, Dana at Made did a month long celebration called Celebrate the Boy! She has TONS of awesome ideas for little boys. This link will take you to the first page, keep clicking on "Older Posts" at the bottom to see them all.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Party Party Party

In the past couple of months I've had multiple friends get married, yes, multiple! So, I've been busy with party decorations galore. Here are some of the pictures I have of the ones I made.

This was for my friend Amanda's Bridal Shower. We used apple green and watermelon pink (her two favorite colors) as the theme. This was an A that I made for the door out of cardboard, scrapbook paper, and mod podge. Super easy, yet so cute!These were some crepe paper flowers that I made as our doughnut "cake" decorations.I love making banners! They are easy to do if you have the time, but they really make a big statement! Here is one that I made for Amanda's Shower that read "Love Sweet Love".This is a banner I made for our friends Jamie & Mindy.
It decorated their rehearsal dinner space.

Spring Paper Wreath

Spring is here! Hooray! The weather is gorgeous! I have been wanting to make a wreath real real bad, but I wasn't sure of my wreath making skills, since I've never made one before. As always I had to find some inspiration! I found it from Sarah over at the blog So Not Donna Reed. I love her yarn wreath, but I didn't have any...so I just used what I had! Paper! Lots of it!
I started by wrapping a floral wreath form in strips of paper using Tacky Glue to adhere it. This part took a while, but it was worth it...no one wants to see an icky green styrofoamy thing underneath! I just smoothed out any wrinkles by pressing on them. I didn't stress too much about making it perfect.
Then I cut out circles using different objects from around my house. I glued them on and was pretty happy with it! My first wreath!
I added some scrapbooking flower stickers that I had. Like Sarah, I wanted to add dimension, so I used cardboard pieces and spools from leftover ribbon to give some pieces some height.
I like it! I'm not sure how long it will last, since it is paper, but hey! It's fun for now! Notice my puppy in the bottom right window...he desperately wanted to know why I was outside!

Lucky St. Patty's Day Tee

Well, after browsing the blogging world I found this and this cute tutorials for a shirt! St. Patty's Day was coming up, so I decided to make my two friends and myself one!
First thing was to cut out letters to lay on top of the shirt. I used some stickers that I already had and sprayed a little adhesive on the back to make them stay put. I just drew a shamrock out of cardstock and used the adhesive as well.

Then, like the tutorial, I used 3 parts water to one part bleach and put it in a spray bottle. I mixed it up and spritzed it into the air, not directly onto the t-shirt.
This was the part I wasn't sure of. How long do I leave it on? Will it turn my shirt white? Well, I just guessed. It made little wet spots and whenever I couldn't take the fumes any longer I just tossed it in the bath tub and ran it under water.I threw our shirts in the washing machine. I don't know if this step was necessary, but it didn't hurt. I hung the shirts up to dry and, voila! Here we are on St. Patrick's Day!