Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
- Wooden Letters (I find mine at Michael's, but Wal-mart and Hobby Lobby has them)
- Scrapbooking Paper of your choice
- adhesive (I use Martha Stewart's all purpose gel adhesive with the sponge applicator)
Here we go (Approximate Time of Project 5 minutes per letter)
Clean your letters of all dust and debris with a dry towel
Trace the letter on the side of the scrapbooking paper that you don't want to use. I usually trace my letter face down on the opposite side of the paper to give a clean edge on the other side.
Cut your paper along your guidelines (feel like a first-grader again, good!! This project brings out the kid in you, my 8 year old often times helps with it!!) It was too hard to cut and take pix so I am showing the cute cut out!
Apply the glue to the letter
Stick the paper on the letter
Voila! You've just made customized letters for your wedding.
(Photo courtesy of pb kids. These are wood, but you could fake it with great paper)
(Taken from The Knot, these appear to be painted, but again with great scrapbooking paper it can be faked)
Here are letters taken from my living room to make sure they look okay (excuse the crooked letters, I promise I didn't leave them like that!!)
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
My mommy is Mrs. Christmas herself! And I love love love love Christmas! For me it brings to mind my sister and I acting like 4 year olds under the tree looking for our gifts and watching my son, nephew and niece open their gifts and the look of sheer pleasure and amazement on their faces, not to mention my mom's yummy Lemon Meringue Pie (I keep asking for the recipe and every year my mom forgets. It's hilarious and a family tradition for me to ask, her to forgot and then the yummy pie show up on our table and me to hoard it from everyone else). I totally give the evil eye when someone tries to take a piece....
Sunday, October 11, 2009
These adorable treat bags can be used for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's day, Easter, or as a great fun DIY project for your wedding favors
Easy Halloween Treat Bags *these are also great for favor bags*
Make sure you check the Sunday's paper for the coupons for Michael's or your receipt from your last purchase. There are usually 40% off coupons in Sunday's papers and sometimes your receipt will have a coupon as well. Also check the sales ads for Michael's and Hobby Lobby because their seasonal stamps, etc oftentimes go on sale!!
What you'll need:
- White/Brown sack lunch bag (Wal-mart, usually 1.00-2.00 for 50)
- Pumpkin or Seasonal Stamp (Hobby Lobby with a 50% off coupon 2.00)
- Ink pad (I used Giant Ink Pad from another project, 2.50 Hobby Lobby)
- Scissors with a fun edge (2.00 Michaels)
- Use your nifty scissors and cut about an inch to three inches depending on the size of your stamp and how many items you are putting in the baggies.
- Press your stamp firmly into your ink pad
- Press your stamp firmly and evenly onto your baggie
- Don't worry if the image wasn't perfect, it brings more character and cuteness into your bags.
- Fill your bags with goodies. These will be used for my son's classroom as Halloween treat bags so they will be filled with rubber Halloween rings (50 for $1.00 from Dollar Tree) and other yummies from Sam's.
Martha has these too!! However, she doesn't use the scissors and prefills the bags with candies, folds it over with a paper cord in the fold, and uses double sided tape to affix it... another great way to make an EASY and affordable favor bag!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I suppose I should tell you a bit more about me. My personal philosophies are: Laughter is the best medicine to any problem and Carpe Diem. I am known to crack up in laughter if something is going terribly wrong. It isn't the cute giggly type either. It is the more insane Victor Frankenstein, the bwah ha ha ha ha type of laughter. Lmbo!! I can also be insanely dense (I mean really was it tuna or chicken, I sure as heck didn't know either!!)
I'm a mommy of a precocious and darling eight-year-old son and the girlfriend (hopefully soon fiance) of the most beautiful soul I have ever encountered. I call him M for short. I also own the greatest event design company in the world (okay that was a bit of self promotion lol!!! I can have delusions of grandeur, right?!) Other than my event design company and a part-time job at a local hobby store I stay at home and try to figure out ways to keep the house tidy and dinner yummy.
In this blog you'll see a lot of varying and sometimes contradictory items: yummy recipes, vents and rants, great DIY projects on a budget because hey we're in a recession and every dollar counts!! But the diva in me will also lust after Manolos, Jimmys, and Louboutins. And I'm sure there will be extravagant purchases because I'm a recovering shopaholic and I am sure I will have setbacks!! There will also be an evolution of myself from my 29th year through my 30th and the fabulousness that my 30th year will bring. Hopefully on July 2nd, 2010 I will be sipping an amaretto sour from a beach during a trip to Miami (M you did read that right *hint hint*).... and you'll have a wonderful picture of my OPI pale pink toesies and the ocean behind them... until then .... HERE'SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Mocha Frugalista!!