November 21, 2014

{Thankful} Art Journal Page

Today I'm up on the Helmar blog sharing this art journal page I created recently! If you want to read about what supplies I used and how I got those textured leaves, hop on over to Hemlar's blog.

(I think the photo above would make such a neat phone background!)

I love how this journal page came out, and it came together pretty quick too! I wrote down some things I'm thankful for in the black circle. I love how the black really makes my journaling stand out.

What are some things you're thankful for?
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November 20, 2014

DIY Ombre Christmas Tree

Taylor and I picked up this white Christmas tree for only $2 at a garage sale back in the Summer and we've been saving it for a good DIY project like this! Taylor had the idea to spray paint it, which I thought was a fantastic idea.

Now, while I'm always voting for pink anything (one day I will have a pink tree), we decided to paint it in shades of aqua blue, so it's an ombre tree!

Here's how we made it:

Supplies: White Christmas tree, 3 colors of spray paint (1 can each for a 6' tree).

1. Set your tree up outside (or some place you can spray paint). Ours was the kind with all of the separate branches that you have to snap in, so it took a little while!

2. Take your lightest color of spray paint and starting about 2' from the top of the tree, spray around the tree, covering the branches. Do this color for about a 1.5' section of the tree.

3. Repeat step 2 with your middle color, starting where you left off and coloring the lower middle section of the tree.

4. Now it's time for your darkest shade. We decided to only do the bottom row of branches with the darker color.
Just repeat the same steps to spray paint the tree.

Once your tree is completely dry (we painted it in the evening, so we just left it outside overnight), bring it inside, or set it up where you want it and then get to decorating it!

Ours is set up on our front porch, so we of course didn't want to decorate it with anything breakable. Instead we used lights, tinsel and handmade fabric ornaments!

Also, wouldn't this make a perfect Frozen inspired tree? I'm thinking lots of snowflakes with pink and blue ornaments, lights, glitter and snowmen!

It actually snowed a couple of days after we set up our tree! Just a light dusting, but it was still pretty!

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November 19, 2014

Garden of the Gods Mini Album at PWP

Today I'm up on the Paper Wings Productions blog sharing this mini album I created using photos from my trip to Garden of the Gods.

I actually experimented with a new binding technique for this mini album, as you can see in the photo above!
I was chain stitching the patterned papers down onto the cardstock pages of my mini album, not bothering to cut them apart while I was stitching them and when I was done I ended up with all of them stitched together like above. Sort of like a sewn accordion album!

Here are all of my pages, in a collage. I did a lot of stamping along the edges of my mini album, and I stamped out the title on my front cover, keeping it simple so that the title really stands out.

Would you like to see a tutorial on this binding technique? It was pretty easy!

Hop on over to the PWP blog if you get a chance!
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November 18, 2014

Photo Shoot Mini Album

Today I am up on the Hazel and Ruby blog sharing this mini album I made using both Hazel and Ruby products and Spellbinders products.

This was the first time I'd done any embossing with a diecut machine and I love the texture of this embossed metal! I'll definitely be doing some more embossing with my Spellbinders machine. :)

Here are photos of my pages. I used some fun photos that my Mom and I took recently.

To read more about what products I used and how I made my album, hop on over to the Hazel and Ruby blog!

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November 17, 2014

Make it Monday

Create Button Bookmarks with this DIY. These couldn't be easier, or cuter!

Make your own Fox Shoes following this DIY.

Create a Hunger Games Inspired Shirt with this tutorial. (Just in time for the movie coming out!!)

Make this Camera Themed Phone Case with this DIY.

Use tape to create this fun Cactus Wall Art with this tutorial.

Do you have any crafty plans for the week?

It snowed here this morning! Just a light dusting, not even an 1". But nonetheless, it put me in a Christmas-y mood. :)
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November 16, 2014

Pre-Christmas Shoe Sale! 20% off!

Okay, guys! There are 38 days until Christmas so if you've been considering custom shoes to give as gifts, you need to do it ASAP in order for me to get them to you by Christmas.
These custom shoes make great gifts and I've already started receiving orders for Christmas presents!

You can get 20% off your order using the code CHRISTMASSHOES. I've recently added free shipping to everything in my shop, so that is even more reason to shop!

I can do almost any design you'd like (you can see above a few of the requests I've gotten.) Just go to my etsy store and use the coupon code CHRISTMASSHOES at checkout, expires today, December 5th.

I have 4 types of custom shoes:

If you are ordering these as Christmas presents, please order them by December 5th! If you order after Dec. 5th, please be willing to pay for express shipping or I cannot guarantee they will get to you by Christmas.
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