Monday, August 5, 2013

Jewelry holder/Wall decor

I have a jewelry armoire but the side doors that hold my necklaces were getting crowded and some of my necklaces were too long. I also needed something on the short wall between my closet and bathroom so I killed two birds with one stone by making this:


Correction I killed three birds with one stone, I also finally put to use the fabulous sequined paper I found at Michael's.

I knew right away whatever I was gonna make was going to include two things: chevron and grey. As I've said before choosing colors and color combinations is the hardest decision because the possibilities are endless. After staring at my color board and paints for days I narrowed it down to turquoise, magenta, yellow, and black. And well you see the winning colors. But I have some black and magenta knobs to switch if I feel like a change :).

Monday, March 25, 2013

Pretty in Purple

I love monochromatic color schemes. There are so many to decorate with other color combinations or themes anyway but, in my opinion, monochromatic color schemes are the best because its one color but a variety of hues to choose from.

As you can tell from the pictures the color requested for the birthday dinner was purple with touches of gray and sparkle.

The centerpiece for the main table was fun to make. I opted for faux flowers because of their variety of colors and availability. I found purple feathers, plumes, flexible wire that I curled, and flowers with pearls and broaches for their centers. And added the crystal that's hanging for a lil glamour.

Tulle pinned with vintage broaches on the ends and sprinkled with small paper flowers were used as runners. Cylinder glass vases wrapped in dark grey glittered paper with "diamond" embellishments topped with hydrangeas on glass candle plates were the centerpieces for the other tables.

More pics to come.





Friday, January 11, 2013

Waste not, want not

I don't believe in wasting, especially craft supplies. Even though you can usually catch scrapbook paper on sale, if not its only about 0.50 - 2.00 depending what type of paper you buy. I have a drawer full of scraps of paper to use for small projects or embellishments.

After punching circles out I used a whole punch to make my own confetti for a baby shower I'm decorating for as I mentioned in my previous post. Silly? Maybe but I'm happy lol.



Monday, January 7, 2013

Being resourceful

Decorating for a baby shower later this month and the theme is Cute as a Button/polka dots and the color scheme is pink, brown and orange.

The 12x12 on the left came from a pack and it only had 4 sheets so I had to get resourceful and create my own. All it took was finding paper that matched and Hobby Lobby was my go to place. Their paper aisle is inspiring and stocked with many colors and patterns AND that week the papers were 50% off!!! Love it :)

I used a 1.5" circle punch and duplicated the pattern. One row I had to improvise because the original sheet's circles are bigger. I am very happy with how it turned out.

Whatcha think of mine on the right?


Friday, March 2, 2012

St. Patrick Themed Baby Shower

It is so many ways you can decorate any holiday themed party or shower- and that can be a good and bad thing because of the endless possibilities. For this St. Patrick's themed baby shower we (the mom-to-be's sister and I) had plenty of ideas but we decided to focus on three elements: the pot of gold, the rainbow and shamrocks.

I love that food and candy are one of the easiest ways to incorporate colors and add to the theme. This array of fruit was for the guess to make their own skewers for the chocolate fountain. 


Skittles, M&Ms and Life Savers candies separated.



A round glass bowl with a green tulle bow, scrapbook paper cut into strips and adhered to water bottles and glass bowls was very inexpensive (especially if you can catch a deal like 5 for $1 at Michael's or Hobby Lobby )




The Mommy-to-be: Anne
 Pots of Gold: flower pots painted black with Rolos candies as the gold nuggets.



Wish i had a better picture of the ribbon rainbow I made ( note to self- make sure to hire a photographer). Instead of a pot of gold at the end of it there was something much better - her baby shower gifts

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sleeping On Clouds (Baby Photography)




There is nothing sweeter or more angelic than a sleeping baby. When my son was a baby I could stare at him for the longest time just admiring his little features and waiting for him to smile on his sleep.

Little Miss A'Niya Mecole inspired me to make this scene to photograph her sleeping so angelically.

I used her changing table and most materials were purchased from my favorite store Hobby Lobby: the sky background (bulletin paper), fabrics, flowers, and clouds (pillow stuffing).