Thursday, June 28, 2012

Great Photo's

I have a great friend who's hobby is photography...she loves taking pictures and she is amazing at it.  Well, my friend Ms. Emily is also modest I keep telling her that she needs to make a website or blog to show off her stuff but meh she won't do it so I am going to do it for her.  She used little miss Boogie to practice with one day and showed me three of the three hundred that she took in like a 30 min time frame!!!

Boogie is still doing physical therapy for her tendon problem so she is still walking on tip toes but I love her smile in this picture!!

Yes Boogie is trying to eat a flower thingy....but that is as far as she got, it never actually went into her mouth :)

I was kinda worried at first because I hadn't mowed my yard that week, but I looking at the pictures I like the fact that the grass was a little high in the pictures!!

So there they showing off the talents of Ms. Emily, she has no training or anything she just loves to take pictures, I think she has some amazing talent!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Father's Day Gift

Homemade gifts are a big hit in this house, so for Father's Day I cruised Pinterest to find a crafty, simple and touching gift for Jerm.  With the kids ranging in age I needed something that they could be a part of, but would look nice too! Then I found this.....

Well I didn't have any little chalkboards...well that would work for this project and I really didn't want to go out and buy one....but I did have one of those little boards that the kids use a magnetic pen to draw on then you slide the bar on the bottom to erase so.....
I asked each of the kids why they love daddy, Monkey-because he is a great dad, Bubby-because he is fun, Babydoll- because he is sweet, and Boogie is fascinated with her daddy's belly button so hers says because you have a belly button.  I had them pose with the board, took the pictures, printed them at wal mart for a little over a $1.00 then bought a 11x13 (or something like that) frame for $4.00.  I took black card stock and glued it to the sample photo that was in the frame, and glued the kids pictures to it.  (use acid free glue so the pictures will last) Using more card stock I made the little heart that says "Daddy we love you"  Jerm really liked his gift, and it is sitting on his dresser so he can look at it every day!

A little storage

My crafting corner is tiny!!!  Thanks to some couches that I would really like to get rid of, our office only allows me a small corner of space.  I have a shelf and some really deep drawers in my desk but I still needed more storage.  I found an old shoe holder thingy that I no longer use, and hung it from the ceiling using those eye hooks.  Then I put all my little odds and ends in baby wipes boxes, ( thanks to baby Boogie we have tons of those) and taa daa storage!!!  I know that I could just buy the refillable packs for the original baby wipe box, but they always seem to dry out, and besides I need those boxes LOL!

It doesn't look very full but believe me I have a box for every space, most of them are currently on the dining room table because they hold supplies I am using for the wedding.  Yes our dining room table turned into wedding central recently!!  I might buy a couple more of these shoe things and hang them side by side, I only paid a couple dollars for this one about two years ago!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Wedding Invites DIY

So I decided to make my own wedding invitations...figured how hard can it be?  I already had most of the stuff I needed to make them thanks to making my own save the dates, so I could tackle this right....well it was a little more complicated than I thought but hey I do have wedding invites :)

I really really wanted one of those pocket fold invitations, but when I was looking at the supplies that I would need plus the cost, well it really didn't seem like I would be saving that much money...I like the idea of DIY not only because it adds a personal touch...but I am cheap there I admitted it LOL!!!!
 Playing on Pinterest one day I came across the inspiration of my wedding invitations.

I liked how simple these were but very elegant at the same time....well mine don't look quite like this because I honestly started running out of time, so I tweaked them a little. I found these adorable little cards at Micheals ( I need to buy stock in that store ) that were on sale for $1.00 a pack and then with the coupon I had it knocked it down to like $.75 a pack, each pack contained 10 cards and 10 envelopes.
Well using most of the supplies that I had used for the Save the Dates....minus a few and add a few I started out!

Ok I obviously didn't need the magnetic sheets, or the photo tabs, ( already had this photo, and forgot to take a pic of supplies for the wedding invites)
Add this great little gluing tool, some blue card stock, the new cards from Micheals, and clear brads, and I was READY!!!! I'm Ready!! I'm Ready...ok I watch too much spongebob!

I cut a small half circle in each of the new cards, only through the first page, I traced a Mt. Dew lid with pencil to get the exact size and shape I needed.  This would make a kind of pull tab opening for the invites.
I then glued each card on the right side and bottom, to make a little pocket (that is where that gluing tool came so handy!!
I then made a HUGE mistake, taking all the extra cards I had from the save he dates (I only needed the envelopes) I cut them to size....don't do this it won't fit in a home printer, or at any printing store.  I had to buy office depots card stock to have my invites printed then cut them down to size....all that cutting would have been awful, except for that great cutting tool I have!!
Great cutting tool!!!!

I stamped all the cards, blue card stock, and invitations, took a few practice runs on all those left over pre-cut cards until I found what I liked the most!

Excuse the black heart, it was covering our address :) Again I forgot to take pictures of the process but you can see the corners of the envelopes were stamped, the front of the card was stamped, and the blue card stock had that beautiful key design that I have fallen in love with!!
A better look at the actual invitations, and the key design!  I used a little brad to attach all the pages to the invite, it gave it a little swivel affect plus allowed the RSVP card to be easily detached and mailed back!
Back of the invitations, shows how the brad is attached, and allowed for easy removal!!

Ha ha the RSVP card, I saw this idea on a wedding bee thingy, and just loved the DIY idea of an RSVP card, but I wanted instructions to make it clear, plus that little addition at the bottom fits my sarcastic personality to a T!
And Finally the back of the envelope W is for our last name...well my soon to be last name LOL

Wedding Invitation packet addressed and ready to be mailed out Whoo Hoo!!!!!!