Monday, March 16, 2015

Campbell's 2ND Birthday: A Banner, Favor Tags, and a Shirt

Here are a few things I've been working on for Campbell's birthday. If you follow me on Instgram then you've already seen this stuff. 

The Banner
Right before Christmas, Target had this adorable vintage Mickey calendar on the dollar spot.  I grabbed it, just in case, Mickey was to be our birthday theme.  Luckily it is, so this calendar became a simple bunting banner.
The Favor Tags
I told you in my last post, that I've been learning how to use Photo Shop.  I created these chalkboard looking Mickey ears for a few signs I've already made (more on those later), so I thought it would be fun to make the favor tags using the same theme.  I used Mickey's iconic "See ya real soon" phrase typed up in a free Disney font.  The favors have arrived and I'll show you those soon enough...promise!  
A Birthday Shirt
This shirt is for Campbell to wear on his actual birthday (and after).  I actually have another shirt planned for the party.  I ordered it.  It arrived.  And then I had to return it for another size.  Fingers crossed it arrives in time, but at least we have this as a backup if needed.  
This shirt was made with my Silhouette.  It was my first time using the heat transfer material and I'm excited with how it turned out!  You'll get to see the final product on the birthday boy soon enough!

More to come!! :)
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Friday, March 06, 2015

Campbell's 2ND Birthday

I apologize for being MIA for awhile.  Back in February we were hit hard with the AWFUL stomach bug and then life in general just kept me away from here.  

With Campbell's 2ND (how can that be?!) birthday approaching next month, I decided it was the perfect time to get back to the blog.  

Let's start with the invitation...

Yes, my beyond obsessed child is getting a Mickey Mouse party this year!  You all know how I feel about character parties, but as usual, I'll be placing my own "twist" on it!

I was super excited and proud of myself for creating this invitation.  I've been trying to teach myself Photoshop, so this was quite an accomplishment for me.  However, before I could even think twice about it, I merged all the layers together and forgot to change the pixels.  UGH!  Thank goodness I had a sweet friend who was willing to help me out and fix it for me!  (Thanks, Leslie)

The plan for the party is to have a simple, small backyard get together with family and a few close friends.

I'm excited to share some of the projects I'll be working on in preparation for the party!  I hope you'll continue to check back in!

Stay tuned...
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Sunday, February 01, 2015

The Powder Room

This weekend I decided it was time to finally do something about the builder's beige half bathroom. 

Do something I did!  

With a little Sherwin Williams Sea Salt, a thrifted shelf and frame, handmade pallet art, and a new mirror, I fixed the room right up!

I love it!

Now, to make myself commit to a gray color for the rest of the house...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What Would You Do?

Why are paint colors SO hard?!

  Thank goodness for these Sure Swatches!  They might be the most fabulous things ever!

Now, let me know your thoughts! (*smile*)
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Monday, January 26, 2015

A Sweet and Simple Silhouette Inspired Baptism

On Sunday, Campbell was baptized at our church. 
(I apologize for the photo quality, but it is the only one I currently have available and it is from a camera phone. )

The ceremony took place after church and then we had family and friends back to our house for a luncheon.  

I have been on a silhouette kick lately and when I ran across this sweet image of a little boy praying, I knew it would be perfect to incorporate into the baptism.

I kept the decorations super simple.  Throughout the house I used silhouettes, doilies to bring in a vintage/lace feel, fresh flowers, and bibles verses.


We couldn't have asked for a better day!

Congratulations, sweet boy!  We love you!

Every good and perfect gift is from above.
James 1:17
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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Office Basket Display

I've had these wire office baskets/paper holders forever. 

I have been wanting to put something in Warner's room to hold all his pictures and mementos that are currently cluttering on the mirror.

Using a simple clear thumbtack, I flipped the baskets over and hung them to the wall.

I them took mini clothespins to hang the pictures, tickets, papers, etc.

Easy, Easy!

Warner was so excited with the new addition to his room.  He can't wait to add to it!
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Friday, December 05, 2014

Pallet Projects for Christmas

Remember the table at Warner's Peter Pan party that was made from pallets? 

Well, those pallets have been sitting in the backyard since...
Dave hasn't been too excited about this.

So, I figured why not use some of them in my Christmas decorations.

I made a star

and a pallet tree.

Slowly, but surely, the pallets are dwindling down.
(Dave's happier.)
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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Embroidery Hoop Wreath

This year I decided to make my own wreath.  Why haven't I been doing this before?  This is so easy and so cheap!  I love doing things on the cheap! :)

Start off with an embroidery hoop.  You can use any size you want.  I happen to have a large one.

Fill the hoop with fabric of your choice and trim to fit.  This was left over fabric from Warner's birthday.

Then I took tree trimmings (tree stands love to get rid of them) and hot glued them around my hoop.  Yes, I said hot glued.

It's really that easy.  

The possibilities are endless.  Fill the middle or leave it plain.

I will never buy a premade wreath at the tree stand again.
(and neither should you! *smile*)
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Monday, December 01, 2014

Christmas Countdown

It's officially December 1st.  I thought it would be fun to do a countdown to Christmas with the boys. (Remember the sneak peek from last week?)  Mostly, for Warner.  He loves numbers and working with numbers.  This is going to give him the chance to practice some good skills, while having fun!

I saw this reindeer awhile back and pinned it.  I knew I wanted to make something similar, so it was my inspiration.

I found this adorable paper reindeer at Hobby Lobby and got to work.

I began with taping off and then painting stripes on the background.

After that was complete, I decided to leave the reindeer as it was, but spray the antlers with glue and dip them in gold glitter.

While this was drying, I decorated my hall chalkboard with some garland and globe lights.

For the countdown numbers, I used a pack of mailbox number stickers.  I simply cut them out and attached them to my chalkboard with clothespins.  This allows to easily change them out daily.

After the reindeer dried, I added it to the chalkboard with a command strip and the countdown was complete!

 I love the way this turned out and I can't wait to start counting down with my boys!

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