Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine's Day Art

So the day of love is less than a week away! 
I feel like a bad wife, because I have no idea what I'm getting my husband for Valentine's. 
I'm sure I'll figure something out. 

Time for V-day decorations! I'm usually not a holiday decorator, but I saw SO many cute ideas on different blogs that I decided to do a little something. 

Here's the coat rack in my entryway! (Please excuse the pictures.  They were taken with my phone at night)

So let's break it down. I got the "K" at Michael's.  It was $3! I actually got it for less than $3 because I had a 40% off coupon and this was the only thing I purchased that wasn't already on sale. lol. 

I got the two silver candle holders at Target on clearance for $1.50 each.  I really love the mercury glass look.  I made the red polka dot one! I got this idea from Prudent Baby's website.  Here's the link for the tutorial. This is SO easy and cute! 

I've seen lots of different framed "All You Need is Love" pictures.  I decided to make one of my own.  I found the font on dafont.com.  It's the Impact Label font. I printed it on plain printer paper. The frame is one of the plain wooden $1 frames from Michael's that I painted black and added some felt hearts to it. Easy peasy!

I made this one the other night. I've seen lots of Scrabble letter art and decided to make one of my own.  My Nana bought us a premium edition scrabble board from and estate sale and it was missing some letters so I decided to use the letters that were left. :) I love that they're maroon. I also checked e-bay and you can buy 100 letters for less than $10 with shipping.  Not bad.  I used some scrapbook paper for the background and attached the blocks with scrapbooking adhesive tape so that I can re-use the letters.

So that's it! I have some other plans for the scrabble letters and I'll post those projects as soon as they're done. 

Thanks for reading!


Friday, February 4, 2011

Craft/Office Area Color Palette

So, I found the colors that I want to use in my craft/office area.  I'm super excited about it.  SO, here's the story.

Someone posted on facebook that Valspar was giving away free paint samples.  Their samples are pretty nice.  They come with a little paint tray and a roller.  They start the giveaway at 9am CST every day, and it's still going on. Check it out. I went to their website at exactly 9 am and needed to pick a color.  I wanted some color, a happy color. What color could he happier than the color of butter? None. :)  I saw the color "Like Butter" and thought it was a nice yellow. Unfortunately, I can't find a way to post a picture of the color, but I'll post something later that will give you a good idea.  You can also go to Valspar's website and search "Like Butter". Anyway, I'm not painting the walls since we live in an apartment, but I thought it would be kind of cool to get some free paint
to paint small things.   

Today while I was looking at fabric online.  I came across this fabric by My Mind's Eye.  I knew they also made scrapbook paper.  The line is Called Andrea Victoria.  It is perfect for this Like Butter color.  I may order some of the fabric, but I'm definitely ordering the paper.  Here is one of my favorites.

That light yellow color is the buttery color.  On my laptop it looks a little pale, but you get the gist.

There are some beautiful damasks in this collection, too.
I really like the combination of light yellow, gold, 
gray, and black.  

I love it so much! It also all goes with my super 
awesome lamp. :)

I'm really happy I've figured out the color scheme.  Now, 
I just have to find a craft table and paint my sewing 
machine table.

Stay warm!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Big News!

I got a new job! YAY! 
I bet you all thought I was going to 
say I was pregnant. 
Sorry to disappoint! lol.
I got the call yesterday from the University of Missouri-St. Louis! I'll start 2/14.

If you know me personally, you know how much I dislike my current job.  So, this is really exciting for me.  I feel like this is more on track with what I want to do in the long run.

Sorry I've been neglecting the blog lately.  I had a killer cold last week and I've done nothing but work and come home.  I also went to Michael's recently and got TONS of stuff for future projects.  Now that I'm feeling better, I'm sure I'll get back to crafting it up. 

Until next time!