Jun 26, 2010

Cheap Way to Create Personalized Art

I found these little plaster letters at work. They were so cute and were on clearance for a dime each. So of course I bought them :/ I had been in desperate need of a fast craft. Having two jobs and being in summer school seemed to be taking its toll, and left no time for crafting. I instantly had a vision in my head to create a little personalized space for my doggie, Cheedles. Unfortunately, I only had like 4 different colors in acrylic paint. So I mixed and matched my little heart out to create this:

Luckily, one of the colors I did have was black, so all I had to do was mix one drop of it with the colors I did have (or somehow came up with) to create a darker shade for the backdrop of each letter. I did this to give the letters some dimension, and to make them "pop." Then after they were all dry, I sealed them with a couple coats of Mod Podge Sparkle. I swear, I'd coat my LIFE with this stuff if I could... I couldn't live without it! (Click for closeups!)

After everything was completely dry, I found some mounting tape that I had from a previous craft... it was maybe $3 for a whole pack. I chose an area right above my dog's bed, and now thus hangs my finished project!

May 22, 2010

Feb 27, 2010

Oktoberfest Layout 2008

yay new layout! it was really scary because i had never done so many contrasting patterns & textures on the layout before! less is usually more with me, but i went for it! it was really fun and I highly recommend it.

my crazy cluster of random crap. hehe. is it just me, or is it whenever someone laughs and spells it "hehe" it makes it sound like old-man creepy?

i really wanted the white cardstock to be a piece of lace, but i was fresh out of lace :(
it felt like the whole project was getting a little left-heavy (lol), so i added some brads to the right side of the photo to help balance the layout :D

thanks for looking!

Feb 25, 2010

Super Simple & Easy Birthday Layout

this was for my sister's 10th birthday. double digits were VERY exciting!

bit of twill for candles, orange rhinestones for flames :)

i wanted to change the texture of the title for the number 10, but really didn't want to change the color, so i used rubons (they're really letters, a lowercase "L" and an "O" :D)

thanks for looking!