Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Easy Kid Valentine's!

Today, I whipped up these easy 'kid' valentine cards for Gabriel's friends in his Cubbies class. They're 3x3 in various cardstock colors. The easiest were the ones with rub-ons! I had a package of the retired 'So Cool' and thought they'd be perfect. Gabriel liked the cute robots, animals, and sayings. After we ran out of the rub-on option, I pulled out my Fox and Friends set! I did have to stamp the animals onto white cardstock, punch, and then adhere to the card because the colors came out better. I also added fun little stamped messages from various stamp sets. I then used the small heart punch for each card to add a bit of Valentine flair! I love all the fun color combos, and no two are the same! We added packages of Fun dip to each colored envelope for a sweet treat! Fun & cuter than a store-bought box!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Home Decor: My Bathroom Art

Here's another project that I neglected to post after finishing it. I needed something for a wall in my bathroom, so I decided to go DIY style! I actually made 2 of these, but one got accidentally broken during taping up the backing:( I will spare you the details!

I purchased the frame(s) at Ross for $6-for both! You can't beat that! I liked the shape, matting, and the dark wood color. I removed the original wine bottle pics and simply inserted my own!Much better, huh?
I used the Greenhouse Gala designer series paper. I cut a background piece to fit the inside of the mat where the previous picture had been. Then, I actually cut flowers & a leaf from the patterned paper! I used buttons to give it some dimension. And it was that simple!