Sunday, August 26, 2012

Happy Sunday everyone! I'm here with another little altered home decor piece! I’ve been on a kick the last little while with re-decorating some of my old frames and different things around my house. I love making old things new again…. and sometimes all it takes to make an older item work in a redecorated space, is to redecorate it as well!
This Family frame was hanging on my one wall for quite some time with pictures of the 3 kids in it. For some reason, it got taken down and I didn’t know how to use it again…

I finally sat down and just played around with it using some of my Simple Stories Fabulous papers. Their die cuts were perfect sizes for the frames, and the sticker accents were a great addition as well. I threw on some older Maya Road velvet ribbon, a few flowers and buttons…. and called it done!

Now instead of featuring pictures of the kids, it is a cute little decoration to hang up in any room of the house!
Frames don’t always have to be for pictures…. so play around with them sometime if you have a few older ones just laying around that you don’t know what to do with!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Echo Park Chipboard Album!!

Welcome to another Scrappy Sunday!! I was thrilled to open my box from Lori last week, and find my new Echo Park mini albums inside!! These albums are SO cute, they are only 3 heavy duty pages, but they each have a slideout on them that allow you to double up how many pictures you put in the whole album!! Very cool....  Please click on the pictures to view in larger size!

I decided to use mine to make a wedding gift for my friends, I had the honor of helping to photograph her wedding recently.  Beautiful bride, makes beautiful pictures.  And the colors in this Echo Park Eclectic paper pack were PERFECT for her wedding colors!!!

I kept the front title page simple but elegant....

The 'tops' of the pages I have left room for her to add a few pictures of her own choosing once she gets some printed off......

But here is the fun part!!  I did put pictures in all of the slideouts!!!

They are perfectly sized for 4x6 photos.  And at first I wondered if the pictures would get caught or scratched pulling the sliders in and out, but so far they have been just fine....

And if you have a picture that isn't quite 4x6 in size, just matte it on some paper, but make sure the paper isn't too heavy or thick!

I really do love how these papers go with the bridesmaid dresses.... pulls it all together nicely!

I didn't go hog wild with the embellishments and extra things that would distract from the pictures.  This isn't for me, it's for the bride and groom to keep, so I wanted to keep it as simple as possible, but still have things on each page to accentuate the pictures and make it pretty to look at.  I hope that she has fun choosing a few more pictures to add onto each page, and can't wait to see it after she finishes it off!!  But most of all, I hope that they both live... HAPPILY EVER AFTER!!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pillow Box Dressup!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful long weekend!
I spent it out at our campsite with my kiddos and my man, and my mom and stepdad, sister, niece and nephew... celebrating my birthday!

I just wanted to quickly share a little something I threw together using a cute little black pillow box from the LIITD store.  Dressing them up is one of my favorite things to do when giving a gift card, gift certificate, or money!  Definately prettier than just throwing it inside of a card....




I'm back to work at the bank.... first day back was today, after over 2 years of being away for maternity leave and a year away for Brayden's medical issues!!  It was a good day, I think I will like it just fine there once again...... :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Dream Come True

This past weekend, I did something that I have been dreaming of doing for awhile now.  I was asked by a friend of mine, to be her second shooter at another friends wedding.  I am a novice, a newbie, I'm a MWAC.  I'm so grateful that I was given the opportunity to try something new that I love to do.

The wedding was beautiful, as were the bride and groom.  I had so much fun, and I am certain that this won't be the last......