This is the forth item on my craft challenge list I can cross off now! I've completed my challenge to make something to hang, and I have also created something to wear and giveaway, you'll see the post for these next week, because I have an awesome facebook giveaway related to them. By the way this freebie is exclusive to facebook and there will be no email or blog post alert. I am rewarding my facebook folllowers with a full kit, but only for a limited time before it hits the store... full price! So yeah, you might want to like my facebook page before next week. It's a tissue box cover! Made from a paper that I created today. I printed the paper off, then stuck it to a paper mache box & sealed it with a decoupage glue - easy peasy! Want the paper? Here you go...
This is what my kiddies made... A purse box for Jacinda's girly things and a box for Noah's car collection!
I have been wanting to do this for a while now. Organize my - forever getting tangled necklaces & my disappearing earring's! I have looked and looked for something to display all my pretties, but most of the ones I like have that handmade feel. And I don't like parting with lots of money if I know I can make it myself - you know what I mean? - yah. So finally, I found the perfect solution.
A few days ago I found this piece at the warehouse for $12.50! Had to get it! ...didn't know what I was going to alter it for, but I knew it was a great buy!
I am so satisfied with the end result, it looks better then how I imagined it would be. I realized while taking the pics I need more earrings - hint hint Justin! Here's what you will need -
And I thought I was going to be cool as a cucumber on that day. I can't believe how wrong I was! I thought by planning a few weeks before hand, I would avoid the feeling of stress I usually get saturated with on the day and night before. BUT noooo. I didn't have time to use all my cute little print-ables I created and hang the tissue paper decorations I had planned for the day, I was even going to make cardboard cars for the kids to sit in while they play mario carts. So I'm a little disappointed with myself... I blame Pinterest, I'm seriously on there all the time satisfying my need for visual candy.... I need help... help!
It helped reminding myself that those elements of the party were not top priority. Making sure the guests were comfy, feed and entertained were at the top of my list. Oh! and obviously Noah's experience and memory of the day too! So thank God the food table looked colourful and attractive, that made up for the lack of decorations around the room I think. Here are the photo's -
Like that cake I made?! I do, except I feel the candles are in the wrong place though... oh well.
I had these cute little cup stickers all printed and ready to stick on the cups too with modpodge, but I left that job too late and had guests arriving early! Why do they do that!
haahaaa! She looks so serious too! Well those are all the photos I wanted to share with you all. Below are the free print-ables for those thinking of having their own race car party, I hope they help make your little (or big) lads day special! Oh if you want to know where I sourced the other supplies, don't be shy, just ask, I'm always happy to help!
ZIP FILE INCLUDES: Patterned paper to use for flags or pasting on shapes and letters, food labels, cup labels, Layered file for your own photo/art display, alpha and blank flags, & thank-you favor labels.
Please do share pictures with me of how you end up using these, I'd love to see!
This was one of my very first kit creations! Splashes of red and my love for scripts, Pieces Of Me evolved through my paint selling days. See what I mean in this photo album if you don't know what I'm talking about. You can find Pieces Of Me II & Pieces Of Me III in my 2Peas store! How many of you would like to see me create the fourth kit? Leave your comments below please.
This will only be available for 7 days- so spread the word!!
Inspired by this fabulous scrapbook page! Well actually two fabulous scrapbook pages! This one is by melsboys, I saved it to my favorites folder a few days ago. And this one below created by Cathy AKA: cayla73. As soon as I saw her one I thought - that's it! I'm going to do some lifting myself!
I love melsboys layout because there's a lot of visual interest with all the different elements & colours. It's a great layout because I think there's a perfect amount of white space framing the composition. The photo isn't lost with all the colours too. In fact it's one of the first things your eye hits when you look at the page. Because firstly, it is dominant in size, the photo is bigger than the rest of the elements. Secondly, the photo is in black & white (with a warm hue to it) this instantly sets it apart from the rest of the page. Remember that if you have a photo with lots of colours, just de-saturate it, add contrast and it will be a lot easier to work with! I do it all the time!
Cathy's page uses the same principle of dominance with the size of her photo. She has a lot of patterns happening on the one page, but because the colours are co-ordinated with the photo she has achieved a seamless page design! Again, perfect amount of negative space too! What a sweet page!
Here is my page design, using the elements mentioned. And the freebie this week!
Maybe its the Indian in me coming out, but I love the fun fabric used as a curtain here. I would never use anything like this in my home. My husband Justin, wouldn't let me get away with it! Maybe back in my teenage days though... it would have gone so nicely with my bright yellow tickley (means sequins in Indian) wall hanging! When I was getting to know Justin for the first time I invited him into my bedroom to have a look at my interior decorating skills - I pointed to my bright yellow tickley wall hanging with pride... and he had no comment. I now know that no comments from Justin, usually means he's not a fan! I'm grateful thats a rare thing!
So lets look at the design features. The roses are stylized and I love the lines used in the leaves to create contrast and depth. I also really like the typography here too, the white space surrounding the text allows the viewer to read without feeling overwhelmed by the colours and shapes. It's a stunning magazine layout!
This is how my page turned out by using the design elements mentioned: CREDITS: Everything (except journal spot) from this weeks flare friday freebie, the Full Bloom Mini Kit.
And your Freebie:
Take advantage of the free Limited Commercial Use License on these! Be sure to read the TOU and expect more!