Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Audrey Hepburn Sign

I think this project deserves it's own post.

I found this decal quote on etsy and knew I had to have it for the girls playroom.  Since it is Audrey Hepburn I couldn't resist Tiffany's box blue.  I bought a sheet of wood and had it cut to size at the local hardware store.  I did have to make some modifications because the decal wasn't in this square format.  I simply cut it by sentence and placed it where needed.  I also googled the closest color match to the Tiffany's box and found out that the closet match is Behr Sweet Rhapsody.  I was so pleased to find out that it actually is a very close match.  I also added the infamous white ribbon.  At first I debated painting a white line around the edges and hanging it with the white ribbon, but my wall space did not allow for what I wanted exactly.  So I came up with this and I do like it.  It's also removable so if I ever move it to a different wall space I may change it back to the original plan.
It's a perfect accent for the girls playroom.


Monday, December 27, 2010

Incorporating all those gifts...

Ok, now that Christmas is over, what do you do with all the extra STUFF you thought was a great gift idea, but then didn't give much thought to how it would actually fit in your house.  Luckily I was able to make a few moves in the playroom for these fun new gifts.
Katie got this adorable Disney talking vanity from Santa...
It can't sit in a corner all by itself, so I made this Audery Hepburn sign to go with it.  I tried to make it look like a Tiffany's box.  Decal from Etsy and I googled the actual paint color for a Tiffany' box.  I can save you time and reveal the big secret here..... Behr Sweet Rhapsody.  It's a perfect match and I love it.  I bought extra so I can use this color more.
 Added a few other frames and voila.  Her own vanity corner.  I already know I'll add more to this corner.  I'm loving it.
Since I was taking pics of the playroom, I couldn't help to snap a pic of the kitchen corner just because I really like it.
I found this little shelf at a garage sale and painted it black.  Guess what color it's going to change to now. :)  Anyway, I digress.  I let the girls pick some items out of the pantry that they thought would be fun for their pretend kitchen.  Yes, they are all empty.
This playroom is so much fun to decorate.  It is a challenge because it's one big long room with an odd angled ceiling.  It makes decorating the walls almost impossible.  It's always a work in progress.  But it sure is fun.  Makes me want to post more areas.  I actually have to clean them first.  As you might guess, it's not exactly pristine. 


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

This years Christmas card.
I'm that person that has to make you smile when you open our card.  Cheesier the better.  So, this year.....I dreamed big...
My BIG ambitions were to stack them.  The little sister sitting on top of big sisters shoulders, lights wrapped around them, and holding a star on top like a Christmas tree.  All the while Big sister holding the reindeer doggy.  Sounds simple right.  Apparently, I dreamed too BIG.  After several failed attempts, we wound up with this.  All sitting SAFELY in a chair.  It still made me smile so I hope it makes you smile too.

On a side note...I wanted to send our card to the shelter where we adopted this cute little reindeer doggy, but my husband thinks they may consider this torture.  :) 


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Free Printable Scripture Word Art

Found this awesome printable here.
I was able to change up the color a bit to match my color theme and use it on my Christmas cards this year!
Love how it turned out!

{Of course you could always just print it as is and frame it to use for your Christmas decorating!}

On the Christmas Card: Papers found here and here. Elements from various kits at my favorite digital scrapbooking shop here.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Gift Tags

Below are some gift tags I made for all my packages this year.
Feel free to download here, cut out and enjoy!
{Sized for 8.5 x 11 paper, 300 dpi}


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Advent Calendar/ Christmas Countdown

We haven't ever had an advent calendar in our house. Only because I haven't really seen one that I just fell in love with.   I saw so many ideas found from blog land at Tatertots and Jello. Wow the creative bar just gets higher and higher!

This below is my take on the advent calendar. It was mentioned to me by someone as a tradition they did with their kids every Christmas and it was something that their kids remembered even after they were grown and out of the house. 

The idea is that you have 24 books to read with your child or children. One for each day up till Christmas, with the final book read on the Christmas eve being "The Night Before Christmas" of course. They can be all Christmas books or even special books that your family likes to read. They can be books you already have or add a few new ones each year.  Because really, most of the fun for the kids is getting to open a present each day....

{It's also good incentive to get the kids in the jammies and ready for bed each night!} 
And if you haven't started yet this year, don't worry just start today with less books. 
It's just a tool to countdown to Christmas!

Need some cute tags to add to your books?
You can download the # tags I've used here.

Linked up here @ Tatertots and Jello Weekend Wrap Up Party.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Family Game Night Basket

 It's that time of year again.....
Here is a cute Family Christmas gift idea to get a whole family with kids.  Family Game Night Basket.  What family doesn't enjoy some fun new games to play together.  I put two of these together for a couple of fun families I know. 
I found a few fun age appropriate games...
Ornaments that match the family.  This year one family bought a camper and camped all summer.  The other family adopted a new toy yorkie this year.
Next and one of my favorites, I made each family a
 memory game set, all with pictures of all of the kids from various get togethers throughout the year.
 Closeup of the front and back of the memory game.  Modge Podge does rock!
Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!!


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