Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pledge of allegiance flag decor

I have been slacking a little when it comes to decorating for holidays.
I have Christmas all squared away and pretty much have fall decor but everything else I have nothing.  After we got married and moved into our first apartment I told Brian that I did not want to buy any holiday decorations because once we got a house I would want to buy decorations for the house to match our decor.  Now that we have the house I am finally able to let loose!

I bought some pictures frames from Jo-Ann last year on clearance and those spoke to me as my inspiration for the rest of my decor!  I found this picture on Pinterest and decided to try my hand at recreating it!  
I went to Jo-Ann and found this wood plaque that was 11x14 regularly priced $11.99 but with coupon it was $7.19.   I also bought one white paint for $0.99 and painted the whole plaque with a sponge brush.


I used my silhouette cameo to create the design.  The font is sanford and I just spaced the words how they were spaced out in the original picture because I liked how it looked.  The words fit into a 7x11 rectangle.

I had two 12x12 sheets of vinyl that cost a little less than $1 each from amazon.  I used the darkest blue and red that they had in the package.  After cutting out the letters with my silhouette cameo I taped the pieces together so it would be easier to transfer onto the plaque.


It was very easy to transfer onto the dried plaque and turned out super cute!
I bought a stand from Jo-Ann to set it on.
The two little stars are from Pier One.


I absolutely love how it turned out!
It is hard to find decorations that I love at the store and this was easy enough to make and it cost me less than $10!!!! (and I have leftover supplies!)

Happy Crafting!
-e

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

SMASH!

Little G turned one today!
It seems like just yesterday I was headed over to take her newborn pictures.
Here are a few pictures of her smash cake!
Like most kids she was hesitant at first and then loved playing with the cake between her fingers.











Happy Birthday little miss G!
-e

Cute as a button cupcakes

I was asked a few weeks ago if I could make some cupcakes with a button theme.
I knew I had the perfect cupcake liners that I had bought in the sale basket of Michaels months if not years ago!
She wanted vanilla with vanilla frosting and a round, smooth piping.

I made the buttons out of fondant and colored them in different shades of blue.




I love how they turned out!
I hope this gave you some button inspiration!


-e

Fathers Day

We went over to celebrate Fathers Day with Brians family on Sunday.
I brought along my new camera to take some pictures.
Kids grow up so quickly and change so much that you just have to remember to take pictures of them even just random days!












Happy Fathers Day!
-e

Saturday, June 14, 2014

UW GRADUATE!

He did it!
He graduated from the University of Washington!
He didn't barely get by either, he graduated cum laude!

Since our backyard is now party ready I really wanted to throw him a celebration.
He finally gave in and let me do it!

We had weeks of beautiful sunshine and 70+ degree days and then the forecast came and it said it was going to rain!!!!
I was so bummed!
We woke up and it was pouring.  We went to the Tacoma Dome for the ceremony and ran in through the rain.  Praying it would stop after the ceremony when you go outside to take pictures.
Here are a few pictures from the ceremony.  (I forgot my zoom lens!)


turning the tassel!



Thankfully the rain held off for pictures afterwards!





We headed out for lunch with the family after the ceremony and then went straight home to get the party ready.
Right when we were headed home it was pouring again and the skies were gray.
But, at 4:00 when the party started the sun came out and it stopped raining!


I made this banner with my silhouette cameo

















Now he is off to Seattle University School of Law!

So proud of you and love you!
-e