Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My boys and their swagger

I will be the first to admit that I have jumped on the whole mustache trend bandwagon. I think they're so much fun!! So when Noah brought home mustache straws he had gotten at a birthday party, and him and Luke decided to test them out, of course I couldn't resist snapping some pics ;)


This Fancy Pants Swagger line was perfect for my pictures, and I had fun getting messy with it. I wanted a chevron looking border, so I cut the striped paper up and pieced it together and then added some paint to tone down the colors a bit. I also stitched one of the die cut mustaches to add some detail. I think I need to take some pictures of my daughter and I swith mustache props next... who says girl can't play with them, too? :)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

A tribute to the Beatles...

So everyone knows the song "All you need is love" by the Beatles, right?  Like with most holidays, the kids anticipation and excitement of Valentine's Day definitely rubs off, so I took inspiration from the Fab Four to make a home décor piece.

I made a collage out of layered pieces of Fancy Pants' Trendsetter line (love those colors!!), and I added some die-cuts, tissue paper and other bits and pieces on top of the paper.  I covered it all in mod podge to give it a shiny glaze (and hold it all in place), and then I outlined the heart with chevron paper straws. I made the phrase out of Heidi Swapp's new clear letters and an easy and cute home décor canvas was born :) 

And since I'm on home décor, here's a little Thanksgiving banner I made (yes, I realize Thanksgiving was now months ago... shhh, don't tell!):

I love being able to hang things in the house that I've made myself... such a fun way to add a bit of my own personality into a holiday celebration or "just because" for that matter!