Friday, September 30, 2011

{ fall decorating #2 and GIVEAWAY }

Welcome to Fall Decorating day #2! Today I'm going to show you more cute Fall Frame Magic! This is again a yard sale frame. (don't "fall" over in shock, I buy at least 80% of  my home decorating supplies at yard sales!) I spray painted this frame black and added a piece of cardboard behind it to act as my base.

Next, I taped an old piece of sheet music inside to hide the cardboard. Then, I cut out leaves on my cricut using lots of "fall" colored papers. ( this would also be cute with real leaves if you don't have a paper punch or a cricut) I added stick on gems to the centers of the leaves and attached the leaves to the sheet music paper.

This is my new favorite fall's changes every time I make something new! It "sings" to me! (Sorry, I'll stop soon with the "corny" fall jokes. I must be in a mood. I'll blame it on pregnancy!)

Don't forget to enter my cute fall frame give-a-way from yesterday! Scroll down to Wednesday's post to read about it or click here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

{ fall decorating #1 and GIVE-a-WAY }

Hello! It's been awhile! I'm back and I have lots of fun for fall. This week is going to be filled with beautiful, fun and inexpensive fall decorating tips and photos! Let the autumn merriment and fall decorating commence!!! I've been excited to decorate for fall since the beginning of August. I'm not a big halloween fan, so I just do "FALL" decorating! My favorite color combo for fall is orange, red, yellow and you'll be seeing these colors in almost everything I make this week!  This is my first project. Aqua chalkboard frames. 

First, I painted 3 frames I picked up at yard sales over the last couple of years with chalk-paint. (*disclaimer...I painted the chalk part a while ago, I've used these for several different events since I first painted them.) I'm sure I didn't pay more than $.50 to $1 for each. That's my rule on frames! Next, I spray painted the frame edges aqua.

Next, I cut out scrapbook paper leaves with my cricut and added buttons and old scrabble letters to spell fall sentiments, like: grateful, blessings and thankful!

 I hung these frames above our dining room table with our collection of "R's". I LOVE these frames, they added a perfect fall touch to our dining room!

I had so much making these frames...I decided to make an extra one to give away here on the blog! YEAH!!! So, if you want a chance to win this cute fall frame all you have to do is sign up on the left side of my blog to be a "follower" and then leave me a comment about your favorite part of fall. I'll have my girls draw a name from a hat on Wednesday, winner will be announced on Thursday! ( I can ship anywhere in the us, so you can enter even if you are out of state) Happy entering and crafting!

And in BABY news....... we wanted everyone to know that baby #3 is a healthy GIRL! I had my 20 week ultra sound today and the Dr. said the baby looks great! We are very excited!  We would be excited no matter what we were having......I'm just happy to KNOW the sex so I can of course,........................... start DECORATING!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

{Mayce's 6th Birthday Party}

Well, we finally all got over strep throat and were able to have Miss Mayce's birthday carnival! We all had a great time! She had lots of friends come to play games and eat yummy treats. 
 Here is some collages of the party. You can click on any of the photos to bring them up bigger.

Here's some party details. We had several homemade games, Bowling, Fishing, Ring toss-large and small, Rock Toss, Bean Bag Toss and face painting. Mayce wanted homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches instead of cake! They were a big hit. SO YUMMY! For dinner we had hot dogs, hamburgers, pasta salad, chips, watermelon and caramel apples!

 One other thing we did was take everyone's pictures in this hand-painted clown cutout! I painted clowns on this scrap piece of sheet-rock we had down stairs and buck cut the holes for me! (I'm NOT an artist don't laugh at my hand-painted clowns!!!)