Apr 25, 2014

Wall Art with Pocket Cards


When it comes to art in our home we are far from collectors. Pretty much everything in our home has been DIYed by me or the kids. So when The Pocket Source challenged us to "think outside the album" I was initially drawn to some sort of wall art. I quickly realized I wanted or should I say needed something over our bed. Over the past few months I have pinned several ideas but never took the initiative to get anything up there.

I figured it was time to do just that!

I started out with a few document frames from the Dollar Tree. Frames for a buck, you can't beat that, right? Now, I have used these frames for photos and such for over a year but nothing had the 'ol heart skipping beats until...

this happened...

I took the frames, which were black, and spray painted them my favorite color..GOLD!

One can of gold spray paint later and these frames were good to go.

Since these were document frames I was able to take regular paper sized cardstock and cut mattes. I used my Silhouette portrait to cut mattes down to 4x6.

I took my time selecting cards to fit the frames. I chose cards I really loved. Special sayings or quotes, patterns, and colors that coordinated well with my pillows and room.

Of course hanging them was the hardest part. I'm horrible at hanging wall galleries but I do know that Pinterest offers a ton of tips and tricks to do it a little easier. There may be about a hundred holes behind those frames. ;)

I just love the color and modern "edgy-ness" that this brings to the room. It makes the focal wall a little more...well focal! It was super easy and cost me less than $20.00 to put together. 

It goes to show that with all of the scrapbooking supplies I have around I could create so much more! I just love when beautiful things come together with materials I already have. And yes, I may keep a stock of gold spray paint. ;)

So what do you guys and gals think of my "outside the album" project? A little time, a few pocket cards and the possibilities are truly endless.

Be sure to check out my BFF, Leslie Harvey's amazing project at her new blog, Modern Muse.

Lot's of love

Apr 23, 2014

Maybe I'll do Some Videos

So as a lover of social media and a closeted Youtube stalker I've decided to take things up a notch. That's right I've finally decided to do a video. Truth is I really love watching videos. Crafting videos, organizing videos, make-up tutorials. All kinds really. So, I've decided to give my hand at it. I'm definitely not a pro at doing them but I'm going to try and learn a few things, keep it as real as possible and share some fun stuff. Whether it's craft/scrapbooking videos, organizing tips, DIY projects or even just chit chatting with me I hope you'll find these inspiring, motivating, and just plain fun.

So let's get started...join me as I tell ya a little bit about me and share my latest supply haul.

Hope you guys enjoyed watching this and getting to know "crazy" me a little more. I'm super excited to do a few more of these videos. If there is anything you want to see just let me know and I will try to do them!

Have you guys been shopping? What's the best deals you have found so far? SPILL! I MUST KNOW!

Lots of love!

Apr 10, 2014


Join me at THE POCKET SOURCE as I share a video tutorial on creating "polaroid" type photos for pocket scrapbooking.

Come on over to grab this template for FREE!

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