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June Bulletin Board

This year we thought to change June up a little.  Normally we would do something for Father’s day.  We went another direction,

We started with a wire wreath.  Wrapped in burlap.

Next we added some flowers and some greenery.

We wanted to put some fun ducks at the bottom.

Add some cute lettering for the month of June

Put them up with the actual calendar.

Lu

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May Bulletin Board

May always has Mother’s Day.  So how to decorate the bulletin Board for May?  Something with mothers in it.

Took a couple of wooden picture frames and painted them white.  Then put some floral foam around the edges so I could put some pretty flowers around the frames.

I found some pictures of mothers with their children to put in the frames.

Made new letters to match the colors.

This is how it looks on the actual bulletin board,

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Lu

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Ariel Birthday Shirts

So our granddaughter in Utah called us and asked us to make her a turquoise, Ariel, 6th birthday princess shirt! How could we say no?!!!

We bought the first shirt in the wrong size so instead of taking it back we decided to make one without the lettering.  It is fairly easy to layer the HTV but here are a few pictures of the process.

And then the card needed to match of course!!!

We hope that our birthday girl likes them!

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Lu

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April Bulletin Board – Easter/Christ

For the April bulletin board we went with the Easter/Christ theme.

From our decorations we came up with these colors for the title.

We started with some 5×7 canvases and painted them with a festive pink background.  We used a matching paper for the background and put lettering to convey our message.

 

For the Risen, we used popups to make it stand away from the canvas.

Here it is, all together.  We think it turned out cute!!!

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Lu

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New Product!!! Magnetic Calendar

We have brought in a new (to us) product from Foundation Decor.

It is the Magnetic Calendar. It is like the Shadowboxes where everything is attached with magnets.

It has some special things for the holidays.

We are including the paper pack with the calendar!

There are a lot more pieces to this that we are working on having ready soon!!!

 

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Lu 

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Designing things for Apple Wagon

Recently we met the owner of a local Antique Mall.  She has more things than just antiques.  So she got in some scrapbook/card making supplies.  We kind of volunteered to help her by make some examples.

The things she got are very random and don’t really go together too well, but those of you that know me know that is right up my alley! It will take me several weeks to make examples of it all but here is some of the first batch!

Pages

Making Stencils

 

Cards

The owner has been very positive and so supportive! It’s fun to create something from such random pieces! If you live here in Missouri you should check out what she has because her prices are really great! And be sure to check back here for more examples of things you can make with them!

 

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Lu 

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Ribbon Wreath

I saw these ribbons at my local store and loved the bird one but had no idea what I would do with them! I bought a couple of each to have just in case.

I had a small wreath frame and decided to see what they looked like tied on that. It took way more ribbon than I thought and I had to go find more ribbon!

 

Then finding coordinating for the bow and some pine cones finished the project off! I really love how it turned out!

The cost for this is $20 + sales tax

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Lu 

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I Love Cats

It has been a couple of weeks since we blogged; we have been doing things for the Boutique. We had a couple of people stop by and we are grateful for that! One of them liked the shadowboxes but wanted something with cats, so we got one in and made it up yesterday!

It’s been a while since we blogged about the process so we thought today we would again.

So the frames come in black and white. They are a sectioned frame with a metal back.

The wooden pieces that go in the frame and are different themed come all together.

Then we pick out papers and cut them to the shapes. This is the time consuming part and the part where you can make it your own. You can purchase the kit we have made up or bring us you papers and we can cut it out for you. The tricky part of this is finding patterns that are small enough for the pieces. We are ALWAYS on the lookout for small patterned papers!

Then there is the painting , if you decide to paint some or all of the pieces. On this particular one, we only painted the milk bottle and the aquarium but  we have painted a lot more on other kits.

Then it is time to glue the papers to the pieces. It is all pretty easy and fast. We use a wood glue but modge podge would work fine as well. Sometimes there are other embellishments that we add but that is really a design by design thing.

When everything is dry we attach the magnets to the background piece of each section and place it in the frame! The fun part is then you just take out one theme and set in the next!

 

We like to try it in both colored frames and see which one we like best!

So you can purchase all the pieces and take it to your home to put it together, paint and glue not included. You can come here and have us help you put it together, paint and glue included. You can purchase the theme already completed or the completed theme and frame already to be displayed in your home!

Shadow Box Decoration

Frame                 $20

Decoration     $25

Class                   $ 5

                               $50     You Make It

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Completed     $60

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Lu 

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