Hey folks, it’s been a while. Lots of work and hardly any play 😖
Today I’m sharing my first attempt at string art. This one comes with a story …
A childhood friend of mine had a baby many years ago. When the baby was born I hand painted a wooden name plaque. It turns out that they’ve held onto the gift all these years ❤️ Her baby is now 15 years old! She contacted me and requested a new updated name plaque for his birthday. I was beyond honored to fulfill such a beautiful request.
Below is the original wooden name plaque. Clearly has 15 years of use on it.
Below is the new name plaque I created. Staying in tune with the original it has that hand painted feel to it. I had recently become obsessed with string art videos and thought I’d take a crack at it. The plaque is a bare wood display from Hobby Lobby. Use the 40% coupon! I used Varathane Wood Stain in the color Kona.
Below is a progress photo. I printed the name on a sheet of copy paper and nailed right through it. In retrospect I wish I HADN’T done that. After tearing the sheet off I sat there with tweezers trying to pull little specks of white paper that was caught under the nail 😣 super aggravating. Avoid doing that!
Hope you enjoyed this project! I’ve got two other posts coming soon! Muahhh 💋
It’s Super Bowl Sunday!!! … and I’m bringing you another Babyshower Guestbook LOL. Last time I showed you a Girl’s book so today I have a Boy’s book. I love this one! I love the paper and embellishments I used. It looks cleaner cut and straight lined. I love that look.
The actual invitation that was sent out to guests; inside front cover
I hope you enjoyed!!! I still have another boy and a unisex babyshower guestbook to show you, but in due time. GO SEAHAWKS!!! 😉
My sweet friends! I’ve missed you, but I’ve been crazy busy making these super cute goody bags for my God Daughter’s 5th birthday party. They’re not too elaborate because, after all, they are goody bags that young kids will likely destroy or throw away LOL but they’re still cute enough to pine over 🙂
Each scalloped piece, each paper rosette, each center piece is different from the other. That was very difficult for 25 bags! I even hand stamped or embossed backgrounds on some of the scallops. Each flag banner has her stamped name on it. Of course, everything is hot glued together. CLICK to enlarge the main images so you can really see the details.
It’s Saturday! Woo hoo!!! And I’m happy for it.
Today I’m taking you guys back. I made a few cards for my boyfriend’s coworkers this past holiday season. I couldn’t get around to making more for the rest of our families, though 😦