Archive for March, 2013

DIY Watercolor Card

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Watercolor is all the range around the bloggy world these days, and why not? It’s flippin’ amazing!

This watercolor card is a so simple and can be used for any occasion, and the best part is you can make it while you’re having art time with the kids. Just pull out those Crayola paints and save yourself a pretty penny on your upcoming  events.

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 What You’ll Need:

Water color paper (I use this one)

Watercolors

Cup of Water

Paintbrush

Thin Black Pen (in love with this!)

Stack of Magazines or a heavy item.

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Instructions:

1. Fold your paper in half

2. Lightly wet your paintbrush and get a good amount of paint on it

 3. Glide your paint in a line across the top of the card

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 4. Next, lightly dip the brush in water and make another line touching your first.

5. Repeat again!

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 6. Do the same but starting at the bottom of card. I like to use another color too.

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7. Wait a few moments until it’s dried off then set it under a heavy stack of books or magazines. Place some white paper on top of it to protect it.

8. I like to leave mine a couple of hours or overnight, then when it is completely dried and pressed write a saying in your own penmanship.

I hope you find this little tutorial helpful, and your inspired to create your won little works of art. :)

$5 Jewelry at Charlotte Russe

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Charlotte Russe’s $5 Jewelry line is flippin’ incredible this spring!

Neutral clothing accessorized with a pop of colorful jewelry is never a bad idea. I try to invest in basic clothing to wear over and over and then have a few pieces of inexpensive jewelry so to mix and match so I never get tired of wearing the same thing.

Here are a few things making the list:

boxwoodclippings_coral stacked ringsstacked coral rings

boxwoodclippings_studded bracelet

studded bracelet set

boxwoodclippings_hexagon earringspink hexagon earrings

boxwoodclippings_pink and gold bracelet setpink + gold bangle set

boxwoodclippings_pale pink braceletpale pink bracelet

boxwoodclippings_gold clasp braceletgold clasp bracelet

boxwoodclippings_dome earringsdome earrings

boxwoodclippings_single strand necklace

simple beaded necklace

Let’s just say my shopping cart is full! Make sure to check out all the different colors and styles HERE.

Paper and Fabric Flowers

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Although it’s not April Fools day until next week, these paper and fabric flowers have me second guessing their true identities.

This time of year in Utah seems to be a constant battle between Winter and Summer, and although it won’t be long till real blossoms are in bloom, I’m dying to try my had at these beautiful creations.

This up cycled beauty is by Alternative Blooms and can be found HERE.
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This giant wall flower is perfection, found on You Are My Fave (instructions HERE). Picture 23

And finally, these beauties by Craftberry Bush are to die for (instructions HERE).boxwood clippings_paper flowers

My mother had a mini freak out when I mentioned I wanted to make flowers for my wedding centerpieces 8 years ago. I don’t think this is what she had in mind! I’m sold, are you?

Hello Sunshine!

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

As it’s still is snowing across most of the country I think a healthy dose of yellow is in order to remind us it is indeed spring:

yellow geometric pillow $16.99

our favorite ikea napkins $1.99

watering can $29.95

stripe mixing bowl $9.99

accent rug $14.99

nate berkus woven pillow $24.99 (yellow color only available in-store)

I always love yellow in the spring, what do you love this time of year?

Painted Brick

Monday, March 25th, 2013

I am beyond in love right now with painted brick. You know how some people wouldn’t dream of painting oak cabinets? Some people also think the same about brick, that covering it would be a total sin. For any of those skeptics out there I’m here to convince you otherwise :)

boxwoodclippings_grey brick houseathomearkansas.blogspot.com

boxwoodclippings_painted brick porch

boxwoodclippings_cream brick wall

boxwoodclippings_painted black brick fireplacethe-brick-house.com

Aren’t these spaces amazing?! I’m dying to get myself a brick makeover! I’ve been reading up on painting brick and have fallen in love with Annie Sloan paint. Have you heard about it? a) Annie is a fellow Brit and overall fabulous b) it looks like miracle paint and c) no voc’s = no cancer. Watch this video to be converted.

Happy Monday, hope you all have a happy week!