Archive for the ‘Art’ Category
…Don’t Be Late For That Very Important Date!
Here’s a unique idea for your newlyweded home together…
(Photo credit: by Wendell Webber styled by Sweet Paul)
Scout out vintage tea cups and saucers from your local antique store or from your other family members and use them to create a fabulous piece of wall art! Whether you turn it into a real clock or keep it as simple decor, you’re sure to get compliments rolling in!
Creativity. Don’t you love it? See more inspiring design ideas by visiting Sweet Paul, one of my new favorite design and food blogs!
…For The Sweet-Tooth Bride!
A wedding is nearing…
Preparations are being made…
And while the bride waits and dreams in Candyland…
We’re getting ready to throw her a cotton candy inspired bridal shower…
Is there anything sweeter than sugar and a bride getting married? Sweet cotton candy dreams, bride-to-be!
See more gorgeous paintings from artist Will Cotton by clicking HERE. Pure deliciousness!
…It’s Easier Than You’d Think!
Marrying an amazing man but your plans are to move into his bachelor pad? How on earth are you going to mesh your girly stuff with his guy decor? Let’s face it, his ideas of home decor may not at the top of your design dream list.
He loves you, so I’m sure he won’t mind you adding just a few touches, right? It’s not like you have to stick flowers everywhere and paint the walls pink, for goodness sake. I suppose you could…but why not compromise instead and combine your style with his? One of the reasons you’re getting married is because you mesh well, right? So I’m sure your walls can too…
With a little help from Etsy seller Geezees, you’ll have your newlywed love nest redesigned in no time! Use your wedding vows, love letters or wedding pictures to create different sized custom canvas wall art. Stylish, unique and affordable wall design…that will work well with no matter what strange things your man previously decorated with!
When you invite your friends and family over, you’ll be proud to show off the place you’ll now call home! You’ll love it, he’ll love it, they’ll love it. Maybe you can even create smaller ones as gifts for your friends, family or bridal party. A little something special they’ll never forget. Cheers!
…A Little Reminder For All Of Us!
It’s the week of love. What a better way to celebrate than remebering to follow your heart, in not only love but in all aspects of your life!
“Follow Your Heart” 5×7 Print by Etsy seller Shartreuse:
Visit her shop or stop by her blog at www.shartreusestudio.com for more creative and inspiring pieces!
…Two Fabulous Giveaways Going On Now!
If you’re looking for some wonderful bridesmaid gifts or just happy little treasures for yourself, I’ve got you covered. A couple of my favorite peeps are hosting some fabulous giveaways!
My good friend Sharleen, of Etsy’s Shartreuse shop is giving away a 5×5″ Filtered Sunlight Photo Block, a Pretty Yellow Mum Pendant both from her shop and also a Set of 6 “Fresh” Letterpress Notecards from Bellis Studios! Hurry, her giveaway only runs through this Monday, 1/26/08 and then the winner will be chosen on Tuesday, 1/27/08. Good luck!
To participate in her giveaway, click HERE and leave her a comment.
(Images thanks to www.shartreuse.wordpress.com)
But wait! There’s one more! My friend Missy of Isn’t She Lovely is also hosting a giveaway. If you’re looking to find something unique for your ring bearer to carry down the aisle or just a special little keepsake to hold your rings in after the wedding day, she’s giving away this To Have & To Hold Ring Bowl from Paloma’s Nest! She’ll be choosing the winner on 1/31/08!
To participate in her giveaway, click HERE.
…It’s What A Girl Wants!
I’ve come across these delightfully pretty note cards by newly discovered designer Inslee today and couldn’t resist sharing them with you. If you’re stuck on ideas for your bridesmaids gifts, check out her fabulously stylish collection!
For many of the designs, you can choose from personalized, flat or folded. Wouldn’t these also make for adorable bridal shower invites or thank you cards? Take a look at just a few of my absolute favorites…
“Stand by Me”
Her gorgeous 2009 Calendar would also make a wonderful gift!
Though designer Inslee recently graduated just last year after majoring in studio art and art history, she has been drawing ever since she was a little girl. After she graduated, her sketches really took off and became a hit!
“I began sketching ballerinas and brides which eventually led to my love of sketching all things fashionable and elegant. My sketching moves as quickly as the ever-changing styles of the moment in my attempts to capture the glamour and beauty of couture.” – Inslee
Support this talented new designer, check out the rest of her work and get shopping by clicking HERE. Cheers!
(Thanks to Pret-A-Party for sharing this with me!)
…Got A Lot Of Bottled Up Energy? Put It To Stylishly Crafty Use!
My sister keeps telling me to recycle. So while I may not have a bin yet (I’m working on it!), I do have an entire closet filled with bottles, corks and jars that I’ve been saving for over 5 years now! If you didn’t know me well, you’d think I was a lush or something if you ever opened that closet. No worries, my friends and family have been helping me collect these items too.
I plan on making beautiful things out my collection someday! For now, let me inspire you to do the same. Create with me useful items and decor out of bottles, corks and jars. Together, we can save the planet and create crafty, unique events all at the same time!
Bottled Up In A Jar!
Imagine the possibilities. Need to make a special, sentimental gift for your bridesmaids? Get out some empty bottles, cut out pictures and phrases from magazines that remind you of your friend, tape to bottle and cover entire bottle with Modge Podge! Once dry, decorate with ribbons, crystals or any other little trinket!
Need an affordable way to decorate your day? Use old bottles, jars or empty candle holders and turn them into fresh new vases or votive holders…
How cool would it be to make your own cake stand using wine corks? Or menu and placecard holders, anything your little heart can imagine. Get creative…
I bet it would be time consuming indeed, but if you’ve got it in you, could you create something with your old water bottles like designer Michelle Brand did below? Seriously, would you have ever guessed those gorgeous, airy designs were made from plastic water bottles? Amazing, isn’t it? Imagine that as your backdrop for your wedding pictures…
(Photo credits: Plastic bottle art by Designer Michelle Brand via Green Design Girl)
Have other ideas? Please comment below and share, we’d love to hear. Happy crafting, everyone!