Friday, January 28

LOVE.. (How to)

I am so excited to have made a very cute wedding and or valentines project! 

 I will be using this little cutie as part of the display near our guest book. You could easily make one of your own.

The supplies
- 4 (4x4) canvas frames
( I used you could use any size)
- tissue paper
(use your favorite color)
- glue dots or favorite form of adhesive
- scissors
- ribbon (
- stapler
(to attach ribbon to canvas)
- letter cut outs
(I used my Cricut to cut out LOVE)

                           Heres the How to...

 1. Lay out tissue paper, measure to fit canvas. The tissue paper should cover all sides of the canvas and be able to secure to the back.

2. Cut tissue paper to fit canvas.

3. Fold and fasten the tissue paper to the canvas.

4. Once they are all covered, they should look like this.

5. You can embellish your in any way. I picked LOVE to go with my upcoming wedding theme. However, you could use this project for any upcoming event like a baby shower.
6*. Using the stapler attach the ribbon to the first  canvas in the form of a loop.

7*. Now make sure all the canvases are attached securely & hang!

*steps 6 & 7 are optional.

Other options....
You could make loops for all canvases and hang each seperately.
You could hang them individually.

Sunday, January 16

more progress!

I just wanted to share some more progress!

I have completed some more things...
A while back I completed the corsages for the Mothers and Grandmothers (see image on left). Simple pin on corsages for each of the lovely women we would like to honor at our wedding. I was so excited to have another thing checked off my massive to do list!!
After sharing with my Mom & Nonni that they were done and I was so proud of them, I was shocked to hear that they would like wristlets instead! At first I was frustrated because I had just completed the project and now I had to go change something! I had just checked it off my to do list. Wristlets were not in the original plan. I think you get the picture!!
So after some deliberation I decided I would find a way to convert my finished project into something EVERYONE would love.
It really was a simple fix! I ordered the bracelet materials from and simply attached the premade corsages to them. It was so simple and I had stressed out about it for no reason!

Here is a couple pics of a finished one.

Wednesday, January 12

wedding progress...

I have been working on wedding things. The kit I originally bought online from oriental trading. The kit makes a beautiful set that has champagne/beige color. The instructions say to paint all the pieces white, tie on ribbons, add some rhinestones and paper white flowers (very pretty in the picture but not in my color scheme). Almost a month ago (wow has it been that long?) I covered these wooden letters with a beautiful grey/purple color with a white damask pattern. I haven't been able to come up with a completed design until tonight! I finally finished them!! The ribbons are shades of purple and a silver/grey that has a hint of purple. I Spray painted and distressed the additional damask pattern pieces (also made of wood).
 I love how they turned out!
Here they are with a little better lighting!

Tuesday, January 11


It has been far too long since I have posted something, anything!

So many things have happened since my last post. Some very important things!

I have turned yet another year older, and with that I have become more serious with my MR. Shortly after the most amazing birthday (he got me a CRICUT Expression!) we celebrated our 2 years together. I couldn't imagine my llife without my MR. We took a week long vacation, just the 2 of us. We drove to THE GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK. We hiked into the canyon and MR proposed. We celebrated our engagement all week and even further in DISNEYLAND!
Christmas was amazing. We celebrated with every family member we could think of... and then some. It was busy, fun, a little crazy (what else is family good for?!?), and exhausting. We had 7 Christmas celebrations in 4 days!
New Years was amazing! We had some of our closest friends over. Celebrated in a family friendly way... everyone had fun!
Oh yeah, I am loving all the wedding planning. I am completely wedding obsessed. I am usually exhausted and yet I know that it needs to get done so I push through. I feel guilty for being so dedicated to this and not to other aspects of my life. MR is amazing, he accepts me and all of the insanity that comes with it. I am not sure how but he seems to understand or at least fake it very well! MR & my Mom have a running gag... that she will "tag him out" when he needs... meaning I am being a little too intense. MR can go drink beer and watch sports with Dad, while Mom comes to deal with me. I find it aggravating that she would make that joke and continue it. Then again, I might be a little over sensitive. I am the "BRIDEZILLA" after all.
So, with only 9 months left I am starting to FREAK out!!