Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Color Inspiration #025

I know that it snowed the other day, (at least here in Utah!) but even though it doesn't feel like it, spring is almost here!! Promise!! Sadly, it snowed enough in JUNE about 5 years ago that I made a snowman! So hopefully that sort of thing doesn't happen this year! But even if it does or doesn't, I'd like to show a springtime Color Inspiration for today because it gives me hope that sunshine is almost here! Then it will help me get over my cold! (hopefully..) Anyway, enjoy the springtime below even if it's cold outside!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Color Inspiration #024

Recycled Notebook

So, I have been collecting scrap paper for a long time. Like printer paper that are used on one side and I WOULD have thrown them away, except I've been saving the world one piece of paper at a time! It took me a few months, but I finally got enough scrap pieces of paper that I could make this really cute journal below! So if you have scrap pieces of paper saved up, (or you can start saving now, too, if you want to??) then you can make a cute journal like mine below! The best part?? I didn't spend even one penny on this recycled notebook! I ONLY used materials I already had! Sweet, huh? Well, enjoy!









Her are all the supplies I used! First, take 30 pieces of your scrap paper and fold them individually until they're in 3 stacks of 10 folded in half.



Then, measure a small dot at 2", 4" and 6" on the inside of your fold and use something sharp and pointy to poke holes in all 30 of your pages in the exact same spot. Stack them like so and now we're going to thread them together!


 






Remember that you can thread together your pages however you want, but this is just a way that I figured out how to thread them on my own! Just remember to tie it extra tight at the end so they're squished together like the picture above! Now trim your cover chipboard or cardstock paper so it's 1/4" larger than a regular piece of paper on both ends.



Time to create your cover! Decorate it however you want on one side! And fold over the excess on all edges like above.


I decided to use this special tape called Gorilla tape (it's even stronger than duct tape!) to give my cardstock some extra stability. Make sure to tape the edges from the front down! They cover the entire surface with the tape for that stability!
Now, glue the end two pages onto your duct tape! Make it's centered! You can glue envelopes inside your notebook to put some extra memorabilia inside!

I wanted to cover that first page that I glued to the taped side, so I glued a page down on both of those pages, and now you're finished!!
Let it dry for 24 hours before you use it so the glue can dry really well! You don't want your book to fall apart! 
Remember that I didn't buy ANYTHING for this project! So use what you have around the house to make your notebook personalized and recycled!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Color Inspiration #023

I'm tryin to do these daily, so here is your daily Color Inspiration!! Along with some pictures of my cuuute nieces and nephew!! I love them!! And I have 17 of them! Crazy! But here are three of them!




Saturday, March 26, 2011

Color Inspiration #022

I got it framed!! I framed my Family Print and it looks great!! If you'd like your own Family Print with your names and colors, you can order it HERE! And below is also Color Inspiration #022! Enjoy!





Friday, March 25, 2011

Family Print: Bethards

This is my photographer, Aria, and I did a Family Print for her!! It looks super cute! And check out her blog HERE! Enjoy!

Family Print: Bowles

Hello! Here's another Family Print! She sent me a picture of her room so I could make sure the colors match perfectly! I hope you like it!

Color Inspiration #021

Okay, that last post was WAY too disgusting!! So I'm going to combat that ugly with this pretty! I hope you like my Color Inspirations! Tell me which one is your favorite in my "Color Inspiration" tab above where you can see ALL of them at once! Enjoy!

Warning: Super Disgusting

If you have a weak stomach, then this post might not be for you. I'm being completely serious though, you need to take precaution with this post! I live in some apts, and I really like them! Yeah, they're small, and old-ish, and expensive, and high utilities...hahaha...but I really like them! Really I do! If it weren't for my awesome ward though, I would definitely consider moving, though! And that's because of reason's like this! This post! Apartments just don't get taken care of very well! Including my dishwasher! So I buckled down, got dirty, and I mean really dirty...and cleaned out the dishwasher! So I'm not sure if you can enjoy the pictures below, but take a look to see the before and after pics! I'm so proud of myself for being so handy by takin apart the dishwasher! Take a look and I dare you to have (or used to have) a dirtier dishwasher than me!


BEFORE


BEFORE


BEFORE


AFTER


AFTER


AFTER



I know that the after pictures are still pretty dirty, BUT, compared to what they used to look like they are awesome! I am awesome! And proud of myself! So even though this post is super nasty, I wanted to brag about my initiative and handy-skills!

Family Print: Nielson

I am having so much fun doing these! Each one is a mystery of how it will look before I create it, but then it turns into something awesome! I love how this one turned out! Tell me what you think!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Family Print: Bullock's

I am loving the colors on this Family Print! If you'd like to purchase one for your own family, please click on my store link at the top! Enjoy!


Ampersand Rubberband

So, I wore about a dozen bobby pins today in my hair because I had a bun. Cool huh?? I know! And I was so lazy tonight that I made my husband take my hair out for me, hahaha. But when he pulled out my rubberband (some call it a hair tie) it looked like this!! An Ampersand Rubberband! Cool, huh?! Just thought I'd share that with you! Night!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Color Inspiration #016 - #020

I know you've secretly been missing these...I borrowed all of my images this time from Snippet and Ink's wedding photos because they are BEAUTIFUL! THANKS!! So take a look and enjoy!