All You Need Is Love – watercolor on canvas.

Posted by Michelle on February 18th, 2015

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I jumped on the watercolor bandwagon this week and created a little Valentine canvas for the family.  So let’s get to how easy it is.

1.  Lay out Hazel & Ruby’s stencil mask letters and press them down on your canvas.
(I used La Patessiere Alpha and Everyday Words.)

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2.  Paint with watercolors.
I had never watercolored before, well, perhaps in grade school.  And I bought an inexpensive watercolor palette at Michael’s with a coupon.  I just brushed side to side using white and 2 pinks going for that ombre look.

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3.  Spritz with Shimmer Spritz to add some sparkle here and there.
Allow to dry completely.

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4.  When completely dry, outline stencils with the Irresistible Pico Embellisher.

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5.  After the outline is completely dry, peel off letters.

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6.  Cover with Mod Podge.

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7.  Hang on the wall and share the love!

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DIY – kid’s bedroom door makeover.

Posted by Michelle on February 6th, 2015

Oh y’all.  This is shameful.  But I’m gonna keep it real right here and now.
This is my son’s bedroom door.  12 years of his shenanigans.  And I am over it.
I knew it had to be dealt with at some point and the idea came to me when I first saw Hazel & Ruby’s new DIY Decor Tape.
A life saver.  (My son’s, not mine – ha ha!)

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We took the door down and went over all the stickers and other gunk with Goof Off and an exacto knife.

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And then we proceeded to beautify that bad boy.
8″ Americana DIY Decor Tape across the top and then 12″ Wooden Grain DIY Decor Tape down the full length below it.

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I found that pressing down and flattening with something heavy and close to the same width made it smooth out nicely.

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Oh what a difference!

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Check out the before and after.

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Paper Airplanes.

Posted by Michelle on February 3rd, 2015

This was posted over on the Hazel & Ruby blog a couple of weeks ago.

We’re kickin’ it old-school today with paper airplanes!


My 12 year-old son got a paper airplane kit for Christmas and it came with pre-cut patterned papers to make the airplanes out of.  We decided to make some to hang in his room, and use Hazel & Ruby’s Maps of the World Wrap It Up paper as he’s got this world and sun/moon/stars mash up theme goin’ on in there.


With adult supervision while he was using my paper cutter, he did everything himself from start to finish.




Once he had his airplanes made, he used a little piece of gray washi tape from Hazel & Ruby’s Polka Dot Party set to adhere some cord.


And then he just climbed up on a chair and hung them in his room.


Crafty, kept him busy, got him thinking, and he added some decor to his room on the quick, cheap and easy!



And still more Valentines.

Posted by Michelle on February 1st, 2015

Happy Sunday, Girls!
Just popping in real quick to share some more Valentines that I made this morning.

Handmade confetti with hole-punched vintage book print, punched hearts from Fancy Pants papers, and sequins from Hazel & Ruby.

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A little peek on the inside.

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All packaged up in some vintage Paris-themed bags topped with doilies, tickets, foam stickers, and Hello Love stamp from Inspire Lovely (ETSY).

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♥ ♥ ♥


More Valentines.

Posted by Michelle on January 27th, 2015

It’s official.  I am sending out more Valentines than I did Christmas cards.  And I am absolutely thrilled to do it!

Fun party sacks, premade doilies, tickets, and a fabulous stamp from Inspire Lovely (ETSY).

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Target is my one-stop shop.  And it’s right across the street from my subdivision.  Fun red, pink, and gold candy; and journals and notepads.

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Handmade confetti.

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Hello Love.

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♥ ♥ ♥