Ottoman Update

Remember this Ottoman I bought on craigslist?

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That I had planned to turn into something similar to this?

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Well guess what....it's almost done!

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I just need to paint the legs (why didn't I do it before adding the fabric? It was too cold outside for me to spray paint!)



Stonebridge Manor

6 Families. 2 Hours. 1 Location.

Just a few pictures while I finish
up on passed sessions :-) Enjoy!

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Hernandez Family

I am diligently trying to finish up a few session but wanted to give Family H a sneak peak of their Saturday session...I'm so glad I got to see them again after so many years. Were does the time go, right?

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The Garcia's

This weekend Lawrence and I went out to take some holiday pictures. I had searched for a photographer to do our session but WOW they are really expensive, as much as I love their work, I just didn't want to pay the price tag ($300 is kinda a lot). Also I was specifically looking for someone that gave the CD with the session...so after a couple dead ends, I asked my brother to just take them, I figured I could guide him and I would edit.

To my surprise (Yes, Chris I didn't know what to expect!) Christopher did this all on his own! I wanted a sunset landscape so I figured we could drive towards Verrado in Buckeye BUT the sun was about to set and I know once the sun hits the White Tanks Mountains its only about 15 mins before its totally gone!

I asked Lawrence to pull over on the side of the street, he thought I was joking...BUT I was serious, I didn't get all dressed up and curl my hair to lose my sunset LOL, so he did and these are the pictures we got as a result.

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.....I totally forgot to switch shoes in the car (sad face), I guess that's what happens when your in a hurry!

Joy to the World.

I am back into the craft world...feels good! lol. I miss doing this stuff, but with so many photo sessions, I don't have that extra time to make a mess in glitter and glue all the time. Last week I was surfing the blog world and ran into this idea, so I can't take all the credit for this oh-so-cute holiday magnet!

The paper mache letters are $1.77 at Hobby Lobby, since I wanted to make a pair and didn't want to pay $10 just in letters, so I bought the foam paper to trace over. One large foam paper can make up to 4-5 letters. One scrapbook paper can make 3 letters.

Martha Stewart glitter pack $3.99 - 40% off with
(one bottle made 3 letters, so the whole pack can make 9)


Paper Project
Foam Paper
Scrapbook paper
Magnet Strip
Glue
Pen/Scissors


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Let's start with the paper one.

I decided to trace the paper mache letters on some cool Christmas scrapbook paper.

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Make sure you turn the letters opposite because then you'll end up with a backwards letter like I did. LOL!

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Also trace on the foam paper and cut both to get a 2 sets of the word "Joy"
Now just Glue the paper to the foam paper (simple right?)

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Cut the magnet strip and place were you feel it will be needed.

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Add a heavy object so both magnet and glue can dry flat.

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Glitter Project
Paper Mache Letters
Spray Glue
Glitter
Magnet Strip

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I started with the Mod Pod but I noticed that the glitter was clumpy so I did away with that and took out my handy dandy spray glue instead.

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Be careful with spray glue, it can get everywhere. Spray a sections at a time and sprinkle the glitter over.

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Add the magnet strips and decorate your fridge now!


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I'm kinda between holidays right now...not ready to take down
the fall decor..but SO ready to bring out the christmas decorations!
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I love you more...

Today then Yesterday.

When we dated I loved him

When we got engaged I loved him more.

When we got married, I fall in love with him all over again.

I guess what I'm saying is, I thought I knew what love was or at least that the power of love had just one level, but I have learned that love grows, with age, with care, with situations, with troubles, with triumphs and with time.

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Today Christopher (my brother) took our holiday pictures and I edited...AND I have a craft idea to share TOO!

Family H Part 2

More of Becky and her family pictures that I did a few weeks ago!

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