Thursday, February 25, 2010

Very Green

Ever since I saw this post on designmom's blog, I have wanted to paint something BIG green.

I love her green piano.

I don't own a piano and don't really want to yet because we live in a second floor apartment. So, I decided to take my green obsession out on a dresser we bought for $50 on Craigslist.

I won't lie, JB did most of the work. I sure do love him!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Book cover

If I didn't have anything else to do, I would be perfectly happy spending all day trying to think of cool things to make with my silhouette (and sometimes I do it anyway).

I made up this idea last night. It is for an upcoming activity we are having with the youth at our church-- the cover of a book I am going to make for each of them.

I made it by layering 5 pieces of cardstock. Each piece of cardstock has a different portion of the image cut out of it, so that the layers create the image!

I can't decide if I want to make the final ones all out of white paper or different colors? And I am planning on finding some kind of ruby gem at the craft store to go in the circle cut from the bottom!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Baby Mobile

I am way excited about the new things in my etsy shop (well, one right now, more on the way)! My sister-in-law Shanny recently had a baby boy and was telling me how hard it is to find cute boy mobiles. So, I designed some 3D paper ones!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Vancouver 2010

I have been anticipating these olympic games for years. I joke not. About 4 years ago I did a graphic design study abroad thru USU. As part of that study abroad, we designed concept torches for upcoming olympic games to be displayed at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

My group designed a torch for the 2010 Vancouver games.
Here it is:

This is the real torch for this Olympics:

Some similarities perhaps? ok maybe just a few, but still... pretty cool! :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Valentine's Garland

I used the "Love Banner" I designed for Silhouette to make this cute banner/garland for my apartment.

Letterpress love.

If I had buckets of money at my disposal, I am pretty sure that the first thing I would buy is a letterpress printing machine.

I especially want one after I see lovely things like these:

from DingbatPress on etsy.

from anemoneletterpress on etsy.

from lot9press on etsy.

Monday, February 1, 2010

3D flower craft

I babysat the 4-year-old daughter of a friend the other night. When she got here she wanted to craft!

I cutout 3 of my 3D flowers extra big, on white cardstock. She sat down and watercolored all the pieces and then we glued them to green pipe cleaners.

It was a very simple and easy craft for a little girl to do. They turned out SO cute, and she loved them!