Monday, April 11, 2011

Photo Collage


It was a beautiful day until a storm front blew in.  But then it blew out.  Though still windy, the sun came out again.  =)

I finally finished with the photo collage, made a couple of mistakes and I ended up being close to the light switch but am quite happy with how it turned out.

Since we moved into the house, we have used Myron's king sized bed and I've been wanting a headboard for it.  Though we've been searching, we haven't found anything that we've liked so far.

One day I was watching the Nate Berkus show and he helped an audience member redesign her bedroom and used a screen as a headboard and I said to myself, 'Well, I can do that!', since we have two screens.  It isn't wide enough and perhaps a little corny but it is working for us for now.

Here to DIY!  =) Lisa

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Forgot to post a LO

I was rereading my blog and I realized that I forgot to post a LO.  It was a quick LO about Tamara wearing the same t-shirt in the last few LOs that I created.  I tried to stamp and heat emboss the butterflies across the page - though the picture doesn't do it justice.  Made a couple of mistakes that are now embellished.  So the page didn't come out quite how I wanted it.  But that's okay - it's all about learning & having fun.

I also am working on making a photo collage of family photos.  Decided I wanted some cohesion by having them all framed in brown frames to match our decor.  So I've been shopping around.  I wanted to replace a couple of older frames and I have searched and searched but have been unable to find frames that fit unless I want to spend over $100 getting them custom framed.  Then an idea hit me.  Why not paint the frames?  So I did.  Now I'm in the process of laying them out and trying to figure the spacing on the wall.  These next pics are where I'm almost certain of the order of the photos and the template for the wall:

A couple of days ago, three of us friends went for pedicures in anticipation of our upcoming trip to Mexico:

Here's to warm weather, whether it's here or some other place in the world.  =) Lisa

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring is here?

Yes.  The calendar tells me that it is spring.  But living in Alberta I know to expect snow, anytime.

Here's our apple tree half buried by the snow even after the melt yesterday:

Then I have a couple of LOs for you:

And then a quick look at the mini books I learned to make from my friend Dar:

Well that's about it.  The weather forecast says this week will be in the pluses and sunny.  Here's to sunny, warm weather!  =) Lisa