Friday, May 16, 2014

Wedding Banner

Isn't love sweet? My sister was married on Saturday in an outdoor ceremony. It was so beautiful. The weather was perfect, the company was perfect and the wedding was perfect.

I made a few banners for the occasion and totally forgot to take pictures of them. Luckily my sister had an amazing photographer and she got some of the banners in her pictures. Her name is Amanda Hobbs and her facebook page can be found here -> AmandaHobbsPhotography. She took some of the most beautiful pictures at the wedding. If you happen to live around the Oroville, Chico, Yuba City area and need a photographer you should definitely look her up.  Here is one of the pictures she took.

Now I'm embarrassed to show you a picture I took, but here goes. This picture was taken at the house real quick with my phone before I put it in the mail to my sister. Yep, that's my excuse for the poor quality. Lol. You probably can't even read it, but it says - Happily Ever After. It was hanging behind the bride and groom dinner table.

This little bitty banner was on the sign-in table.
I also made the Thank You hearts with my Explore machine.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Canvas Project

I attempted my first canvas project. Yikes! It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I'm sure I was doing something wrong, so if I ever attempt this again I will go to YouTube for some instructional videos first. Lol.

I first painted the canvas with white paint and then added the letters that I cut out of vinyl from Cricut Explore machine. The vinyl DID NOT want to stick. I thought it was just the cheap stuff I was using so I used some better vinyl, but it didn't want to stick either. It took me more time trying to stick those letters down than it did for the whole project.

Here's a picture with the vinyl.

I probably should have left it at that, but it wasn't what I wanted for the end result, so I forged ahead. I added two coats of black paint and a few touches of the white to create a chalkboard affect. It looks better in person, but there was one area where the vinyl pulled up a little.

Here is a picture of the canvas at my sister's wedding.



Congratulations to my beautiful sister Michelle and my new brother in law, John.

Blessed are the children of scrapbookers, for they shall inherit the scrapbooks.