Sunday, December 23, 2007
Posted by With a Flourish at 5:39 PM
Monday, December 17, 2007
I've been wanting to do something in our entryway for a bit, but haven't been quite sure what.
Plain painting just doesn't feel like it would be enough here... Nevermind that this area opens up to the living room just up the stairs, and I don't know what color I want there yet. Lately I've been loving graphic patterned wallpapers... but this being a rental, I don't know that I really want to mess with putting up and then tearing down wallpaper.
So I've decided to use a stencil & fake my own wallpaper. Now, if the word 'wallpaper' makes people cringe, I think 'stencil' is even worse- it makes me think of teddy bear borders. But I am inspired by the 'fauxpaper' Holly from decor8 featured here - a stencil will be the perfect way to get the repeating pattern I have in mind.
I'll post an update once I get it finished!
Posted by With a Flourish at 4:54 PM
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Every year I make my own Christmas Cards... I like making things, so even as crazy as this time of year is, I really try to make a point to get my cards done. Though some years I've sent New Year's cards instead!
Seeing as the Pugs are the big change in our lives this year, they are of course featured! (Bonus: J and I didnt have to agree on a picture of ourselves we liked.)
I decided to make it complicated by adding props- I had grand visions of the boys licking candy canes (which Boozer did, eventually), peeking their heads out of a wrapped 'gift' (Frank decided he was afraid of the box), and donning santa hats, but had to be a bit flexible.
The end product is shown here - the front of the card is above and the inside to the right. I printed all the text using my Gocco & took the pictures at home (using a hung sheet as a 'backdrop'). Deciding that using glue would be way too simple, I used my sewing machine to attach the front pictures. It ended up being a lot of work, but I think that the end result was worth it.
Hopefully our friends & family agree!
Posted by With a Flourish at 9:00 PM
Friday, December 7, 2007
I'm love beautiful packaging... I have a tendency to buy gifts (especially the small, stocking stuffer variety) at least partly because I like how they look. I'm a total sucker for Creative/ gorgeous from the outside.
So, imagine my suprise when I came across the cutest thing today while snacking on some Goldfish crackers... check out the first ingredient in the picture here. HOW ADORABLE! Love it.
Have a happy weekend! Nicole
Posted by With a Flourish at 4:51 PM
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
So sad- just went to Pandora to listen to music as I get work done this morning & found out that they're GONE! I guess they're not allowed to share music in the US anymore... so sad!
I need a new music site... Any other good suggestions out there??
Posted by With a Flourish at 6:48 AM