Wednesday, December 17, 2008

starbucks wreath tutorial & reindeer dog!

I'm sure everyone who has been in Starbucks this season has seen the beautiful yarn wreaths and decor. I love how it looks and was of course inspired to make a look alike with a little Vanessa twist. So here is my first tutorial kind of going through how I did it.First I wound yarn around plastic dollar store ornaments (they were much cheaper then styrofoam balls).
Then I used floral wire to twist the back of the ornaments to a metal circular wreath (you can buy these items at any craft store). Keep doing this until you've achieved the desired effect. Then you can use a glue gun to attach more ornaments, glitter, or whatever. personally I wanted a more simplistic look so I attached a white bow and some feathers to the bottom of mine. Your beautiful wreath is complete! This Christmas we are not going "home" for the holidays, so we will be skyping with family a lot this year. The other night we shared holiday goodness (tamales and eggnog ice cream) with my brother in California! Yum Yum good! I said last time I was in the mood to scrap but I am in the middle of changing desks so my scrap area is a mess. Last night I could no longer fight the urge, so instead of cleaning my desk i made this on the computer! It was a tough choice to make, clean or digital scrap and I feel good about my choice!
Lastly I leave you with this video my mom sent me, to put you in the holly jolly spirit!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Baby Shower

Here are some photo's from the baby shower I helped throw for my friend! I have been in the mood to scrapbook and I finally have some time so I will be hopefully posting some new layouts soon. Happy Monday!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Schools Out for the Winter!

Yay! I just finished my final project for my final class I just have to go turn it in tonight! Yay then I can come home and start thinking about all things wonderful like my friends shower I'm throwing, Christmas, and this wonderful new fun thing I want to play with, also my mom gets in to town on the 20th, O happy days are here! I have loved school, but I am definitely going to enjoy my break!

Monday, December 1, 2008

December How I Love Thee!

My creation
Originally uploaded by avherrema


Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday decorating!

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! Hope everyone had a fabulous Turkey day. Well despite the commercial pressure to get out Friday for crazy shopping I slept in until 10, my wonderful husband got up with Lyla and started prepping the living room so we could paint. I'm really happy with how the color came out. Now we just need to find some working couches that will match, I want to go with either yellow, brown, off white/khaki or gray. We'll see but until then here is what it looks like with the new paint.This sofa make's me want to learn how to reupholster furniture! AMAZING! I LOVE IT!

Monday, November 17, 2008

fall accordion book

First of all Happy B-day to my Momma And baby brother Skylar. I'm so glad you were both born today and that God put you both in my life. You both bring me so much joy and happiness!

This is the fall picture project I was talking about. I did 4 4x6 digital scrapbook pages and attached them in an accordion book style. Then I decorated the cover and sent them as gifts to those I love. Hope they like them, and get them before seeing this. I will take picture of the actual project and would like to have a digital download at sometime but I am still figuring out how exactly to do that.Also my Church showed this video on Sunday and it was amazing, convicting, challenging and just all around awesome. Makes you want to be a part of the change.

Happy Monday!

Friday, November 7, 2008

I Heart Paint!

We had so much fun today getting messy! Lyla loved painting with the homemade edible paint we made and the weather was perfect for it. Here are some of my favorite shots.

I will be scrapping these at some point but probably not for a little while since I am currently super busy. Right now I am working on a fall picture project and also have a big final logo project due in my graphic design class. The Holiday season is coming and I am getting so excited about it this year. If you want to make these paints at home it is super easy.
2 cups Flour
2 cups cool water
mix together then divide in bowls and add food coloring
Have Fun!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Lyla's August Birthday

It's taken me a while to post these pic's but I still have to do it cause they are so dang cute. My amazing friend Christina took the photo's and I used this program to make them polaroids just for funzies!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

New Hair

I love getting my hair done! Today a friend did my hair and I think it came out really cute!Aaron likes it too!Also, here is a sneak peak of things to come. I have been decorating Lyla's new room in our new home. These cute vintage lamps I found at a garage sale have been my inspiration.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Something I Love

Well I decided to enter the PageMaps scrapbook contest. I had to scrap "something I love" using the page map below. By the way this site is such a great jumping off point for any scrapper, it totally helps you get ideas that look great! Wish me luck!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Pages Pages Pages

Catching up on posting some pages I've done. Wish I could scan them, for better quality, but my scanner is too small. Anyone have any suggestions on how to take better pic's of you pages?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Aaron's B-day

We had a Heroes Party in honor of Aaron's BIG 28 B-day and also because of the season 3 premier of Heroes (which was awesome by the way)! All I have to say is OMG Sylar!!!! Happy Birthday Aaron! You make a great He-Man!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Jack & Jill are dingbats

I've started school and it's been pretty great. Really helping me get my creativity flowing in new different ways. I recently had a project where I had to storyboard the Jack & Jill nursery rhyme using the above dingbats that the teacher picked out. a very interesting process and here was my result.