A photo tutorial!!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Check out this amazing little old door! I got it from my secret source who takes down old barns!! He is my jackpot!!! I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this when I found it!
Using my Silhouette, I made this stencil:
Next I laid out the stencil where I wanted it. I put tape on the rest of the wood so when I spray painted it the rest of the wood was covered.
Then I spray painted! Sorry for the terrible pictures! My Nikon was in the shop so I had to use my phone camera!
Remove the stencil and here you go!
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
I am going to attempt to log all my Christmas bartering! I think I will be impressed when I finish this post at how much $$$ I saved us this Christmas! I will definitely email my husband a copy of this post so he sees how much I saved us as well! A custom Sodderbug charm sells for $30 so keep that in mind. Here is a sample of what Sodderbug is all about. I make these custom photo charms.
2 Charms for 1 Nintendo DS and one Nintendo Gameboy $110
2 Charms for photographer, Wendy Riley, $$ saving up for s sitting fee towards new family pictures… priceless
3 Charms in exchange for an amazing birthday cake made by Kool Cakes for my daughter (whose birthday is in Dec) $90
Christmas charms for Total Bliss, an incredible local store. I used my store credit to buy Christmas decorations. $110 (my guess, not finalized)
1 Charm for a batch of the One Nutty Girl’s cookie dough, mmm. That was just a straight up splurge! $30
2 Charms for 2 gift certificates to Shane's Sporting Clays for my Dad’s gift. $60
8 Charms for Slimdgm, I just call her Slim! She made me a bunch of these! I gave them to my mom, sister, mother-in-law, and sisters-in-law! Each clip board was custom made for their personality and with their names on them. Oh, and she made me one with my Sodderbug logo on it! $240
Running ornaments for Off'n Running, our local running store. When it comes times for a new pair of running shoes they will be free!! $130
4 Charms for Stephanie over at Fontastic Expressions. She is going to make me $120 worth of vinyl cutouts! She makes so many amazing things that I have not made my mind up yet! I think I am going to get bible verses to put up all over my house!
I am sure there is more that I am forgetting about. So far the total I can remember is… $890! WOW!