Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Quotey-Quote, random post.

If you follow me on Pinterest, you'll see that I have a board called "Word." "Word" has pins of quotes that I come across and basically love. I am also a diehard Apple lover... Honestly, I don't even know what I was doing with my life before I owned a Mac device. Okay, maybe not that dramatic, but it's made a huge impact on me.
For those who aren't familiar with Apple, it's former CEO Steve Jobs recently passed away. It was sad to see him go, especially with him being such an icon and visionary. I came across this quote a while ago, and it really struck a chord with me. I know this post is totally random, and the only crafting involved was the use of Photoshop. I just wanted to share this. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Get Craftlicious isn't my full time job, but man do I love it. I love crafting and I love home decor... Creating new things brings a sense of satisfaction that I've never known before. It is my passion. I hope that everyone will seize their opportunity to do what they truly love and never settle for less.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Oh Martha, you slay me.

So, remember how I told you to be jealous of my new Martha Stewart multi-surface craft paints and stencils? Well, I have been using it like CA-RAZY! Seriously, it's for sure a top 5 fave. Wanna know what else? It paints like a dream on fabric. My latest project consisted of the painting of some burlap and using it as a backdrop for a picture frame.

It doesn't take a genius to figure out how to use it. You simply lay down your fabric (I had to iron my burlap cause it was all wrinkly) place the stencil of choice over it, and paint away.

I recommend using a regular paint brush... the sponge ones don't work. Trust me.

The color I used was "Wet Cement".... so flippin' dreamy.

Do you LOVE it? I sure do. The burlap gives it amazing texture and I get that pop of grey that matches my bedding. 

One of the best and easiest ways to add some color to your picture frame collage, is to use a large frame with a smaller picture and place patterned fabric or scrapbook paper behind it. 

For my smaller side project, I decided to make my storage a little prettier. Basically, no matter how I try to keep my toiletries (deodorant, perfume, lotions, etc.) in the bathroom, they always inevitably end up in our bedroom. It drives my husband crazy because I leave them everywhere. I didn't want to get tupperware storage, especially cause I don't want to pay for it. So, I improvised and grabbed some shoe boxes, and covered the outside in scrapbook paper. It's organized, and my husband is happy. ;)

So how's everone's OCTOBER going? Can you believe it's already October?! Freakin' nuts! 

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