Thursday, April 28, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve all. How is it already the end of April?! Hope you've all had a good week. Here are some ideas from last week's party! 

My walls may not be filled with exclusive fine art but they are filled with pieces I've enjoyed making. If you like doing your own , A Pretty Fix has a great idea for a whitewashed abstract piece. 

These reverse Batik pillows from The Decor Guru would go well in a room with the artwork above. 

With wedding season upon us here's a great gift idea from Much More Creative. Perfect for an anniversary gift or just because. 

I think my blood sugar went up just looking at this week's chocolate feature ! Willy Wonka has come to life with this Wonka Factory Milkshake Martini from Sweet Meets Bakeshop.

Now onto this week's party! 



Monday, April 25, 2016

Lavender and Gold Birthday

The  Mumster's birthday was last week and before knowing that we were losing The Purple One, Prince, I'd made some things for the other Purple One, my mom. She truly could have given Prince a run for his money with her love of purple. 

I'd picked up the lavender beads at Michaels without really having a plan. The plan came together when I found the lavender, gold, and silver handmade paper which gave me the inspiration for the necklace and bracelet I made. 

The bracelet and necklace combine the lavender beads with antique gold. For the pendants, I used antique gold bezels (Darice, avail at JoAnn's) , gold glitter paper (Michaels) and glass domes (  

The necklace is gold chain with sections of lavender and gold beads. 

I used the handmade paper to make some altered candles ( plain candles, Dollar Tree) and finished them with strips cut from rhinestone sheets ( DCWV) ribbon, and charms.  I used a leftover scrap of paper to cover the box for the jewelry. 

What's a birthday without a card? 

The crackled paper is from Oriental Trading company. I'll have a post later in the week featuring more OTC goodies. The flower is suede paper I picked up when I found the handmade papers. I used a Tim Holtz die to cut the flowers. 

I had some beads and charms left over from the candles so I used them to make a few ribbon bookmarks. One for my mom and a couple extra as gifts. 

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve all. It's been "Sprummer" here in the PNW...when it's Spring but feels like Summer. 90+ in APRIL! Fortunately things have cooled down and hopefully we don't see those temps again until Summer. 

Here are some ideas from last week's party that caught my eye. 

Ever since childhood, I've been fascinated with weaving but have never pursued it. Jelica, from A Pretty Fix  has a great tutorial for a mini framed weaving with a lap loom.  I love the colors and the texture and everything about how this turned out. 

Here's another fun piece of DIY art from Artsy Va Va. I love the combination of the yardstick background and the Scrabble tiles. 

I love word games like Scrabble and I also love Crossword puzzles. How cute is this Birthday card from Lynda Creates for a word nerd in your life?  

This week's chocolate feature is almost (ALMOST) too cute to eat. From Sugar Spice and Family Life: 

Now on to this week's party! 


Thursday, April 14, 2016

BFF Open House

The Answer Is Chocolate

Hi all! Hope everyone's having a good week. The Migraine Monster came to visit this week so I'm lucky to get this party up at all. 

Thank you all for coming to my little corner of the internet. I know I'm not the biggest blog or party but it means everything to me that you come by each week! 


Thursday, April 7, 2016

BFF Open House

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve all. Welcome to another party. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, maybe a snack and party on! 

Some features from last week's party:

I am a total Harry Potter nut ( some would argue just "nut" would suffice). It was a fun part of Grad School Boy's childhood but not gonna lie, I remain an even bigger fan than he ever was. My bucket list includes a trip to the "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" ( the SoCal one opens today) so this DIY tote bag from Falon Loves Life is all kinds of perfect! 

Of course after a long day at a theme park you'll want to pamper yourself so this Orange Blossom Sugar Scrub from Woods of Bell Trees would definitely do the trick. 

Love glitter but hate the mess? Then glitter tape is your friend. This card from Paper Seedlings is a wonderful layout that would work for many occasions. And did I mention glitter? 

Finally, this week's chocolate feature from Lou Lou Girls: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake. Say that three times fast. 

Now for this week's fun: