Happy Friday Eve all! Hope the week has been kind to you and you to it. Chugging along to the middle of May already and Summer will be here before we know it. We've already had some Summer like days up here in the PNW and I think we may be in for a hot one. We're not used to it!
Let's see some ideas from last week's party:
Loving these DIY marbled pots from A Pretty Fix. Super easy to do and the effect is wonderful.
Linda from Paper Seedlings has been working on hand lettering and shared this piece. I love the quote and the way the letters are done. Please note: this is her original artwork and not for use as a printable!
I don't love scented / flavored lip balm (I just hate smelling and tasting it!) so this unscented DIY version from Woods of Bell Trees is perfect!
Why is it that everything tastes better in a jar? These strawberry desserts from Lou Lou Girls are no exception. With Summer and picnics and outdoor dining season, these are great to store and transport.
Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week!
Happy Friday Even and Happy Mother's Day weekend all. Whether you're a mom or a mom figure to someone in your life, wishing you joy and happiness. I won't see my "baby" but my joy comes from knowing that he's working his heart out pursuing his dreams. For me, that's the point of motherhood. OK also knowing that I'll get to see him for a few weeks next month!!
Here are some features from last week's party a couple you can still whip up to celebrate a mom in your life.
Mona Lisa Brand Gold Foil Simple Leaf and Adhesive
Misc Craft Paints
I painted the unfinished pots with cream acrylic craft paint. Once dry, I added strips from the patterned paper pack as shown.
Once the paper strips were dry, I applied the gold foil adhesive to the top and side edges. The adhesive takes about 20-30 minutes to dry to a tacky state. Once there, I applied the gold leafing randomly. I wanted to match the pattern in the paper so I didn't want complete coverage. I even roughed it up in places.
I wanted the Dictionary Tags to coordinate with the pots so I applied scraps of the paper I used on the pots along gold glitter paper and stickers from my stash.
Since I am not much of a gardener or green thumb ( unless it's green glitter!) I was thrilled to find these all in one herb kits at Target. I included two of these in the pots.
I wrapped the completed pots with strips of tulle, and finished off with the tags.
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 (CraftFantastic.com).
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.