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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Photo Wall

So excited my photo wall is done. It came out so cute and the pictures Bedie Price took for us look so great.

So, I have been planning for this and stressing that it wouldn't come out the way I pictured in my head, but it turned out better. yeahhhhhh.

So, of course Bedie took the pictures of us before we left Arizona. We took them at the Mesa temple as a way to have great reminder of Arizona. When taking them I had an idea of how I wanted them on my wall. I knew I wanted them to be big, Some up close shots of the kids and some fun poses. I knew I wanted to use this frame that was 20 by 9 which is a bit weird. I thought it would be perfect for an up close picture of our feet. Bedie was great she took some of my suggestions and then worked some of her own magic and when we got them I was soooooo pleased. They all came out A-MA-ZING. I couldn't wait to get them up on my wall. Of course I had to wait till I moved up to Utah.

First. I researched frames and made a rough plan on paper. I went with the Ribba frames from Ikea. They come in a lot of fun sizes, all look uniform and are pretty cheap. Plus if you know me you know how much I love Ikea. So, I went to my favorite store and picked them up. I went with the black finish. I almost went with the new silver finish but it didn't come in all the sizes I was thinking of using in silver.

Second. I came home and made templates of the frames with wrapping paper, so I could easily work out the pattern on the wall without putting holes in the wall. I am renting this beautiful home.

Third. Came printing the pictures. Well of course Ikea picture frames are weird sizes, those Swedes are silly. I looked at a couple of places comparing price and print sizes. I went with Costco, their price was great, they print in an hour and after picking them up I was so happy with them. The quality was so good.

I was worried about how a few would come out, for example that 20 by 9 frame, I had to print a 20 by 16 photo and cut it down. I was worried it but in the end it looks great. Here is the 20 by 20 frame that I had to cut out of a 20 by 30 picture... love it.

Forth. Then came hanging. Like I said I'm renting, so I used the 3M Command picture frame strips. I can't tell you how much I love these things. So great for not damaging walls and for pictures they are even better cause the picture stays level. But big note I did used nails for the 20 by 20 frame due to the frame being to front heavy and having a thin frame.

Also, with this move I have been trying to work with things I have from our Arizona house. I have been so please with the challenge and the way everything has been coming together. For this project I re-purposed our Fisher sign I made out of an old cabinet door and some vinyl lettering. Our blue "All because two people fell in love" sign also worked so perfect with us all wearing blue in our pictures.

Thanks for stopping by I would love to see your picture wall and don't forget to leave a comment. Have fun creating your showcase.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fun day in the city

So, we live in a small town called Tooele and today we drove into the city to run some earns and see a movie. Hey, we even went bull ridding. hehe

I almost pee'd my pants during lunch. We were playing a game in which we would think of a name we would be called on the weekend. We were throwing out names for each other like Samantha, Chester, Spencer and such. Well Adam wanted something manly so I suggested Duke. And he was like yeah that's good until Elizabeth said, " I love you Dooky (Dukey)" Adam quickly looked at me and said nope that won't work as I died laughing.

The day ended great, for when we got home in the mail was the disk Mom Fisher sent of Fisher Family photos we took before we left Arizona. Even Robyn was in town so we got everyone in. They came out soooooooooo good. Bedie Price worked her magic again. I have to show you.

The Big Fisher Family

Mom and Dad Fisher with the "Single Ladies"

Robert & his family


Katie & her family

Robyn & her family

Seth & his new wife & baby in the oven.

Mom & Dad Fisher & all the grand kids.

Soon these will be on my wall I have just the space waiting.

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Sad Day

So, as most of you know I've move from Arizona to the great state of Utah. So many things are going well here. Weather great, kids have lots of friends, Adam loves his new job and I have more time to craft. But, Thursday I got sad, I just miss everyone and there are a lot of people to miss. It hit me when I got a call from my Arizona home teacher, he is so sweet, he just called to see if all was well and then BANG it hit me the sadness. But, all is well cause in my time of sadness, my husband rises to the occasion and reminds me how wonderful he is.

He is working 12 hour overnight shifts and Friday morning he came home with flowers to brighten my day and brighten they did.

Hey they even sparked my craftiness.... First I tried out something I've been dying to try on Pinterest.

Then, I finally finished a project that has been sitting around for what seems like forever. Now I had the time and the reason to finally finish it. As my hubby went off to sleep and my kids off to school I got to work. Here is my end result, this was a Super Saturday project sparked by Sister Wilson.

Omg,  I love it. Makes me so happy coming home to fresh flowers. It was soooo easy to make too. Here is what you do...

You need:
- wood heart
- wire hanger
- mason jar
- paint
- ribbon (optional)

note: the wood heart was cut out of wood for this project, but you could maybe buy something similar at a craft store.

I then painted the heart. It came out cute but it was a result of a mistake. I painted the outer edge with brown paint cause I planned on doing the Vaseline trick and then painting it red and having it look aged. but..... when it came time to paint it red I only had one bottle of red craft paint that was pretty much empty, but due to me not wanting to go to the store I squeezed out enough to get one coat on and this is what happened.  I love it.

Then, you take the wire hanger and use it to attach the canning jar to the wood. There are 4 holes drilled into the wood to pull the wire through. Then I added the ribbon to cute it up.

Now I have a place to show my husband's pretty flowers.

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