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This past weekend I hosted a workshop in Arizona with the lovely Maggie Holmes. We had such a fun afternoon crafting with so many amazing ladies. I can’t wait to show you a full recap our event soon.

IMG_6578A big THANK YOU to our amazing sponsors who contributed to our workshop swag bag. We wanted to give all of you a chance to win so we are hosting a giveaway over on our Instagram to share the love of all the amazing goodies we received.

1. CRATE PAPER  2.  AMERICAN CRAFTS  3. STUDIO CALICO  4.  BARBERRYANDLACE 5. RAINYDAYCOLORS

6. YELLOW BUNGALOW  7. LETTER CRAFT  8. LOTUS GIRL  9. PLUM STREET PRINTS  10. MINDY ALYSE 

We are so excited to share the rest of our event photos from our amazing photographer  with you and our other event sponsors in a upcoming blog post.

 

 

I am so excited to be sharing with you my first ever project life layout using Maggie’s new Confetti collection. I have been really challenging myself since I joined Maggie’s design team to try new things. I have always been a lover of pretty paper and embelishments but never really used them for scrap booking and memory keeping.

It seems like yesterday that I was in Arizona visiting Maggie and hosting our first BE CRAFTY workshop together. One of the highlights from the workshop was finally getting the opportunity to try an amazing waffle from the Waffle Love truck. I’m hoping I will be able to convince Maggie to make a stop this weekend while I am in town as we host our second workshop together.

Hop on over to Maggie’s blog to see the full layout and post.

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A few months ago my sweet friend Jessica and I got together at the studio to give our studio a clean + de-clutter. We found a gold can of spray paint and decided to give our studio fridge a makeover.

I had totally forgot we had taken photos, and recently found them on my phone. They aren’t anything fancy, but I thought I would share.  This day with Jessica brings back so many memories being in college and doing crazy things to decorate our dorm room.

Always finding something to D.I.Y.

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Our fridge in the studio was a basic white fridge.

Using a metallic spray paint we began to spray the fridge making sure we sprayed back and forth to create a even coat.

 

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Since we wanted the entire fridge to be gold, we did not tape.  Metallic spray paint dries a little faster then colored . This project took us under 2 hours from start to finish.

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I’m glad Jessica trusted  my crazy idea.  Our fridge now has a story behind it , and many  laughs.

  • April 8, 2015 - 2:34 pm

    Victoria - Love it! Such funReplyCancel

Any shade of pink usually wins be over, especially when I am staring at a big wall full of paint colors.

I love the softness yet boldness of Festoon.

I will be honest with you and say I have not had the best experience with Ralf Lauren paint. Their color pallet however blows me away. If you find yourself not loving a type of paint, most hardware stores can do a color match in the paint you prefer.

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  • April 8, 2015 - 7:31 am

    Jo - I agree. I just painted the walls in my granddaughter’s room and we got Glidden. Seriously I’ve never painted with such nice paint. We got the paint and primer in one in a very light gray. One wall was dark brown and I really believe I could have gotten by with only one coat. I always put two on but it looked great with one. There was no splatter (which I find Behr does a lot) and it looks great.ReplyCancel

Painting and creating pretty packages are by far two of my favorite things, so why not put them together.

Ever since I was little I have been attracted to paint and colors. I can remember being in Jr. High going to the hardware store to spend my babysitting money on a gallon of paint  so I could repaint my room.   I don’t think my room stayed the same color for more then a month. Bless my mom for letting me do what I loved and for not getting upset when paint had dripped all over the carpet.

Over the years I have found a true love for creating “pretty packages “. To me, it more then a pretty package. It’s a way to serve, and use the gifts God has given me. To brighten the day of someone who may need a uplift, or a simple way to show I am thinking of them.

Today, I am over on Maggie Holmes blog putting my two favorites together and painting a fun Easter inspired package.

 

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