Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cute Washer Necklaces

Today was a very fun day. Besides the fact that the weather here in North Texas is gorgeous, this morning I taught a crafting class at our church we call Super Saturday.
If you are looking for a fun project for your church or YW group here it is:
{how to make washer necklaces}
You'll need assorted sizes of metal washers (found in your local hardware store along with the lugnuts, screws, etc)
33 inches of assorted ribbons and twine
decoupage medium
assorted printed scrap paper
glue dots
small piece fine grit sand paper
circle punches or Cricut die cutter
First measure your washers inside and out to see what size of circle punch you'll need or what size to cut on your Cricut or die cutting machine.
 Now take some decoupage and brush it on the washer.
Adhere your pretty paper :)
Press to set and let it dry

Take your embellishment and put a glue dot on the back.
Press on your washer.
Go over the entire thing with decoupage or Crystal Effects by Stampin' Up.
Let it dry and thread your ribbon thru three times, tie a knot on the back then at the ends.
Put it over your head and sport your new fashion necklace :)
Most of my supplies, including the pretty dahlias,  came from the current Stampin' Up Catalog you can find here: Stampin Up Dahlias     
If you wish to order directly from the website please make sure you select me as your demonstrator
Patty Martinez in McKinney, Texas
   And stay tuned because I will be giving away some fun Stampin' Up products this week :)
Now I've got to go because I am planning a huge event for next month and it will be magnificent!!
Have a great week!
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Happy Hallow' Ween!

It's finally beginning to feel like Fall around here-some days. But, hey, we'll take what we can get right? Several weeks ago I brought down all my Fall and Halloween decorations from the attic and intended to get my home all Fallified. Well you can guess what didn't happen. Nothing got decorated until last week. Yep, they sat on the dining room floor for several weeks. Finally one night I had it and just started putting little touches on my mantel and on my front porch here and there.
Here's a few pics of my front porch:

You can see my little black Christmas tree I bought at Garden Ridge earlier this year for $5!! I decided to put some orange lights I had on hand and reused my little white paper ghosts as ornaments. I put up a corn stalk again and used many of my fall decor while adding new pumpkins I buy at my favorite pumpkin patch.

Now, I have to go because I am busy planning a very important event - our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Yeah, super busy and to top it all off I am also back to working full time, home schooling the little guy and doing photo shoots, whew!!
I will be back to share some fun Halloween ideas and if you want to see some beautiful wedding photos from a location shoot I did head on over to McKinney Photographer and take a look.  
Don't forget to enter my Kohls gift card giveaway going on now! 

Have a great week!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

OCTOBER Giveaway Kohl's Gift Card

Hello, hello, my sweet peeps :)
I have been missing in action the last week or so but I am back.
I attended my beautiful sister's wedding last weekend and let me tell ya it was a BLAST!!
Nothing beats a good old fashioned Mexican wedding with a twist of modern.
We had such a great time dancing and just plain 
enjoying the special night with the new Mr. and Mrs.
Here's a few pics I took of the wedding:

It was a lovely day. To see more photos of the wedding visit my photography facebook page
and now for some amazing news!
We are getting a cold front here in the Dallas area!
Now I can actually go out and get some cute cool weather outfits.
And one lucky reader will also be able to go shopping at Kohl's with their very own $25 gift card that I am giving away this month.
Here's how to enter:
1. Follow this blog via gfc
2. Follow me on facebook 
3. Follow me on Twitter
4. Follow me on Pinterest
(the links are on the buttons on the right)
5. Follow my photography blog here. 
6. Follow my photography on facebook 
And if you are already following on all these please enter your name as a separate comment below!!
I want to give you as many chances to win!
And subscribe via email for yet another chance at the gift card.
This giveaway ends at 10 p.m. CST on October 28th, 2012.
Open only to residents of the Continental U.S.
Don't forget to come back and read every post because I have some surprise giveaways starting this month in celebration of the upcoming Holiday Season :)
You won't want to miss a chance at the prizes.
They will involve y'all going on a scavenger hunt.
::So much fun:: 

Have a great weekend everyone!



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