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I'll be back up & runnin' real soon.

Posted on March 19, 2012 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello All,


Took some time for the baby.  Maddox Troy is 6 months old now, & I'll be back up & runnin' real soon.  Please be patient {...as you have been, thank you.} and I'll conjure up some ideas in no time.


In the meantime, follow me on Pinterest and that'll keep you plenty pacified until my return to the blog world.


Yours Truly,

Pam

Inspired by: {Black Swan}

Posted on December 26, 2010 at 1:34 PM Comments comments (0)



I recently watched the movie, Black Swan and was pleasantly surprised at what I saw.  If you haven't seen the trailer already there is a video {below} It stars Natalie Portman as Nina Sayers, a perfectionist ballerina student who takes her potential lead role in Swan Lake so seriously, that she begins to embody the character... {that's all I'm saying so far}   I couldn't even put it in words for you how amazing it was, so I advise that you go straight to the end-all-be-all of movie reviews at IMDB and check out the synopsis.  It was very intense.  If she doesn't at least get an Oscar nod, I'll be shocked.  It also stars Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel.

But after I watched it, I started feeling a little moved. And wanted to check out how this film would be translated in fashion and art.  So, here is a {somewhat} thorough collection for your enjoyment. 






1.  "Ballet on Pointe"  by BalletArt Etsy
2.  Black Swan- Ballet-Inspired Fashion Lauren Love's...
3.  Ballerina Inspired Wedding Gowns Concepts in Bloom
4.  Swan-Inspired Accessories Brides.com
5.  Everyday Black Swan-inspired Makeup She Knows
6.  Black Swan Inspired Fashion Trend AsianFashion.com
7. Black-tutu Ballerina Ornament Etsy
8. Swan Lake Ballerina Tags Etsy
9.  Lightly Ruffled Tiered Skirt Forever21 also available in pink.
10.  Black Swan Refrigerator Magnet  ebay
11.  More Fashion Inspiration Marie Claire More from MC at bottom.
12.  More Fashion Inspiration On the Fourth Floor
13.  Buy the Black Swan Movie Poster over at AllPosters.com






Other Fashion & Accessories

Cute Headband on Etsy
Makeup and Accessories smudgestyle


Other Black Swan
Inspired Images:

{No Black Swan Pics,
but very beautiful ballet images!}


Black Swan Movie Trailer:

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Movie Info on IMDB.COM

God is Truly Amazing!

Posted on September 30, 2010 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)
"Count your rainbows...
not your thunderstorms"
-Alyssa Knight, age 12


So, Wednesday, September 29th at approximately 6:30, after a very rainy day, I saw the most beautiful rainbow outside, behind my sister's house.  For those who don't know me, I loooove rainbows and stare in amazement into one as if it's the first time I have ever seen one. 

If you haven't noticed, it's a double rainbow.  The pictures do NOT do justice to the most beautiful rainbow I have EVER seen.  It was sooo big, I couldn't fit the whole thing for a picture.

This rainbow was a triple-threat! On top of having been a double rainbow, it was very vivid in color and it was completely full. 
{although, no treasure,other than the sight itself}

As I stated in the title:  'God is truly amazing', and when I stop and see a rainbow, I think of it's reference in the bible and how it states that a rainbow means "promise" or "covenant".  After the great flood, God promised not to destroy the world in such a way again:
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The next time you see one, stop and enjoy it. 
Make meaning of it's beauty and meaning to yourself.
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I'm Just Sayin'...{Attitude}

Posted on September 5, 2010 at 8:26 PM Comments comments (0)






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5 Awesome ways to make your walls POP!... on a budget {Part 3}

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 11:03 PM Comments comments (1)

{Part Three}

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5 Awesome ways to make your

walls POP!... on a budget

Are you stuck in a decorating rut when it comes to your walls?  Are they totally boring?  Well you'd be amazed at how you can take care of that issue without spending too much or even leaving your house! You can recycle what you already have or just purchase a few items to create them.

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Read on in the third of many installments for some tips on how

you can make those walls pop for very little effort or money.

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1. Framing Wallpaper:

Framing wallpaper is a very clever way to add texture, interest, subject and also great for adding pop of color where you need balance and compliment.  Frames can be incredibly inexpensive if shop around at thrift stores or my personal fave: IKEA

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{image via: apartment therapy}

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{left photo via: designscouting.com, right photo via: decor-ideas.com}

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2. Framing Keepsakes Between Glass:

This is an easy job because it takes all types of items to be called art.  In the pic below, Shannon decided to just use panes from an old door and put leaves between... voila!  Instant art!  But you can purchase dollar store frames and just use the glass.

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{image via: oregonlive.com}

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3. Photos in CD Jewel Cases:

This project will make you think, "Why didn't I think of that?"

All you have to do is find a bulk pack of clear CD jewel cases and use the backside so there are virtually no seams. You can use adhesive like "Sticky Dots" from Joann's Fabrics or velcro to attach them to the wall.  You can also use plate hangers.

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{left photo via: photojojo.com, right photo via: paperjewels.com, another great link}

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4.  DIY Hanging Mobiles:

There are many, many tutorials online that feature how to make a mobile.  And as I always say:  It may surprise you how easy it can be.  Mobiles aren't necessarily for your walls, but their dimention from the wall can give the room a great deal of interest.

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{left image via: younghouselove.com, right image via: ponoko}

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5. Hanging a Wall of Clocks:

I've always wanted to do this.  I have a fascination with interesting modern clocks in a cluster on the wall.  Just search in different thrift stores and polish up the ones that have potential.  And look for specials around August when "back to school" dorm items start to go on clearance.  Also, if you're interested in odd clocks, you can always try ebay.  This project is perfect for the contemporary to the traditionalist.

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{image via: apartment therapy}

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{image via: under lock and key}

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If you have a little more of a flexible budget, you can purchase four to six of the same office style and set them to different time zones for a modern minimalist look.  Then print the names of the cities or have plates made, and add them underneath each clock!

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{image via: alexanderisley.com}
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Take in what is listed here and use it to inspire you to get up and make your walls pop.  Good luck and don't forget to send pix!







 

 

 


I'm Just Sayin... {Ansel Adams}

Posted on July 14, 2010 at 1:31 AM Comments comments (0)


Ok, OMG'ers... new series of entries:  Introducing "I'm Just sayin..."

It's just simply an edited photo with inspiring quotes. 

Quotes I have heard, read online, from the Bible,

or just thought of myself. {yay, me!}

{Ideally posted once a week.}

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I must state that I take NO credit for the original photography or artwork

and will most certainly give credit where it is due on everything. 

If I HAVE taken a photo it will be stated.

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So, let me know what you think. 

Feel free to comment or send ideas.

Thank you.






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{found: Edyta Szyszlo via & via}

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"Michael" & I have an understanding...

Posted on March 2, 2009 at 7:12 PM Comments comments (0)

My day at Michael's

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My night at Michael's left me quite satisfied.  I love when something is much less expensive than the "beeps" at the checkout counter lead you to believe. 

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However... I was quite disappointed when I discovered something I wanted so badly was not eligible for my 40% off coupon!  I didn't know that publications didn't fall in that category.  I want this book (actually, it's an expensive magazine.) soooo bad. 

It's called "Simply Handmade". [sighs] Just the cover is beautiful...[bats eyes]

It's only $14.95 but I had to be careful and keep my blinders on and get what I came for:  felt & scrapbook paper... and some odds & ends.  Ironically I spent $14.00.  Which made me happy that I got as much as I did but

bummed because I sooo wanted that super-mag!

There's always next week!...If I'm not mistaken that's about $2.00 a day...right?

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Here is their blog and links to subscribe to others in the series:

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Scrapbook Trends

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Simply Handmade

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Cards

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Bead Trends

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Other Idea Books

Sites I'm Soooo Lovin' This Week... Wordle.net

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 2:03 PM Comments comments (0)

Ok, I'm probably kinda late in the game for letting others know about this site but omg... I can't get enough of it.  It's Wordle.net. 

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All you have to do is list a bunch of words in the box provided and click "go" and it gives you a lovely presentation of the words as a collage.  The best part is you can change the color palette, size, shape and my personal favorite: FONTS!  If you hit randomize, it displays it in different ways till it meets your satisfaction. 

A few tips:

  • The more you type the same word in the box provided, the larger it displays compared to the rest.
  • If you put "~" (without the quotations) between a few words or a phrase, they stay together in the collage instead of separating from them.  (example:   I~could~soooo~make~that... would stay as a phrase.)
  • Explore a lot!  The more you play with it's features the more you realize what you can do with it.  The best part is that you really don't have to be artistic to create nice collages.  (and they make great gifts to frame)
  • Downside:  Despite the fact that you can print anything you create, the site makes it very difficult to save to your computer.  You can save it from the gallery but the images are so small.  (see below)   For some reason you have to do a "screenshot" and paste to microsoft paint.  However they do give you a code.  I just couldn't get that to work for me.
  • The website provides FAQ's so read them to better understand it's capabilities and learn how to use the features.

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Below are some cool examples I found when exploring the gallery...Have fun!!!

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5 awesome ways to make your walls POP! ... on a budget (Part 1)

Posted on January 22, 2009 at 12:57 PM Comments comments (0)

Are you stuck in a decorating rut when it comes to your walls?  Are they totally boring?  Well you'd be amazed at how you can take care of that issue without spending too much or even leaving your house! Read on in the first of many installments for some tips on how you can make those walls pop for very little effort or money.

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1. Calendar Pages

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Calendar pages are the best way to add a series of images from the same artist or style.   These days they come in soooo many varieties.  At this time of year, your actually crazy not to shop for a few sets because they're on clearance at bookstores like Barnes&Noble, Borders, or your local mall kiosk.  You may even find them on Calendars.com but wait for sales because I just checked today and

they're not on clearance yet.

You can frame them in inexpensive 11x14 readymade frames 

with mats or hang them as is.

 

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2. Using Chalkboard Paint

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Chalkboard paint... so nostalgic!  It allows the freedom we had in fifth grade when the cool teacher let us write on the board.  The thought of the freedom to express

so-and-so loves so-and-so.  or "GO ...(insert football team here)" 

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$14.93  at Target

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Also comes in spray can at Krylon.com

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3. Using Magnetic Paint

also available at builderdepot.com (and click here for more stores)

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Bonus:  FYI There also is magnetic chalkboard paint,

dry-erase paint, & glow-in-the-dark paint all from Rustoleum

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4. Framing Scrapbook Pages

above: Over at aliedwards she used these cool ikea frames that come with mats!

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or alone without mats in square frames

(psst... you can use record album frames!  They are also conveniently 12'' x 12'')

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You can find this style by me & my big ideas (pic above) at michaels.com by best styles at makingmemories.com or twopeasinabucket.com

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5. Framing School Folders

School folders or file folders or stationary are one those unconventional items that are so cheap to frame it's not even funny.  You can frame them as is (8 1/2 X 11 frames) or put them in larger frames (16 X 20) with mats.  Of course, it's best to purchase these either in August when everything's on sale or after school has begun when everything goes on clearance.  If you're a hello-kitty-lovin-fun-silly-heart  kinda person, you can get character sets of 3 or 4 depending on where you go.  Kids are always shopping for what's in at the time, so search a few places for good series. They also have polka-dots (above from notebound.com) and you can find organic or traditional styles at book stores like barnes & noble or borders.