Friday, December 7, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
|Themed PhotoBooth Props|
Hi everyone! I am pleased to announce the grand opening of my new online craft store, Party Booth! Need entertainment ideas for a good party or event? This new Etsy shop features hand-made items, decorations, favors and photobooth props for every event & occasion!
|Engagement Photo Props|
PLUS we take custom orders for any kind of event (i.e. Giant Toothbrush Props for a Dental Gala, Backdrops for an Industry Tradeshow, or Entertainment for a booth at a Seasonal Festival)
|Lips & Mustaches - Funny Photo Booth Props|
Having a wedding or know someone else who is? Funny PhotoBooths are a great way to entertain your guests! Kids love it, adults love it (although they usually have the most fun after a few drinks), & they make fun memorable photos that you can save in an photo album, share on Facebook, or use for greeting cards in the future.
|Lips & Mustaches Props|
Saturday, August 4, 2012
I finally moved into my new house last month & was in need of a computer desk. This project cost me $20 in total. Here's how I did it:
1. Thrifted desk ($13 at Goodwill)
2. White paint (I had a can leftover from painting my walls)
3. Scrapbook paper ($0.50 a piece at Michael's)
4. Mod Podge
5. Paint brush
1. Clean off the desk. Mine was unfortunately covered with spiderwebs & filth, so I had to wipe it down well with a whole can of disinfectant wipes & Lysol.
2. Sand the desk if necessary. Mine had already been painted previously and didn't require it. The desk top was actually a hideous red/brown before I painted it white.
3. Paint several coats. It took me 2 days and 3 coats of paint to get the white to look solid.
4. Let the desk dry over night. Then, measure your desk drawers/sides/panels to calculate an even measurement for the paper squares.
5. Cut equal (or different)sized squares out of the scrapbook paper.
6. Arrange the squares on the desk & glue them in place with the mod podge.
7. Go over the glued scrapbook paper with a layer of mod podge so the finish turns out solid.
8. Let dry over night.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
I'm currently in the process of applying to summer internships and thought I'd share a recent discovery with all of my fellow soon-to-be college graduates. We learn in school that resumes must be clean, concise, and professional. i.e. boring, boring, and more boring.
The problem with business resumes is that they're often dull and unoriginal. I've taken countless classes on perfecting resumes and have found that there really is no "correct" way to boast your credentials. Don't get me wrong, I want a professional resume...but I also want that resume to be visually appealing, reflect my personality if at all possible, and basically go above and beyond the typical 1-2 page word document that 400 other people are going to submit.
With a little online exploring, I actually found a way to do this. I started by downloading a free trial of Adobe InDesign and went to work...
(You can download it HERE)
*Note: My personal information has been altered.
|Standard Word document|
This was my first design for the straight-laced internships that demand a more professional layout. It's clean, concise, and original in layout. It's also easier to read and visually appealing.
|Creative Resume 1|
|Creative Resume 2|
This resume was just for fun but I really like the way it turned out. I decided to apply to a couple artistic DIY/design and advertising internships.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
1. Goodwill picture frame
3. Hot glue
4. Metal hooks
5. Spray paint (optional)
1. Use pliers to bend back the metal clasps on the backside of the picture frame and remove the glass/cardboard/etc.
2. Spray paint the frame if you want it in a specific color. (I used a nice wood frame so I didn't have to)
3. Wrap the cardboard piece in fabric and hot glue it in place.
4. Insert the covered cardboard back into the frame and close the metal clasps.
5. Arrange and hot glue the metal hooks onto the fabric side.
6. I added a gold bow at the top for decoration.
7. You're ready to hang your jewelry!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Some of the needed supplies:
THRIFTED ALIEN ATTIRE!
How did your costumes turn out?
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Shrinky Dinks are a plastic paper that can be purchased online or at craft stores. They're drawn on and baked in the oven, where they shrink to 1/3 their original size (and 9 times their thickness). They can be used to make magnets, bookmarks, toys, ornaments, gift tags, etc.
1. Shrinky Dink paper
2. Colored pencils
4. Hot glue & magnets or paper clip- depending on your intention
6. Brown paper (bag)