Sunday, October 24, 2010

You've Got Mail!

I never thought a mailbox would make a drastic difference to the front of our house. Serg changed our yucky, dirty, plastic white mailbox to a brand new black shiny one this weekend. As soon as I saw how great it looked, I knew adding a personalized touch would make it even more awesome. So I turned to my good friend, The Cricut Expression and cut out some white vinyl.
Doesn't it look great? Only thing is... am I embracing my future last name too soon? lol Maybe I should add a little hyphen for now. Thoughts?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Keep Calm for Halloween

I love the "KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON" poster in our hallway. It's the perfect little saying in the perfect location (right outside our office).
So when I saw this adorable Halloween rendition, I couldn't help but use it somehow.
So I made a little Halloween card:

I'm still trying to figure out where to put a larger one in our house. Thoughts?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Engagement Party Invites

And the wedding madness begins... My parents are hosting us an engagement party and I decided to make my own invites. I wanted a funkier look so I went with green & gray hounds-tooth (maybe I was channeling Mondo from Project Runway, lol) and a touch of light blue. It took FOREVER to get my Cricut to cut around the wording perfectly and after 1389239 index cards in the garbage, this is what I got:

Looks like my Cricut will be in overdrive for the next year...

Monday, October 11, 2010


He asked on Friday... & I said YES (duh).

I'm going to try really hard not to bombard the blog with wedding stuff!  :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Ghaulish Halloween Candy Vases

Have I mentioned I love putting vinyl on things? Well, I do. So why not buy a bunch of glass vases in different shapes & sizes @ DollarTree and stick some black vinyl on them? OK!

Now if only I could get Serg to stop eating all the candy, lol.

Spooky Center Piece

I follow a crapload of blogs and just about everyday something catches my eye that I feel like I must try. Well, this awesome center piece from Hostess with the Mostess is definitely one of them.
I ran out to our giant backyard and picked up as many long twigs & branches I could find. When Serg saw me with an armful, I simply let him know I was FINALLY helping with yardwork ;) Since there have been a couple catastrophes with spray paint and I wasn't feeling particularly patient to wait for paint to dry (surprised?), I decided to leave them their natural bark-y color. Then I cut out a couple of circles on my Cricut in black, orange, and purple cardstock. Since I have SCAL, I downloaded a Halloween dingbat font, cut out a couple of shapes, slapped them onto my circles, added a ribbon... and VIOLA! My very own Halloween Tree!

I feel like something's missing... I'm sure I'll figure something out before our very first Halloween party on October 23rd! I'm definitely going to be adding a banner to the table.
Any suggestions?

Halloween Ribbon Wreath

I was dying to put something on our door for Halloween so when I ran across this tutorial @TheLongThread, I was in heaven. I purchased a 10inch foam wreath at DollarTree and about 6 spools of different ribbon at JoAnns. Then I plopped myself in front of the TV, hoping Teen Witch would miraculously be on (it wasn't) and started cutting & tying. In about 20 minutes, I was done! I thought it was missing a little something so I hot glued 2 furry spiders I also picked up at DollarTree and cut out some spooky letters with my Cricut.

I think it's boo-tiful (hehe).

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