Saturday, November 28, 2009

'P' Plaque for kitchen/hallway

I love when things turn out cute!

I'm still playing with things and seeing what I can do which is why most of my stuff is simple. I've definitely had enough of monograms after this one! haha...honestly I wasn't even going to do this one but I couldn't think of any thing else to do with the stuff that I had. I painted this sign brown. Cut of the piece of scrapbook paper, intentionally left the top part of it without a design. Decoupaged it on the sign then painted the two decorative wooden pieces with my metallic glaze. Then I used the computer to type a 'P' in Palatino Linotype, font size 475. I printed it and cut out the P and decoupaged it to the sign. Then I took my metallic glaze and rubbed it over the P. Then I took a black sharpie and outlined the P. I hotglued the wooden pieces on and I also outlined the Fleur De lis, and dry brushed some black on both wooden pieces.

And walla! It was easy but I think I'm going to go out this weekend and try something different....I'd like to try to find a cute quote or something and print it out right on the scrapbook paper, then just decoupage the whole would be much easier...we'll see what I come up with!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Last name sign

I went to Michaels...mmm I guess it's been two weeks now to look for this candlestick thing I wanted to make and ended up finding supplies to make a 'last name sign'. I still haven't finished the candle stick, haha, maybe tomorrow!

I bought the wooden sign, painted it black. Then cut out some scrapbook paper I bought and decoupaged it to the front of the sign. I got it a little crooked so I cut and painted a decorative rod I had left over from another project and glued it on. I stenciled in "The" on one side and "Family est 2009" on the other. I painted the wooden letters black and dry brushed them with copper metallic paint. Bought some hooks from home depot and walla! It was an easy fun project and I love personalized stuff! :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Crockpot Beef Stroganoff

So the other day I just picked up stoganoff mix at the grocery store. I realized at noon on sunday that I picked up the crock pot one! So I hurried and started the crockpot to make it. THIS WAS THE YUMMIEST EVER!!! Chance loveeeeed it and my brother was over and they ate two huge bowls....I wish I could say I made it from scratch but I used McCormick Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff mix....GET IT! It was so so so yum! And in searching for a picture of the packet to show you, I found another blogger that made the same recipe and loved it is her post:

FYI I nixed the mushrooms...and did not put as much onion as she did, just the amount that it called for on the package....I will SO be making this again, it was super super yum and easy, I mean it's like 4-5 ingredients.