Friday, September 26, 2014

Halloween Decorating with my Silhouette...

So last year I knew I was going to be getting a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas, and after seeing those fun paper bat displays on pinterest, I was litterally begging Mr. B to give my gift to me early!  Didn't happen though.  But, I have my silhouette for THIS Halloween, and I've litterally been going "bat crazy!"  And I've been cutting out more than just bats... here is what my Silhouette and I have been up to the past couple of weeks...
 These pictures don't do these bats justice.  They were so hard to photograph!  My entry way is very narrow, but VERY tall.  I litterally had to step out my front door to take these.  (and don't mind the mix of summer decor on the mantle, the bats were the first of my Halloween to go up, and I was too excited to wait to photograph them)  ;)

 Yes, more bats.  Had to add some gold glitter to this little display...

 A black cat adorned in black glitter...  you really can't have too much glitter.  ;)

 And even though I went crazy happy with the bats, I think these trick or treaters may just be my absolute favorite!  The tiny details the silhouette can cut just amazes me.  I should've taken a better close up, but you can see how awesome their treat bags are.
I still plan on cutting just a few more silhouettes, but I have yet to find the right frames for them.  I'll be sure to update you when they're finished.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Stairway Gallery Wall...

This little wall has been a loooong work in progress.  I have been collecting frames, one here, one there, over the past couple of years, and have been spray painting them all heirloom white as I got them.   I finally collected enough frames to fill the space and got them all hung up, but then it took me another long while to finally fill them all up with photos.  Tis how I work around here.  At one point I had so many empty frames hanging in my house, Mr. B told me he wasn't going to hang another single thing for me until I filled the ones I already had.  LOL.  I became the notorious empty frame hanger.
 My stairs have open railing on both sides, but only half way up, and then the one side stops at a wall.  And then directly at the top of the stairs is a closet door, so this wall space is relatively small.  As much as I'd love a GRAND stairway gallery, this is as good as it gets around here.  Although, I've been debating having the frames wrap around that corner there above the railing to the left of the photo. (picture above)

 My sister in law Cat, from Catherinas Creative Corner made me this beautiful genealogy fan, which was the start of this whole wall.  My initial idea was to have only old black and white photographs of my ancestors surrounding this framed fan.  While I have those photos in other parts of my home, somehow they all didn't make it onto the wall.  Perhaps I'm just too in love with my kids??  LOL.  Oh well, some of them made it there anyway.  ;)

I'm not one to cut out paper templates to hang my gallery walls.  I do lay it out on the ground first to get a general idea of how I want it to look, but for the most part I just wing it; telling Mr. B "Ok, put this next one here." as we go.  :)