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Adding Some Dazzle to an Old Pair of Shoes

Hello everyone!  Is it fall yet?  Because out here in California it is still 90 degrees almost all week and I could really use a rainy cold day.  Wouldn’t that be nice?????

Well, this weeks blog was an experiment for a present for a friend of mine.  I wanted to try this on something that I had before I put I worked on something and I didn’t like how it turned out.

So, I want to bedazzle a pair of shoes for my friend, but wanted to bedazzle a pair of my own shoes to see if I liked it or not.  My supplies included a pair of shoes that I drew on, Jolee’s Boutique scrapbook embellishments, and fabric glue.

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Now, I already had the design drawn on the shoes, so I didn’t have to worry about messing up.  But, I definitely suggest drawing on the shoes before doing anything else.  It makes your job 100 times easier.

And then I didn’t know what would be easier to put the black gems on.  If I put the glue on each gem individually, or if I smeared the glue on the shoe and then stuck the gems on.  So, here’s my verdict.  Putting glue on each gem individually makes the line nicer, but smearing the glue on the shoe is much faster.

So it’s up to you what you what you want to do!  The picture on the left is glue on each gem and the picture on the right is the glue smeared on.  Don’t worry, the glue dries on clear.

And after you spend however long sticking your gems on the shoes, you will have a completed look!  Whatever you decide to put on your shoes, or whatever you decide to bedazzle, it will look awesome!

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I love how the turned out!  Obviously, the glue hadn’t completely dried in the picture, but it did dry completely clear and they look awesome!  I am happy with how it looks and cannot wait to compete the project for my friends present!

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Fabulous Finds and Fashions-More Premier Designs!

Hello everyone!  Welcome to another Fabulous Finds and Fashions!  This week, I am going to show you…MORE JEWELRY!

I am now a seller for Premier Designs, so I recently received my boutique.  This is basically the best thing ever!  There was so much jewelry and I cannot wait to wear it all and show it off to my friends and family who are hosting shows.

So here are some of my favorite pieces.  The first necklace is called Stunning.  It is a four layered necklace and each piece can be worn as a separate necklace.  So basically you have a four in one necklace!

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Next is the Spring Break necklace.  I don’t normally go for this kind of necklace, but this one is really pretty.  This one can be worn as two separate necklaces.

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The third necklace is called Fine Art.  Again, it can be worn as two separate necklaces and it is super pretty!  It has a bit of a Aztec feel to it with the color combination.

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Next are two of my favorite bracelets.  The first one is called On the Edge and it is a wrap around bracelet.  It has two snaps on it the back so it can be worn at two different sizes depending on the size of your wrist.  I also like the gold chain, on the outside.  How pretty is that?  The other bracelet is called Starlet.  The bracelet come in two different colors and it also has the two snaps on the back.  I also like the blingy pieces, but then again, who wouldn’t?

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Finally, my two favorite rings are Stately and Sophia.  Stately is blingy and very girly where as Sophia is a bit more reserved.  Sophia also looks great with the In the Loop earrings.  They have the same patterned design on them would look great together.  The other earrings are Round About.  Again, not my normal look for earring, but I really like them.  I don’t know why, maybe my style is changing.

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And that is some of my favorite pieces from the Premier Designs boutique.  I cannot wait to wear them out and about to see what others think.  If you own any Premier Designs jewelry, do you have a favorite piece?  Let me know in the comments below!

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Are you ready for Christmas?

Hey everyone! Did you know that Christmas is coming?! Big shock, right? Actually, we still have some time, but there are less that 100 days to get ready. Lauren and I were inspired by Paperless Post (check out some of their fun Christmas cards) to share some of our favorite Christmas memories.  Paperless Post is a design-focused site that provides online and printed invitations, cards, and stationery. Christmas cards are a big part of the holiday season. I know I always look forward to getting cards from friends and relatives all over the country. It’s the one time of year we get to catch up on all that has happened in the past year. Paperless Post asked if we could share some of our favorite Christmas memories.

Many, many years ago, when I was just 5 years old, Santa came directly to my house and visited my sister and I. We were in awe! We sat on his lap and told him everything we wanted . I even got to hold and ring his Christmas bells! I remember going to bed right after he left and listening so hard for the bells and reindeer hooves on my rooftop.

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Even my parents had to peek at Santa! These were published in our local newspaper back in 1973.

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Here is the perfect card to remember this event! Remember, you can order paper copies or send these online. Click on the picture to go see this card.

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Another great tradition is the annual family picture. Of course, our picture always has to include our doggies, and sometimes even the cats, if they cooperate.

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A photo card would be a great way to showcase your family picture.

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Hey everyone!  Lauren here!  When I think of Christmas, there are a few things I think of.  One of my favorite memories was when I was 5 years old (I know, long ago!).  I was a huge fan of horses and I wanted my own horse.  Well, I got a horse!

Not a real one, but a bouncy horse to ride in the house.  Haley and I had no idea we were getting a horse, but we screamed and couldn’t contain our joy when we saw this bouncy horse in the living room.

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Even though this card doesn’t have horses, it has reindeer, and that’s close enough right?

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Another tradition my mom’s side of the family has is one person is picked as Santa to pass out of the gifts.  It is normally one of us grandkids, and we always have fun with it.  And, the gifts are passed out from youngest to oldest.  I have no idea where that tradition came from, but it’s a great tradition!

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Well, we hope that you enjoyed this post!  Please check out Paperless Post because they have some beautiful cards!  Remember, these cards can be sent online or by snail mail!

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Corner News-September 24, 2016

Today has got to be one of the happiest days of my life!  And it isn’t even for me!

Today, on September 24, 2016 my bestest friend in the whole wide world is getting married!

Shelby and I have been friends since first grade.  So, for like 16 years we’ve been friends.  Even though we ended up going to different schools after 4th grade, we still ended up staying friends and finding ways to see each other.

I will never forget when we were younger and she wasn’t even sure that she wanted to get married.  And now, she’s getting married first!  It’s insane that this is going to be the biggest day ever for her!

Last year she asked me to be her Maid of Honor and I couldn’t have been more delighted!  I never expected her to ask me to be in her wedding party.

So, because I am busy all day today with my bestest friend’s biggert day!  Hopefully it all goes smoothly and it will be the best day ever!

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Congratulations to Kenth and Shelby Veloz!

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Super Cute No Carve Pumpkins

Hello everyone and welcome to another fabulous blog post.  I loved working on this post and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!

So I was toodaling around the intranet (also known as the internet for those who don’t understand young adult lingo lol) and came across this wonderful blog post on Simple as That.  Okay, so my mom found it for me, but it is still adorable!  Rebecca made these cute no carve pumpkins, so I wanted to make my own!  Check out her blog post by clicking on the picture below!

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So here on Home on the Corner, I decided to try to make the fox and the owl.  Neither my mom or I are real big into raccoons, but he is still cute none the less.

Here are the supplies I used for these pumpkins.

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2 Fake Pumpkins-I bought both of mine from Michaels.  Also, the turquoise one came that way.

1 Hot Glue Gun

1 Sharpie

1 Pair of Scissors

Lots of Felt!

Also, I have a pencil in the picture, but didn’t end up using it.

So I started with the owl.  I started with measuring my pink felt to see how big of a wing I wanted.  I folded the felt in half and drew what I wanted my wing to look like and cut it out.

Next I took the beige color and drew what I wanted for a belly.  I drew a half circle since the bottom of that piece wouldn’t be seen.

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I then went for the nose.  I just cut a small triangle out of orange felt to make a nice small beak.

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The final part was the eyes.  Unfortunately, I was so excited to get them done that I didn’t take a picture…sorry.  But, I took white felt and used the bottom of a candle to make big bug eyes.  I then used my sharpie to draw little pupils in the eyes.

Then I moved onto the fox.  I used the white felt to draw the face.  I wanted her to have a bit of a mask, so I made a slit down the middle to symbolize the snout.  From there, I went to draw on two little eyes and a nose.

I then took the beige fabric to make another tummy.  I did the same half circle shape for her little tummy.

Finally, I took some orange felt and leftover white to make the ears.  I wanted them to be a bit big, so I over drew them and trimmed them where I needed.

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The final step for both of these pumpkins was to hot glue everything on!  This was by far the most exciting  because I wanted to see the finished product!

And here you go!  The final look of my owl and my fox!

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I think that they are absolutely adorable!  I love how they turned out and can’t wait to find where I want to use them as decoration.  I know I didn’t put a tail on the fox, but I ran out of orange and white felt and didn’t have any orange paper to make a tail.  I’m sorry…I failed at making a fox!

But in all seriousness.  They are super cute and super easy to make.  I love how they turned out and I hope you found this tutorial easy to follow!

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